Detroit Speed, Inc. - S.W.'s 1973 Trans Am Project Recap
Check out Detroit Speed's newest video, S.W.'s 1973 Trans Am project recap. From original vehicle images through the entire build process you'll see the steps it took to go from a shell of a Trans Am all the way through the unveiling at the 2011 SEMA show.
1973 Trans Am Pro-Touring
This was the first (okay the first video of) the start up on a 1973 Trans
Am that GTS Customs is building. These guys are amazing at what they do.
They have/ can do everything from full built customs, frame off
restorations, AWESOME paint and body work, fabrication and more. Thev'e
worked on rare originals, customs, and have built and prepped circle track
and road race cars. So awesome to hear a custom built car breath its first
GTS Customs is in Baldwin GA
*1973 Trans Am
*LS3 with upgraded valve springs and a GMPP "ASA" Camshaft (525hp)
*Modified "pipes" stainless dual Exhaust with an x pipe and electric cutouts
*Tremec 5 speed manual
*Full Detroit Speed Front subframe with coil overs and upgraded steering
*Detroit Speed Leafs Springs and Konis out back
*Baer 14in front brakes w 6 piston calipers
*Baer 12in rear brakes w 4 piston calipers
*Strange engineering ford 9in rear w detroit Tru Track and 35 spline axles
*"Tiger Cage" 6 point stainless steel roll cage
*Pilot Super Sports, 335 out back and 265 in front
Recaro Seats, custom made stereo enclosure, custom dash, custom headliner
and door panels..
much more. its too much to list everything.
1980 ProTouring Dragon TA - RAMC & Mike Lavallee Killer Paint
This is a 1980 ProTouring Trans Am we are just finishing for a client
overseas. It has custom artwork done by Mike Lavallee of Killer Paint,
with a Flaming Dragon - All restoration work and build performed by Restore
a Muscle Car. www.RESTOREaMUSCLECAR.com
Full Detroit Speed Suspension, Baer Brakes, Mini-Tub, BF Goodrich KDW2
tires, with Year One BRE 18" Billet Snowflakes, Cerrulo Leather Seats, BB
535cu engines pushing over 600+ HP on pump gas and Super Street Fighter turbo 400 with 12 Bolt narrowed rear end
with Moser Axles.
133266 / 1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Super Duty
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/brpb3mq
If you missed the opportunity to take home our RKM Performance restored
SD-455 a few months ago, this badass Cameo Firebird is your second chance
to become king of the muscle car hill!
Assembled at GM's Norwood, Ohio manufacturing facility, and delivered to
John Kralovetz via Bill Mowbray Motors in Brownsville, Texas, this awesome
F2 Trans Am's factory correct appearance is simply spectacular. Thanks to
spending most of its life in the warm and dry climate of the Southwestern
United States, the car's rounded body was fairly straight when its
restoration began; and given that body's distinct lack of rust, it should
come as no surprise that panel gaps are excellent and fit feels rock solid.
Of course, by the looks of this Pontiac's super smooth finish, someone
must've spent weeks alone blocking and sanding every one of its panel in
hopes of forming a laser-straight showpiece. And once the car's correct
coat of Cameo White urethane was sealed in a glossy clearcoat shell,
decorated with correct Trans Am call-outs and crowned with a coveted
Screamin' Chicken hood decal, I'd say they definitely accomplished that
This car's highly detailed SD-455, which hangs a correct 490132 casting
number and a November (K) 11th (11) of 1972 (2) casting date behind a
correct XD engine stamp, has been bored .030 over, completely balanced and
fully rebuilt to all its showroom glory. At the top of that big engine, a
traditional Trans Am underhood induction system feeds fresh air to a
correct 4-barrel carburetor that's bolted to a correct Pontiac intake. That
intake sends a high octane air/fuel mixture into unique, high flow cylinder
heads which have been equipped with Crane 1.65 roller rockers, high quality
ARP rocker studs and traditional stamped steel valve covers. And those
heads utilize a nodular iron crankshaft, Clevite main bearings, Clevite rod
bearings, ARP Speedpro pistons and rings, and an NOS "Y" camshaft to create
rocket-like combustion. Spark for that combustion is provided by a
traditional points distributor which shoots fire through correct Packard TV
R Suppression wires. Waste from that combustion is handled by fully
restored Exhaust manifolds which roar
into a stainless true dual Exhaust
system. And heat from that combustion is controlled by a leak-free radiator
which is hooked to fresh hoses via correct tower clamps and a correct
plastic fan shroud.
Behind that monster motor a virtually indestructible GM turbo-Hydramatic 400 transmission, which wears a
1973 (73) Super Duty-specific (P2Q) tag and a correct partial VIN, sends
power to a familiar 10 bolt Safe-T-Track rear end that does a great job on
both the back roads and the interstate. Below that stellar powertrain a
rebuilt Trans Am suspension, which includes power steering, thicker sway
bars, better shocks and stiffer springs, combines with standard issue power
front disc and rear drum brakes to provide quick stops and great handling.
At the center of the car, a power Boosting true dual Exhaust system utilizes an X-pipe crossover and
welded Magnaflow mufflers to bark out a deep, vintage roar. And all this
road ready hardware rolls on a restored set of Pontiac Rally II wheels
which spin proven 235/60 BF Goodrich Radial T/As around pristine arrowhead
In terms of interior décor, Pontiac's 70s team was firing on all eight
cylinders. The rebuilt custom bucket seats are supple, firm, and look every
bit as nice and rich as their name implies. Below those seats, like-new
carpet, which is carefully protected by thick rubber mats, displays no
fading or unraveling; and between those seats, a molded black console props
an enclosed storage bin behind a chrome shifter and a factory correct
8-track player. At the sides of the car, hard to find door panels hang
pristine chrome handles between chrome window cranks and full armrests. And
in front of the driver, an optional tilt steering column spins a black
Formula steering wheel around an engine turned instrument panel, sliders
for the car's climate system and a correct Delco AM radio.
If your definition of classic Detroit muscle is a highly accurate,
beautifully presented, meticulously crafted Pontiac, it's your lucky day!
Call, click or visit http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for more information on
this awesome Super Duty!
1973 FireBird Year One Twin-Turbo LS7 " Brewster McQ"
A 1973 Pontiac FireBird that was at the Year One display during the
Chattanooga stop on Hot Rod Power Tour 2013....It's Year One so you know it
will be cool....Check it out!!...Make sure you follow me so that you don't
miss any of the other cool videos that I shot at this event!!
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Detroit Speed, Inc. - Project Updates - 7/14
Check out the latest project updates from the fabricators at Detroit Speed.
See updates of Moe's Chevelle and Charger, Tom Tomlinson's 1966 Mustang and the finished product of
Angelo Vespi's Goodguys Street Machine of the Year Finalist 1969 Camaro.
Hell's TA - 80 Trans Am SE LS9 Super Charged ProTouring - Dyno Session
Final Dyno session
putting down around 409hp to the ground and 630hp to the flywheel, with Exhaust cutouts closed. With them open,
it gains another 10-15hp. This 1980 Special Edition TA, one owner car out
of NY that we are just finishing up for the owner, is sporting full DSE
equipment, Year One 18x12 and 18x10 snoflakes, a new LS9 crate motor,
complete custom KillerPaint.com Mike Lavalle flamed hood bird and accents,
Kenwoods new state of the art Double DIN DVD NAV system. Leather interior,
mini tubbed, full protouring suspension, custom engine covering ,etc. We
will be posting a full video of this car after completed so everyone can
see all the details!
1970 PONTIAC FIREBIRD TRANS AM
This is the second-generation Firebird,
the 1970 Pontiac Trans Am came into its own as a
Supper Muscle Car. With Functional RAM AIR spoilers and vents.
1980 ProTouring TA 640+HP - Restore a muscle Car, Overseas Project
One of the two 1980 ProTouring Trans Ams we are putting the finishing
touches on for a client overseas! Just a quick little video of the TA in
the shop parking lot! We will be posting a lot more video and pictures of
these cars over the next couple weeks! Full DSE suspension, minitub, Year
One Billet Snowflake wheels, custom Phoenix Graphix Decals, emblems, Big
Block motor pushing over 640HP with Super Street Figher turbo 400 Transmissions!