357 V8 1987 Pontiac Trans Am Update

We thought it was time for an update on my son's 1987 Pontiac Trans Am. Yesterday, we brought home a nice 357 Chevy small block that is going to take the place of the original 305 TPI. It should offer a substantial bump in power, thanks to 52 more cubic inches, and a cam with a bit more lift. We're also going to switch over to a carb just for the sake of simplicity. We'll probably go back to fuel injection when we do an LS swap in the future. We'll have many more videos on this project in the near future. Thanks for watching!

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1987 Trans Am Launch and Fly-bys - Exhaust Sound Cherry Bomb Glasspack
Be sure to check us out on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/RamblinAroundTV This is just a video of a few fly-bys in our 1987 Pontiac Trans Am. We wanted to show how the new Cherry Bomb glasspack sounds. It's 23 inches long and has 3 inch inlet/outlet. We thought we might as well do a quick little launch with some tire smoke while we were at it. Also had a brief appearance by an AC Shelby Cobra replica. Hope you find it interesting....thanks for watching! Exhaust setup is mid-length headers with 2.5 in collectors, flowmaster Y-pipe, 3 inch tubing, 3 inch ID Cherry bomb, and 3" tail pipe.





Trans Am Engine Swap Part 2 - 305 TPI to 357 Carbed Small Block V8
This is the first update on our 1987 Pontiac Trans Am engine swap. We'll be pulling the 305 TPI and replacing it with a carbed 357 small block V8. I'm sure much more progress will be made in the next vid. Thanks for watching along, we appreciate it!





1970 Plymouth Cuda 426 Hemi Pistol Grip Four Speed
I thought you'd like a look at this very clean 1970 Plymouth Cuda. It's powered by the awesome 426 Hemi, backed by a four-speed with the Pistol Grip Shifter. All that power is sent back to a Dana 60 rear with sure grip. This car was restored in 2010 and still looks like new today. Thanks for checking it out! Filmed at Gateway Classic Cars near St Louis, MO http://www.facebook.com/RamblinAroundonYouTube http://ramblinaroundonyoutube.wordpress.com/ https://twitter.com/#!/RamblinAround The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod. Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Download link:http://music.incompetech.com/royaltyfree2/Whiskey%20on%20the%20Mississ ippi.mp3 MacLeod's description: Genre: Blues Length: 3:15 Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP Tempo: 90 With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to electric piano. 011 ISRC: US-UAN-11-00709 Bouncy, Grooving 2010





Almost Done - Pontiac Trans Am Engine Swap Part 10 357 V8 Street Demon Carb
This is Part 10 of our 1987 Pontiac Trans Am engine swap series. We've been swapping in a carbed 357 small block in place of the original 305 TPI. Since the last video, we installed the distributor, plugs, and wires. We also plumbed in the temporary fuel setup with a Mallory 4309 Regulator. Then, I painted the factory valve covers and tightened up the belts. We only have a few more things to get done before we can fire this engine up for the first time. I hope you find the videos interesting...thanks for watching!




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