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!





Trans Am Project - A Look Back
I thought you might like to see the progress Jordan has made on his third gen Trans Am so far. He says he still has a long way to go, but it's getting there. If any of you are new to our channel, this video should get you up to speed on the Trans Am project. As you can see in the video, Jordan is currently on engine number three and probably the fourth version of the Exhaust. One thing that is undeniable, is that the performance has increased substantially with each engine swap. As he continues to get the setup fine-tuned, the car will only get faster. We still need to show you all a video of the car running on the bottle and that should be coming soon. I hope you find this interesting, we appreciate you watching! Here's a partial list of what makes this thing go: 750 cfm Quick Fuel Slayer Carb Edelbrock Performer RPM Air Gap Intake (Copy) Howards Cams hydraulic dual pattern flat tappet cam 108 LSA Comp Cams Roller Tipped Rockers (1.52) Screw in 3/8 Rocker Studs Comp Cams Magnum pushrods Crower Cam Saver Armored "Race" Lifters Forged Aluminum Speed Pro Pistons Mahle rings Cometic Head gaskets 10x10 Balanced Eagle Crank 4 Bolt Main Block Hedman Longtube headers Hedman X-tensions 2.5" 18" Long Glasspack mufflers to 2.5" turndowns 700r4 Automatic w/TCI shift kit, TCI Servos, B&M stall conv, and 3-4 Plunger mod for full throttle upshifts B&M Megashifter Mallory 4309 Fuel Regulator and all braided lines. Aluminum 4th gen driveshaft Borg warner 9 bolt rear with fresh 3.70 Ring&Pinion and Cone posi Four wheel disc brakes Subframe connectors Boxed lower control arms Lakewood drag shocks Polyurethane bushings 16X8 Laced BBS style Factory wheels NOS Sniper Nitrous Oxide plate kit 100HP to 150 HP Pontiac, Firebird, Trans Am, project car, small block,Chevy,high performance, horsepower, Nitrous oxide, headers, Exhaust, burnout, lopey, cammed, big cam.





Pontiac Trans Am Engine Swap Part 3 - 357 V8
This is part 3 of our engine swap series. My son and I are converting his car from a 305 TPI to a carbed 357 V8. Today, we continued removing all the accessories from the engine. We took off the power steering pump, water pump, A/C Compressor and lines, headers, etc. Tomorrow the engine will be coming out and we'll start cleaning up the engine bay. Thanks for watching along!




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