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!
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!
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
Hood Pin Install 1987 Pontiac Trans Am
We decided to install some hood pins my sons 1987 Pontiac Trans Am project
car. The hood took a pretty good hit from a deer and we were a bit worried
about the latch mechanism. Also, my son has always wanted a car with hood
pins anyway. He still may replace the factory hood with a fiberglass hood,
but we can just drill it out and reuse our same pins. I hope you find it
interesting...thanks for watching!
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
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
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
Oh Deer - 1987 Trans Am Project Update Number Two
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I thought I'd give you another update on the 1987 Pontiac Trans Am project.
This week, we have some good news and some bad news. We hit a little
stumbling block, when a deer decided to jump on the hood of the car. We're
still moving forward though, and we'll have everything sorted out shortly.
Thanks for watching!
My 1985 Trans Am 2007-Preasent Project
just threw random songs on it. nothing major.
1985 Pontiac Firebird/T/A
Engine: 305 Small Block Chevrolet Throttle Body Injection [5.0 Liter V8]
240,000 miles 210hp Timing set at 18 degrees
Transmission: 700R4 Automatic with Overdrive 240,000 miles
Differential: 7 1/2, Limited slip
Exhaust system: custom 2 1/4 to the 3
inch Y-Pipe NO CAT,
stock 2 inch back piping to the muffler
[Upgrade: 3 inch pipe all the way to the MagnaFlow muffler, two 2.5 inch
out to dual 3 inch tips}
1991 Throttle Body Injection Wiring Harness.
5 point racing seat belts for both driver and passenger.
Rear seats were taken out
My dad welded the roll-cage in it.
1991 Steering column with Computer Chip key
Stock steering wheel
dual American Bass DX subwoofers.
1996 Pontiac Trans Am for Sale
1996 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am For Sale in our Chicago Showroom. This T/A
has 40,173 miles on the body and chassis, and just over 1000 miles on the
rebuilt, built up LT1 5.7L engine. The engine build on this 96 Trans Am is
extensive, and includes parts like; FLP LT1 Heads, LT4 Hot Cam Kit, LT1/LT4
Extreme Duty Timing Chain, ARP head bolts, Comp Cams hardened pushrods, ASP
Underdrive Pulley for LT1, all LT1 gasket and seals, FLP LT1 Headers with
high flow catalytic converts and off road pipes, MSD wires, Hypertech 160
thermostat, Procharger P600B with new impeller and impeller shaft with
bearings, new idler pulley and pullies, HKS by-pass valve, 3 core Intercooler upgrade, Mufflex 4 inch
power tube, stainless steel braided oil feed and return lines, modified oil
pan, ASSC Billet keyed cracnk hub, Lucas 42.5lb fuel injectors, Precision
225 LPH fuel pump, MSD fuel pump Booster, LT1 water pump, newer serpentine
belt, plus some other upgrades. The automatic transmission has a Precision
Industries 2800 torque converter, Tru Cool transmission cooler, RPM module,
and a drive shaft safety loop. The interior is in beautiful shape, and
appears stock, but there is a roll bar and gauges like an Autometer Boost gauge, air fuel ratio gauge, and Boost gauge, as well as a RPM shift
light. Option include, power windows and locks, power steering and brakes,
lumbar support, AM/FM CD, A/C, Keyless Entry, cruise control, T-Tops, Ram
Air hood setup, ABS, tilt column, vinyl interior, and driver/passenger air
bags. This car is clean in and out and is street driven, although it need
to be issued a VEC certificate in Illinois for emission testing. This 1996
Trans Am can be seen at www.gatewayclassiccars.com, and in located in our
Chicagoland Showroom, which can be reached at 708 444 4488.
133266 / 1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Super Duty
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If you missed the opportunity to take home our RKM Performance restored
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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.
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LQ4 Install - Thirdgen F-Body - Motor install from the bottom
Watch in HD!!
The time is FINALLY here! I got most of a day to put the motor and trans
back into my car! This video is mostly time lapsed. It took me about an
hour total. Mostly because of fiddling with the camera, and having the
dolly wheels sink into the driveway. Took me some time to get it moving
This method works great for me. Mainly because trying to snake a motor and
trans over the front of that car is a pain. I have zero desire to remove
that hood and try to line it back up again. And installing/tightening
those engine mount bolts while its in the car is a real pain too. This way
always works good for me, and as you can see, is totally doable by myself.
I could have used a second set of hands though just to help shove things
around and line things up.
I had some technical difficulties with my camera, and there is some lost
footage of me talking through a few steps, but its no real loss.
Enjoy! If you have any questions or comments please feel free!
Custom 1972 Pontiac Firebird - V8 sound!
Jamboolio records a fully restored 1972 Pontiac Firebird with an 350 cid
5.7L V8 engine and a stunning new paint job.
The monstrous hood scoops and huge air vents added to the all black
exterior makes it a very bad-ass looking muscle car beast! The Exhaust sound is pretty awesome too! Enjoy.
Location: 'Helsinki Cruising Night'
Helsinki, Finland 2013
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1986 Pontiac TransAm 305 TPI bogging issue! HELP!!
Hey guys. I have a 1986 Trans Am with the 305 TPI engine. It sat for a few
years before i bought it (last July) I have it running to the point where
it can drive but I have some issues with it running. First off, it usually
hesitates when i start it. By this i mean it cranks starts and revs and
drops to like 200 rpm for a few seconds then jumps back to normal. It
sounds like it runs very rough, like its missing or the timing is off. it
idles normal. If you mash the pedal to the floor it bogs severely. Like it
is barely running. if you feather it you can usually get it to climb to
redline just fine. This issue is on and off. i never know when it will
happen. It also backfires out of the intake when you mash the pedal. I have
replaced all 8 spark plugs, whole distributer, cap and rotor. I pulled the
engine codes and code 33 comes up (MAF sensor) sensor is fine (wires not
broken etc) checked vac hoses etc. Any help would be greatly apreciated.