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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Pontiac Trans Am Engine Swap Part 11 - Fuel Pump Choke and Fans
This should be the last video before we start the car. Today, or plan is to fire it up for the first time. For those who haven't been following son and I are swapping in a carbed 357 in place of the original TPI 305. It has been a fun project so far, with only a couple minor issues to this point. Thanks for watching, we appreciate it!

Trans Am 357 V8 First Test Drive Video After Engine Swap
This our first video of the Trans Am in action after the engine swap. Obviously, the videos will be more interesting after we break the engine in a bit more. Right now, we are still adjusting and tuning things. After the engine has sufficient time to break in, we'll show you what it can really do. Thanks for watching!

Street Demon Carb Swap Dyno Test
A 650 CFM Carter AFB Carburetor was swapped for a 650 CFM Street Demon.

V8 Solenoid Engine
Home made V8 solenoid engine made from scrap metal and wood and other recycled materials. SUBSCRIBE for future engine videos + see more cool engines on my channel! Engine description below. Technical details: Type: 90 degree V8 electric piston engine with cross plane crankshaft Maximum RPM: 1,000 RPM Input voltage: 15 volts dc Speed controller: Mechanical PWM using eccentric rotating contacts. Cylinder bore diameter: 13mm Piston stroke length: 25.4mm (1 inch) Total theoretical displacement: 27cc Firing order: 1, 8, 4, 3, 6, 5, 7, 2 (MOPAR) Main bearing size: 4x9x4 mm (684zz) Big end bearing size: N/A (plain) Flywheel mass: 500g Switching relays: 12 volt 30 amp Solenoid model: home made Total mass of engine: 4kg approximately Exhaust emissions: zero More information: A solenoid engine uses the magnetic pull of solenoids to turn a crankshaft, and resembles the architecture of an internal combustion engine. The crankshaft on this engine was built using Meccano discs, 4mm brass rod and various m4 nuts and bolts, and is counterweighted to balance the rotational and reciprocating mass. The engine uses Meccano timing chain and sprockets, and was originally designed as a four stroke but later converted to two stroke. The engine can still run as a four stroke, simply by swapping the timing gear to a 2:1 ratio and re timing the camshaft. This engine does not develop much torque, certainly much less torque than a standard rotary electric motor can produce, for the equivalent power input – for this reason the solenoid engine is just a novelty and an educational model. I built this engine for fun, from mainly scrap metal and wood, and using mostly hand tools, and a cordless electric drill, during summer and autumn of 2012. Links: You can watch stages of the V8 engine build here: Be sure to subscribe to my channel for future new engine videos. Check out some of the other engines I have built if you like - My first solenoid engine #1: Single solenoid engine #2: Fast single solenoid engine #3: Steam engine style solenoid engine: V12 solenoid engine - 24 volts: V12 solenoid engine - 35 volts: Thanks for watching.