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 along...my 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!





It's Alive !!! Trans Am Engine Swap Part 12 - 357 V8 Street Demon Carb 1987 Pontiac TA
The Trans Am is finally running again. The engine is sounding really nice. Just have a few more things to button up before we can take a little test drive. The main thing holding us back at the moment is the Throttle Valve Cable for the trans. I need to get it properly set up before we can drive it. It feels good just to hear it run well though. Thanks for watching along, we appreciate it. There will still be many more videos to come in this engine swap series, as well as more vids on restoring/modifying the Trans Am in other ways.





1969 NASCAR Pontiac Grand Prix & 428 Ram Air V Engine Start on My Car Story with Lou Costabile
On "My Car Story" we're at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles IL at the 26th Annual Indian Uprising All Pontiac Weekend on 8-12-16. We're looking at a 1969 NASCAR Pontiac Grand Prix in Red White & Blue Paint & Sponsored by Pepsi Cola Carolina Bottlers Pepsi. The car's Owner is Keith Vrabec. Keith shares when he saw a Pontiac Grand Prix he had an instant connection to the car. He purchased this car from a Junk Yard in 1992, and was determined in 2009 to restore the car back to its NASCAR glory days. The car was driven in 1969 by Roy Tyner, the only Native American to drive in NASCAR. The motor is a “Ram Air V” which is a full race engine. In 1969 there were about 200 produced, and this car while racing went thought 10 of them! ENJOY!




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