1988 Trans Am GTA vs 2012 Optima SX Turbo
I went out and tested just how lame my torque management is on this new
Kia. I have two really big problems. One is the delayed throttle response.
Even if I mash the gas on the 2nd honk it won't even be WOT yet by the 3rd
honk. Just rolls an inch or two in the meantime. So this makes your
consistency fly out the window.
Of course your natural reaction is to just stall the bitch up totally
eliminating the delayed throttle. WRONG. If the ECU senses any form of
engine stalling (brake Boosting) it
will cut Boost and turn your car
into a complete turd. We're talking over a full second difference.
Anyway here are my struggles while racing a 36,000 mile GTA with bumped
timing. Probably a mid-14 second car. As you can see it's extremely hard to
find that sweet spot.
1988 Trans Am GTA - NOT FOR SALE! I'm KEEPING IT!
I posted this FOR SALE but YOUTUBE subscribers made me change my mind!
THANK YOU for bringing me to my senses! This is my 1988 Trans Am GTA with
a the (OPTIONAL) 5.0 ltr. 5 speed with T-TOPS and Digital Dash! MILEAGE
is only 64,000 miles with 40% highway travel. I am the original owner as I
factory ordered it 20 years ago. This beauty has never seen snow and very
little rain in its time! The motor was machined and touched up a bit by
Ken Murray at Ken's Kustom Auto Machine. We also added power pullies,
Hypertec computer chip, MSD Ignition, K&N Air Filter, Flow Master Dual Exhaust 2007, NEW clutch 2007, New Tires
July 2008, New Air Conditioning Unit 2009 and a couple other little goodies
to help with the performance. The interior is clean and so is the engine
compartment. IT'S NO LONGER FOR SALE! I'm KEEPING IT!
1988 Trans Am GTA, Magnaflow / Edelbrock Crossbreed Exhaust
This is my '88 Trans Am GTA that I just got through completing the Exhaust upgrades on. It's a factory L98 TPI
car, with headers, custom y-pipe, and Edelbrock cat-back piping with a
Magnaflow muffler welded in.
Trans Am Project Update - 1987 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Third Gen
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Many of you have been asking for an update on our Trans Am project, so we
thought we better get one done. We weren't really prepared to do it, so
the car isn't as clean as it should be. We have a lot of changes planned
for the Trans Am and we'll do our best to keep you posted about the
progress. Thought I'd go ahead and throw in a flyby and some burnout
footage, just to make it a little more interesting. Thanks for watching!
Test Driving 1968 Pontiac Firebird 400 V8 and Full Walkaround
I thought you'd like a look at this very clean 1968 Pontiac Firebird. It's
equipped with a 400c.i. 4BBL (#s Matching) 330 HP V8, Automatic turbo 400 (#s Matching) Transmission, 10 Bolt Rear
w/ 3.08 Gear Ratio, Power Steering, AM/FM Radio, Buckets/Console w/ Clock,
Seat Belts, Appears to be Original Interior, T-3 Headlights, Correct Alpine
Blue Exterior (Paint Code-DD), Correct Dark Teal Interior (Trim Code 250),
Color Keyed Steel Wheels w/ Factory Dog Dish Style Hubcaps, Firestone 14in
Redline Tires, Copy of Broadcast Sheet, Original Owners Manual,
Protect-O-Plate, Believed to be 72,xxx Actual Miles, Fine Example of
Classic Firebird Muscle!! As you can see from the test drive, it runs as
good as it looks too. Thanks for taking a look!
Filmed at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St. Charles, MO
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