One of 2914 T/A's in 1974 with the 400 Auto. I bought this T/A 20 years ago and had the body restored to show car quality, then i wasn't satisfied with the "stock" performance of the motor so i modified so it ran like a raped ape!!! But still very streetable. I have showed this T/A at the TransAm Nationals (Dayton, OH) in '01, '02 and '04. Because of all of the engine mods I was placed in the custom category, which is where everyone spends 30K in chrome..... This car truly turns heads on the road and when i stop anywhere it's like instant car show, because folks come out of the woodwork just to check it out. Anyways let me tell you a bit about what I have done to this T/A.
Built by Victory Engines - Cleveland, Ohio - they specialize in race engines.
400 - 40 over
Keith Black Forged Pistons
Eagle Rods - Forged
Crankshaft - Balanced - oil galley holes opened and chambered
Entire Assy Balanced
Block Hone Drilled for true precision
Cylinders were bored with a torque plate - will not warp under any conditions
Intake - Edelbrock Torker II - additional porting to match the heads
Crane Cam - with the roller rockers that have 1.65 lift the intake is .520 exhaust is .537 + duration is 296/304
# 13 Ram Air Heads from SD Performance - ported
High Flow Oil Pump
Distributor curved by Gelner Engineering to 36 degrees - mech advance only
Demon 750 Carb - Awesome on this motor - does not hesitate or stall when going from full throttle to idle
Holley External Fuel Pump
Fuel Pressure regulator - set to 6psi
MSD ignition and Rev Limiter
Temp Controller - Not wired
3 inch exhaust - high flow mufflers
Restored by Classic Connection Auto Body - John Bartley owner - famous for his show winning 55 - 57 ford Thunderbird's
Midnight Blue color from 94 Lamborghini color - this color when looked at different angles will look anywhere from blue to purple to dark blue to black, like i said i see folks breaking their necks to look at this car on the road and have been offered $$$$$ on the spot multiple times for this car, I turned them all down.
The front bumper does need minor - touch up paint
Car did originally have Hurst Hatches (T-Tops) which i still have, when i bought the car the roof was rusted and John had to cut the old roof off and weld on a new complete roof.
-Transmission - TH-400 Auto
Built by Falcone's Transmission - Lakewood Ohio - again well know for his knowledge of what was needed for this powerplant.
Stage III shift kit
External trans cooler
Summit Trans pan w/fluid drain hole (so you don't have to take the whole pan down to do a fluid change
12 Gear Sprauge gear out of and old Cadillac - old school stuff - this trans can easily handle 800+ HP - no sweat.
Multi-Performance 3000 Stall convertor - will drive just like a normal car when you want it to, and will rev and lock when you step on it.
I have full documentation of the engine build, most aftermarket parts, wiring diagrams, Holley books, maintenance manual, etc... Flow sheet for heads, Cam specs, lots of stuff here.
Holley 750 CFM carb - like new with performance upgrade
Traction Bars - painted same color as the body - Competition Engineering
Poly Urethane Bushings - all suspension parts upgraded - everything!!!
New Front lowering springs
New Ball Joints
New interior Carpet
Bucket Seats - original - good shape - could use some re-piping - very comfortable.
Hi-Torque Starter - not susceptible to over heating conditions like the stock starter
New sub-frame bushings and bolts - entire car has been aligned on a laser alignment rack
B+M Shifter - slap shift model - Nice
Interior in very good to good shape - the dash does have cracks - i placed a dash pad on their and never got to replacing the dash because I was more concerned with drive-ability and performance than the dash.
- More Stuff
2 extra heads - 6x
extra divers door and glass
A/C system from the original car and ducting - I never drive the car in the rain, or extreme heat or when it is freezing cold.
Rally II Wheels
Kenwood (new) stereo with CD player and external stereo plug output (for your MP3 or iPhone's)
External amp in the trunk - believe it is a 300 Watt model
Subwoofer in the trunk
Extra 400 Crankshaft - magafluxed - and clean/true
Original Pistons, connecting rods, valves for the heads mentioned above, etc, etc....I have lots on Pontiac parts i am willing to throw into this sale.
Wow that was alot to list - This car has been my baby for 20 years and now I am willing to let go of her, I am pretty much solid on the asking price...if you figure what i have into this beast...
Engine - labor 5K
Parts - 8K
Trans - parts and labor 4.5K
Body Work and Paint - BTW 6 coats clear - 7K --- a pint of this color cost 150$
Body Parts from Year One - 2.5K
Other improvements - 3 - 4 K
That is over 28K i have invested in this beauty. Labor of love I guess???
This engine is built proof - you could take it out and drop it into a race car and do just fine for a long while. Sounds AWESOME!!!!!!
--- SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY PLEASE ----
Michael Fux IROC Collection on the docket at Mecum’s Kissimmee auction
William Leland III, the great-great nephew of Cadillac founder Henry Leland, ordered this 1979 Trans Am in 1978 after his father agreed to co-sign for the loan.
Imagine buying a new muscle car – something iconic and inherently cool – only to hardly ever drive it and leave it largely untouched.
When stuntman-turned-director Hal Needham was planning the film Smokey and the Bandit, he envisioned a low-budget B movie with a production cost of $1 million.
A true 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 (Lot #2049), this car has matching date codes, casting numbers and engine numbers.
2017 Ford GT, two Corvette collections help spark 24 percent sales boost
Custom-bodied post-war versions of the iconic French car will be celebrated during the famed Monterey showcase
The Pick of the Day is the four-seater version of the Isetta microcar, still with the full-width door up front
In other museum news, Hailwood bikes at Ducati and Brickyard cars exercised at the Simeone