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Cars > Challenges > “back in black” Vs “See Ya WS6/W72”

 

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jphillips

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Winchester, Virginia
United States

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SeeYa

F
Gastonia, North Carolina
United States

 

1981 Chevrolet Camaro z28

“back in black”

1978 Pontiac Trans Am

“See Ya WS6/W72”

 
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About “back in black”

this is a rare canadian z28 from ontario canada,it has been totally restored inside and out,has all paperwork and is well documented,and eats rear tires for breakfast!!,this ride is a blast.

About “See Ya WS6/W72”

The car is finally complete after a year and half of restoring. See album for more pictures!




This is number 3 of owning a Trans Am.


Just picked up this baby two weeks ago (11/2009). Found the original owners spec sheet and maintence book where it quotes: "Top speed--131.3, 1/4 mile--14.2. When that was quoted, the car was straight out of the factory with no modifications. Car also has the orginal radio with it. All numbers match except for a few modifications that I didn't do.

As some of you might know, Frank and I have had some issues with this car. Being we are orginally from Long Island NY, I never had a problem with finding mechanics to work on my Trans Am's that I owned in the past.

Living here in NC, we are having a heck of time finding someone that actually knows what they are doing!
Just an update.......Thank you Chumbrother/Mark, for all the tips, and being on "stand by" with our car.

Air shocks where put in (trying not to dip into the Run Fun's and this is just a temporary fix till we get back from the Bandit Run and then leaf springs will go in), shift cable was finally corrected after the 2nd shop majorly screwed that one up, front sway bar bushings and clamps were replaced. Frank finally had a weekend off to do the work, and the weather actually was very beautiful to work in.

I have to say..........I took her out ont he interstate last night, and she ran GREAT! Stomped on it, and the power behind this car actually pinned us in our seats! I was VERY impressed and was shaken up a wee bit because I forgot how powerful these cars can be.



 

Specs for “back in black”

zz 383 400+hp crate motor,alum intake,holly street avenger carb,hooker headers,350 turbo trans,hurst z gate shifter,pro comp ignition,cold air induction top flow specter air filter.

Specs for “See Ya WS6/W72”

1978 Platinum WS6/W72 package, 400 6.6 HO. No A/C = more power!! ;-)

 

Factory Options for “back in black”

z28 package,z28 stripe kit,steel z28 wheels,air induction cowl hood,tiltwheel,rear defrost,alum rear window louvers.t tops.

Factory Options for “See Ya WS6/W72”

Special handling package, Special performace package
400 6.6 HO motor, 3.23 posi rear

 

Mods for “back in black”

custom red and blk int,killer alpine sound system,shift kit,and xplode 6x9 rear speakers.

Mods for “See Ya WS6/W72”

New Leaf Springs, new wire wraps, new water pump, complete rear brake system including lines. New/rebuilt rear end with new gears...Thanks Chumbrother!! Added new trans cooler. New schocks, rebuilt Q-Jet to be put back on when car is repainted.

To come soon:
New Paint Job
Have the following waiting to be put on after paint job:
correct decals, new weather stripping, new front grilles, new window moldings (chrome), new door hindges, repolished kick plate (thanks Frank), new paint for rims. LED lights if Restore A Muscle car can get the manufacture to send them :-(

Engine was rebuilt and currently has 3500 miles on it. And let me tell you, out of my other 2 TA's that I have owned, this one by far is the fastest. Maybe too fast for me! Not!

edlebrock carb, accel distributor and headers with 3 inch exhaust pipes
I didn't do this, this was done by the previous owner.

Yes, the current shaker scoop is attached. This was not done by us. I have an extra hood and shaker that is being repainted along with the car and will be put on when the painting is finished.

 

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