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Cars > Challenges > “Trans-formed: Part 1” Vs “pickpocket”


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North Chili, New York
United States

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
United States


1984 Pontiac Trans Am

“Trans-formed: Part 1”

1984 Ford Mustang GT-350


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No longer owned

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Head to Head


About “Trans-formed: Part 1”

I bought this car off of a friend for $50 in the spring 2001. The car was in a front end accident and my friend was just going to junk it, but it still ran so I figured it had potential.
I slowly began replacing parts and modifying things until it looked and ran pretty good. I wanted to keep the exterior of the car looking pretty much stock, but most everything else had been upgraded or modified. It was a long process and it would never have turned out as good as it did if it weren't for a lot of help from my friends.
In the summer of 2008, I began taking the good parts off of this car to restore another Trans Am I purchased that was in better condition. I replaced all the parts I kept and sold the car just before winter of that year. It was sad to see it go, but I promise my next Trans Am will be even better than this one.
Please check out my Specs section for an overview of what was done to this car.

About “pickpocket”

picked this car up about 9 years ago. was originally a 4 cylinder turbo, with 5 speed stick shift. now it's a v8 auto built for speed!.i bought car with it being already changed over, but rebiult the engine for more power. along with a better fact it still had the clutch pedal in it with starter interlock in place.


Specs for “Trans-formed: Part 1”

1966 Corvette 327
Bored 30 over
Speedpro domed pistons
Duntov 30/30 cam
Crane roller tip rockers
Edelbrock RPM Perfomer intake
Holley 4160 carb
MDS 8.5 wires
Heddman Jet-Hot coated shorty headers
Flowmaster cat-back

I fabricated a custom breather and PCV system so that I could keep the original aluminum Corvette valve covers on the engine (the original Corvette covers had no holes or baffles in them). The car was been dynoed at 240.4HP @ 5875rpm and 276.6 torque @ 3680.

B&M shift kit
B&M Megashifter
Richmond 3:73 gears

1985 ground effects
1987 Pontiac GTA rims
Z rated 255/50/16 Kumho tires
Fiberglass daytona hood

The car was repainted in the spring of 2002 in my friend's garage. It actually turned out pretty good.

Pioneer DEH-8600MP CD player
2 Memphis PB-140 amps
4x6 Hypnotic speakers
8" Audiobahn subs in the sail panels
7" Audiobahn LCD monitor
2 - 5" Pyle LCD monitors in the dash

In the spring of 2005, I installed an original mint interior I took from a wrecked 1984 TA with only 40K miles on it. The interior was basically all stock except the custom flamed door panels that I fabricated myself.

Specs for “pickpocket”

No specifications listed.


Factory Options for “Trans-formed: Part 1”

Original 1984 factory options that were retained:
Power windows
Power steering
700R4 tranny

Original 1984 factory options that were upgraded:
305 H.O. engine
AM/FM cassette radio
3:23 limited slip rear
Belt driven fan
14x6 aluminum rims

Original third-gen (82-92) factory options added by me:
Power locks
Power hatch release
Tilt wheel
Cargo shade
Locking cargo door
Electric fan
1985 ground effects
1987 Pontiac GTA rims

Factory Options for “pickpocket”

air conditioning
power steering
rear defogger
power windows
power locks
20th anniversary edition
tilt steering wheel
cruise control
fog lamps
intermittent wipers
power brakes


Mods for “Trans-formed: Part 1”

Please see Specs section.

Mods for “pickpocket”

1966 289 ci. ford small block
RHS cyclone aluminum heads
block align honed
bored .30 over
eagle esp rods
srp forged pistons
race demon 650cfm carb
eldebrock rpm airgap intake
comp cams full mechanical roller cam
stainless steel roller rockers
arp main studs with girdle
subframe connecters
qa1 tube k frame
qa1 tubular lower a-arms
manual steering
4 point roll cage
edelbrock performer mechanical fuel pump
jegs racing fuel filter
cervinis fiberglass 4 inch cowl hood
ford 8.8 4.56 rear with spool
full aluminium radiator
electic cooling fan
airtex high performance water pump
14 by 4 inch k+n air filter
weld racing draglite wheels
skinny fronts
mcreary bias-ply rear g-60 15 tires
granateli front coilover conversion kit
C-4 transmission
TSI 8-inch 5000rpm stall converter
southside machine traction bars
lakewood 90/10 struts
moser axles
B+M pro stick shifter
autometer 8000rpm tach with shiftlite
horsepower sales engine valley girdle
ford motorsports tall valve covers
7075 t-6 alumimium caster/camber plates
canton 7qt racing oil pan
driveshaft safety loop
removed rear bumper and back seat
moroso air cleaner housing
mac performance eqaul length headers


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