1986 Pontiac Trans Am (383WarMachine)
Last updated Mar 15, 2011
First car I worked my ass off for when I was 18. I saved what I could out of high school when I got a full time job, walked 5 miles(each way) to work every single day in all types of weather just to be able to afford this car because it cost 6k at the time. It was bone stock and I didn't have any credit or much money. My uncle decided to co-sign a loan and I paid him,on time or earlier, every month.I worked overtime,weekends,got a second job,wrenched around on it as much as I could and to this day I still have it. Though 19 years-whew later-I'm redoing it with a tight budget now, it has been in the garage and has virtually no rust and absolutely no rot. Nothing special really about that year-awesome body style on the 82-92 Trans-Ams def. but it is like a piece of me.
383/440 h.p. Speed-O-motive built Stroker on the stock 700R4 trans with a B&M shift kit. 600 c.f.m. Edelbrock durashine carb. mounted on a Edelbrock Air-Gap manifold with a Champion 4 row aluminum radiator with dual Spal fans and 160 degree thermostat. Comp Cams electric vacuum pump for brake assisitance to build vacuum lost by cam. It pumps 18-22 inches of vacuum to assist my stock,for now, brakes.Edelbrock chrome headers through single hollowed cat 4" header back exhaust system exits through Spin-Tec one chamber muffler built by Mufflex in Trenton. IMI Hi-Torq NASCAR starter MSD 6AL sparkbox and Blaster 2 coil plus 8mm Hi-Perf. wires and Hotchkis lower control arms, Lakewood suspension track/street adjustable Track-Bars.SLP panhard rod and torque arm and next in is 10pt. roll cage by Comp. Engineering as well as my TCI 3.73 ring and pinion set and B&M HI-COOLER trans and oil coolers. It sits on 15x7 American Racing Outlaws wrapped in Goodyears Eagle Gt up front and BFGoodrichs in the rear soon to have those wheels replace by NASCAR street DOT Bassett black D-hole wheels and brakes.
Off the assembly line you ask? It had at best 160 h.p. LG4 Chevy 305 that couldn't even get out of it's own way. It had a cooling issues and was too sluggish, not that I'm a speed demon but sitting still this bitch looks fast so I had to do something about it. It was originally screaming red, the paint was faded, so I just took off that ugly door molding and smoothed it over with some Bondo and I wanted an even look so I just sanded all of the red off and black-primed it until its all done-then she will be dressed in red again with the silver trim and decals which looked so hot and that big ol' screamin' chicken on the hood again---I can't wait!
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