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

 

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battmann

M–37
North Chili, New York
United States

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M–38
Orange Park, Florida
United States

 

1984 Pontiac Trans Am

“Trans-formed: Part 1”

1987 Ford Mustang GT

“Fox Rod”

 
Photo of: 1984 Pontiac Trans Am

No longer owned

Photo of: 1987 Ford Mustang

No longer owned

 

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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 “Fox Rod”

I bought this car in October of 04', one owner and bone stock right down the the exhaust and air silencer. It was stock grey two tone titanium before I painted it custom Dupont Gun Metal Grey Pearl. I daily drove it until I bought my 96' GT in 2010 and retired it to the garage and only drove it on nice days sometimes to work and the occasional trip to the track for some fun. I regrettably sold it in April of 2013 after the purchase of my 2000 GT Convertible.

This was my first GT and since it was bone stock when I bought it I had a lot of fun with it and it was the perfect Mustang to cut my teeth on and super fun to drive even with just 225 stock HP. Before the car was sold I had a lot into the engine and the car as a whole. I kept the car exterior stock with the exception of changing out the rear wing because I liked the LX one better, Stock clean Grey interior with nothing but the stock gauges as I can't stand to see a Mustang with over the top ghetto gauges.

I had started to prepare the car for boost via Procharger but after I bought my 2000 GT I started to loose interest in the 87' and then sold it. That's one decision I wish I could take back,

A lot of people have emailed me asking if I could give them the paint code for the Gun Metal Grey. I do have it IF anyone if still interested in using it on their car.

 

Specs for “Trans-formed: Part 1”

Engine:
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.

Drivetrain:
700r4
B&M shift kit
B&M Megashifter
Richmond 3:73 gears


Exterior:
T-tops
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.

Interior:
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
PS2

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 “Fox Rod”

5.0L V8
5 speed manual

 

Factory Options for “Trans-formed: Part 1”

Original 1984 factory options that were retained:
Power windows
Power steering
T-tops
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 “Fox Rod”

All the Standard GT options

 

Mods for “Trans-formed: Part 1”

Please see Specs section.

Mods for “Fox Rod”

91' GT block rebuilt by me
SVO 1.6 roller rockers
Thumper Performance Ported and polished E7TE heads with 5 angle valve job. GT40 valves.
TFS Stage 1 Cam (upgraded to stage 2 later) I think Trick Flow calls these cams their "Track Heat" cams now.
FRPP Cobra upper and lower intake port matched to the heads
Mass air conversion
24# FRPP injectors
Pro-M 80mm Mass air meter calibrated for 24# injectors
AccuFab 70MM throttle body
Ford Racing lowering springs ("C"-Springs)
Ford Racing 3:55 rear gears, rebuilt posi
Chrome BBK shortie headers
MAC off road-H
Flowmaster American Thunder cat back
KC Clutch with OEM style cable and UPR triple row quadrant with UPR firewall adjuster
MAC racers choice short throw shifter
Mark VIII E-fan with my personal custom designed fan controller
3g Alternator upgrade
134a Converted A/C
Ditched the stock 15" turbine wheels for a set of refurbished 16" GT Pony wheels

 

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