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

 

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M–36
North Chili, New York
United States

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M–37
Orange Park, Florida
United States

 

1984 Pontiac Trans Am

“Trans-formed: Part 1”

1987 Ford Mustang GT

“The Fox Rod”

 
Photo of: 1984 Pontiac Trans Am

No longer owned

Photo of: 1987 Ford Mustang
 

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 “The Fox Rod”

I bought this car in October of 04', one owner and bone stock right down the the exhaust and air silencer. I drove it as is untill it was involved in an accident in which the at fault driver had no insurance. I debated rebuilding the car and I am glad I did because although not pecfect Its been one of my most favorite Mustangs.

 

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 “The 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 “The Fox Rod”

All the Standard GT options

 

Mods for “Trans-formed: Part 1”

Please see Specs section.

Mods for “The 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.
(Check out thumperoforangepark.com for your head porting needs)
TFS Stage 1 Cam
FRPP Cobra upper and lower intake port matched to the heads
Speed Density to mass air conversion
24# FRPP fuel 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 (2 Chamber)
KC Clutch with OEM style cable and UPR tripple row quadrant with UPR firewall adjuster
MAC racers choice short throw shifter, stock knob
Mark VIII E-fan with fan controller
3g Alternator upgrade
134a Converted A/C
Refurbished 16" Pony wheels.

 

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