Owen Sound, Ontario
1976 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
“The Red Dragon”
1982 Ford Mustang GT
Head to Head
About “The Red Dragon”
This is my pride and joy: My 1976 Pontiac Trans Am. My dad bought it as a "Father and Son" project about three years ago.The car has the original "numbers matching" 400 engine & it runs & drives great. The 4-speed manual transmission shifts nicely, the car always starts for me & I feel confident driving it anywhere.
There are no rust or dents, and there have never been any. - It's just a very nice clean car that has been kept as original as possible, except that the interior has been reupholstered, and about 2 years ago my dad and I repainted the car the original color with the help of a friend of his in the restoration business and had a brand new set of decals put on. Also I had a brand new exhaust system put on. My dad and I did a lot of the work on it ourselves, learning as we went along. He surprised me by giving it to me as a college graduation present last spring.
About “boss 302”
my buddy traded his truck for this car and it sat at his house for 2 years because he couldnt afford to drive it because his d.u.i so it sat for sale for a bit then just under a cover and i asked him if i could take it for a spin and i baught it the next day after, i couldnt stand not being in it and iv had it ever since.
Specs for “The Red Dragon”
Rebuilt and warmed-over, numbers matching Pontiac 400 engine
0-60 in about 4.5 seconds
About 14 flat in the 1/4 @ 100+/-
Dual exhausts without catalysts (Please don't tell the state about that!)
Specs for “boss 302”
boss 302 no clue how many horses after mods and iv only had it going 180 and 1/4 mile is low 12's or high elevens
Factory Options for “The Red Dragon”
Not much - she's pretty basic. NO A/C!
Factory Options for “boss 302”
Mods for “The Red Dragon”
The usual internal mods in the engine when it was rebuilt and a modern sound system in the original mounting holes - NO CUTTING!
Mods for “boss 302”
msd ignition box, aluminum heads, 600 holley dumper, single plane intake,electric fan, heavy duty rad,ford racing cam,headers, stright pipes,tacometer, hurst shifter, t-5 race tranny, drag racing suspention,red and blue gas pressure regulator,race clutch, heavy duty cable and aluminum quadrent
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