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Cars > Challenges > “The Red Dragon” Vs “ss big boy”

 

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1976 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

“The Red Dragon”

1976 Chevrolet ss

“ss big boy”

 
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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 “ss big boy”

Year: 1976

Model: Nova SS

Engine:
ZZ4 350 SB
Holley 770 Carb

Body/Exterior:
All Steel Original

Front End:
1 1/8" G-tech Anti Sway Bar
KYB Gas-a-Just Shocks
Competition Stiff Coils
Performance Steering Linkage with Urethane Bushings
Polyurethane Sub-frame Bushings

Transmission:
Tremec 5 Speed

Rear End:
3/4" G-tech Anti-Sway Bar
10 Bolt Rear End
3.73 Gear Ratio
Original Drum Brakes
New Brake Lines from Classic Tube
High Performance Rear Leaf Springs from Performance Suspension
KYB Gas-a-just Shocks

Exhaust:
Hooker Competition Headers
2 1/4" Hooker Exhaust
Hooker Mufflers

Wheels/Tires:
Rear 255/60R15 T/A Radials
Cragar SS 15" Wheels
Front 235/60R15 T/A Radials
Cragar SS 15" Wheels

Interior:
Seats PUI
All re-done in Black was originally red
Rebuilt Trans Tunnel For Tremec

Electrical:
Mostly Original

Accessories/Options:
A/C not currently hooked up though

Sound system:
Alpine CDA 9587 Head Unit
Alpine S-Series Front and Rear Speakers
Alpine Amplifier

 

Specs for “The Red Dragon”

Rebuilt and warmed-over, numbers matching Pontiac 400 engine
4-speed stick
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 “ss big boy”

Year: 1976

Model: Nova SS

Engine:
ZZ4 350 SB
Holley 770 Carb

Body/Exterior:
All Steel Original

Front End:
1 1/8" G-tech Anti Sway Bar
KYB Gas-a-Just Shocks
Competition Stiff Coils
Performance Steering Linkage with Urethane Bushings
Polyurethane Sub-frame Bushings

Transmission:
Tremec 5 Speed

Rear End:
3/4" G-tech Anti-Sway Bar
10 Bolt Rear End
3.73 Gear Ratio
Original Drum Brakes
New Brake Lines from Classic Tube
High Performance Rear Leaf Springs from Performance Suspension
KYB Gas-a-just Shocks

Exhaust:
Hooker Competition Headers
2 1/4" Hooker Exhaust
Hooker Mufflers

Wheels/Tires:
Rear 255/60R15 T/A Radials
Cragar SS 15" Wheels
Front 235/60R15 T/A Radials
Cragar SS 15" Wheels

Interior:
Seats PUI
All re-done in Black was originally red
Rebuilt Trans Tunnel For Tremec

Electrical:
Mostly Original

Accessories/Options:
A/C not currently hooked up though

Sound system:
Alpine CDA 9587 Head Unit
Alpine S-Series Front and Rear Speakers
Alpine Amplifier

 

Factory Options for “The Red Dragon”

Not much - she's pretty basic. NO A/C!

Factory Options for “ss big boy”

Year: 1976

Model: Nova SS

Engine:
ZZ4 350 SB
Holley 770 Carb

Body/Exterior:
All Steel Original

Front End:
1 1/8" G-tech Anti Sway Bar
KYB Gas-a-Just Shocks
Competition Stiff Coils
Performance Steering Linkage with Urethane Bushings
Polyurethane Sub-frame Bushings

Transmission:
Tremec 5 Speed

Rear End:
3/4" G-tech Anti-Sway Bar
10 Bolt Rear End
3.73 Gear Ratio
Original Drum Brakes
New Brake Lines from Classic Tube
High Performance Rear Leaf Springs from Performance Suspension
KYB Gas-a-just Shocks

Exhaust:
Hooker Competition Headers
2 1/4" Hooker Exhaust
Hooker Mufflers

Wheels/Tires:
Rear 255/60R15 T/A Radials
Cragar SS 15" Wheels
Front 235/60R15 T/A Radials
Cragar SS 15" Wheels

Interior:
Seats PUI
All re-done in Black was originally red
Rebuilt Trans Tunnel For Tremec

Electrical:
Mostly Original

Accessories/Options:
A/C not currently hooked up though

Sound system:
Alpine CDA 9587 Head Unit
Alpine S-Series Front and Rear Speakers
Alpine Amplifier

 

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 “ss big boy”

Year: 1976

Model: Nova SS

Engine:
ZZ4 350 SB
Holley 770 Carb

Body/Exterior:
All Steel Original

Front End:
1 1/8" G-tech Anti Sway Bar
KYB Gas-a-Just Shocks
Competition Stiff Coils
Performance Steering Linkage with Urethane Bushings
Polyurethane Sub-frame Bushings

Transmission:
Tremec 5 Speed

Rear End:
3/4" G-tech Anti-Sway Bar
10 Bolt Rear End
3.73 Gear Ratio
Original Drum Brakes
New Brake Lines from Classic Tube
High Performance Rear Leaf Springs from Performance Suspension
KYB Gas-a-just Shocks

Exhaust:
Hooker Competition Headers
2 1/4" Hooker Exhaust
Hooker Mufflers

Wheels/Tires:
Rear 255/60R15 T/A Radials
Cragar SS 15" Wheels
Front 235/60R15 T/A Radials
Cragar SS 15" Wheels

Interior:
Seats PUI
All re-done in Black was originally red
Rebuilt Trans Tunnel For Tremec

Electrical:
Mostly Original

Accessories/Options:
A/C not currently hooked up though

Sound system:
Alpine CDA 9587 Head Unit
Alpine S-Series Front and Rear Speakers
Alpine Amplifier

 

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Cover photo of Red Dragon album
Red Dragon
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hi
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Points for The Red Dragon Total Votes Points for ss big boy
18 6 12

 

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