1976 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
“The Red Dragon”
1979 Pontiac Trans Am Special Edition Y84 SE
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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.
My brother told me about this "black Trans Am" he saw on Hwy 64 in AR. on his way to work. I told him the last thing I need right now is another car as I had too many projects going already. He said this one looks pretty good and the sign said runs good ! It turned out to be a true Y84 SE well long story short I "had to" buy it. I have owned this car since May 2007. REBUILT the transmisson in 2009 and the engine in Sept 2010.
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 “bandit”
403 6.6 Liter V8 , Automatic Trans , Posi trac rear
Factory Options for “The Red Dragon”
Not much - she's pretty basic. NO A/C!
Factory Options for “bandit”
Cold Air conditioning, T Tops, Black hobnail cloth deluxe Int. Cruise Control, electric windows and door locks, tilt wheel, Y84 SE Package.
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 “bandit”
This car was bone stock when I purchaced the car. I recently rebuilt the engine, the 403 now has #5 olds high compession heads, cloyes high performace timing chain, melling high output oil pump, all new clevite 77 rod bearings and main bearings. Stock pistons but with a set of chrome rings.The heads have been ported and polished. New fuel pump,water pump,oil pump.Completely painted under the hood and detailed. I have the original #s matching heads and they can go with the car.
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