El Dorado, Kansas
1983 GMC Sonoma
1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
Head to Head
used to be someone elses "Monster Garage" project i liked it and now it is a daily driver!
I was actually at a family get together after a funeral, and i saw this car across the street with the words "For Sale" in White Shoe Polish across the back glass. I was like no way, they just bought it and haven't scraped it off yet, but i went ahead and knocked on the peoples door and i will be damned if it WAS for sale! The Guy wasn't home but we came back the next day and he walked out and it fired right up! So we left Kayleigh's car there and took it for a test drive, guy even gave us some money to put in the tank. I drove it all over hell's half acre beatin the snot out of it, cause it was gunna be my daily driver, it ran pretty decent, but i did over heat it. I brought it back like 3 hours later.... The guy had called the cops thinking i had stole the car! LOL Needs less to say i barrowed 500 bucks from my GF's mom and said i would be back at the end of the day to pay the other 500 (after cashing a paycheck) and so Me and Kayleigh took to the Highway. Cruising side by side didn't last long, she tried edging ahead and i would nail it pulling away and let off, then she would blow my doors off and it would start again all the way to her mom's house( i had to use the bathroom) and then i was off to work in my "New" Trans Am cruising easy at 75 smiling ear to ear wondering what i would sound like once i cut off the old muffler and welded on a glass pack, but it started knocking at the county line! i was PISSED, so after unsuccessfully trying to flag someone down i walked up to a farm house and barrowed a phone and got kayleigh to come get me. Once she got there i call the guy back and told him i couldn't give him a thousand bucks for the car cause it was knocking and that wouldn't work for my day to day transportation. So after he came out and listened to it, he offered to buy it back for 500 or let me keep it for 500, i Kept it wish hopes of finding another motor soon. No Such luck, fast forward a few years. I find a running old 455/th 400 for sale, i offer to buy just the motor since i didn't have enough for both, but he said he needed to clear out the garage and let me have it all for 200 bucks! i was pumped! but once i got the 400 pulled and started to lower the 455 i noticed the motor mounts weren't the same so i called the guy up and he gave me the mounts as well, so thinkin i was clever i set the motor in there with the mounts on it, marked it off and then cover it up. Shortly there after i deployed to Afghanistan and when i came home the 455 was locked up...... :( so it is now sitting gutted again awaiting a rebuild of the original 400. We started to call it Major cause Kayleigh calls one of her Camaro's LT so me being in the Army i thought it would be fun to give my car more Rank since we've had it longer and i plan to make it Haul Major @ss!
Specs for “Red”
electric fan, SBC 350/TH350 3.73 one wheel wonder rearend with 33" on it 2 1/2 inch lift/leveling kit on there
Specs for “Major”
400 CID, 220 HP, TH400, Top Speed around 120 MPH (
though i wasn't exactly eyeballin the speedo when i was trying it out.
Factory Options for “Red”
used to be a 4 banger, 5 speed manual 4x4 with AC and manual windows and a sliding back glass
Factory Options for “Major”
Powersteering, powerbrakes, front disk, rear drum, "quad Exhaust tips" Shaker hood Scoop, Trans Am Fender Flares,AC Car, manual windows and locks,
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