The car is finally complete after a year and half of restoring. See album for more pictures!
This is number 3 of owning a Trans Am.
Just picked up this baby two weeks ago (11/2009). Found the original owners spec sheet and maintence book where it quotes: "Top speed--131.3, 1/4 mile--14.2. When that was quoted, the car was straight out of the factory with no modifications. Car also has the orginal radio with it. All numbers match except for a few modifications that I didn't do.
As some of you might know, Frank and I have had some issues with this car. Being we are orginally from Long Island NY, I never had a problem with finding mechanics to work on my Trans Am's that I owned in the past.
Living here in NC, we are having a heck of time finding someone that actually knows what they are doing!
Just an update.......Thank you Chumbrother/Mark, for all the tips, and being on "stand by" with our car.
Air shocks where put in (trying not to dip into the Run Fun's and this is just a temporary fix till we get back from the Bandit Run and then leaf springs will go in), shift cable was finally corrected after the 2nd shop majorly screwed that one up, front sway bar bushings and clamps were replaced. Frank finally had a weekend off to do the work, and the weather actually was very beautiful to work in.
I have to say..........I took her out ont he interstate last night, and she ran GREAT! Stomped on it, and the power behind this car actually pinned us in our seats! I was VERY impressed and was shaken up a wee bit because I forgot how powerful these cars can be.
I bought this car in October of 04', one owner and bone stock right down the the exhaust and air silencer. It was stock grey two tone titanium before I painted it custom Dupont Gun Metal Grey Pearl. I daily drove it until I bought my 96' GT in 2010 and retired it to the garage and only drove it on nice days sometimes to work and the occasional trip to the track for some fun. I regrettably sold it in April of 2013 after the purchase of my 2000 GT Convertible.
This was my first GT and since it was bone stock when I bought it I had a lot of fun with it and it was the perfect Mustang to cut my teeth on and super fun to drive even with just 225 stock HP. Before the car was sold I had a lot into the engine and the car as a whole. I kept the car exterior stock with the exception of changing out the rear wing because I liked the LX one better, Stock clean Grey interior with nothing but the stock gauges as I can't stand to see a Mustang with over the top ghetto gauges.
I had started to prepare the car for boost via Procharger but after I bought my 2000 GT I started to loose interest in the 87' and then sold it. That's one decision I wish I could take back,
A lot of people have emailed me asking if I could give them the paint code for the Gun Metal Grey. I do have it IF anyone if still interested in using it on their car.
1978 Platinum WS6/W72 package, 400 6.6 HO. No A/C = more power!! ;-)
5 speed manual
Special handling package, Special performace package
400 6.6 HO motor, 3.23 posi rear
All the Standard GT options
New Leaf Springs, new wire wraps, new water pump, complete rear brake system including lines. New/rebuilt rear end with new gears...Thanks Chumbrother!! Added new trans cooler. New schocks, rebuilt Q-Jet to be put back on when car is repainted.
To come soon:
New Paint Job
Have the following waiting to be put on after paint job:
correct decals, new weather stripping, new front grilles, new window moldings (chrome), new door hindges, repolished kick plate (thanks Frank), new paint for rims. LED lights if Restore A Muscle car can get the manufacture to send them :-(
Engine was rebuilt and currently has 3500 miles on it. And let me tell you, out of my other 2 TA's that I have owned, this one by far is the fastest. Maybe too fast for me! Not!
edlebrock carb, accel distributor and headers with 3 inch exhaust pipes
I didn't do this, this was done by the previous owner.
Yes, the current shaker scoop is attached. This was not done by us. I have an extra hood and shaker that is being repainted along with the car and will be put on when the painting is finished.
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.
TFS Stage 1 Cam (upgraded to stage 2 later) I think Trick Flow calls these cams their "Track Heat" cams now.
FRPP Cobra upper and lower intake port matched to the heads
Mass air conversion
24# FRPP 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
KC Clutch with OEM style cable and UPR triple row quadrant with UPR firewall adjuster
MAC racers choice short throw shifter
Mark VIII E-fan with my personal custom designed fan controller
3g Alternator upgrade
134a Converted A/C
Ditched the stock 15" turbine wheels for a set of refurbished 16" GT Pony wheels
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