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.
This is my 81 Z28 project car it is a work in progress I wanted it as a young person and couldn't find the color combo so my dad talked me into a 78 Type LT it had a 350 4 B when I got marrid my husband made me sell it and keep is 79 Burlinetta 305 WHAT a dog......... He probely wanted to loose my idenity but used the excuse He wouldn't be able to afford my tickets LOL .Well years have passed and I guess mid life crises has arrived And my passion for hot rods is boiling. This car will be black with Red see more at
Guess I should mention that I had (Well my dad had a 1970 Dodge Challenger red with black top. that I totaled out at 17 I still cry when I see them at shows. I so wish I had it now. we also still have dad's 1963 Impala SS back with red interior needs restored. and his 57 chevy 4 door hard top needs restored but all there needs just paint and enterior. again black with red My dad new how to pick them. oh ya I also drove my grandads 1964 Chevelle which would overheat on the way to high school it was not a cool car then. ha. Well now if I could just come up with enough money..........The cars my brother and son have seems endless I think I will get in on the ACTION
1978 Platinum WS6/W72 package, 400 6.6 HO. No A/C = more power!! ;-)
No specifications listed.
Special handling package, Special performace package
400 6.6 HO motor, 3.23 posi rear
No factory options listed.
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.
No modifications listed.
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