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1977 Pontiac Trans Am
I purchased this car from a good friend of mine in June 2007. Over the past 4 years I have helped him work on the car, so I bascially knew what condition the car was in, and I knew how mechanically sound the car really was.

While my friend owned it, he/we made the following upgrades:

  • Rebuilt the stock 400 engine and switched to high compression "16" heads.
  • Rebuilt quadrajet carb
  • Installed mini high-torque starter.
  • Installed ceramic coated headers.
  • Installed new Pypes dual exhaust with Dynaflow mufflers.
  • Removed TH-350 automatic and installed a Muncie 4-speed w/ correct console.
  • Rebuild front suspension with bushing kit from P.S.T.
  • Rebuilt front brakes.
  • Rebuilt rear axle with 3.73 posi gears, replaced axle bearings.
  • Rebuilt rear brakes.
  • Restored set of 15x8 snowflake rims and wrapped in new BFG Radial T/A rubber.

Known Issues:

  • The t-tops leaked many years ago, so floors had some known rot in them and needed to be worked on.
  • Rear suspension had never been touched.
  • The combination of a 4-speed manual and the 3.73 rear gears made this not a highway friendly ride.
  • Some interior pieces needed to be replaced, others freshened up.
  • Instrument cluster issues: tach non-functional, speedo non-functional, gas gauge bounced wildly, A/C blower motor never stoped.
  • Crummy single-stage paint job put on by previous owner was completely flaking off.

Now, it's time to bring it completely up to date... :)