Started on July 11 by junkbuggie

1983 Pontiac Trans Am

I am puting a 400 sbc in this rig it should go like a raped ape

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Dec. 21
408 cubes of glory

the old 2 bolt 400 block I had has now been punched 40 over and …

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July 12, 2009, 7:30 p.m.

I had an '82 with the WS6 package that I bought off the original owner. I sold it to go to college, wish I still had it. School sucks when you have to pay for it with your Trans Am. Nice ride.

July 14, 2009, 10:22 a.m.

Thanks, I have big plans for this one the big problem I am having is what to do about the trans I want to keep it a 5spd car but I am told that the t-5 is only good to 300ft/lbs and any 400 should have more than that.

July 15, 2009, 6:59 p.m.

always had a soft spot for one of them

July 29, 2009, 2:15 p.m.

Go easy on the T5 until it blows. Then pick up a T56 or something more stout after that. That's my vote.

July 29, 2009, 6:16 p.m.

well that is the plan for now. as i dont even have the cash for the heads yet I am just crossing my fingers that is lasts for a little while

Aug. 7, 2009, 3:33 p.m.

The Trans isn't the only weak link - The rear isn't much better. Even though the earlier third gen rears are more stout than the later ones - it too will need replaced - especially if you will be using sticky gummies or slicks. Start scroungeing the yards and swap meets for Ford 9 inch housings! I've done some research on a third gen build - I had a '83 Z28 and have been planning a build since 1988 when I totalled it!

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