Trans Am – First Start up, Cam Break In, and Wicked Idle

It’ll be a little while before we can really see what it’s got, but it sure sounds mean. The cam break-in sure was nerve racking. We’re sure glad to have that part over with and hopefully things go smoothly from here on out. We still have a lot of tuning to do on the car, but I know a bunch of you were waiting to hear it run. The idle on that Howards cam definitely sounds plenty healthy. From the little bit of accelerating we did from 2500 RPM to 4200 RPM, it feels like it’s going to be a strong runner. We’re going to take it easy for a bit though and break it in well. Thanks for watching, we’ll have more updates coming soon!

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Trans Am Acceleration Runs

The roads finally were clear enough for us to get my son’s 1987 Trans am out today. We decided to hook up the GoPro and do a few short acceleration runs for you. It was about 10 degrees outside, so we didn’t do any outside shots. As soon as it warms up, we’ll have a full update video and show some of the modifications we’ve made recently. We may even let you in on what we plan to do next. I hope you find this interesting, thanks for taking a look.

For those of you that are interested in the setup. It’s a 1987 Trans Am and we’ve swapped in a 357 small block V8 (.040 over 350), topped with an Edelbrock Performer intake and a 625 cfm Street Demon carb. It has shorty headers, a flowmaster Y-pipe, and a single 3″ Inlet Cherry Bomb Extreme Muffler, with dual 2.5 inch outlets. The power is going through a beefed up 700r4 with a shift kit and TCI servo, through an aluminum driveshaft, to a Borg Warner 9 bolt rear, with 3.70 Posi gears. It also has subframe connectors, boxed lower control arms, and lakewood drag shocks. The engine is fairly mild right now (low 300 HP range), but that will be changing shortly.

Painting Pontiac Trans Am GunMetal Gray Plasti Dip

We recently installed a new front bumper cover and ground effects on my son’s 1987 Trans Am. After the repair, the car was red and black, with a white bumper…so we decided it was time to paint it. We’re not ready for a show quality paint job yet, so we decided to go with Plasti Dip. Jordan cleaned, prepped, and painted the car entire on his own. In this video, you can see that it really is coming along well. I really like the gunmetal gray color. He also decided to remove the door moldings for a more clean and custom look. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for watching!