Trans Am Update – New Headers – Cammed Lopey Idle and Rev

 

We just thought you might like to hear a clip of the Trans Am idling and revving. After Jordan’s accident, he had to replace the exhaust on the Trans Am. Now, the car has Hedman long tube headers, dual 3″ Hedman X-tension pipes, Jones Full Boar mufflers ( Flowmaster Super 10 copies), and 3″ turndowns. Overall, we’re pretty happy with the sound now. Jordan also put on a different hood since the last video. He still has some modifications to make to it, but it’ll work just fine. When the snow melts, we’ll get it out on the road and do a driving video. Thanks for watching!

 

Trans Am Update & Open Headers Road Test

 

It was a nice day out, so we decided to take the Trans Am for a little road test. Jordan is still waiting on some parts, but he cobbled things together just so he could drive it. The acceleration run at the beginning was with a shorty header on one side and a long tube on the other. With open headers, the size difference left to right didn’t seem to effect it any. Hopefully you find this interesting, we thought it was time for an update. Thanks for watching!

The background track is “Don’t Look”, by Silent Partner. It is available, royalty-free, from the YouTube creator’s Audio Library. You can download the track at: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary_…

Trans Am First Drive After Wreck

The weather was a little better today, so Jordan decided to take the Trans Am for the first drive since his wreck. We really expected the car to be down for a lot longer, but Jordan put in some long hours to get it finished quick. He completed most of the bodywork, installed the new exhaust, repaired the transmission, and added some new wheel centers. The car is a long way from perfect, but Jordan says it will do until spring. When warmer weather gets here, he plans to swap on a different hood, finish the bodywork, and give it a fresh coat of paint. For now, he’s just happy to be driving it again. We thank you all for your comments and support, we appreciate it. Thanks for watching!

Trans Am First Road Test

 

Jordan decided to take his Trans Am out for it’s first road test since the repairs. He was worried the the transmission might have been damaged when the flexplate came apart, but it seems to be good. He also repaired the oil pump pickup and the engine is showing great oil pressure. He’ll get it out for a better drive when the weather is a little nicer. The wet roads make things a little too exciting when you hammer into it. Obviously, he still needs to put the hood back on and get the rest of his exhaust hooked up. I’m sure he’ll have it all back together shortly. Thanks for watching!

JeffCo Power Tour at Manns Restoration in Festus, MO

For the first time, Manns Restoration was one of the stops on the JeffCo Power Tour. This was the fifth year for the event and they really had a great turnout. The lot quickly filled up with hot rods, muscle cars, and classics. With over 140 cars participating, it really was an impressive sight. Of course, Manns Restoration opened up their facility, so that everyone could check out their latest projects. Everyone seemed to be having a great time, despite the gloomy weather. Of course a few participants couldn’t resist laying down a little rubber on the way out. We don’t encourage that sort of thing…but we will film it. Hope you enjoy the video, thank you for watching!

Filmed at Manns Restoration in Festus, Missouri
http://mannsrestoration.com/

Tha background tracks are Texas Techno and The Chance, both by Jason Shaw of Audionautix.com. They are available, royalty-free, under Creative Commons unported license 3.0. You can download Texas Techno at: http://audionautix.com/~audion/Music/TexasTechno.mp3

and The Chance at: http://audionautix.com/~audion/Music/TheChance.mp3

Trans Am on the Backroads and a Few Burnouts

Jordan was out cruising the Trans Am around on some backroads yesterday and he had the GoPro running. It got a little squirrelly on him a couple of times and he managed to find a cop out amidst the corn fields somehow. We through some burnout clips at the end, just to keep things interesting. Thanks for watching, we appreciate it!

V8 Engine Block Coffee Table with LED Lighting

Jordan has been tinkering around in the garage again and once again, he came up with something pretty cool. I thought you’d like a look at this V8 Engine Block Table. He utilized the original 305 block from his Trans Am and even used some of the internals to hold up the top. He cleaned and painted the block, clear coated the inside of the cylinders, and installed bright blue LED lighting. The lights run off a battery pack, so it doesn’t need to be plugged in to an outlet. He used the connecting rods, pistons, and roller rocker “spider”, to hold the two sheets of dark tinted glass in place. I think it really turned out great, hopefully you can appreciate it too. Thanks for watching, we appreciate it!

The ending background track is The Chance, by Jason Shaw of Audionautix.com. It is available, royalty-free, under Creative Commons unported license 3.0. You can download the track at: http://audionautix.com/~audion/Music/TheChance.mp3