1977 Pontiac Trans Am
Brighton, CO 80602
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Classic Car Overview
1977 Pontiac Trans Am, 137k original
miles, rebuilt engine and drivetrain, Flowmaster dual exhaust, Hoosier
Quicktime DOT tires, new carpet, overall good condition, garaged since I
got it in
2000 and have stacks of receipts to back up the description below. Hate
to see it go, but I simply don't have the time
to enjoy it like I used to.
Engine: 400 Pontiac, 10:1, 750
cfm Edelbrock, single plane intake, reworked high performance heads. To
get the full potential out of this engine I really wanted to install a
fuel injection system. At altitude in Colorado the Edelbrock carb just
doesn't do it justice. When I lived in Missouri this thing SCREAMED.
Details: 1977 date code but NON-ORIGINAL BLOCK, de-burred, bored .060 and zero-decked. I have the original, virgin, #'s matching block to go with the car as well.
TRW forged flat top pistons; Sealed Power moly ring set; Custom balanced crankshaft and weight-matched connecting rods; Clevite 77 rod/main bearings, clearances confirmed to manufacturer specs during build; ARP 180,000-psi rod bolts, main and cylinder head studs; Melling high pressure oil pump and drive rod.
#46 Pontiac heads, Jan 28 1969 date code, confirmed 72cc chambers; 2.11/1.77 Manley Race Master valves with new hardened seats installed; Press-in studs removed and tapped for installation of ARP high strength screw-in studs; Heads ported and bowls blended by Noland's Cylinder Head Service in Kansas City.
Comp Cams Magnum 51-240-4 (292H) cam and lifters (vacuum reservoir added). Comp Cams Magnum complete valvetrain: Chromemoly pushrods, roller tip rockers, moly valve locks, chromemoly pushrod and guideplates, Comp Cams 3112 double roller Race timing chain set straight up 0 degrees. Heads are capped with some really cool Mickey Thompson cast aluminum finned valve covers.
Edelbrock Torker II
single-plane intake, 750 electric choke (I have not re-tuned since
moving to Denver but the calibration kit is included, comes with all
the rods, jets and springs needed). I had been running it with a
high-rise K&N air filter stack, only because the original
fiberglass shaker hood scoop (included with car) won't fit under the
hood because the Torker II is too tall. A shorter intake (like a
Performer RPM?) would allow the original fiberglass shaker to fit.
Hedman headers with ARP bolts going into Warlock bypass mufflers with 2.5" dual Flowmaster exhaust pipes tipped with chrome turndowns.
Carter high volume
fuel pump; High volume
FlowKooler water pump with new fan clutch; Accel high voltage
coil with new wires.
Transmission: Overhauled Pontiac TH350, 3200 stall converter, Hughes Performance HP3288K - Premium Transmission Overhaul Race Kit with Kolene steels, Red Alto race frictions, and Kevlar-lined race band. TransGo manual-conversion shift kit with B&M ratchet shifter, heavy duty sprag, adjustable modulator.
TCI adapter plate allows any GM transmission to bolt up to the block. Driveshaft updated with heavy duty u-joints, new transmission mount.
Differential: Professionally rebuilt with a Ratech full rebuild kit, Richmond Gear 3.73 gears on a rebuilt Eaton posi (unit was original to the car). High-strength wheel studs.
Chassis: Competition Engineering
bolt-on subframe connectors (they can also be welded). Coil-over rear
shocks give a little extra lift to make room for the big tires.
Front suspension has been reworked with Moog and other high quality
components: A-frame bushings, outer tie rods,
idler arm, new front coil springs and shocks. Performance Suspension
Technology center link, Energy Suspension polyurethane body mount
bushings. Suspect front right wheel bearing needs replaced due to some
noise when braking, and if I recall somebody before me did a spindle
repair sleeve on that side so it may need even need a new spindle this
Interior: New carpet, original black leather seats have some wear and tear, but overall the interior is in outstanding condition given it's age. Headliner backer board is installed and intact but no upholstery (see photos). I intended on reupholstering it but never got around to it. Currently has a B&M Ratchet shifter with no boot, but I have the original shifter assembly with the car. Fuel gauge has given me some problems likely because of a poor ground connection at the tank, just haven't had time to drop the tank and fix it.
Body/Exterior: Lines are straight. Driver side door hinge worn out. Paint is okay, not original color, was painted before I acquired it. Both front fenders need work, see pictures. Rear quarters have rust on the inside and trunk unibody rusted behind bumper (see photos). Bottom edges of doors show rust. Windshield is cracked in the bottom corner, weatherstrip is well-seasoned (hint: it could use new weatherstrip if you plan on going through a carwash). Overall typical of a car this age, which went 20 years in the elements. All of this is accounted for in the asking price.
A pair of Kenwood 6x9 speakers
installed, along with a cheap Walmart stereo. It works.
A/C is not installed on this car, but the mounting brackets come with the car.
Miscellaneous: Original Rally wheels
included, Hoosier QuickTime DOT tires installed on IMCA wheels on the
back currently, the four original wheels have BF Goodrich Radial
T/A's. Also have a box of assorted spare parts which I accumulated over
the years, like a spare gauge pod I got just in case the fuel gauge
turned out to be faulty.
Classic Car ID101044192
CategoryMuscle & Pony Cars
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