I like the bigger car (sled) cause i like to cruise and lessin ta tunes
I like feelin like i'm kickin on a couch as the senery rolls by.
Remote contol for the music is nice.
I bought this car because my first caprice got T-Boned, I wanted a 80-86 2 door coupe the 2nd time round.
2 doors are pretty rare so i ran a want ad in the local buy sell and trade ta find this one. This 1980 2 door landu is 1 of 7700 biult. I wonder
how many 78-86 coupes are still around, i think there was about 100,000 or so biult over a 8 yr. period.
Sound system: Pioneer Deh850MP head unit, 2 Pyle dryver 1000 Watt 4ch. Amps. Sub amp (2nd amp) is bridged ta 2ch., 4 Infinity 6X9 referance, (fronts are 2 way, rears are 3 way) 1 Pyle blue wave 1000 watt bandpass sub. sittin in the back seat.
Starts to get painful at about 3/4 volume. Pretty clean sound over all, Kidd Rocks a fav.
Fittin the 6X9s in the rear deck reqiuerd some choppin and fabbin.
The car has cruise, AC, Pwr seats, but no Pwr windows (bummer)
High output alternator.
Im the third owner, wheels are 16x8 aluminum Trans-Am, Tires are
Firestone firehawk 60-16-245s
Exhuast system is a custom dual running under the right side into turbo style muffs.
Engine is a TPI HO 5 liter from a 87 Trans-Am. I put in a roller cam from a 4 spd.Camaro parts motor. Nice rumbly idle and decent torque.
Induction is Q-jet & GM aluminum intake. I plan to run the TPI system in the future now that i have picked up a wiring harness. She runs pretty good on the Q-Jet but i'm looking forward to the extra snort and economy from a TPI setup.
I blueprinted and shimed the oil pump to 60 psi, I think the 87 and newer 5 liters with there swirl port heads, fast burn chambers and roller camshafts are pretty decint, far far better that the earlier 5 liters
Re-biuld front suspension, firmer shocks.
Repaint body dark metallic gray, paint wheel centers satin black. Probably do some de-chrome too.
Crappy vinyl top will be stipped off and not replaced.
Heavyer sway bars, springs and shocks.
Turbo 700r4 trans that came with Trans-Am engine to install with shortened drive shaft and modified mount.
Or maybe just a shift kit and gov. mod. to the inplace TH350.
Convert to Power windows, crank windows are for old pickup trucks!aiiready got one a those.
Install this engines original TPI induction system.
Probly gona take a few years!
A set of block hugger headers would be nice too.
Clic on my ID i have 3 other vehicals here.