Log In | Join Now
Home > Pontiac > Trans Am > 1982 > 1982ta406's Pontiac Trans Am
Want to become a Fan?
Login or Register
Login to Message
View the Ride
Forward to a Friend
Updated on May 04, 2012
This is my 1982 Pontiac Trans Am. I got it done (for the most part) in July 2005, but it will never be totally finished. The project name is Project Y-Gen 3rd-Gen, because I am part of the Y generation, and my Trans Am is a 3rd generation F-Body.
The engine I built for it is a 406 (400 small block chevy bored .030 over). It's a 400 out of an older truck. It has a cast Eagle crank, Eagle forged rods, and Probe forged aluminum pistons. The heads are GM vortec heads, which are on most trucks. They are ported by hand, and have stock valves. It also has beehive type valvesprings, and 1.6:1 roller rockers. The compression is 10.2:1. The cam is a Comp Cam, solid roller. It has a Edelbrock RPM Air Gap intake, with a Holley 870 Street Avenger carb attached. The engine made 477 hp and 505 ft lbs of torque on the dyno. With NOS, its got 702 hp though.
The transmission is a GM TH350, with a B&M Nitrous Holeshot 3000 stall torque converter. The driveshaft right now is the stock one, but its going to get changed sometime soon. The rearend is out of a 2000 Camaro Z28, which came with 3.42 gears and a Torsen differential. It has Moser axles too, which didnt come with the rearend. The suspension isn't too radical, it has just Bilstien shocks, Draco springs, polyurethane bushings, and Lakewood rear control arms. I hope to install a strut tower brace, and later on maybe a new K member. The brakes are custom. The front rotors are a pair that my dad had laying around, but didnt include the hub. So we machined down my stock front rotor, and actually made it a 'hat', and bolted that to the other rotor. The front calipers are from a ZR-1 Corvette. The rear rotors are the fronts off of my dads old 1996 Corvette, and the calipers are my stock fronts.
Displaying entries 1-5 of 19
I still have that issue of High Performance Pontiac where your car was published. Sweet ride. Come check out my Trans Am.
i seen ur videos
Nice Car man..I like the valve covers..were did you get them..check out mine some time. Thanks
Not hatin', just enjoyin' My first thought was "whoa", then "wow" then "this is a KITT on steroids...something that would have been envisioned for a cartoon series of Knight Rider. No offense. I rather quite like it! The thing looks vicious. Nice work! As far as Knight Rider goes, I bet the red flashing lights you see are usually in the rearview mirror?...on top of another car???? Keep up the good work. your car is a piece of art. I mean that. 5 (*) 4 U
Really cool car man! I just bought a 83 trans am, which brand are your wheels? 17? I also like the hood
Show Older Comments
You must be logged in to post a comment
Copyright © 1998-2013
CarDomain Network, Inc (a Source Interlink Media LLC Company). All rights reserved.
Part of the SIM Automotive Digital Network.
No, please link my existing CarDomain.com account with
for quick, secure access.
Forgot your password?
Yes! I would like to create a CarDomain.com account with my