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Title: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on October 09, 2007, 08:14:24 PM
Heres a few pics of my project car that I just got in paint. The body was stripped down to bare metal and all the body mods were done. It has a one piece fiberglass tilt front end. I molded on the 6" scoop and the T/A vents. The did the side skirts and fiberglass wheel spoilers.
I didn't like the way the Hurst hatches fit so I removed them and made a Targa Top. Theres lots of custom toaches, like the taillights, flush mounted glass and the list goes on.
Some of you guys may not like that it has an 8-71 Supercharged 454 in it. I TH400 full manual with reverse valve body.
I S&W Race cars Super car rear with lazer link 4 link setup. Coil overs on all four cormers. Jim Myer racing front control arms.
Wilwood 4 piston caliber brakes all around. Way to much to list here.

(http://www.trikfbdyprtsperformance.com/cm/misc/TraTA.jpg)
(http://www.trikfbdyprtsperformance.com/cm/misc/TraTA1.jpg)
(http://www.trikfbdyprtsperformance.com/cm/misc/TraTA2.jpg)
(http://www.trikfbdyprtsperformance.com/cm/misc/TraTA3.jpg)
(http://www.trikfbdyprtsperformance.com/cm/misc/TraTA4.jpg)
(http://www.trikfbdyprtsperformance.com/cm/misc/TraTA5.jpg)
(http://www.trikfbdyprtsperformance.com/cm/misc/TraTA6.jpg)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Hitman on October 09, 2007, 09:25:49 PM
Real nice photos.... we can we have a ride?
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: brian c on October 09, 2007, 09:36:44 PM
You know you, me, Logik, and Tom from Muscle Car Alley (I'm sure there's others I missed from the area) really need to hook up next year for a cruise/convoy.

That's one heck of a beast you have there Extreme!
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on October 09, 2007, 09:40:48 PM
Yes we should. Your a bit out there though. I will be at the Saratoga Firebird show this year coming up.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: milly on October 09, 2007, 10:07:02 PM
Looks great, but I don't have to tell you that.  ;) :)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: blue81ta on October 09, 2007, 10:30:11 PM
Thanks for the pics xtrmeta. That's one serious ride. Excellent work you did there.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: turbota400 on October 09, 2007, 11:20:44 PM
WOW!  I gotta get me one of those!  LOL!   Very nice ride xtrmeta.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: LOMILETA on October 09, 2007, 11:22:47 PM
Nice ride man. What kinda times do you put up with it?
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Rick on October 09, 2007, 11:27:03 PM
Hmmm...you left out the part where you told them about the rear window conversion... :D ;)

That by itself will freak out a lot of casual car show goers...:) ;)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Simplicity on October 09, 2007, 11:37:08 PM
Nice photos of your car, xtrmeta :)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Sir english firebird on October 10, 2007, 06:34:47 AM
I got to be honest i DO LIKE pro street! Nice car, can i see a pic ( or a few ) of that engine and blower!
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: brian c on October 10, 2007, 07:13:59 AM
Yes we should. Your a bit out there though. I will be at the Saratoga Firebird show this year coming up.

Have credit card (for gas$$), few bucks for tolls, and a set of keys - I'm willing to travel :)

Saratoga is on my list of things to do next year. Might want to plan to link up and cruise in as a group??
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: blue81ta on October 10, 2007, 07:30:49 AM
Yes we should. Your a bit out there though. I will be at the Saratoga Firebird show this year coming up.

Have credit card (for gas$$), few bucks for tolls, and a set of keys - I'm willing to travel :)



Saratoga is on my list of things to do next year. Might want to plan to link up and cruise in as a group??


I'm one of the people who put on the show in Saratoga, so it's great to hear you're planning to attend the show. So come and hang out with us... will be waiting.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on October 10, 2007, 08:43:59 AM
Nobody pickup on the rear window conversion yet. I did post some pics on a different board and one of the members was insisting it was a 74 ::). I had to post a pic of the window beofre I did any filler work on it before he beilived me. It was pretty funny.

If any one wants to meetup before the Saratoga show I am open for it. I'm just not willing to travel to far with the car yet. Still need to log some local miles on it.

I'll post up some pics of the motor when I get home tonight.

I havn't had the car to the track yet. It's a brand new car from top to bottom. I put the first 8 miles on it on Saturday. ;D
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: bad76 on October 10, 2007, 10:32:58 AM
I definitly do not want a ride but damn I would love to drive it. That beast is awsome and I bet it shakes the hell out of the ground when she's running. Great work. 
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Joker (告r茺agon) on October 10, 2007, 10:53:38 AM
Just awesome! All these great cars coming to life just keeps me plugging away on mine. Keep 'em coming guys!

Any odea what kind of numbers the engine is putting out? Maybe someday after mine's running we can see just how far in the dust you can leave me. lol :)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on October 10, 2007, 08:03:04 PM
According to all the calculations it should be around 800HP with the boost set to 6PSI. I'm keeping it on the mild side for now.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: blue81ta on October 10, 2007, 08:16:16 PM
800HP... I guess that's good for driving to church on Sunday and getting groceries... ::) ;D ;D J/K ;)

On your resto thread over a TAC, you said that "at some point you gotta stop"... well, I like where you've "stopped". :) 8)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on October 10, 2007, 08:49:23 PM
The interior is not done yet. I have the dash, console and seats done. It also has a one of pillar pod for the boost gauge.
Heres a couple I have on my computer. I'll get some more for ya.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/pillarpod002.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/pillarpod005.jpg)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on October 10, 2007, 09:55:03 PM
Hey thanks, the dash was made from an 1/8' aluminum. I had it polished first but did not like the looks of it. I still have to make the lower door panels. As of right now the floors and rear tubs are all covered in carpet. I'd like to redo all that with maybe leather. If I go that route I will recover the dash console and door panels to match. I have all winter to get it done.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: WarbirdTA on October 10, 2007, 09:56:48 PM
I love it!
For a second there, I thought it may be my old 1972 Firebird, with the grilles, nose, Hurst hatches, and small rear window.
I thought it was a 1972 for a second there!
Then, I saw the taillights (which I love your conversion by the way!), and rear bumper.
Do you have any photos of the tilt front end up in the air, showing the engine?
I would love to see some.
Beautiful car!

George  8)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on October 10, 2007, 10:37:16 PM
You know I don't have any new ones since the Big Block was installed only with the small block that was in it. Looks like I have to break out the camera for some new pics of the nose.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/000_0134.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/000_0133.jpg)

Heres a pic of the motor somebody wanted. This pic was when I first set it in there. Still some stuff to hook up yet.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/Blower001.jpg)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: WarbirdTA on October 10, 2007, 11:13:00 PM
Very, very nice!

George  8)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: turbota400 on October 10, 2007, 11:35:52 PM
That motor is beautiful!
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: SWAMI on October 11, 2007, 12:34:30 PM
Awesomeness personified!
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Sir english firebird on October 11, 2007, 01:25:48 PM
I was feeking pretty good, now im wondering where i went wrong!
Thats really sweet, i like the flip front, the interior is pretty hot too ah dammit i just like your car.

You do drive it anger dont you? I mean how could you not?
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on October 11, 2007, 04:16:05 PM
Thanks for all the kind words. I'm alittle lost on your lasat statement.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Sir english firebird on October 11, 2007, 05:04:21 PM
What im trying to say is " i take it you drive it in the way its meant to be? or is it all show and no go? "
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on October 12, 2007, 07:58:03 AM
Well by looking at the car and the fact that it is 800HP you tell me if it's all show and no go.
As of now I have only put 8 miles on it. The car is a complete brand new car.
I still have to finish breaking it in. I have got on it some and I can tell you it does go. ;)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: PonchoPete on October 12, 2007, 02:23:36 PM
SWEET LOOKIN' RIDE!!!!

That is one serious lookin' ground pounder!

Nice work.

Pete
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: eroc022 on October 12, 2007, 04:17:48 PM
are those led tail lights ? if so how did you do those ?
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on October 12, 2007, 05:10:18 PM
are those led tail lights ? if so how did you do those ?

I have the LEDs to put in them. I havn't done that part yet. I made the tail light housing out of fiberglass. I have a 24" LEd to mount inside of it.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Sir english firebird on October 13, 2007, 11:39:03 AM
Ive seen alot of cars with big numbers that arent given " a proper roasting! "  Its a real shame that they get built to show and not driven, to me its pointless i built mine to be driven and it will continue to develop ( as the banker, wife, allows ).

8 miles? jeeez uve only just started it up!
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on October 13, 2007, 11:42:25 AM
Like I said. It's a brand new car. It's to bad the summer is gone. But next year I can tell you it will get driven. Thats what I built it for.
In the beginning it was just going to be a mild around 500HP driver kind of car.
I'm not really sure what happened along the way. It turned into so mush more. :)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Sir english firebird on October 13, 2007, 11:53:47 AM
Like I said. It's a brand new car. It's to bad the summer is gone. But next year I can tell you it will get driven. Thats what I built it for.
In the beginning it was just going to be a mild around 500HP driver kind of car.
I'm not really sure what happened along the way. It turned into so mush more. :)

Thats the best way!!!!  ;D ;D ;D
You can never have enough power my friend!  ;)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on October 13, 2007, 12:24:12 PM
Thats the nice part about the Supercharger. I up the boosth to 12 to 15 and have well over 1000HP when ever I need it.
Of course I don't ever see the need for that much. :-\
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Sir english firebird on October 13, 2007, 12:46:35 PM
Thats the nice part about the Supercharger. I up the boosth to 12 to 15 and have well over 1000HP when ever I need it.
Of course I don't ever see the need for that much. :-\

Apart from making me feel VERY jealous, too much power? i did know of a chap that had an ex drag engine in his chevvy putting out over 1000 bhp, he thought it would be fun to take it to his local pub.
When he went inside the landlord told him that if he ever drove the car in there again hed be barred for life!
Apparently it shoook all the glasses off the shelves!  :o

Id so love to supercharge or turbo mine, but i need to find some more monies! Oh and id have to lower the compression, shes running at about 10:1 at the mo.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on October 13, 2007, 01:21:41 PM
I have a friend on mine who just finished building a twin turbo small block chevy. It dynod at 2435HP. :o
His 70 Camaro was already running in the 8's and he wanted to go faster. He's a Doctor so he has the money to play.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Joker (告r茺agon) on October 13, 2007, 01:37:22 PM
Like I said. It's a brand new car. It's to bad the summer is gone. But next year I can tell you it will get driven. Thats what I built it for.
In the beginning it was just going to be a mild around 500HP driver kind of car.
I'm not really sure what happened along the way. It turned into so mush more. :)

That's kinda what happened with my old '78. Got to a point where it was impractical to drive and when money was tight impossible. That's why I have set a limit and am going to stick to it with the new one. It will be just enough to whoop up on anything on the street here.


I have a friend on mine who just finished building a twin turbo small block chevy. It dynod at 2435HP. :o
His 70 Camaro was already running in the 8's and he wanted to go faster. He's a Doctor so he has the money to play.

I'd love to see the build up of that! :D
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Sir english firebird on October 13, 2007, 01:50:13 PM
2435!!!! f me! that must have taken some serious amounts of money! thats something id love to see!
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on October 13, 2007, 04:22:03 PM
2435!!!! f me! that must have taken some serious amounts of money! thats something id love to see!

I'll see if I can get some pics from him. The turbos on the thing are hugh. They look as big as the motor does.  His Camaro has a RS nose on it and he routed the air intakes right through the front where the turn signals would be. The car is insane.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Sir english firebird on October 13, 2007, 05:23:40 PM
Cheers bud that would be cool!
Ive been looking at twin turbo set ups and doing alot of head scratching about me own car, some say a blower is better and others turbo, each has its pros and cons.
Blowers do have that lovely belt wine sound though! ;D
(http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee92/thebigv8/0309pon_turbo01_z.jpg)
This is a home made set up on a 350 sbc. albiet single turbo.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on October 13, 2007, 06:45:40 PM
Yes that blower singing when you drive is great. Everytime you drive by somebody it gets there attension. I just got home from it's second drive. I went for a 10 mile ride this time. I figured I venture out alittle farther each time. No problems at all. Drove nice.
I was worried about it running hot with the blower because they tend to do that. It never got higher than 175. It was a bit cold though with the targa top. It's getting cold here in the great northeast. I going to keep driving it till the first snow hits. I have plenty of jackets to wear. ;D
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Sir english firebird on October 13, 2007, 06:50:40 PM
Cool, glad to hear you had no problems! ;)
I would imagine it does get plenty of looks, do people keep looking in their rear view mirror? :o
I find over here ( UK ) the ricers and Subaru drivers just move over for me!
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on October 13, 2007, 07:03:18 PM
I took a couple of pics today of the nose in paint tilted up and the motor.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/bodywork225.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/bodywork226.jpg)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on October 13, 2007, 07:05:14 PM
Cool, glad to hear you had no problems! ;)
I would imagine it does get plenty of looks, do people keep looking in their rear view mirror? :o
I find over here ( UK ) the ricers and Subaru drivers just move over for me!

So far I have stayed out on country roads away for any heavy traffic. I havn't encountered any ricers yet but I would think they wouldn't be dumb enough to try anything. Or would they.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Sir english firebird on October 13, 2007, 07:05:57 PM
Do you have a polishing fetish? lol

Its turning into a u and me thread this....... ;)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Sir english firebird on October 13, 2007, 07:07:38 PM
Cool, glad to hear you had no problems! ;)
I would imagine it does get plenty of looks, do people keep looking in their rear view mirror? :o
I find over here ( UK ) the ricers and Subaru drivers just move over for me!

So far I have stayed out on country roads away for any heavy traffic. I havn't encountered any ricers yet but I would think they wouldn't be dumb enough to try anything. Or would they.

No one could be that daft? could they? then again you always get the "David and Goliath" syndromers, problem is Goliath never had a V8! :o
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on October 13, 2007, 07:23:02 PM
The polishing part is the bad part. Theres no chrome on it at all. It's all polished aluminum so I need to keep up on it. The front gasket on the blower leaked a bit and blew gear oil all over everything a week ago when I drove it. It took me two days to clean up the mess.
But all in all it's worth it in the long run. Looks much better at car shows.
It's OK if your interested in the car I'll chat with ya all night. :)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: turbota400 on October 13, 2007, 07:28:22 PM
Around here the ricers would try to beat it all night.  Says something about the rice-logic here in MT.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Sir english firebird on October 13, 2007, 07:32:30 PM
So i take it they have a pop at you ?
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: turbota400 on October 13, 2007, 07:34:42 PM
Anytime they see a muscle car or anything that runs on gas instead of rice.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Joker (告r茺agon) on October 13, 2007, 08:19:17 PM
Here's something they don't want to see......whether they realize it or not.

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b230/SirLDragon/Other%20Trans%20Ams/Move.jpg)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: turbota400 on October 13, 2007, 08:59:17 PM
I like it!  It would definitely give you an ominous feeling seeing that behind you!
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Joker (告r茺agon) on October 13, 2007, 09:23:22 PM
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b230/SirLDragon/Other%20Trans%20Ams/Move.jpg)
Larry to tell you the truth I don't think many people would see that in their rear view mirror unless they are just about to get passed.
LOL

Good photo shop job there bud. 

Hammer

lol  I didn't say it'd be there long! ;)


Thanks!
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on October 13, 2007, 09:38:31 PM
Hey larry thats pretty good. How do you do that I have been playing with photoshop but can't seem to master it.
I wanted to make a nice banner for my sig.

Heres a real pic that was taken last summer when the car had the small block in it before the body work was started. We were on are way to a small car show. I likw what he did on his mirror. I thoought it was pretty funny.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/tra820mirror.jpg)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on October 13, 2007, 10:27:02 PM
No problem. That is a good picture. ;D
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Sir english firebird on October 14, 2007, 07:27:19 AM
Photoshopping was excellent!
Talk about time to move over.
Sorry "xtrmeta" her in doors said that playtime was over......... but yes mate i love to chat V8's and Hp all nite long.
Anytime m8.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on October 15, 2007, 08:56:23 AM
I was just going through the restoration threads when it hit me you guys might be interested to know this car is a 50th. 455 4 speed car.
A liitle bit on it's history. The previsous owner from Ohio bought it brand new. Drove it till 1983 then turned it into a race car. He raced it till 1995 then stripped it and left it for dead.
I found it on E-bay in 2001. It was not listed as a 50th. It was listed very basic. 76 T/A no motor trans or rear. Thats it with no pics.
I took the chance and bought it and when it got to my house I ran all the numbers to find out what it was. The car had no motor, trans, rear, wiring, gas lines, break lines or interior. It was pretty much just a shell. The car was cut up to much to put it back to stock. So I desided to build it my way and cut it up a whole bunch more.
So thats the story of my T/A. It starts out sad but ends with a Happy ending.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Joker (告r茺agon) on October 15, 2007, 09:58:17 AM
When I read that first line I was going to come over there and smack you. lol Then I saw that it was already beyond restoration when you got it, so I forgive you. :P
Seriously, sounds similar to mine in that aspect, numbers say it's something that should have been restored but by the time anyone who cared got ahold of it it was too far gone.

You did a great job!
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: BACnBLK on October 15, 2007, 10:45:08 AM
Truly, a work of ART
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: rkellerjr on October 15, 2007, 11:57:51 AM
Very nice car, love the color.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on October 15, 2007, 07:39:50 PM
I went back and forth for a few weeks of what to do with it when I first got it. The factory frame and floors were all gone. Most of the parts to put it back to stock are avaible but was it worth it??? Who knows. When I see what they go for on E-bay I think I should have. But the way it is now is worth way more. But it cost allot more to build.

I took it out today for a nice drive. Got it inspected. Who said having a car like this is hard to get inspected. Then I took it for a 30 mile ride to see how it was. The the longest run so far. The motor temp never went over 185 and the trans the same. Again it ran great with no problems. I do need to replace a gasket on the blower gear box. It's leaking a bit. Just enough to make a mess. Just a small repair. I'm sure there will be a few other bugs along the way.

Now my next project I'm going to installing 2" drop spindles new adjustable upper control arms and Rack and Pinion steering. I went with a 69 Camaro manual steering box the first time around and I hate it.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: WarbirdTA on October 15, 2007, 10:31:39 PM
Doesn't even matter what the car was.
It's your car to do with it as you choose.
I too, have a modded Special Edition.
I bought it new, back when no one knew how these cars would be years from then.
Now I know, and I still don't care.
It's my car, and I'll do with it as I choose.
I have other Trans Ams that are/will be stock.
It's my money, no one else's.
They didn't buy it, I did.
My hat's off to you xtrmeta, you have put together one bada*s Trans Am!
Will you ever get the money you invested in it?
Who knows.
Only you will care.
If these people put the money into the cars like we do, they would have something nice as well.

My rant,

George  8)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on October 15, 2007, 11:18:55 PM
Thanks for all the kind words guy's.

I have been offered $40,000 for the car before it was in paint. I turned it down because the car is not for sale. And truth be told I have more than that in it already. :o
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Joker (告r茺agon) on October 16, 2007, 01:22:33 AM
I had a car (Chevelle) that I was going to build strictly for the track so I put a manual steering box in it. Then I ended up making it a street racer instead but thought the lack of p/s wouldn't bother me. I was really wrong. That was a heavy car (especially with a 455) to have to wrestle around corners in residential neighborhoods. From then on I stopped worrying about the little bit of hp lost to the p/s pump. ::)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Sir english firebird on October 16, 2007, 05:00:06 AM
Doesn't even matter what the car was.
It's your car to do with it as you choose.
I too, have a modded Special Edition.
I bought it new, back when no one knew how these cars would be years from then.
Now I know, and I still don't care.
It's my car, and I'll do with it as I choose.
I have other Trans Ams that are/will be stock.
It's my money, no one else's.
They didn't buy it, I did.
My hat's off to you xtrmeta, you have put together one bada*s Trans Am!
Will you ever get the money you invested in it?
Who knows.
Only you will care.
If these people put the money into the cars like we do, they would have something nice as well.

My rant,

George  8)

Here Here! I agree at least its alive and being used! ;D
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Prettybird81 on October 16, 2007, 06:22:56 AM
This project has been a long time coming with a few interesting setbacks along the way... got to feel great to have her out on the road!  I love how the color turned out!  Gorgeous backdrop for that beast!  Nice!
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on October 16, 2007, 08:24:50 AM
This project has been a long time coming with a few interesting setbacks along the way... got to feel great to have her out on the road!  I love how the color turned out!  Gorgeous backdrop for that beast!  Nice!

Yes it does feel go to drive it after all this time. You guys don't know the half of all the problems I have had along the way. Everything I did for some reason had to fight me. Then there was the year I was sick and couldn't work on it. It just sat there on jack stands in the garage.
But at least now it's drivable and I can do the small things as I go and still have fun with it before it snows. :'(
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: WarbirdTA on October 16, 2007, 11:16:00 AM
Larry,
You put a 455 engine into the Chevelle?
Which one?
An Olds or Pontiac?
Or, did you mean a 454 engine?
I have never seen any other engines in a Chevelle but for the Chevy ones.

Just wondering,

George  8)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Joker (告r茺agon) on October 16, 2007, 11:29:10 AM
Olds of course. (need you ask? lmao)

It was a '73 Chevelle. I bought it to replace my first Cutlass after it got wrecked. Had no drivetrain so I did what I always do, went with Olds power. lol   Tried a 350 at first but decided that wasn't enough. (Is it ever?) ;) That was when I thought I'd cut even more hp loss by going with the manual steering. That was such a nightmare on Dallas/Ft Worth streets.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: jiveturkey692000 on October 17, 2007, 02:37:36 PM
I think we need some video ;D
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on October 17, 2007, 06:37:54 PM
OK I'll post up a couple of short vids. Nothing exciting. The first one a friend recorded as I was leaving his house. Being very good about it.
The second was when I first fired it up.

http://www.trikfbdyprtsperformance.com/cm/misc/TAdebut.mov

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/th_blowermotorrunning.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/?action=view&current=blowermotorrunning.flv)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Joker (告r茺agon) on October 18, 2007, 03:23:02 AM
I can't get that 2nd one to work.  :'(
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on October 18, 2007, 08:41:04 AM
It's working for me. Anyone else having a problem?
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Joker (告r茺agon) on October 18, 2007, 01:28:10 PM
I just get a blank page. Wonder if it's my PC.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: rkellerjr on October 18, 2007, 02:52:19 PM
Yes, it lockes up my browser at home.  I'm not going to try it here at work :P  my PC at home is a little more robust.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: RENOVATIONS on October 18, 2007, 03:16:26 PM
Have you tried temporarily disabling your firewall, Larry?
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on October 18, 2007, 05:39:26 PM
I redid the link so it works better for everybody. Larry you and the guys from TAC have seen that one before. I posted it on there awhile back. The other one was a new one.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Pro71bird on December 04, 2007, 09:01:02 PM
Great looking car you have there and the blower whine is sweet. My truck has the blower while my Bird is on the bottle.

Sweet Ride!

(http://i13.tinypic.com/82j0ojq.jpg)

(http://i1.tinypic.com/6piasev.jpg)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on December 04, 2007, 09:07:47 PM
Hey thanks.
Where did you find that scoop. I have been looking for one for over a year. Nobody makes them anymore.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Pro71bird on December 04, 2007, 09:21:16 PM
Try www.speedwaymotors.com

George
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Sir english firebird on December 05, 2007, 08:06:46 PM
What are you " packing under the hood "  Pro71bird  ?  i do like the " shotgun " scoop too, do you have any more pics?
 
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Pro71bird on December 06, 2007, 10:02:15 PM
What are you " packing under the hood "  Pro71bird  ?  i do like the " shotgun " scoop too, do you have any more pics?
 

Running a YC Code 455, Crane 041 cam, Offenhauser dual quad intake with twin 600 cfm carbs, NOS 150-300 nitrous system, Ported iron heads, Pete Jackson gear drive, Headman headers with 3" exhaust, Turbo 400 trans with B&M racepack, etc........
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Sir english firebird on December 07, 2007, 05:04:20 AM
woooooooo sounds good to me! I love power!!! I dont htink you can ever have enough......
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: norwood on December 07, 2007, 08:22:12 PM
That thing  just looks fast,  and I'm sure it is.....
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: poncholvr on December 07, 2007, 09:23:27 PM
man i got a woody -lol nice pics pro71/ extrmes---
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: poncholvr on December 07, 2007, 09:26:47 PM
man i got a woody -lol nice pics pro71/ extrmes---

the tach looks hesitant!!! not working right??
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on August 24, 2008, 11:13:49 PM
Since it's been almost a year. Hammer your going to like these. I did get allot more work done on the car. I got it to a few shows. Won some trophy's. ;D
We've had a lot of rain so I was able to get the interior together. This is how it will be till I get some funds. I spoke with an interior place. He's going to start by making me a Targa top for it. Then maybe next winter it will be going in for a full leather interior. I'm thinking an off white or a tan???
Anyway heres a few updated pics of the interior and at a show.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/doorpanels013.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/doorpanels010.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/doorpanels011.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/doorpanels009.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/Musclecarpaloosa08008.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/Musclecarpaloosa08002.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/Musclecarpaloosa08003.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/Musclecarpaloosa08001.jpg)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Rick on August 25, 2008, 11:22:21 PM
I'm telling you -- you gotta bring that to the Nationals.  You'll mop up in the class. ;)

We lucked ou this year on the weather until late on Sunday during the awards -- THEN we got hit with a brief shower.  Otherwise it was sunny and warm all 3 days.  So getting the top done might be a good idea. :D
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: cuog on August 26, 2008, 09:14:06 AM
I love the dash you made for that, very clean, not too big a fan of the gauges in the console though.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: blue81ta on August 26, 2008, 05:59:04 PM
If the weather cooperates, I'll get to see that sweet machine again this Sunday....lucky me.  :) :)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: rkellerjr on August 26, 2008, 06:19:26 PM
I agree with Rick, that is a bodacious car and would have easily won this year.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on August 26, 2008, 06:38:10 PM
Now you guys are making me feel bad for not going. :'(
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Rick on August 26, 2008, 08:59:45 PM
Now you guys are making me feel bad for not going. :'(

You should.  Imagine how we felt, seeing that trophy go to somebody else. :-\
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on August 26, 2008, 10:52:12 PM
I would have been paniced anyways when the rain started coming down. I propably would have ran off before the throphys anyway. :-\
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Pro71bird on November 16, 2008, 09:50:41 PM
Wow......your T/A is looking better & better. I have not done much with mine lately, started it up the other day to charge the battery. Here's a quick video. http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=r1eoeq&s=3

(http://i35.tinypic.com/x3isux.jpg)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on November 16, 2008, 10:48:29 PM
Thanks. I havn't done a lot to it this summer. Just a few small things. I'm getting ready now to tear it down. I'm going to be installing a 500 style steering box with a Type II PS pump. Then I'm going to be redoing the complete exhaust again for the third time. Theres no room under the car for mufflers so I'm forced to run the Supertrapps out back. The Super trapps don't flow enough so there going away. I'm going to pull the interior cut out the floor run a new exhaust and build a new floor around it.
Heres a video I made a few weeks ago before I put it to bed.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahWdiQ_np7g
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: kentuckyyeti on November 17, 2008, 06:10:36 PM
Hammer, you know that Tracey's car started out like yours, right?  A 76 LE ;)  With maybe a mod or two.  Nothing too EXTREME ;D 
I am absolutely fascinated by his car and all the creativity that went into it.  Have been ever since he first posted pics at TAC.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on November 17, 2008, 09:57:07 PM
Wow, thanks guys, I knew people liked it but I had no ideal how much. I am honored for the Foose reference Hammer. That means a lot and makes all the hard work worth doing.
I didn't have a clue that my car was anything special when I first bought it. I don't think the guy I got it from knew either and he owned it since 1983. There were only a couple tell tale signs of what it was when I first got it but I never thought anything of it. When I was about half way through the project I found out what it is. I thought about putting it back to stock but it was to far gone at that point in time. But now it has taken on a whole new life. I think it's happy now.
Hammer your welcome to a ride in it anytime.  If all goes as planned I'm hoping to have it at the Nats this year. I have some stuff that needs to get finished yet. Like the roof for one. I have a few more things I'm planning on doing this winter.
Theres so much more I have planned for it but it all takes time.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: pat on November 17, 2008, 10:25:40 PM
i think we can do that to your car hammer lol
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: rkellerjr on November 18, 2008, 01:04:39 AM
I think your car is done Tracy, I'll bring mine up and you can spend some time and money on it!!  ;)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on November 19, 2008, 07:56:11 AM
You have a deal Hammer, As long as it doesn'r rain I will have it at Saratoga.
Rich, you know there never done. ;D
But feel free to bring your car up. I'll hook it up for you.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: brian c on November 19, 2008, 11:32:13 AM
Can't wait until Saratoga to see your car Tracy. It's an awesome piece of work. Congrats to you!!

Are you planning on any other shows the coming season? Syracuse perhaps??
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on November 19, 2008, 06:52:00 PM
I am planning on taking it to every show I can. I havn't mapped them all out yet since I'm not sure when they all are yet.
I would have taken it out a lot more this year. But the day of the Saratoga show it was pouring at my house. I waited around till 10:00am and it never slowed down so I just drove up to check out the show.
The car club I'm in ARK goes to Syracuse everyyear for a couple of days. This year I wanted to take it up but being it was going to be a couple of days I didn't want to chance it.
In March it's going in to have a Targa top made. So if I'm at a show at least I can close it up and not have a flooded car.
So hopefully I can catch up to some of you guys this year.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: rkellerjr on November 20, 2008, 09:03:04 AM
Rich, you know there never done. ;D
But feel free to bring your car up. I'll hook it up for you.

Alright, a free restoration!!  I'm calling the tow truck now, I can have it at your place next week ;D
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on November 20, 2008, 03:40:53 PM
Cool Rich. I just got the bottles of my cutting torches filled. My plasma cutter is ready waiting. So bring it up. ;D
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on November 20, 2008, 04:21:23 PM
Any of my friends will tell ya I love to cut things up. ;D
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: brian c on November 20, 2008, 07:03:51 PM
Cool Rich. I just got the bottles of my cutting torches filled. My plasma cutter is ready waiting. So bring it up. ;D
LMAO............................... Oh man, I think I soild myself......huhhhhhh. 

Hammer

Umm that's soiled not solid.

Hey, someone's gotta fill in for Jeff every now and then :)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on November 20, 2008, 10:27:43 PM

Umm that's soiled not solid.

Believe me Brian....it was solid!  LOL  Point well taken! hahahaha

Hammer

Either way you spell it, it'd still be messy.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on November 21, 2008, 12:01:21 AM
Either way you spell it, it'd still be messy.
Thank goodness for big people wipes......   Getting older stinks.

Hammer

Tell me about it.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: rkellerjr on November 21, 2008, 06:23:03 AM
Cool Rich. I just got the bottles of my cutting torches filled. My plasma cutter is ready waiting. So bring it up. ;D

;D
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on July 11, 2009, 10:57:05 PM
I havn't been on here in some time so I figured I post some new pics. I updated the car with some graphics. Also replaced the complete exhaust system.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/Newgraphicspics003.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/Newgraphicspics001.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/pinstripping004.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/pinstripping003.jpg)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on July 11, 2009, 11:38:22 PM
Heres a link to a video of pics I made of the build.

http://www.dailymotion.com/monz78/video/16528076
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: ronnie on July 12, 2009, 01:44:05 AM
xtrmeta, that car is insane!!! im not a fan of big body modifications but there is no denying, you have something very impressive here, great work! as for putting a BBC into your car... rock on! if its as fast as it looks, which im sure it is, you did the right thing! i bet it sounds awesome...
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on July 12, 2009, 09:48:08 AM
I also forgot a did some major upgrades over the winter. I had to swap out the headers and exhaust system. The old exhaust was3" tubing and I was running Dynomax headers with 1 7/7 primarys to 2" collectors.
I swapped in Hooker Supercomp 2 1/8 primary to 3 1/5 collectors to a complete 3 1/3 exhaust running Flowmaster Delta 40 Race mufflers.
The first pic shows the difference in the header size.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/headerpics002.jpg)

All installed. And yes I had to pull the motor to get the new ones in. The old ones just dropped out the bottom.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/headerpics009.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/headersproject003.jpg)

They do tuck up in there pretty good.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/headersproject001.jpg)

The mufflers to give you an idea of the size.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/headerspics010.jpg)

I had to run them up over the rear crossmember then dump them out in front of the tires.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/headerproject005.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/headerproject001.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/headerproject013.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/headerproject014.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/headerproject016.jpg)

I made the system in two pieces so it can be removed easily. I used v-clamps which work great.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/headerproject009.jpg)

Heres the exhaust mocked up.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/headerproject008.jpg)

Everything coat with HEI 2200 degree ceramic coating. Which by the way lasted 5 minutes. Next winter I will be sending them in to be Jethot coated.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/headerproject020.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/headerproject020.jpg)

All installed and done for now. I also cleaned up and repainted the whole bottom of the car before the exhaust went on.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/headerproject030.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/headerproject031.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/headerproject039.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/headerproject035.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/headerproject033.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/headerproject032.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/headerproject034.jpg)

Then lastly there was a whole lot of cutting going on.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/headerproject018.jpg)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on July 12, 2009, 09:56:50 AM
The other winter project was adding power steering. I removed it for a 69 Camaro manual box to save on weight.
Now I have a 600 mini box with rack and pinon internals thats been powder coated.
I type two GM mini pump with external tank.
Since I'm driving it and it's not going to be just a race car anymore I figured I'd make it easyier to drive.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/powersteeringparts003.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/powersteeringparts005.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/powersteeringparts006.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/powersteeringparts007.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/powersteeringparts014.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/powersteeringparts015.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/powersteeringparts019.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/headerpics006.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/powersteeringparts022.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/powersteeringparts025.jpg)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Jolley_Man666 on July 14, 2009, 02:40:28 PM
That is one sweet ride
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Justin on July 22, 2009, 01:34:37 PM
Wow. I havent seen this car on here before. This is one sweet ride. So what have you done with it as far as racing? I saw in one of your older posts you said it had 800+HP. is it still around there and what numbers have you run. IS this street legal?
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: brian c on July 22, 2009, 03:58:10 PM
Justin,

Yeah one of his vids shows him driving down the street with his daughter and I believe there are a few stills of that as well - way it should be :) So I'd say its street legal.

Good guy too as he'll share info if you want to build something similar.

Looks amazing Xtrme!
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: blue81ta on July 22, 2009, 07:12:37 PM
Do you ever really quit fixing your car.....lol?  It looks super sweet but a disclaimer requiring sunglasses should be made for viewing the pictures.  She is bright with all that chrome.   ;D  Let us know if it is easier to steering with the new gearbox?  Keep on posting those pictures of progress and keep up the great work.

Hammer, I've had the pleasure of seeing this sweet ride in person and let me tell you..... The color on the car really POPS in the sunlight, so sunglasses are a MUST.... not mention all the chrome. :o :) 8) The craftsmanship done by Mr. extrme_ta is phenomenal. 8)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on July 22, 2009, 07:39:06 PM
Thanks for all the kind words guys. Hammer I have a very long list of stuff I want to do. New wheels and tires, air ride, finish the interior. Which is still in the shop. Hopefully I will be picking it up this friday.
Oh and there is no chrome on the car. I hate chrome. It's all polished alumium. Yea OK it's pretty close to the same.
Car started out as a drag car running 12 pounds of boost which put's it over 1000HP. After driving it a few times on the highway it was hard to handle at that so I swapped out the pulleys and now run it at 6 punds. Much better for street driving.
Anyone that knows me can tell you I love talking about cars and I love sharing what I did to my car.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: RRR76TA on July 22, 2009, 07:45:03 PM
Looks very nice
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: rkellerjr on July 22, 2009, 11:16:23 PM
Tracy, next time you get bored let me know.  I'm going to let you spend your time and money on my car and see what we come up with ;D
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Justin on July 23, 2009, 09:06:12 AM
Where are the videos at? I didnt see them on the other pages.Man that thing is sooooo sweet. Amazing.

   Hey I have a "friend" with a 2005 Mitsubishi Evo VIII who says there no street legal muscle car out there that he cant beat on the track. He only has had port and polish ,cams,different head,  and he upgraded his turbo to a borgwarner and is running 33lbs and has about 600hp to it at the wheels. It's of course all wheel drive. He thinks muscle cars are all slow and heavy. It would just be funny to see you blow his doors off at the track. Just woud be cool. Hes one of those know it alls
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on July 23, 2009, 05:27:56 PM
Where are the videos at? I didnt see them on the other pages.Man that thing is sooooo sweet. Amazing.

   Hey I have a "friend" with a 2005 Mitsubishi Evo VIII who says there no street legal muscle car out there that he cant beat on the track. He only has had port and polish ,cams,different head,  and he upgraded his turbo to a borgwarner and is running 33lbs and has about 600hp to it at the wheels. It's of course all wheel drive. He thinks muscle cars are all slow and heavy. It would just be funny to see you blow his doors off at the track. Just woud be cool. Hes one of those know it alls

There are allot of guys out there like that that think they have the fastest car in the world. Then somebody blows there doors off and they have every excuse in the world. 600HP awd cars are impressive. My car is street legal as far as me having a friend who passes the inspection for me. So yes it is technically street legal.
Tell your friend running his car at 33 pounds of boost it will not be running for long.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on July 23, 2009, 05:46:26 PM
Heres a link to some video's. These are older ones. The joyride one has the old exhaust. the new exhaust one sounds bad because it was in the garage.
I have to make a few new ones.
The transformation one youtube deleted the audio track. I have one on a different server with sound.

http://www.zshare.net/video/59388838962b7922/


http://www.youtube.com/user/monz78

Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: 4SPEED on July 23, 2009, 11:56:12 PM
very sweet ride. where did you get the tilt front end.  i want a 79 front end and fiberglass doors to.  I want to lambo the doors and have the front end tilt. and all the wheel flers & spoilers will be glassed onto the car.  here is a pic of my car i pro-steeted 6 years ago.
its not as nice as yours or detailed, but i like it.
(http://www.78ta.com/gallery2/main.php/d/17077-1/06.JPG)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Justin on July 24, 2009, 09:01:17 AM
Where are the videos at? I didnt see them on the other pages.Man that thing is sooooo sweet. Amazing.

   Hey I have a "friend" with a 2005 Mitsubishi Evo VIII who says there no street legal muscle car out there that he cant beat on the track. He only has had port and polish ,cams,different head,  and he upgraded his turbo to a borgwarner and is running 33lbs and has about 600hp to it at the wheels. It's of course all wheel drive. He thinks muscle cars are all slow and heavy. It would just be funny to see you blow his doors off at the track. Just woud be cool. Hes one of those know it alls

There are allot of guys out there like that that think they have the fastest car in the world. Then somebody blows there doors off and they have every excuse in the world. 600HP awd cars are impressive. My car is street legal as far as me having a friend who passes the inspection for me. So yes it is technically street legal.
Tell your friend running his car at 33 pounds of boost it will not be running for long.

  Oh I do tell him but he says its built in Japan so it will all be fine. Hes not getting any work done with his tranny or anything. its all engine work. But hes not even changing out his piston rings or doing anything to make sure the car will last more then one run. It should be completely done here in a few weeks. Hes clueless sometimes.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on July 24, 2009, 04:41:45 PM
very sweet ride. where did you get the tilt front end.  i want a 79 front end and fiberglass doors to.  I want to lambo the doors and have the front end tilt. and all the wheel flers & spoilers will be glassed onto the car.  here is a pic of my car i pro-steeted 6 years ago.
its not as nice as yours or detailed, but i like it.
(http://www.78ta.com/gallery2/main.php/d/17077-1/06.JPG)

US Body Source has the nose. They have the 78 style too. As far as the fiberglass doors you can't use the regular windows with them. They have to be lexan. And this is just my opinion but lambo doors shouldn't be on a T/A. Thats a ricer thing. Please don't ruin such a nice car.
As far as the fiberglass wheel spoilers the best deal I found on those was on E-Bay.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on July 24, 2009, 04:43:14 PM
Where are the videos at? I didnt see them on the other pages.Man that thing is sooooo sweet. Amazing.

   Hey I have a "friend" with a 2005 Mitsubishi Evo VIII who says there no street legal muscle car out there that he cant beat on the track. He only has had port and polish ,cams,different head,  and he upgraded his turbo to a borgwarner and is running 33lbs and has about 600hp to it at the wheels. It's of course all wheel drive. He thinks muscle cars are all slow and heavy. It would just be funny to see you blow his doors off at the track. Just woud be cool. Hes one of those know it alls

There are allot of guys out there like that that think they have the fastest car in the world. Then somebody blows there doors off and they have every excuse in the world. 600HP awd cars are impressive. My car is street legal as far as me having a friend who passes the inspection for me. So yes it is technically street legal.
Tell your friend running his car at 33 pounds of boost it will not be running for long.

  Oh I do tell him but he says its built in Japan so it will all be fine. Hes not getting any work done with his tranny or anything. its all engine work. But hes not even changing out his piston rings or doing anything to make sure the car will last more then one run. It should be completely done here in a few weeks. Hes clueless sometimes.

I highly dought the motor is pushing 600HP. If it gets even close the trans and axle will be toasted. But he will have to learn the hard way. Some people just don't listen and have to learn the hard way.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Justin on July 24, 2009, 05:01:38 PM
yeah. Your right. He is that guy that everyone learns from. He makes all the mistakes. hes talking about running Meth
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: RENOVATIONS on July 24, 2009, 10:19:59 PM
hes talking about running Meth

Maybe he's smoking it, too  :D :D
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Justin on July 24, 2009, 10:29:31 PM
^^^^Wouldn't put it past him.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on July 24, 2009, 10:33:48 PM
hes talking about running Meth

Let me know how that works out.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Justin on July 24, 2009, 10:37:19 PM
hes talking about running Meth

Let me know how that works out.

  Well I bet like most who have read it you laughed a little and shook your head. That says enough. I'll be filming it so you will all see it when its done and he races at the track..it'll be one sad day.  FOR HIM
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on July 24, 2009, 11:10:00 PM
I had a friend like that. He had a 70 Roadrunner with a 440 4 speed. He said his car could beat anything out there. No excuses. At the time I had a 70 Camaro with a built 350 in it. He said there was no way a small block could take out his car. We raced and it was like he had the brakes on. I beat him real bad. When he pulled up he told me "My front tire has a plug so I had to take it easy" Pretty funny.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Kevin on July 24, 2009, 11:18:16 PM
My dad's having a 440 built for his car, I'd bet his 70 Charger could romp most anything out there.  Mopars are the best.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on July 24, 2009, 11:38:41 PM
My dad's having a 440 built for his car, I'd bet his 70 Charger could romp most anything out there.  Mopars are the best.

Thats a mighty big statement right there. You gotta love the guy that says "My dad is."
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Kevin on July 25, 2009, 01:11:55 AM
You gotta love someone who doesn't know what he's saying too. By the way, I pay for everything on my car buddy. Get your facts straight... By the way, is that like a wing on there? I wasn't saying his could beat yours or some crap, frankly I don't care. I was just saying bud... By the way, you could ask a lot of people on here, and I'm not one to brag about what my dad has or some crap, because that's not my personality. Lol... By the way, his is mostly a stock car. He has the original 318 in the car, and everything in their is original save the flowmaster exhaust. Everything is stock... So I'm sure your street machine could beat it, but we aren't out to race somebody because frankly, we've got nothing to prove to anyone haha. So chill...
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on July 25, 2009, 10:26:48 AM
Dude, you really need to go back and read what you posted. Here let me remind you in case you forgot.

Quote from: Anastasiofan92 on July 24, 2009, 11:18:16 PM
My dad's having a 440 built for his car, I'd bet his 70 Charger could romp most anything out there.  Mopars are the best.

Sound familure. And you never once heard me say anything bad about you or your car. I'm not like that. I was responding to your comment. I am also a big Mopar fan. I think you are the one that really needs to chill here. Your acting like I attacked you.

And yes that is a wing on the back. If you've ever driven a 9 second car dwon the 1/4 mile you'd appreciate that wing.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Kevin on July 25, 2009, 11:15:52 AM
What does it do? Offer downforce I guess?
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on July 25, 2009, 11:55:13 AM
That's basiclly what it does. Once you get a car with huge tires over 100MPH they start to sway a bit in the back. The wing forces the rear of the car down making it more stable and giving it more traction plus helps it stay straight.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: justin815 on August 02, 2009, 08:20:53 AM
Where are the videos at? I didnt see them on the other pages.Man that thing is sooooo sweet. Amazing.

   Hey I have a "friend" with a 2005 Mitsubishi Evo VIII who says there no street legal muscle car out there that he cant beat on the track. He only has had port and polish ,cams,different head,  and he upgraded his turbo to a borgwarner and is running 33lbs and has about 600hp to it at the wheels. It's of course all wheel drive. He thinks muscle cars are all slow and heavy. It would just be funny to see you blow his doors off at the track. Just woud be cool. Hes one of those know it alls

i have a friend that has an evo 8 with upgraded turbo that's capable of 38psi, but he's not running that much because the stock evo block can only handle 500hp at the crank. he's saving up for an aftermarket block. if your friend is thinking 600hp at the wheels that thing is gonna shoot the pistons through the hood.........please video tape it.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Justin on August 02, 2009, 12:10:56 PM
oh I plan on it. he got the biggest turbo borgwarner has that he can use and its capable of much more then 33lbs. There are so many things that good go wrong I think its going to be very interesting and exciting to watch and hear his excuse.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on August 02, 2009, 02:06:24 PM
Some peole just really don't have a clue as to what a turbo or supercharger reeally do. ON a stock block I wouldn't push any more than 8 to 10 psi into it. Anymore than that and you will learn the hard way.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Justin on August 02, 2009, 02:11:29 PM
oh its not going to be a stock block. inside. hes getting a bunch of performance things done but all in the stock black so I will have the camera ready.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: jphillips3333 on August 02, 2009, 02:17:20 PM
I ran between 6&7 psi boost on a 144cu-in B&M blower ... I was always started to blow oil around the front & rear of the intake/block location six months down the road  ...350 chevy in a Z-28.  It had a plate nitrous system under the carb as well ...quick little car.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Sir english firebird on August 03, 2009, 04:27:25 AM
Theres a whole minefield when it comes to "forced induction" so many variables to consider.
Yes you can make stupid power but at what cost and i dont just mean ㄒㄒ sorry $$$$.

By the way Xtreme, the cars looking HOT !!!!
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Frode_skj on August 23, 2010, 01:27:44 PM
Just found this car, and I got to say its an awesome one :D any updates on it?
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on August 23, 2010, 05:53:17 PM
Well due to a major life change which is forcing me to sell the T/A. If anyone is interested.
I'm asking $25,900. I have over $50,000 into the car but need a quick sale. The car has been getting a whole new interior over the last year and it is not done yet. If anyone wants it I could have it completed or I could just put the one back in that was in it. Its also posted over on Racing Junk.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Bandit455 on August 24, 2010, 12:20:44 AM
Nice Bird...I like where you got the pipes coming out.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: 79kopta on March 27, 2011, 11:54:21 AM
i am interested in doing a targa top on my 79 do you have any suggestions on how to do it? is there a site that offers a kit?
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Sir english firebird on March 27, 2011, 02:35:17 PM
I think Tracey did it himself. A clever guy.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: brian c on March 27, 2011, 03:40:56 PM
You might want to hit him up over on TAC as he seems to frequent that site.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on March 27, 2011, 09:24:28 PM
I did the Targa top myself. Did all the fabrication work. Keep in mind you can not just cut out the roof because these are unibody cars. My car has a full frame plus a 10 point cage in it. If this is something you really want to do I could help you. I spent hundreds of hours on it.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on March 27, 2011, 09:30:06 PM
Hey guys I havnt been around in a long time on this site or over at TAC. I havnt been online on months. Going through some personal problems which I have pretty much worked out. Getting used to a whole new life.
Then I had some problems with my heart which really set me back. My car has been sitting for months because I have been to sick to work on it.
A long story with the interior, the short version the shop that the car was at for a year and a half scammed about 75 people now and the guy ended up in jail. Still undergoing sentencing in 10 different counties. So far hes up to 12 years in jail
I ended up getting my car back with a stripped out interior with all the original stuff missing. So I'm starting from scratch and I'm building a whole new sheet metal dash for it. I have the basic framing done now working on getting it closed it then I found a different place thats going to do all the fabric work.
I'll try to stop around more to keep you guys updated.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Sir english firebird on March 28, 2011, 03:47:20 AM
Nice to see you back mate and im pleased that your through it.

Sorry to hear about the car. It just seems to be the " trend " at the moment.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Justin on March 28, 2011, 11:55:58 AM
Wow. I am glad you are feeling better. Good luck with your car. It really seems like no one can be trusted these days. I hope everything gets back to the way you want it.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: blue81ta on March 28, 2011, 06:53:23 PM
Sorry to hear about the problems with your T/A. Sooo many crooks out there. Best wishes for good health go out to you.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on March 28, 2011, 07:15:09 PM
Well my heatth problems have a long way to go. My heart is bad and can not be fixed. There looking into some options now. I let it get me really down for a long time then desided I needed to move forward with my life.
I have worked on the car alittle bit. It has a long way to go. I dont have the money to buy any of the interior stuff it needs so for now its going to just have to sit till I can figure everything out and get some money.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Sir english firebird on March 29, 2011, 04:22:26 AM
Good luck to you.

hang in there mate.

Steve.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: JoshRiess on March 08, 2012, 12:40:50 AM
Got any pics of the underside of the car ? Like coilovers and body mounts?
           JOSH
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on March 08, 2012, 07:49:37 AM
I thought I had some in photobucket but they don't seem to be there. But heres a video with lots of pics on the car.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4HFHWWyOv4&feature=g-upl&context=G24da041AUAAAAAAAAAA
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Justin on March 08, 2012, 03:56:38 PM
cool video. Thanks for sharing. How are you doing health wise?
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: joe d on March 08, 2012, 05:33:59 PM
here we go again with the garage envy
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: ksirb94 on March 08, 2012, 11:54:14 PM
No offence but when I first saw the picture of your car i thought... What the ?! and then I saw your video and was like wow that is an amazing amount of time and work that was put into a truly one of a kind car that no one else has. Great car and awesome video.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Sir english firebird on April 06, 2012, 04:48:33 PM
Hows it going Xtreme Ta ?
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on June 12, 2012, 11:25:21 PM
No offence but when I first saw the picture of your car i thought... What the ?! and then I saw your video and was like wow that is an amazing amount of time and work that was put into a truly one of a kind car that no one else has. Great car and awesome video.

So you thought what the in a bad way??
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on June 12, 2012, 11:26:37 PM
Hows it going Xtreme Ta ?
Sorry I havn't been around I don't get online much these days. I try to stop over at TAC once in a while I always seem to forget about stopping in here. Heath wise I'm still in a holding pattern. But still pushing forward.
The T/A has been sitting for a couple of years now. I did start to build a custom sheet metal dash last year I got it pretty close to finished on the fab part then stopped working on it. About 6 months ago I  decided I didn't like it and pulled it back out and scrapped it. Then I put a stock dash back in it I just wanted to drive it so I was just going to through it back together.
Then I came to my senses and pulled that back out and this past weekend I started to work on a fiberglass dash and console. So far I'm really liking it.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on June 12, 2012, 11:33:59 PM
So the new plan is fiberglass dash and console with the dash rolling onto the doors. The dash , console and door inserts are going to be Gomango to match the exterior. The seats and remaining door panels are going to be tan. The rear well tub area will be black and tan. It's going to have black carpet. It's coming together now. I just need to get some money to buy the carpet and materials for the doors and kick panels.
So far I'm really happy with how the dash is turning out. I've done allot of mods on it. I also had to add about three inches in width. Plus a number of gauge pods which I decided to recess them all. The one all the way over on the passenger side is going to be a clock encase anyone is wondering.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/photobucket-2990-1337916810217.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/photobucket-5160-1338945301907.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/photobucket-1436-1338945279602.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/photobucket-10440-1339299194251.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/photobucket-5099-1339299128288.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/photobucket-1434-1339372258676.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/photobucket-6991-1337463504456.jpg)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: joe d on June 13, 2012, 05:30:18 AM
nice job
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on June 23, 2012, 10:56:06 PM
Made some more progress today. Started working on the gauge pod for the speedo and tach.

The templet all made.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/photobucket-1886-1340495808015.jpg)

Templet mounted in the dash.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/photobucket-2040-1340495827296.jpg)

The foam all applied.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/photobucket-16286-1340495861762.jpg)

Started the shaping.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/photobucket-1950-1340495881681.jpg)

Almost the final product before the glass goes on.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/photobucket-1313-1340495899223.jpg)

It was a very productive day not only was I working on the T/A dash but installing a rocker and quarter section in my ZR2 Blazer.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/ZR2/photobucket-1369-1340495919988.jpg)

Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: RainMan on June 23, 2012, 11:15:55 PM
Wow when you do things you go all out . I never knew a dash like that existed . Looks like got skills
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on June 24, 2012, 12:03:12 AM
This is a race car dash made for door slammers so it's very basic. Its modeled after a 2000 Grand Am. I'm doing a bunch of changes to it. I'm just getting started. Still have to build the center part of the dash and meets the console and build the console.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: bobspacin80ta on June 24, 2012, 01:36:29 PM
That looks awesome!
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: Tin Indians Rule on June 24, 2012, 10:40:54 PM
Having your skills would be wonderful. I'd then only need Hitman's money. LOL

Just incredible from beginning to end.
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on June 28, 2012, 11:32:43 PM
I found some time to work on the dash today. I got the fist coat of glass on it. Going to put the second coat on tomorrow. With the AC running in the garage it's not drying to fast.  ;D
 

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/xtrmes10/Trans%20Am/photobucket-8593-1340931535328.jpg)
Title: Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
Post by: xtrmeta on June 28, 2012, 11:33:46 PM
Having your skills would be wonderful. I'd then only need Hitman's money. LOL

Just incredible from beginning to end.

Thanks I wish I had some money too. Thats the good thing about the stuff I'm doing now. Not much cost in it.