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Offline 77TRANS-AM400

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« on: June 05, 2014, 06:29:25 PM »
hi everyone. I am new to all this. I had a 74 firebird back in highschool and I recently picked up this beauty of a 77 and I am rebuilding a 69 Pontiac 400 to go in her....I think she's great, but she's far from done.
I managed to pick her up for $5000 and the interior has been refinished already. new hurst T-tops, new springs and shackles, the rear end has been done with a newly rebuilt 3.73 posi. the tranny is a rebuilt  turbo 400 with a B&M stage 2 shift kit and a 2800 stall converter with a B&M ratchet shifter inside.
Now i'm rebuilding the motor. A 1969 Pontiac 400. new forged pistons .030 over. complete with new cam, lifters, rods, rockers, and newly rebuilt heads. She' gat a holley intake manifold now with a holley 650 double pumper carb.........hopefully it'll be in this weekend....lots of work has been done so far, yet i'm far from done
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Re: new member
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2014, 09:13:43 AM »
Welcome to the board... Nice looking red 77.....
Gotta get that bird on the hood..  :)


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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2014, 01:46:30 PM »
Welcome! post some more pics when you can looks good was it restored at some point?
-Rick
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2014, 10:53:23 AM »
The guy I bought it from was in the process of trying to restore it. the interior is completely finished, factory black. Minus the radio. the underside has been re-done, minus the trunk floor. And the paint is original still. The engine doesn't match the serial number of the car, but it's even better....it's a 400 built in 1969, which is the year before they put the restrictions on factory horsepower output. It's an early XH block that (according to my research and help from my local Pontiac dealer) put out 365 hp from factory. I honestly don't think the guy I bought it from knew what he had....I bought it for $5000...I think I stole it from him haha
as soon as I can figure out how to shrink the pics I've got i'll post some more

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Re: new member
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2014, 12:44:20 PM »
Nice! Post photos to photobucket or imageshack then link them here with image URL. that usually works.
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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2014, 03:49:55 PM »
you got it for 5 GRAND??   holy cow..!!  That IS a steal…  congratulations…!!
i would also love to see more photos….

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Re: new member
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2014, 03:40:21 PM »
here's another pic

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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2014, 03:41:56 PM »
One inside

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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2014, 03:43:27 PM »
I was pushing it on the trailer lol

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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2014, 04:59:46 PM »
the interior has been all redone already, which is nice

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« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2014, 02:25:10 PM »
that's nice with interior, interiors things were hard for me to chase down and cost a lot reproduction wise
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« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2014, 08:54:42 AM »
So far I'm loving it. it's a project, but I'm having fun trying to figure everything out.... :)