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598ci 1978 Trans Am

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598ci 1978 Trans Am

Year: 1978
Make: Pontiac
Model: Trans Am

Front Suspension: QA1 coil overs,tubular uppers
Rear Suspension: Calvert Split-leaf Springs,Cal-Tracs bars
Rear Axle: Complete Moser 9 inch 35 spline axles 3.70 gears
Brakes: Wilwood master cylinder - Aerospace front brakes, rear brakes currently stock, Line lock
Wheels & Tires: Weld wheel Rodlites 3.5 x 15,10 x 15 with ET streets
Misc: 10 point chromoly cage,welded subframe connectors,NOS 2 stage kit,seperate fuel system for the NOS, Parachute Receiving hitch type mount, Stroud window net, Complete Painless wiring harness upgrade.

Paint & Body Removed ground spoilers
Color: All Black
Graphics: none

Seats: black race seats
Upholstery: stock black
Carpet: stock black
Dash: stock
Gauges: Autometer Ultra-lite with memory tach
Shifter: B&M Pistol Grip
Stereo System: N/A

Engine & Transmission
598 cu inch Scott Shafiroff Racing motor, Pump gas Big Dawg SS option, all the upgrades
Type: Merlin BBC Tall deck block
Camshaft: 714 lift custom solid roller, Hippo Lifters
Cylinder Heads: 355 cc Dart Pro 1 CNC 415cfm
Valvetrain: Hartland Sharp Roller Rockers with Shafiroff Stud Girdle
Induction: 1090 King Demon,Aeromotive A1000 fuel pump
Exhaust: Lemons 2 3/8 to 2 1/2 step headers 5 Inch Collector, 4 inch 10 Series Flowmasters
Transmission: Extreme Automatics Turbo-Glide 400 with a Griner Spragless T-brake, 4500 Stall
Cooling:Meziere 300 Series Electric pump,Jegs Alum Radiator,B&M Trans Cooler, Derale Dual Fans 4000cfm
Misc:March Performance Serpentine pulleys,MSD Digital 6 Ignition

Weight:3690lbs w/driver
Best 1/8: 1.41 60' 5.88@120.71mph
Best 1/4:1.41 60' 9.15@149.45mph

Both times are from the same pass launching out of 2nd gear with a Turbo-Glide 400 transmission from Extreme Automatics.

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Member: 598TransAm
Created: 01-02-06
Last Modified: 12-13-10
Views: 16892
Images: 6
Comments: 23

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598TransAm Thanks blkbrd77 03-16-12
blkbrd77 Dude I'm building my 78 black like yours bbc 468 400 trans not as wild as yours but with the same gm combo sweet ride love the fight you put up with 03-02-12
598TransAm yeah 250 shot 05-18-11
bryan67gto Sharp looking car. weres the Bowtie sticker ?? 03-23-11
bad69bird Ron is our token pontiac with a chevy motor in it. He's good peeps... :-) 01-06-11
598TransAm turd... lol I had a Pontiac guy touch the motor so its all good.. :) 12-31-10
candyman car looks nice but whats with the turd under the hood this is a pontiac site isnt it 12-28-10
598TransAm Pete.. Yeah at the time Butler said Pontiac pump gas N/A 650 max. so went with Chevy 09-30-10
pontiac pete very very nice but why didnt u do it with a pontiac engine - dollars? 07-08-10
598TransAm back when it did 10.40's on motor it ran a 9.75@144.13 on 250HP, picked up .30 with new shocks, still trying to get it hook so I can try spray again 12-24-08
GTOKID cool car whats it run on spray? 12-24-08
Crusader Car looks real good 11-30-08
Pontiac462 BAD ASS BIRD! 11-29-08
1965Lemans Nice motor choice "Bowtie" See ya down at HMP some time. 03-09-08
598TransAm Yeah I know the motor does suck.....Alot of fuel.... 01-18-08
Polar-Pontiac Nice car but the motor sucks ....Pontiac not Chevy Shit. 11-30-07
79bluebird looks bad ass 12-10-06
burningchrome Sweet!! 03-25-06
78TA nice looking car 01-26-06
FIREDup6975 cool car!! wink.... 01-23-06
Goatman That's one nas-t looking car. Very nice. 01-13-06
1bad77 That's one badass motor!!! 01-03-06
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