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wildbird's 1988 Pontiac Firebird Trans AM GTA
fresh 355 bored .30 over 4 Bolt Main Vortec Block
10243880 Gm cast Block
Blueprinted Performance build ( bored with thrust plates)
9.7 to 1 Compression
Milodon Main Cap Bolts
Eagle 5140 Forged Steel "SIR" Lightweight Connecting Rods
ARP Rod Bolts
Eagle 4340 Forged steel crank
Upgraded Clevite 77 H Bearings
Kieth Black Hypereutectic -12cc dished pistons
dura-bond hi performance coated cam bearings
Pioneer heavy duty brass freeze plugs
Internally Balanced Eagle rotating assembly (rated at 650 horsepower)
LS7 Lifters
Heavy duty flywheel
New harmonic balancer
LT1 mini Starter
Highflow radiator
High flow water Pump
ARP headbolts
Rebuilt L98 heads with manely springs, retainers, screw in studs
SA performance double timing chain

218/228 .492"/.492" 112 LSA

Comp Cams 1.5 roller tip rockers

FIRST Injection TPI unit
870cfm Monoblade throttlebody
Aeromotive Adjustable fuel Pressure regulator
Custom Fuel Lines
SLP's CAI with K&N air filter and SLP's special modded intake hoses
IAT relocated to SLP CAI box
180 thermostat
Hypertech 4028 200/185 degree fan switch
SVO 24lb Injectors
Heated O2 sensor

Melling 10553 Oil pump
hardned pick up
L98 Oil Pan

stock gauges with white face gauges
blue led gauge lights
Autometer trasnsmission temp gauge

WS6+ suspension
aggressive street alignment (vetrucks specs)
Kuhmo Ecsta Ast 245/50/16 tires 30psi
Spohn Front end rebuild kit with poly tie rods
UMI Adjustable Strut mounts
KYB GR-2 Front struts
KYB Gas-a-just rear shocks
Eibach Pro-kit lowering springs
Heater hose spring mod
36mm front sway bar with poly bushings
24mm rear sway bar with poly bushings
Stock painted A arms poly bushings and poly ball joints
new poly front and rear sway bar endlinks
Front K-member Braces
UMI Steering Brace
BMR Strut Tower brace
BMR weld in outer subframe connectors
Alstons weld in Inner subframe connectors
BMR non adjust Torque arm with poly bushing
Edelbrock On car Adjustable panhard bar poly bushings
J & M Street non adjust Lower Control Arms
Founder Performance lower Control arm relocation Brackets

Transmission Mods........
Pro-Built 700R4 (rated at 600 hp)
corvette stall
Pan drilled for autometer temp gauge
B&M Shift Kit
Corvette Servo
tranny poly mount
Tranny cooler

Rear End mods.........
9 Bolt Borq warner 3.27 Gears
aluminum driveshaft
Neapco brute force u-Joints

Hedman longtube Street headers
Custom 3" y-pipe
Catco highflow Gutted converter
Flowmasters 80ís series 3.5 inch catback

New distributor
MSD 8.5 super conductor wires
accel Super coil

83 trans am Powerbulge cowl hood with carbon fiber locking pins
aftermarket hood insulator
20 percent window tint all around
Factory aluminum louvers
black Gta emblem swap
blacked out tailights all around

New Headliner
New carpet
redone GTA bucket seats with trans am stitched in headrest
redone rear seats
usa speed Beechwood floor mats with gold bird and trans am stitched in
redone sunvisors and side speaker covers
power to manual door conversion
Grant black 773 steering wheel with ponitac horn button
Dash pad cover with gold bird emblem stitched in
olive ash Dash kit with painted black dash and console
white face gauges with blue led lightning
blue led floor lights
Magellan GPS mounted on dash
ipod holder mounted on dash to connect to HD radio
white face HVAC with red led lighthing
ashtray delete coin holder conversion
red shift indicator led conversion
camaro Z28 auto leather shift knob
new black leather shift boot

Kenwood MP242 HD radio with dash kit
new factory replacement speakers
custom sub box with 12" infinity subwoofer
800 watt amp with blue lightning

MISC MODS.......
150lb weight reduction
tuned by PCMforless
rev limiter set at 5500rpms
New belt Tenisoner and pulley
AC delete pulley
New delco Alternator
Throttlebody Bypass delete
Oil Cooler delete
diverter valve delete
cruise control Delete
Washer fluid Delete
Cold Start Delete
Cat Delete
AC delete
EGR delete
Heater valve delete
Air delete
smog delete

Future mods:
afr 180 head (milled to 60cc to achieve 10.1 compression)
1.6 non align rockers
27lb pound injectors
vigilante 9.5 2800 stall
walbro fuel pump
fiberglass replacement wing
new paint
polish factory rims
swap rear gta rims for two front gta rims

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