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After seeing the commercial on TV for the new Trans Am in 1998 I wanted one but couldn't afford one. In 2003 I came accross the v-6 coupe for $300. It was smashed in the front and had a blown trans but all I envisioned was that WS6 TA. Started selling parts off it and buying the ones I needed...




...a little ******* frame straigtening...


Before and after pics...



I drove it with the v-6 for two years, then bought a 95 donor TA and starting converting...
 

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Wow, good job, you might want to do a write up for the others trying to convert a v-6 to a lt1. Also like the pickup in the background. Its the same color as my 90 camaro dd.
 

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Wow, good job, you might want to do a write up for the others trying to convert a v-6 to a lt1. Also like the pickup in the background. Its the same color as my 90 camaro dd.
Thanks, I still have that truck, bought it in 2000 with only 15k miles on it.
 

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So I ported the heads picked up a use Comp cams 280 XFI cam, bult my own sub frame connectors, and bought a 3000 RPM Edge racing converter. At this point I started going to the local track for test and tune. This was first time with street tires. Found these rare ROH wheels that are the same as the 94 Firehawk.



First time out I ran a best of 13.3. Went back the following week with a set of drag radials and ran a 12.8. The following year I kept tweaking and tuning to finally acheive my goal of an 11.9.


Of course this wan't enough, so I pulled the heads winter of 2010 to port them some more, add larger valves, had converter restalled to 3600 and ran a best of 11.63.


2011 was not a good year for me, although I got a SI engine with home ported heads to run mid-high 11's I spun it too high for too long and spun a rod bearing. Pulled that engine out and replaced with another SI short block with a six speed this time. The six speed was fun on the street but I prefer a high-stall auto. Anyway I wanted to try the six speed at the track, but once again had a bad day and spun bearings on another SI engine which ended the season for me. In the fall of 2011 I found a deal on a low mileage stroker engine with TFS heads. Over the winter I tore it down, added flat top pistons, had the crank polished, MB ported the TFS heads, LE custom cam, and a few other additions.



 

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Along the way with the help of this board, others like it, and many great people, I have done almost everything on my car myself including; painting my car, building the engines, rebuilding transmission, PCM tuning w/wideband, installing gears, building and fabricating different things like subframe connectors, custom this and custom that. I learned how to succussfully port heads with results to prove it. Along the way I have bought and sold many parts and cars to help gather the parts for my car and defray the costs of other stuff I needed and wanted. I am a true do-it-yourself hobbyist, and have done everything with minimal monies spent.
 

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Insane car... hell of an effort and doing it all yourself - You Dah Man!
Thanks, I've come along way and reached many goals with hundreds of hours of research and help from many others, but it wont be complete until I bring this car to the LTX shootout. It's not just a goal, it's a dream. That is the one thing I can't figure out how to do on a budget.
 

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Your the poster man for the do it yourself crowd. I wish everyone was willing to try and learn new skills like you. Now Mystery I'd like to ask a favor. Since I bought 98 and up front parts for my 95, I'm going to want to build my own ram air hood. What I don't have are the dimensions of the ram air scoops on the hood. If your willing, I would like fairly precise measurements of the scoops. Since they are the same on both sides one will do. What I need is the hight of the scoop starting at the front and going all the way to the back. 1 measurement every inch of travel would be good. If you would I would greatly appreciate it. If you undertake this task pm me with the hight dimensions.
 

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you sand bagger! that's my neck of the woods! kind of! i'm from Saratoga area Ny! one sexy ride!
 

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Your the poster man for the do it yourself crowd. I wish everyone was willing to try and learn new skills like you. Now Mystery I'd like to ask a favor. Since I bought 98 and up front parts for my 95, I'm going to want to build my own ram air hood. What I don't have are the dimensions of the ram air scoops on the hood. If your willing, I would like fairly precise measurements of the scoops. Since they are the same on both sides one will do. What I need is the hight of the scoop starting at the front and going all the way to the back. 1 measurement every inch of travel would be good. If you would I would greatly appreciate it. If you undertake this task pm me with the hight dimensions.
Coco, of course I will help you with this. I'm on vacation next week so I will PM with details and pictures.

you sand bagger! that's my neck of the woods! kind of! i'm from Saratoga area Ny! one sexy ride!
Do you go to the valley? If so let me know, I've had a bunch of people asking me to get together some time and go.
 

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Damn impressive work sir. That pa tag a photoshop?
 
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