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Project "Def Wish"

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I'd like to introduce you to my newest Project, I call her "Def Wish". A Black2000 Trans Am Convertible. So what's the big deal ? Her powerplant is a 540ci Big Block Chevy with a 1050 Dominator Carb! The Transmission is a Turbo 400 with a reverse valve body and 5500 stall converter with a Moser 12 bolt rear end,33 spline axles a spool with 3.73 rear gears. I bought this as a running project from a buddy of mine in Wisconsin. It is my task to finish up this incredible build, enough story onto the pictures and video!


Click here for video! (Running through headers only)

A video of idle ...Headers,Y-pipe running through a flowmaster

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I can ask my buddy but he never mentioned it!

Yeah it's the first BBC convertible combo I've even heard about

Building 2x3 1/4" wall tubing to tie everything together,recessing it into the floor pan- I'm hoping for a street car that has the ability to run 9.99 at the track. Should be a fun project!

The biggest issue I am going to have will be the 5500 stall, the 4.56 will just provide the low end needed to pass semi's and prius's!

Upgrading heads to Dart 355's with a larger Intake to supply the volume this large of an engine requires.

Still doing alot of the wiring the car didn't have (brake lights,headlights, turn signals,gauges). Having a custom rollcage built that won't be seen with the top up- required to even make a single pass at my local track.

I won't be happy without a 9 sec na pass then on to F2 procharger!

Once everthing get's tied in together, Everything will be just fine, but just one pass down the highway without them yielded ground effect - body seperation. The cage will simply help hold everything together once tied in to the custom subframe connectors.

A couple of my buddies at the shop have talked me into having a 300 shot on it for the initial tests at the track - so N/A or Nitrous she will be a handful!

Well gentlelman, after a lil more research into this project I have decided to go twin turbo... Stainless works makes the turbo headers which was my largest fear. The turbo's should give me a little more room for error on the street vs the procharger while they ramp in the boost I have decided on large fram T4 Nothing smaller than 76mm ball bearing turbos with my limit hovering around the newer 92mm's.

I am not building the car for any one particular class just to have a fun toy for the weekends, I wanna be the guy they talk about when they say "There is always someone faster"

You got it SNM! Time to get serious with this thing!

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