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Installing Hydroboost in my 1981 Trans Am

Installing Hydroboost in my Trans Am was rather straight forward once I knew what was involved. Though it took some time to acquire the parts necessary for the swap, I found it was worth the effort ten fold. The amount of brake pressure and confidence hydroboost gives an old car is indescribable. For those who […]

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Hydroboost power brakes – how to pick and plan to install in a hot rod

In this post I will explain the Hydroboost swap in my 2nd gen 1981 Trans Am. This swap was not too difficult but took some time to source parts from various vendors. If I did it over again, I would order the kit offered on ebay rather than piece the system together. This guide will […]

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FiTech EFI replacement parts

FiTech Go EFI may be today’s the most popular and least expensive aftermarket fuel injection system available today. It is reliable with lots of flexibility and options for installing on various vehicles. I personally run a FiTech Go EFI 4 – 600hp system on my Pontiac 400 Trans Am and knock on wood I have […]

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New firebird in the nest!

I am pleased to report that there is a new Firebird in the nest! Last summer (2018) I acquired a 2000 Trans Am. It is a regular (not WS6) T-top 2000 Trans Am with the 6 speed manual. The color is “Pewter Metallic”, or another word for gray with a gold tint. The car has […]

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Pro Touring F Body GT suspension on my Trans Am

Last summer I purchased the Pro Touring F Body GT suspension kit #2CS-426 to solve the car having a slight upward rake. I did not get a chance to install the kit until this last October. I am pleased the announce that the front springs installed without problems and put the ride height right where […]

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Trans Am painted!!! Thank you DCI Motorsports!!!

If you have not herd the news, the Trans Am is back from paint and looks great! I took her to DCI Motorsports to be professionally painted, and it is amazing! Don Johnston from DCI used House of Kolor’s Jet Black. There is absolutely no orange peel, the entire car has been buffed and polished […]

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Thoughts about Craftsman Tools sold to Stanley Black and Decker

Last year Sears quietly announced that the Craftsman, DieHard, and Kenmore brands are for sale. Last week on January 5th Stanley Black and Decker (a very large tool company formed over the past 15 years of various mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs) has acquired the Craftsman brand. Stanley B&D, or Stanley for short, will pay 525 […]

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Modified Factory Pontiac Quadrajet Intake for Square-bore FiTech Throttle Body EFI

I finally got around to modifying my factory 1972 Pontiac Quadrajet spread-bore intake to accept the square-bore FiTech throttle body EFI. The results are in, the car runs smoother than ever and I can now mount my shaker to the throttle body using the factory air cleaner base! Modifying a Pontiac Quadrajet intake to accept […]

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Custom Made Drop Base for 2nd Gen Trans Am

Last fall I made a custom drop base for my Trans Am. The drop base is needed in order to fit the shaker under the factory hood when using aftermarket parts that raise the intake flange (mounting point for carburetor/throttle body) higher than factory. Before I go any further, I want to make it clear […]

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FiTech Throttle Body Go EFI 4 Installed in Project Trans Am

FiTech Go EFI 4 installed in a 1981 (to 1978 conversion) Trans Am was a success. Please follow the post completely for details of the process. The results I’ve only put 120 miles on the FiTech so far, but I have to say it’s worth every penny. I’m a geek (I write software for a […]