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Old 11-19-2003, 07:26 PM   #1
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ok i was flippin through the classifieds and see this 86 trans am for sale. I call the guy he tells me he has 150k miles on the body, and 60k on the rebuilt 305 (carburated 5.7 liter V8. its got a 4 speed automatic, new tires, new wheels, and new brakes.

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a 305 is a 5.0
a 350 is a 5.7
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a 305 is a 5.0
a 350 is a 5.7
woops! I ment 350. Its the 5.7 liter (im sure of it, well thats what he said).

anyways, now thats cleared up Any more opinions
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um yes... That would be fun.. Many many mods for that engine... Also being that its an 85, I think it may have the roller moter.. Any idea if it had the roller cam/ roller lifters... There are many possibilitie here... Gotta love a chevy 350...
not sure about the roller engine and stuff, but i might go look at the car this week-end.

Oh, I forgot to mention its going for $1500. Any idea on the hp or weight of the 86 trans am?
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Not sure about the weight.... But the HP, well that depends on weather or not thats the original engine, and if anything has been upgraded during the rebuild... Like flat top pistons, P&P, or anything of the sort... A halfway decently built 350 can make 300 HP easy... But as far as stock I'm not all that sure...
its been rebuilt.

anybody know the curb weight?
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the 85'* only had 2.8V6s and 5.0V8s. id say he meant it has a rebuilt 305. the 350 was only on the Z-28, i believe, and i dont think they did that till 91
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the 85'* only had 2.8V6s and 5.0V8s. id say he meant it has a rebuilt 305. the 350 was only on the Z-28, i believe, and i dont think they did that till 91
This is actually an 86 model, but the guy specifically told me its a 5.7 liter engine (I asked him about the liters).

Maybe I heard him wrong. The 5.0 305 is still a solid engine right?

I'll post pictures of my naked body unless I get the curb weight for this car! ( jokin)

I just realized I put 85 trans am as the topic when it should be 86.
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Hey go drive it, that'* all that matters, a 305 doesn't have much power stock, but it could be tuned up a lot, so just drive it, ya never know. Their curb weight is a lil above 3000 lbs just like a bonnie.
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Hey go drive it, that'* all that matters, a 305 doesn't have much power stock, but it could be tuned up a lot, so just drive it, ya never know. Their curb weight is a lil above 3000 lbs just like a bonnie.
I think regardless of whether its a 305 or 350, im still gonna go check it out. Its only got an automatic, but thats no huge set back. Im really hooked by this car. I'm salivating over the thought of the trans am. The fact that its carburated wouldn't be a problem would it?(actually it might be easier to work on)

oh! its also a T-top
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My dad actually had a 305 TPI HO V8 in his 85 trans am, that car was trouble always in the shop.... But when they could get it to run dad liked leaving black stripes up the onramp to the turnpike.... Fun Fun Fun.... And I agree I think the 85-85 Trans Ams had a 5.0 or 305 as opposed to the 5.7... I saw an 87 with a 5.7 but before that I don't remember one... And yes, a chevy V8 is gennerally going to be a solid engime
I hope I don't have to get mine fixed all the time too. :( After I go look at it, I'll post some pics. My dads got a dig. camera now.
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