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Old 07-17-2005, 03:01 PM   #1
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Just what the title says. A 1986 Trans Am with a low output (165hp/250ft.lbs) 305, 4bbl, and a T5 5 speed. Just wondering if anyone knows 0-60 or 1/4 mile or anything like that for it? It also has a 3.42 rear end. (stock is like 3.23 or so) I think its like mid 15'* or around there but I'm not sure... Thanks.

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Just what the title says. A 1986 Trans Am with a low output (165hp/250ft.lbs) 305, 4bbl, and a T5 5 speed. Just wondering if anyone knows 0-60 or 1/4 mile or anything like that for it? It also has a 3.42 rear end. (stock is like 3.23 or so) I think its like mid 15'* or around there but I'm not sure... Thanks.

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im not sure, but id give it a 15.8
maybe see as low as 15.5, but no faster than that

remember, in 86, a new corvette was a 15.00 car.

...loong story short, its slow.
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Just what the title says. A 1986 Trans Am with a low output (165hp/250ft.lbs) 305, 4bbl, and a T5 5 speed. Just wondering if anyone knows 0-60 or 1/4 mile or anything like that for it? It also has a 3.42 rear end. (stock is like 3.23 or so) I think its like mid 15'* or around there but I'm not sure... Thanks.

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im not sure, but id give it a 15.8
maybe see as low as 15.5, but no faster than that

remember, in 86, a new corvette was a 15.00 car.

...loong story short, its slow.
Corvettes were never 15.00 cars. My dads '84 Z28 Auto was a 15.0 car. Corvettes were about two tenths quicker that year. But my dads Z was an HO, so I figure given the extra 25hp that should be good for a half second or so, plus his was an auto, but the wear and tear on a TA with 140k on it would more than make up for it. But I would say, assuming its driven properly, no slower than 16.0, but definately no quicker than about a 15.4 or so. And this car has exhaust and 3.42 gears, stock gears were 3.23'*, so thats a tenth or so right there. I was hoping maybe someone would have personal experience with them or something.

Anyways, this is why I was wondering:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...pagename=WDVW\

This will be a little slower (not much though) due to the small system is has, but that can be fixed.

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Oooh.... someone got a hold of a can of blue paint. Looks like a decent car that could be cleaned up into a really nice piece.
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Oooh.... someone got a hold of a can of blue paint. Looks like a decent car that could be cleaned up into a really nice piece.
Yeah, the blue was a little overdone in the interior, but I've seen worse believe it or not... The idea is that it will be my project car during college. I'll work on the body a little bit to get the dents fixed and the rust and stuff, get some nice wheels for it (I'm not talking like 20'* or anything, I mean like honeycomb trans am wheels that belong on it), and do some engine work of course, and maybe swap out the 3.42'* for 3.73'*. But what I like is that its driveable how it is and I can just slowly do stuff to it when I can afford it.

BTW....anyone want a Turbo Lumina???

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Oooh.... someone got a hold of a can of blue paint. Looks like a decent car that could be cleaned up into a really nice piece.
Yeah, the blue was a little overdone in the interior, but I've seen worse believe it or not... The idea is that it will be my project car during college. I'll work on the body a little bit to get the dents fixed and the rust and stuff, get some nice wheels for it (I'm not talking like 20'* or anything, I mean like honeycomb trans am wheels that belong on it), and do some engine work of course, and maybe swap out the 3.42'* for 3.73'*. But what I like is that its driveable how it is and I can just slowly do stuff to it when I can afford it.

BTW....anyone want a Turbo Lumina???

Shawn
That'* cool, I'm looking at Camaros and Trans Ams as a project car, and something to learn on.
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Swap out the 305 immediatly , put a 350/383/406 in it .
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dbtk + rwd!!!!!
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Swap out the 305 immediatly , put a 350/383/406 in it .
Eventually the 305 is gonna go, however I'll probably get some nice heads for it with some port work, headers, good intake, etc..., and then when I drop in the 327/350/383 later all the stuff will bolt right on to the new engine. Like I said it will be a slow continuous project.

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All I can say is, ITS ABOUT DAMN TIME! FWD is fun and all, and you can really surprise the **** out of people in w & h bodies, but I've been wanting something that when I just need to let it all out and can kick sideways and have some fun with, yet be fairly cheap....so this is a winner. It will be different than FWD, but I think I'll like it. Its not like I won't have something FWD to still have fun with.

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Good luck man sounds like a nice car... Hmmm would a 455ci. H.O. or a 400ci. H.O. or even a 403ci. fit? Hmmm now that would kick a$$! What about an LT1 or LS1 or LS2?
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