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OneBadBird
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PostSubject: Ryan's T/A build now with 2013 Honda 400X...and Accord!   Ryan's T/A build  now with 2013 Honda 400X...and Accord! Icon_minitimeThu Jul 18, 2013 12:31 pm

for the past 3 or so years ive been bouncing around the automotive spectrum trying to find a project.. i finally went back to the very first project car ive ever wanted... a 3rd gen Fbody..

i picked up this clean '87 trans am last Wednesday for a nice $1500. heres a quick backround on the car (as i know it now, im getting a folder 6 inches thick full of paperwork for the car since it rolled off the showroom floor)


the car was originally from Van Nyes california, it was originally a LB9 (TPI 305  215hp/275tq) auto car with T-tops. i cant find the RPO codes but from the performance suspension emblem on the dash i believe it also has the WS6 package.  somewhere down the line the car was swapped to a 5sp. the guy i bought it from blew the 305 so he bought a TBI 350 to swap the TPI onto and swap in.. i bought it im the middle of the swap.

im going to rebuild the 350. mild cam, flat top pistions all new gaskets, bearings, seals. aluminum heads drilled for the TPI intake, headers and Y pipe, 3.42 gears and pray the T5 will hold untill i can piece together a T56 swap.

now, some pics of how it sits now.. im buying a cherry picker tomorrow so i can get the 350 on a stand and start the tear down and start ordering parts to rebuild.. i wanna drive it before fall when it gets a full suspension/brake overhaul

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also  the seller of this is on vacation right now.. when he gets back i still got a ton of parts i need to pick up. new head liner, tail lights, the TBI intake, radiator assembley, complete AC, seats.. im sure im forgetting stuff. im more doing this of a resto-mod/ pro touring build then anything.


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went to pick up the extra parts to relize.. i dont have a radiator and a AC condenser.. oh well :/

also found out he gave me OEM firebird tailights instead of T/A tails. and firebird seats.. ill clean the T/A tails lights up and recover the T/A seats eventually
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PostSubject: Re: Ryan's T/A build now with 2013 Honda 400X...and Accord!   Ryan's T/A build  now with 2013 Honda 400X...and Accord! Icon_minitimeThu Jul 18, 2013 1:11 pm

Ermagherd.
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PostSubject: Re: Ryan's T/A build now with 2013 Honda 400X...and Accord!   Ryan's T/A build  now with 2013 Honda 400X...and Accord! Icon_minitimeFri Jul 19, 2013 10:58 am

^^ errmehgerrd murricaa


might be going to Summit racing this weekend for a scratch and dent sale. id love to find a set of coated long tube headers or fabricated valve covers
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PostSubject: Re: Ryan's T/A build now with 2013 Honda 400X...and Accord!   Ryan's T/A build  now with 2013 Honda 400X...and Accord! Icon_minitimeFri Jul 19, 2013 3:09 pm

My dad used to have 3 of these. 1 white, 1 metallic green, and 1 black. SEX!
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PostSubject: Re: Ryan's T/A build now with 2013 Honda 400X...and Accord!   Ryan's T/A build  now with 2013 Honda 400X...and Accord! Icon_minitimeFri Jul 19, 2013 4:43 pm

Ohh, YOU are onebadbird!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Ryan's T/A build now with 2013 Honda 400X...and Accord!   Ryan's T/A build  now with 2013 Honda 400X...and Accord! Icon_minitimeSat Jul 20, 2013 10:59 pm

Indeed lol

Went to summit. Found nothing Sad. I did find out when I get aluminum heads I'm getting fabricated valve covers and shortie headers
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PostSubject: Re: Ryan's T/A build now with 2013 Honda 400X...and Accord!   Ryan's T/A build  now with 2013 Honda 400X...and Accord! Icon_minitimeMon Jul 22, 2013 3:52 pm

This looks so fucking bad ass, please keep us updated!
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PostSubject: Re: Ryan's T/A build now with 2013 Honda 400X...and Accord!   Ryan's T/A build  now with 2013 Honda 400X...and Accord! Icon_minitimeMon Jul 22, 2013 4:33 pm

Will do. I just ordered a new engine hoist so soon well see how that 350 is. If its junk I'm going lt1
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PostSubject: Re: Ryan's T/A build now with 2013 Honda 400X...and Accord!   Ryan's T/A build  now with 2013 Honda 400X...and Accord! Icon_minitimeMon Jul 22, 2013 4:34 pm

Why not LS1?
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Costs to much money right now
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PostSubject: Re: Ryan's T/A build now with 2013 Honda 400X...and Accord!   Ryan's T/A build  now with 2013 Honda 400X...and Accord! Icon_minitimeTue Jul 23, 2013 2:45 am

i was on my phone earlier at work so couldnt give a good reasion why im not going LS1 right now.

im trying to get the car running and road ready for under $2k right now. after its running i want to do a suspension and brake overhaul. subframe connecters, Q1A torque arm, koni shochs with lowering springs, UMI torque relocation kit (cant use stock torque arm possition with a T56), and maybe adjustable rear control arms. rear disc brake conversion with LS1 rear discs, and 04-06 CTSV front brakes.

after that a interior revamp. new carpet, scrubed interior trim, recovered seats, new consol, new stereo, and cupholders.

next is a paintjob/exterior. new rear wing (this ones junk) either a fiberglass version of the stock wint, or a 4th gen WS6 wing, stock dark blue with silver GFX, factory screaming chicken and trans am stickers in factory locations (minus the 5.0 fuel injected stickeron the side skirt)

second to last bit.. LS swap. perferabley a H/C/I LQ4 with liberty built, faceplated T56, tubular crossmember, UMI tubular transmission mount, UMI steering rack reinforcement, UMI strut tower bars and a LS1 drive shaft..

last bit.. built 9" rear with 3.90 gears, eaton posi, chromolly axles, c-clip eleminator


power rwaching the road with the stock 16x8(or 7 i cant remember) with 245 BFG gforce KDW2 tires, or weld 3 piece and 275 micky tompson ET streets with skinnies
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PostSubject: Re: Ryan's T/A build now with 2013 Honda 400X...and Accord!   Ryan's T/A build  now with 2013 Honda 400X...and Accord! Icon_minitimeSat Aug 17, 2013 5:30 pm

Got a update coming. The engines getting torn apart as I type this
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PostSubject: Re: Ryan's T/A build now with 2013 Honda 400X...and Accord!   Ryan's T/A build  now with 2013 Honda 400X...and Accord! Icon_minitimeSat Aug 17, 2013 8:40 pm

So my crank has been turned but not correctly. So it's eating at the main bearings. I can have $500 worth of machine work done. Or put new bearings in it and start putting together a new motor. Opinions please
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Go with the way that you think will last you longest.
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Turning my 2k. Engine build into a 3k engine build. f*ck
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update time! so we got the engine into the basement and got it torn apart, found out it was bored .040 over making it a 358CI, its a fairly freash rebuild.. maybe 5k miles? the blocks been clearanced, bored/honed. heads have been decked (leads me to believe it had a past headgasket issue) and the crank had been turned.. but whoever did it didnt polish the jurnals and de-burrd the oiling holes, causing the crank to ware cuts in the bearings. when we first looked at it we figured it needed all redone, and remachined.. later my dad found bearings that were suposed to help polish the crankand straighten everything out.. were also getting ARP rod bolts cuz the stock ones were worn from being torqued so much, we believe from this it wasnt torquing the rod caps on tight enough causing the bearings to ware unevenly..


now, tomorrow once i balance my checkbook ill see how much money i have saved and ill start ordering everything to rebuild the bottom end. also tomorrow were taking the crank/pistions and rods out, pressure washing the block and repainting it, high temp black along with the timing chain cover, and taking the oil pan off the 305, with all the brackets and repainting them black as well... should look nice with aluminum heads and aluminum TPI intake
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PostSubject: Re: Ryan's T/A build now with 2013 Honda 400X...and Accord!   Ryan's T/A build  now with 2013 Honda 400X...and Accord! Icon_minitimeSun Aug 18, 2013 2:54 am

#pushrodsrule #realengine #murica #bemadDOHC
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Lol 2.73 gears suck ass, and I can say that from experience XD
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I know. I need a disc brake rear with 3.42 after I get it driving again. It'll do 140 in 4th gear lol
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Well that's better news right?
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Blow the budget on a bullet proof crank then force induct it to within an inch of its life! Then you can find the next weak spot.... rods or piston?
I'll take it your old mans done some heavy research on the 'cleanup' bearings, sounds too good to be true and i'd fix it the old fashioned way. But if it works and is much cheaper then i would seriously consider it

Now get it built so we can see you on an episode of street outlaws
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Just get new bearings and clean up/recondition the block.
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No forced induction. No nitrous. Just 350hp. All motor street furry. Ill be driving hard but not drag racing. Grip ftw
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but there will be furry dice right?
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