1982 Pontiac Trans Am

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1982 Pontiac Trans Am

"Y-Gen 3rd-Gen"

Check out this car in the March 2007 issue of High Performance Pontiac Magazine HERE

Frame & Suspension

  • Bilstein struts and shocks
  • Autopower Industries 4-point rollbar
  • Lakewood panhard bar and rear control arms
  • Polyurethane suspension bushings, steel a-arm bushings
  • 13” rotors front and rear, Corvette C4 front calipers,, stock Trans Am front calipers mounted on rear, custom brackets


  • Owner-built 406ci SBC- 477 hp 505 ft lb.
  • Edelbrock 800cfm carburetor
  • Custom Comp Cams 244* @ .050” solid roller cam, 1.6:1 roller rockers
  • Eagle cast crank, forged rods, forged Probe pistons
  • Edelbrock Performer RPM Air Gap intake manifold
  • Holley “Blue” inline fuel pump
  • Cooled by an aluminum BeCool radiator with dual fans


  • High-performance TH350
  • 3000 rpm stall converter
  • B&M Megashifter
  • Stock 2000 Camaro SS rear end, Moser axles, 3.42 gear with Torsen differential


  • SLP ceramic coated stainless 1.875” headers
  • Flowmaster single 3” exhaust with 40-series muffler, polished stainless tips

Wheels & Tires

  • 1997 Corvette wheels, powdercoated red w/custom centercap
  • 17x8.5 rear, wrapped with 255/40/17 BFG Sport Comp II
  • 18x9.5 rear wrapped with 275/40/18 BFG Sport Comp II

Paint & Body

  • Murray Pfaff-designed red/black color scheme & project logo
  • PPG DP90 epoxy primer, gloss black paint with red stripes painted by Sudden Impact of Mundelein IL
  • RamAirHood.com 4th-Gen WS6 style fiberglass hood
  • ViS Racing Sports carbon fiber wing

Other Features

  • Custom carbon fiber gauge panel with Stewart Warner Performance gauges
  • Optima red-top battery
  • Corbeau Forza seats & harnesses
  • Grant steering wheel