In 1976, to commemorate Pontiac’s 50th year, a special black with gold highlights anniversary edition of the Trans Am was on showroom floors. The 1977 model had a more slanted nosed than the ’76. From 1977 until 1981, all models came with four square headlights. A 1977 Firebird option was the T/A 6.6-liter engine with 200hp, the RPO W72 with chrome valve covers, while the basic 6.6-liter rated at 180hp has painted valve covers. The 1977 was the model used in the movie Smokey and the Bandit, and the 1980 Turbo model was in the sequel. From GM’s Olds division, a slightly higher-compression 403 engine with a more usable torque band became available in 1977 for California sales and for high-altitude driving.
The Pontiac engineers managed to reverse the declining horsepower in 1978. They raised the compression ratio of the 400 engine by bolting 350 heads with smaller combustion chambers (the 6x4 heads) to a 400 block, which increased the horsepower rating to 220, a 10 percent increase. This engine is on the 1978-79 models of the Trans-Am and formulas equipped with the 400-cubic-inch engine and a four-speed transmission.
The 1979 Firebird celebrated its 10th anniversary with a special edition Trans Am model. This car came with silver lower paint with gray accents and a special Firebird hood decal that extended down the front fenders. The anniversary model featured a silver/gray interior with silver colored leather seats; Pontiac produced only 7,500 units. The Pontiac 400-cubic-inch engine coupled to the Borg-Warner Super T10 four-speed transmissions had 1,817 of those units so equipped. The cruise control wasn’t available with the Borg–Warner T10. The Pontiac 400 came with a transmission gear ratio of 3.23, while the 403 Olds engine came with a 2.73 gear ratio. The only option on these anniversary cars was the engine size, but the 400-cubic-inch was not an available option in California.
The high-performance Firebirds could be brought up to pre-emission control specifications by removing or disabling the pollution control devices. Simply removing the plate under the hood covering the scoop would make the non-functional hood scoop function. Block the exhaust recirculation system and then remove the catalytic converter. Into 1980, the emission control regulations got even more restrictive. Pontiac stopped making the big-block, large-displacement engines available. With the 1980 models came a large change. The standard engine in all models was the 301-cubic-inch, which was available with a turbocharger option or as an additional option, the largest engine offer of a 305-cubic-inch small-block.
The last year of the second-generation Firebird was 1981 and had all the same engines as the previous model year; the only change of any consequence was the new-style electronic carburetion system. The American rapper Kesha gave the Firebird a little free advertising when she used her own gold 1978 Trans Am in a music video of her song “Tik Tok,” and her second album Warrior had a song entitled “Gold Trans Am.”
This custom '34 Ford Roadster is a unique and flawless show piece ready to take home first prize wherever its displayed. The 350 CID V8 engine is bolted to a 700R4 automatic 4 speed transmission. The eye catching burnt orange paint is flawless with all the body panels perfectly lined up. The suicide doors are a nice touch and open to reveal a perfectly done, fully carpeted interior with custom seats/door panels done in leather. The dash is also one of a kind and holds new, but classic style instruments. The roadster has adjustable air suspension and sits on 20 inch low profile tires,
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The Oldsmobile Toronado for 1966 is the first American made car to have front wheel drive since the pre WWII Cord. The only transmission available for the Toronado is the TH425 Turbo-Hydramatic three speed automatic which shares many of the same components as its RWD counterpart the TH400. The base engine is the 425 cu in (7.0 L) Rocket V8 developing 385 hp (287 kW) or the power option is the 455 cu in (7.5 L) Rocket producing 400 hp (300 kW).
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