1979 Trans Am LS engine T56 transmission LY6 LS3
- Make: Pontiac
- Model: Trans Am
- SubModel: Trans AM
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: 2 door coupe
- Year: 1979
- Mileage: 75,000
- VIN: 2W87Z9L161156
- Color: Red
- Engine size: LS 6.0L V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1979 Pontiac Trans Am Trans AM
Well, as my family grows it is time to sell my Trans Am. At this point, I just rarely drive it. I have had this for 4 years and the build has been a slow and thorough one. Using some of the best parts.
1979 Trans Am factory equipped with air conditioning, 4 wheel disc brakes, and power windows.
I will try to be as detailed a possible overall.
I purchased the vehicle with a Pontiac 400 that had spun a rod bearing. It had a 200R4 in it as well. We pulled both the motor and transmission and decided to go the LS swap route.
The build was completed by R&P Machine Shop.
I purchased a 6.0L engine. LY6 engine(came out of a 2008 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD) that had 65k miles on it from a local salvage yard. From that point I took the engine to XP Racing to have it gone through. Engine was gone through and looked great.
At that point, I decided to upgrade the cam. So more was upgraded. Here is what was added during the time at XP:
*LS3 Monster camshaft
LIFT- Intake .598, Exhaust .612
DURATION- Intake 235, Exhaust 244
*Texas Speed & Performance .650" Lift Valve Spring Kit
*Texas Speed & Performance 7.400" Chromoly Pushrods
*Texas Speed & Performance VVT Delete kit
*GM Old Style Valve Guide Seal Kit
*GEN IV Timing Chain Dampener
*LS7 Lifter Set
*GM 6.0/6.2L Cylinder head Gasket
*Melling High Pressure Oil Pump
*GEN IV Cylinder Head Bolts
More engine parts:
New GM Water Pump
New GM Alternator
New GM Starter
New GM Pilot Bearing
New GM Throw out bearing
All new F Body pulleys
LS3 Intake from a friend on a local forum
Edelbrock Throttle Body from same friend on local forum
New IAC Motor @ Throttle Body Superstore
New Oil Pan, etc. from Brewers Restoration
Cooling Fans from local forum
ECM from local forum
New spark plugs and wires
New MAP sensor
New throttle cable
New accessory belt
I purchased a 60k mile T56 from a friend on a local forum as well as a driveshaft(which I later had modified).
Transmission cross member from Brewers Restoration
Drive shaft modification and new u joints were completed by Inland Truck Parts
Wiring harness was specially built by BP Automotive for the swap
GM201FI fuel tank and pump combo
GM Corvette fuel filter/ regulator
Hooker Headers(2472-1) were purchased from Jegs
Hooker Maxflow Mufflers from Summit
Summit Racing X Pipe
Exhaust tips from Summit
New floor pan from Summit
Refurbished steering wheel
New black carpet from Classic Industries
New door panels from Classic Industries
New seat covers from 78TA.com
New door handles from Classic Industries
New driver and passenger door glass and door felts from Classic Industries
New coat hooks and dash bezel from Classic Industries
New dash cap from F Body Warehouse
All gauges were purchased from Speedhut
GT Mat from GT MAT
New GM hood release cable from Kendall GM
New weather strip seals
New headlight adjusters
New Trans Am Decal set
Factory honeycomb wheels refurbished 'snowflake' style 15"
New Nitto Drag Radials
New front tires 225/60/15
Car came factory with 4 wheel disc brakes
New Iroc Z steering gear and hoses
New brake master cylinder
New slave cylinder
New Rockford Fosgate Dual 3.5" speakers were installed where the single factory speaker used to be under the dash
New Rockford Fosgate Prime R169 6x9 speakers in rear
New Kenwood KDC-HD262U Radio
This car was dyno tuned after the build and it made 407RWHP.
I also have a walk around video of the car if requested.
Air conditioning is not currently working. Factory air conditioning ducts are still in the car, but vehicle will come with a compressor, dryer, and condenser from a 2002 F Body as I was going to install that over the winter.
I took a lot of pride in getting this car where it is today. Very careful planning and choosing installers that had the best reputations.
Paint is nice. Not perfect, but really nice.
I have over over 33k total invested in this car. I have folders full of receipts that will come with the car.
Feel free to call or text me with any questions. 4052058095.On Oct-03-16 at 10:17:04 PDT, seller added the following information:
I felt the need to clarify further, but the AC/heater/blower does not work.I haven't had the time to troubleshoot. This was also a winter project for me.