1974 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Coupe 2-Door 455
- Condition: Used
- Make: Pontiac
- Model: Firebird
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Trans Am Coupe 2-Door
- Engine size:7.5L 7456CC 455Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
- Number of cylinders:8
- Power options:Power Locks, Power Windows
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1974 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Coupe 2-DoorYour looking at a 1974 Pontiac Trans am that i have owned for 20+ years. As most projects go with cars you either finish them with in a couple of years or loose interest and they just sit. I drove this car for the first couple of years when it was purchased in Georgia from a Porsche repair shop /race shop in Marietta Ga.,I was having my 944 turbo worked on and i saw it sitting inside his shop.The motor and trans where out of the car when i bought i, but everything was there and all original. It had somewhere in the 89,000 mile range when I originally purchased it and now has 132,000+ .I had a 455 motor out of another car that was a good running motor so i put that in because i figured while i was driving it i would have the other matching numbers motor built . Then the motor sat in my garage until i could find the right person to build it the way i wanted because Pontiac's are expensive to buil, I hunted down a guy named Jim Taylor that had a great reputation for building Pontiac motors and after our conversation i sent the motor and transmission out with some 7F6 heads and a older Holleyintake that he requested because he knew that i wanted a car that i could drive all the time if i wanted .I was going to buy some Aluminum heads originally but he told me to find the steel headsinstead because for my application they would work better as a daily driver. I picked the motor up between 2000 & 2001 and have only put between 200 to 300 miles on i, i decided to break it in because it had sat for a few years and i just had to hear it run again so i put it in my 70 Trans am that i had at the time . The original car was in the garage being slowly worked on over the year, well time has pasted me buy because I no longer have a garage and for the last 5 month's the car sits in my carport covered up with all these great parts but needs someone to finish the project. When i started the project i sandblasted the whole car to remove any rust and then i acid etched the bottom and fire wal, I also used seam sealer on all seams / then painted the firewall and underneath.I have the original build sheet and all manuals. I will try to list as much as i can and be as accurate as i can about everything on this car. Any question's just send me a email thru eBay and i will get right back to you .Thanks
LIST OF ALL NEW PARTS LIST OF ORIGINAL PARTS
#'s Matching Motor rebuild with all receipts and parts info Original console and switches and door panels I have all the original parts for the a/c #'s Matching Transmission rebuild Original spare tire It has HotchkisSuspension with Bilstein shocks 2" front drop/1.5" rear drop Original dash and machined aluminum bezels It has a Bear braking system with 13" front rotors and 12" back drilled/slotted Original seat belts It has a AGR close ratio steering box and a new pump for steering pump reservoir Original steering wheel It has a Bear brake proportioning valve Original trunk mat It has sub-frame connectors Comes with the original 4X heads and intake It has sound deadening on the firewall and under the new carpeting Original chrome tail pipes It has a new headliner and package tray under rear window Original charcoal canister It has new wheel well dust covers for upper A-arms It has new front and rear seat covers It has new front OBX pro-touring seats It has all newpolyurethane body,trans,upper and lower control arm bushings It has new window felt inner andouter It has all new front markers and rear markers It has new door handles and door hinges and hood hinges and springs It has new hardened rear axles with a Richmond 3.42 gear and bearings and bushings It has a new T/A stud girdle It has a new rear view mirror and sun visors It has all new cylinders for the ignition and doors and trunk It has had over 80 pieces powder coated,sub-frame,rear end,driveshaft and factory pullies and more It has new window trim front and rear It has new one piece Rally II aluminum wheels from year one with Nitto tires 275/17 rear and 255/17 front It has a new Be-Cool aluminum radiator It has a new front wire harness/factory match It has a new front lower valance and front headlight bezels It has a new MSD ignition 6AL box and coil and distributor and brass gear for the Mechanical Roller cam It has a new Holley 800 cfm double pumper carb 0-4780-C It has a new B&M 2000 to 2400 stall converter It has new front glass and new side mirrors It also has a new aluminum trunk battery relocate kit with all wires It has new door sill moldings and new door vents It has a new blower motor and housing that goes on the firewal, currently has Detroit Speed A/C delete cover-planned on Vintage a/c It has all new door rubber and roof rubber and trunk and front hood to cowl rubber It has Hooker coated headers with 2" primaries and a 3.5 " collector's It has a new Summit racing high torque starter and chrome alternator witch goes well with the aluminum vale covers It has a new WS6 brake booster for the 4 wheel disc brake set up / it also clears the valve covers It has a new rubber trim ring for the shaker scoop and a new hood to cowl plastic vents It has new non-a/c vent kick panels It has a one piece fiberglass front bumper that takes off 110 lbs.from the nose of the car It has 4 new fender spoilers and three original ones It has a new fuel tank and all new fuel lines and evap lines It has the original front core support and inner fender wells / sandblasted and powder coatedMy original plan was to make a fun pro touring ca, I removed the a/c to give me room for the headers and the valve covers and to take over 100 lbs. away from the front of the car. My plan was to install a Vintage a/c unit along with a nice stereo system . The body was painted 13yrs. ago but never completed 100% The hood and nose and front valance needs to be sprayed and other small area's that where missed. I was going to do a quick all over because most all of the body work is don, there is a dent on the drivers door from me dropping the engine hoist leg on it when it was in my garage but the rest of the car is very straight.The car will need a exhaust system and minor odds and ends .It has original glass in the rear window and for the doors. Also all the body panels need to be realigned / Hood/ Doors/ Fenders/Front nose, these parts where put on to move the car from my old house to here .I could assembly more on the car but you would just have to take it off to paint again .There is a lot of parts that go with this car and also some duplicate parts. As they say my loss is your gai, thanks for looking at my item and good luck bidding.
On Nov-04-16 at 10:40:43 PDT, seller added the following information:
The only things that are not done on the interior of the car are, front seats are not bolted in because i was not sure which ones i was going to use .Door panels are not on because the windows need to be put in doors and then sound deadening needs to be adde, also i was not sure if i was going to go with Year one ----- one piece pro-touring door panel . The center console is not in because i didn't want to have it in the way or get damaged . The dash bezels are not in because i planned on putting in a Vintage Air unit. Thanks for the question's .On Nov-05-16 at 11:16:28 PDT, seller added the following information:
Someone asked if i have the rear bumper and yes i d, also i have the filler panel which goes between the nose and the front bumper . I also have all the brackets for the front end which have all been powder coated and the overflowreservoir which has also been powder coated . All the seats have new foam also . This car was a p/windows -- p/locks-- tilt -- rear defog -- deluxe interior --A/C --auto --455 --black trim --around windows--bird emblem delete on nose --rally II wheels---full size spare --light group --heavy duty suspension package. ThanksOn Nov-05-16 at 14:23:47 PDT, seller added the following information:
Someone just asked me how much HP this combination make, and what else is needed to finish the car and make it drivable . This particular package makes between 550 HP to 570 HP depending on timing / max 36 degrees and fuel 93 or 103 octane / 570 TQ to 590 TQ once again depending timing and fuel octane. With a one inch carb spacer it will pickup another 10 to 20 HP but lose a little in torque. Also you can add a bigger cam to get over 600 HP but lose a little drivability. This is a fully balanced and blue printed combination that he built over 100 times or more .The reason i did not add the carb spacer was for hood clearance with the shaker scoop and as for the bigger cam i preferred the drivability over 30 to 50 more horse power. Exhaus, fan shrou, head light, drive belt, fluid, i think that's about it. Thanks for your question's .On Nov-05-16 at 17:47:16 PDT, seller added the following information:
I had a question about any rust or panels replaced . Ye, the only panels replaced where both lower rear quarters with patch panels from year one. The rest of the car was rock soli, original trun, floor, firewall, doors and trunk pans .Thanks for the question.