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1978 Pontiac Trans Am Tips Page  


Numbers Crunching

Carburetor ID For most Pontiacs and Trans Am Trans Am Production Numbers
VIN Number Decoding Differential Gear ID for you T/A

Engine Related 

301 Turbo Shrine Blueprinting Pontiac heads and cams
How to cure hot start problems Popular Pontiac engine specs with standard and over-bore pistons
Engine displacement calculator for Excel Pontiac head chamber sizes and how to calculate your compression ratio 
  A compression ratio calculator
Emissions  decal for the 1978 T/A
Intake information How to add an electric choke
  Detailed pictures of air cleaner assemblies How to make your hood scoop functional
  Pictures and differences of  shaker assemblies   General Engine Specifications
Build a NEW Pontiac Engine! Detailing your Engine


Header part numbers for Firebird Trans Am How to install headers
How to get a good header seal  

Paint and Body

How to remove rust How to strip and paint aluminum wheels
Re-build door hinges on you Trans Am, Camro or Firebird
How to install a decal set on your Trans Am
Remove and install a glovebox lock set on your Trans Am Information on Hurst Hatch, Fisher, Cars and Concepts, and  American Hatch T-Tops


How to repair a 200-4r speedometer that is not working Install a 200-4r overdrive in your Pontiac Trans Am
Gear ratios of common rear wheel drive transmissions Transmission Removal

Air Conditioning

How to convert your AC from R12 to R134 How to Replace your Trans Am Heater Core 

Suspension/Tires/Rear End

Differential Gear ID How to reduce brake drag.
How to choose the correct tire size Tire speed ratings
How to replace Trans Am u-joints  


Trans Am Dome Light Stays On. How to add a power trunk release to your Trans Am
Wiring Diagram For 1977 Pontiac Trans Am page 1 of 2 Wiring Diagram For 1977 Pontiac Trans Am page 2 of 2


How to add a 160 MPH speedometer to your Trans Am How to dye your interior
How to make that ugly dash look good again How to replace your Trans Am headliner
How to make the seatbelt covers look better How to replace your Trans Am glove box lock
How to remove Trans Am console How to Replace Trans Am Shifters
How to replace your T/A carpet How to remove seats & seat tracks from your T/A


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