This 1978 Pontiac Trans Am came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop more like a lame duck than a bird of fire, so our team went to work adding new rear gears, a 2004R overdrive transmission, a roller cam from COMP Cams, and a FAST EZ-2.0 EFI system for better driving manners. The Pontiac 400 engine even received an unexpected refresh along the way.
Overdrive transmissions provide many benefits to longevity and fuel consumption, and they are more fun to shift than automatics. In this series, the V8 Speed & Resto Shop crew installs a Tremec TKO 600 from Modern Driveline complete with a hydraulic throwout bearing assembly for easy action and a Superior clutch for positive grab behind the big block Chevy V8 in our 1969 Chevelle. The Tremec TKO 5-speed manual transmission handles 600 pound-feet of torque and the Modern Driveline kit puts the shifter in the original position on our ‘69 Chevelle.
Contact Modern Driveline for a kit designed for your classic or Muscle Car, or the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a complete installation.
A new episode of V8TV airs next week, featuring the 700 HP '69 Camaro getting a complete suspension re-do with performance upgrades from Detroit Speed, Baer Brakes, Forgeline wheels, and a Currie Enterprises rear axle. Plus, we add a Holley Performance Products EFI system, Centerforce Clutches, AutoMeter gauges in a DSE Panel, and much more. We also take a look at a sweet 340 Duster and some coverage from the V8TV Drive In Cruise! Check http://www.v8tvshow.com/airtimes for channel and airtime info!