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Old 07-31-2002, 08:29 AM
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ok i just purchased this 79 trans am se. it came with the 350 tranny and the 403 engine. i also got a 400 pontiac engine with the car and also and 400 tanny. i want to put the 400 in the car but i am going to build it up first. i want to rebuild the whole thing with all new parts and i also want to supercharge it and i was thinking about switching over to a manuel tranny. but the problem is that i have always been an import type of guy. and know nothing about these engines and these types of cars. so could some one please educate me.
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Old 07-31-2002, 02:19 PM
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Well you picked a peach of a car to swap over with, those cars are tanks. I used to own a '80 bandit T/A and currently a '77 T/A. You chose the right engine to swap for, the 403 is 3ci bigger, however it puts out less power than the 400. A pontiac 400 that was offerd in some T/A's were 220hp from the factory. Go to <a href="http://www.classicpontiac.com" target="_blank">www.classicpontiac.com</a> for any info on the car. Engines are engines so start small, rebuild kit, nice cam, intake, carb, hedders etc.

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see i was thinking more than that. since the engine is not in the car i was thinking that i should build it completely and get it like i wont before i put it in. also the engine came from the 78 trans am
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Old 08-01-2002, 07:34 PM
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Well how do you want it? The only thing to do after hedders, carb, cam, intake and a good strong steel crank is to get new heads and pistons and just go all out. Its all depends on what you want the car for, how your going to drive it and most importantly how much money you have.

Give some more information on what you want and how your going to use it.

On a different note, if the car is an actual Bandit Addition, why don't you just restore it and sell it to a collecter and build up the '78 for a fun car.

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