1973 Warhorse Pontiac Trans Am

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Meet the Warhorse – A 1973 Pontiac Trans Am. We’ll let the original builder tell you about it:

Let me tell you about our car. It’s a 1973 Trans Am, my wife’s birth year. It was originally a cameo white with deluxe white interior, 455ci, 4-speed car. We have done our best to stay true to the original look and feel.

Wedged between the fenders is an LS3 416ci stroker built by West Bend Dyno and Wegner Motorsports capable of 640hp with 550lb-ft of torque. It put down 550rwhp and 500rwtq on the rollers. The engine sucks air through an MSD throttle body, which is sent through an MSD Atomic EFI atop an Edelbrock intake. The LS3 burns 93-octane pump gas with 11:1:0 compression and sends the Wiseco forged pistons down, which turns a K1 Technologies crankshaft and connecting rods. A COMP cam controls intake and exhaust valves through a set of CNC ported heads. The Trans Am stays at a normal operating temperature due to Perma-Cool coolers. A Keisler T56 six-speed transmission with a Centerforce dyad clutch hooks to a Ford 9-inch full floater rearend. A set of Ultimate Headers flow exhaust into three-inch pipes to a pair of Flowmaster mufflers to complete the setup.

The Trans Am is running DSE hydro formed subframe up front and a Ridetech four-link out back. Ridetech triple adjustable coilovers are out back and AFCO adjustable coil overs up front. Wilwood four-piston calipers with 14″ rotors on the front and rear do the stopping. Keeping the TA planted are a set of Evod Industries, custom-built three-piece 18″x12″ rally II style rims wrapped in BFGoodrich g-Force rivals sized P335/30ZR tires on all four corners.

Carbon Kustoms, whom this car was built by originally, installed their carbon fiber inner and outer fenders, hood and nose drops about 400lbs off the front of the car. Inside, Sparco 505 custom upholstered seats covered in Cadillac Escalade Pearl White leather and the white door panels match the custom installed roll bar fabricated by West Bend Dyno. Gauge Mark made the gauges look like the originals but with all new internals. All-in-all, this is one very special car for us. Major thanks goes to Dusold Designs of Lewisville, TX for helping us shake down the car and keep it going on the track. Mike Dusold, Albert Melchior, and Brad Reikkoff have been instrumental in the build and share a tremendous passion for this car. Check out some pics:

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