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Torch wrote:The 400 Pontiac only came with the 4 speed. The autos all had the Olds engine. The easy way to tell was the hood scoop. The Olds had "6.6 Liter" and the Pontiac had "T/A 6.6"

True dat.....but over the years many of the 6.6 liter stickers were mysteriously changed to T/A 6.6. :lol:

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Torch had the one with the olds it was a t-top car and my first hot rod per say. Auto like you said with the 6.6 liter on the scoop. Front end was swapped over to a 77/78 style cat eye before I got it.

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Its a Big Year for the Pontiac Trans Am.
Its been 40 years since The Movie Smokey and the Bandit .
1977.

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That scoop became functional real quick with a little help from a dremel.

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Strictly Attitude wrote:That scoop became functional real quick with a little help from a dremel.

you too huh :thumbsup:

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I had a 91 Blazer with a 350 in it...

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Strictly Attitude wrote:That scoop became functional real quick with a little help from a dremel.


Mine had a solenoid that opened and closed the back of that shaker. Even with the back portion open it didn't really function for anything...... the theory was there was a vacuum created behind the scoop and by opening it up the air from the motor would rush out to fill that vacuum. There was absolutely no performance gain by doing that, IMO.

A true functional shaker would have been turned in the opposite direction like the challengers and chargers of the day had.

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The Trans Am Shaker Hoodscoop functional from the factory 1970-72 actually helped in the 1/4 mile.
Good for .1 to .2 tenths less ET Time.

I wish I had the magazine still, Car & Driver tested a 1973 Early Model Super Duty Trans Am 455 with 310 HP engine.
It had the 1970 Ram Air IV Camshaft.
They clicked off 13.5 - 13.6 1/4 mile times at 107 mph on skinny Brand New at the time Steel Belt Radial tires G78.
Ultra skinny rubber by todays standards.
They drilled the 3 pop rivets out holding the steel shaker hoodscoop block off plate in place.
The same 1973 SD 455 Trans Am 310 HP was in the hands of Hotrod magazine next.
Super tuning & JR headers installed it ran 12's at 111-112 mph on same G78 tires.
The Trans Am had a Turbo 400 automatic.

Nunzi eventually had the SD 455 Trans Ams of his own running High 9's.
Street driven yet.
Nunzi is from Brooklan New York.'
Retired from the Pontiac Racing world.


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