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full 2000 trans am swap into my 89 formula swap project!

Old 04-11-2019, 12:31 AM
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full 2000 trans am swap into my 89 formula swap project!

OK i started a project with my 2000 trans am that got destroyed in a hit and run and I've made a playlist and will keep adding to it as i make videos from start to finish. The plan is to swap everything from my 2000 trans am ws6 in to my 1989 formula and also add a couple of turbo's to the mix and many other goodies. So i figured i would document it all and put it on you tube. I'm not a professional at cars and i've never done anything like this before. this will be my first project ever making videos about or being on camera and no one will really be there to help me film all the good angle's lol so bare with me and come along on this journey. i'm just getting started with and hopefully this will only take about a year or so from start to finish. there are already 5 videos in my formula swap project playlist. My channel is Crazy Asian Builds

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Old 04-11-2019, 07:07 AM
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Re: full 2000 trans am swap into my 89 formula swap project!

That Mustang looks great! Sucks to hear about the Trans am getting wrecked by a drunk but at least its powertrain is going to live on in you 3rd gen!

Looking forward to seeing your progress. Good luck, I know the weather has been super crazy lately.
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Old 04-11-2019, 08:29 AM
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Re: full 2000 trans am swap into my 89 formula swap project!

Thanks. yes the weather will probably slow me down but not stop me. but i'm hoping to go to friends house which has a lift for the actual engine removal.
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Old 04-11-2019, 09:49 AM
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Re: full 2000 trans am swap into my 89 formula swap project!

So I've already got most of the parts i need gathered together for this full swap twin turbo build. And just in case anyone is wanting to know everything that's going on this car i'll put up a list here to see.thanks.

suspension:
umi boxed sub-frame connectors weld in
Umi adjustable torque arm
umi trans crossmember
founders panhard bar relocation kit
founders rear coilover kit
spohn front sway bar
spohn rear sway bar
spohn lower control arm
spohn lca relocation brackets
spohn front coilover kit
spohn wonder bar
Massive adjustable panhard bar
pa racing k member
pa racing a arms
edelbrock triangulated front strut bar
1997 z28 rear end with 3.73's
c6 grand sport heavy duty j55 front brakes
braided brake lines
try to put my 4th gen steering rack in aswell

interior:
full swap from my 2000 trans am
with ac and heat

exterior:
ram air I hood 93-97 style
tint
i pretty much love how it looks stock so not changing much here

engine:
stock heads and bottom end gaped rings though of course
ls9 head gaskets
arp head studs
cxracing twin turbo kit with T4 gt35"s .70 A/R Compressor - .68 A/R Turbine
custom intercooler and piping
oil cooler
tbss intake
92mm throttle body
88lbs. injectors
450lph intank pump
trunion kit
ls7 lifters
hardened pushrods
.650 double valve springs
custom turbo cam grind from cam motion
heavy duty timing chain
4th gen fuel tank
custom true dual exhaust

Trans:
t-56 6 speed from my 2000 trans am
Monster LT1-s Twin disc clutch
custom aluminum 4" drive shaft

also i will be refreshing all the weatherstripping, door hinges and window sweeps. also painting will be done very last after everything is perfect and will be completely taken apart and sprayed like a show car. if i think of something i forgot i will add it later. lol thanks and have a great day.

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Old 04-12-2019, 10:54 PM
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Re: full 2000 trans am swap into my 89 formula swap project!

episode 2

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Old 04-13-2019, 07:10 AM
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Re: full 2000 trans am swap into my 89 formula swap project!

I was wondering what that smoke in the video was, glad it was only a belt. You mention using a rear end out of a 97, couldn't you use the rear end from your 2000?
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Old 04-13-2019, 07:39 AM
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Yes of course I could use my rearend out of my trans am but my car has the 97 rear end in it already and I prefer that one due to the style of the e- brake it uses it engages the rear caliper to simply sqeeze the rotor. instead of a drum inner style e brake inside the rear rotor of the newer rear ends. Much simpler and a lot less moving parts.
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:04 PM
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Old 04-20-2019, 05:27 PM
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