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I am new to this group and want to say "Hello from Germany"
I own my Trans AM since 3 1/2 year and I am so proud to have this nice car. It is a neary original 76 non-SE with no rust.
Together with other US car owners we cruise all around Berlin several times a year. As I know I am the only 76 TA around.
Hey I have come across a '76 Trans AM I am going to "restore" I'm not completely worried about keeping it original although I am keeping any original parts I would replace; heads, cams, etc....
Well I have the original 455 engine I need to have some work done on it, and I want to beef it up some as I know in '76 it took a huge power dive to about a 200hp engine. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas or information on what kind of upgrades I could get on the engine (like aluminum heads possibly, or a better cam) and what kind of compression ratio I should get it set to. I'm under the idea that the original compression ratio is 7.6:1 which is pretty low, so what might be an ideal compression ratio? If anyone has any information that would be helpful to me that would be great.