Owner Bio: Billy Farrell
Now 23, Billy Farrell of Bridgeton, New Jersey, bought his Trans Am when he was just 16 years old. "I really liked the appearance of the Third-Gen Firebirds," he recalls. Billy started out knowing "nothing about cars," but says he is pleased with what he has learned. He has completed everything on his Trans Am but the paint. "I am so proud of what I have done," Billy says. "I would like to thank my uncle for getting me into drag racing Pontiacs at a young age. It taught me responsibility. I couldn't imagine living any other way." (Billy poses with wife Ashley and fellow Pontiac racers Rick Garden and Duke Jefferson.)

Strip Tuning Log
Run/TuningLaunch RPMShift Pt.60-ft.1/8-mile1/4-mile
1. No preload on CalTracs2,7005,0001.567.19/94.2911.37/116.95
Shocks set on 5
2. Same2,7005,0001.537.14/94.3011.33/116.78
3. Same2,7005,0001.527.12/94.5611.30/117.05
Best Pass Corrected10.88/121.12
4. Same2,7005,0001.537.14/94.3911.32/117.49
6. Same2,7005,0001.567.19/94.1211.37/117.57
Best of 5 passes listed
Run Notes: None
Strip Specs
Year/Model'84 Trans Am
Race Weight With Driver2,935 lbs.
Curb Weight2,760 lbs.
Fuel Level When Weighed2.5 gallons
Fuel110-octane
Engine'72 400
Cubic Inches Before/After400/406
Engine Built ByOwner/Spotts Performance
Power AdderNone
Induction System
Air Cleaner5-in K&N Velocity stack
CarburetorHolley 850 cfm
Jets No. 84 square
Spacer Plate2-inch open, phenolic
Intake ManifoldTorker II
Fuel System
PumpHolley Black 140 gph
Lines8 AN from cell to regulator, dual 6 AN
 from regulator to carb
RegulatorMallory 8.5 psi
Heads
Casting'67, No. 670
Head PortingRick Garden
Flow NumbersN/A
Valves2.11/1.77-in Ferrea SS
Bottom End
PistonsTRW forged flat-top 4.15-in
RingsHastings moly
RodsStock reconditioned with ARP bolts
Compression Ratio10.4:1
CrankshaftStock cast, 3.75-in stroke
Rotating Assembly BalancedYes
Camshaft
BrandLunati solid flat-tappet
Duration at 0.050262/272-deg
Duration Advertised300/310-deg
Lift With Specified Rocker Arms0.575/0.578-in
Lobe Separation Angle106-deg
Installed Position104-deg
Rocker ArmsScorpion 1.5:1 roller
Ignition
DistributorMSD Pro-Billet
AmplifierMSD 6AL
CoilMSD Blaster 2
WiresMSD Super Conductors 8.5mm
Spark PlugsAC Delco R45S
Total Timing36-deg
Rpm that total timing is reached2,200
Exhaust
HeadersModified Hooker
Primaries1.75-in
Collectors3.00-in
Exhaust Pipes3-in
MufflersNone
CrossoverNone
Drivetrain
TransmissionTurbo 400, reverse manual valve body
Converter10-inch Dynamic, 4,200-rpm stall
ShifterB&M Pro Ratchet
RearMoser 12-bolt
Rear Gear Ratio4.10:1
SpoolMoser
AxlesMoser 33-spline
Chassis and Suspension
Brakes F/R Wilwood 11-in discs
Wheels F/RWeld Draglites 15x3.5 / 15x10
Tires F/RM/T ET Fronts 27.5x4.5 / Hoosier 29x10x15 slicks
Tire Pressure F/R35 psi/16 psi
Suspension Front
SpringsHotchkis 1-in lowered
Control ArmsPerformance Automotive Tubular
Stabilizer BarRemoved
StrutsLakewood 90/10 drag
Other FeaturesPerformance Automotive Tubular
K-member
Suspension Rear
SpringsHotchkis 1-in lowered
Control ArmsLakewood boxed lowers
Stabilizer Bar1-in AFCO
ShocksGabriel Gas
Other Features S&W Adjustable panhard bar,
Jegster tunnel mounted torque arm
Chassis Mods10-point S&W cage,
CE frame connectors
The Rest
Interior ModsGutted, Summit race seats
Exterior ModsA&A hood scoop, VFN fiberglass doors
and hood, homemade Lexan windows,
changed roof from T-top to non T-top
Safety Mods5-point harness, driveshaft loop, tran
blanket, rollcage, SFI-approved drivetrain parts
PaintMetallic Silver
Launch TechniqueFootbrake to 2,000 rpm
Best 1/8-mile ET/MPH prior to event6.85/99
Best 1/4-mile ET/MPH prior to event10.84/122