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    Here are some pictures of my 1979 Trans Am. I'm running a Holley Sniper EFI, a Holley Dual Sync Distributor, and a Holley gas tank with submersible fuel pump. I also removed the 4 speed and put in a Tremec 5 speed, and I put in a hydroboost brake system. The engine is a 400 Pontiac with an Eagle stroked crank and bored .035 over. It's 461 cubic inches now with KRE ported aluminum heads. It always ran great, but it runs a lot better with the Sniper EFI.
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    Nice car & workmanship. What crossmember kit did you use for the Tremec 5 speed transmission conversion? It looks like a big beefy piece of aluminum.
    May God's grace bless you in the Lord Jesus Christ.
    '92 Ford Mustang GT: 385" SBF, Dart SHP 8.2 block, TFS TW 11R 205 heads, 11.8:1 comp, TFS R-Series intake, Dominator MPFI & DIS, 36-1 crank trigger/1x cam sync, 160A 3G alternator, Optima Red battery, A/C, 100HP progressive dry direct-port NOS, Spal dual 12" fans/3-core Frostbite aluminum radiator, Pypes dual 2.5" exhaust/off-road X-pipe/shorty headers, S&W subframe connectors, LenTech Strip Terminator wide-ratio AOD/2800 RPM converter, M4602G aluminum driveshaft, FRPP 3.31 gears, Cobra Trac-Lok differential, Moser 31 spline axles, '04 Cobra 4-disc brakes, '93 Cobra booster & M/C, 5-lug Bullitt wheels & 245/45R17 tires.

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    Yes, the crossmember is a big piece of aluminum. I got it with the Tremec kit for the 1979 Trans Am. I bought the kit from American Powertrain.

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    Welcome Dave. That's just about the tidiest garage I've ever seen! (With mine, I open the door and start climbing over things.)
    Andrew

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    Thanks for the welcome. I just built this pole barn because my other two are packed full of stuff. I'm very selective of what I let into this one. I have a 12' ceiling on the other end with a hoist.

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    Hello Dave, I searched Google for some info on a 461 with Holley Sniper EFI. Just curious what an owner with a 400 stroker would say about the system. I’m leaning towards dropping the carb for EFI on my build. I’m running a forged 461 with 62 heads. 12 to 14:1 compression & E85 all the time. Any input is greatly appreciated.

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    I know this is an old one, but I'm curious how you guys run an air cleaner & shaker with the Sniper EFI? Thanks for the help.

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