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1997 Trans Am

12/15/2021 mileage: 81,087

97 Trans Am Main Garage

The 97 Trans Am proudly appears (p 153 & 154) in the
"Firebird, The auto-biography" by Marc Cranswick.

Available from Veloce Publishing and from Amazon.com.

F3 class winner of '06 F-Body Nationals held at Island Dragway,NJ

Appearance mods:

bfranker.badz28.com Vinyl overlays and graphics.
WebElectric Sequential Turn Signals (video)
SLP AAM cast aluminum differential cover
Pa-performance black powder coated Alt
March Alternator fan
Pampered-Z black water pump
"Trans Am" throttle body cover plate
"Trans Am" splash guards

Free mods:

Throttle Body bypass
shifter mod (photo)

Engine & Drivetrain mods:

SLP Cold Air Induction
XTremeFI Ported bored 52mm throttle body
XTremeFI with matched bored airfoil
SLP Manual Fan Switch
Goodyear Poly-V Gatorback belt #4060642

Crane Cam 109841, also known as a GM847
COMP Cams Pro Magnum Roller Rocker Arms
COMP Cams Springs 26918-16
Summit Extreme Duty double roller timing chain
Comp Cams HYD chromemoly pushrods
OBDII programming by PCMforless.com

Jet-Hot coated MAC Headers
Hi-flow cats
QTP Electric Cutout
Flowmaster 17133

Zexel Torsen differential
3:42 gears
Line Locks

Suspension mods:

SLP Strut Tower Brace
SLP Sub-Frame Connectors

Daily tires:
Firestone Firehawks Wide Oval Indy 500 P245/50R16
(thanks to STStire.com)

Drag Radials: Mickey Thompson ET Streets P275/40R17

Power stop 1-Click Street Warrior Z26 Brake and Rotors kit PWR-K1535-26

Misc. mods:

Escort Passport 7500 radar detector.
4 Kenwood KFC-1668S speakers
Assorted stickers...

Vinyl overlays arrive from bfranker.badz28.com.

Order two sets as the drag radial
rims were purchased from "Projectz28"
and the center caps were donated from "GREGG 97Z ", both from CamaroZ28.com.

Vinyl Firebird overlays from bfranker.badz28.com on the old "ABS" centercaps. Definitely a nice change.

Front fascia firebird reflective insert from bfranker.badz28.com
"Night time"...

Throttle Plate
Powder coated Alternator
with March fan

Zaino Z8 shine


Beware of 97TA

Pontiac Power
1997 Trans power plant

My "Black"  Bird
1997 Trans Am

Of the 8,656 produced in 1997, this Black Bird TA is number 4,005.

1997 Trans Am

Total production numbers for 1997
Firebird 16,394
Firebird convertible 1,226
Formula 2,766
1LE WS6 14

Formula WS6 473
Firehawks 29

Formula Convertible 324
Formula Conv. WS6 41

Trans Am 8,656
Trans Am WS6 2,827

Trans Am Convertibles 1,390
Trans Am Conv. WS6 463
Total Production 30,756

Option by percentage / numbers
Option TypePercentNumbers97TA
Cruise Control92.828,542X
Power Locks91.328,081X
Power Windows90.127,712X
Dual Power Mirrors90.127,712X
Rear Defroster83.025,528X
Aluminum Wheels81.825,159X
Automatic (A4)77.423,805X
CD Player76.723,590X
Keyless Entry68.321,006X
Limited Slip58.117,869X
Anti Theft35.310,857X
Leather Seats32.910,119
Memory Seats23.47,197
Premium Sound23.37,166
Chrome Wheels19.25,905
Manual (M6)13.94,275
Power Seats12.43,914
Manual (M5)8.72,676
Traction Control7.02,153X


Tips to understanding your vehicles serial (VIN) number

They are as follows:

1st character- Identifies the country in which the vehicle was manufactured. For example: U.S.A.(1or4), Canada(2)

2nd character- Identifies the manufacturer. For example; Chevrolet(1), General Motors(G), Pontiac(2or5).

3rd character- Identifies vehicle type or manufacturing division.

4th to 8th characters- Identifies vehicle features such as body style, engine type, model, series, etc.

9th character- Identifies VIN accuracy as check digit.

10th character- Identifies the model year. For example: 1993(P), 1994(R), 1995(S), 1996(T), 1997(V), 1998(W), 1999(X), 2000(Y)------2001(1), 2002(2), 2003(3)

11th character- Identifies the assembly plant for the vehicle.

12th to 17th characters- Identifies the sequence of the vehicle for production as it rolled off the manufacturers assembly line.

For convenience: All General Motors Regular Production Option (RPO) Codes.
RPO's are located on the driver's side door, jamb and sometimes on the inside of the glovebox door, depending on the vehicle.

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