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#1 User is offline   BlueBandit79 

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 08:51 PM

Ok, so I'm wondering the top speed on a 1979 Trans Am with the 301 Pontiac Engine. Has Anyone ever topped out theirs or read about it, I can't seem to find it anywhere.
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Posted 12 May 2011 - 01:28 AM

Love these nearly impossible to answer questions.

Ok, weight, temp. humidity, wind speed and direction, elevation, gearing, tires, all kinds of factors weigh in on top speed.

But, for a best guess, I would say low 130's for a Trans am, on the salt flats on a decent day. Hows that?
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Posted 12 May 2011 - 02:04 AM

I owned a 301 4bbl powered 4-speed 79 Formula with 2.42 rear gears, I never found a long and flat enough road to get it over 105, I think that was all it had in stock form, maybe with 2.92 or 3.08 axle it might have enough HP to go alittle higher.
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Posted 12 May 2011 - 03:51 AM

I'd say you would be lucky to break 110 in stock form.
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Posted 20 October 2011 - 05:53 PM

I've had mine at 142 with the auto 3 speed, but i also have a buick 455 engine.
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