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1980 Pontiac Trans Am 301 Turbo

On this page I share as much information as possible about the 301 Turbo. All the information I share on this page is what I had to search for and collect from various sites while fixing my own 301 Trubo. I hope these helps others to tget ther 301 Turbo back on the road.

While assembling the engine I was not sure where many of the parts must go. I uploaded all my pictures on one pages. These helped me a lot to find out where parts must go. I hope this will also help somebody else. Click here to view the pictures.


Oil Filter - Fram PH5440 or GUD Z229
Air Filter - Fram CA3175
Spark Plugs - NGK - BP5FS
Oil - W15-40 Oil for diesel engines with prolong or PS23

Float Level = 1980 301T is 15/32" and 1981 301T is 7/16"

Quadrajet Rebuild Kits - https://cliffshighperformance.com/

Helpful Pontiac Related sites:

http://301garage.com/

http://www.transamcountry.com

http://www.firebirdcentral.com

http://www.classicindustries.com

http://www.fbodywarehouse

http://www.secondgengraveyard.com/

http://www.pontiacdiy.com/

http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=421.80

http://www.oocities.org/motorcity/boulevard/4555/specifications.html

Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lm5PDmG8jY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G92qPfQ4GXo&t=484s

Valve Lash Adjustment - https://youtu.be/IbSe-K2vKgQ

Waterpump modification : http://www.wallaceracing.com/water-pump-mods.php

Performance Tuning: http://www.ttaperformance.com/performance-tuning.html

Adjusting Rockers arms: http://www.pontiacstreetperformance.com/psp/rockers.html

http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=421.80

 

pontiac 301 Cylinder positionpontiac 301 direction rotate
Firing order:
Pontiac 301 firing order


301 Torque settings (from Wallace racing)
APPLICATION TORQUE TORQUE LUBE INCRE.
  301 Engine 350-455  
Bolt, main bearing cap to block 70 lb-ft 100 lb-ft oil 20 lb-ft
Bolt, rear main cap to block 100 120 oil 20
Bolt, cylinder head 85 95 * oil 20
Bolt, flywheel to crankshaft 95 95 dry 40
Bolt, oil pan to block 12 12 dry 4
Bolt, oil baffle to bearing cap 15 15 locktite none
Bolt, oil pump to block 30 30 locktite 15
Bolt, oil pump bottom cover 15 15 locktite 5
Bolt, harmonic balancer to crankshaft 160 160 dry none
Bolt,exhaust manifold to head 40 40 antisieze 15
Bolt, intake manifold to head 40 40 dry 10
Bolt, front cover to intake 12 12 dry none
Bolt, sprocket to camshaft 40 40 dry none
Bolt, rocker arm cover to head 8 8 dry 4
Bolt, clutch pressure plate to flywheel 25 25 locktite 5
Bolt, converter to flywheel Turbo 400 35 35 dry none
Bolt, converter to flywheel Turbo 350 30 30 dry none
Bolt, flywheel housing to block 40 40 dry 20
Clutch Fork Ball Stud 40 40 dry none
Bolt, Trans to Bell Housing 55 55 dry none
Lock Nut, Clutch Fork Rod Adjustment 10 10 dry none
Countershaft Stud Assembly to Cylinder Block 70 70 dry none
Nut, Countershaft Stud to Side Rail 21 21 dry none
Nut, connecting rod bolt, except 455SD 30 43 oil 10
Nut, connecting rod bolt, 455SD   N/A 63 oil 15
Nut, rocker arm to stud (3/8") 20 20 oil none
Stud, screw in rocker arm 55 55 dry none
Nut, timing chain cover 15 15 dry 7
Bolt, timing chain cover to pan 12 12 dry -
Bolt - Fan and Pulley to water pump 20 20 dry 10
Spark plug to head (gasket type) N/A 25 dry none
Spark plug to head (taper seat) 15 15 dry none
Plug, oil drain pan 22 22 oil none

* Bolts 1 and 2 (on Torque pattern below) final torque to 100 ft/lb for 350-455; 90 for 301

301 Turbo head torque


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Oil Pressure:
http://www.thepontiactransampage.com/engspec.html

301 turbo oil pressure