1968 Pontiac Firebird 400 Cold Start
My 1968 Pontiac Firebird had been parked up for a week in sub-zero
So, I thought it would be a good idea to crank it over and warm it through
a little. I'd recently had an MSD ignition system and new Edelbrock carb
installed, so was also interested to find out how easy it was to start
The Pontiac was started with no choke. I cranked it over initially just to
make sure everything was free, and to get the oil moving a little, then
popped the bonnet to check the hoses. After that, and with a few pumps of
the pedal, off it went!
The car is a bit of a project, but it's road legal. I'll be doing some more
videos on it soon, so stay tuned.
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1968 Pontiac Firebird 400
**The thing is that Im not selling/ & its not mine, 'cause it belonges to a
place down in Houston, Tx that auctiones classic cars. They have all
sorts of cars muscle, exotics, nice classics, and so on. I saw on their
website and thought it would be nice to share it on youtube for my first
Test Driving 1968 Pontiac Firebird 400 V8 and Full Walkaround
I thought you'd like a look at this very clean 1968 Pontiac Firebird. It's
equipped with a 400c.i. 4BBL (#s Matching) 330 HP V8, Automatic turbo 400 (#s Matching) Transmission, 10 Bolt Rear
w/ 3.08 Gear Ratio, Power Steering, AM/FM Radio, Buckets/Console w/ Clock,
Seat Belts, Appears to be Original Interior, T-3 Headlights, Correct Alpine
Blue Exterior (Paint Code-DD), Correct Dark Teal Interior (Trim Code 250),
Color Keyed Steel Wheels w/ Factory Dog Dish Style Hubcaps, Firestone 14in
Redline Tires, Copy of Broadcast Sheet, Original Owners Manual,
Protect-O-Plate, Believed to be 72,xxx Actual Miles, Fine Example of
Classic Firebird Muscle!! As you can see from the test drive, it runs as
good as it looks too. Thanks for taking a look!
Filmed at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St. Charles, MO
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
1968 Pontiac Firebird Convertible 400 Four-Speed Restored
400c.i. 4BBL 325 H.P. V8 (Aug. 28, 1967 Date Code), 4 Speed Manual (Muncie)
#s Matching Transmission, 10 Bolt Rear w/ 3.08 Gear Ratio, Power Steering,
Hurst Shifter, Buckets/Console w/ Seat Belts, 400 Hood w/ Hood Tach, AM
Radio, Dual Exhaust, Powder Coated
Frame, Fire Wall- Undercarriage, & Inner Fenders, Black Vinyl Convertible
Top w/ Boot, Pontiac Rally II Wheels w/ BFG Radial Tires, Spring Mist Green
Exterior, Detailed Engine Compartment & Undercarriage, Newer Complete
Restoration w/ Photos, This Classic Firebird Drives Like New! Absolute
Wonderful Example of Pontiac Muscle!!
10 second 68 Firebird Sacramento Raceway 1987
This 68 Firebird was my first car purchased when I was 17 in 1977. The car
is currently undergoing a frame-off restoration.
At the time this video was taken in 1987 it was powered by a 455 Pontiac
The best ¼ mile performance was an ET of 10.87 and a MPH of 124.83 WITHOUT
the aid Nitrous oxide.
The heads are ported factory cast iron D-Ports cast# 48.
Crankshaft is factory 455
Rods are factory 73/74 455 Super-Duty
Camshaft is a Cam Dynamics solid flat-tappet with .618/.644" lift (1.65
rockers) 265/275 @.050 duration
Advertised duration is 312/322 int/exh
Pistons are Ross flat-tops yielding 12:1 compression ratio with the 69cc
Carburetion is 2 660cfm Holley center squirters mounted on a Doug
Nash/Warrior tunnel-ram manifold.
The differential is a Dana 60 with a 4.10 ratio gear set
Flawless 1969 Pontiac Firebird 400
Dave Armstrong, the master GM mechanic who keeps my Fiero on the road, did
a frame-up restoration on this flawless, award-winning 1969 Pontiac
Firebird 400. (Quick, all you old-timers. What were the names of the other
Firebird models available that year? No peeking.)
I'm always amazed at his ability to find NOS parts that aren't even being
made anymore by anyone, especially GM.
Dave takes this car to Pontiac shows during the summer; don't miss the
opportunity to see it up close and personal. This video doesn't do it
If you have a GM car (or any other car or truck, for that matter), and you
live in the Chicago area, take it to him. Ace Muffler, 7157 W. Irving Park
Rd., near Harlem/Irving Plaza. (773)282-1444. How good is he? When he
replaced the Iron Duke in my Fiero, his years of experience allowed him to
take the old one out through the top instead of dropping the rear
suspension and drivetrain, as Pontiac recommended. Yes, he knows his
And anyone who would take a car like this into Chicago evening rush-hour
traffic is either very brave or knows that he could build another one just
like it, which he could;) That lap-dissolve at 3:16 was necessitated by a
very rude, very obscene comment and hand gesture by the female passenger in
that Toyota Yaris. Pure jealousy, that's all that was.
That Firebird 400 V8 sound is music. If you have stereo speakers on your
computer, turn them up.
He's also restoring a '69 Pontiac Ventura, which I shot video of and will
be uploading later on.
1969 Pontiac Firebird 400
This is my 1969 Pontiac Firebird 400 project-Plans for this car are drum to
disc brakes upgrades first! You can hear the old drums squeeking as I
brake! suspension, interior, and house of kolor candy apple red paint with
black rally stripes! Audio system and interior are already being worked on.
Also im planning to lower it 2 inches all around. Im debating on wether to
paint the wheels black or match them kandy apple red? or try to combine
both black and candy red for the rims? What do you think?
Engine is a freshly rebuilt 400 block, .060 bored, hooker headers, holley
carb, holley electric fuel pump, and dual flowmasters. For now not focusing
on the engine but I've been thinking about rebuilding a faster 400 and upgrading the automatic
transmission to a manual shift 5 speed. Not trying to build a car show
quality or a superfast car, mostly a cruiser and once in a while fun at the
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1968 Pontiac Firebird 400
I can't take this car anywhere without someone giving me the thumbs-up or
saying something ...cool car dude! ...I like your car mister! ...I used to
have one of those, then ...I got married.
When stopped at a light, people actually roll down their window to start a