Kelly had his firebird at Lee's shop in Baytown
So the daughter and I drove out to witness. I took this video of the warm up run.
1968 Firebird First Run
Here is a short clip of of my 1968 Pontiac Firebird about an hour after the
first startup and cam break-in has been performed. I have been working on
it for 4 years and this was it's very first day running. It has a .030 over
pontiac 455 in it with a Comp XE274H cam, ported 6X heads, custom GM
intake, Hedman headers, holley 770 carb, Muncie 4spd, 3.08 posi, and
Spintech 3" Exhaust with
X-pipe,Sportsman XL mufflers with dumps. I am a happy man. It runs great
and sounds fantastic.
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
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
1968 Firebird Sprint Inline 6 OHC Dyno
This is a 1968 Pontiac Firebird Inline 6 OHC stroked to 302 cubic inches.
It is equipped with a 4 barrel carb, Clifford Intake, Headers and a 4 speed
Transmission. The Dyno
results in Polson Montana were 199 rear wheel horse power and 260 foot
pounds of Torque.
My 68 firebird with led light, angel eyes and auto meter gauges
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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