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.
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 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.