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 $21,900.00
Original California built car, factory Solar red, black deluxe interior,
68' date coded (WT) 400 ci/360 hp engine, 4 bbl, factory intake & Exhaust manifolds, factory breather & valve
covers, power steering, power brakes, factory air conditioning, 400 turbohydramatic transmission, bucket seats with
console, wood steering wheel, factory dash, Kenwood am-fm-cassette, Sun Pro
gauges, dual Exhaust, factory 10 bolt
rear end, new 235/55/17 rear tires, 215/55/17 fronts, new 17" Torque Thrust
wheels, dual snorkel hood, power antenna, 54,000 miles, Same Owner Since
1991, One Clean Bird!
First Start of My 1968 Pontiac Firebird With Its New Carburettor
This is the first start of my 1968 Pontiac Firebird with its new Edelbrock
Performer Series 750 CFM carburettor.
The car catches at the start of the video because there is fuel, spilt
while removing the old carburettor, pooled in the intake manifold.
After that some cranking is required to pump fuel through the filter
assembly and the new carburettor. Once the carburettor's primed, however,
the engine fires up pretty easily.
You'll notice that initially the Pontiac almost cuts out when revved. That
was because the accelerator pump, which dumps extra fuel in when you hit
the throttle, was incorrectly adjusted and supplying too much fuel.
The Firebird still needs tuning but, for the mean time, it sounds pretty
good. The secondaries seem to be working as well, which is interesting as
they didn't appear to on the previous carburettor. You can tell they're
opening up when you get a distinct change in intake note, audible at the
Additionally, I've noticed that the car sounds different with this
carburettor. The Exhaust note is
deeper, richer and softer. I'm impressed by how easily it started too,
given that it's been sat for a while and it was very cold - hence all the
condensation from the Exhausts.
Apologies for the slightly grainy engine bay shots. It was getting quite
dark and the camera was starting to struggle a little.
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
Pontiac 400 break in
Number matching engine. Pontiac 400 cid. Break in of camshaft.
Formula 1973 with non stock color ( it supposed to be Burma Brown)
1968 Pontiac Firebird Pro Touring
A 1968 Pontiac Firebird Pro Touring car I shot while at the Shades of the
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1968 Firebird Burn Out
This car is no longer available!
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A 1968 Firebird that Steve Holcomb Pro Auto Custom Interiors has just put a
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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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