All Pontiac Drag Race Final 8/30/09 68 Firebird 400 vs 70 Ram Air IV GTO
The final of the All Pontiac Drag Race Day at Grove Creek Raceway
Lindstrom, MN 8/30/09. Shawn Baird's 68 Firebird 400 narrowly defeats Paul
Kilker's 70 Ram Air IV GTO. Shawn ran an 8.12 1/8th mile on a 8.01 dial
with a modified 400 with slicks and headers. Paul turned a respectable 9.59
on a 9.52 dial with his bone stock RAIV GTO on street tires. This event was
organized by Land of Lakes GTO club member and former Grove Creek points
champion Bill Meyer.
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
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