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 justice. 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 business. 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.

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Test Driving 1969 Pontiac Firebird 400 V8 Four-Speed
Be sure to check us out on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/RamblinAroundTV I thought you'd like a look at this nicely restored 1969 Pontiac Firebird. It's powered by the 400 V8 4 bbl, backed by a four-speed manual trans. It really looks slick inside and out. It's equipped with the dual hood scoops, hood mounted tach, rally wheels, and very nice blue metallic paint. The interior has been completely restored and looks nearly new. These are excellent driving and handling cars. I hope you find it interesting...thanks for watching! Filmed at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St. Charles, Missouri. http://www.facebook.com/RamblinAroundonYouTube http://ramblinaroundonyoutube.wordpress.com/ https://twitter.com/#!/RamblinAround The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod. Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Download link:http://music.incompetech.com/royaltyfree2/Whiskey%20on%20the%20Mississ ippi.mp3 MacLeod's description: Genre: Blues Length: 3:15 Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP Tempo: 90 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 ISRC: US-UAN-11-00709 Bouncy, Grooving 2010

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1968 Pontiac Firebird 400 Cold Start
My 1968 Pontiac Firebird had been parked up for a week in sub-zero temperatures. 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 after sitting. 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. If you enjoyed the video, please take a second to give it a thumbs up, add it to a favourites list, or share it. It's always appreciated.

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 drag strip. Keywords: Speed City Car Club Town Toyz Street Action Self Made Campaign Oakland CA candy paint muscle, 3x krazy, the delinquents, donuts, racing, burnout Mustang drag Exhaust bay, 1969 Camaro, 1970 chevelle, nova, classic car show, project car, buick skylark, pontiac gto, dodge charger, iroc Camaro, z28, Mustang saleen, 2011 Camaro, 2010, Camaro ss, muscle car, side shows, oakland, east oakland, east bay, tricked out car, ss stripes, custom car, el camino, mickey thompson, rally stripes, scraper, dayton wire wheels, pro touring, corvette engine ls1, ls2, ls3, lsx, small block, big block, carburetor, fuel injection, chrome wheels, chrome, engine, leather interior, tv's in car, rally wheels, ford, GM, chrysler, 22's, 24's, 26's, old school, bb-q, town toyz, street actions, self made campaign, maro boyz, stang up fam, stang boyz,