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.
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 uploads
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.
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1969 Trans Am Barn Find - Part 2
This is the follow up to the 1969 Trans Am Barn Find Video. Here is the car after a cleanup and complete going through. I now drive the car as much as possible. UPDATE: The car has been sold and now lives with its new owner in the Midwest.
1969 Trans Am 1 owner barn find
I recently purchased this 1 owner 1969 Trans Am. It was parked in 1982 when the owner was transferred out of state. It is a Ram Air III 4 speed car. Other than some surface rust it really has no real rust to speak of. UPDATE: The car has been sold and now lives with its new owner in the midwest.
Test Driving 1969 Pontiac Firebird 400 V8 Four-Speed
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.
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%20Mississippi.mp3
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
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
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
1972 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400
For more info about this restoration go to www.HoggyStyle.com
This is 1 of only 4167 cars built. Fully restored 1972 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400. A very rare car because of the UAW strike in 1972.
photos of restoration at www.HoggyStyle.com
1969 Firebird 400 Ram Air III red convertible
My Fiero mechanic Dave Armstrong's other '69 Firebird 400 is this Ram Air III convertible, also restored by him.
I've seen the build book for this car, and it was a WRECK. That Dave was able to restore it to an award-winning, numbers-matching showpiece like this is a further testament to his skill. To those who will inevitably ask, Matador Red was the factory correct color for this car in '69.
The new Camaro, Challenger and Mustang are nice, but I'm always drawn to cars like this. Maybe because I can remember when they were daily drivers.
This one has definitely had an easier life than it did with the previous owner; Dave trailers this car to shows. Period. The top has never been down.
And no, it is NOT for sale.