Brian's Pro Street 1969 Firebird
A quick walk around plus a few other clips about a 1969 Pontiac Firebird
brought up to Canada a few years back. The car is from Louisiana, built to
its present state by the owner down in that state. It takes a lot of
concentration and constant attention to drive this car as it is quite
powerful, and the tires are not conductive to the most straight of
traction. The rear tires,especially, being wide and very soft in rubber
texture, and having very 'wrinkly' sidewalls, can make for a vehicle which
feels very twitchy on the road. So much to the fact hitting the
accelerator at the wrong time could very easily put the car sideways. Even
when you are going in a straight line. Driving with prudence is so
important. The paint was anything but shiny as you see in the clip when
the car was first brought home. It needed a lot of wet sanding and
polishing to come out looking as it does now. The engine is a very much
modified Pontiac 400- cubic inch V-8 hooked up to a fully manual turbo 350 with a 'reverse type' valve body. This
means there is no automatic shifting feature in the unit. and '1' is right
after neutral, then '2nd ' is the next notch back, and finally '3rd'. This
is done for drag racing purposes to ensure you do not run the chance of
grabbing neutral in a race. Stock automatics run the shift lever the
opposite way after neutral. This Pro-Street designed car has all the nice
stuff in it including a roll cage ( the side bars beside the passenger and
driver are removed for street driving), a fuel tank in the trunk, and
4-wheel disc brakes. The rear axle assembly is some reinforced and built-
up unit with a cast aluminum cover sporting a center section girdle to help
keep the rear end in one piece.
1969 Pontiac Firebird 555ci V8 │ Goodguys Drag Racing
Check out this sweet 1969 Pontiac Firebird. It has a 555 cubic inch V8,
TH400 trans with 5000rpm stall TCI torque converter. It is back halved with
ladder bars, and puts all the power to the ground with a Ford 9" rear end
and 3:89 gears. Wicked!
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Just Chevrolet Vega Drag Racing Barona Drag Strip 11-30-2013
Just Chevrolet Vega Drag Racing Barona Drag Strip . So many Chevrolet vega
drag racing on the 1/8 mile.The Chevrolet Vega is a subcompact automobile
that was produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors (GM) from
1970 to 1977. Available in two-door hatchback, notchback, wagon, and panel
delivery body styles, all models were powered by an inline four-cylinder
engine with a lightweight, aluminum alloy cylinder block. Variants included
the Cosworth Vega, a short-lived limited-production performance model,
introduced in March 1975.
The Vega received praise and awards at its introduction, including 1971
Motor Trend Car of the Year. Subsequently the car became widely known
for a range of problems related to its engineering, reliability,
safety, propensity to rust, and engine durability. Despite a series
of recalls and design upgrades, the Vega's problems tarnished both its own
as well as General Motors' reputation. Production ended with the 1977 model