1969 Firebird vs. Chevy Vega Drag Race


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Big Block Vega First Start
Starting the motor for the first time in the Vega.





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! Wrench Moran If you liked this video please click that subscribe button. I'm always covering different motor sports events, and always have new videos. Find me in these places- My YouTube Channel! http://www.youtube.com/whitekawirider Find me on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wrench-Moran/580062675345380 Find me on Twitter! http://twitter.com/Wrench_Moran Tractor Pulling on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tractor-Pulls/243781515784304 Rough Truck on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RoughTrucks For business inquiries please contact me via email at WrenchMoran1@gmail.com If you have a motor sports or gun related event close to central Ohio you want on YouTube let me know!





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.[1] Subsequently the car became widely known for a range of problems related to its engineering,[2] reliability,[3] safety,[4][5] 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 year.




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