1969 Pontiac Firebird 400 - Suzy Q
Mike took his 69 Firebird out for one last ride on August 1, 2009.
Ten days later it was shipping from New Jersey heading to Norway.
He sold it to a collector in Norway where there is a big interest in the
American Muscle Car.
Long live his Firebird - Suzy Q!
69 Firebird-gettin in it
69 Firebird smokin the tires//flowmasters 3" Exhaust system, holley 750 dbl pmp, apx. 488 cam
w/comp cams ultra gold aluminum 1.5 roller rockers, a 12 bolt rear end
w/3:55 posi gears, chip foose wheels 18x9r and 17x8f w/falcon tires,
electric fans, factory air gap intake and heads, chrome roll cage recently
added w/ racing seats and harness straps. *just added Holley blue electric
fuel pump, fuel cell in the trunk, Dropped the factory gas tank- push
button start/ bigger radiator, battery relocated to the trunk-- prepping to
do a rebuild, Maybe Butler performance?? 640hp on pump gas- we shall see!!
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
1969 Pontiac Firebird 428, 400+ Horsepower - SEE OTHER VIDS!
Hey, for those who wondered about the gauge setup.....
I got them from Equus. You can probably find them at Autozone, Advance, or
O'Reilly auto parts. As you know, the standard gauges in the stock Firebird
suck. The big one on the right has the oil pressure, water temp, and
"Generator" power. Well, since I wanted an RPM guage, I found one that fit
perfect in that hole. I used Urethane to hold it in place. The Speedo Gauge
was easy to find and fit well also. You may have to cut some of the speedo
cable end off in order to fit on the back of the guage. It is the screw-in
type, and the Firebird had the clip on style.
I bought a complete set for the other guages... Oil, Water, and Battery. I
installed them into some 1/4 board material and covered with black leather
to match interior. It fit where the old A/C controls were and since I
removed the A/C there was no need for the controls. I installed a toggle
switch in the dash where the cigarette lighter was that operates the blower
fan for a heater. That way I still have defrost. If it gets hot in there,
you can buy a valve to put on the heater hoses for use during the summer.
It gets hot in the car with all that hot water running through the heater
Interior Specs: All windows except front have been tinted 20%, new black
carpet, headliner, front/rear door panels, dashpad, Carbon Fiber Leather
seats, All new after-market dash gauges, Hurst Ratchet shifter, Kenwood
5032 CD player with Sirius/XM Satellite radio, and DUB 400watt rear chrome
speakers. I covered the plastic box around the Hurst shifter the same as
the center gauge set with black leather.