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!
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
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
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.
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
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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.
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
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
1968 Pontiac Firebird Convertible 400 Four-Speed Restored
400c.i. 4BBL 325 H.P. V8 (Aug. 28, 1967 Date Code), 4 Speed Manual (Muncie)
#s Matching Transmission, 10 Bolt Rear w/ 3.08 Gear Ratio, Power Steering,
Hurst Shifter, Buckets/Console w/ Seat Belts, 400 Hood w/ Hood Tach, AM
Radio, Dual Exhaust, Powder Coated
Frame, Fire Wall- Undercarriage, & Inner Fenders, Black Vinyl Convertible
Top w/ Boot, Pontiac Rally II Wheels w/ BFG Radial Tires, Spring Mist Green
Exterior, Detailed Engine Compartment & Undercarriage, Newer Complete
Restoration w/ Photos, This Classic Firebird Drives Like New! Absolute
Wonderful Example of Pontiac Muscle!!
1969 Firebird Trans Am
I wasn't expecting this guy to drive up as I was shooting other cars at
Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, but I'm glad he did, and I'm glad he
left the engine on long enough to capture that 303 Exhaust note.
This is the original Trans Am, before the second generation went all flaps
and vents and giant spoilers and shaker hoods and screaming chickens and
"Smokey and the Bandit".
White with blue stripes and blue interior. Pure and simple.
You can see more pictures of it on my Flickr page:
1969 Firebird ProTouring DSE MiniTub
Restoration #175 on our website, www.RESTOREaMUSCLECAR.com
We are just putting the finishing touches on this car over the next week or
two, please enjoy the Dyno
session we just finished today at THE SHOP, in Lincoln, NE. The car put
down 390HP to the rear wheels
on the MustangDyno! Over 560 to the
flywheel... Super strong running car!
Rare 1969 Pontiac Firebird 350HO Convertible - Beautifully Restored Muscle Car
I thought you'd like a look at this amazingly nice 69 Pontiac Firebird
Convertible equipped with a 350c.i. 4BBL H.O. 325 H.P. (#s Matching) V8 w/
Ram Air III Heads (Block# 29U132845 - 0552313 XC), Automatic- turbo 400 (#s Matching) Transmission, 10 Bolt Rear
w/ 3.50 Gear Ratio, P. Steering, Factory Air Conditioning, Buckets/Console,
Simulated Wood Sport Steering Wheel, Seat Belts, T-3 Headlights, Factory
AM/FM Push Button Radio, Clock, Dual Exhaust, Space Saver Spare w/ Canister, P. Black
Convertible Top w/ Boot, Rally II Wheels w/ BFG Radial T/A Tires, Correctly
Detailed Top to Bottom, Show Winner, Original Window Sticker,
Protect-O-Plate, & Books, 2 Owner Car Out of Texas, Best of the Best!
Professional Every Nut & Bolt Restoration Finished in 2009, Complete Photo
Documentation of Restoration w/ Receipts, Finest Example of a Very Rare 1
of Only 112 H.O. Convertibles Produced in 1969! Over 100K Invested in this
Gorgeous Classic!! Thanks for watching and commenting, we appreciate it.
1969 Firebird - 11 second pass
1969 Firebird 400 - standard build Pontiac 455, TRW pistons, 10:1
compression, hydraulic cam, 2400 stall converter, 3.42 gears, street tires
(trim rings pulled for racing), Quadrajet carb, full Exhaust system, no traction bars (leaf springs
clamped), and no Nitrous. Final pass
(back in 1998) was 11.69 @ 116 mph.