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
71 Camaro RS 509ci (First drive)
1st drive after 5 years of complete reconstruction. Everything was changed
and this is the first drive to test motor, brakes, steering, etc..
Obviously I'm babying it, no revs yet.
Check out the build here : http://www.cardomain.com/ride/1294959/1
Setting the timing on a chevy small block. PT 3
Setting the initial timing on a Chevy small block. I have set the timing on
over a hundred small blocks, and rebuilt many a classic chevy, for a time
it is what I did for a living. This is a THREE part guide on how to set the
initial timing. I am very repetitive, and go slowly over this process. Find
top Dead Center of your #1 cylinder, line up your rotor with a cap tower,
that tower is number one. Run spark plug wire from #1 tower to #1 cylinder,
then go around the cap from there. This is for Chevy small blocks, the
order is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2. Hopefully this helps someone. Thanks for viewing.
For those of who you watched all three and want to tell me I am wrong, this
won't set TDC, make a video of your own, tell me how you set TDC, if you
use a vacuum gauge it's the same thing as feeling the piston stroke your
just watching gauge tell you where you at versus a dowel or wire. And I am
going to start deleting, wait I have deleted some already, comments that
state the advance for certain engines. Cam, Dizzy, and vacuum advance
cannisters, will change what you should set the advance at! So don't tell
everyoneto set thier 350 at X, when with a bigger cam X won't be right. And
if I get one more moron telling me the firing order is wrong I will send
them a bus ticket to come here so I can personally slap them in the head.
1968 Pontiac Firebird vs 2010 Lingenfelter Trans Am - Generation Gap: Firebirds
Cast your vote here:
In this episode of Generation Gap the guys compare Firebirds: old vs. new.
Davin brought a classic 1968 Pontiac Firebird equipped with a 350-CID V-8
boasting 320 hp. Matt, on the other hand, had a bit of a trick up his
sleeve bringing a 2010 Lingenfelter Performance Engineering Trans Am
modified to the nines to look and perform like a modern Firebird. Its 455
CID and 655 hp are some impressive numbers, but how will it be on the road?
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Finding Engine Vacuum Leaks With A Cigar
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 46 years, shows how you can find
engine vacuum leaks in your vehicle using cigar smoke. It really works as
well as a thousand dollar smoke machine. And, If you like my car help, be
sure to watch my live car talk show every Saturday morning at 10 AM CST on
YouTube. I answer your car questions LIVE there. Just check it out at
eature=c4-overview . And remember, every TUESDAY I upload a new video, so
don't miss them.