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 engine.
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 chambers
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
Test Driving 1968 Pontiac Firebird 400 V8 and Full Walkaround
I thought you'd like a look at this very clean 1968 Pontiac Firebird. It's
equipped with a 400c.i. 4BBL (#s Matching) 330 HP V8, Automatic turbo 400 (#s Matching) Transmission, 10 Bolt Rear
w/ 3.08 Gear Ratio, Power Steering, AM/FM Radio, Buckets/Console w/ Clock,
Seat Belts, Appears to be Original Interior, T-3 Headlights, Correct Alpine
Blue Exterior (Paint Code-DD), Correct Dark Teal Interior (Trim Code 250),
Color Keyed Steel Wheels w/ Factory Dog Dish Style Hubcaps, Firestone 14in
Redline Tires, Copy of Broadcast Sheet, Original Owners Manual,
Protect-O-Plate, Believed to be 72,xxx Actual Miles, Fine Example of
Classic Firebird Muscle!! As you can see from the test drive, it runs as
good as it looks too. Thanks for taking a look!
Filmed at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St. Charles, MO
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
10 second pro street green chevy nova run in street trim
1972 chevy nova street trim small block 406 no nos ever.stock suspension
small tire car 275 -60- drag radial.3450 lbs with driver .Pro Street show
and bracket drag car nhra joliet route 66 pro track champion.2008 super
chevy winner Key words for searching are .Byron dragway union grove Da
grove, us 41 drag strip chicago street racing wheel stand contest
My 1971 Chevelle SS 454 4 Speed
This is a true story about my 1971 Chevelle SS (a REAL SS 454 4 speed),
which I bought in 1984 and sadly sold in 1988 ("my sacrifice") to help
raise cash for a piece of property I was buying. I saved its car cover,SS
key chain, and all the paperwork I had on it because I had hopes of buying
it back in 2 or 3 years when I recovered a little bit from the land
purchase and building my house & garage. It was in an accident 1 year after
I sold it and I thought it was totalled and junked. It ended up sitting,
disassembled, in a barn for many years until it was purchased in 2000 and
restored. I happened upon it when it was sitting outside at the body shop
and was amazed to find that it was still "alive". The new owner decided to
sell it a few years later and so, after 18 years, I bought the car for the
second time in 2006. I still can't believe we're back together again! So
here are photos of the car in 1984, and in 2008, sitting in front of the
garage that is built on the property that I bought back in 1988. It has a
454 bored out to 468 with dart aluminum heads & 12:1 compression. I have
to run it on a 50/50 mix of 112 octane race fuel and super. Quite a bit
than the stock LS5 had! It breathes out through 3" Exhaust and flowmasters.
10 second "stock" 5.0 coupe!
First 10 second pass in my project coupe. Has a stock 5.0 intake modified,
10 hole wheels, and tail pipes. Yes it has other stuff done to it, but
appears mostly stock outside and under the hood.
For those that just don't get it and can't read the replies in the comments
section the car isn't bone stock. A bone stock foxbody Mustang won't run into the 10s even
with Nitrous. Mid 13s maybe with nothing
at all done. Add gear, slicks, Nitrous
and 11s are doable as I've done that. The stock in the title is in quotes.
It's built to appear stock inside, outside, and under the hood. The car is
currently getting a major overhaul and will hopefully run well into the 9s
while still appearing mostly stock..."stock". ;) The setup in this video
was: Edelbrock Performer 5.0 heads untouched, TMoss ported lower M3 casting
stock lower intake, (cut, ported, shortened stock 5.0 upper intake), 70mm
TB and EGR, 24lb injectors, Comp nx264 cam, 175HP shot Nitrous, decent suspension setup, 28x9 slicks,
4:10 gears, T5, and hard driving. It's a very basic setup that works.
Lot S152 1962 Pontiac Super Duty 421 405 HP 4 Speed
As Stock drag racing heated up at the dawn of the Sixties, the factories
were serving up a constant stream of engines, transmissions and lightweight
body parts. In response, the sanctioning bodies started dedicated classes
to separate the special lightweight factory racers from the amateur weekend
sportsmen running real showroom stockers.
Pontiac answered the competition in 1962 by offering an expanding range of
performance parts and special option packages, the most potent being the
Catalina Super Stock package. At its heart was the 421 CI Super Duty engine
featuring four-bolt mains, a forged steel crank, McKellar solid lifter cam
and dual Carter four-barrel carbs on an aluminum intake. A 4-speed manual
transmission was optional. The Catalina Super Stock saved considerable
weight through the application of aluminum bumpers, hood, fenders and other
alloy components, including, late in the season, an aluminum-case 4-speed.
Owned and raced by Howard Maseles in 1962, the "Packer Pontiac" was number
84 of the run of approximately 180 SS Catalinas. An NHRA C Stock record
holder, the "Packer Pontiac" was lightning quick in Maseles' hands, posting
an 11.73 at the 1962 Indy Nationals, at a time when many of his competitors
were still running in the low-to-mid 12s.
The restoration of this vintage Super Duty Pontiac was done by owner Bill
Blair, High Point, NC and the car is still being campaigned by Bill across
the country at drag strips and car shows.
- PHS documented
- Aluminum front end components including bumper
- 1962 record holder at Indy 11.73 in quarter mile
- Restoration supervised by original owner & campaigner Howard Maseles
- This was the first year that a factory built race car could be purchased
right off the assembly line
- 4.33 posi-traction
- Super Duty brakes, motor, & Exhaust
- Original cloth interior