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
KITT RESTORATION PART 1
Check out Part 2 and 3 of the restoration
Part 2 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGdsAlFYUcM
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srBj8HDW9lM
FIRST OFF I KNOW THE VID IS LONG BUT WATCH ALL OF IT, IT'S WORTH IT. This
is the first, of my videos of my Knight Rider Replica. It all started with
a 1982 Firebird Trans Am that I found sitting beside a guys barn. It was
there for a year or so but was previously stored for the past 23 years in a
garage. The project is going great so far I am starting with the exterior
first as the interior needs no restoration with the car only having 48,000
miles on it and is mint inside. This summer I hope to get the KITT nose and
Mad Max - Last V8 Interceptor Axle-hop Stop!
Met up with Justice, who runs Maxrockatansky.org and did a little bit of
filming near Lake Lewisville. Thought I'd throw in the axle-hop stop that
you see at the beginning of MM2: The Road Warrior. He doesn't throw it into
reverse, as many erroneously believe. It's this type of stop I demonstrate
1987 Pontiac Firebird Formula 350 restored to stock condition
A quick video of my 1987 Pontiac Firebird Formula 350. Of over 88,000
Firebirds produced in '87 only 2,389 Formula 350 models were made. (2.7% of
total production models)
Most people opted for the Trans-Am model if acquiring the L98 350 engine,
so the Formula 350 is the most rare Firebird model from 1987 as most
Formulas were optioned with the 305 engine.
I have all Pontiac Historical Society (PRS) documentation including copies
of the original invoice and window sticker.