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KJCP '69 Firebird at High Performance Pontiac Mag Shootout

Kingjamescustomperformance.com Brings there 1969 Drag Race Pontiac Firebird to run in the High Performance Pontiac Magazine 12 car shootout at Virginia's Motorsports park drag race shootout.


 


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Brian's Pro Street 1969 Firebird
A quick walk around plus a few other clips about a 1969 Pontiac Firebird brought up to Canada a few years back. The car is from Louisiana, built to its present state by the owner down in that state. It takes a lot of concentration and constant attention to drive this car as it is quite powerful, and the tires are not conductive to the most straight of traction. The rear tires,especially, being wide and very soft in rubber texture, and having very 'wrinkly' sidewalls, can make for a vehicle which feels very twitchy on the road. So much to the fact hitting the accelerator at the wrong time could very easily put the car sideways. Even when you are going in a straight line. Driving with prudence is so important. The paint was anything but shiny as you see in the clip when the car was first brought home. It needed a lot of wet sanding and polishing to come out looking as it does now. The engine is a very much modified Pontiac 400- cubic inch V-8 hooked up to a fully manual turbo 350 with a 'reverse type' valve body. This means there is no automatic shifting feature in the unit. and '1' is right after neutral, then '2nd ' is the next notch back, and finally '3rd'. This is done for drag racing purposes to ensure you do not run the chance of grabbing neutral in a race. Stock automatics run the shift lever the opposite way after neutral. This Pro-Street designed car has all the nice stuff in it including a roll cage ( the side bars beside the passenger and driver are removed for street driving), a fuel tank in the trunk, and 4-wheel disc brakes. The rear axle assembly is some reinforced and built- up unit with a cast aluminum cover sporting a center section girdle to help keep the rear end in one piece.





Racing a 740 horsepower 69 Firebird in the rain out at Baytown Texas
Ever try to race a 740 horsepower 1969 firebird in the rain? We suggest not trying it!





Nines in my 1969 Pontiac Firebird!
It's been a while since I have been shooting for nines and finally it all came together, thanks Scott & Carla!





License Run at Virginia Motorsports Park
1968 Pontiac Firebird making a license run at Virginia Motorsports Park on March 15, 2008. She made a quarter mile pass in 9.23 at 145mph.





Pontiac LeMans 455 Drag Racing
1967 Pontiac LeMans Drag Racing at Lebanon Valley Dragway on September 29th 2008.





69 FireBird
Stever from LRE in his BBC powered 69 Firebird





JoePapa dialing in the new motor in his 1969 Firebird
JoePapa boiling the tires, beating the bug at Temple Raceway





SVRA Historic Trans-Am Race at Watkins Glen 2013
Real Historic Trans-Am Racecars from the best years of American Road Racing. http://svra.com/





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 engine. The best ΒΌ 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





The Hooniverse: Tom's 1969 Pontiac Firebird
We've shown you and written about Tom's 1969 Pontiac Firebird over the last few years. Now, we take time to put it on film as we explain why driving an old car can be more rewarding than driving something new. (unintentional guest appearance by the Kelly Blue Book building)





Pontiac Firebird Trans Am "The Immortal Beast"
Video Of The Firebird Heritage, Street Racing and Drag Racing Compilation Showing The Power The GM LS Vehicle Is Capable Of!!





69 Twin Turbo Firebird on rolling road 1421hp
Mark Todds 1969 Twin turbo Firebird, with 400 small block Chevy FAST XFI,on the rolling road just checking over and playing with Boost controller, http://www.john-sleath.com/





TGJ's Mustang VS 69 FireBird
Buddy Todd vs a 69 fire chicken





69 Firebird waking the neighbors
Driving my 69 Firebird down my street.





1969 Firebird DRAGRACE
ATD DRAGRACE - MENDE 2009 - my old 69 firebird win again against a 2nd gen transam. see more at : http://www.pro-v8.com




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1981 Pontiac Firebird Turbo: 6.537 @ 220.380
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1968 Pontiac Firebird : 9.122 @ 148.510
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1967 Pontiac Firebird : 9.400 @ 140.000
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1975 Pontiac Firebird : 9.750 @ 137.890
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1976 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am: 9.783 @ 135.700
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1969 Pontiac Firebird : 9.866 @ 135.990
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1967 Pontiac Firebird 489.2 chev: 10.046 @ 133.570
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1967 Pontiac Firebird : 10.145 @ 130.750
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1968 Pontiac Firebird : 10.309 @ 132.170
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1969 Pontiac Firebird : 10.380 @ 124.000
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1988 Pontiac Firebird : 10.530 @ 126.000
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1988 Pontiac Firebird : 10.530 @ 128.000
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1969 Pontiac Firebird : 10.561 @ 124.980
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1968 Pontiac Firebird : 10.650 @ 124.000
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