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.
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 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
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!
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 drag strip.
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LT1 Camaro Z28 messing with Classic 455 GTO on the street
Late-Model Camaro Z28 messing around with a classic 455 powered GTO... The GTO jams it and then one of the passengers thought they were being tailed by an undercover B4C Camaro holding a radar gun (video camera, lol)... you can see the nervous, unsure look on his face as we roll beside... then the total relief once he recognized an old friend behind the wheel...lol.
This was shot many years ago with an old analog camera, so apologize for the poor quality...
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1969 Trans Am 1 owner barn find
I recently purchased this 1 owner 1969 Trans Am. It was parked in 1982 when the owner was transferred out of state. It is a Ram Air III 4 speed car. Other than some surface rust it really has no real rust to speak of. UPDATE: The car has been sold and now lives with its new owner in the midwest.
1969 Pontiac Firebird - American Muscle Car - First start
1969 Pontiac Firebird
Pontiac 428, #46 heads
Stage 2 - SMI Quadrajet (Sean Murphy Induction)
Edelbrock RPM Performer raised manifold
Harland Sharp Roller Rockers
Comp Cams '268' mild cam
MSD HEI Distrib./ MSD 6AL ignition control
Monster Transmission, TH-400 (shift kit)
TCI 2600 stall Torque Converter
Hurst ratchet shifter w/ custom shift knob
'69 Camaro Posi-trac rear - 3.73 gears
Lakewood Traction bars
Wilwood 14" disc brakes in front
Gabriel Gas Shocks all around
American Racing wheels - F:17x8, R:17x9
69 Firebird/gotta lotta chop
sittin pretty 2/ flowmasters 3" Exhaust system, holley 750 dbl pmp, apx. 488 cam w/comp cams ultra gold aluminum 1.5 roller rockers, a 12 bolt rear end w/ 3:55 posi gears,chip foose wheels 18x9r and 17x8f w/falcon tires, electric fans, factory air gap intake and heads, chrome roll cage recently added w/ racing seats and harness straps. w/lots more to come
Pontiac 455 duet
The LeMans (on the left) has a mild, non-rebuilt 455 with ported & polished 6X heads, c. 9:1 compression, Edelbrock Performer intake, Holley 800 Street Avenger, Comp XE274 cam, making maybe 300-350 horsepower. The Grand Am (right) has a .030 over 455 with Edelbrock heads (87 cc chambers), 10:1 compression, same Comp cam but with 1:65 roller rockers, slightly better Exhaust (H-pipe), Edelbrock Performer RPM intake and Edelbrock 750 carb. About 500 horsepower at the flywheel. The heads make all the difference. The Grand Am has the Flowmaster American Thunder Exhaust system, which has the 50-series mufflers. LeMans has a Summit Exhaust system, which was cheap and went on nice & easy.
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 justice.
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 business.
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.
1973 Trans-Am SD BARN FIND
**UPDATE** This car has been sold and shipped to its new owner in June 2010. We were sad to see it go, but had fun watching everyones comments about this car. We sold it in the same condition, having only detailed the car.
We recently acquired this RARE (1 of 252, or 1 of 180 if you compare with automatics) 1973 SUPER DUTY with only 49,000. This is the car exactly as we found it...another video will be coming soon
1969 Firebird 428
Been busy with the bird... and lots more to do! But she's coming along good, loving every minute of it.... Usually!