West Milford, New Jersey
1991 Pontiac Firebird
1990 Ford Mustang LX 5.0
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About “Turbo Bird”
This is a 91 Firebird with a modified 87 buick grand national motor, 67mm turbo, dana 60, and spohn suspension. Check mods for more details. 467rwhp / 464rwtq @ 19lbs of boost. Look to get into the 500's with more boost this spring.
I bought this car in October as a regular 4 cylinder Automatic LX Hatch. Swapped in a 5.0 this year and converted it to manual. My cars name comes from my favorite character of my favorite tv show, and has been the name of every black car I've had.
She was bought for 800 bucks with 136,000 miles on her. The 5.0 engine that was swapped out of a 1990 GT has 84,000 miles. Engine and tranny cost was 800 bucks and the rear cost around 300 bucks. Nothing was bought new. Meant to be more of a "Go" than "Show" Kind of Car.
Specs for “Turbo Bird”
No specifications listed.
Specs for “Rena”
LX Trim - 2.3 liter 4 cylinder shared with Ford Escort
Dyno-ed at 66hp, 90lb ft. 0-60 in 19 sec. 1/4 mile 20.340 at 64.1 mph
5.0 Trim - 5.0 liter V8. Swap was taken out of a 1990 Mustang GT.
Estimated 230hp, 300lb ft. 0-60 in 6.4 sec.
Gears are 3.73 on a 9in posi rear out of the same vehicle.
Being the LX Hatch is the second lightest Mustang at around 2700 pounds, I'm looking for 13's with the power I'm putting down now
Factory Options for “Turbo Bird”
No factory options listed.
Factory Options for “Rena”
Came with and still has:
That little map light thing still works too. Only Fox I've been in that still has one in working order
Mods for “Turbo Bird”
Modified 3.8L Grand National motor.
Dana 60 rear
-ASCD Fiberglass Ram Air Hood
-16x8 Black Crosslace Rims
-91-92 Formula Spoiler
-APillar w/ 30psi AutoMeter Boost Gauge and Trans Temp.
-Greddy ProFec B Spec II Boost Controller
-Precision GT67 Turbocharger (GT6776S)
Fuel / Air
-AlkyControl Alcohol Injection System
-Walbro 340 w/ Hotwire Kit
-Accufab 65mm Throttle Body / Plenum
-72lb Seimens Injectors
-LS1 Maf w/ Translator +
-Custom Chip / Tuning from Mike @ Fullthrottlespeed.com
Suspension / Brakes
-Spohn Sway Bars
-Spohn Adj. Torque Arm
-Spohn Adj. Panhard Bar
-Spohn Front End Rebuild Kit
-KYB Gas-a-just shocks / GR2 Struts (air bags in the rear soon)
-Spohn Subframe Connectors
-Eibach Pro Kit Spring
-255/50/ZR16 Kumho ECSTA Supra 712's in front
-255/50/16 M/T Street DR in the rear
-Hawk HPS Front/Rear Brake Pads
-Rear Ls1 brake's.
-Strange Engineering Dana 60 w/ 3.54's
-CK Performance 10 1/2" 3500 Stall
-B&M Racing Trans Cooler
-TransGo Shift Kit
-Heavy Duty Driveshaft from Stenod Performance
-Coated Stock 87 Grand National Headers (by QC Coatings)
-Custom Terry Houston 3" Downpipe (Thanks to Mike Mizzi and Stenod Performance)
-Custom 3" Cat-back w/ Stainless Steel DynoMax Ultra Flo Series Muffler
-3" Electric Cut-Out
Mods for “Rena”
5.0 motor swap
T9 Manual Transmission
9 inch Posi Rear
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