2002 Pontiac Firebird Formula
1985 Ford Mustang GT
“My Hot Rod”
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2002 Formula navy blue met. taupe interior.
I ordered the car 3/02 came in 4/15/02. The Formula is driven daily except in winter. The wife and I have been on several road trips in it. The Formula has seen: Pacific coast highway in SoCal, Route 66, The Grand Canyon, Going to the sun road in Glacier, Park Montana, Trail Ridge Road, Colorado, Daytona Beach, The Blue Ridge Parkway and many more.
About “My Hot Rod”
I bought this car in April 2005 in fair condition, and have started making it what I want it to be. This will be an ongoing process for years.
I did all the body work and paint myself, now that it's done I'm turning my attention to the engine. I'm dropping in a 393 stroker this year, and rebuilding the T-5. I've ordered the short block and have the old engine out and dismantled. I hope to have the car running with the new engine by Memorial day. Again I'll be doing all the work myself, as that's what the car hobby is all about in my eyes.
Update: The 393 is in and running good.
Anybody with money can have a shop build a car for them, but they will never have the satisfaction that comes with knowing you've done it yourself.
Specs for “blue02formula”
LS1 5.7L V8, 6speed, t-tops.
Specs for “My Hot Rod”
5 speed with 393 stroker power.
Factory Options for “blue02formula”
6 speed, chrome wheels.
Factory Options for “My Hot Rod”
No factory options listed.
Mods for “blue02formula”
FRA, K&N, LS1 Motorsports lid,
SLP 160* T-stat, HPP III tuner, TB coolant by-pass,
Taylor 409 race wires, Kirban shifter,
SLP Y-pipe, Magnaflow cat-back,
Edelbrock strut tower brace, Edelbrock torque arm,
BMR boxed subframe connectors, BMR boxed lower control arms, BMR panhard rod, Lakewood driveshaft loop,
Suspension Techniques sway bars,
iROTOR drilled & slotted rotors, EBC 2000 series Green Stuff pads, gold painted calipiers,
Moser Engineering 12 bolt, Eaton HD posi, 4.11 Prostreet gears, 33 spline axles, 1350 yoke, T/A stud girdle/cover,
Firestone Firehawk Wide Ovals
Gold accent decals
Mods for “My Hot Rod”
MSD, 8.8 rear with 3.73's, aluminum driveshaft, Griffen radiator w/ electric fan. With 393 Windsor stroker.
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