1969 Pontiac Firebird (69Clone)
Last updated Jun 12, 2008
Got this one on a lark, fluke. A friend of mine was told an aquaintance 's grandmother was no longer able to drive her 69 Camaro and the grandson was being sent to Arkansas to bring the Camaro back to Georgia to sell. My friend ,Mike, an avid Chevy fan, jumped at the chance of trailering it back for her grandson. He figured if it was worth anything he would offer cash on the spot and bring it back to add to his collection. He was highly disheartened when they pulled up in Grandma's drive to see a green with black vinyl top Firebird. As Mike was bringing the Bird to Georgia he told the Grandson that although he wasn't interested in the car he might know someone who would buy it if the price was right.The asking price was right and I became the happy owner of what was another Bird at the house. This was to be a father -son project car (son still claims part ownership). Over the years since it was purchased in 1996, I have come to realize in this household that means I work, buy parts and put it together so my son can drive it and show it off to his friends! Oh well , lesson learned! But still elated I was blessed to have it find me.
77 400 ta motor, 400 turbo automatic,cam and headers 286 per dyno at the rear wheels
ac , am radio, power brakes, console, automatic, non posi.
400 ci motor with 3 angle valve job, ported & polished heads, hotter spec cam, blackjack headers, Summit 3"exhaust and mufflers. new vinyl and headliner. k&n filter with matching k&n filter cover,recored 4 row radiator, 75 rally II wheels( wonder where they came from). Year one t/a fiberglass hood , fender extractors and decklid spoiler.Repainted white with lager than T/A blue stripes. A new am fm cd set up with 4 speakers. Thanks to uncle sam's addl $600 will be putting 700r4 in soon. Gotta Love those gas prices!
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