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Cars > Challenges > “BLUEDEMON” Vs “Redbird”

 

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West Milford, New Jersey
United States

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Pickerington, Ohio
United States

 

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt SS/SC

“BLUEDEMON”

1987 Pontiac Formula 1SB

“Redbird”

 
Photo of: 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt
Photo of: 1987 Pontiac Formula

No longer owned

 

Head to Head

 

About “BLUEDEMON”

2.0 ECOTEC 5 SPEED I first saw the car at the New York Intl car show back in 2004. Took my breath away ,i said to myself i had to have it,mind you i never buy a car the first year it comes out.This time i did.Waited almost 6 months before i got it.Longest 6 months of my life.From day one this car has been a champ,no complaints at all.Has to be the fastest car i have ever owned.Too bad 2009 was the last year that they will be made.one thing with this car it is an every day driver so keeping it clean is a job.a job worth doing because it's the best car i have ever owned.NOT GARAGE KEPT

About “Redbird”

We've had Redbird the longest, about 10 years. She has been slightly modified. The 3-slow-5 is long gone. Her heart beat is a 350 Goodwrench 4 bolt with a lot of goodies ;>. The story goes something like this:
Goodwrench 350
Lunati 204/214 420/442 (448/472 @ 1.6) Hydraulic Cam/Lifters
Edelbrock Double Roller Chain
Comp Cams 1.6 Roller Tip Rockers
Crane Chrome Moly Push Rods
Melling HV55 Oil Pump
World Products S/R Torquer Heads 2.02/1.60 170 cc runners
Edelbrock Performer EGR Intake
Modified cc q-jet
Accell Billetech 60109 Distributor
Accel Coil
MSD 6A and 8.8 Wires
Edelbrock Victor Water Pump
Edelbrock Tubular Exhaust
Hi-Flo Cat
Dynomax Cat Back
Hypertech Low Temp Fan Switch
Hypertech Thermomaster Chip
160 Thermostat

And a little bit of wrenchtime.

So that's all the mods to the engine bay area, and I always feel that if you can make it go faster, (easy, really) one should also improve the whoa factor as well. So the brake job goes a liitle bit like this:
All stainless hard and braided lines.
US Brake 2.75" piston front calipers.
Slotted disks up front
New master cylinder, and booster.
Dot 5 (silcone) brake fluid. This stuff is crazy!)
Rear is stock, but those aussie calipers are pretty good.
So, yeah, Redbird can stop on a dime and give nine cents change!

We also rebuilt the entire front suspension, ball joints, inner and outer tierods, center drag link, idler arm, and added a couple of small things like, KYB struts, Energy Suspension bushings, and Edelbrock tie rod connectors. Still using the factory springs tho.

This one time at band camp...No really, a couple summers ago I put a ten bolt with a 3:73 under there, and the Wife wasn't real happy with it. She said it kept going into "tire shake", haha. So I swapped back in the Aussie nine bolt. She likes it better that way. Don't get me wrong, she can and does drive like an ace, she would put a lot you "men" out there to shame! She's from Germany and has lots of Autobahn hours. What a blast that is, but that's a different story.

We haven't done much with the stock 700 tranny, stock T/C and a little B&M shift kit is all.

 

Specs for “BLUEDEMON”

0-60 6.0SEC TOP SPEED 160MPH

Specs for “Redbird”

Runs and drives great!

 

Factory Options for “BLUEDEMON”

18 INCH RIMS, SUN ROOF. POWER EVERYTHING.REAR WING , FOG LIGHTS

Factory Options for “Redbird”

Nine bolt aussie rear w/2.77. Yeah, I know, but she gets great hwy mileage.
Power windows.

 

Mods for “BLUEDEMON”

MAGNAFLOW EXHAUST

K&N COLD AIR INTAKE

HAS AVS HEADLIGHT COVERS & TAIL LIGHT COVER RINGS

ALL MARKER LIGHTS AND TURN SIGNALS REPLACED WITH LOW POWER LED'S

LED'S INSIDE AND UNDER BODY KIT USED AT CAR SHOWS

Mods for “Redbird”

New engine.
New brakes.
New front suspension.

 

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