Time to move on and send this 'Bird to a new home. I'm in Ferndale, MI. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is my 1969 Pontiac Firebird Convertible.
It's Silver with a Black interior and Black top.
It's an original factory A/C and power windows car, ... Show moreso it's a little rarer than the garden variety 'bird. It's no Ram Air III car, but its cool. The PHS documents show it to originally be a 350 2bbl car, Verdoro Green exterior with Black interior and top.
It currently has a Chevy Crate 350 with 330 HP and 385 Torque. It was tuned and dyno'ed at Motor City Steel before going into hibernation for the winter.
The TH-350 was built by Joel's on Joy in Detroit, MI. Joel builds some serious racing tranny's, both Ford and Chevy.
This tranny coupled with a 4.10 rear gear makes for some serious gear slammin', tire-shreddin' fun! With the B&M Star Shifter, I can pull rubber in every gear.
The interior is mostly original with a few OER parts. I'm finishing the restoration of the interior this winter.
On the list is: new seat backs, recover headrests, return console and shifter to stock, new sills, 69 momo steering wheel, repaint faded interior bits.
The car shows real nice but has a lot of work left to do.
Exterior/mechanical changes this year: Hood tach, rub paint and fix chips, shorty headers, quick-ratio steering, refurb suspension front and rear and lower car an inch.
Built 69 400; target HP is 450-500
Demon Six Shooter tri-power carb setup
Super Long Branch RA exhaust from Ram Air Restoration
700R4 Conversion with Shiftworks conversion to use original shifter/console
4 wheel Disc brake conversion
70 T/A mirrors
69 T/A Fender Scoops
69 T/A Hood w/ custom ram air to accommodate tri carbs
4 Link rear end set-up
Tubular upper and lower A-Arms
more to follow...
Special Thanks to:
Joel's On Joy Race Transmissions, 20901 Joy Rd, Detroit, MI
Jake's Automotive,7454 Triangle, Sterling Heights, MI
Motor City Steel, 2111 Haggerty Rd, Commerce, MI Show Less
I'm starting on the console and original shifter restoration.
Here's the trim from the console that will have a nice new gleaming chrome surface.
I... Show more have the whole console apart now, working on the base...
I should have it ready to go back in the car this Spring, can't wait for the warm weather to get here.
Here's my 69' original shifter assembly.
I'm using Eastwood's Rust Dissolver to get an original surface back and then I'm going to zinc plate the whole assembly except for the shifter rod. The shifter rod will get a nice new coat of chrome.
Then the shifter will get modified with a Shiftworks kit that will make it a 4 spd auto shifter. Then it will hook-up to the new 700R4 I have waiting to go in.
More updates as I go through the restoration process on both pieces... Show Less