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Updated on May 04, 2012
1988 Pontiac Firebird
5.7L (350ci) TBI
I spent months watching this Firebird on CL, waiting for it to drop in price from $1000. After two months passed, I didn't see it posted again. Kept dreaming of driving a white Firebird/Trans Am. Then a little bit after the post was gone I found a new post of a white Firebird for sale, $400. I checked it out, and bought it for $300, not running. Turned out to be the exact same Firebird I was dreaming of on the original CL post.
Table of Contents
Page 1: Maintenance Blog
Page 2: Performance
Page 3: Various Pictures
Page 4: Videos
Thur 18 - A week and still not running. I've spent money with little or no results. Other than a better throttle response, the fuel still won't burn properly. It looks really bad (like dehydrated pee), and smells terrible. Hopefully draining it and putting in new fuel will help. I was thinking it was the ignition, but my dad did a thorough look over the car and said the gas was most likely to blame.
Mon 27 - Been over a month and still no luck. My dad and I sent it to a family friend to look it over. Haven't heard anything yet.
Sun 17 - It's now six months later and the car is still sitting. My camaro has been taking up all of my time. I think it's jealous...hmmm. :D
Anywho, it's only at 3 psi of fuel pressure. I'm thinking that little black hose inside the tank is the culprit. I am also going to fabricate an access panel for the fuel pump. I'll take pictures once I start!
Sat 24 - Started to work on it two weeks ago, it finally runs! And boy does she pull hard! Definitely no 305 in there! Now I'm waiting on front tires, steering box, brakes, and some performance from Summit!
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Thats the stock rating for a 305 TPI ..... it has a cam, exhaust, cold air intake but 130K so prob closer to 200-215 ish
no its a 5.0
for now lol
are those centerlines wheels on your car? I like the wat they look
ride looks good, share more pics..... cheers
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