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Old 01-12-2015, 02:01 PM
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Decided to finally start a thread on my Firebird
I have owned this car for over 27 years
It was a $300 dollar non running Espirit
I changed the motor - 9 times now
made it a four speed car- now 5 speed
Twelve bolt rear end.. added bars and Konis
and started Autocrossing...

I added the Trans Am flairs, hood and Spoiler and
had one of my Autocross buddies Paint the Car
25 years ago for $1100... still looks pretty good

In the last several years I have added a bunch
of upgrades to the car

494 inch Mr-1 block, Roland racing head motor
solid rollers, shaft system now,.750 com cam,
scat crank, diamond pistons etc... was Popular
Hot Rodding motor but we replaced the valve train
and block to make it live.. original motor Dyno was
755 hp with 620 torque.. yes it is a Ponitac

Speed tech front end with coil overs - now Vikings
with 450 Lb springs
Mono leaf rear with spherical and raised front mounts
Viking shocks out back also

Protouring subframe connectors along with his old
Herb Adam style front braces, Autopower 5 point bar

Electric water pump, A1000 fuel pump with return to
Rick's SS tank with rear sump, Msd dizzy and electronics

Carb is a 4150 built with Dominator plate and metering blocks
approx 1150 cfm

Just put a Splitter out front, rear lexan window,
pulled the side windows and working on a rear wing
extension, have new side vents and a glass hood
to install sometime

Keeps me busy along with the Pantera

Bob
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Old 01-12-2015, 02:19 PM
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Looks great, Bob! can you do me a huge favor and post a side profile picture? i'd liked to see ride height and tire clearance. thanks!
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Old 01-12-2015, 02:24 PM
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Love it Bob. Great mix of old and new without getting TOO new IMO.
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Old 01-12-2015, 02:30 PM
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Nice car Bob!!
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Old 01-12-2015, 03:03 PM
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Love the car and the color!!! Do you know which shade of blue that is? Looks a bit darker than mine. I prefer the darker shades over the original Lucerne Blue...

One question: which shaker base and air filter setup are you using? I think I have seen one before that would mount like yours appears to, but I can't recall which one it is?
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Old 01-12-2015, 03:42 PM
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Great looking Trans Am. The trans am flares look to be seamless. Is that just the pictures or did you have them molded in? I would appreciate it if you could show how you mounted the front splitter. I have planned on adding one to my TA after seeing it added to Alberts old car.

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Looks great, Bob! can you do me a huge favor and post a side profile picture? i'd liked to see ride height and tire clearance. thanks!
I agree, I would like to see more pictures and I would like to know the tire/wheel specs
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Old 01-12-2015, 05:11 PM
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Ok attached is a side view.. rear fenders are
slightly flaired and a little lower, fronts I just
cut the lip and pulled them

Tires are 275s in the front on Simmons Racing wheels-17's
I have a set of Simmons for the rear but had the minilites
made with less offset to pull the tire in.. both are 17" with
315's... I think I could get 335s out back.. I have
Kumo V-710s and a set of Nittos for the 200 events
Headers- 3 1/2" collectors with 3" exhaust along with
the bellhousing are the low points.. I did raise the car
and now have about 2 1/2" clearance at the low points

Color was originally going to be black and at the last
minute I changed it.. was suppose to be Honda civic
color way back but he tweaked it slightly so don't really know
Cannot find my extra paint

Painter did mold both front and rear flairs and we put
rock protector on the rears but that did not last long
I put some pieces of carbon fiber on them..

Shaker was a bit of a project
I had the carb built to get rid of the dominator
as the hole was too far forward.. I then made
a plate for the bottom and top took a 3" round
filter and shaped it oval like.. it actually goes
right around the front of the carb.. then took my
old shaker and glued Oak pieces inside with inserts
and drilled down thru the filter housing and bolted
it down...cut the flange on the shaker to fit inside
the hole with clearance as it sits a little taller
Also had the manifold milled to sit level.. quite a project
but really wanted a shaker.. new glass hood has the
hole uncut but slightly depressed but about 3/4" too
short so need to do some work on it plus paint or wrap
it.. not ready to give up the stripe which was painted
on years ago.

Will try to get a better shot from the side down low

Bob
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Old 01-12-2015, 05:23 PM
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Shaker,
I only have a early version of the first
mock up on the shaker. the one on the
car actually is a little taller and more oval
or v- shaped.. lost a lot of pics in my old phone

Bob
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Thanks, Bob!
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