1979 PONTIAC FIREBIRD
Project TransAM 6.6
This page will follow the progress of a 1979 Pontiac Firebird
Formula which was purchased for a whopping $200. The body is in suprisingly
good shape, however it did not run at the time of purchase.
The engine is a 301 - 4 barrel (which eventually will be swapped out for a Pontaic 400) and a TH350 Transmission.
The following are some pictures of what the car looked like at the time of purchase:
Drivers Side View
Passenger Side View Engine 2 Interior 2
Front View Engine 3 Interior 3
Rear View Engine 4 Interior 4
Trunk 1 Interior 5
As of 9/21/01 the car has ran a total of two times.
Parts obtained so far: Shaker Hood plus scoop, set of SnowFlake Wheels caps and lug nuts.
Completed 09/30/01: Front Rotors, calipers, wheel
bearings, brake pads replaced on both sides.......
11/04/01: New Black Dash has been installed, 400 engine out of a 1970 Pontiac Catalina purchased, Black Steering Column with Tilt and Cruise installed, 160MPH Speedometer 8000RPM Tack installed
12/03/01: 1970 400 Motor is installed and car was driven for the first time under its own power...............
Update 04/22/02: New Radiator support bushings were
installed. To do this the nose piece and fenders were taken off.
Here are some pics of the tear down.
Photo 5 Photo 6 Photo 7 Photo 8
Update 04/25/02: Rear Leaf
Springs and shocks were installed. Here are 2 photos showing the car
after they were installed.
Here are some specs on the Stock
1970 400 Engine
1970 - 400 4BC 330HP
Wanted Parts List:
Parts for Sale:
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