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Old 08-12-18, 02:58PM   #1
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Default FOR SALE: 1970 FIREBIRD w/455, RA V tunnel port heads

hello all. I've decided to sell my 1970 Firebird with the 455 and Ram Air V heads, tunnel ram still in car. Price is $10,000 and most of that is for the RA V stuff. You get the whole car. The car is in primer, my intent all along was to use the car as a test bed for various cams, carbs, intakes using original RA V heads- and not do another restoration. It was an engineering exercise and I learned a lot tinkering with it over the years. The time has come for me to part with it. There is a few more goodies I can throw in such as lots of extra RA V intake/exhaust gaskets, an extra 2-4bbl top for the ram, all the carb adapters, a spare NOS big roller cam in box, a NOS 1970-74 flat Firebird GM hood in GM transport primer, and a 1970-73 Formula fiberglass dual snorkel scoop GM hood. anyone interested can PM me here or reply on thread first.

1971 4-bolt main 455 block, NOS SD455 GM rods, cast crank, balanced, solid flat tappet street cam 250/270 @ .560" lift. you can see the videos of it on YouTube still to this day. the intake is a steel Wenzler he made back in the day and they work well. I don't want to break it up, you get the whole car, will have to be trailered. Dave Swimm custom 9" converter ($600 new). TH350 trans built w/kit.

the block was bored .060" and then honed a tad more with torque plate for extra clearance with forged pistons. the pin bores on the pistons were also honed extra for oil clearance, a RA V needs it. the pistons are custom dished 9:1 compression, runs on pump gas. I always ran 93 octane in it, but it will run on 86 to 90 octane. I never beat on it with low octane gas. it's a real pump gas engine.
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Old 08-12-18, 03:14PM   #2
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as you can see car is nothing special cosmetically, it's been sitting a long time with a cover on it in driveway- car cover goes with it.

I was tinkering with those 1000 cfm Thermoquad carbs and adapted one on 2 years ago, never took it off, but it runs way better with a Holley dual feed. I'll pull the Thermoquad off and hand the buyer the Holley and adapter too. put the carb on and it will run.

here's some engine shots. I put patch panels on the quarters, but never mudded them in. like I said cosmetics was not a priority with this.

I usually pressure wash it and vacuum the interior, but just don't have the time lately. I removed the car cover and water hosed the dust off it for the pictures.
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here's some links of the car from youtube from years gone by.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byhbVT2saIk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1vEGpCa6uw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boGSKnnQ-Ig

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LruEnhkQIi4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R45jlV1DJas


car cover shown below goes with it.
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Old 08-13-18, 05:43PM   #4
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If I had the cashish,the budget & place to store a project I would be at your door with a trailer in 3 days .

Right now I have neither.
You'll get a taker for sure though.
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car was sold for $11k and picked up Saturday here with trailer. it went to a diehard Pontiac F-body collector and fan, and is being transported to Texas this week. It was hard to let go, but the floor pan and rear frame rails needed replacement. time to fish or cut bait. it was a great fun to drive on the street the past 20 years, and explore the mysteries of the 427 Ford tunnel port inspired, Pontiac Ram Air V heads. I'll miss it, and I still have my GTO which is in WAY better shape (body was off frame, blasted, all new NOS panels) so I can build again using that platform. thanks Lou Gach and PZ for letting me list it here. hopefully the old RA V 455 Firebird will resurface at Norwalk of elsewhere to show its teeth, with a guy who has way more time/funds to groom it to its full potential. I did one final hole shot with it when I drove it on their trailer. this car has been in our family since early 1980's, we've had it 35+ years.

adios old girl, you've been great ! happy trails !

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