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Old 11-17-11, 11:49PM   #1
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Default Will it run in 2012? 68 Firebird

Taking a set of heads 5C's in and I have a set of Jeffs hot side pipes, been collecting parts for some time.
S400 BW for a turbo, bondo bucket 68 Firebird, mid plate, my old cast crank and rod 455 with Ross pistons. Miss driving the old bird sideways !!!
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Old 11-18-11, 12:50AM   #2
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Gonna be a fun car!

Cant wait to see how she runs, basically my same type set up so it should run sub 10 sec ets easily enough

Good looking ride too
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Old 11-18-11, 10:48AM   #3
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Bondo or not it looks great. Cant wait to hear that its running down the road with a turbo. I have a 68 bird convertible thats much more of a project...trying to decide if I keep her.
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Thanks, for the nice comments. Still need to get a trans. rebuilt and then see how long the rest of the old parts last. The 28 spline 9" has me worried a bit and I wonder how hard I can push a Huges 10" HD converter. Guess the main keys would be to stay away from any trans. brake launches and not get too carried away with boost. I also have a older set of BFG drag radials that should keep it from dead hooking. I have owned the Firebird since 1976 and if it could talk the stories it could tell!! Biggest goal if I can get it ready in time, will be drifting the thing at BIR during the Powercruise. If you can get to Powercruise I would do it before the event gets to big, had a great time last year.
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Old 11-22-11, 03:33AM   #5
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Sounds like a blast. On the hughes converter....a 10" is whats in mine. It was built for a 1200 hp nitrous car originally. I really think it depends on what it was built for. I had a 68 firebird 400 HO 4 speed as a teenager. God I wish I had that car now. I'd love to get this convertible 68 bird going.....but I need a pretty complete parts car to get started. Good luck and cant wait to see more on yours.
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Well it doesn't look like 2012 is going to happen but I dropped a 4l80E off at the trans shop today. He is going to look it over and then we will make the call on what to do. Auto or full manual, brake or no brake, what converter???? even what to use as a shifter.
Maybe 2013 will be the year, still want to take it to BIR for the Powercruise!!
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Only 4 years later and the 68 Firebird is leaving the storage building its been in.
The old cast crank, cast rod, Ross piston 455 is on the engine stand.
5C heads are ready
Old T400 is ready
Old PTC converter should be about perfect for 15 PSI
28 spline 9" Ford and traction bars not so ready LOL
"Fender Flared Flyer" to the front, LOL When I put those on in the 70's everyone else had to jack the rear way up to fit a big tire, plus they covered up all the rust!!
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Um pictures of these flares would be nice ��

I actually miss the old flares you leaving them, reminds me of the Chech and Chong days.

Jacked up novas, firebirds, GTOs and Chevelles roaming the streets, with big flares , cragsrs and, huge pro trac 50s those were the days.

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The 68 Firebird, fender flares and all.
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Cast rods, ARP bolts, floating pins with no bushings, lots of rust and the headers are on backwards, LOL
I would put in a Ram Air 4 cam because I know it would make a lot of power but the old Ultradyne nitrous cam that's in there will fit the budget better.

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