1971 Firebird Formula 455|
Model: Firebird Formula 455
Front Suspension: Hotchkiss anti-sway bar, QA1 adjustable shocks, upper tubular control arms.
Rear Suspension: All stock except for CalTrac Traction bars.
Rear Axle: Re-built 10-bolt with new Moser axles, new Richmond 3.08 gears, Summit rear-end support cover.
Brakes: Front stock calipers SSBC pads and rotors, rear stock drums.
Wheels & Tires: Weld Drag Stars 15x6 front & 15x8 rear - BF Goodrich Radial TA's 225/70-15 front & 275/60-15 rear.
Misc: I use 275/60-15 Drag Radials on Weld Drag Stars at the track.
Paint & Body
Color: Metallic Silver with some chrome trim removed.
Seats: Black Procar Rally seats.
Upholstery: Original black.
Carpet: Original black.
Dash: Stock dash with vacuum and oil temp gauge in A/C vent holes.
Gauges: Autometer tach and VDO speedo, temp, oil pressure, oil temp, and vacuum.
Shifter: B&M Quicksilver
Stereo System: Pioneer CD Receiver and Pioneer Speakers; Rockford Fosgate 300W Amp.
Engine & Transmission
Type: Pontiac 455 .030 over to 462 inches, Crower Rods, Ross Pistons.
Camshaft: Crower 60916 cam and Butler performance lifters.
Cylinder Heads: KRE prepped Edelbrock 87 cc Heads, Stainless Steel Ferrea Valves 2.11 & 1.66, steel retainers, 3 angle valve job.
Valvetrain: Harland Sharp 1.65 Roller Rockers.
Induction: 850 Speed Demon carb, Edelbrock Torker 2 port matched intake manifold. Holley electric fuel pump, #10 braided fuel line connected from tank to regulator, #8 to carb.
Exhaust: Hooker ceramic coated Super Comp headers, custom-made 3" mandrel bent exhaust system with Flowmaster 40 Series mufflers.
Transmission: Turbo 400 w/ Hughes Performance Rebuild Kit, Kolene Steels, Red Alto race frictions, and Kevlar-lined race band. TCI 3000 rpm stall converter.
Cooling: 4-core radiator, aluminum water pump, Royal Purple Purple Ice Radiator Super Coolant additive.
Misc: MSD Pro Billet Distributor, MSD 6AL box, Hurst Line Lock, Painless wiring harness, battery in trunk. Best time so far: 12.009 @ 111.55 MPH
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