Uncle Tom’s 1969 Pontiac Firebird

My Uncle’s 1969 Pontiac Firebird. Original paint and drive train. Originally bought new by my grandmother back in ’68, it sports the original OHC inline six, and a three speed on the floor. The wheels are not original; according to my Dad the originals were borrowed by my Uncle for his own ’56 Chevy hot rod way back in the day, when my Dad and Uncle had both had ’56... 

Ian’s 1973 Pontiac Formula 400 Firebird

Ian’s 1973 Pontiac Formula 400 Firebird – LS1 Six Speed Corvette Hunter For older pictures click Here!  Read More →

Norm’s Geezer Cruise

Norm’s Geezer Cruise

Norm recently turned 40 and wanted to get the cars out and blow the cobwebs out of ‘em, so he put together the “Geezer” cruise!! Age is a state of mind, and I don’t think any “Geezers” were there, unless you count our cars!! Saturday. 10:47 AM. Lowe’s parking lot, Livermore. The Small Block Chevy ratio is only 50% in this picture. It’s... 

Carnage!!! Ian puts the saw to a 1973 Firebird Formula!!

Only one way to install and LS1 into a second gen F-body – Ian puts the saw to a 1973 Firebird Formula!! 5.21.06 That’s a Pontiac 400 hanging out the front. Take note of the stock heater box. Stuff in one LS1 out of an 2003 Firebird. Nice, the Shaker fits! Inside the gutted ‘bird. Inside the gutted ‘bird. That’s the late model Firebird’s heat and... 

265 horsepower at 5100 rpm, and climbing!

‎Ian’s 1973 Pontiac Firebird on the Dyno! Details: 400+.030, stock rods, stock crank, cast pistons with 11cc reliefs, unported, milled .060 stock 4X heads, 8.5:1 compression, Edelbrock Performer, Edelbrock 750, Summit 2801, 214/224, Summit Lifters 3.42 open gears TH400 white shift kit 3850 race weight 1973 Firebird Formula 400, 1 of 5,000 total made…  Read More →

Birds of Prey in the Southwestern Desert

Ian took some great photos while visiting in Tuscon, Arizona, where his Mom keeps the locals in check with her ass kicking 1969 Pontiac Firebird! That’s Ian’s sweet 1973 Formula Trans Am. He drove the whole way straight through from Livermore CA, start to finish. Averaged 17MPG with the car loaded down, through LA traffic and up the 10,000ft climb over Pigeon Pass. Cruised... 

The Bird and the Fish

The Bird and the Fish

Ian sends us a picture of his father’s Cuda and his own Formula Firebird. If you haven’t gotten a ride in Ian’s Fire Chicken, you have got to! It’s like a brand new car nice wrapped up in an eye-appealing package! Ian’s Bird is hustling down the quarter in 13.59 @ 103.178 mph, while still pulling 18.7MPG on the way home. Tony’s Cuda is running 13.8’s... 

Ian’s 1973 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400

Ian’s 1973 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400

Ian came by, so we went out to snap some pictures of it. It’s missing the air dam and wheel flares in these pictures, but still looks damn good in Viper Red paint!  Read More →

Bad Day for a Pontiac 400

‎The engine in Ian’s 1973 Pontiac recently went, a screw fell out of the baseplate of the Rochester carb….  Read More →

Radar Blue…. Old Photos of Ian’s 1973 Pontiac Firebird

Ian says it was Corvette “Radar Blue”, but it always looked purple to me! Check out those sweet billet wheels, too! ‎ July ‎21, ‎2002  Read More →