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LT# & LS# / Re: Is this used LS1 the 'one'?
« Last post by TATurbo on Today at 10:57:15 AM »
Perfect! Thanks guys.  I'm gonna check with the boss and pull the trigger. I think.
Lobby / Re: Today I...
« Last post by 72projectbird on Today at 10:42:43 AM »

Not getting a ticket I can't afford to pay is fun.  Besides, I know if I'm doing 5 over and the minivan, sedan, SUV, etc... in front of me is doing 7 over I'll get pulled over instead because of me being in a two door performance car. 

This actually happened to me in my 2000 T/A. I was cruising up RT95 in the middle lane, when I saw a Statie sitting under an overpass about 1/2 a mile up the road. I tucked into the right lane, grouped with some cars. Meanwhile a Camry flies up the middle lane probably pushing 90mph, right by the cruiser. He pulls out, but I noticed he was moving across the highway to the right. I jumped off at the next exit, and he followed me. Ended up getting stopped for no front plate  :lol:

Mechanical / Re: Tired ol 400
« Last post by jmb36TA on Today at 10:37:05 AM »
A 455 isn't out of the question. If there's anything wrong with my 400 and I can't reuse it then a 455 is definitely an option. But if I can get what I want out of the 400 then why spend the extra cash on a new block. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to have a 500+ HP Chevy killer but I'm not building a race motor, I want a good respectable street motor and 400-450 for that application is good for me. That's what I'm here to find out and get opinions on, and I appreciate all the input and direction. I've helped build other people's motors with their recipe but this is the first for myself. I kick myself in the ass for not asking how they came up with their combination of components. Thanks to this forum and all the input I've learned a lot and I now have a guy here who knows his Pontiac motors like the back of his hand. He told me about Pontiac motors that he's built that calculated to over 600 HP at the wheels, and cars that ran under 10 seconds. I may start with heads, cam, lifters, rockers, and timing chain and see how I like it, and it may not all be at once. Then I'll go with new rods and pistons later if I want more. I'm sure you all can understand the financial end of a rebuild. I wish I could do it all at once but I can't right now. I'm going to keep a list of the components and specs and share the progress when the time comes.
Projects & Restorations / Re: 1979 TA restore almost done
« Last post by 4wheeling79 on Today at 09:15:32 AM »
I laid the bird out marked where it needed to go peeled the back off spayed it down with soapy water. Then me and my son laid it on the car squeegeed out water working from the front to the back it actually went on to easy.
Mechanical / Re: Fuel pump leak questions
« Last post by yellow1098 on Today at 08:47:04 AM »
Wow thank you so much! You've been a huge help!
LT# & LS# / Re: Is this used LS1 the 'one'?
« Last post by FormTA on Today at 08:44:18 AM »
Seems good to me. My LS has 150k on it. Still ran like new when I pulled it out of the donor.
Projects & Restorations / Re: Project QuickBird with LS swap
« Last post by jpe on Today at 08:39:24 AM »
I'm thinking a pH cleaner that I have for leather and a toothbrush might be a good option.

Yes, could work well. Please let us know what works.
Wow, that is quite a lot of work you got done. Ya, I did the filler rod fender gap welding to my 67 as well. It really makes the car look better but most don't know why it looks better.
Projects & Restorations / Re: Project QuickBird with LS swap
« Last post by FormTA on Today at 08:28:09 AM »
I'm thinking a pH cleaner that I have for leather and a toothbrush might be a good option.
Projects & Restorations / Re: 71 Firebird build, 'Finnbird'
« Last post by jpe on Today at 08:26:26 AM »
Thank you.

Actually I'm not following my schedule with this as my plan was to get this ready for next driving season  8)
Have been in a flu almost a month now so it slows me down quite a bit.

 Sadly I also need to have a day job for a living, but sitting a work day next to a computer it's always a nice change to work with the Firebird during evenings and weekends. We have long winters here so during this time of year I spend my time off work in garage (and driving my kids to their hobbies between garage sessions).

The plan is still to drive this one when summer comes but we'll see if it's even near ready. This should be at least ready for mandatory yearly inspection we have here by the start of July. So everything needs to work ok by that or I'm not driving this before passed inspection.
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