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Old 01-03-2005, 08:25 AM
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Rise of the Phoenix?

Here's one of the subjects at hand.
1968 Firebird, 400, RA-V block, SD rods, #48 heads, RA-IV cam, dual carters, Muncie 4, 12 bolt posi.
She'll get a suspension and brake upgrade, some new engine bright work, new wheels, tires and paint.
She's been in storage for a decade so now it's time for her to fly again.
How do you like those early 80's Keystone's with Road Huggers? Think they'll sell?
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Old 01-03-2005, 11:55 AM
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She's a bute Too bad GM made the firebirds and camaro look so similar.





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Here's my other project car. This 1968 Firebird will probably be a frame off restoration. It runs ok and has an OHC 6, one bl, 3 speed floor shift now. I have an HO OHC 6, four bl to install and make it into a Sprint 6.
The Hardtop will go first. I'll see about starting a project journal for these.
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Old 01-03-2005, 03:37 PM
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Keystones that have not began to flake??????COOL!!!!!! Been quite a while since I have seen them on a car. Decent projects man. Dig the name for the thread too.
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Car names

I grew up prowling the streets in the mid-late 70's when guys still named their cars. Usually on the rear spoiler or quarter.
Cruising main there was "Street Sweeper" "Street Cleaner" "Hammer" "Spoiler" "Mad Dog"
Mine was and probably will be again "Bird of Prey"

Looked wicked from the rear with the chrome differential plate, ladder bars and molded in spoiler and L-60 rear tires.
The spoiler still looks cool. I had it molded in instead of the standard bolt on.
I really miss that area of street racing. I retired her undefeated. Never timed her in the quarter but topped the 160 mph speedo out at 155. On bias ply tires back then no less. Squirrelly for sure.

Who else out there had a named car?
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Old 01-04-2005, 01:26 PM
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I had a 69 C-10.It had the three speed on the tree.Every time it would rain,the linkage would bind under neath,I would have to get my knees wet squating down under it to free them up.I always called it Son Of A B****!!!! So I guess that I named my truck.That truck is a whole other thread in itself.
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Old 01-04-2005, 02:21 PM
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sweet rides...

I know the camaro and the firebird are similiar, but gowing up I always like the Firebird better, it has a cooler grille and a cooler taillights..
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