The Firebird Trans Am was also selected as the Official Pace Car for the. The car has a 326 motor with the 2 speed automatic. When the Trans-Am was last seen, model year 2002 Firebirds were in use. This is the one everyone has been waiting for. Illustrated Buyer's Guide, Firebird - 3rd. Pontiac offered the 455 through the 1976 model year, but the engine could not meet tightening restrictions on vehicle emissions. They started things in 1967 with the Pontiac Firebird Sprint, a 215 hp six-cylinder with a four barrel carb.
This tachometer read below was repaired and tested for proper function. The site looks great too. By late spring of 1969, Pontiac had deleted all model-year references on Firebird literature and promotional materials, anticipating the extended production run of the then-current 1969 models. This option was stopped for the 1996 and later models, but the connections remain for 1996 and 1997 Formula and Trans Am. Bill Bechtold 1967 Firebird 400 Coupe. The name also caused controversy because it was used without permission from the , who threatened suit. The idea was to blow warm air up into the tach to fight moisture.
Installation of the 68-72 Hood tach was via a 3. A total of 689 hardtops and eight convertibles were made. If you fix one cracked trace, it or another trace will fail. In F-body development, both the third generation Firebird and Camaro were proposed as possible front wheel drive platforms, but the idea was scrapped. A total of 7,099 were built this year's full production run. Well, externally that was pretty much it, as well as the rear plate that covered and divided the tail lights.
Platform-sharing and badge-engineering are not the same. The trans is the original Muncie M21 and the diff. This was later changed to 5500. The meter movement is steel and consists of a strong magnet with a coil of wire that spins between the magnet and movement housing when current is applied. It has an Edelbrock Performer intake manifold, Ram Air 3 068 cam and larger exhaust valves.
I truly have the dream car I've always wanted. Back to this Firebird: is it a badge-engineered Camaro? A removable developed by was optional, but proved problematic. Do not spray compressed air into the meter movement when trying to dislodge debris; it will bend those fine hair like springs beyond fixing. Feel free to add my car Dabird. The whole mess is kept cool with an aluminum Be-Cool racing radiator from Terry Rosebush in Bay City, Michigan. The color is Tyrol Blue it was red when purchased, and yellow before that! Do not Buy it now, without speaking to me personally about the terms of the sale. It looks good and is already there.
I own a 67 firebird converible, Lt. There are tiny hair like springs that provide tension and electrically attach the coil to the wires that in turn attach to the circuit board. Jim is the owner of. He still takes it for a drive now and again, and needless to say it never fails to draw a crowd wherever it goes. Thanks for the info guys. Everything is correct and original to the car except carb and grills.
Do you know where I can find one in good shape with 3. Brian Busch's Firebird convertible comes equipped a little differently than most. Buying a salvage car always starts out the same. Payment within 3 business days. Pete Howey 1967 Firebird 400 Coupe: Alas, the Poncho mill is in the shed, mothballed, until I can afford to rebuild it correctly. This car took 2nd place at the Pontiac Oakland International Club National convention 2 years ago in the class: semi- modified. Do not spray any type of oil or lubricant into the meter movement.
I had made my own harness, but then finally found the correct one to actually fit the plug. It has a wire harness on underside. When I bought the car in 82 it took 4 trips with a pickup and a flat bed to pick it up. I have many more pics and videos of this car. The car was ordered in April of 1967 by a neighbor of my Dad.
The final major design change came with the 1969 model. The car is a lot of fun to own and drive! See also 1968 and 1969 section. Furthermore, early W72 cars came with the standard 180 hp air cleaner. If only 20% of the 1220 400ci engines made were convertibles, that would mean that just 244 convertibles had this engine option. The water-based paint often failed and delaminated during the warranty period and subsequently; cars had to be repainted. A total of 7,100 were produced with the 455 engine. Chris Philip 1967 Firebird 400 Convertible, factory Regimental Red paint, black deluxe interior.