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Old 05-16-2005, 01:09 AM   #81
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I STRUCK GOLD TODAY



I dropped the fuel tank to clean it up and change the sending unit and there it was......stuck to the top of the tank.......



......the original build sheet. Only 3/4 of it is readable but most of the good stuff is legible.

What a great find. Everything is as it should be, no big surprises and now I have the proof of all the options and codes.
Found out that it has the 2.73 rear end ratio. My Formula came with the 2.41 ratio so that'* what I thought this one had.

Changed all the body mounts yesterday. They were all toast.
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Old 05-16-2005, 01:59 AM   #82
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Are you going to keep the gear ratio?
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Old 05-16-2005, 12:29 PM   #83
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Yes I am going to keep that ratio.
I have installed a mild camshaft and don't plan on revving it beyond 5500 rpm.
BTW the original cam made peak hp at a lowly 3600 rpm.
The 2.73 gearing, because this trani doesn't have an overdrive, will give me a topend speed of 150 mph and still provide comfortable low speed rpm.

With the 3.08 gearing in my other Firebird, my top speed is limited to 135 mph.

......and I like to go fast.
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Old 05-17-2005, 05:30 PM   #84
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come on tell us your doing this for the Silver State Classic Challenge
PLEASE
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Old 05-19-2005, 02:51 AM   #85
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Just got back from Vancouver.
Scored some great parts from a 2nd Generation (70-81) Firebird parts guy - Brian - [email protected]
Center console, right inner fender, rad support and a rear light lens assembly.....all for just a little more than $200. Great deal. I traded a 4 speed console that wouldn't work with mine.
I've got everything I need now except the alternator bracket.
May have to have one specially fabricated.
3D model may have to be made because it is an aluminum casting. I'll have it made out of stainless steel for better strength.

Rod, tell me more about the Silver State Classic Challenge.
Who, What, Where, When....
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Old 05-19-2005, 05:34 AM   #86
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The SSCC is an open road race in Nevada. Think Big wide open areas, long roads, with some bends, and no trees to hit.

http://www.silverstateclassic.com/

http://www.silverstateclassic.com/en..._challenge.doc

What'* Big Red? About the BADDEST car ever.

http://www.hotrod.com/featuredvehicl...red/index.html

The article was one of the best reads of my life. That'* what i've wanted to do since i got into cars... A tubular framed 69 camaro, a complete and perfect suspension setup, a 540cid rat wedged far back in the engine bay to put the weight betweent he wheels. Huge tires all around. It eats ferrari'* for lunch. Example..

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Originally Posted by Hot Rod Magazine
Tires: Bet you've never seen an early Camaro with 335s on the front. Now you have. They’re 335/30ZR-18 Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-Fioranos on all four corners.
Sorry for all the stuff, I just love that car.
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Thanks BonneMeMN,
if that(SSCC) dont get your blood flowing your dead .ie lifeless unresponsive or inactive.
hell inactive, im inactive and im not dead yet . this dictionary sucks.

ROD
ps. i just love the idea of going as fast as you want to for over 90 miles and not have to worry about a car in the road or a motorcycle or TICKET ! just go fast baby go fast
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Don't need to go all the way down to Nevada to do that.
We have highways here that are unpoliced ...... at certain times and radar detectors are legal.
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Don't need to go all the way down to Nevada to do that.
We have highways here that are unpoliced ...... at certain times and radar detectors are legal.
Mackenzie to Prince George is 110 miles with no towns in between, lots of passing lanes too
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Hey then you're really only an hours drive to the big city. Much better location than Houston.
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