Hitman's Pontiac Trans Am Forum

Trans Am Information => Restoration => Topic started by: Mitch5690 on June 01, 2019, 09:15:59 AM

Title: 71 firebird
Post by: Mitch5690 on June 01, 2019, 09:15:59 AM
Well a 71 firebird followed me home two days ago. Overall itís a pretty solid car that does need some work.

First thing Iíd like to tackle is the carb. Itís well overdue for a rebuild. Choke doesnít work properly. Itís a 2bbrl Rochester. My question is is it worth having someone rebuild the current one or just toss it for a 4 bbrl. Would a 4 barrel be a bolt up item or would the intake manifold need to be changed also? The engine isnít matching so not too worried about originality. Any recommendations on carbs?

Secondly the TH400 shifts VERY hard. The fluid isnít burnt or low. Seem to have seen some posts on various forums that a good place to start is new fluid and filter.
Title: Re: 71 firebird
Post by: Mitch5690 on June 01, 2019, 09:27:34 AM
Hereís a pic
Title: Re: 71 firebird
Post by: Aus78Formula on June 01, 2019, 11:08:35 AM
Give it all a good service and tune-up. Get the 2 barrel sorted and keep looking for suitable Qjet and 4bbl intake. 350 Pontiac? Not sure I'd want the TA decals on it, the rest looks neat.
Title: Re: 71 firebird
Post by: Mitch5690 on June 01, 2019, 11:17:24 AM
Yeah I agree the T/A decals need to go.
Title: Re: 71 firebird
Post by: Maxthe222 on June 07, 2019, 02:55:43 AM
Maybe the wheels too lol, imagine if it had a real 455 SD swapped in!
Title: Re: 71 firebird
Post by: Mitch5690 on January 15, 2020, 02:04:58 PM
Well I got a set of 14Ē honeycombs that are in pretty nice shape. Also bought a rebuilt Quadra jet that was revolvers and such. Edelbrock intake.

I also planned to remove the trans am stickers and replace them with proper year ďfirebird 350Ē