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Offline 4speed76

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« on: August 04, 2006, 04:49:50 PM »
I have a 1978 Firebird formula.  It has the original 305 and a 4 speed saginaw transmission.  Just wondering if anyone know how many firebirds came with this combo.
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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2006, 08:34:53 PM »
I thought 81 was the only year to offer the 305 chev engine. You sure its not a 301? Someone correct me if I'm wrong? :?
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2006, 11:36:01 PM »
yeah im sure its a 305 smallblock chevy
THe starting vin is 2u87u
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2006, 02:37:49 PM »
Two 305's were offered in 1978.  The "U" code had a two barrel carb and the "H" code had a four barrel.

Most of the production numbers I've seen are for Trans Am's or cars with the W72 option.

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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2006, 09:41:45 PM »
yeah mine is the u code 2 bbl.  Nothing special.  do you happen to know where i could find any of this info?  any help would be great.  I am just curious of how many cars like mine were built.
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2006, 10:37:21 PM »
Sorry for some unknown reason 1978 Pontiac production records do not list how many Firebirds came with M20 4-speed manual transmission.   The M20 transmission was offered as an option with the LG3 305 cid and LM1 350-cid engines in Firbirds except Trans Am.
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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2006, 12:14:14 PM »
As a side note, manual transmissions were a 49 state offering only.  Those of us in California had to made due with an automatic.

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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2006, 02:54:25 PM »
thanks for any info.  my firebird was made at the norwood ohio plant, and was made for a canadian order.
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