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Offline GRIZZ78

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My 1978 Formula Rebuild
« on: February 01, 2011, 12:22:11 AM »
Here is a link to my photo bucket for those of you who would like to see the destruction of my new toy. Maybe someday you will see the resurrection of it. Learning as I go that is for sure.http://s1103.photobucket.com/albums/g478/bysonj/firebird%20pictures/

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Re: My 1978 Formula Rebuild
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2011, 12:57:08 AM »
good luck with it ,  thanks for posting
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Re: My 1978 Formula Rebuild
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2011, 01:08:05 AM »
Thanks. I know it will all come together. I talked to a family friend today and he is gonna help me with the welding this summer. I would like to get all the body work done this summer and start puting it back together next winter. I've started buying some parts but I am torn between buying new parts or restoring/dying the old ones? Since it's not a matching numbers car does it realy matter? I don't plan on selling it but would like to keep it as original as possible.

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Re: My 1978 Formula Rebuild
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2011, 01:45:14 AM »
Nice start.  Keep us updated with your progress.  Is that motor a 305 or a 350 chevy.
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Re: My 1978 Formula Rebuild
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2011, 02:03:36 AM »
To be honest I do not know? I know it came with the 305. But I do not think it is the original motor. It was my uncles car and he is not available to find out. I asked one of his friends today and he thinks my uncle put either a 350 or 400 in it. I wish it was original though.

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Re: My 1978 Formula Rebuild
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2011, 12:58:45 PM »
One picture it looks like a Pontiac with a torker 1 intake than the one next to it looks like a chevy. Other pictures tell it is a chevy.
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79 Trans am 400 t400 3500 stall #12 heads holley 750 vac carb. Torker II intake 3:73:1 gears 12 bolt rear.

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Re: My 1978 Formula Rebuild
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2011, 08:11:59 PM »
Yeah, I think it is the 350. I will probably stick with it for now but sometime after the restoration put a 400 in it. If it was the original motor I would have just cleaned it up and left it alone.