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chieftorque chieftorque
User | Posts: 91 | Joined: 12/12
Posted: 12/09/12
05:24 PM

Hey! first time poster, long time lurker  Blush

Just purchased my first Muscle car, a 1973 pontiac firebird formula
originally a 400, but the engine have been replaced with a 455, upon inspection i noticed YW code on the front of the block just below the heads.  on the heads there was stamped 6X (i did not see a stamp on the bosses. but i fond the date code: C227)

so i guess i can exclude the 455 version of the 6x head, and assume i have around 9:00 in compression.

anyway i wil soon know when the car arrives, its under transport.
and its full blown winter here   Frown  just last week the roads where fine, when i arranged transport, too bad i cant drive it for a day or 2 befor i put it in winter storage.

Oh and forgive me if there are any misspellings i am Norwegian (not an excuse for beeing mildly illeterately retarded)
anyway; Some pictures:

9106548 720X0

9106549 720X0

9628789 720X0

9628790 720X0

IMG 0339 The chief is on its way home!  
There is no replacement for displacement

Pontiacman8 Pontiacman8
Moderator | Posts: 5770 | Joined: 02/08
Posted: 12/09/12
05:44 PM

Looks great.

Welcome to HPP!  
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barneyformula barneyformula
Addict | Posts: 3298 | Joined: 01/07
Posted: 12/09/12
08:04 PM

Very nice Formula! Welcome to best forum on the net!
Steve  
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ROWSLEY ROWSLEY
Guru | Posts: 981 | Joined: 07/11
Posted: 12/10/12
01:04 AM

awsome bird! i like that ram air pan. it would be hard to wate till spring to drive it. you can't go wrong with 6x #8 heads on a 455.  
76 455/4spd TRANS AM
69 GRAND PRIX 455/5SPD

My71 My71
Guru | Posts: 1232 | Joined: 02/10
Posted: 12/10/12
04:31 AM

Great find!.. Love that color and the Ram Air set up!.. Welcome to the forum!  
Jim,

chieftorque chieftorque
User | Posts: 91 | Joined: 12/12
Posted: 12/10/12
07:30 AM

Thank you all for the welcome Smile  i will be sure drop by and ask questions, as the only other car i ever worked (badly) on was a 1973 super beetle som 15 years ago Wink  
There is no replacement for displacement

stillwell stillwell
Guru | Posts: 1335 | Joined: 01/09
Posted: 12/10/12
10:07 AM

Welcome man!nice ride good choice in muscle!  
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idrivejunk idrivejunk
Addict | Posts: 4987 | Joined: 12/09
Posted: 12/10/12
08:58 PM

Beautiful Firebird!  Cool  
idrivejunk

Mr.Milt Mr.Milt
Guru | Posts: 1135 | Joined: 08/08
Posted: 12/12/12
02:44 PM

Very nice Car for the look of it.  There is nothing in the whole world like driving a Pontiac.  Welcome to the Forum!  

BTW the only think we care about on the form is that you love Pontiac and that you respect the other Pontiac lovers - Some of the long timers on this site are not too good with the Grammar either, I may be foremost among them

Milt  

pepsi1 pepsi1
Enthusiast | Posts: 349 | Joined: 09/11
Posted: 12/12/12
10:41 PM

Welcome aboard.
You should get the job done with that....

Bob  

tuffnuff tuffnuff
Moderator | Posts: 2534 | Joined: 12/09
Posted: 12/13/12
03:15 AM

Welcome to the tribe Chieftorque.

Smile  
When The Flag Drops.,.

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The Bull ***t Stops.,.
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Brazil Brazil
Addict | Posts: 3887 | Joined: 06/09
Posted: 12/13/12
07:01 PM

chieftorque,

You have been officially initiated into the HPP tribe by the elders. That is one fine looking Formula you snagged there. You are now obligated to stick around and "help us help each other" - and have a few laughs along the way!

As far as that VW, I had a '65 Beetle that I never could work on. You would think such a simple little car would be easy.

Braz  Cool  

chieftorque chieftorque
User | Posts: 91 | Joined: 12/12
Posted: 12/14/12
12:19 PM

Thank you all Smile  the car arrived today, estimated 900 km of travel over 1.5 days in tempratures as low as -18 C on top of a car carrier, it took 3 tries to fire the car up (holley 750 with no chocke) on the third attempt it fired up, and we had to keep a tiny bit pressure on the gas pedal for a minute before it would run on its own, i drove the car 200 meters on ice paved roads with great care til i could parkt it outside my uncles house. on saturday or sunday we will drive it 300 meters to a service station for heavy vhiecle maintanence, where i can wash the car down and let it dry for a day or two before i put it on a trailer and transport it to winter storage.

But i could not resist to hammer the peadal for a pico second, the last 50 meters, i can tell you i got sideways on the ice pretty fast! lol!  (cars ok did not go off the road)  
There is no replacement for displacement

pepsi1 pepsi1
Enthusiast | Posts: 349 | Joined: 09/11
Posted: 12/15/12
03:51 AM

Had a friend that had a beautiful 66 VW. He put a Porsche engine in it. I'll tell you that was 1966, and I had a 1964.5 Mustang K-Code 271/289 Convertible at the time. I drove that VW and it was a hand full. It was a car you had to respect. It was fast. I'd like to see what that would be like with todays suspenion parts on it. Grin  Cool

Bob  

chieftorque chieftorque
User | Posts: 91 | Joined: 12/12
Posted: 12/16/12
08:49 AM

finaly! got a break in the weather, got to gas it up with premium, wash it and take some pictures, and i made a short video, to watch while it is beeing stored for the vinter Laugh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw4vfGhHM3o&feature=youtu.be  
There is no replacement for displacement

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