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1973 Pontiac Firebird Formula 455
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1973 Firebird Formula 455
One of 743 built
One of 143 built with Functional Ram Air
Second owner car, owned for over forty years
Original interior, numbers matching car
Original motor is safely stored on a stand in the garage along with the functional Ram Air System and Ram Air Hood, OEM Rally Wheels
This is not a drag car… this is a fast street car. It drives and rides better than new
455 Pontiac with 72cc Edelbrock Aluminum Heads ported by Rock and Roll Engineering, Torker Intake, phenolic spacer and Barry Grant 750 Stage 3 Carb (flows 1040), heads are studded
12.5 : 1 Compression
Head gaskets were just replaced, valves adjusted and a precision tune up was performed by LDN Auto
Engine serial number 23P305235, 455 +.040 over with TRW pistons, Pontiac connecting rods, 1958 – 1962, 32 RC
Ultradyne 267/275 Solid Cam 108, Harland Sharp Aluminum Roller Rockers 1.65 for 7/16” stud
Turbo 400 transmission, 3500 Stall Converter, Manual Valve Body, two transmission coolers, Ratchet Shifter
Reactor Products Flex Plate with ATI Performance Products SUPER DAMPER
Currie Nine inch Ford rear end with Detroit Locker Spool 411 Gear, Heavy Duty Leaf Springs with Southside Machine Lift Bars, Sub Frame connectors, 90/10 Koni Shocks
Rotating assembly balanced by Ted Wingate @ Precision Balancing
Be Cool Cooling System with Dual Electric fans, Meziere HD Electric Water Pump, March Pulleys, 140 Amp Alternator
Hooker Super Comp Headers: Three Inch Stainless Exhaust with Exhaust Dumps and Magnaflow Race Mufflers
Headers were coated by HPC Coatings, Valve Springs, and bottom of intake manifold were coated with thermal barrier coating
New Tires and Wheels: front MTSR 26 X 8 X 15, rear BF Goodrich Drag Radials R315 R60 15
The car was purchased by Robert Backiel of North Windham Maine in March 1973. I purchased the car from Mr. Backiel in May 1976 with 50,407 miles. The car currently has 88,378 miles.
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