Here is the before picture of the 350 - 2BBL engine originally in my Firebird. It was tired, barely running and even a HMO wouldn't touch it. Notice the manual drum brake master cylinder. This set up would not stop a small child on a big wheel, let alone a Firebird with power. A friend offered me a free 400 and the rest is history.
Here is the after picture. 400 engine, RamAir 3 heads, Edelbrock intake and 750 carb, MSD distributor and 6A ignition box, quick ratio steering box, 1 1/4" front sway bar, 7/8" rear sway bar, complete frame off, interior completely rebuilt, frame powder coated, power front disc brakes, 4 core radiator, everything done in my garage.
That is one HUNGRY looking front end. Those open scoops look ready to devour any little Honda or Kia that gets in the way.I will be installing open hood scoops to vent more cool air to the motor while driving. I will never drive her in rainy conditions or on country back roads (Dukes of Hazard) so the open style scoops will work just fine.
Anonymous on Jan 5, 2009 said:
That looks good, change the front and put a chevy bowtie on it you got the pefect car.[Reply to this comment]
Anonymous on Apr 30, 2016 said:
Good answer[Reply to this comment]
Anonymous on Feb 28, 2009 said:
I am in the same situation that you were with the replacement 400 hood, with regard to the emblem placement holes. Will you share that imformation? firstname.lastname@example.org[Reply to this comment]
Anonymous on Dec 1, 2009 said:
great looking car...have a 68 ragtop too. should have kept the 350...too many 400 out there...[Reply to this comment]
snakepitt1 on Jan 3, 2010 said:
After much soul searching, I have decided not to sell my Firebird. It may take me another year or 2 to finish it, but I'll take my time and finish the car the right way, just like I have built it so far. Cut no corners and always go the extra mile to do real quality work.[Reply to this comment]
Anonymous on Apr 26, 2011 said:
I used to have a 1968 Firebird 400 green in color. Sold it with 2,000 miles on it before I shipped out to Viet Nam. Sweet car fast enuff back then. Guy hit a tree a month later and totaled it. Keep up the great job. Terry[Reply to this comment]
nomiclas on May 16, 2011 said:
snkepitt1 i have your tilt,fm/mpx,power windows,power bucket,power trunk,power antenna,cruise all factory and all restored.i know your more of a racer but i do sell options.bill[Reply to this comment]
snakepitt1 on May 31, 2011 said:
I already have the power antenna instaled and have a trunk release set up somewhere in the garage waiting to be installed. The rest is interesting though. This car will be driven, it is not numbers matching, it is MY idea of a dream Firebird. So, little touches like power windows would be a nice addition. The seats in my car have been completely rebuilt to fit me perfectly. The rear seat and passenger seats are also rebuilt to better than the factory could ever do in 1968. This car will not be raced, that's what I have my Challenger for.[Reply to this comment]
Anonymous on Jun 3, 2011 said:
What's left to finish it?[Reply to this comment]