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Nicholas's Dirty Bird

1986 Pontiac Firebird

Base Small Block Chevy Swap


Build Points


  • Color: Black
  • Horsepower: 368
  • Drivetrain: RWD
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  • Vehicle Overview

    1972 4 bolt main cast iron block cleaned up at 0.030 over. TRW forged 9.3:1 pistons Crower forged rods Crane 1000052 cam, hydraulic lifters 0.100 longer pushrods to stock stamped steel rocker arm 1.5 ratio Fluidamper harmonic balancer Melling dual roller timing set at stock timing Melling high volume oil pump Edelbrock 6073 aluminum heads, 70 cc chamber, 2.020 intake, 1.60 exhaust Edelbrock Performer intake manifold MSD GM small cap electronic distributor controlled by Terminator/HP ECU Terminator 950 CFM TBI controlled by Terminator/HP ECU Prothane engine mounts. Had to cut a hole in the hood to get engine to fit with an air cleaner installed Hooker competition shorty headers to 2.5 dual exhaust wyed in to 3.5" single through a flowmaster 40 series muffler and out the back as single exhaust 1994 BorgWarner T56 conversion with Centerforce flywheel and clutch Energy suspension poly transmision mount Currie enterprises Ford 9" rear end with 3.87:1 gearing 31 spline axles Powertrax Lockright 31 spline locker Right stuff detailing 11" rear disc brake kit for 9" ford axles UMI Performance subframe connectors welded in UMI Performance tubular rear lower control arms UMI relocated panhard bar to clear exhaust UMI Tubular panhard bar UMI Performance adjustable transmission mount torque arm Z28 Camaro sway bars and springs, from wrecking yard-they look aftermarket, don't know... 23mm rear and 36mm front. All polyurethane suspension mounts from UMI Heidts 3 point strut tower brace Tired of typing... If it exists in this car I have had to at least touch it at least once for something. If I ever washed the car then I would take off the protective dirt layer. We have been together for better and worse since late 1999 or early 2000, I can't remember anymore. Yeah the car, who else would I be talking about?

    Completed Modifications

    Engine Management (ECU) (1)
    Engine Parts (3)
    Exhaust (2)
    Interior (6)

    Future Plans

    If this small block ever wears out, might do a LSX swap. Probably not in this lifetime at the rate she is going now.

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    • Nicholas

      We seem to have an understanding between us. As long as I spend more time working on her than driving her she stays happy.
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