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Old 12-31-2008, 11:31:33 AM   #1
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1968 Firebird

The car looks worse in the pictures than it does in person. Or at least that's what I keep telling myself. The good, solid frame rails,doors,trunk,trunk lid,roof,front pillars,rockers,and dash and firewall.
The bad needs lower quaters,trunk extensions,lower front fenders,floor boards and work around the back window channel.
The 400 engine has a complete rebuild along with headers, a mid size cam and a 650 holley carb. The tranny is a turbo 400 with a shift kit and every seal replaced. pics to come.
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:48:10 AM   #2
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Is this the salvage yard refugee your MIL loves so much?

I haven't seen it since the engine/tranny fell into place a while back.... I'm patiently awaiting the pics, Rob!
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:48:45 AM   #3
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I found the car in Feb of 2008, Here are some pictures of the car still on the trailer.
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:49:59 AM   #4
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A tight fit of the 400-400 combo going into the car.
Here are the people that I tricked into coming help me on a brisk fall afternoon. From front to the back My older brother(Ray),(twisted)Terry,Myself(Rob) and(BTTB) Rick.
It was fun getting the tranny and engine combo in with a hoist that was to small.
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:56:24 AM   #5
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Is this the salvage yard refugee your MIL loves so much?

I haven't seen it since the engine/tranny fell into place a while back.... I'm patiently awaiting the pics, Rob!


Yes, it is. I will have more pics this weekend. The PMD rims are on the car and I just got a brand new set of BF Goodrich tires for free. They are the TA touring stlye but they will do for now.
I located the correct stock air cleaner along with the stock chrome valve covers.
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Old 01-01-2009, 08:59:06 PM   #6
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i got original rims and tires for 68-69 fbird trim and centers
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Old 01-01-2009, 09:06:38 PM   #7
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I'll bet you guys had fun, its cold here so it must be cold there too lol
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That is one of my favorite cars!!!
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Rob get those d@rn headers installed that i repaired for you yet

Was thinking about them and the trouble you are having getting them to the seat against the head.... How about building up the port holes flange area a little with welding a bead around them and then grinding to fit. Just a thought.
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Rob get those d@rn headers installed that i repaired for you yet

Was thinking about them and the trouble you are having getting them to the seat against the head.... How about building up the port holes flange area a little with welding a bead around them and then grinding to fit. Just a thought.


Rick, I was thinking the same thing. I need to check again but I think it's only the front two exhaust ports. I was also wondering if there is any two part metal mix that might work. It would be sandwiched in between the gasket and head but I think the heat would be to much.
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Old 01-02-2009, 02:42:42 PM   #11
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what color is that block painted? 68 firebird is a hell of car. hardly ever see um out anymore
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..... I was also wondering if there is any two part metal mix that might work. It would be sandwiched in between the gasket and head but I think the heat would be to much.


JB Weld will tolerate 500* constant temps.
But that probably isn't enough...

Welding and grinding would be the best solution.
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Old 01-02-2009, 06:20:41 PM   #13
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what color is that block painted? 68 firebird is a hell of car. hardly ever see um out anymore


1968 Pontiac metalic blue.
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:53:20 PM   #14
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Rob, I have to say that is a sweet looking engine. That's a nice looking 68! There was one for sale here in town last year. I should have bought it so I could compete with you. Post some more pics of the car.
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