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Posted 15 April 2007 - 03:07 PM

Hello Everyone,
My name is Cale and I have an obsession with cars.

I am an Aviation Electrical Technician for the US Coast Guard, I am a crewmember of an HH65C Helicopter and assist in search and rescue, and homeland security missions.

My car is a 1988 Formula, used to be a 305 TPI 5 speed and is now a 355 4BBL with 700R4.

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The color is "torch red" I painted it a month or so ago in my garage.

Here is some stats:

Engine: 355 Roller, 4BBl 750 CFM Edelbrock carb, Performer RPM intake manifold, Serp setup and dual electric fans.
Fuel: Mallory 3 port adjustable fuel pressure regulator. TPI fuel pump.
Valvetrain: Aluminum L98 Heads, bolt in studs, 1.6 RR's
Ignition: MSD6AL, Accel Super coil, 8mm Accel wires.
Exhaust: Hooker 2055's 1 5/8" primaries and 3" collectors, 3" Y-Pipe, 3" edelbrock catback.
Transmission: 700R4, 2600 stall Torque Converter, Transgo shift kit, Corvette Second Servo, Prothane mount, Lokar dipstick, B&M Aux cooler.
Drivetrain: 4th Gen 10 Bolt 3.42 Posi LS1 Rear brakes.
Suspension: Poly sway bar links and tie rod caps, UMI subframe connectors, Spohn tubular lower control arms.
Brakes: Stock fronts LS1 rears
Tires: Kumhos!

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The hood was a stock hood. I cut a 15" hole and riveted a fiberglass cowl from harwood on it.

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The interior is a bit shotty, I have a grant signature series wheel with the pontiac button. 4 misc autometer ultra lite gauges, a 5" autogage tach and a new cd player.

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This is the 355, still a work in progress but runs strong.

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 03:15 PM

Awesome bird. :rockon22:
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Posted 15 April 2007 - 04:51 PM

Very nice, didnt your car come with a tach? If so, why do you use the other, and what did you do with the stock tach?

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 04:56 PM

:rockon22: :30tens: :30tens: Very nice!!!

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 05:06 PM

Very nice, didnt your car come with a tach? If so, why do you use the other, and what did you do with the stock tach?



Yes, it most certainly did come with a tach, however it is 200 rpms off. My other firebird was a drag car, and I am parting it out, since I put in a transgoshift kit and now I can hold any gear at any RPMS an accurate tach (one I already had) is a good instrument.

Anyways, I plan on removing the stock cluster, for a custom one I plan to make. The problem is I do not care for the ultra lite autometer gauges, I perfer digital ones like cyberdyne.

Here is the underbody with my SFC, LCA's and LS1 rear. Note the edelbrock catback.

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Soon as I get some extra cash I need to buy tires for these. My friend gave me these for free off his vette.

the fronts are 17X9.5 and the rears are 18X10.5 I have tires for the rears and they fit fine since I have a LS1 rear, I bought the front spacers just waiting to buy tires for the fronts.

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Some exhaust clips and drive bys.

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 06:47 PM

nice clips, car sounds great, hoods a little big for my liking though, but a nice car indeed.
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Posted 15 April 2007 - 08:11 PM

nice clips, car sounds great, hoods a little big for my liking though, but a nice car indeed.



Hood grows on you... besides, it is what the wife wanted.

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 12:46 AM

Good looking 3rd gen indeed!! :B):
1989 Firebird--408 engine, Stage 4 700r4 tranny, Strange Engineering 12 bolt rearend,
GTA crosslace wheels, BFGoodrich drag radials, Spohn lca`s and relocation brackets, subframe connectors
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Posted 16 April 2007 - 04:47 AM

looking good

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 11:29 AM

Hood grows on you... besides, it is what the wife wanted.


really?, impressive, if it ever doesnt work out with you two send her this way, lol.
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Posted 17 May 2007 - 11:08 AM

nice car man decent paint job you did too. Just doesnt have much depth shine but still decent.

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 11:59 AM

Why can't I see any of the pics???
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Posted 02 June 2007 - 07:05 AM

Great car and quite original.

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 10:02 AM

Looks good.Cant wait to see it with vette wheels.




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