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Posted 01 March 2009 - 04:46 PM

I live in the Bellingham/ Franklin area. I have a 68 firebird with a 4:10 rear end, looking for a reputable garage to swap in 3:42. I love the car and am just look to be able to cruise on the highway above 50mph. thanks for any help

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 04:59 PM

Welcome to Firebird Nation Steven. Are you aware that we have a Firebird Nation Car Club Chapter in Mass?? That is a Nice Firebird!!

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 06:19 PM

Hey Steven, welcome to FBN and nice '68!
I live in Auburn MA myself. I have an uncle in framingham.

There is a shop in millbury MA called T&M Performance. Its a couple of brothers named todd and carlos and they specialize in classic cars.
Paul (TA79SE here on the boards) had his motor built there last winter and I went down with him a couple ties to check it out. They do AWESOME work and are very quick about it. They really care about their work and thats the best kind of mechanic to find.

The phone number there is (508)865-6004 and ask for Todd or Carlos...

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 07:58 PM

if you want to call around check out Mitchell drivetrain on Rt20 in shrewsbury, ma # 508-754-6502
good people,great work
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Posted 02 March 2009 - 05:34 AM

I'm a newbie in this and forums like this one are a great resource for guys like myself. I planned on looking into joining the mass chapter(T-shirts look pretty cool!). I work long days and hate to make commitments that I may not be able to keep. Either way I hope to run into a few of you guys this summer cruisin' or at shows.

Again thanks for all your help, Great forum!! Very well organized and managed.

Will post more pics in the appropriate catagory soon.

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 08:33 AM

Welcome Steven. Yes post up those pics!!! Talk to Jesse and find out more about the chapter, its looks like a great time.
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Posted 25 March 2009 - 07:57 AM

+1 for TM performance, they did some head work for me.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 01:37 PM

welcome aboard Steven
When I drive my 1983 Pontiac Trans Am D500(KITT) it feels like I could fly, it's about respect, it's about looking in the mirror and knowing that you've done something valuable with your day.
Go the distance, build it and he will come!
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Posted 17 April 2009 - 04:27 PM

Finally made an appointment at Mitchel's Driveline. Spoke with Dan for a while, he was very helpful in going through differnt gear ratio's. Finally decided to go with 3:55's. I will write back after everything is complete.

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 02:51 AM

if you want to call around check out Mitchell drivetrain on Rt20 in shrewsbury, ma # 508-754-6502
good people,great work



Do they do general repairs or only drive train related work?

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 09:49 AM

For engine stuff I like to go to TM performance in Millbury, MA. If you need a trans worked on Ross at IN-GEAR has done some damn good work.

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 09:22 PM

I can also vouch for Mitchell, he did some great custom parts for my old Dodge 4x4 (drive shafts, built me a steering shaft with a Mack knuckle on it etc). Also BayState Transmission in Worcester is very good with a lot of things besides just transmissions :12EMOTICHEERS: 508-757-6840
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Posted 23 April 2018 - 08:58 AM

I'm also in need of a Mechanic here in Virginia Beach.  I recently purchased a 1998 3.8L V6 that needs some TLC.  Looking at a coolant flush, Transmission/Differential fluid change.

 

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 10:34 AM

Welcome to Firebird Nation ! ! !

I think you will be more likely to get meaningful results if you start a new thread in the Virginia forum. If you havent looked through the posts on that forum, there may already be an answer to your question. Include your location in the topic for the thread.

http://www.firebirdn...m/154-virginia/

The work you are looking for is fairly generic. The 3.8L V6 was used in many GM cars, as well as the 4L60E auto transmission. A local review site like Yelp or Facebook may yield good info on who is reliable in your area.

Good luck with your new Firebird!

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