This wicked 1971 Pontiac Firebird is wearing a deep blue flame job, but the owner felt it needed more fire under the hood. He sent the car, a T56 5-speed transmission, and a fresh E-85 burning 468 cube Pontiac stroker to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to install to fix all that. The new mill runs at 11.4:1 compression thanks to the alcohol in E-85, which is the best fuel the owner can get in his neighborhood.   Click THIS LINK to read the V8 Forum thread on this car, and the 4 V8TV videos and pics below.  

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1971 Pontiac Firebird 468 E-85 Conversion Video Series Pt. 1 V8TV

1970 Pontiac Firebird Formula 
Year: 1971
Make: Pontiac
Model: Firebird Formula

Pontiac 455/11.4:1
Bore 4.185
Stroke 4.25 forged crank
Rods: Eagle 6.8 H-beams
Pistons: Icon forged w/full floating pins
Heads: Edelbrock 72cc ported to flow 310cfm
Intake: Torker II ported
Cam: HR Bullet cam 240/248 @.050 lsa 111
Lifters: Crowers HiPPO solid rollers
Rockers: Crower Stainless Steel 1.65
Billet double roller timing set
Powerbond SFI balancer
Carb: ProSystems HP1000 setup for E85
Ignition: MSD R-T-R Distributor
Plug wires: MSD 8mm wires
Flywheel: PRW billet steel
Clutch: Centerforce Dual friction 11”
Bellhousing: Quick Time
Transmission: American Powertrain 5-speed TKO 600 w/.64 and white lightning shifter
Rearend: 10 bolt w/3.73 limited slip
Exhaust: 3″ oval with Spintech mufflers

6 piston Baer brakes with 13″ rotors
Hydratech hydroboost braking system

Boze Forged FE Mesh 17×8 with 4.75″ BS and 17×10 with 5″ 
Tires: Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 255/45/17 front and 285/40/17 rear

Global west upper and lower tubular arms
QA1 coil overs shocks and springs 550lbs springs Pro-touring F-body front sway bar with sway bar brace Global west sub frame connectors welded in
BMR torque arm
Ridetech shocks and Springs 225lbs

Color: PPG Flamboyance Ocean Blue with pearl metallic with ghost flames

Custom Arizen Racing seats with fabric match rear seats.
3 point seat belts
Custom dash with Speedhut gauges
New carpet black
Ringbrothers billet door sills

Aluminum 4 core radiator with dual fans
Ringbrothers billet hood hinges
Ringbrothers billet door hinges
Ringbrothers door strikers
Ringbrothers billet hood adjusters
Ricks tank stainless steel fuel tank
Digi-Tails led conversion of tail lights

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