Robert's 73 Formula

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  1. hot72rod

    hot72rod Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Well I did a build thread when I tore some of the car down for paint and body work. I thought this time around I would document the entire build.

    Let me start off with a little bit of the back story. The car is a 1973 Pontiac Formula firebird, 350, 3-speed manual. The car started life as a high option car. It came with deluxe interior, a/c and true dual exhaust. It has factory rally pack with the tic-tac-clock. The one down side to the car is the 350, 2bbl carb.

    I thought long and hard about this, but this is a number matching car with just a tad over 43,000 miles on the clock. The problem I was having is I don't care anything about a numbers car. My intent was to find a Pontiac 455 and swap out the 350. Since the two are visibly the same motor I could have it pass as the 350. After looking around for a couple of years, I came to the realization that that I wasn't going to find a buildable 455 under a grand. The problem with spending a $1000 on a good core, is what parts cost for a Pontiac motor. So that brings me to where I am now.

    I like a protouring, so that is where I'm going to take the car in this phase of it's life. I know this has been a little long winded, but I do have some pics of the car after I got it out of paint and a couple with just a few parts put back on the car.

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    hot72rod Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I guess I don't know what I'm doing, if someone can help with the pic I would appreciate.
     
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    8pack Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Click on the image icon in the menu and paste the photocucket "direct" link there here on the site not the link icon...

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    Go to Photobucket and hover over the image you want to show and click on "Share Links"...like this

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    Then click on "Direct Link" as shown by the arrow below. By clicking you copy the link to your clipboard.

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    Then paste the link between [​IMG]...but dont have any spaces like below

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    Your pic:

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    hot72rod Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Here are a few more pics of the car with the trim around the windows and some different rims.

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    Nice.
     
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    Sharp firechicken! I'd love to get one of those, always loved that dual hood scoop look!
     
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    hot72rod Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I don't care for it myself.
     
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    Probably a good thing. Saved you about $100k!
     

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