'89 Firebird Formula 5.0L
Mine looks like this except someone sold the WS6 rims for Pep Boys 15" rims, it's a TBI 305 and not a TPI 350, and the faded paint makes it look almost orange now.
I was thinking to either get my hands on these type of rims again when the current tires need replacing or get ROH rims like these on Tom K.'s ride:
I got the ding out of my 3" I pipe. The way UPS banged it, I thought I would have to have a muffler shop make the opening round again. I got the ding out and got the 2 pieces together! all with sutff in my room =), a dumbell bar, a dumbell weight, a dresser table, and a big book.
I got 1-5/8" Hooker Headers. Part Number 2055. They are the TPI versions with dual 2.5" Y pipe to single 3" outlet. I also got a 3" Catco catalytic converter. It looks super easy to straightpipe later, Just stick a 3" pipe in there but leave enough room so the Y pipe can enter it. I also just got a 3" dynomax pipe from my cat to my muffler, part numbers 44063 and 43248. All this should be put in next week, I hope.
I got a 160 degree thermostat from P.A.W. the old one was 180 degree. So far with this new one the temp has varied from 150* to maybe 205*. The old one, 180*, made the temp vary from 205* to 220* but usually aways stayed one line below 220* which is about 210*. I also got a TBI injector spacer.
I was so frustrated with doing summer school right after spring semester I had to do somthing for fun. I didn't want to wait to order a catback. I just went to P.A.W. got a 80 series flowmaster (see below), and used the tailpipes and tips from my friends '99 z28. It looks AWESOME. I love it. It tool a couple months to get loud but it should be even louder when I get headers and a bigger pipe from the cat to the muffler. the stock pipe from the cat to the muffler is only 2.25", I should be getting 3" later. The '99 z28s rear pipes measure 2.2" exactly each.
80 series cross-flow Flowmaster
Took the old TA cold air kit out and left the rain gutter and screen. Cold air in , hot air out. =)
A flat base PAW open element was added. It has a 2" paper filter in it for now. The IAT sensor was removed and placed next to some other wires in the back of the engine. The rubber line with no where to go is pluged with a bolt for now. The breather tube was left in place for fear that the crome breather would burn the coolent hoses. I might clamp a K&N on the end of it or replace the whole thing with one. The air cleaner spacer and stock housing are in the garage ready to be put back on for inspections
Tires now break loose from a standing take off. Woohoo! $20 well spent. The engine sounds very tough now. The stock housing must be like a muffler for the intake system. A cowl type of induction is planned for the turbo hood.
Soon to be installed mods:
Hooker 1-5/8" 50 state legal headers (PN 2055)
Dynomax 3" I pipe (PN 44063 and 43248)
Catco 3" cat
TBI Injector spacer
Milodon 160* thermostat NEW
180* thermostat REMOVED
Functional Formula hood NEW
Cross-flow Flowmaster NEW
'99z28 rear pipes and tips.... NEW
14x3 chrome flat based open element with K&N NEW
Radiator fans wired to be on when ignition key is engaged. no more overheating.
K&N filter w/stock housing REMOVED
8.5mm MSD wires
Pioneer Tape Deck
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