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  • Plum
    started a topic New guy from Clarksville/Lowell

    New guy from Clarksville/Lowell

    Hey guys, glad to of found this site. I found it from a guy on www.thecamaroforum.com Believe his name was Darrenscamaro? Well anyways, this is my second Firebird I have owned. 1st was a 95 black Firebird with t-tops with the 3.4l V6. Loved the car but needed something a little more all season at that time. Well a little about me. My name is Mike. Im 23 years old and have spent the last 4 years in the Army, 2 of those years in Iraq where I am for the next 10 days or so as I type this. I bought my current 88' Formula while I was on leave for 500 bucks from a friend of mine. The car is in actually very good condition, no rust. Some work has been done to the car before, just not sure what as of yet. I bought it 2 days before my leave was up and had to go back to Iraq. The car runs, but has a tore up interior and the timing is way off. I plan on ripping it all apart and starting fresh. Has already had a Posi-rear end installed and True Dual Flowmasters installed. The to-do list is long as well as the plans list, but money is always a key factor. I want to keep it as close to stock as possible with maybe some sleeper mods. Wish I could be apart of the M&G but my block leave ends on May 5th and I have to go back to Texas. But next year for sure, Ill be living in Michigan again and Will hopefully have it running good and have some interior work done. And as I was reading through the posts, I think I seen a post about a Bowling get-together? Im an avid bowler, to say the least. The pictures I have arent great, My fiance and Step-dad took them after I left. For some reason it slipped my mind to take some. As you can see the stock rear spoiler is not on the car, it is sitting in my garage along with another set of tires that were given to me. I need to replace all the seals, doors, hatch and t-tops. Need to fix the pull down latch for the back as well hence why the bungee cord is holding it down. The car was the stock Blue color until someone painted it the Burgandy Red. The engine block was painted Blue as well. But like I said wont find out everything till I get home and start tearing it down. But here are some pictures.

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  • Formula Z
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    welcome. nice car. thanks for serving. be safe and hope to see you at next years meet and greet. maybe some of us westsiders can come over and give you a hand when you get back

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  • WMCC RONNIE
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    Welcome to the site, Mike!

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  • white96TA
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    Welcome to the site!!!

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  • BP_Z28
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    welcome

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  • OIF1VET
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    Welcome to the site.. Thank you for serving.. I did a year in Iraq way back when.. Seems like an eternity ago, 03-04.. Have since retired..
    Last edited by OIF1VET; February 24th, 2009, 12:11 PM.

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  • Plum
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    Wow, didnt think to see this many people welcoming me but Thank you all. And I was quite surprised about the deal i got on it. Almost bought an early 70's malibu hard top for 900 but my buddy pulled in my driveway with this and said 500 and i went straight to the Bank. lol. And Larry Im tempted to pull copyright on the name Plum Nuts has been my nickname for about 8 years now. I wish I could make the Summer meets but Ill be in Texas till Nov. That is when I ETS and I get out for good. But 2010 will definately be the year. Plus I hope I can have most of the work done by then. Definately cant wait to meet you guys, its always fun to meet people with similar interests and I am a true f-body lover so its great seeing all the great rides. Thanks for the Info Steddy, Ill definately look into those, and I only have about 4 more days of internet while Im here so I wont be around much for the next few months but definately when I get internet full time and start rebuilding I will be consulting you guys a lot and hopefully since some of us live close maybe have a few get togethers and a little help. Always nice to have a helping hand or two when doing a restore project.

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  • steddy
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    Originally posted by Plum View Post
    Thank you and good luck to your son. Hope he comes home safe and well. I did some checking with the Vin after I got it, and found out it has the L03 305. I will admit I dont know much about the 305s. Never really did much with them. But what I do know is that most parts are interchangable between the 305 and 350. I found most of the info about it from fbodymotorsports.com But I am an avid wrencher, love tearing apart things and rebuilding. Me and my buddies built a 383 stroker for my old Z71 about 6 years ago, so this project should be interesting. I have to fight the urge to put 500 horses at the wheels, at least at this point in time. lol.
    I'm not sure if it works for that year, but years ago, Hot Rod mag was saying something about Trick Flow 2.02 heads would fit the 305 because of the twisted flow design, because the valves were placed more to the center of the cylinder.

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  • WMCC Gary
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    Welcome, Enjoy the site.


    And THANK YOU for your Service.

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  • 98blackbeauty
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    welcome the the group, thanks for serving and there are a more than a few behind you, there are a lot of us. Maybe you be able to hit the summer meet and greet since it looks like you won't be able to do the May 30 one. God Bless You.

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  • Phantom409
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    Welcome to the site

    Thank you for your service!!!!

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  • mikek18
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    Welcome and thanks for serving.

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  • dj's ws6
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    Welcome and thanks for serving your country. Keep safe and I look forward to meeting you when you get home.

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  • tenpin842
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    Howdy howdy! Glad to have you!
    My name is Todd, and welcome!

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  • Z28ISGR8
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    Welcome to the site man. That's a pretty damn good deal you got there.

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