Finnegan Barn Find Pontiac Firebird vs. Freiburger Crusher Camaro

Match of Ages: ‘67 F-body versus ‘67 F-body, ’barn find and rescued from crusher, 1970s mustard yellow and 1980s pale yellow, Mike Finnegan and David Freiburger, Firebird and Camaro. You asked, and they implemented: The Crusher Camaro will compete with the stable-seeking Firebird.

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Although Finnegan has some work to deal with the Bird of Fire first. Drive 800 miles to Texas with David Newbern to meet Freiburger, Steve Dulcich and Roadkill’s front yellow F-frame with cool background.

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To prepare for the cross-country trip, Finnegan, Newbern and his friends had already worked at the Firebird. They basically continued where they left off after barn-finding Pontiac prepared for a few passes on the Paradise Dragstrip, but placed more emphasis on highway driveability.

A new, sleek new Gearstar Level 4 Turbo 400 transmission with a shift brake and a rear-slamming Gear Vendors Under / Overdrive unit. The new 4.57 gears and rear big, fat street meat should keep the Firebird at 75 mph at a quiet speed of 3,000 rpm. To help with reliability, Finnegan and Newbern also screwed a new Holley Dominator carburetor, threw it into a brand new radiator, and made some new spark plug wires.




And it’s true Roadkill fashionably, the bearded couple began in the middle of the middle of the night when the camera crew towed spare parts – along with an engine but spark plugs and spark plugs not included in about half of Finnegan’s store. This is a Roadkill on the trip, the guys want to prepare for the inevitable engine change that will take place somewhere between Finnegan’s store in Georgia and Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas, where Camaro-on-Firebird violence is declining.

Good thing they brought a SpareEngine

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Finnegan’s first good Roadkill road travel has its fair share over time Roadkill-disease. Remember the spare engine we mentioned? Well, by chance, this is a 540ci-sized Chevy that came out of David Newbern’s Assassination Attack that he blew up during HOT ROD Drag Week. It was rebuilt and Finnegan and Newbern expected it to go into the barn Firebird sooner. Much sooner. Like the 8 mile distance from the starting point earlier.

But this business is a barn. Sure, it’s really cool, but everything needs to be replaced. And that’s exactly what Finnegan and Newbern experienced during the 800-mile journey to the racetrack: He fails every thing they didn’t touch when he was pulled out of the barn or in preparation for the run. But it wouldn’t be the right way for Finnegan if it didn’t happen, and if the race didn’t happen in the end, he would have had to screw in front of his shop for at least a few days. Firebird now just needs a proper name and a few better seats!

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