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    Icon7 My wife's 91 Firebird Vert

    Figured I would post up our 91 Firebird Convertible now that she is back on the road. We got this car twelve years ago and she spent the last 6 years off the road. It is my wife's car and when she got pregnant the fuel pump went out and the car was put up. Finally this winter we started freshening it up and getting it back in shape.

    It is powered by a LO3 so by no means is it a power house but it does well for it's self. Far as engine mods it has an Accel 300+ ignition box & coil,an open element air cleaner, removed speed limiter, and a punched cat. Otherwise just tune up parts. Would like to eventually get about 250hp out of it. I know it's not a lot but this car is a back road cruiser so no need for 500hp.

    Over the winter we put in a new radiator, master cylinder, all new belts/hoses/plugs/wires/fluids/tune up stuffs, all poly bushings, shocks and struts + strut mounts. We upgraded the springs to a set of Vogtland Performance Springs. Added a set of Spohn lower control arms with Founders bolt in LCA relocation brackets. Also added a Spohn panhard bar. The rear is a 10 bolt with 3.42 gears with discs. Also upgraded the fuel pump so it will be ready for any possible future power upgrades. Swapped the steering wheel for a non-airbag 88 Formula wheel and swapped the dash out for a 89 GTA dash with the 140mph speedo and 6k tach. It sits on GTA wheels with Kumho AST tires. This car is a blast to drive. Throw it into a turn and it will stick to the road like glue. Still though there is more I want to do to the suspension. I want to add a set of WS6 (or better) sway bars, sub frame connectors, wonder bar, strut tower brace, brake upgrade, and a roll bar.

    It is not the most powerful or perfect car out there but it is a blast to drive and enjoy. In the end isn't that what it is all about anyways?









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    Default Re: My wife's 91 Firebird Vert

    Looks good



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    Default Re: My wife's 91 Firebird Vert

    Super cool

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    Default Re: My wife's 91 Firebird Vert

    So is the old plymouth next to be put on the road?

    Looks good by the way
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    Default Re: My wife's 91 Firebird Vert

    Thanks guys.

    About the Plymouth, probably not the next one to see the road, just not sure where I want to go with it. Lately I have been toying with the idea of selling it and putting the money into something else.



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    Default Re: My wife's 91 Firebird Vert

    Sell a Plymouth to fix a Chevrolet? Drag that shit out and get it rolling!

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    Default Re: My wife's 91 Firebird Vert

    It is nice, love the wheels.
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    Default Re: My wife's 91 Firebird Vert

    i had a 91 gta convert a few yrs back shoulda kept it looks good
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    Default Re: My wife's 91 Firebird Vert

    Surprising more didn't sell. They have a cool look to them but maybe that's the rarity affecting my perceptions.

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    Default Re: My wife's 91 Firebird Vert

    Thanks guys. Just took the car on a 600 mile road trip and it did great and was a blast to drive through the NC mountains.

    lol @ Kenny: Not sure what I would replace it with, just kind of losing interest in old muscle cars. I may change my mind someday and resurrect it. Guess we will just have to wait and see.



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    Default Re: My wife's 91 Firebird Vert

    very cool!!!! wheres the pics????

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    Default Re: My wife's 91 Firebird Vert

    remember salivating over a Formula hard top in that body style back in the day. wish I could have afforded it back then. Looks good, props!

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