I tried the head pipes from Pypes. The would not ship to CA. so I had them shipped to a friend in Ariz. and picked them up there. The had very nice bends but the flare to manifold wasn’t even close. The flanges were both stamped wrong and would Slide right over the flare. There was no way to use them so I sent them back. The only positive was that they did accept the return. I had some custom made.
Another option is to go manual transmission. There is a new version of the Tremec 5 speed that fits better in the tunnel. That will provide tons of overdrive. There are different versions with different gear ratios. All the parts needed for the clutch, clutch pedals, and linkage are all readily available.
I had reached out to Lee Power Steering in Valencia CA in addition to First Generation Firebird. One of their service people called me yesterday. He said the Saginaw power unit is longer than the manual unit. He said look inside the car at the column, loosen to small bolts that hold the column to the fire wall. Next he said, just under the dash there are two nuts on studs in slotted holes, loosen those. In the picture the nut and slot are at the top. I was able to pull the steering wheel outward the length of the slot. This provided enough room to install the Saginaw box with the rag joint attached. I still have install the rag joint bolts and connect hoses. I haven't attached the pitman arm yet, but will shortly.
I have a chance to buy a 1969 Pontiac GP. Motor is a 400- 350hp motor with auto trans. Car is complete. Body and seats are shot I do believe. Car is numbers matching. Anyone know what this may be worth?
For many years something has been really wrong with this planet, it's like the Kurse of the Kardashians or something, nothing is real, who in the hell thought this would be a good idea and then who in the hell bought this at auction???????????
Seriously, I have actually heard people at car shows and cruise nights say things like "a Firebird is really a Camaro"
NO IT ISN'T!!!!!!!!! JUST AS A JUDGE OR 442 OR GRAN SPORT or GTO or Lemans or Cutlass etc etc IS NOT A CHEVELLE!!!!!!!!!
this car isn't worth a dime
you know what wouldn't surprise me, is if the vin a body tag go back to a Ram Air car