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Kelly R's 1968 Firebird
(In His own Words)

It took me close to five years to restore/build/modify this car to where it is now. I am proud of the fact that I did almost all the work myself in my garage including building the engine. I started with a good body and paint, no engine, a turbo 350 auto and a 2:56 peg-leg rear, 4 wheel drum brakes and a very tired interior. It is now a 462 (.030 over 455), muncie m-21 4 speed, 3.08 posi, and 4-wheel discs and completely re-done interior. I have documented and photographed almost all the steps of my build on a website at http://www3.telus.net/68bird/index.htm
Dave and SD Performance were recommended to me through the Pontiac community online when I was looking for some performance engine parts when I rebuilt my engine in 2011. I found him and Lisa to be awesome to deal with and I would not hesitate to purchase parts from him again. I hope to someday be able to use his engine building talents to have a stroker 400 with KRE alum heads and the new Northwind intake. Dave has also been a great resource when I had any questions along my engine build.


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Engine Specs.
-1976 455 bored .030 over.
-770 holley carb
-modified stock 69 intake with crossover removed
-home ported 6X-8 heads with new valves, springs etc
-Comp roller-tip rockers
-Comp pushrods and flat tappet lifters
-Comp XE274H flat tappet Cam
-Sealed Power Forged Pistons w Hastings rings
-RPM forged aftermarket Connecting Rods
-Clevite Main and rod bearings
-Eagle Cast Stock throw crank
-Melling SD-prepped regular pressure Oil pump
-Holley Mechanical Fuel Pump
-stock valley pan and oil filter mount
-Canton crank scraper, windage tray, and road race high volume Oil pan
-March Style-track Serpentine belt kit
-Stock distributer with Pertronix Ignitor 3 and Pertronix Flamethrower Coil, MSD Cap and Rotor
-Taylor 8M Spiro-pro wires
-Earls Pro-lite fuel hose and fittings