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Pontiac Firebird Experts

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Pontiac Firebird Model Overview

Pontiac Firebird Questions

Chevy__Stout
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I Have A 1998 Trans Am It Has A New Exhaust And I Believe Short Tube Headde...

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mheerling
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Need Fuel Pump Volume Test Specs (quarts Per Minute) 0n A 1997 Firebird 380...

would shut off while driving in rain after dropping enough cylinders, I could see & hear wires arcing, & one tower on two different coils was not sparking. I pulled each coil & checked for 12 volts &...

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kentrodngun
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How Do I Remove The License Plate Filler Bezel From A 1999 Pontiac Firebird...

My state (NY) requires a front license plate. Car came from Colorado from my brother-in-law's widow. I don't want to damage it by removing it improperly.

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91fireformula
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No Spark

I drive my car for 6 months. I came home one day and went inside n20 minutes later I come out and the car would crank but not fire. Ive since learned I have no spark to the spark plugs but I do h...

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RyanF1
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Does Anyone Know How Well A Throttle Body Spacer Works On A 305 Pontiac

do they add any significant boost in power or fuel economy or would I be wasting my time?

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Older Pontiac Firebird

1993 Pontiac Firebird Overview
1993 Pontiac Firebird
18 pictures
1993 Pontiac Firebird reviews:
4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars
1992 Pontiac Firebird Overview
1992 Pontiac Firebird
83 pictures
1992 Pontiac Firebird reviews:
4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars
1991 Pontiac Firebird Overview
1991 Pontiac Firebird
102 pictures
1991 Pontiac Firebird reviews:
4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars
1990 Pontiac Firebird Overview
1990 Pontiac Firebird
85 pictures
1990 Pontiac Firebird reviews:
4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars
1989 Pontiac Firebird Overview
1989 Pontiac Firebird
91 pictures
1989 Pontiac Firebird reviews:
4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars
1988 Pontiac Firebird Overview
1988 Pontiac Firebird
72 pictures
1988 Pontiac Firebird reviews:
4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars
1987 Pontiac Firebird Overview
1987 Pontiac Firebird
63 pictures
1987 Pontiac Firebird reviews:
4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars
1986 Pontiac Firebird Overview
1986 Pontiac Firebird
44 pictures
1986 Pontiac Firebird reviews:
4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars
1985 Pontiac Firebird Overview
1985 Pontiac Firebird
28 pictures
1985 Pontiac Firebird reviews:
4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars
1984 Pontiac Firebird Overview
1984 Pontiac Firebird
68 pictures
1984 Pontiac Firebird reviews:
4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars
1983 Pontiac Firebird Overview
1983 Pontiac Firebird
14 pictures
1983 Pontiac Firebird reviews:
4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars
1982 Pontiac Firebird Overview
1982 Pontiac Firebird
10 pictures
1982 Pontiac Firebird reviews:
4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars
1981 Pontiac Firebird Overview
1981 Pontiac Firebird
10 pictures
1981 Pontiac Firebird reviews:
4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars
1980 Pontiac Firebird Overview
1980 Pontiac Firebird
45 pictures
1980 Pontiac Firebird reviews:
4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars
1979 Pontiac Firebird Overview
1979 Pontiac Firebird
103 pictures
1979 Pontiac Firebird reviews:
4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars
1978 Pontiac Firebird Overview
1978 Pontiac Firebird
45 pictures
1978 Pontiac Firebird reviews:
4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars
1977 Pontiac Firebird Overview
1977 Pontiac Firebird
31 pictures
1977 Pontiac Firebird reviews:
4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars
1976 Pontiac Firebird Overview
1976 Pontiac Firebird
31 pictures
1975 Pontiac Firebird Overview
1975 Pontiac Firebird
18 pictures
1975 Pontiac Firebird reviews:
4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars
1974 Pontiac Firebird Overview
1974 Pontiac Firebird
22 pictures
1974 Pontiac Firebird reviews:
4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars
1973 Pontiac Firebird Overview
1973 Pontiac Firebird
46 pictures
1973 Pontiac Firebird reviews:
4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars
1972 Pontiac Firebird Overview
1972 Pontiac Firebird
10 pictures
1972 Pontiac Firebird reviews:
4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars
1971 Pontiac Firebird Overview
1971 Pontiac Firebird
24 pictures
1971 Pontiac Firebird reviews:
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
1970 Pontiac Firebird Overview
1970 Pontiac Firebird
28 pictures
1970 Pontiac Firebird reviews:
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
1969 Pontiac Firebird Overview
1969 Pontiac Firebird
99 pictures
1969 Pontiac Firebird reviews:
4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars
1968 Pontiac Firebird Overview
1968 Pontiac Firebird
107 pictures
1968 Pontiac Firebird reviews:
4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars
1967 Pontiac Firebird Overview
1967 Pontiac Firebird
74 pictures
1967 Pontiac Firebird reviews:
4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars

About the Pontiac Firebird

Let's face it.  Not to say that women don't own this car, but the Pontiac Firebird is a guy's car, especially the Trans Am with the gaudy, yet strangely magnetic Screaming Chicken flattened on its hood.  Clint had one, Smokey and the Bandit chased each other in them, and David Hasselhoff spoke to one weekly on Knight Rider.  The Pontiac Firebird was one of the only original muscle cars that survived through the 1970s and actually achieved even more legendary status in the 1980s.  It was one of the longest surviving performance cars until its departure in 2002.
The Firebird started life as a pony car coupe and convertible, competing with the Mustangs, Camaros, and Corvettes of the 1960s, but never really achieving much popularity.  Sharing a platform with the Camaro throughout its life, and later even the same engines, the Firebird began to carve its niche with a distinctive front end and a wide array of V8 engines.  The culmination of these came in the early 1970s with the SD-455, a racing engine that hit 370-hp.  Appearing as it did smack dab in the middle of the energy crisis, the Firebird became the only true performance car left on the road for a while, until it too succumbed to government regulations that depowered the V8s to under 200-hp and eventually even a shocking 90-hp.
But the Firebird did not give up, though GM had several times threatened to can it.  Thanks in big part to the success of the Smokey and the Bandit movies and persistently excellent sports handling and performance, sales increased among hypertestosterone-fueled males, and the 1980s saw a more aggressive redesign and the slow return of more horsepower.  Gradually a 5.7-liter engine that brought the Firebird back up over 200-hp came with the GTA, followed by a tuned-port injection engine with greater torque power.  
The 1990s brought back the convertible for the first time since 1969 and more engine power in the form of the newly designed LT1.  This engine returned some heft and grit to the street racer.  Later, a Street Legal Performance Firehawk and a WS6 package added a sportier suspension, parts, and engine.  The Screaming Chicken spread its fiery wings for the last time in 2002 when, with little warning or fanfare, GM discontinued the Pontiac Firebird, celebrating with a 35th Anniversary edition and not much else.  It seemed like such a quiet sendoff for a car that had such staying power, flash, iconic name recognition, and cross-generational impact.