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A $100 1991 Firebird

Discussion in 'Other Rides' started by BowtieBlazer, Dec 23, 2004.

  1. BowtieBlazer

    BowtieBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    The heavens opened up and out fell a firebird. Last night a new employee at work was helping a customer with an alt. for a 86 firbird when he said well shoot i'll sell you the alt. off my 91, hell for $100 you can take the whole car the motor is blown and I have to move at the end of this month. I looked over at the new guy and said "sold", sight unseen how bad could it be....I start inquirign more, hows the body? "Oh its straight a few paint chips on the hood and some minor oxidation behind the t-tops" T-tops! "yep, $100 and its yours" Tell me more... "Its red, the paint wass perfect until someone left a smudge on it in the school parking lot, i drove it for awhile and one day the motor locked up, i can't afford the $1500 for a new motor and I'm moving at the end of the month and it has to go." I went look at it last night HOLY CRAP! I told him, man I don't want you to just give it away even with a blown motor its worth something, he said "$100 and its yours" today i gave him $100 and he signed the title over.

    its a 1991, not a dent in it, some oxidation, front seats out of a 93, blown 305, I have a 330hp 350 sitting from a blazer project, that I can adapt to the TBI manifold, my favorite is a 5 speed manual.......well here's the pics...I like that kind of luck!

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  2. Hustler

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    Thats got to be the best looking $100 firebird that I have ever seen. You got lucky man.
     
  3. HarryH3

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    That's a sweet looking rig for $100! I'd spend a hundred bux on that. :)

    One thing to consider though, if it's a 5-speed. GM didn't offer those cars with a 5-speed behind the TPI 350 because it was too fragile. :( The 5-speed could only be had with the 305's. The ol' memory banks are kinda foggy, but I seem to recall that they also didn't offer the 350 with T-tops for many years, as the torque would tend to twist the unibody when the T-tops were removed. :yikes:
     
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    sold one that looked a lot like that a while back. Except it was black and had a sun roof(no t tops) 305 TBI. Was a sharp car except it needed a paintjob. It started, but didn't drive, sounded like the flexplate was done, made a nasty noise when it ran. Didn't care enough about it. Have a 69 Firebird sitting in the driveway, it would just be wrong to finish a 91 before the 69. Now go buy the motor mount kits they sell and put some real WomPom power under the hood 455 :D
     
  5. Cmoe

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    Great find!
     
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    Why the hell dont I ever get deals like this???? I swear I will spend the rest of my life paying full price for EVERYTHING!!!!! lol :D
     
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    Hows the bird coming? I wish I would run across a deal like that, or that c-10 in the back ground of the first pic!
     
  8. BowtieBlazer

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    the bird is running, and about to be sold to a buddy, the motor wasn't even blown, just run low on oil.....runs and drives, try that for $100....

    the c-10 in the back ground is my current DD until the blazer gets fixed
     
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    Man what a deal.... Nice c-10 once again....
     
  10. 85scottsdale

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    My friends 87 Z28 had a .040" 350 swapped into it, no problems with the t-tops that I was aware of, atleast nothing we noticed.

    Motor had a 625cfm demon carb, Edelbrock Performer intake, Comp Cams XE262 cam, headers and exhaust.

    So you just threw some oil in the motor and that made it run? I can't see a motor run low on oil running again without a rebuild, usually that means seizure and motors that seize don't ever run again.
     

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