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98 Ram Air Firebird w/a LSX 454....update 1-23-13


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#1 mopar01lee

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:23 PM

Ok so i start more builds than i finish as most of us do . So to keep it goin i started this revell 98 ram air firebird .

 

i will finish this one cuz its for my wonderfull wife, its her fav car ,and will represent the car i will be getting her in the near future.

were lookin just havent found the right one yet..

 

ok on with the build ..

 

first i modified the hood an raised it 3mm in the center to make a cowl induction ram air . i had to do this to clear the lhe lsx 454s intake i made.. more on that in a min..

heres a few body pics  .. rims are pro stars an tires are from the 70 baldwin camaro..

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so i took the cars ls1 an did some lookin online an i converted the ls1 to a LSX 454  with a high rise fuel injected intake fully scratch built w/a aluminum throttle body.. made some valve covers. yes i will be useing the coil packs cut apart an done as MSD coils , i may build a pro charger , dont kw yet.. heres some pics.

 

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started a 6 point roll bar .. no pics yet.. more to come soon

 

later days ..Davin


Edited by mopar01lee, 23 January 2013 - 06:26 PM.


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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:03 PM

Nice! I like this build. I'm currently building the 99 camaro kit. I wanted to just build a turboed street car. But I had some slicks from a 72 camaro kit and I ended up tubing the rear. So not so much of a street car now. I still have a long way to go. I wanna build a intake like yours but have no clue where to start. Lol I'll be following this build.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:14 PM

Awesome!



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:17 PM

Ok so got a lill done on the firebird...

 

made a 6 point touring style roll bar..

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fits nicely in the car..

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intake set an clearing the cowl..

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well finished the lsx valve covers .

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i also finaly got the aluminum wire i ordered to make the headers .. there made just no pics yet..

im also working on the 8 msd coil packs .

 

enjoy later days.. davin



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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:36 PM

Looks good!

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:42 AM

Nice engine



#7 mopar01lee

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:06 PM

Thanks fellas .. got a small update . still on the engine . havent got to do a whole lot.. but her is the lsx 454 90% done..

 

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hers a few shots with it sittin between the rails..

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more to come .. hopefully a lil paint goin on ..

 

later days ...Davin



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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:12 PM

Do like! I miss my 99 bird.



#9 Rob McKee

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:23 PM

The engine is well done. A mean and lean machine!