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The Firebird's Transformation...

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Come along for the ride as I transform this old beater into what will hopefully be a beautiful beast of a car.

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November 15th, 2004 -

Paid a total of $900 for a 1984 Pontiac Firebird.


November 16th, 2004 -


*** Flushed engine of old coolant and swapped old radiator for new one. ***
(Time: 00-hrs, 30-min)
*** Flushed system of old tranmition fluid and replaced with fresh fluid and gear stabilizer additive. ***
(Time 00-hrs, 10-min)
*** Replaced old non-op hood support shocks with new ones. ***
(Time 00-hrs, 05-min)

Total time ~ 00-hrs, 45-min

November 17th, 2004 -


*** Replaced old spark plugs with dual tip Bosch Platinum spark plugs. ***
(Time 00-hrs, 10-min)
*** Replaced worn spark plug wires with Bosch series plug wires. ***
(Time 00-hrs, 15-min)

Total time ~ 01-hrs, 10-min

The next step to come -


*** Add engine solvent to oil to clean internal engine components. ***
(Time ??-hrs, ??-min)
*** Drain oil and dropped oil pan to clean residual foreign material from engine components. ***
(Time ??-hrs, ??-min)
*** Replace oil pan gasket and re-attached oil pan. ***
(Time ??-hrs, ??-min)
*** Replace oil filter. ***
(Time ??-hrs, ??-min)
*** Add Valvoline Max-Life full synthetic oil. ***
(Time 00-hrs, 15-min)
*** Replace fuel filter. ***
(Time ??-hrs, ??-min)