September 2018 COTM **Winner** - Third Generation F-Body Message Boards

Auto Detailing and Appearance Share tips and tricks on how to make your Third Gen shine! Get opinions on products or how something tasteful looks on your Chevrolet Camaro or Pontiac Firebird.

September 2018 COTM **Winner**

Old 09-01-2018, 12:19 AM
COTM Editor
Thread Starter
Linson's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,794
Car: 89 Formula 350, TTA
September 2018 COTM **Winner**

Congratulations, firebrdo88! Your 10 second 'Bird is TGO's September 2018 Car of the Month.
Honestly, if I'd had to have bet, I'd have figured this sort of a Frankenstein's Monster of a car (what with the Formula hood and badging, and base wing...and badging) to come in a respectable 3rd place due to the fact that his competition was heat seeker's beast of a car, and a likely crowd favorite in dmccain. It looked to be a pretty badass sleeper, but can't possibly be as badass as heat seeker's ride. Turns out, it IS as badass as heat seeker's ride, and he has the ten second time slips to prove it.

Like another member mentioned in the Voting Thread, I too am a big fan of understated cars with major mods and big power under the skin.
One thing I am seeing from cars like heat seeker's and firebrdo88 is that the LS engine is not the be all to end all. SBCs still get it done quite nicely, thank you.

Great car, firebrdo88! I, for one, would love to see a video of it in action, mostly so I can hear how it sounds.

It is a 1988 firebird
406 sbc
th400 trans
ford 9' with 3.50 gears
owned since 1997.
been low 10's in the 1/4 mile.

Linson is offline  
Old 09-01-2018, 04:23 AM
maks10's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Morgantown, WV
Posts: 425
Car: 1990 Trans Am
Engine: 5.7 350 HSR afr195 xfi268
Transmission: T5
Axle/Gears: 3.08 posi
Re: September 2018 COTM **Winner**

Congrats and great looking race car!!!
maks10 is offline  
Old 09-01-2018, 06:40 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Florida
Posts: 821
Car: 1991 Z28
Engine: 305
Transmission: auto
Re: September 2018 COTM **Winner**

Very nice car! Hope you stick around for awhile.
vinny R is offline  
Old 09-01-2018, 07:14 AM
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
dagwood's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Rockwell City, Iowa
Posts: 759
Car: 1982 Z28
Engine: LG4 305
Transmission: Auto
Re: September 2018 COTM **Winner**

Congratulations! That is one badass car you have there!

dagwood is offline  
Old 09-01-2018, 11:47 AM
Supreme Member
iTrader: (1)
88IROCvertZ's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: New England
Posts: 1,591
Car: 1988 IROC Z Convertible
Engine: 305 TPI (LB9)
Transmission: 700 R4
Axle/Gears: G80 GU2
Re: September 2018 COTM **Winner**

Congrats on COTM! Linson said it perfectly.. bad a$$ car
88IROCvertZ is offline  
Old 09-01-2018, 01:01 PM
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Perrysburg, Ohio
Posts: 81
Car: 1988 Pontiac Firebird
Engine: 400 sbc
Transmission: TH400
Axle/Gears: Ford 9" 3.50 35 Spline
Re: September 2018 COTM **Winner**

Thanks guys! I do have a video from a few years ago with the go pro on Youtube. The car hasn't changed too much since then. This car honestly is more of a street car than drag car. I have only been to the track once this year so far. I do drive it when ever I can hence the 3.50 gears and full interior. I have been a member here since 2006 and owned this car since 1997. The drivetrain has been changed a few times throughout the years, but is finally a great all around car to cruise and race.

firebrdo88 is offline  
Old 09-01-2018, 08:11 PM
Supreme Member
iTrader: (15)
QwkTrip's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Illinois, USA
Posts: 5,406
Car: '89 Firebird
Engine: 2.8L Extra High Output
Transmission: T56
Axle/Gears: 3.73
Re: September 2018 COTM **Winner**

Very cool car.
QwkTrip is offline  
Old 09-02-2018, 03:34 PM
Senior Member
iTrader: (5)
heat seeker's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Austin TX
Posts: 541
Car: 89 Formula
Engine: 383 SBC/HSR
Transmission: 700R4
Axle/Gears: 3.73
Re: September 2018 COTM **Winner**

Congrats, nice ride. I don't mind losing to these kinda cars!!!
heat seeker is offline  
Old 09-05-2018, 04:47 PM
iTrader: (2)
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: South FL
Posts: 417
Car: 1989 Formula T-Top
Engine: 350 TPI + some bits
Transmission: 700R4
Axle/Gears: 3.27
Re: September 2018 COTM **Winner**

Originally Posted by maks10 View Post
Congrats and great looking race car!!!
TallTim is online now  
Old 09-05-2018, 07:22 PM
iTrader: (4)
SirReveller's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 357
Car: '89 'ROC
Engine: 5.7L
Re: September 2018 COTM **Winner**

Congrats! Beautiful ride.
SirReveller is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Auto Detailing and Appearance
12-21-2018 08:47 PM
Auto Detailing and Appearance
09-01-2018 11:27 PM
Auto Detailing and Appearance
08-10-2018 10:42 PM
Auto Detailing and Appearance
02-26-2018 07:44 PM
Auto Detailing and Appearance
01-02-2018 10:35 PM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: September 2018 COTM **Winner**

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

Contact Us Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: