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September 2018 COTM **Winner**

Old 09-01-2018, 12:19 AM
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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.



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Old 09-01-2018, 04:23 AM
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Congrats and great looking race car!!!
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Old 09-01-2018, 06:40 AM
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Very nice car! Hope you stick around for awhile.
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Old 09-01-2018, 07:14 AM
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Congratulations! That is one badass car you have there!

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Old 09-01-2018, 11:47 AM
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Congrats on COTM! Linson said it perfectly.. bad a$$ car
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Old 09-01-2018, 01:01 PM
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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.

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Old 09-01-2018, 08:11 PM
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Very cool car.
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Old 09-02-2018, 03:34 PM
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Congrats, nice ride. I don't mind losing to these kinda cars!!!
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Congrats and great looking race car!!!
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Congrats! Beautiful ride.
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