Jump to content
Forums Gone... but not forgotten!

Tired of these Ads? Register Today!

  • Welcome to Forever Pontiac

    Welcome to Forever Pontiac, full of great ideas for Pontiac performance, maintenance, or for peer-to-peer assistance from Professional and DIY mechanics. Also, compete in our Pontiac monthly competitions. Please register if you'd like to take part.

Sign in to follow this  
lakeratiam

My 95 Formula

Recommended Posts

Before

E41A0333-1.jpg..

After the installing the WS6 hood and airbox.

E41A0515-1.jpg

Now if only I could get this photo in the Garage..............

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tired of these Ads? Register Today!

Great looking car/mod!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks 6 Shooter. So far all the mods I have done to the Bird are OEM Pontiac parts with the exception of the shock tower brace and CAGS eliminator. Underhood pictures will be forth coming soon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Needs more low.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice looking Formula

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
' timestamp='1354369138' post='77018']

Needs more low.

I have a set of Eibach springs as well as a set of Bilstiens I will be installing as time permits that should drop it a little more than an inch.

Nice looking Formula

Thanks!

Nice bird. What is the plans for it?

Thanks! Other than the springs and shocks, I have an airfoil for the TBI, and a bigger Y pipe with a high flow cat. I would eventually like to find a nice set of the painted '96 WS6 wheels for it and will add a cat back system to it with WS6 exhaust tips. I am going to keep this one mild, more of a '96 WS6 clone with some minor performance enhancements. I may even cam it and throw on a set of shorties.....haven't made my mind up on his part yet..............

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lets swap out that low profile spoiler...

hppp-1110-04+1999-pontiac-trans-am+rear.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^ I love the T/A high spoiler.

If you seriously want Eibachs, my shop stocks them on hand. While we don't sell Bilstiens, we do stock Koni and Tokico shocks, which are just as excellent.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great lookin ride N a good start on mods.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lets swap out that low profile spoiler...

' timestamp='1354454948' post='77052']

^ I love the T/A high spoiler

Thanks but I'll keep the low rise spoiler......I have nothing against the high rise, I just don't have anything against the low rise either.......As my goal is a '96 WS6 Formula clone, I want to stay true to the Formula format. Seems like all you see these days are the high rise.........Besides, with working on this one and restoring my Hawk at the same time, I'd rather put the cash towrds my LT4 build for the Hawk.

Thanks, but I already have the EIbachs springs and Bilstien shocks....I'll keep you in mind if I need something else. Does your shop have a web site?

Great lookin ride N a good start on mods.

Thanks! ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My shop's page:


/>http://www.groupawheels.com/Index.aspx

The business also goes by the name Auto Trend Wheel & Tire. The west coast branch is temporarily closed, contact the east coast (where I actually work)

If you're looking to replace the stock wheels, they have a great selection. They're also a Toyo Tires and ROH wheels wholesaler.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
' timestamp='1354498478' post='77064']

My shop's page:

http://www.groupawheels.com/Index.aspx

The business also goes by the name Auto Trend Wheel & Tire. The west coast branch is temporarily closed, contact the east coast (where I actually work)

If you're looking to replace the stock wheels, they have a great selection. They're also a Toyo Tires and ROH wheels wholesaler.

I'll check them out. B)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here are a before and after under hood pictures showing the upgrade to the WS6 airbox that accompanied the hood swap.

Before

E41A0300-1.jpg

After

E41A0590-1.jpg

Next step will be to repaint the lettering silver as it originally was. The incresed acceleration and throttle response was readily noticable! Definitely a "feel it in the seat of your pants" mod, and the best part was it fit perfectly and was an easy swap due to being OEM parts.E41A0589-1.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Score! Just bought a nice set of original '96 WS6 wheels for the Bird. GM only made them like these only one year only....Can't wait for them to get here so I can them put on. :drool: Will post pics as soon as they have rubber mounted and are on the Bird. :Pedobear:


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sweet bird man, sweet indeed. Been looking at a twin to yours on CL around here. Love them old LT1s!


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I really liked my old LT1...

1996Z-286-SpdBorlaColdAirInductionLeathe

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

IMAG0346.jpg


this was my Z... I really didn't even care that it was purple (not purple) but, my son HATED getting in the back, and since the GA was gone, it was my ride, so I traded it off for the "de erl ferd" as I call it.


pictured here:


2012-07-28231007.jpg



and this was the 6 cyl that had 12 billion miles on it i had for like 3 weeks and resold


012312132524.jpg



I LOVED that Z28, but I really don't care for that dashboard, and lack of cupholder lol, so I am thinking maybe finding a TA or Firebird instead. but idk. You aren't going to help that twitch in my eye in wanting another one lol


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sweet bird man, sweet indeed. Been looking at a twin to yours on CL around here. Love them old LT1s!

Thanks....Yea, I love the older Lt cars myself......they got a bad rap because the earlier 93-94 cars had a non vented optispark that was somewhat problematic....but the 95-97 cars didn't have that issue and ran like stipped @** apes :naughty: And the M6 cars still got 27mpg out on the highway...IF you could keep your foot out of it! Hard to beat that combo. Here's a little bit of info I picked up on another site you might appreciate...the 93-97 LT1 motor was designed/developed in an almost "Skunksworks" like mode by GM engineers that wanted to better the LT5 that GM had given the task to the engineers at Lotus. (GM owned Lotus at this time.) They wanted to make the same horepower cheaper and more effeciantly......I think they did a decent job.....the horsepower some of the LTX guys are putting out and the reliability is really pretty good considering how old the technology is now. I just wish they would have made an aluminum block LT1 or even LT4 :drool: BTW, "Plumb Purple" was a fairly rare color for these F bodies Pontiac or Chevy...........

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

IMAG0346.jpg

this was my Z... I really didn't even care that it was purple (not purple) but, my son HATED getting in the back, and since the GA was gone, it was my ride, so I traded it off for the "de erl ferd" as I call it.

pictured here:

2012-07-28231007.jpg

and this was the 6 cyl that had 12 billion miles on it i had for like 3 weeks and resold

012312132524.jpg

I LOVED that Z28, but I really don't care for that dashboard, and lack of cupholder lol, so I am thinking maybe finding a TA or Firebird instead. but idk. You aren't going to help that twitch in my eye in wanting another one lol

The 93-97 only have a single cup holder, the 98-02 have a twin cup holder.....both are pretty useless in a manual tranny car though....bad position....constanlty get tangled when shifting..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I really liked my old LT1...

1996Z-286-SpdBorlaColdAirInductionLeathe

I can see with good reason...that's a nice looking C'maro there!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If we're showing off F-bodies now...well...

My shop has this gem:

It's a low mileage 2002 Camaro SS 35th Anniversary Edition.

398049_4116325878522_1168154891_n.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If we're showing off F-bodies now...well...

My shop has this gem:

It's a low mileage 2002 Camaro SS 35th Anniversary Edition.

398049_4116325878522_1168154891_n.jpg

That's nice! Someone has one the same color here in town I see running around......I hope to catch up to him at one of the local cruise nights this summer to get a better look.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Bird got it's new shoes today! :dancingpontiac:


E41A0612-2-1.jpg



These wheels are super rare. I can't believe I actually have a set now!


E41A0613.jpg


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Time for a brake upgrade.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

Tired of these Ads? Purchase Enhanced Membership today to remove them!
×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.