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1995 Firebird Formula
Got it about a month or so ago.  I wasn't even looking for one, but by chance the guy at the dealership showed it to me and I was hooked. I don't really like the older Firebirds, but I think the ram air makes a big difference.  It only has 89k miles too.

It's in really good condition, nice interior and new paint.  Chipped with some after market parts, headers, flow masters, ram air(functional), ect...like a typical old car, it can use a little bit of work.  The power windows are getting weak, the taillights will need continuous replacement because of moisture that gets in.

Cops like to pick on me.  I was pulled over for "having an air freshener hanging from my mirror".  No ticket though.

Crappy pics from cell phone...

This is when I first got it.


Pics from a few minutes ago







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looks pretty good.  i also recently got a new car as well. Ill get pics up as soon as I take them.

edit: pics 1983 mazda rx7

yea the time on my camera is pretty far off. I just took the pics like 5 minutes ago



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edit: pics 1983 mazda rx7



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Originally posted by Zata Zata wrote:

Originally posted by Farcry0092 Farcry0092 wrote:

edit: pics 1983 mazda rx7



miles?

just about 138,000 but the previous owner babied it so it runs great. the only problem is the inside door panels

the panels on it now are for automatic windows but the car has manual windows. my dad and I picked up some other ones that should work better.

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Is the Formula an LS1?  Pretty nice ride.  I'd be afraid to drive a red Firebird though.  I'll bet it attracts cops like donuts.
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Originally posted by Styro Folme Styro Folme wrote:

Is the Formula an LS1?  Pretty nice ride.  I'd be afraid to drive a red Firebird though.  I'll bet it attracts cops like donuts.


No, its an LT1.  Yeah, the tint doesn't help either, but I got a fuzz buster so I should be alright.  I don't really speed that much anyways.
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My friend has that exact car in black.  Very fun to drive around in.  Looks like a vette from the front.  Nice ride.
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Originally posted by Zata Zata wrote:

Originally posted by Styro Folme Styro Folme wrote:

Is the Formula an LS1?  Pretty nice ride.  I'd be afraid to drive a red Firebird though.  I'll bet it attracts cops like donuts.


No, its an LT1.  Yeah, the tint doesn't help either, but I got a fuzz buster so I should be alright.  I don't really speed that much anyways.
I meant lt1.  That's the engine to have in those.  They have about 10 less horsepower than the standard, but the reliability and ease of maintenance should more than make up for it.  Plus, I think it might have better power/weight ratio anyhow.

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you can buy the rear tail panel for the firebird or maybe just the seal around the lights to prevent water getting in.
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That's a sharp looking car.  I never cared for that front end on the Firebirds, but a lot of people liked them.  I guess my bid thing was that I had to lean all the way across it to work on the front of the motor.

 

At the Chevy dealership I worked at, we referred to all F-bodies (Firebirds and Camaros) as "Go Fast Rattle Traps".  Just so you know what to expect.

 

BTW, if your power window motor goes out (it will... just give it a minute), make sure you budget for having someone else do the work.  The inner door structure is fiberglass on those.  It's no fun to work with fiberglass normally, much less try to patch it when something goes wrong.

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do you have a 305, 350, or 400 in there? how much was it?
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Originally posted by Zata Zata wrote:

Originally posted by Styro Folme Styro Folme wrote:

Is the Formula an LS1?  Pretty nice ride.  I'd be afraid to drive a red Firebird though.  I'll bet it attracts cops like donuts.


No, its an LT1.  Yeah, the tint doesn't help either, but I got a fuzz buster so I should be alright.  I don't really speed that much anyways.

 

It's a 350.

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yea i missed that...
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Originally posted by Farcry0092 Farcry0092 wrote:

looks pretty good.  i also recently got a new car as well. Ill get pics up as soon as I take them.

edit: pics 1983 mazda rx7

yea the time on my camera is pretty far off. I just took the pics like 5 minutes ago



LOL I was in that garage this afternoon.
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Originally posted by 52 Degrees 52 Degrees wrote:

At the Chevy dealership I worked at, we referred to all F-bodies (Firebirds and Camaros) as "Go Fast Rattle Traps".  Just so you know what to expect.

Yeah they have a very rough ride.  In addition to that, whoever owned it before me had a system in it.  When they took it out, I don't think they tightened the panels and stuff back on very well because it does rattle a bit.

Originally posted by 52 Degrees 52 Degrees wrote:


BTW, if your power window motor goes out (it will... just give it a minute), make sure you budget for having someone else do the work.  The inner door structure is fiberglass on those.  It's no fun to work with fiberglass normally, much less try to patch it when something goes wrong.

My driver side comes up short by about half an inch so I always have to pull it up in case it rains.  The passenger side sometimes just decides to go out, but just a quick pound on the door, and it starts working again.

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how much was it?
$6800.  I actually have thought about selling it because its terrible on gas and horrible in the winter, but it's just too sweet in the summer with the t-tops off.  I'd like to try and take good care of it to keep it as a secondary summer car in a few years.  Thats going to be tough though with me driving it in the winter.
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Rotary Engines can be fun to work on.

My brother used to smoke Mustangs and other cars with his RX7 with the Upgraded 13B engine replacing the stock 12a engine it came with.

Those those Rotors do tend to burn out quick with the punishment of Street Racing.
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Originally posted by merc merc wrote:

you can buy the rear tail panel for the firebird or maybe just the seal around the lights to prevent water getting in.


Everyone keeps telling me that they aren't fixable besides buying all new covers.  The problem with that is the covers are very expensive.  I'm actually better off buying the newer covers than the old style like what I already have.  Even that black piece of plastic called the 'filler panel' between the taillights is like $120, and it doesn't even do anything, doesn't light up just bolts in.

I'll just have to look for used parts off a car thats being parted out.
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