Ray Lloyd's `69 Firebird at the USCA event at Laguna Seca (spectator view)

April 7, 2014 — SCandC

Thanks to Ray for sending us this great video! This way Ray`s very first time at a track event. He ran the car in street trim, no hardcore race settings. He finished 8th in the Autocross and 10th in the speed stop events. A darn good showing for a 1st time competitor! For the record the #003 "Your Name Here" Sponsored Pontiac is running an all iron 455 big block Pontiac (built in 1979!) not an all aluminum LS motor. It goes to show that an old school muscle car with some well selected bolt ons can be a force to be reckoned with! If you`d like to replicate Ray`s combination the list below will give you a head start.

1969 Pontiac Firebird
Purchased in 1976 (Ray`s First Car--High School)
Car Craft Cover Car Aug 1987 & Annual 1988
Started with a 1970 455 Engine 360 HP 520TQ
AAMCO built TH-400 Transmission circa 1976
12 Posi Bolt Rear Axle 3.42:1 Ratio
17 x 9 Year One Alloy Snowflake Wheels
Nitto NT05 Front Tires 255/40ZR17
Nitto NT555R Drag Radial Rear Tires
Hobrect 4 Point Roll Bar, Padded & Covered in Vinyl

And of course, Suspension by SC & C
SC&C StreetComp AFX package,
AFX Spindles
SPC Adjustable Control Arms with Nascar format Howe Ball Joints
SPC tubular lower A arms, SPC spring height adj. kit, with Howe Ball Joints
Varishocks QS1 Single Adjustable Shocks, front and rear
Baer 13" GT/AFX Front Brake Kit
Chassisworks Solid Alum Body Mounts
Lee 670 Steering Gear , 12.7:1
Fays2 Watts Link with Delspheres
Hotchkis 2" 600lb Lowering Coil Springs
Hotchkis 1 1/2" Lowering Leaf Springs
Chassisworks Aluminum Subframe Mounts
Subframe Connectors
Trunk Mounted Battery