should I buy it?

I heard from a guy I now work with that he knows someone with a 80 Firebird for 500 dollars.....
it was a V6, but when that engine went, a 400 was put in its place...
and its got high mileage, at least on the body....
is it worth it?
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Firebird
Is it worth it to you????
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when I can afford it....since its only $500 and its a 6.6
J
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A Z code 6.6? In 1980? Both the Olds and the Pontiac engines were gone by 1980, 79s only got the leftover 78 ponchos.
Not joining the slamfest about to start but I think you mean a 4.9. But I could be wrong.
Dave(Looking at a 575 IAII for next year)
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Went back and read the whole thread, 400 was a drop in.
See, I told you I could be wrong. ;^)
Dave
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Both the 6.6 vin K Olds 403 and the 400 vin Z Pontiac were last used in 1979. The 1979 400 engines were 1977 and 1978 casted leftovers. In '79, the 400 vin Z was only used in the Pontiac F body car.
The 301 vin W engine starts in 1978 in many Pontiacs, 1979 in the Firebird and ends in 1981 in all Pontiacs. The 301 vin Y 2 bbl engine was used from 1977 to 1979 in various Pontiacs.
The 4.9 vin T turbo was only used in various Firebird models from 1980 to 1981. The vin S 265 4.3 V8 was used in various Pontiacs in 1980 and 1981.
That's basic Pontiac V8 engine wrapup from the late 70's and early 80's.
The last Pontiac V8 was made in 1981. To me, it's the last time Pontiac made a car with original Pontiac identity :).
Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 27k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 143k and still going....
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I'm thinking of getting a run of t shirts for working on the car and when I'm at the track Would it be too obnoxious if they had a small 2nd gen profile on the front (where the pocket would be) and a larger image on the back with "Pontiac Used To Build Excitement" under the car? ;^)
Dave
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HAHAHAH.. that would be amusing....
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I would have meant a 4.9 if I had not been told that it was a V6 car that someone replace the old 6 cylinder with a 400
never said it was the original engine :)
J
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Which would be when 2010? 2050? BTW as soon as the rain stops you will be getting your damage bill. Plus you still haven't paided for your pull out yet. Charles
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Guess when it rains, ... it pours. : )
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Perdy much has been in SW Ohio. Only a couple of dry days this year. Still too soft to go walking back where some idiot tore the lawn up. What sort of stupid fuck tries to make a U-turn in a snow covered back lawn? Let alone when there is 15 inches of snow?
Not to mention what sort of dumb Fuck can't even drive it on the packed snow street once it is free?
Hell the guy who did drive it out for him gets stuck just walking in the snow. Charles
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Can only imagine who the dumbass is... lol
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Considering you can't work on what you already own. Let alone drive what you already own, Leave it for people who can
Charles
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Who knows? Sounds like the car is a basket case. The engine could be in need of a rebuild or was rebuilt by somebody that didn't know what the hell they were doing.
Being a 80 Firebird its never going to be worth anything unless it was in mint, low mileage condition.
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Original poster:
Sounds like a $500 parts car and nothing more. Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 27k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 143k and still going....
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