It's alive!!! I let my daughter drive the '77 Firebird today for the
first time (I drove it first...) and it sounds GREAT. I haven't put the
hood on yet but I did put the air cleaner and scoop on.
My question is this - is there a good way (right way?) to put that
shaker scoop on top of the air cleaner? It took me 10 minutes to get it
back on with the metal hoop around it. Is there a trick to putting it on?
I appreciate all the help you guys have given me the last couple of
months while I've been rebuilding this thing, the fresh engine and
transmission make a BIG difference! I have about 45 minutes on the
engine now. My daughter scowled at me when I pulled back in to the
driveway and spun the tires a little bit!
The scoop isn't hard to put on---you're just not used to it :)
Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director
'80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 26k orig.
'79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig
'84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 141k and still going....
'80 T/A project car...
There may be something to that...it's been off for about 3 months! My
'67 didn't have one. I noticed that the bottom part of the hoop has a
different angle on it and mine has some dents in it, next time I have it
apart I'll straighten out the dents and see if that makes it easier.
Since the top of the hoop is horizontal and the bottom is angled, I
assume you should put the hoop on the scoop and set the whole thing down
on the air cleaner. Which is the opposite of what I did, maybe that's
why it was so tough.
Hard to believe I can build an engine and transmission and fight with a
scoop for 10 minutes. Duh....
Yeah, see my other post, after looking at it I think I was doing it
backwards. Thanks for the info!
PS There's a guy here in Victoria, TX with a '71 455 but his is blue
with white stripes, just opposite of yours.
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