1970 Pontiac Firebird

Owner: Tom Conkright | Build: All Speed Customs | Photos: McGaffin

“When I set out to build my dream car the vision was to tastefully integrate modern styling and technology into the classic 1970 Pontiac Formula Firebird body.  Built as a high-performance daily driver, this Firebird needed to include many luxuries and appointments found in late model sports cars such as a tuned suspension, fuel injected adjustable twin-turbos, climate control, power windows with a state-of-the art stereo and multimedia electronics.”

The body modifications provide a contemporary yet bold look and will increase performance by managing and directing airflow. Plus there is an enormous amount of black. Although this Machine of muscle might appear to be a garage happy show car, it has lots of wear and tear with both street and track miles.

Nearly 2 decades ago, owner Tom Cronkright’s first car as a juvenile was a 1970 Pontiac Firebird, but his spirited youth combined with a heavy right foot shortened that relationship. This latest 1970 Firebird stretches its 1200hp wings with the help of Brian Moat/All Speed Customs, based in Muskegon Heights, Michigan – where the muscle car has the proper pedigree for a build of this nature.

ENGINE: 475 Cu. In. Custom Twin Turbo Pontiac
Block – IAII cast iron 4.250″ bore.
Mains – billet 3.00″ splayed mains,
Crank – 4.00″ stroke crank – Scat 4340 forged steel

TURBO SYSTEM – Custom All Speed Performance Twin
2 ea. Bullseye Power 62 mm extended tip turbos with polished race covers
2 ea. Tial 44 MM v-band wastegates
2 ea. Tial 50 MM blowoff valves
Custom air to air intercooler with aluminum charge tubing
Custom air hat with retro-Pontiac six pack design

Custom design full leather interior with dual stitching
Front leather Corbeau bucket seats
Five point safety harness
Rear bench with molded buckets
Custom center console
Original-reconditioned Trans Am gauges
New aluminum Trans Am dash plate
Power windows with billet switches
Custom billet door handles
Custom Budnik split-grip sport wheel anodized black
Vintage Air Sure Fit climate control system
Ididit tilt steering column/keyless ignition

DSE tubular upper and lower control arms with 2 ½” drop
DSE 600 performance steering gear
DSE tubular tie rod adjusters
QA1 adjustable coilovers
DSE rear Quadra Link suspension with adjustable coilovers and 3” drop
Wilwood 6 piston calipers with 14” drilled and slotted front rotors
Wilwood 4 piston calipers with 14”drilled and slotted rear rotors

Aluminum performance 3-piece wheels 20×12.5 rear and 19×10 front
High performance front and rear tires

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