1989 Firebird Formula LS1/TVS 2300 Swap

Featured in October 2015 Issue of Smoke Signals!

We were thrilled when this previous customer reached out to us about installing an LS1 setup into his Firebird Formula – a unique project indeed! We had previously worked on this car a few years back when it still had the stock motor – we had rewired in an LS1 PCM and dyno tuned it.

A veteran of many Hot Rod Power Tours, this car is ready for 2014 with some serious extra power and modifications.

We started with a stock LS1 bottom end, and added a PCM of NC custom grind cam. We sent the heads off to Phil at Advanced Induction for a proper port & polish. Long tube headers, a custom cold air intake, and a custom exhaust by Farrell Creations and Restorations were also put in place. A T56 transmission built by RPM Transmissions in Indiana is putting the power to the ground, with a Monster clutch and a Quick Time Bellhousing as well.

To sweeten the deal, a TVS 2300 capped off the build, at about 13-14lbs of boost. After dyno tuning, the car put down an impressive 657rwhp & 627 ft/lbs. This car is the whole package – great looks, great sound, and some serious performance to back it up! The great driveability at that power level is a huge plus as well.



















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