Forgotten 1968 Pontiac Firebird - Will it RUN AND DRIVE 700 MILES?

16. april. 2021
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I traded my Corvette for a 1968 Firebird sight unseen. Then realized, the only way I'm getting home is in this 1st gen Pontiac. It was stated to have some issues, and hasn't been on the road in a decade. I've got a snow storm bearing down on me, and over 700 miles home. Think I'll make it?
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  • Get yourself a heater box out school bus if find one in yard. Another thing help if ever run into no heater issue again. Can't direct the heat but it keep you from freezing.

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  • The dingleberry

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  • Better run without a plate. Not sure if law changed. Use be had 3 days transport to destination. Nice see a classic back on the road again.

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  • You always make me smile! Thanks sir

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  • Get a coolant tester. Can pressurized system test without putting stuff all back together.

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  • Pretty cool watching a guy drive right past your town on the interstate 🤙

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  • Too funny!

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  • Great content, keep it coming!

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  • Absolutely love it I would call it adventurous in the blue bomber.

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  • It's 75% of the way to an "Independence Firebird". Sparkly white wheels and a few stars, plus another 800 hp and the Independence fleet is well on it's way

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  • Bo and Luke used the window... just sayin.

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  • Benefit to having my little MillyWock-A M12, I can hook jumper wires to my battery pack and limp some tail lights home if need be!

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  • We fixed them freeze plugs with the Hone. Then apply some blue loctite on the new plug. Works like a charm. And the plug still functions as designed. If it ever freezes again...

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  • Say Derek I would like to see more on the Blue Flame if you have time to work on her plz!!!

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  • had a bad moment at 1:05:50 when you climbed back in without replacing the hood lock pins. because 8:35 you open the hood without reaching under.

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  • The Blue-Bird!

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  • A little better than most of your barn finds...somebodies getting a youtube budget. That guys garage looks excellent.

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  • " These leak and cause more fires than ex wives"!!!!! lol :) You guys are so good and funny... I think I'm gonna cancel my Netflix subscription

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  • you can give it to me if you don't know what to do with it! seriously though these kind of solid cars don't come around often you better save on it or you will regret it later on. Congrats on a nice Fire bird!

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  • Blue bird or Snow bird comes to mind or barter bird

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  • Keeper!

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  • fix it up and give it a way

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  • Field of vision, That is a classic

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  • Ricola, omg that was so funny hahahahaha

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  • There is a 68-69 Pontiac 350 and turbo 400 at an auction in Mazeppa Mn. May 8-9.

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  • Doesn't have the 6 cylinder ohc with a 4 barrel by John Delorean

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  • As an official Michigander, I can confirm and sympathize, that our roads are truly that bad lol.

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  • Your brave. I would have been pulled over backing out of the driveway and my car towed, tapered and arrested.

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  • 235/45R17 is a common Honda tire size. A Honda dealer might've had some

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  • Two of the fastest cars I've ever had was my 93 Ssei and the 94 z28 I have now. I love what Derek is doing, I hope more dads have their kids watch this channel. Hot rodding is a dying art. That's truly a shame.

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  • Bieri bird!

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  • Love the car wow. And great fixermeupper road trip

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  • Great videos man. Love all the witty sayings......, maybe not......, who knows. Lol My buddy in high school had one of those cars. When you put it in gear, you had to keep your foot stomped down on the brake, or it would take off. Drove it once. That was enough for me. Gorgeous cars. You should find a guy who wants to spend the time and money to do it back right.

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  • What monster would take out the 4 speed and put in an automatic?!

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  • I'll take the firechicken.. send it my way.... on your dime of course..

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  • Love it! especially the finale!

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  • What two products did you put into your transmission? I didn’t really catch them, especially the second.

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  • That car is beautiful, wonder what a feller paid for it.

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  • you traded your car for a Mini Soda? couldve gotten a two liter for sure

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  • You're in my backyard. I live in Jackson an work in Detroit alot. Got a motor yesterday in a field nice surprise a corn snake in the air intake.

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  • Autocross it.

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  • Call it Phoenix

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  • That front tire separation must have been scary as sht and changing it on the highway at night!!! Great vid, but nothing will beat your field caddy!

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  • I love them old fire birds I have a 1969 Chevy caprice and my dad had a fire bird

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  • when is the next video on this car?

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  • 4 speed

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  • Clean her up n keep. She's got too many good bones. Atleast 20k in parts.

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  • The name of the car should "Death by Carbon Monoxide"

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  • I'm Canadian on the east coast and we have terrible roads in Montreal and harsh winters that means a lot of sand and salt. I have NEVER seen a classic muscle car that has garbage of any kind in or near it. Since it only has a few months a year for road wear they are kept as clean as clean can be. The U.S. Just has so many more cars from every era, period. Anything here, has a 95% chance it came from the states.

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  • I so love your show! Im from Down Under but love American V8s, Im hooked to this show. Great job mate.

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  • Ace venture it. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • 1st gen fire chicken deserves a poncho powerplant, Muncie or borg Warner T-10 4spd too

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  • No such thing as a 'freeze' plug, they are core plugs, they are for removing of the sand after casting the block, they are not designed to pop out when coolant freezes, many inboard boat engines turned to anchors due to the blocks cracking because water was used for coolant, none saved by the core plugs.

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  • Our road construction in Illinois only last like 22yrs no biggie

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  • help me help me

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  • Slydee Bird

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  • Do you have any interest in getting a old Toyota running ??? That's my car !! You ate great !! Donnie Naples fl

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  • Probably should've changed the filter first.

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  • I've watched this video 5 times,I love this car

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  • Rob Zombie mix tape and a bag of blow in the trunk lol

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  • These vids bring back memories of trying to keep old cars going out of necessity in the '70s and '80s, back when I had a string of '60s and '70s American iron. Some of them were on the ragged edge of being used up, which in cars of that era came a lot sooner than just about anything made since the '90s. They required so much more maintenance both routine and unplanned, but the good news was they were much more straight forward and easier to work on than cars today. I made a lot of mistakes, got very creative, made do without heat in the winter and AC (AC??? Ha!) in the summer, learned the difference between "wants" and "needs", a lot about cars, self sufficiency, and life in general.

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  • This by far is the best looking will it run.

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  • Bluebird.

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  • You asked for a nickname, I like bluebird.

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  • If you got a long cold ride home..make sure you bring some cold snacks.???!!!!

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  • Best show not on tv 😎

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  • Go get a pontiac 400 for her 😎

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  • Just the right amount of comedy!!!

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  • Derek is the man!

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  • It is in great shape. It needs to be brought back to originalish. Not concourse but a really nice driver.

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  • Blue Bird

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  • Lets call this firebird the blue storm

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  • Bluebird?? One of my first cars was a 67 Firebird. I planned on driving it forever but it was stolen. Don't think I'll find another one for $300.00. You will need undercoating in the rust belt!

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  • White Zombie

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  • Want! In high school I had a friend who owned a 69 firebird that he rebuilt and a new trans am. He lucked into a 67 firebird for a song from a little old lady. Instead of selling it to me, he raced it and blew up the engine. I never even got to see that car.

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  • i think it should be named The War Bird

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  • No more room behind the 2002 Firebird

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  • @25:00 ... had to double check. Moves distributer .. cuts vid .. goes in car and starts right up with no long crank and no smoke!! Lol.

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  • lol

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  • Bluebird.

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  • Trade the Firebird for a 1977 Cutlass Supreme or Cutlass Salon

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  • Native Floridian here! The flamingo-shrimp thing isn't actually an old wives tale, it's actually how it works. It's not super uncommon (in certain environments) to find flamingo that are completely white, as a result of a food source other than shrimp, as well as algae low in beta-carotene in local water.

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    • Attinborough just said they turn white when they spit a kid out. Nutrition n all

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  • You were looking for ideas on what to do with the snow ❄️ bird I’ve got one sell it to me 🙏😁

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  • fine automobile

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  • A couple grand and some elbow grease that will be a sweet ride 🇺🇸

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  • Michigan roads aren't the best dude...

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  • Really enjoy your videos, instructional as well as funny. 1968 Firebird, Oh Yeah!

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  • How do you find cars like this????

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  • Drive it to Nc and i'll buy it lol.

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  • That's the dream car! i cant wait to get my hands on one of these.

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  • Could you list songs you use? I really liked the music you chose and would like to know who it is.

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    • I like it too. I think most of what he uses on his channel is generic/royalty free stuff that won't cause problems with the youtube police. In other words, I don't know if even Derek could identify it.

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  • Looks like it's set up for Pro Touring. Use for road course racing and cruising with the family.

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  • I like the names Liberty and Phoenix but I probably wouldn't put those names together if I were you. That's a whole other genre on the internet.

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  • Awesome trade AND staying in the Chevy family. For a nickname Blue Boris (as in Carloff).

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  • You should give it to me if you get over 1 million 100 thousand I think I / we bought it for you any way, give it up.

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  • Honest question, why wouldn't you just use a normal freeze plug instead of the rubber thingy? Is that a long term fix?

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  • "I'm gonna give it just a touch of motivation here"

  • Back in the day when I worked for "make up an excuse why it's not done yet" shops we called them "Fire Chickens"

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  • big cam blower drag car?

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