Rick & Michelle Bohler's 67 Firebird

On June 2nd 2006 I purchased this car from e-bay for 10K. I could drive it and it looked good, The car had almost 70% new metal, but most of it was installed incorrectly. It had mostly stock parts and a 455 Oldsmobile motor. 

I wanted a truly custom bird, I started updating performance parts like the suspension breaks and such but the gaps in the body lines were driving me nuts so I took the Bird to some trusted body workers and got the news the car was butchered. I found out that the car was once a HOMEMADE convertible and needed to be cut apart and re-welded correctly back together. We had agreed upon a price that turned out to be 1/3 of what I would eventually pay to the shop. 

As a professional I designer drew up a design and stuck with it. The Bird spent a little over one year in that shop 2 months by me installing the interior, then three months getting a new Pontiac motor by my good friend Gary Harrison (Harrison Racing Enterprises Jax FL .) See the parts list below.

Shortly after completing the car it was featured in High Performance Pontiac Magazine, It was on the cover and had a six page spread including the centerfold. Check it out: http://www.highperformancepontiac.com/features/hppp_1009_1967_pontiac_firebird/viewall.html 
 Now I just enjoy driving the car on the weekends to car shows and Dixie Chapter Pontiac events.


1967 400 Pontiac Block 
Ross custom pistons +.060 400 4.180 bore 
Total Seal Piston Rings 
BOP Neoprene rear main seal 
Comp Cams Hydraulic Roller Camshaft 
Duration @ .050 236 intake 224 exhaust 
Lift .520 intake .540 exhaust 
Comp Cams hydraulic roller lifters 
Edelbrock 877 cc cylinder heads 
Custom chrome moly pushrods 
PRW 1.5 ratio roller rockers 
Eagle H-Beam 6.700 ESP connecting rods 
Milling double roller timing chain 
Melling 60 psi oil pump 
AED performance 850 HO Carburetor 
Kauffman North Wind intake and water crossover 
Doug's D568 ceramic coated headers 
Accel HEI distributor 
BOP composite distributor gear 
MSD distributor cap 
Taylor plug wires 
MSD ignition 
Power Master hi-torque starter 
March Performance serpentine system 
Engine built by: Harrison Racing Enterprises (Gary Harrison) Jax FL 
Race built Turbo 400 Transmission 
Gear Venders overdrive unit 
Ridetech complete Air Ride suspension set up 
Mark Williams 12 bolt rear end 373 gears 
Wilwood Disk brakes, 6 piston calipers with slotted rotors 
Flaming River Rack and pinion / Searing column 
Ron Davis Aluminum Radiator 
SPW power windows 
Vintage Air A/C 
Spin Tech Exhaust 
Rick's stainless steel fuel tank 
Complete Alpine sound system 
Paint by Old Iron Customs Jax. FL 
1969 TA (replica) fiberglass hood 
American Racing rogue black wheels 18" X 8.5 rear 17 X 8.5" front 
Goodyear Eagle F-1 Tires