While most of the world is on lockdown, it’s the perfect time to tear into a project car.
Mad Scientist Garage is doing exactly that, resurrecting the 1975 “Surfin Bird” Firebird after Deboss Garage gave it a little too much sauce.
Any proper Trans Am tribute needs a burly engine. Lightning struck twice on this $1,000 Firebird build, and just a few days after the 350 started ticking a mystery 455 went up for sale locally.
Even better — it’s a .030″ over-bored block with some trick pistons in it!
Although still a good deal, not all is well with this long block. See what was hiding inside the cheapest 461ci Pontiac in the Midwest…