1995 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7 LT1 from North America
Driver's seat beat up a little bit.
Fuel pump replaced; I hate to cut holes in cars, but after consulting the factory manual, a hole in the rear deck was much easier. Which I then covered up with sheet metal.
Other option is to drop your rear axle out to drop out the fuel tank. Which is a lot of work and heavy lifting.
Clutch was toast when I got the car, replaced with a stage2 clutch, lately it's been meshing roughly. Vibration I have yet to discover. Transmission whine.
Always something with this car, but I put up with it because of the spine in seat feeling I get. It's a 6 speed, factory rear gear set was 3.43 limited slip, replaced with 4.10. First gear is pretty much a joke now, but oh man is it fun :) The close ratio of the transmission is a lot of fun. The T-roofs are pretty cool, used to have a convertible so I enjoy the feeling of the open air.
Sucks when it acts up, which is most of the time, but it is so much fun when it runs like it should. If you get the chance to drive one, take it to a open lot and just do a spin in it, you'll fall in love.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th February, 2009
Hey man, I have a 1994 Formula, I am about to replace the fuel pump and I saw where you cut a hole in the top. I feel the same way. My question is where is the fuel pump located? I just don't want to cut too many holes. I would really appreciate it if you could help me out. Thanks a lot.