Pontiac Firebird 1967-2002 - My attempt at a Shaker (project still in progress)




white2001formula
07-04-2010, 10:54 PM
Well, here is what I got accomplished this weekend. Still need to do some work on everything. My goals were to cut and mount this weekend.

Still need to clean up the edges. Eventually I want to make this functional. I really like the look of it, and I'm painting the scoop black. (flat black now)

Like/Dislike? Be honest please!

-Chris


Torchie94
07-05-2010, 12:29 AM
i like it.. its different...

flippincamaro
07-05-2010, 12:37 AM
I like it! Its different an looks like quality work.


jay7199
07-05-2010, 12:44 AM
Great idea, but i feel like it might stick up to high.. Need to see some more shots from the side. Either way coming together good.

itsMikey
07-05-2010, 12:48 AM
looks great :)

jetfastformula
07-05-2010, 12:52 AM
I like it. Looks good man. You could get some T/A 5.7 decals made to put on the side of it that would look good too.

DontTreadOnMe
07-05-2010, 07:49 AM
thats cool i like it

collier341
07-05-2010, 07:55 AM
Looks pretty sick man. Can we get some more pics?

firemech21
07-05-2010, 08:36 AM
I love it, i have a raptor hood on my 99. But would love to go to a shaker setup, any thoughts on produce some for people?

white2001formula
07-05-2010, 10:13 AM
I think 6LE was working on something. I wouldn't be able to do it. I will help anyone who would like to try this though. I still have the pattern.

I love it, i have a raptor hood on my 99. But would love to go to a shaker setup, any thoughts on produce some for people?

white2001formula
07-05-2010, 10:14 AM
Thanks for all the kind words everyone. I'll have more pictures soon. It is kind of a little high, but I think it will look cool when it is a contrasting color.

nazztman4739
07-05-2010, 11:50 AM
this guy should go in business it does look nice and good quality

1CAMWNDR
07-07-2010, 12:08 PM
Outstanding. I like the height. It will provide enough clearance for me to upgrade from a Victor Jr 4BBL to a Super Victor 4BBL :D. The only difference with mine is it will need to go all the way to the rear of the hood since that is where the carb hat is.

I like it. Where did you get the pattern or how did you measure it??

blackmagicturbo
07-07-2010, 12:15 PM
pretty cool!!

sscamaroburn02
07-07-2010, 12:49 PM
I was a little optimistic when i started reading this but after looking at the pictures I actually like it. Its different and you don't see if every day. I say A++

white2001formula
07-08-2010, 03:03 PM
I got a pattern from someone with an actual 70-76 hood scoop. I just marked the center, then slapped the poster board cut out down. I did have to freehand a bit on the front curve. I know we have a different physical curve on our hoods, but I thought that factor could be negated by height of the scoop on the front and back.

Outstanding. I like the height. It will provide enough clearance for me to upgrade from a Victor Jr 4BBL to a Super Victor 4BBL :D. The only difference with mine is it will need to go all the way to the rear of the hood since that is where the carb hat is.

I like it. Where did you get the pattern or how did you measure it??

white2001formula
07-08-2010, 03:06 PM
Raleigh T/A did it first. I got the idea to try it myself to. As far as I know, we are the only two who have done it. We are basing our ideas and goals off of the 2003 Heritage T/A.

I have been back/forth over it. Even though it's not finished, I sometimes look at it and say "This doesn't belong on a Formula..T/A maybe." I sprayed it flat black to see a contrast, and have now decided to eventually paint it Arctic white, the same color as the car. Of course when it shakes, I think it's really cool!

I was a little optimistic when i started reading this but after looking at the pictures I actually like it. Its different and you don't see if every day. I say A++

white2001formula
07-08-2010, 03:30 PM
Here are a few more pics. You can see how high it comes up. Again, I don't like the flat black. Going to be the same color as the car when I get done.

x3d187
07-08-2010, 03:39 PM
You did a great job with it, just something I dont fancy/like - to each their own though, like I said, good job man.

white2001formula
07-08-2010, 04:06 PM
Completely cool, I like honesty. I've had some people say they don't like it, and I'm fine with that. Eventually, I want it functional. I didn't want something easy and ricey by just bolting a scoop to the hood.

You did a great job with it, just something I dont fancy/like - to each their own though, like I said, good job man.

y2k_ta
07-08-2010, 06:55 PM
Good progress so far!

I believe the now defunct Big 3 Performance was the shop that did the CETA with a shaker as well. I saw the car at the 2009 T/A Nationals.

1CAMWNDR
07-08-2010, 08:34 PM
That's just badass. I think it would look killer with a wide flat black stipe up the middle like the early Blue and White 70's Trans Ams.

What year is that scoop? 1970-1975? I think that was the smooth rounded one. I think 1976-1981 were the more angular one with the raised spine in the middle.

white2001formula
07-09-2010, 09:16 AM
I have considered mocking up a stripe with cheap vinyl to see how it looks. I originally wanted the light blue stripe, but not sure about it yet.

I "think" it's 70-76, and 77-?? Either way, yes it is an early 70's scoop.

That's just badass. I think it would look killer with a wide flat black stipe up the middle like the early Blue and White 70's Trans Ams.

What year is that scoop? 1970-1975? I think that was the smooth rounded one. I think 1976-1981 were the more angular one with the raised spine in the middle.

1CAMWNDR
07-09-2010, 02:50 PM
Do the stripe in vinyl, I bet it looks killer. Thanks for confirming the scoop dates, I have an early one I am trying to get on fleabay.

1999Transamman
07-09-2010, 04:06 PM
I like it and I dont like it. I think the lines will work if you do some rocker panels on the bottom. Just an idea. The work looks clean though, you've done well so far. Check out the Year One snowflake wheels, those could really help pull the throw back to the past for your car. Then definitly do some blue stripes, that would look sick. Good job though, I cant wait to see how it finishes out.

jay7199
07-10-2010, 04:17 AM
I like it looks great after I looked at the other pics, I think it would be really cool on a lt1, how do you plan to make it functional

white2001formula
07-12-2010, 11:34 AM
I'm still contemplating that. I actually will probably do one of two things.

1. Utilize a LT1 SS type of tube
2. Build a different box a little bit shorter, with a tapered end and do a 180 degree Silicone adapter from the end of the box to the MAF, all in the factory location.

I like it looks great after I looked at the other pics, I think it would be really cool on a lt1, how do you plan to make it functional

Rhin
07-12-2010, 03:05 PM
How do you intend to prevent water from entering the intake?

jay7199
07-13-2010, 12:28 AM
I'm still contemplating that. I actually will probably do one of two things.

1. Utilize a LT1 SS type of tube
2. Build a different box a little bit shorter, with a tapered end and do a 180 degree Silicone adapter from the end of the box to the MAF, all in the factory location.

sounds like a great idea

meine96ws6
07-13-2010, 01:40 AM
2 thumbs up..it nice to see something different..

02sleeperz28
07-13-2010, 02:33 AM
Different.

white2001formula
07-13-2010, 10:25 AM
I have the solenoid that came with the scoop. It can be wired to open when the car is on, and closed when the car is off. I wouldn't think that any more water would go in this way compared to the factory location.

I also have the gasket that goes around the scoop. I can use that with the drain tube to take the water elsewhere. This way the amount of water from the scoop hole is reduced.

How do you intend to prevent water from entering the intake?

Jassick
07-13-2010, 11:02 AM
Looks pretty damn good so far. Could you get a picture from the inside. Curious to see what it'd be like driving that thing around.

Z28 Autobot
07-13-2010, 11:41 AM
that looks really cool.

I think the size of the scoop is not the problem..its that its not offset by the T/A wing in the back. Your formula wing makes that shaker look huge. I bet if you threw a T/A wing on it it would look killer.

Nice job. would love to see more pictures. WHo knows. you might of started soemthing.

ANd yes a blue or black stripe will do wonders.

white2001formula
07-13-2010, 11:42 AM
It's even and level, although it doesn't look like it. The "wavy" part in the back of the whole is distorted is from the glass, and it's taken from the drivers seat rather than in the center. Plus it was taken with my iPhone rather than my dSLR like the other pictures.

Looks pretty damn good so far. Could you get a picture from the inside. Curious to see what it'd be like driving that thing around.

Raleigh TA
07-17-2010, 12:23 PM
Don't get in a wreck staring at that shaker! It can be mesmerizing.

01ssreda4
11-16-2010, 10:59 PM
We need a video of the scoop in action :nod:

ANTICOP RAM AIR
11-18-2010, 09:02 AM
That setup is sick as hell.. I would trade my OEM hood and stainless lid for that in a heartbeat.... i was thinking about doing something like this to mine... a butterfly setup that opens progressively with the throttle increase...kind of like the blower scoops... let me know if you want to trade.. lol:chug:

1CAMWNDR
11-18-2010, 09:02 PM
Dropped my car off for paint today. After the paint cures for a month or two I am gonna try to get a shaker installed and a dark gray stripe up the center like the '70-'72 TA.

rabbit320
11-19-2010, 12:33 AM
looks great! for others yes this has been discussed in 6LE's thread i think in the paint and bodywork section or appearance section, in a lot more depth. i like the earlier scoop better than the creased '79 one, flows better with the curved hoods. are you doing a filter in the box area like 6LE's kit? and whats this of a butterfly valve opening? +1 on painting it white, though with a black sail panel and black mirrors it may look sinister, and use a white decal on the side...

6LITEREATER
11-19-2010, 04:34 AM
Wow, nice job! You've had this for half a year and I never saw it... We do make a functional shaker box now...

http://6litereaterdesigns.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=22_39&products_id=214

...but it looks like you've just about got it covered yourself, good job ;)!

Raleigh TA
11-26-2010, 10:55 PM
+1 on 6LE's airbox. Now we need to come up with a functional opening door that works with the throttle. Mark....

Davey G
12-23-2010, 06:41 PM
looks great to me

ls1_bandit
12-30-2010, 03:16 PM
i like it. wouldnt do it with a ram air though. looks good!

1998silverbird
12-30-2010, 05:15 PM
Looks good but doesnt really do it for me. I guess since I have owned a 79 with a shaker I am just biased to the 2nd gens look.. The 4th gen look for me is Ram air.. Thats just my opinion.

1CAMWNDR
02-28-2011, 10:07 PM
Finally have an early (1970-1976) shaker on its way to me. Now I just need to figure out how to get a template to layout the cut on the hood.

323steel36
03-06-2011, 02:13 PM
Check this out

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=18108&pictureid=65419

Raleigh TA
03-07-2011, 06:15 PM
Finally have an early (1970-1976) shaker on its way to me. Now I just need to figure out how to get a template to layout the cut on the hood.

Check with 6Litereater, I sent him a template and he can provide you a professionally designed airbox and means to mount your scoop.

1CAMWNDR
03-08-2011, 08:04 AM
Check with 6Litereater, I sent him a template and he can provide you a professionally designed airbox and means to mount your scoop.

Thanks, I don't need the air box since my car breathes from the front license plate opening. I need to trace out the hole on the hood. I wonder if I can find a decent '70-'76 shaker hood at a salvage yard and trace the opening onto some cardboard.........