Well after a nine year brake from the F-body I'm finally ready for another. My first car was a 95 Z28 vert that sadly died in 07. I'm a gm buy who just due to price has raced fords mostly. That changes today. While on craigslist poking around I found a complete not running v6 firebird vert that don't run that I'm picking up tomorrow for 400 bucks. Now I know ls engines are way more popular but I want something different.I already have a TH400 in my 59 Apache that I want to swap with a 4 speed so its perfect, firebird will give up her 4 speed and get the 3. My buddy is willing to sell me that gen V long block for super cheap. I read an article in hot rod where they got a gen v went .030 over, 9.5:1 probe pistons, mild cam and pro comp intake. The motor put out 450hp/550lb-ft with factory peanut heads. Thats good in my book plus you can throw some spray at it if you want a bit more.