Hauling Mom's Christmas Tree with My Pro Street '67 Firebird: Finnegan's Garage Ep.122 

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Mom needed her Christmas tree brought home and I needed to test drive my barn-find 1967 Pontiac Firebird aka The Rubber Duck after installing a Blower Shop 8-71 Supercharger and dual Quickfuel carburetors. So we did both. And we did burnouts with the Christmas tree on the roof of the car and it was epic! Here's the details on the car:
I found it in a barn behind Paradise Dragstrip in Calhoun, Georgia. The owner's wife was kind enough to sell it to me and with the help of my friends we got it running after it had sat dormant for 16 years. There are two new episodes of Roadkill on the Motor Trend App about rescuing and road-tripping the Firebird.
Since then, I've replaced the broken BBC with another big-block chevy that came out of Newbern's Nova. I had it rebuilt and we just put a used Blowershop supercharger on top to complete the old school Pro Street vibe of this awesome car. Behind the engine is a Gearstar TH400 with a transbrake and a Gear Vendors Over/Undrive unit and a Dana 60 rear axle filled with goodies from Quick Performance. It has 3.73 gears and a limited slip differential.
I haven't dynod the engine yet but i will in an upcoming video. Want a Firebird shirt? go here: www.fsmgarage.com/products/the-rubber-duck-tee

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Dec 4, 2020




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Eric Thompson
Eric Thompson 13 hours ago
the 67and 68 Pontiac Firebirds have a much better looking front end than their Camaro cousins.. 69 not so much. (FUGLY )
Lonnie Ciallela
Lonnie Ciallela 5 days ago
your mom is awesome
John Doe
John Doe 7 days ago
Love the firebird so much more classy then the Camaro
Eddie H
Eddie H 13 days ago
Your mom looks great for 75!
DJM 14 days ago
Life in Washington
Life in Washington 16 days ago
Your Mother looks amazing for 3/4 of a century and has an amazing attitude and son. Cool family, gotta watch those red heads
Klaus VonSturmgeist
That thing sounds so brutal
Brian Hess
Brian Hess 19 days ago
That was awesome.
Kurtis Heathcott
Kurtis Heathcott 19 days ago
What episode is it that blasphemi has a bent rear axle??
Terible Tom Perry
Mom says put on your ear protectors and he does right away......good boy......nice to see guys with respect! Good job Mike
Josh Brekke
Josh Brekke Month ago
Ha haaa! Love it! Along with I love burnouts, I love my mom! ๐Ÿ˜‰
IRONMAN000 Month ago
I just got home from having back surgery, I'm in so much pain right now, but this was the best thing I've ever seen. I was smiling the whole video from ear to ear, because I pictured doing this with my mom, and she'd be giggling the whole way telling me to slow down lol. Thank you and your mum for the escape from my pain for even a little while. Dude I gotta go call my mum and tell her how this vid totally reminded me of what I would do with mum for a laugh...oh and a tree. Much love and respect to you both!
Jim Miller
Jim Miller Month ago
So very cool bro, Reminds me of my beloved Mother she was cool like that.
Nicholas Haynes
Nicholas Haynes Month ago
Loved this...(Late to the Party) and owning a Land Rover (discovery 4, Range Rover Classic or the TR7) i feel you really did choose the least practical vehicle to bundle your mom into...only Game Over could have been worse...top job. Peace.
Michael D
Michael D Month ago
Good parenting is evident here. Mom needs to have a segment in some of your future shows!
DarthRevan 2 months ago
Sold the other firebird to his brother to fund his Chevy. Now buys another one. Whatโ€™s wrong with this picture lol. Gotta love it.
Getis Realis
Getis Realis 2 months ago
2:05 - "We're going to fix it ... by installing a SUPERCHARGER!!"
chad l
chad l 2 months ago
Got that on fast
Hector Romanov
Hector Romanov 2 months ago
Man. I don't know if you ever get tired of hearing this but damn you build fine automobiles. You are a master of the hotrod craft. Do you guys have a place where you post what projects you're looking for? I wouldn't mind contributing at cost just to see what you guys make of it. The hours of entertainment and inspiration that you have supplied to me over the years are well worth it. I just wish I could sit on the sidelines and learn directly from the masters.
Tim Earll
Tim Earll 2 months ago
What? ๐Ÿ™‰
Justin Van Buren
Justin Van Buren 2 months ago
Your mom is awesome!!!
Patrick Brines
Patrick Brines 2 months ago
Hi Finnegan just wondering how rare the original hood scoops are like the one on the crusher camaro??
Justin Lawrence
Justin Lawrence 2 months ago
you should do a firebird vs the crusher camaro
Vivian Pieters
Vivian Pieters 3 months ago
Fix the audio. Can't hear you...
scooter1261 3 months ago
I like your logic sir ๐Ÿคค
Lettuce 3 months ago
Thatโ€™s one way to make a tree smell like gas and tire smoke
Nic Andre
Nic Andre 3 months ago
Meanwhile...blasphemi is broke down and C-10 just lies in ruin..
East or West
East or West 3 months ago
When your mother tells you to put ear phones on, you put ear phones on, even if you don't really need to.
LikeuhBAU5 3 months ago
Mikes way of fixing things... Throw a supercharger on it ๐Ÿ˜‚
chop R
chop R 3 months ago
Another great video pal. Keep them coming ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ
HOBODOG500 3 months ago
Mike Lucas
Mike Lucas 3 months ago
Can you post a link to the company for the bung i can't seem to find one. Thank you
covrace 3 months ago
Can someone tell me what the music at the end is?
The roaring big block Channel
Itโ€™s beautiful I havenโ€™t seen Thant car science the drag race when it came out Iโ€™ve misted that thang
Stevie Bboy
Stevie Bboy 4 months ago
That's awesome!!!
Tommy Cook
Tommy Cook 4 months ago
Hellll yea all about the smiles per miles not about the miles per gallon lol lol FN love it i still have my dad's old school race car would love to finish it off with a blower one day he always loved the 871 and was a big block man old school
Mike Baz
Mike Baz 4 months ago
I hope Mum didn't hurt herself getting in that seat!
Scott 4 months ago
I found myself rocking back and forth with the idle LOL.
Scott Lewis
Scott Lewis 4 months ago
OMG that idle! Would you make a video of it idling for an hour or so? I need something peaceful to listen to as I go to sleep ;-)
lego guns for life
lego guns for life 4 months ago
I'm 13 and my dad and my like to meet you and rodkill i hrd that you guy r in thosn az
Dylan Kerr
Dylan Kerr 4 months ago
Finn your mom's cool as heck! Love you both, hot rods forever bud :)
chickenfishhybrid44 4 months ago
Love it. Hope everyone had a great Christmas!
truckN961 4 months ago
Your mom is awesome
Evil D
Evil D 4 months ago
Nothing makes a big block look small like a 8-71.
William Stamper
William Stamper 4 months ago
How did i miss this vid before Christmas? Finn i think its awesome you had your mom on the show. Id love to see my mom crawl over the roll bar in my car, lol. You didnt show the tree after it was decorated. I almost put up my Biondo full size practice tree this year but my girl said no.
DieselWrencher 4 months ago
You're mom looks phenomenal for 75, amazing with all the worrying you must put her through
Howlingmad Mudduck
Howlingmad Mudduck 4 months ago
My Mom would have insisted on driving, and roasted the tire's to the rim's. Miss ya, old woman.
Scott 4 months ago
Hi Mike, I really like the show, as well as Roadkill & Roadkill Garage. My "impractical but tons of fun" ride is a '23 T-bucket. My favorite episodes are the long road trips with you and Dave. Aside from all the gearhead stuff, the scenes where you interact with your parents are awesome. It's obvious that there is a lot of love there. I've been fortunate to have the same type of relationship with my parents. "Best day at work ever!"
Me 2
Me 2 4 months ago
Necros1s 4 months ago
Thats simply awesome!
AB-80X 4 months ago
Sweet:) What kind of cam specs is in this thing?
Raven Evans
Raven Evans 4 months ago
"Put your ears on".............Mike does as he's told. This boy knows when Momma speaks, it's best not to argue!
Mike Lucas
Mike Lucas 4 months ago
Do you have a web site for the dog Fab bungs i can't seem to find them?
REBELDAWG .308 4 months ago
She gets the COOLEST mom of the year award!!!
Bryan W.
Bryan W. 4 months ago
Mike I love this one so much. I lost my momma in 2006 and will always wish I had more time with her. Thank you very much for posting this.
Neil Amalfitano
Neil Amalfitano 4 months ago
Your mom is a sweetheart hope you and the family have a great Xmas
Niek Beentjes
Niek Beentjes 4 months ago
Flexing your 100% Alu Carbs just after you showed your 100% redunant 20lb Spacer Hahaha only on road kill!
Jesse Keller
Jesse Keller 4 months ago
I want that scoop!!!!!!
Brenda C.
Brenda C. 4 months ago
Could we get it a little quicker next year luv?
Darren Natman
Darren Natman 4 months ago
YOU are a good man Mike.
Jeanet Stevenson
Jeanet Stevenson 4 months ago
nice car but why
Bill Reid
Bill Reid 4 months ago
Love it taking mom out in the hot rod RIP mr. Finnegan
Dean Kowalski
Dean Kowalski 4 months ago
Great memory with your mother, good for you Merry Christmas
Ryan The entrepreneur
no one
no one 4 months ago
Mom made Fin put his ears on too. LOL
vxpenfold 4 months ago
oh man what an episode, seeing you and your mom smiling in and enjoying a car that is partly inspired by the version of the crusher Camaro you drove on the episode that roadkill fans were introduced to you dad had something really poetic in it i think. may have made a grown man cry just a little, but in a good way. i hope you and all your family have a lovely christmas and thanks for making me smile :)
Jim Arena
Jim Arena 4 months ago
Your mum is awesome I have a Merry Christmas๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฒ
Kevin Kehlet
Kevin Kehlet 4 months ago
If Moog was watching this he would have flashbacks of the Crusher Impala
ABB 4323
ABB 4323 4 months ago
Good to see....your mom seems cool!! cherish those moments as i just lost my mom.
The Mechanic.
The Mechanic. 4 months ago
Fantastic, Merry Christmas to all of the Finnegan family, from Scotland.
Jeremiah Barnes
Jeremiah Barnes 4 months ago
Ima pick mine e up in my hot rod now badass man check my channel out yull see my car
Marc Martin
Marc Martin 4 months ago
Mom's the best and two thumbs up on the firebird.
Rich D
Rich D 4 months ago
Finnegan is about family and making people happy. And doing burnouts.
David Burnworth
David Burnworth 4 months ago
Hey Finnegan why don't the older cars use a newer style TVS supercharger
mustermann008 4 months ago
this is legal to drive on the public road?
Daren M
Daren M 4 months ago
Super nice!
kreega K
kreega K 4 months ago
Why would people dislike this video? Probably ISIS
Sid May
Sid May 4 months ago
Lol great video
Tony Hoffer
Tony Hoffer 4 months ago
That's awsome.. remotely filmed does a Christmas 12 days of burnouts every year.
KBtube 4 months ago
hey, 67 firebird, that was my first car in 76. 600.00 bucks. 400ci , th400 auto.
1aMedia_Mock 4 months ago
your moms smile just to see you smile makes it all so epic. she was just tickled that you are happy. the ending is epic folks. you have to stay and watch the ending. only good if watch the whole thing tho LOL>
Kris K All Day
Kris K All Day 4 months ago
that was so festive.
Bubba Kushington
Bubba Kushington 4 months ago
You two are hilarious
JoshW817 4 months ago
Good times! Video was great but was missing one thing, throttle whacks.....
Calpantera 4 months ago
I love how she had to be a mom and make you wear your ear protection. Does her tree still smell like tire smoke?
Dirt Runner
Dirt Runner 4 months ago
Way to go Mom!
Albert Andrews
Albert Andrews 4 months ago
Had a Gen3 Trans AM with the rear hatch. Nothing special but while driving it home one Christmas season I saw a beautiful 9ft tall tree for a good price. Opened the hatch shoved the tree inside all the way up to the dash and out the back. Worked pretty well.
texasbanton 4 months ago
Good for you brother!
Eval Pacer
Eval Pacer 4 months ago
I could not wipe the smile off my stupid dial! Possibly the best Finnegan's Garage EVER. Listen to the Blower surge, music to my ears...
krashdown102 4 months ago
for the scoop get a reverse camera and mount it under the scoop so that you can see
Hunter Parleir
Hunter Parleir 4 months ago
Oh man I love this. My dads first car was a โ€˜67 firebird. Beautiful car. I love Gen 1 Camaros as well but that first year firebird to me is even cooler and better looking.
D.A.L. 5 months ago
I loved the grudge race. Both awesome cars. And with that blower, that is one badass Pontiac! I'm so envious
kevin bowman
kevin bowman 5 months ago
just a question, does anyone know the cause of the raving at idle?
kevin bowman
kevin bowman 4 months ago
@james mitchell thank you!
james mitchell
james mitchell 4 months ago
Blower surge. If you look it up the first result will tell you everything
Aaron bilger
Aaron bilger 5 months ago
there was this mean sounding black ram truck that looks similar to some you've had on roadkill i thought it was you for a minute but i doubt you'd be in Ohio
dillon mastel
dillon mastel 5 months ago
Finnegan: lets fix it with a supercharger Blasphemi: throws rod again
Just Too Darn Old
Just Too Darn Old 5 months ago
Love all your content. Thanks
bloody death
bloody death 5 months ago
this would look so much better with a cut hood just saying
Space Ace
Space Ace 5 months ago
It needs some ZOOMIE PIPES! ๐Ÿ”ฅ
Dave 5 months ago
To those people that voted this down I ask a simple few questions 1. What have you got against Christmas ๐ŸŽ„ 2. Why do you hate a classic car with an awesome build 3. Why do you hate burnouts 4. and finally, why do hate sons who love their mums.
Dave 5 months ago
That car sounds as rowdy as Warbird and Killa B...
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