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’67 Firebird of Claude Hrycaiko

Here are some photos that show a pictorial history of what I have done with the car since I bought it in the spring of 2012 at the Midnight on the Oasis Car Show in Yuma, Arizona (www.midnightattheoasis.net).  I had “The Golden Bird” registered for its show at the 2013 event . There are more photos at this website location: www.jimsrodshop.net/91.html .

The pictures I have attached are of my wife Betty and myself outside Jim’s Rod Shop in Yuma. Jim by the way has been building hot rods all his life in Yuma and started his career working on dragsters while in California at the tender age of 17.

There is quite a story in what we have had done to my Firebird as the car was in solid condition when I bought it with the exception of the engine.

It has the original (rebuilt now) factory air-conditioning unit and original interior with the exception of the upgraded sound system.

We decided to pull out the original 326 and replace it with a 400 cu.in from a 1968 Catalina. The engine was bored .30 over and a stroker kit added with Hooker Headers, new exhaust and Magnaflow mufflers. We changed the rear end to a 9″ and basically made my ‘67 Coupe into a muscle car.

'67 Firebird of Jim Muldoon

The January 2010 Eagle club member magazine’s featured car is the ‘67 Firebird of Jim Muldoon. Here is his story:

Here are some photos of my car. It is a 1967 Firebird convertible with 326 engine. It has a three speed on the tree manual transmission, manual top, no air conditioning and an AM only radio.

I bought the car in February of 1969 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It had 20,342 miles and it now has 92,481 miles on it. It is all original except for new paint and top in 1977 and the spoke wire wheels. I have the original wheels and hub caps.

It is a fun car and now I am in Florida so the top is down all summer.

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'67 Firebird of Jim Muldoon
'67 Firebird of Jim Muldoon