Forgotten 1968 Pontiac Firebird - Will it RUN AND DRIVE 700 MILES?

I traded my Corvette for a 1968 Firebird sight unseen. Then realized, the only way I'm getting home is in this 1st gen Pontiac. It was stated to have some issues, and hasn't been on the road in a decade. I've got a snow storm bearing down on me, and over 700 miles home. Think I'll make it?
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  • Get yourself a heater box out school bus if find one in yard. Another thing help if ever run into no heater issue again. Can't direct the heat but it keep you from freezing.

    SOHN32 AdventuresSOHN32 Adventures5 саат мурун
  • The dingleberry

    Right LegRight Leg5 саат мурун
  • Better run without a plate. Not sure if law changed. Use be had 3 days transport to destination. Nice see a classic back on the road again.

    SOHN32 AdventuresSOHN32 Adventures5 саат мурун
  • You always make me smile! Thanks sir

    Right LegRight Leg5 саат мурун
  • Get a coolant tester. Can pressurized system test without putting stuff all back together.

    SOHN32 AdventuresSOHN32 Adventures5 саат мурун
  • Pretty cool watching a guy drive right past your town on the interstate 🤙

    Out HouseOut House6 саат мурун
  • Too funny!

    Tim AlfreyTim Alfrey9 саат мурун
  • Great content, keep it coming!

    Dylan SpaugyDylan Spaugy11 саат мурун
  • Absolutely love it I would call it adventurous in the blue bomber.

    Michael MertaMichael Merta13 саат мурун
  • It's 75% of the way to an "Independence Firebird". Sparkly white wheels and a few stars, plus another 800 hp and the Independence fleet is well on it's way

    CodyDeanCodyDean17 саат мурун
  • Bo and Luke used the window... just sayin.

    CodyDeanCodyDean17 саат мурун
  • Benefit to having my little MillyWock-A M12, I can hook jumper wires to my battery pack and limp some tail lights home if need be!

    CodyDeanCodyDean17 саат мурун
  • We fixed them freeze plugs with the Hone. Then apply some blue loctite on the new plug. Works like a charm. And the plug still functions as designed. If it ever freezes again...

    Up2NoGoodUp2NoGood19 саат мурун
  • Say Derek I would like to see more on the Blue Flame if you have time to work on her plz!!!

    MasotankaTVMasotankaTV20 саат мурун
  • had a bad moment at 1:05:50 when you climbed back in without replacing the hood lock pins. because 8:35 you open the hood without reaching under.

    M KuehnM Kuehn22 саат мурун
  • The Blue-Bird!

    Tom FirestoneTom FirestoneКүн мурун
  • A little better than most of your barn finds...somebodies getting a youtube budget. That guys garage looks excellent.

    Iron ReedIron ReedКүн мурун
  • " These leak and cause more fires than ex wives"!!!!! lol :) You guys are so good and funny... I think I'm gonna cancel my Netflix subscription

    Keon FredericKeon FredericКүн мурун
  • you can give it to me if you don't know what to do with it! seriously though these kind of solid cars don't come around often you better save on it or you will regret it later on. Congrats on a nice Fire bird!

    Nova four twosevenNova four twosevenКүн мурун
  • Blue bird or Snow bird comes to mind or barter bird

    Nova four twosevenNova four twosevenКүн мурун
  • Keeper!

    Michael PorterMichael PorterКүн мурун
  • fix it up and give it a way

    chris applechris appleКүн мурун
  • Field of vision, That is a classic

    MrBrianemmonsMrBrianemmonsКүн мурун

    thehubby65thehubby65Күн мурун
  • Ricola, omg that was so funny hahahahaha

    Thierry KrijgerThierry KrijgerКүн мурун
  • There is a 68-69 Pontiac 350 and turbo 400 at an auction in Mazeppa Mn. May 8-9.

    Jerry hokansonJerry hokansonКүн мурун
  • Doesn't have the 6 cylinder ohc with a 4 barrel by John Delorean

    damnatio memoriaedamnatio memoriaeКүн мурун
  • As an official Michigander, I can confirm and sympathize, that our roads are truly that bad lol.

    Bearded FrogBearded FrogКүн мурун
  • Your brave. I would have been pulled over backing out of the driveway and my car towed, tapered and arrested.

    Allen HanksAllen HanksКүн мурун
  • 235/45R17 is a common Honda tire size. A Honda dealer might've had some

    Kyle CordleKyle CordleКүн мурун
  • Two of the fastest cars I've ever had was my 93 Ssei and the 94 z28 I have now. I love what Derek is doing, I hope more dads have their kids watch this channel. Hot rodding is a dying art. That's truly a shame.

    Parrish InvestigationsParrish InvestigationsКүн мурун
  • Bieri bird!

    Parrish InvestigationsParrish InvestigationsКүн мурун
  • Love the car wow. And great fixermeupper road trip

    keeponpaintingkeeponpaintingКүн мурун
  • Great videos man. Love all the witty sayings......, maybe not......, who knows. Lol My buddy in high school had one of those cars. When you put it in gear, you had to keep your foot stomped down on the brake, or it would take off. Drove it once. That was enough for me. Gorgeous cars. You should find a guy who wants to spend the time and money to do it back right.

    H D DH D D2 күн мурун
  • What monster would take out the 4 speed and put in an automatic?!

    Jarrod GilbertJarrod Gilbert2 күн мурун
  • I'll take the firechicken.. send it my way.... on your dime of course..

    Darren CrawfordDarren Crawford2 күн мурун
  • Love it! especially the finale!

    bradley rogersbradley rogers2 күн мурун
  • What two products did you put into your transmission? I didn’t really catch them, especially the second.

    Dan DuntzDan Duntz2 күн мурун
  • That car is beautiful, wonder what a feller paid for it.

    Link HoskinsLink Hoskins2 күн мурун
  • you traded your car for a Mini Soda? couldve gotten a two liter for sure

    asoomasoom2 күн мурун
  • You're in my backyard. I live in Jackson an work in Detroit alot. Got a motor yesterday in a field nice surprise a corn snake in the air intake.

    James EleyJames Eley2 күн мурун
  • Autocross it.

    smokey3271smokey32712 күн мурун
  • Call it Phoenix

    TCTC2 күн мурун
  • That front tire separation must have been scary as sht and changing it on the highway at night!!! Great vid, but nothing will beat your field caddy!

    Dtronic2Dtronic22 күн мурун
  • I love them old fire birds I have a 1969 Chevy caprice and my dad had a fire bird

    Hunter GawartHunter Gawart2 күн мурун
  • when is the next video on this car?

    Eric WEric W2 күн мурун
  • 4 speed

    Dan DufoeDan Dufoe2 күн мурун
  • Clean her up n keep. She's got too many good bones. Atleast 20k in parts.

    Eric ScottEric Scott2 күн мурун
  • The name of the car should "Death by Carbon Monoxide"

    Miner's TreasuresMiner's Treasures2 күн мурун
  • I'm Canadian on the east coast and we have terrible roads in Montreal and harsh winters that means a lot of sand and salt. I have NEVER seen a classic muscle car that has garbage of any kind in or near it. Since it only has a few months a year for road wear they are kept as clean as clean can be. The U.S. Just has so many more cars from every era, period. Anything here, has a 95% chance it came from the states.

    Dave ClarkDave Clark3 күн мурун
  • I so love your show! Im from Down Under but love American V8s, Im hooked to this show. Great job mate.

    Steve AshSteve Ash3 күн мурун
  • Ace venture it. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • 1st gen fire chicken deserves a poncho powerplant, Muncie or borg Warner T-10 4spd too

    Kevin McClureKevin McClure3 күн мурун
  • No such thing as a 'freeze' plug, they are core plugs, they are for removing of the sand after casting the block, they are not designed to pop out when coolant freezes, many inboard boat engines turned to anchors due to the blocks cracking because water was used for coolant, none saved by the core plugs.

    Maples01Maples013 күн мурун
  • Our road construction in Illinois only last like 22yrs no biggie

    Cammm MitchellCammm Mitchell3 күн мурун
  • help me help me

    Moto SteveMoto Steve3 күн мурун
  • Slydee Bird

    Angel AngelAngel Angel3 күн мурун
  • Do you have any interest in getting a old Toyota running ??? That's my car !! You ate great !! Donnie Naples fl

    Donald GarrisonDonald Garrison3 күн мурун
  • Probably should've changed the filter first.

    Angel AngelAngel Angel3 күн мурун
  • I've watched this video 5 times,I love this car

    Earl BrownEarl Brown3 күн мурун
  • Rob Zombie mix tape and a bag of blow in the trunk lol

    Charles MacGuganCharles MacGugan3 күн мурун
  • These vids bring back memories of trying to keep old cars going out of necessity in the '70s and '80s, back when I had a string of '60s and '70s American iron. Some of them were on the ragged edge of being used up, which in cars of that era came a lot sooner than just about anything made since the '90s. They required so much more maintenance both routine and unplanned, but the good news was they were much more straight forward and easier to work on than cars today. I made a lot of mistakes, got very creative, made do without heat in the winter and AC (AC??? Ha!) in the summer, learned the difference between "wants" and "needs", a lot about cars, self sufficiency, and life in general.

    T25S40T25S403 күн мурун
  • This by far is the best looking will it run.

    Loco MocoLoco Moco3 күн мурун
  • Bluebird.

    Dreamchaser GarageDreamchaser Garage3 күн мурун
  • You asked for a nickname, I like bluebird.

    Jason WilkinsJason Wilkins3 күн мурун
  • If you got a long cold ride home..make sure you bring some cold snacks.???!!!!

    Justin DaughertyJustin Daugherty3 күн мурун
  • Best show not on tv 😎

    joey duarte mangiardijoey duarte mangiardi3 күн мурун
  • Go get a pontiac 400 for her 😎

    joey duarte mangiardijoey duarte mangiardi3 күн мурун
  • Just the right amount of comedy!!!

    Ralph BurnsRalph Burns3 күн мурун
  • Derek is the man!

    Ralph BurnsRalph Burns3 күн мурун
  • It is in great shape. It needs to be brought back to originalish. Not concourse but a really nice driver.

    Aaron BAaron B3 күн мурун
  • Blue Bird

    Anthony WycheAnthony Wyche3 күн мурун
  • Lets call this firebird the blue storm

    Howard LeaverHoward Leaver3 күн мурун
  • Bluebird?? One of my first cars was a 67 Firebird. I planned on driving it forever but it was stolen. Don't think I'll find another one for $300.00. You will need undercoating in the rust belt!

    michael keadymichael keady3 күн мурун
  • White Zombie

    Blake DeanBlake Dean3 күн мурун
  • Want! In high school I had a friend who owned a 69 firebird that he rebuilt and a new trans am. He lucked into a 67 firebird for a song from a little old lady. Instead of selling it to me, he raced it and blew up the engine. I never even got to see that car.

    MsCaryopterisMsCaryopteris3 күн мурун
  • i think it should be named The War Bird

    skyman520skyman5203 күн мурун
  • No more room behind the 2002 Firebird

    metalmechanicmetalmechanic4 күн мурун
  • @25:00 ... had to double check. Moves distributer .. cuts vid .. goes in car and starts right up with no long crank and no smoke!! Lol.

    J-StygaJ-Styga4 күн мурун
  • lol

    Brian KilpatrickBrian Kilpatrick4 күн мурун
  • Bluebird.

    FrankFrank4 күн мурун
  • Trade the Firebird for a 1977 Cutlass Supreme or Cutlass Salon

    Rich MRich M4 күн мурун
  • Native Floridian here! The flamingo-shrimp thing isn't actually an old wives tale, it's actually how it works. It's not super uncommon (in certain environments) to find flamingo that are completely white, as a result of a food source other than shrimp, as well as algae low in beta-carotene in local water.

    Christopher PerryChristopher Perry4 күн мурун
    • Attinborough just said they turn white when they spit a kid out. Nutrition n all

      Eric ScottEric Scott2 күн мурун
  • You were looking for ideas on what to do with the snow ❄️ bird I’ve got one sell it to me 🙏😁

    Tony SmithTony Smith4 күн мурун
  • fine automobile

    Hot Rod DaveHot Rod Dave4 күн мурун
  • A couple grand and some elbow grease that will be a sweet ride 🇺🇸

    Tony SmithTony Smith4 күн мурун
  • Michigan roads aren't the best dude...

    Neal ShieldsNeal Shields4 күн мурун
  • Really enjoy your videos, instructional as well as funny. 1968 Firebird, Oh Yeah!

    Kevin FloydKevin Floyd4 күн мурун
  • How do you find cars like this????

    IZZY EatzIZZY Eatz4 күн мурун
  • Drive it to Nc and i'll buy it lol.

    Josh RobertsonJosh Robertson4 күн мурун
  • That's the dream car! i cant wait to get my hands on one of these.

    NamelessHivemind GamingNamelessHivemind Gaming4 күн мурун
  • Could you list songs you use? I really liked the music you chose and would like to know who it is.

    eustace2c2eustace2c24 күн мурун
    • I like it too. I think most of what he uses on his channel is generic/royalty free stuff that won't cause problems with the youtube police. In other words, I don't know if even Derek could identify it.

      Zakk GardnerZakk Gardner2 күн мурун
  • Looks like it's set up for Pro Touring. Use for road course racing and cruising with the family.

    FGIALC GorgeFGIALC Gorge4 күн мурун
  • I like the names Liberty and Phoenix but I probably wouldn't put those names together if I were you. That's a whole other genre on the internet.

    FGIALC GorgeFGIALC Gorge4 күн мурун
  • Awesome trade AND staying in the Chevy family. For a nickname Blue Boris (as in Carloff).

    carlos montoyacarlos montoya4 күн мурун
  • You should give it to me if you get over 1 million 100 thousand I think I / we bought it for you any way, give it up.

    twinv63twinv634 күн мурун
  • Honest question, why wouldn't you just use a normal freeze plug instead of the rubber thingy? Is that a long term fix?

    ScaleModelKustomsScaleModelKustoms4 күн мурун
  • "I'm gonna give it just a touch of motivation here"

  • Back in the day when I worked for "make up an excuse why it's not done yet" shops we called them "Fire Chickens"

    ComGetMeComGetMe4 күн мурун
  • big cam blower drag car?

    2Fast4U2Fast4U4 күн мурун