By The Numbers
1981 Pontiac Firebird
Jeff Schwartz, 39 * Crystal Lake, IL
Performance: 1,500 horsepower

Type: GM LS9
Block: prototype iron LS9
Oiling: GM dry sump
Rotating assembly: Wiseco custom pistons,
  Eagle forged LS7 crank and rods
Cylinder heads: ported LS9 aluminum
Camshaft: COMP custom grind
Valvetrain: Yella Terra
Induction: Schwartz modified GMPP
  carburetor style intake with EFI,
  custom intercooler and
  twin 70mm turbo system
Ignition: MSD coil-on-plug
Cooling: Be Cool aluminum radiator
Fuel system: Holley electric pump
Exhaust: custom 3-inch dual exhaust
Transmission/shifter: Bowler 4L85E,
  Twist Machine paddle shifter
Driveshaft: chrome-moly
Rear axle: Winters 9-inch housing,
  Moser internals
Chassis: Schwartz F-body full frame
  with Air Ride suspension
Brakes: Baer 14-inch rotors
  with 6-piston calipers
Doors: Year One Bandit door panels
Column: GM tilt
Comforts: air conditioning,
  power windows,
  and power locks
Mods: shaved door locks,
  filled marker lights,
  reworked fender air extractors,
  flush-mounted Year One Bandit flares,
  and flush-mounted glass
Paint: PPG Schwartz White Lighting
  with Pfaff Designs one-off bird
  applied by Greg at Sticker Dude Designs
Wheels: Forgeline TA3P 19x9- and 19x12-inch
Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport PS2