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Global Horsepower: The Norway Firebird

norway firebirdKnown for their high performance and stylish good looks, American cars are popular all over the world. Many cars have made their way across the seas and into the hands of proud new owners, like Roger Berkvik in Norway.
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When it came time to step up the horsepower in his beautiful black ’79 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, Bervik went back to the car’s homeland to have it done right.

David Butler and the crew of Butler Performance are known far and wide for their ability to pull big power from Pontiacs, and they set Roger up with one of their 535c.i. /70 HP pump gas engine packages. It runs a custom-grind hydraulic roller camshaft from COMP Cams, FAST XFI, and a TCI 6X Six-Speed automatic transmission. The power gets put to the ground with Hotchkis suspension and bigger 17-inch Snowflake wheels from Year One. Installation was clean, and they even retained the iconic shaker hood scoop.