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Old 02-14-2003, 04:47 PM
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Cool I'm Bored...How About A 1967 Pontiac GTO Project ???

I tell you guys...I don't know what it is!I've sat around,drawn up plans for what I would do if I had Chevelle's,Camaro's,Mustang's,Charger's,etc. and one look at one of the latest Road & Track Magazines and it topped ALL of it off.I now know what I want my next project to be.

I was flipping through the pages of the Magazine and I came across this advertisement page that,of course,was stunning!This 1967 Pontiac GTO painted in the Richest,Deepest Purples that I've ever seen and a set of Mean 3" Sidepipes running down the side gave me a beautiful view of her right side.I know that's what I want my next project to be.

I've given this alot of thought and I've drawn Several of sketches of what I want the completed project to look like.At the moment,they are selling on eBay as 'project cars' from $1500 to $3000.I still don't know where I'll get one though.

The first question that I always as myself is if the car that I want to do my next project on has a full frame or a subframe.Can anyone answer this question for me?

I'm still thinking of the plans for the engine and drivetrain.I know that if this car is a full frame,which is what I've planned on it to be,I want to either use a Chevy 454 or either an Oldsmobile or Pontiac 455 connecting to a GM Turbo 400 Transmission.I also think of pulling a little trick that alot of boys did on their 'souped-up' Chevelles..How about a Posi Ford 9" Differential!?!Oh well,I had to say it..Forgive Me .

lol.Anyway..here are my plans for the Engine and Trans:

Engine:
.030 Punch
Flattop Pistons
Stock Cast Iron Crank (Might Go For A Scat Crank)
Stock Pushrods
Street/Strip Cam
High Volume Water And Oil Pump
6 Quart Deep Sump Oil Pan (If It Will Fit)
Don't Know On The Heads Yet

Transmission:
Robestoes Clutches
B&M Shift Kit

Differential:
Posi Ford 9" Or Posi Chevy 12 Bolt
What's The Best Gear For the Street/Strip?

I don't know what anyone thinks about this,but I think that it sounds pretty good.For the body color,I want that Purple Paint like what's on the one in the Magazine or a Rich,Deep Black paint.

How does this sound to you guys?

For those of you that are wanting to know,I finished that Ford Ranger.It's just amazing about how it turned out!Plenty of Power and Torque!It still even handles Amazingly!Not to mention off road.I've still got to get the Pictures loaded onto my computer.I took pics every step of the way.

Well I'm out for now.Everyone,give me your opinion on my Project.All Praises,Comments,and Critisms Welcome!

Just let me know!

Thanks A Million!
Izzy

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Old 02-15-2003, 12:54 AM
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Izzy, That's a mighty fine goat, I love um, I had a '65 goat vert a few years back and I had a blast with it. It had a 289 with a single four barrell Holly hooked up to an auto tranny ??? and I don't know what the diff ratio was. I only know it was faaaast.

The '67 has a full frame, so you can do whatever you want to do with it. A GREAT PROJECT GOOO FOR IT!

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Yep she's full framed. I would spend a little more for a rust free one though. The replacement parts can be a little on the high side. And I would look for on with at least a 400 motor in it. All Pontiacs were big blocks and had plenty of power in stock form. And the internals on Pontiac motors are interchangable. A real nice set up would be a 400 ram air 4 or a 455 SD or HO. A 400 with 455 heads will lower the compression ratio enough to blot on a supercharger or a 455 with 400 heads will boost your compression. So for these reasons I would stay with the Pontiac motor.
Oh Ya the last GTO I had came with a 12 bolt from the factory w/posi.
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I agree, go for it. My wife picked up a 69GTO clone and we are putting the finishing toutches on it now.


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I'm still looking around for a good one.This is one of those projects that I want to spread out and do it over time.Know what I mean?If I can't find a GTO,I'm going to get like a 1995 Ford Ranger Splash and do a 302 Conversion.Which it wouldn't be as fun as the GTO,but a blast to drive.But I still don't know.It's just that I don't really want a Mustang because of them being subbed,and other obvious reasons for a Chevelle,Camaro,Chevy II,Dodge Charger,etc.Don't get me wrong though,they're all good cars.But anyway,I want one of those 2 vehicles.If anyone has a good rust free '65 or '67 GTO for a good price,let me know.Even if you have a Ford Ranger Splash as long as it has the 8.8" rear diff in it.Doesn't matter on the motor or mileage.It'll all come out anyway .

Thanx Everyone!
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hmmm just a 67? nothing wrong with a 66.
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Bored 1967 GTO Project

Well what ever you do go with the pontiac motor and factory 6 pack intake. Paint ? hit it with Midnight blue first then 4 coats of black , perform color sand then buff it to a forever black finish like you can reach in the paint forever. Stick with 12 inch rearend. yes Turbo 400 is the only way.
Please remember the bumper sticker says you support all police depts , if your stopped ask when the next fund raiser is it helps to get you warnings only.
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Well what ever you do go with the pontiac motor and factory 6 pack intake. Paint ? hit it with Midnight blue first then 4 coats of black , perform color sand then buff it to a forever black finish like you can reach in the paint forever. Stick with 12 inch rearend. yes Turbo 400 is the only way.
Please remember the bumper sticker says you support all police depts , if your stopped ask when the next fund raiser is it helps to get you warnings only.
"6 pack", ummmm, you find 6 packs at the 7-11 store and in Mopars, in a Pontiac it's "Tri-power". Just messing with you Colours.

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6 years old? Now, I want to know how izzymiddleton's project turned out!
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