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Thoughts on G machines..

what are your guys thought on the old muscle modern G machines. do u guys think a muscle car say a 70 chevelle with big 12 inc and 10 in rotors front and back, with 18 - 20 inch rims, lowered 4 inches would look nice. here are my plans for my car, colbalt candy blue with two white stripes on paint job wet sanded ,waxed & buffed. tinted windows , custom interior with custom sound sys, big block with 700r4 . huge slotted rottors front and back. nice 18 x 8 inch rims. what are your thoughts. and what would you do with the car.???

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Old 05-02-2006, 08:21 PM
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I love 'em, wish I could afford one. I've always liked musclecars and going around corners. Back in the 70's I had adjustable shocks and radials on all 4 corners of my '67 GTO when everybody else was jacking them up and putting bias ply 50 series tires under the back. One day I was up around Guttenberg, Iowa on a twisty back highway when an Audi comes blasting up behind me, I was cranking it through the esses with the Audi staying with me a few car lengths back. After several miles I pulled over to get gas. He stopped on the road in front of the gas station, honked and gave me a big smile and a thumbs up and away he went.
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I like the Idea of a car being able to take corners, then go tear-up the dragstrip, but its alot of money, and time, to do that. You've got an A-body, so its not like your G-Machineing a Nash Metropolitan or a Crosley or something really obscure. But Its up to you...I just don't like cars looking all the same. Faux-touring is another "version" of the G-machine. Lowered, big wheels, but a smooth looking car thats not too much of a performer. Pro-Touring can be a little overboard, but Hot-Rod has had a few articles on some cars done "right". One was a stripped 68' Charger, Hemi, good-suspension, and pretty much almost a Nascar kind of vehicle. There was also a 65' GTO, with 17-Inch rims, Fuel-Injected, and it was a really clean, but retro looking car.

Just don't go too Midnight-Club on your car...

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an old-school SCCA trans-am series vibe would be sweet; especially on a car used in those races.
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I say go for it. I love g-machines and pro-touring cars. I have similar plans for my 72 cutlass. There are loads of parts out there for the A bodies. Most of the major brake and suspension companies are making stuff for the old muscle cars. Check out www.lateral-g.net and www.pro-touring.com if you havent allready. The forums on those sites are full of very knowlegable people who are building these types of cars.
Keep us posted once you start building it.
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How about road racing in a 64 Nova? 2100 miles of hauling *** in Mexico...
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