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GTO Man

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  • in reply to: Octane Booster #7230
    GTO Man
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    In the ’68 GTO it had a complete valve job last summer, sorry I don’t know the details. There was a distributer problem in that it was frozen in one position. I know that was a big problem in trying to fine tune the car. I think I could probably run on 92 octane but it sure likes the 110. When I bought the car I was told it had a rebuilt engine with hardened seats. I found out last summer the seats weren’t hardened and that it needed a valve job. When they had rebuilt the engine they used a mish-mash of parts. I had alot of fun with it for 4.5 years before it needed that, so that’s not too bad.

    The other is a ’69 Plymouth GTX. Its got a 440 with a 6-pack, 4 speed. The 3 carbs have been rebuilt and on and off about 10 times to get them to where they should be. Started it last weekend and the rear carb drips a little gas from around the bowl, hopefully that will take care of itself, otherwise we will be buying a new bowl.

    Are you have pinging issues if you try to run 92 octane? Sure any healthy V-8 will allways like more octane. Now with your 440 I would bet its a tuning issue unless the 440 has been built up at all. 6-packs are tricky to tune.

    The pinging issues in the GTO have pretty much gone away with the distriibutor being freed up. Never really had any pinging issues with the GTX.

    The GTO seems to have more power running 4 to 5 gallons of racing fuel through each tank. With the GTX there has never been an issue with power, but it likes the racing fuel also. One thing I like about it is that it smells like corn syrup when you run some. When I buy it you can’t put it directly into the car, it has to go into a can first, then into the car. I would assume it must be that way all over.There are at least 2 places here to get it, and its remained stable at $4/gallon.

    in reply to: I am a NOOB #7245
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    Yes they just dropped the Spring Waukesha show. I believe Gary Esse said that they will have use of the high school grounds next door to where Elkhorn takes place. They are excited about expanding to two days. That is actually a better setting for a show than Jefferson. I think it is better organized.

    I must be brain dead, your right it was the summer Waukesha show they dropped.

    in reply to: Octane Booster #7227
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    In the ’68 GTO it had a complete valve job last summer, sorry I don’t know the details. There was a distributer problem in that it was frozen in one position. I know that was a big problem in trying to fine tune the car. I think I could probably run on 92 octane but it sure likes the 110. When I bought the car I was told it had a rebuilt engine with hardened seats. I found out last summer the seats weren’t hardened and that it needed a valve job. When they had rebuilt the engine they used a mish-mash of parts. I had alot of fun with it for 4.5 years before it needed that, so that’s not too bad.

    The other is a ’69 Plymouth GTX. Its got a 440 with a 6-pack, 4 speed. The 3 carbs have been rebuilt and on and off about 10 times to get them to where they should be. Started it last weekend and the rear carb drips a little gas from around the bowl, hopefully that will take care of itself, otherwise we will be buying a new bowl.

    in reply to: Which would you rather have? #7210
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    I’ll take the money. I already have the car and it would let me restore it without worrying about MONEY. The car? 70 Monte Carlo SS.

    The ’70 Monte Carlo was a nice car. You don’t see many at shows. I think they are really starting to take off.

    in reply to: I am a NOOB #7243
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    Yes they just dropped the Spring Waukesha show. I believe Gary Esse said that they will have use of the high school grounds next door to where Elkhorn takes place. They are excited about expanding to two days. That is actually a better setting for a show than Jefferson. I think it is better organized.

    in reply to: Octane Booster #7225
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    I just know my cars run better with more power when I run some racing fuel through them. Unfortunately I don’t have the expertise to fine tune my cars.

    in reply to: I am a NOOB #7233
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    Hello Mopardude

    Welcome.
    There are a number of us here from the Madison/Southern Wisconsin area.
    The site has only been up for a couple of weeks now, but is starting to take shape. Madison, Racine and now Elkhorn are represented. Your site looks great.

    in reply to: Which would you rather have? #7207
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    I would take a million. It would be nice to be debt free.

    in reply to: TV Dream Car #6716
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    What was that big ugly car in the movie Cobra?

    If I remember correctly it may have been around a ’50 Mercury. It needed a paint job, didn’t it?

    in reply to: hayes 3 finger clutch #7142
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    Big Block, he should of matched the clutch to the engine .

    in reply to: TV Dream Car #6714
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    I think Columbo drove an old Toyota.

    Robert Urich drove a ’57 T-bird in Vegas.

    in reply to: Newbie #7164
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    Been going to shows and swap meets longer than I want to admit. I was going to Iola back when you could walk it all in a couple of hours. Been playing with cars for more than 30 years. Anyone wanting to talk Kaiser-Frazer or first generation Monte Carlo, feel free to contact me.

    Iola certainly has grown over the years. Now it takes the whole weekend to see it. They always have some beautiful vehicles on display. And you can find just about anything in the swap meet. Over the years we have seen some very interesting deals in the car corral. You definately have to watch what your buying though.

    in reply to: Movies where cars are central #6874
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    I’ll add Dirty Mary and Crazy Larry and The French Connection.

    Both great movies. The end of Dirty Mary and Crazy Larry was cool, so close to getting away. French Connection had some classic chases, I kind of felt sorry for the car that Hackman was driving.

    Another movie was Ronin with Robert DeNiro.

    in reply to: GTO Question #7139
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    Well that’s a first. It was a slightly reworked 389 Pontiac and had nothing in common with a Chevy engine. The starter isn’t even on the same side of the block. Chevrolet did have a 400ci version of the small block that started out as 265ci. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Drogar-Thinking(LBG).gif

    That’s what I thought. You wonder where people get their knowledge. I believe the Chevy 402 was a slightly bored 396.

    in reply to: Movies where cars are central #6870
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    Was Dennis Hopper the good guy in Duel?

    Carrie

    Cannonball Run, The Semis’s were featured there, weren’t they?

    My favorite movie, Christine, not my favorite car, a 1958 Plymouth Fury.

    Dennis Weaver was the good guy in Duel. Christine was a great movie, the car from the movie (at least one of them) is at the Volo Auto Museum.

    I am not sure if The Semi’s were in Cannonball Run, that was a good movie.

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