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Forum: Pontiac 06-30-2020, 09:44 PM
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Posted By grantprix
This one is optioned for fun! Cool car!

This one is optioned for fun! Cool car!
Forum: Pontiac 06-14-2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,804
Posted By grantprix
Heater Core Fun

Just a quick update... removed the original heater core last weekend to have rebuilt, should be ready to install by next weekend. Always a challenge breaking the seal between the box and the firewall...
Forum: Pontiac 05-30-2020, 12:52 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,804
Posted By grantprix
Gardner Exhaust System Done...

Last weekend I tackled the exhaust system. Also changed the rear axle and trans oil in addition to a quick prep & painting of the rear axle to cover up the old gold paint that was applied by the...
Forum: Pontiac 04-15-2020, 12:32 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,804
Posted By grantprix
On The Road Again...

Yesterday, I completed the brake system, put the original wheels on and went for a little drive. Car drove very nice, tight and solid like a low mileage car should be. The original heater core...
Forum: Pontiac 03-19-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,804
Posted By grantprix
Thanks, Tim... Not much new to report, still...

Thanks, Tim... Not much new to report, still waiting on the brake cylinders to be finished and returned to me. I did get the remaining three original wheels stripped of the black spray paint and...
Forum: Ebay & other seen ads section 03-08-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By grantprix
Still looking for my old '66, would love to have...

Still looking for my old '66, would love to have it back someday...
Forum: Pontiac 03-05-2020, 03:32 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,804
Posted By grantprix
Brake system...

Started on the brakes a few weeks ago. Original Delco shoes and wheel cylinders still in place. Shoes look good with plenty of meat left. Drum surfaces look great too. Sent out master and wheel...
Forum: Ebay & other seen ads section 02-17-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,960
Posted By grantprix
Yes, the Formula wheel was an option beginning in...

Yes, the Formula wheel was an option beginning in '70 on the GP and through '72 I believe.
Forum: Ebay & other seen ads section 02-16-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,960
Posted By grantprix
Bill... yes, this is our old car that Charley & I...

Bill... yes, this is our old car that Charley & I sold back & forth to each other a couple of times. Its changed hands probably 7 or 8 times since then. Car still looks good for being done in the...
Forum: Pontiac 02-03-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,804
Posted By grantprix
After a 33 year slumber, its alive!

Got the new plug wires installed Friday, put some gas in it and turned the key. It fired right up, but took a little bit to clear up and stay running. Once the engine was tuned and carb mixture...
Forum: Pontiac 01-26-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,804
Posted By grantprix
Bill... this is from my service manual and...

Bill... this is from my service manual and explains how the valve functions.
Forum: Pontiac 01-24-2020, 12:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,804
Posted By grantprix
Very close...

Just about ready to fire it up. I just got my restored and correct "768" stamp number/dated alternator from Ken Bruno installed. Primed the engine again yesterday while checking oil pressure with a...
Forum: Pontiac 12-22-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,804
Posted By grantprix
Distributor, Wires & Vacuum Lines cleaned up.

I used paint thinner to clean up the distributor, wires and cap. Installed new points, condenser and rotor... hoping the original cap is still usable. Found one wire (cyl #7) that wasn't original....
Forum: Ebay & other seen ads section 12-15-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By grantprix
I think you're good, Bill!

I think you're good, Bill!
Forum: Ebay & other seen ads section 12-15-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By grantprix
That's correct, Bill... I purchased this '71 GP...

That's correct, Bill... I purchased this '71 GP SSJ back in the early 90's in the Sacramento area and it had this Hurst optional Sony TV still with the car from new. I found out later that it was...
Forum: Pontiac 09-18-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,804
Posted By grantprix
Moved to the engine bay.

Day off today and its raining here, good time to post some more photos. Started in on the engine a week or so ago. It looked really nasty initially after removing the original water pump, but there...
Forum: Pontiac 09-08-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,804
Posted By grantprix
Saving the original paint on wheels.

Looks like I may be able to save the original paint on the wheels that were sprayed over with black by the original owner. My friend suggested trying lacquer thinner and it worked quite well. I...
Forum: Pontiac 09-02-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,804
Posted By grantprix
Some interior work.

I carefully removed the old Sun tach from the far right pod and installed a nice original "dummy plate" back in place, looks much better now. Was glad to see Rex took the time to wrap an old rag...
Forum: Pontiac 09-02-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,804
Posted By grantprix
Paint & Chrome Cleaned up.

I first used a mild paint cleaner and then some liquid carnuba over that, came out really nice. For the chrome and stainless I used Quick-Glo fine polish together with fine Bronze Wool. Here's some...
Forum: Pontiac 08-11-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,804
Posted By grantprix
Hey, someone caught that! Also, Z for the Fremont...

Hey, someone caught that! Also, Z for the Fremont Plant code.
Forum: Pontiac 08-11-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,804
Posted By grantprix
This all began back in March when I first learned...

This all began back in March when I first learned of this GTO and I waited over 4 months to finally see it. On July 30th, I was finally able to see the car and meet the original owner "Rex" in the...
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