Monday, December 21, 2009

My GTO













The backboard was hand painted by Diadema Designs www.DiademaDesigns.com














Well I finally got my 1968 GTO in 2007. Had a great time really getting this car into show shape. She has won about 45 trophies. Four Best of Show. The interior has been reworked and the rich red interior and white exterior catches lots of eyes. It has a 400 engine that has an Edelbrock Pontiac Performance manifold and Edelbrock 750 cfm carb, Crane cam, 4-Speed with factory Hurst shifter, Headman headers, Pertronix Flame Thrower electronic ignition and a 3:70 Posi rear end.  Compression is 10.75 / 1.   I just recently added a pair or Flowmaster Super 44s which have the highest flow rate of any of their mufflers, with the exception of their racing series.  In addition to the mufflers I installed a crossover pipe to increase scavenging in the exhaust system which in turn increases HP and Torque.   I occasionally put a stuffed tiger in the backseat at shows which was how Pontiac originally advertised the car. It was Motor Trend's "Car of the Year" in 1968. With approx 390 + HP and over 470 pounds of torque I named this one the "Beast". I really enjoy the power and torque a big block produces even at moderate RPMs. The feeling of being pushed back in your seat through every gear is nice too.

Don't think I'll ever part with this one!







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