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i smoked the crap out of the brittle 14 inch tire that was on the old goat! Seemed to only spin one wheel though - guess its an open diff?

i need to do a re-do though, so look for video #2. i had someone videoing outside the car, but he didnt press record so something so we missed the big mushroom cloud of tire smoke.

Guess I'll have to do it again
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Looks like you'll need a gas mask for round 2! Lol
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definately doing round #2.
the stupid shifter cable bound up and I was locked in gear, so it was a little difficult to manipulate the transmission. i have a new shifter cable coming. i'm going put that in and try for take #2

maybe i should just enter it in burnout competitions?!
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definately doing round #2.
the stupid shifter cable bound up and I was locked in gear......
Check your grounds! There should be a braided ground strap going from the back side of one of the heads (passenger side on my car) to the firewall. If it's not there, the car will ground through the shifter cable and get it hot enough to cook the sheath, causing the cable to bind up.


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thanks!! that may be exactly what happened. i will look for the ground strap. i was confused there because I could shift it fine - UNTIL after running it for about 1/2 hour. The transmission still shifts fine, but it was like the linkage got caught somehow in the sheath...
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There should also be another strap going from one of the inner fenders to the frame.

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As promised

GTO 092412 - YouTube

I have a plan now and am about to begin
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Nice! Look forward to watching the progress!
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67 GTO Vintage Track Car

After driving the Cobra replica on the track it would seem like it would take a ton of money and work to get it to handle and brake near as well. Wouldn't a 2004-2006 series GTO that was set up for Grand Am Contential series be a better way to go? I'm not sure it would qualify for vintage but it would be a competitive car in NASA racing and I'm sure they are out there.
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After driving the Cobra replica on the track it would seem like it would take a ton of money and work to get it to handle and brake near as well. Wouldn't a 2004-2006 series GTO that was set up for Grand Am Contential series be a better way to go? I'm not sure it would qualify for vintage but it would be a competitive car in NASA racing and I'm sure they are out there.

The cobra took a fair amount of bucks to get it to actually handle and be predictable on the track too!

I got the GTO before I started running road course tracks, and now I am sucked into doing that. So I figure I will be very unqiue with the 1967 GTO running some road tracks. Let's just say with the way its going to look, there will be nothing close to it on the track! It might not handle that great and have to go slower in the turns, and you might be risking you life going over 110mph with it.....but it will be fun, unqiue, and something else to pound on other than the Cobra.

I am looking at getting an actual race car (spec racer ford) for regular SCCA club racing.

Its all for fun though - and a few looks and laughs

Besides...how would you like be driving a BMW 3 series and see that 8 foot wide, 29 foot long, 6000 pound GTO coming down the straight away at you. Big ass "RAM AIR" painted on it, air dam, wing, cold air induction instead of headlights.... i think you'd point me by for the pass
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