Hey everyone! I'm sure 99.9% of you don't remember me, but I was fairly active on this forum (and LS1GTO) back in 2003-2005, since I had both a burgundy 65 and a red 04 GTO. Here is a pic from back in the day:
Burgundy 1965 GTO Hardtop - Ultimate Pontiac GTO Photo Detail
After years of personal intrigue (moved to DC, sold a GTO to pay for a wedding, sold another for a house down-payment, divorce, move back to Indiana, new *and improved!* wife, new house, etc.), I'm proud to say that I am once again the owner of a GTO!
This one is the complete opposite of my last 65, which was fully optioned with factory AC, power antenna, automatic, reverb, etc, etc... This one is definitely a bare-bones racer! It is a factory original Charcoal Blue with WS code 389 tripower, Muncie M-21 close ratio, 3.90 rear end, rally gauges, and nothing else!
Since I plan to drive it, I am in the process of 1) converting to an aluminum radiator and high volume water pump, 2) installing an updated distributor, 3) putting new springs and shocks on, since it is saggy right now, 4) installing headers and a Magnaflow exhaust (the previous owner only had resonators on... my neighbors would have hated me, even if I could have withstood the horrible drone), 5) putting some polished Torq Thrusts on, 6) upgrading to front Wilwood disc brakes, and 7) installing a TKO-600 5 speed.
I'll post a pic of the car once I get to my other computer, very shortly. For now, my main decision is whether or not to keep the Muncie or sell it. I've learned my lesson about selling a GTO before, and I'll never do that again! (It's been my dream to be back on this forum as an owner for 8 years now!) So in reality, I think keeping the Muncie just means it'll be taking up space in my storage unit for years, serving no purpose. Any idea what a functioning used close ratio Muncie goes for on the open market?
Anyway, I just wanted to say hello, and I look forward to being an active part of this forum once again!