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I hate it when your car burns up in a firey ball of hell on the side of the road.


2 years ago my fire extinguisher saved the green Challenger in my photo album, the tranny cooler lines leaked onto the headers and caught fire and he had no way of putting it out. Once again, the GTO came to the rescue!
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These are tips are good. If you have more tips then share with us.
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Got the extinguisher last year!!

1966 GTO tri-power 4 speed competition-plus, Tubuler Automotive competition headers. 58 thousand miles. Owned since 1969
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I agree with the poly suspension/bushings. I just did my car. What a difference in handling! I just finished the body bushings. If they're original like mine were, change them. If a motorhead in training like myself can do it, so can you. Just need a little patience. It's not that difficult.......
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have a 69 lemans, won't start. Symptoms, turning the key and it use to click than stat. One day it wouldn'teven click, no noise, no start. Bench test my starter and put in a new one, same symptoms, no sound no start. Any ideas?
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Thanks for this... The fire extinguisher tip is very handy and practical indeed
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My two cents...the best money I've spent all around was purchasing an MSD billet distributor for my 67' GTO. I bought the one that is a factory replacement and yes, it was expensive. But the car starts great and performs MUCH better that ever. I had been screwing around with points, and then a pertronics electronic ignition (that died after 5 years) in a factory distributor. When it worked the pertronics was better that points, but the MSD distributor with built in electronic ignition was far superior.

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have a 69 lemans, won't start. Symptoms, turning the key and it use to click than stat. One day it wouldn'teven click, no noise, no start. Bench test my starter and put in a new one, same symptoms, no sound no start. Any ideas?
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I just went through this myself with my '66 GTO. And I used the forums to diagnose. Here are the posts from that forum. Good luck...

Bad starter/solenoid....bad ignition switch....bad ground from battery to engine block

May be a neutral safety switch problem as well, do you have lights?

There is one wire running from the ignition switch start position to the starter, it runs through the neutral safety switch. If the wire fails you won't get anything. My 66 has the neutral safety switch mounted on the shifter, but mine is an automatic.
Short out the battery cable terminal on the starter with the small wire terminal on the starter, if it cranks then you are back to figuring out why power isn't getting there, if it doesn't, then it's the starter itself.

Yours is a very common problem with the early GTOs. Clip a remote starter switch on the solenoid and see if it cranks. Or, if you can access it, a small screwdriver to make contact between the S and Batt terminals on the solenoid will do the trick. If it cranks now, you have a high resistance problem in the circuit from the ign switch to the solenoid. As I said, very common.

and sometimes they just "stick" ....start with a hammer tap! Whatever the problem's remedy, please post the cure for our "files"

On the starter is where there starter solonoid is, the big wire comes from the battery, that is for starting and also electric for the system. There should be another smaller wire connected with the battery cable that attaches to the solonoid with a 5/8 nut. The other small wire is used for when you energize the starter and comes from the ignition switch. Although the ground could be the problem on this year car sometimes it is a bad connection or a broken wire by the starter that is the problem. Check to see if you are getting voltage to these wires. My 62 ford s wires were so ibrittle when I got it that sometimes things would work and sometimes not. After changing the wires have had no problems. Use a static light and check the wire down to the starter solonoid. enclosing a diagram that I scanned. If it does not come out all right save it to your pictures and then you can resize it from there.
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I run Barry Grant electric pumps. As soon as I see pressure on the gauge the car fires right up no matter how long it sits.(Got to have a hot battery)
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have a 69 lemans, won't start. Symptoms, turning the key and it use to click than stat. One day it wouldn'teven click, no noise, no start. Bench test my starter and put in a new one, same symptoms, no sound no start. Any ideas?
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Cpeahl, I had the same issue with a no start. After changing the starter solenoid with no luck, I replaced the ignition switch and she started right up!
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