hello everyone!!! i recently graced myself with a 67 gto. im new to the goat world so, looking for any and every bit of advice i can get!!! my main areas of concern are handling upgrades/options along with pros, cons and personal experiances along with the best ways to build the motor. my aim is 5-600 reliable bhp. im sure it goes with out saying that im looking for the best bang for the buck.
really looking forward to hearing what previous experience and knowledge has to offer!!!
Welcome aboard. Do some searching in the forums on engine builds, heads, cams, & exhaust, rear ends, brakes and sway bars. You will find a lot of info that will help you get a better idea of what you may want and what you are getting into.
5-600 reliable HP is not cheap and may run you near the 10K mark or more when it is all said and done, so the word inexpensive doesn't come into play. That said, you would probably be better to buy a crate engine from one of the many recommended Pontiac engine builders cited on the forums. Keep in mind, as oldskool pointed out, at those HP levels you will need to throw addition $$$ into your drivetrain, chassis, and braking to handle those power levels, so you may be adding another 6-10K to your budget to do it right or keep on blowing up factory parts and tightening up your butt cheeks hoping you can stop quick enough at high speeds.
Shooting for under 500HP and gobs of bottom end torque which Pontiac's are know for is the best bang for the buck route to go and far more cheaper all around with your build....but I don't know your budget, so investing 15-20K or more to get your HP levels and upgrade your driveline & chassis may be what you are looking to do.
Basically its all about the budget and how deep your wallet goes.