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Got my first GTO today

I've never had a vintage muscle car before. My all time fantasy car would be a '71 Hemi Cuda Convert. I almost pulled the trigger on a numbers matching '68 Camaro convert. with a 327. But this GTO kept calling my name everytime I saw the ad. Finally went and looked at it and decided it was for me. The VIN is 242678xxxxxx. Factory '68 GTO convertible.

She's kind of unique. She's got a 428-4v in it hooked up to a 4-speed Muncie. I'm guessing it's the M-20, but I don't know for sure. The block, heads and intake all code to a '68 428. She's got a Hurst shifter and 3:55 gears. The 3:55 was nice on the way home. Cruising 70 at 2750 rpm.

The car had a lot of 1st place trophies from local shows. The original color is Verdoro green. Tomorrow it goes to the restorer for a new coat(s) of Twilight Black.

The interior is really nice and all original. All the glass is there and the top is perfect. Everything works, including the headlights.



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She's a beauty, and will look mean in BLACK ! Take that German Shepherd for a top down ride!!!!!



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Atta boy!! Nice looking ride. Looks like that pooch is ready to go! Welcome to the Forum...........



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My GSD gets motion sick in the truck. Maybe with the top down, she'll learn to like it.

There's really nothing that needs to be done to the car. A trim screw here, a fleck of paint off the engine. Other than the motor/drivetrain, it's all original.

The 428, from my research, seems to be a nice motor. I believe it was the 421 bored to 4 1/8". It kept the same 4" stroke as the 421.

Anyone here know much about the 428? I wish I could find out who/where the engine swap happened.

I'll contact PHS this week to see what they say about the rest of the car.
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The 421's were in a '65 and '66. The 428 was in a '67, '68 and '69. All were in b-bodys.....



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The paint looks great, why would you mess with what you have? Body shops can turn perfection into yeah, that looks nice in a heartbeat. I would leave it alone, unless I'm not seeing the imperfections. That is a really nice car as is.

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The red paint is a little over 10 years old. It's nice driver paint. A split on each side of the trunk going towards the front. A few bubbles and a few rough spots.

I have a professional classic car restorer that's local and top notch. I've never had a car painted before so I had no idea as to cost. $5k to start to do it right.

Since it's not the original paint, repainting in Tuxedo Black won't diminish it's value any more than it's already been. Plus it'll go 5-8 mph faster than any other color.

The block has a YH code. The Muncie sure does shift smooth. I don't know if there is a way to externally tell if it's a M-20 or a 22. I also don't know if the M-22 would fit on the 428 since it didn't come along until '70 (I think).
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They made a YH code 428 in '67 and '68. You could check the date code by the distributor.

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YH B-body 67 428 360 Turbo 400 1x4 9786135 4
YH B-body 68 428 375 Turbo 400 1x4 9792968 4



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Thanks for those numbers. It is a 9792968 code.

Since it's getting cooler, I need to take her to the 1/4 mile track we have close by. I wonder if I could get it into the 13s.
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Even tho they didn't make a 428 for a GTO, I still think it's very cool yours has one and that it came out of a '68! If a guy didn't know better, you would think it was made for that car. Too bad they didn't put them in GTOs back in the day...



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