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How would you rate all the Classic GTO parts suppliers?
I'm in Georgia, prices vary but how about quality?

I'm familiar with Year One, OPG and Ames.

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IMO, Ames and Performance Years are the only two really GOOD choices. All the others sell Chevy parts as a primary business and Pontiacs are "second". Ames and PY sell ONLY Pontiac stuff. Ames is the only one I know of that gives an OBJECTIVE review of their stuff. Patronize the Pontiac guys. They're "on our side".

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I discovered Ames after ordering parts from other suppliers, wish I'd have ask this question before then. I now have an Ames catalog and am putting together a 'wish' list.
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I'd add ThePartsPlaceInc.com to the list. Their prices on some things tend to be a little better, but I agree with the idea of supporting those who support us.

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PY and Ames are my two favorites. I have also had good dealings with PartsPlaceInc.



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Just some trivia for you guys "Year One" is named that way because it refers to the 69 Trans Am being year one for that version of the firebird.

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Here in PA, there is no tax when buying from Ames. PY yes which adds to the cost. I've been dealing with Ames, and in-line tube.

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Here in PA, there is no tax when buying from Ames. PY yes which adds to the cost. I've been dealing with Ames, and in-line tube.
These are my two favorite.
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Haven't tried Peformance Years yet, but I've had good dealings with Ames on the 2-3 orders I've placed so far. Putting together another list of stuff to order in the next week or two for my April projects

As mentioned by someone else, I like their quality rating of the parts in the catalog, and their tech and sales support is very good too.

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