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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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Help me get back on track with my 65

OK- I havent been on the site for months. My 65 GTO came home about a year ago with fresh paint. Motor is done but not completely ready to run. Bought a complete new interior kit. Seats are recovered. Dash is out but is ready to go back in. Stainless headers installed last fall. Z bar needs to be modded to fit proper.Had the 4 speed Richmond in and out at least 4 times. Had to clearance the Lakewood to get everything to go in. Problem is that I have lost interest in the car (temporarily). I have been spending time and money on my Harleys.
No, I'm not looking to sell anything. I just was looking for encouragement to get me back to working on the 65. I know I could have it running without too much trouble. I have owned this car about 10 years and have never put one mile on it under its own power. Maybe I need a swift kick in the ass. Let me know your constructive thoughts on this. Thanks guys.
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sounds like your almost there, get the motor in and fire it up, once you hear it shake the garage you will have the rest of it back together in a week because it will be killing you not to drive it. usually seeing the shiny new paint gets me hyped up into the final stretch. get some buddies over for beers, an extra hand an some conversation on the menial tasks always helps. And finally this should be all that needs to be said "It's a GTO dude, get'rdone"

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took mine out to milford for the power tour kick off these cars are just a blast to drive they had some good roads opened up too
so get out in that garage and start spining those wrenches
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Thanks guys. I think I just need to hear the mighty 455 roar to life to get me remotivated. I need to focus on getting her running and then road worthy. Thanks for the encouragement.
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Maybe this will help....463



Bummed me out the new stroker was not back in time to make the Power Tour...maybe next year

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I have owned this car about 10 years and have never put one mile on it under its own power.
Well there's your problem son, lack of motivation. You don't know what it's like to put your butt in the seat and have your face peeled off as you come screaming around a corner sideways with the tires on fire. Once you get her finished, those Harleys will have a thick layer of dust on them (like mine does).
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Thanks 68. I do know what it feels like to smoke the hides on these GTO's. This is my third GTO since my first one (65 GTO Convert) in 1980. I guess I need to sit down and write the grocery list of things to do and start knocking them out. At this point in the build its more time than money. Thanks for the encouragement.
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Youtube video's get me motivated in my (too many according to some) hobby's. Only problem is you can get trapped into watching too many! Set a goal or deadline for yourself.
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For what it's worth, after I completed the resto on my `65 in `06, I think I've put on maybe 1000 miles on the Harley. Would rather drive the GTO!! Get her done!!
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Get back to work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!

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