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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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I bought this GTO over the weekend

The previous owner had bought the car after it had been frame off restored about ten years ago, and he barely ever drove it. I towed it home to Utah the day before yesterday and then yesterday I had it inspected, licensed and registered. I am working on getting it insured (I have a flawless record and Grundy seems to give me the most for my money, is that consistent with your experiences?)

It isn't PHS documented (yet), and the previous owner didn't know much about its history, just that it isn't a numbers matching car.

The body is perfect and the paint is gorgeous. It has headers and 3 inch exhaust.

The paint on the trim pieces is cracked or missing in places, the radio was replaced (nothing was cut) and there is a cd changer in the trunk, however the radio is not working I need to take it all apart and see if something is unplugged.

The shifter boot is mostly gone, I don't know what to replace it with as the stock ones online have a round hole and I have a rectangular shifter.

The main seal leaks, but I should be able to fix that.









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WOW. nice ride. Congrats

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Very nice!!!....main seals have a habit of leaking, it's like voodoo to get them not to leak...(see threads)
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Congrats that is a real nice find.
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That's a very nice ride right there. Yes sir, looks good in red too. Enjoy and welcome to the herd!
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Looks like a beauty. With a nice Tri-Power ride. Good work sir.

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Very nice!!!....main seals have a habit of leaking, it's like voodoo to get them not to leak...(see threads)
Where is said main seal located...never heard of it...
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The rear main seal is in the block and the rear main cap just ahead of where the flexplate/flywheel bolts up.

That is a very nice 65, I keep being surprised at what they look like assembled.
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Ugh, Red tri power, four speed with air? Who'd want that thing?

Seriously, a very fine example of one of Pontiacs finest. Two thumbs up.
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As beatiful as this machine looks, i bet pictures do it NO justice :-) Congrats to you sir.
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Very nice GTO...Congrats and welcome! Also, I've heard that Grundy is a great company. I use, and am very happy with Haggerty...just sayin' Eric



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