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Out from the barn...

Hello all you happy people.

My name is Rusty and I just purchased a rusty ole goat.

1968 GTO Aegena Blue(I think?) hardtop with value added raccoon scat and rust in all the normal places... sigh


This was an impulse buy to recapture and old dream. You see I used to have a 68 Cameo Ivory GTO body with no engine or seats. That was a lost dream back when I was 21 years old. I had to give it away.

Maybe I can get back in the stinky goat business with one I just purchased Friday for 2500. The craiglisting is not down yet if you hurry you can see: 1968 Pontiac GTO

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Looks like a solid car in the pics; what are your plans?

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what are your plans?
The first thing is going to be to do the brakes and replace the gas tank / fuel pump. Then the adventure continues with the engine. IDK what spec it is but it seems to have erson cams. The color is not right... I need to check the numbers on the block. Judging from the sticker on the fire wall it also has a transGO reprogrammed tranny.
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Congrats and good luck with the resto. Love the hideaways..

Burning rubber since 1982!!
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Numbers... need some help

Doing my due diligence I have got some numbers to wonder about...

Front passenger side below the head looks to be

0096847
YC

Best guess is that this was an economy 2bbl 400 290hp with the 2.78 rear end.

Thanks = Wallace Racing-Drag Racing Pontiac powered Firebirds,Trans Ams and Dragsters

It is an automatic with AC... Does the YC make it rare or more common?

Yay Aegena Blue

That is the color code from the data plate. (EE)

I also see that the production was in Pontiac, Mi on the third week December. (12c)

Here is the quandary... It now has an Edelbrock Intake Manifold and what looks like a 4bbl. Also note the ERSON valve covers that one would presume has some sort of erson cam underneath. The person I purchased it from said that it was running when parked but there was some fuel issues.... Fuel Pump? fuel lines? or was it perhaps the cam aggressiveness?

Any input would help for if it needs a new carburetor should I go with an edelbrock or some other that will fit? Should I try and go back to stock 2bbl?

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YC motors were used for numerous years. You need to check the date code by the distributor, ex. d258(8 = year). See pic.....

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223 - black interior
ST - 68-24237, "42" = GTO
The cars vin should start with a 242 too......

Fuel issues? What you mentioned, also, fuel filter inline/carb, carb is plugged, fuel pickup in tank plugged. You could pull the fuel line at the carb, turn it over to make sure it's pumping good and the gas is clean. Carb looks to be a bit crusty, probably needs to be rebuilt. If carb needs replacing, stick with a 4 barrel....

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YC motors were used for numerous years. You need to check the date code by the distributor, ex. d258(8 = year). See pic.....

Data tag
223 - black interior
ST - 68-24237, "42" = GTO
The cars vin should start with a 242 too......


Congrats on your purchase!
Thank you!

The digits in the vin match so this is no clone though I do suspect the front doghouse may have been replaced with a then less then stellar repaint of the car to a color that is NOT Aegena Blue. It will need to be repainted at some point but the inside of the trunk and doors show the original color that I would hope to restore it to... (if I can keep it)

I will try to get a look for those numbers but I have another number to ask about.

Note the rat bites on the plug wires...

7M5

This is on the exhaust. (see attachment) Is this a clue to the heads? When I google it comes up for a 455. If it is a YC 455 would the numbers I need to find be in the same place as your illustration?
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Yep, that's the head code. That head came on '72 455's. Here's some info if the heads are original to that block. The numbers in the ill. will be in the same location.

1972 455 250 HP YC A 8.2 067 7M5 1-4 7042262/72 Block Casting # 485428

They're big valves, big cc's, low compression heads...
1972 455 250HP 7M5 2.11/1.77 114cc

In the upper RH corner of your pick is the date code for the heads. Looks like I271? Sept 27 '71 which would have went in a '72 ride......

On the side of the block below the heads you'll probably see the cast displacement. Wouldn't doubt if it said 455.. Possible a 400 with 455 heads.

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Look on the side of the block, down low --- you should find '455' cast into it. Also get the casting number off the block (passenger side, rear, "behind" the head) and the date code (top rear, next to the distributor) to nail it. With the 7m5 though it's looking like it's probably a 455.

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a real GTO for 2500.00 nice score.....looks pretty solid for that price. now all you gotta do is dig up the 20-30K to restore it..... we are all here to help save her, you came to the right place for real world info.

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