1964 GTO Convertible Restoration
Going to document the restoration of this car I have. Will include all the data, vendors I used and prices so others can have a estimate of what is involved.
1964 GTO Convertible, Silvermist Gray, Black Interior, 4 Barrel Carb, 2 Speed Auto, Power Top.
Car trunk pan is rusted.
Hood has a dent right at the apex.
Front bumper dented and will need to be straightened and re-chromed.
Wire harness was melted under dash, traced it back and it is the resistance wire to distributor that melted and fused the other wires together.
Dropped 1 set of 716 heads off on 7/14 to American Engine Exchange in Oakland. Heads cleaned magafluxed, Valve seats were done and new valves and springs installed. My cost was 500.00 Took about 2 weeks for me to get them back.
Dropped the 79J block off this morning. Motor looks to have been previously honed and assembled, but I am not sure how well it was done so American Engine Exchange is going to go through the block and put it together, torque it correctly and test run it. Stock Cam and crank. STD piston and bore size there are no sleeves in the block and it appears to be bone stock. Dont know about the bearings yet. My valley pan and intake manifold will be reused. They both need media blasting. 1 spot on pan looks worse and surface rust might be working its way down. He said it looked ok and after media blast he will know for sure. Not sure if the timing chain cover will be usable. Looks pitted. Dont know the final cost on this yet.
Ordered a full wire harness from American Auto Wire in New Jersey. Headlight, engine, main cabin, and rear harness for 870.00 This is the oem version with the glass fuses. The rear light harness is different on convertibles. Connected by a flat ribbon to harness. It does not appear this ribbon is reproduced.
Located new old stock acdelco remy voltage regulator for 70.00, Horn relay on fender was expensive at 120.