Hi everybody !!
I did a presentation a few month back.
Long story short, bought the Goat in Mexico City 2013, getting it back on the road in Mexico, changing Clutch, Brakes, Redo Suspension, "Paint", Electrical.... Getting it out of the first shop with no front clip and finish it in the garden...
Picture of the beast in Veracruz Before Shipping :
Fealing more badass than a narco, sorry for the bad jokes
Issues from the beginning rear main leak like most of us and overheating... Did the trick with the clearance in the water pump and went with aluminium radiator....
Now a year passed by and brought the car back in FRANCE. ENjoyed it a few month chasing the few mustangs of my city and decided to figured out the rear main seal.
Bougth a compressor (Too small of course
), mig welder, missing tools and new balls.
As i have read all of you Gto experts i learned that i should not go too far in the restoration unless i have a lot of money (twice as planned ) time and knowledge ... So i bought restoration guide, how to restore a v8 pontiac and another book for muncie trans just in case....
So direction of the rebuild is to go stock....
At this point i cleaned firewall and primered :
1 / Motor is teared apart.. Is now in 0.20 and we will go 0.40 or 0.60, depends of machine shop. First time i open a motor but whent smooth with the guide.
I know we painted it gold in order to make it shine ( originally blue ) but didnt know about the color of Olds motors... Will be back with blue..
Not too bad.
Motor was rebuilt and poorly machined, i will try to blueprint most i can... With good clearances at least. Heads leaking water soi guess it didnt helped for overheating.
Will go with dished pistons (30cc) to lower compression, hypereutic. And perhaps forged rods if i can afford.
Heads will be rebuild stock. Dont know if i have to hardened valve seats ( use of 98 unleaded fuel) it is very expensive here in France this mod costs like 50 euros by cilinder.
New water pump with new spacer etc... Cooling will be a major concern.
2/ Tranny : stock muncie no change ( Picture Soon )
3/ Original Posi good to go.
4/ Frame is straight and no rust issue.