First off you might be wondering about the name, don't worry we will get to that. First I wanna fill you in on the story of me and this car. I bought it in November of 2012 after my first tour to Afghanistan. I loved the car from the be gaining and got it road worthy then drove the hell out of it. Now it's time for some change. I'm tired of it pissing every petroleum product it has all over the drive way lol. "Bastard" started its life in 68 as a lemans and ended up in someone's shop in Indiana I'm guessing in the late 90s, this guy made it into a GTO... Cheaply. Then a man from the San Diego area bought it and decided to paint it carousel orange ( you can guess where I'm going) and slapped some stickers on it in order to call it a judge. Well you can't fool me with your tricks! I knew what I was getting and was not about to pay the 20 large that he wanted for this tin can... Leaky tin can, so I walked away at 10200 bucks. I felt and still do feel good about it. The only rust I have found is the underside rear of the hood (bent any ways) and the package tray from a leaking rear window. The hood is a gto hood and the trunk has been drilled for a 69 spoiler. It has a 400 block with a performer intake and carb. A th400 tranny and stock lemans rear end. I bought a butler 455 block and rotating assembly (ran for about 2 hours total) from a friend last summer and learned pontiac parts are not cheap so I spent my current deployment buying the following parts.
Power plant: balanced 455 with stock crank, rods and icon pistons (sealed power rings). Edelbrock heads reworked buy butler. Doug's headers and stage 8 header and collector bolts. Aluminum water pump, valley pan, filter housing, vitron rear main, ARP studs for heads and mains from hammertime. Planning on a Schindler custom grind cam, crower lifers, and stamped steel roller tip rockers. All buttoned up with fabbed alum valve covers, performer intake and holly 750 double pumper. Filters, sending unit, pump and starter from robbmc.
Tranny and Rear end: I plan on keeping the TH400 but rebuild it with a B&M kit and alum deep pan. Haven't sourced a converter yet. The driveshaft is going to be rebuilt and balanced. Planning on keeping the rear housing just gut it and start over. So far I have a auburn possi, 3.36 gear set, and a rebuild kit. Will be getting a set of axles from strange.
Suspension and Steering: SC&C touring plus package, stock spindles, jeep grand steering box and lee pump.
Brakes: I decided to jump on the hydro band wagon for the main reason of my cam will not produce enough vacuum. All new stainless lines. Braided flex lines. Rear 11 inch drilled and slotted disks from matts classic bowties. Front 12.88 inch wildwood super lite 6Rs. I haven't decided on a master yet.
Here's some pictures let me know what you think.