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New to ME 70… but not new to Poncho's

This was my brothers car until yesterday.
He/We started building this car for him & a 68 Firebird in the mid/late 80's
We did alot of work to this car I couldn't let him sell it, so I just had to buy it.
It needs mostly finish work, & he has almost everything i need in boxes including the AC, the car had NEW factory quarters & fenders installed in 1990ish when painted, non ##s car but very solid & strong.
The car just sat in his garage for 9 years he just lost interest….needs a little TLC from sitting also…leaks & drips mostly

Not as beautiful as MANY Goats I have seen posted here but she is mine


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Nice car, nothing like keeping it in the family.

Don't worry about how yours looks against others, it's yours just enjoy it!

Post pics and the story as you "refresh" her. Dan
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nice...more pics too please...welcome and enjoy!

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Nice! I agree, just drive and enjoy.

We have to keep this muscle out on the road where it belongs, not hibernating in the garage for years. Sadly it is a rare site now days to see vintage muscle cars in their natural habitat.
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Thanks guys,

You all seem like a friendly bunch here, I lurked a bit until she was MINE.

Its kinda bitter sweet owning her, my brother was nearly in tears when the flatbed showed up to get her.

I WILL have Many questions coming at you pretty quick, as I was an F body guy in the day..…Don't shoot!!!

I could tell you where every bolt went on my 68 Firebird, not so much with the GTO

As this project is going to be a preservation, as I want to drive her & not a restoration I am not sure where I should be posting my questions…

She does have #13 heads on her & factory RA 3 exhaust manifolds

ie.. suspension, wheels & tires, Engine ID #s & data plate #'s General BS….

Thanks
Chris

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Welcome to the forums!
Nice looking GTO.
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Welcome, you'll find more similarities than you think from your firebird. I owned a few of them through the years. You have the right idea, these cars are meant to be driven. Love the Honeycomb wheels.

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Thank you,

Can anyone please if possible email me a wiring diagram for the Engine compartment dash & cluster?? My FSM is on the way, but I can not wait

My Brother & I are alot alike in many ways…. but DETAILS….NOT so much

I had Linguini & clams for dinner last night & HIS wiring looks similar…just no clams & I think thats a good thing.

Where does the AC/Heater control get its vacuum??

There is a fitting coming through the firewall but dead ends there.

In my 68 manual it pictures a vacuum can…
Nothing like that here.

I am trying to get all the lights in the dash & the blower motor working
I pulled the heater box out today so I could put in a new heater core in.
I enjoy HEAT in the winter, I cannot EVER remember this car having heat..

I was thinking of changing the honeycombs out…..IDK…

Thanks in advance guys,

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Wiring diagrams are in a sticky at the top of the 64-74 Technical Discussions. The first thing you need to do when you get it running is some donuts in your brothers front yard. That'll kill him. I'm not a big fan of the honeycombs either, but I do like them on mid 70's firebirds. Do what makes YOU happy.
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Already burn in rubber & his A$$


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