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My 68 Firebird (Not a GTO but much love here on this Pontiac forum) is going back up to Massachusetts from Florida to complete what is not done. Engine is happy so working on everything underneath.
New clutch and flywheel
Go through tranny (synchro's, general condition)
Add rear disc brakes
All things front end including alignment
Fix steering box leak
Weld a broken exhaust mount as well as add missing isolation grommets
Add welded frame connectors
Service and paint original Rally wheels that are starting to show corrosion
Fine tune the 98% perfect carb
New Micky Thompson tires

Big Question! Do i go blackwall or raised white letters out? Looks good blackwall now but leaning twards lettering out. Please don't question my tire brand choice. They go perfect with my Holley carb, Hurst shifter, and Hooker headers! :) :) :)
 

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My 68 Firebird (Not a GTO but much love here on this Pontiac forum) is going back up to Massachusetts from Florida to complete what is not done. Engine is happy so working on everything underneath.
New clutch and flywheel
Go through tranny (synchro's, general condition)
Add rear disc brakes
All things front end including alignment
Fix steering box leak
Weld a broken exhaust mount as well as add missing isolation grommets
Add welded frame connectors
Service and paint original Rally wheels that are starting to show corrosion
Fine tune the 98% perfect carb
New Micky Thompson tires

Big Question! Do i go blackwall or raised white letters out? Looks good blackwall now but leaning twards lettering out. Please don't question my tire brand choice. They go perfect with my Holley carb, Hurst shifter, and Hooker headers! :) :) :)
Depends if you want the old school 60's look or more modern, I went black out for more modern...and what brand are you talking about? Maybe some pictures would help so I don't have to go looking it up 馃槈
 

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My 68 Firebird (Not a GTO but much love here on this Pontiac forum) is going back up to Massachusetts from Florida to complete what is not done. Engine is happy so working on everything underneath.
New clutch and flywheel
Go through tranny (synchro's, general condition)
Add rear disc brakes
All things front end including alignment
Fix steering box leak
Weld a broken exhaust mount as well as add missing isolation grommets
Add welded frame connectors
Service and paint original Rally wheels that are starting to show corrosion
Fine tune the 98% perfect carb
New Micky Thompson tires

Big Question! Do i go blackwall or raised white letters out? Looks good blackwall now but leaning twards lettering out. Please don't question my tire brand choice. They go perfect with my Holley carb, Hurst shifter, and Hooker headers! :) :) :)
I assume you saw my recent transformation from blackwalls to RWL? NO REGRETS! Everyone loved it!
 

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Depends in the wheel, the year of the car, and the tire. A lot of white lettered tires these days don't stay white. They turn brown and stay that way, due to 'green' materials now used in tire manufacture. I have them out on my '67 With Rally II wheels. Been that way since '88. Before that, I ran whitewalls and wheel covers!
 

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Leaning towards letters out. If they don't stay white I can always get vinyl paint and touch them up once in a while. "Green" materials ruin everything good. That's a whole other not fun discussion.
Yes, "old school" letters out. Just mount 1 and put it on your car. If you don't care for it, then turn them in. (y)
 

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Well mine is certainly not a lead sled but my boat is. 1300 HP and cruises 21 MPH. So I'll throw the letters out and anyone who wants to judge me and can deal with the street results. Definitely not the fastest car around but like I have posted before the shop owners dad can't stop saying it's a 12 second car. To me that means high twelves just below 13. Crazy fast...No. Fun fast...Yes!
 

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Well mine is certainly not a lead sled but my boat is. 1300 HP and cruises 21 MPH. So I'll throw the letters out and anyone who wants to judge me and can deal with the street results. Definitely not the fastest car around but like I have posted before the shop owners dad can't stop saying it's a 12 second car. To me that means high twelves just below 13. Crazy fast...No. Fun fast...Yes!
Here's the boat that Im building, as we speak! The engines are about $60,000 each. Makes Pontiacs seem cheap to restore.
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Tires will be Micky Thompson. A bit larger in the rear. Going with my mechanics recommendation on size. Staying with the 15" Rally wheels.
here are photos of both for mine. I had RWL for 20 yrs (white car/black interior - seemed to fit) I am now torn.... Never goin back to that white though - that's for sure. Agree with PJ - kind of have to try one on for size.
 

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Here's the boat that Im building, as we speak! The engines are about $60,000 each. Makes Pontiacs seem cheap to restore.
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