http://www.v8tvshow.com - Time for the original engine to come out of the car. After we pulled the front sheetmetal and yanked out the engine, we later were able to identify it as a date-code correct 1966 389, although we couldn't find a VIN stamp on the block. The car's VIN denotes it as a true GTO, however. This motor was reported to be a rebuilt unit. We didn't tear it down, but the multiple coats of spray paint indicate it has had a cosmetic, not mechanical, restoration.
1966 GTO Blog #4 - Shifting Gears V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - We spent many hours and days contemplating how to make the giant 6L80E 6-speed automatic transmission fit under the '66 GTO, but it looks like the surgery required will push this car well beyond its deadline and budget. While it is a cool transmission, the 6L80E is simply enourmous, and in order to make it fit under the car, we'd have to cut the entire floor out and fab a whole new tunnel, raise the enigine, and try to make it clear the hood. We simply don't have the time. So, after a chat with Mark Bowler of Bowler Performance Transmissions, the choice was made to switch to a GM 4L65E, a 4-speed automatic trans that is a much easier fit to the car. But in order to keep the car's original multi-gear theme, Bowler informed us of a new plan utilizing a Gear Vendors overdrive unit, a Bowler controller, and a Twist Machine Shrifter paddle shifter that will allow the driver to manually shift up and down through 8 gears. The detials are to come on this system, but right now we're working on getting the 4L65E into the car and getting the wiring harness to work with the L92 V8's ECM.
1966 GTO Part 7: Chassis Modifications V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Part of our 1966 GTO's plan includes a killer suspension system and a beefed-up chassis to support it, so we disassembled the stock stuff, popped the body off the frame, and went to town. First, the GTO's skeleton was media blasted clean of all rust, scale, and old paint. Next, we fabbed up some supports and TIG welded in some plate steel to box up the originally open frame rails for strength. Then we began to test fit the Air Ride Technologies Street Challenge suspension system... more on this later, but it's the key to making this old Goat handle like a new 'Vette!
1966 GTO: First Drive! V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - The 1966 GTO was finally ready to hit the road. We bled the Wilwood brakes, had all the fluids topped off, the ride height set, and it was time to take to the streets. Our goal was to build a car that handled flat in the corners, made lots of power, and was comfortable to drive, and the '66 GTO scored in all departments. Check it out!
1966 GTO Part 9: Air Ride Suspension Install 1 V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - This GTO is going to be driven hard, so the suspension system needs to be up for the task of not only handling well, but it also needs to have a smooth ride. To accomplish this double-duty trick, we chose to install an Air Ride Technologies Street Challenge System. We saw this system in action on a '66 Chevelle on an autocross track and couldn't believe the performance... flat cornering, predictible handling, and a smooth ride all in one. The Street Challenge System containes everything you need to transform your car's ride and handling, complete with upper and lower Strong Arm control arms front and rear, tall spindles, Shock Wave air spring / double adjustable shock combination units, Muscle Bar sway bars, Posi Link endlinks, AirPod self-contained compressor / controller / air tank, Level Pro ride height sensors and control unit, keyfob remotes, air lines, and more. This time, we're installing the front suspension components.
1965 Pontiac GTO STK # 98.mpg
Attention ladies and gentleman, we have one of the ultimate "Gentleman's Muscle Cars" here now just waiting for you to come grab her up. A numbers matching 1965 Pontiac GTO 2 door Hard-top (code 37) with the must-have factory 4spd. This stunning example of pure American muscle is P.H.S. documented and is a prime example of why GTO is an American icon of automotive history. This professionally restored "Goat" boasts a numbers matching 389 V-8 which originally produced 335hp and 431ft-lbs of torque with the 4bbl carb set-up but now has the awesome tri-power set up producing 360hp and 424ft-lbs of torque. For those of you who love slamming through gears, the stock W code M-20 wide ratio 4-spd transmission with the Saf-T-Trac rear end housing 3.23 gears, this GTO is ready to go and punish anyone willing to challenge it. Tube headers exit out full dual stainless Exhaust with Flowmasters and sound absolutely amazing. The absolutely magnificent Montero Red (code R) exterior with matching original steel wheels wrapped in bias-ply Red-line tires gives this GTO that fresh from the factory look. This is an orignal Montero Red car as shown on the PHS documents. The original black vinyl interior was changed over to red (216-35) including seats, dash, headliner, door panels and carpet. The original AM push-button radio is still mounted in the dash even with an upgraded JVC AM/FM/CD player mounted underneath the dash. New Pioneer 6x9 speakers are also mounted in the rear package tray. Rally gauge cluster with Tach, custom sports steering wheel, Soft-Ray glass all around, power steering and bucket seats are among some of the options that this stunning "Goat" boasts. The GTO standard options include Sports Type springs and shocks, special 7-blade fan and fan clutch, chrome air cleaner cover along with chrome valve covers and GTO emblems. Come on out and see this magnificent GTO and you will not be disappointed in any way.
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132417 / 1966 Pontiac GTO
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This lovely '66 GTO hardtop has been expertly restored and shows just 143 miles since it was completed. Highly documented and with a proper WT-coded engine, it's a fantastic car to show and drive this summer. It certainly appears that this was a solid car before the restoration started, and we can find no trace of replacement sheetmetal. Finished in original code D Fontaine Blue, it perfectly epitomizes the image of a GTO as all performance underneath, with an elegant, upscale look that appealed to buyers almost universally.
The engine is a WT-coded 389, which is the standard 335 horsepower engine in '66. A Tri-Power intake setup was added during the restoration using correct parts, and the engine was finished in correct Pontiac Turquoise. Detailing is nicely done, including the proper finishes on items like the master cylinder, the alternator, and even the throttle return spring. The satin black inner fenders create a beautiful frame for the turquoise V8, and even things like the hoses and clamps are correct reproduction items. This is an engine compartment you'll be proud to show.
Equipped with a 4-speed and a 10-bolt full of 3.55 gears on a Saf-T-Track limited slip, the car's performance credentials can't be dismissed. The suspension is 100% stock with the exception of some performance shock absorbers. A correct dual Exhaust system has been fitted and sounds right without being loud and obnoxious like many of the aftermarket setups. Wheels are gorgeous Rally IIs that look exceptional on the handsome GTO's Coke-bottle shape, and they wear a set of period-correct Firestone Wide Oval redline bias-ply tires.
While most GTOs painted Fontaine Blue probably received Parchment interiors, this one carries a highly unusual and very attractive code 219 Blue bucket seat setup. The combination is subtle and not flashy, although the interior is simply spectacular. With fresh seat covers, new door panels, clean carpets, and a taut headliner, there's little to fault in the driver's compartment of this Goat. With a simple two-spoke design, the steering wheel gives unbroken sight lines to the gauges, and puts the shifter just a short reach away. Correct GTO emblems are used on the door panels, and the dash features block letters that match those in the front grille. A set of black rubber Pontiac floor mats ensure that the carpets stay new indefinitely, and the trunk wears a fresh mat and carries a full-sized spare tire assembly.
Few muscle cars are as iconic as the original—the mighty GTO. This lovingly restored example is highly correct and with its unusual color combination, will stand out at a show. For many enthusiasts, the 1966-67 models are the pinnacle of GTO evolution, and when they're packing Tri-Power 389s under the hood, they're the ideal blend of performance and beauty. With some great options, this one will be a pleasure to own, and thanks to a quality restoration, some show trophies may very well be in its future. This is a great opportunity to pick up a high-quality GTO for not a lot of scratch, so if you've been waiting for the right car at the right price, don't hesitate—call now!
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1966 GTO Blog #5: The 4L65E Transmission Arrives V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - We were excited to receive the new GM 4L65E 4-speed automatic transmission from Bowler Performance Transmissions and test fit it under the GTO. It looks to be a MUCH better fit than the 6L80E. And, when combined with the GearsVendors overdrive unit and a Twist Machine Shrifter paddle shifter, this thing is always going to be in its happy RPM range.
1966 GTO - 18 Days to first drive V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - We're skipping ahead a little to post real-time coverage of the GTO build... right now, we're getting the car ready for its first drive on the 2008 Hot Rod Power Tour, and we've got 18 days to make this car a driver! We'll be posting all the detailed install videos of each component we used on the car when they're completed, but we thought a quick nightly update would be cool to share the daily progress up to the first drive. This go-around, the car will be a complete driver with a "temporary" paint scheme, as we don't have time to completely replace the quarters and trunk floor, but we'll hit that stuff after the Tour. However, the chassis and driveline should be nearly completed for the shakedown on the road!
1966 Pontiac GTO - Fly/In Cruise/In
Series #10 Part #1
Fly/In Cruise/In Video Magazine
Wilbur & Joyce Hostetler show us their immaculate 1966 Pontiac GTO. We discuss the restoration & go cruising in Marion, Indiana.
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1966 GTO Fuel Injection Swap Dash Fab V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Transplanting a modern engine into an older car presents many challenges, one being the engine management system and gauge panel display. We chose to run a Mast Motorsports M90 ECM for a variety of reasons. Mast has been a leader in the GenIV engine family for some time, and they retail a whole line of ready-to-run high performance crate engines ranging up to 700 horsepower, and when controlled by their M90 ECM, they are completely street drivable. We used the M90 ECM, a Mast harness, and their drive-by-wire throttle pedal in our GTO. The M90 features complete tunability, wideband O2 feedback, and knock sensor feedback to let high performance engines run on pump gas without issue. The L92 V8 engine uses electronic sensors on the block for vital functions, and the info is all sent to the Mast Motorsports M90 Engine Management system just as it would be in the 2007 GMC Yukon the in which engine was originally installed. The M90 features CAN network connectivity, which allows it to pass data from the ECM to other devices. Watch the video and read on how the we used very trick Mast CAN Network gauges to monitor the GTO's vitals in a clean, simple manner.