This is the GTO I built and raced between 1984 and 1992. Anyone know where it is? I sold it to a guy in Memphis TN when it got to the point that you couldn't be competitive without a trans break and delay box.
The picture of the baby blue 68 Tempest is how it was when I bought it from a guy named Lowel in central FL. The Dorn Brothers in Sanford did the body work and awesome Orbit Orange paint. Ken Wells built the TH400. I built the engine and rear end etc. The car weighed 3500 lbs with driver. Best ET/Speed: 1/4 mile 10.36/132mph, 1/8 mile (set up for the 1/4) 6.55/103mph, 1.48 sec. 60 foot. This is the first and only Pontiac I ever built. It was a stock bore and stroke 455 with cast rods and crank. "62" D-port heads, measured 11.2:1 compression ratio using TRW forged flat top pistions. Torquer intake, 850 Holley. Crower mechanical cam. TCI 5000 stall 8" converter. 9" Ford with 4.10 gears, Strange spool and axels. Shifts were at 5500 rpms and it went through the 1/4 mile traps at 6200 rpms. The rear tires were 14 x 33 MT (I hated the MT's, Firestones and Goodyears hooked better). I fabricated the headers from a Headman Hustler (flat collector) kit and they were worth .2 sec off the ET.
The first time out, I had $5000 in the car and ran in the 10's off the trailer with a Quadrajet. By the time I sold it, I had better than twice the money in it and had tuned 6/10th off the ET. I raced it all over FL, GA and TN and had only good times with great friends. Like they say, a bad day at the track is better than a good day at work. Hopefully I'll find some of the in car videos from Memphis where it carried the front tires 3" in the air, 6 feet out, remember, this was old school, foot breaking it.
F.A.S.T. 69 Ram Air IV GTO running 12's on G70's
This was my best run last year at Pittsburgh raceway, it ran a 12.82 with
1.80 60 foot time on G70's. This was my first year running this car and I
only had time to get used to launching the car correctly and shifting
differently. This run was done without using the clutch to shift, I also
tried speed shifting(not letting off the gas and bumping the clutch) and
did not pick up any time. The engine is a 69 428 built to RAIV specs with
an M-20 and 4.11 rear. I am going through the entire car and looking to
pick up more time this year.
Epic GTO Judge Spinning thru the gears!
GTO Judge RA 400 lighting them up and click the link to find out the
history of this incredible car!
1970 Pontiac GTO double blower - Blown Pro Street
This is a 70 Pontiac GTO w/ a 474ci Pontiac engine with a 8-71 blower on
top of a 6-71 blower with a SuperChiller Intercooler under them. The paint color
is PPG Orange Glow over a silver base and the interior is Allante Buckskin.
This video was taken at the 2006 Pontiac Nationals in Norwalk Ohio.
Mecum Auction Presents - Lot # S118 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge
For the 1969 season, Arnie Beswick campaigned a three-car team, the "Super
Judge" Funny Car, the "Righteous Judge" Pro Stocker and this original Ram
Air IV, 4-speed Judge, which was sponsored by the Chicagoland Pontiac
Dealers and competed in NHRA D/Stock. One of only a handful of no-option
cars built specifically for drag racing, the Judge was factory-built with a
hand-selected Ram Air IV and came without sound deadener or seam sealer to
further reduce weight. As a legal D/Stocker, the Judge ran in the 12.40s at
109-110 miles per hour.
Featuring period custom paint by Dick Skully, American Racing wheels and a
correct Ram Air IV, this car is in its original 1969 race condition and has
been authenticated by Mr. Beswick. This Judge is a great time capsule from
"The Farmer's" storied career.
700+ Horsepower Supercharged GTO Review! -Taming a Goat
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For this video, I headed to Newport News to meet up with a friend of mine
named El Freeman, who has a monstrous 2004 Pontiac GTO pushing 705 wheel horsepower! I thank
all of you guys for watching, and stay awesome!
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