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NOTROD
Buffalo

USA
64 Posts

Posted - 07 Jan 2016 :  10:35:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey everyone!

I've been browsing this forum for about 2 years now and figured it was time to jump in. I don't really do forums and I'm not on social media, but I've found some useful info on this site and wanted to be able to offer advice or help someone else out if possible. So here I am!

Well, this is my car.....

[url=https://flic.kr/p/BHYBBh][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/BHYBBh]IMG_1061[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/139080733@N02/]Gary Kelley[/url], on Flickr

It's a 71 LeMans Sport and is far from original. It's a 455 bored .030, 400 heads (5C), Edelbrock intake, Comp Cams 268H, Flowtech 4 tube headers, HEI with Blackbox digital ignition controller, a Quadrajet that works friggin' awesome, Muncie 4spd and 10 bolt posi with 3.31 gears. I bought it about two and a half years ago and it needed lots of work. I'll post more pics of the rebuild process when I get them uploaded. The interior was basically nonexistent so it's been completely redone. The body was in decent shape, but was repainted. Horsepower? No clue. Quarter mile time? No idea. What I do know is....it rides, drives and runs beautifully and the wife gets nervous when she gets in! I've had her hanging on for dear life more than once.
Anyway....glad to be here, love the forum and looking forward to getting to know some of you guys.

Gary

Blued and Painted
Chief PONTIAC

USA
3409 Posts

Posted - 08 Jan 2016 :  01:01:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome Gery.


Bull Nose Formula/ 461/ Q-Jet/
TH400/ 3.08 8.5 / R44TS.
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67drake
Sitting Duck

Azerbaijan
1501 Posts

Posted - 08 Jan 2016 :  08:09:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome!
Looks like a clean car.


71' GTO Original 400 M20 3.23 posi
13.95@102.1 MPH on street tires
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cortcomp
Coyote

USA
5338 Posts

Posted - 08 Jan 2016 :  08:38:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit cortcomp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Welcome, sharp car!
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Bill Boyle
Horse Feathers (Charter Member)

USA
4795 Posts

Posted - 08 Jan 2016 :  08:57:22 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bill Boyle's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very nice, indeed.

"Dedicated to keeping the classic Pontiac engine alive."

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400 bored +.030, forged TRW pistons, ported 62 heads, Hedman headers, 2.5 SS dual exhaust X Pypes, Comp 276AH10 cam, Scorpion 1.65 RR, 850 Q-jet, stock intake & tuned HEI; original owner.
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NOTROD
Buffalo

USA
64 Posts

Posted - 10 Jan 2016 :  11:28:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Before...

on Flickr

During...

on Flickr

on Flickr

After...

on Flickr

on Flickr

It took me about 9 months start to finish. It's not perfect, but I intended for it to be a driver and that's exactly what i do with it.

By the way, I read with interest, the heated debate that took place last October about LS swaps into Pontiac engine bays. While I can understand the appeal of doing one of these swaps for some folks, especially the younger people, I personally will NEVER have anything but a Pontiac engine in this car. If I had no other choice but a Chevy engine, I'd sell the car. Not worried about it though. I'm confident this big boy will run until I'm dead. I'm 45 and I drive this car all over the place. Thanks for looking - Gary
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NOTROD
Buffalo

USA
64 Posts

Posted - 10 Jan 2016 :  11:40:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry about the small pics. I didn't want to slow things down too much. I can post larger ones if anybody wants a closer look.
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rkellerjr
Many Feathers

USA
1260 Posts

Posted - 12 Jan 2016 :  2:14:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice, very nice, and welcome.

Rich
1975 TA - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR86YT69yeY
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GtoGuy32
Cochise

USA
842 Posts

Posted - 13 Jan 2016 :  12:07:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome Gary, nice ride. You did a great job on your car!

Dave
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NOTROD
Buffalo

USA
64 Posts

Posted - 13 Jan 2016 :  8:33:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys!
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Phil
The Great White Buffalo

USA
7221 Posts

Posted - 13 Jan 2016 :  9:20:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice! Thanks for sharing and welcome to the forum!

Bowties are for Pee-wee Herman. "Chevy": even the name sounds cheap, but not as cheap as your Pontiac will be with an LS transplant.
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NOTROD
Buffalo

USA
64 Posts

Posted - 13 Jan 2016 :  10:37:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Phil.

on Flickr
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Sparafucile
Sitting Bull

158 Posts

Posted - 20 Jan 2016 :  10:31:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry it took me so long to get over my envy and say is a beauty !

Spara
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cortcomp
Coyote

USA
5338 Posts

Posted - 20 Jan 2016 :  10:32:34 AM  Show Profile  Visit cortcomp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Definitely makes me miss my 71, but i do have to say i love my 69 instead.
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Phil
The Great White Buffalo

USA
7221 Posts

Posted - 10 Feb 2016 :  2:24:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I especially like the look of those Rally II's on that car.

Bowties are for Pee-wee Herman. "Chevy": even the name sounds cheap, but not as cheap as your Pontiac will be with an LS transplant.
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NOTROD
Buffalo

USA
64 Posts

Posted - 10 Feb 2016 :  3:26:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Phil, I really like them too. I've always thought the Rally II was one of the best looking factory wheels out there. I think that's what drew me to Pontiac in the first place. Then I drove one and that sealed the deal.
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