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looking at a Nocturne / black Tri-Power four speed 3.90 HD rear, metallic brakes. tach and not much else. PHS shows HD fan. Radiator and air cleaner. Ride and handling and HD Posi. Doesn't all that HD cooling come on a GTO optioned car anyway? This one has been sitting in a barn sans drivetrain for @ forty years...straight with NO rust! What is the correct engine code? I was thinking 76x? Mine has a big car engine but it's just a LeMans anyway. Anyone have a correct block and/or heads to sell? Intake is still with the car. Not overly concerned about date codes. Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Ron - Sounds like a good car to build, keep us posted.

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looking at a Nocturne / black Tri-Power four speed 3.90 HD rear, metallic brakes. tach and not much else. PHS shows HD fan. Radiator and air cleaner. Ride and handling and HD Posi. Doesn't all that HD cooling come on a GTO optioned car anyway? This one has been sitting in a barn sans drivetrain for @ forty years...straight with NO rust! What is the correct engine code? I was thinking 76x? Mine has a big car engine but it's just a LeMans anyway. Anyone have a correct block and/or heads to sell? Intake is still with the car. Not overly concerned about date codes. Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance.


You will want the W in the code for the correct 4speed block. I am building two 64 tripower 4speed engines. One will be a stocker type and the other a ringer. One of my blocks has the W stamped before the 76x, or W76X and the other stamped as 76XW. Anyone seen this before? Will get a couple of pics and post.

I may part with one of these longblocks. Preferably the stocker build.

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You will want the W in the code for the correct 4speed block. I am building two 64 tripower 4speed engines. One will be a stocker type and the other a ringer. One of my blocks has the W stamped before the 76x, or W76X and the other stamped as 76XW. Anyone seen this before? Will get a couple of pics and post.

I may part with one of these longblocks. Preferably the stocker build.
Research shows X block is 3-speed...XW or W added in front of the number sounds like what was explained to me as the factory using 3-speed leftover blocks in four speed cars. Now...the plot thickens. PHS on this car lists it as an M-20 car...but lists the engine code as 76x. Four barrel cars were 78x according to PHS, that is. That said...either would work for me...and also prefer the stock build. How much? And some details if you could. Much obliged!

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I bought my '64 GTO new with tri-power and a 4-speed. The block code was 76X. The W was stamped later and didn't look like a part of the code number, but it was.

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I bought my '64 GTO new with tri-power and a 4-speed. The block code was 76X. The W was stamped later and didn't look like a part of the code number, but it was.
For future reference that may help others....
That is the way the W76X block is in the first pic.
The second pic is the 76XW.
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headed out@ 3am to pick up the car...so the saga begins!

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Ron - Any updates or pics of the new GTO?

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Should have you some updates soon on the nocturne blue 64. I am going to post the restoration in the 64 forum. We should have back I our possession end of next week. It is currently painted and back on frame. Thanks

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Should have you some updates soon on the nocturne blue 64. I am going to post the restoration in the 64 forum. We should have back I our possession end of next week. It is currently painted and back on frame. Thanks
this is definitely a "the teacher becomes the student" situation. My son decided to "outshine" me several years back when we were doing
predominantly '69 GTO's...but he's taking this '64 thing to a whole other level. Paint is outstanding...detail will not embarrass it in any way,shape or form. I gotta say the folks we met at the Nat's this year are veritable fountains of information! (Bill Ryder and Brody in particular...but there are others) I love this place and these folks!!! None of this would be possible without your willingness to share information and generosity in sharing your parts stashes....and I've already forgiven y'all for making me feel ignorant...which I was when it came to these cars...but I'm learning every day thanks to you guys. Anyway...I digress. Stay tuned...as this is guaranteed to only get better. Hang around here and you'll learn to do one of these cars right!

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Just realized I never came back and posted "fully done" photos.
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What's the story on this? PHS shows tripower but the other paperwork posted shows 4bbl.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/302405769046?ul_noapp=true

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Just got this car a few weeks ago. Listed in the Reno/Sparks Craigslist. Second owner since 1966! Has all original 76xw motor/trans and one repaint. Looking to change the wheels and replace weatherstripping for now.
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WOW! Congrats. That's a great car!

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