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SD455DJ 05-21-2016 10:16 AM

'71 455 HO GT-37 Journey Begins
 
Finally got a chance to take a look at the GT-37 I bought from Mike Robbins last year during the coldest February on record, so its been hibernating since then. Put it up on the lift to give it a good visual survey and found it to be really solid. The only bad area in the trunk floor where the original owner kept an open bag of salt that spilled and did what it does best to automotive sheet metal. The floors, quarters, fenders, core support, doors are great shape. It does need the usual lower rear window metal repair.

The motor is the numbers matching original as are the no-date heads. I will need to find another 7041267 carb and RA exhaust manifolds. The intake and crossover are proper too.

Dennis

SD455DJ 05-21-2016 10:18 AM

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...Some Pics....

kylek350 05-21-2016 10:18 AM

Wow, wow, wow, Dennis! Pics!


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SD455DJ 05-21-2016 10:20 AM

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SD455DJ 05-21-2016 10:22 AM

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more to come later.

Jack Peters 05-21-2016 11:00 AM

Looking good. Great shape. Another one for the pole barn.

MikeNoun 05-21-2016 11:08 AM

Very cool Dennis! http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy088.gif

1oldgoat 05-21-2016 01:50 PM

Good luck! Cool car!

Judge273 05-21-2016 03:53 PM

What's the map for this journey?

'ol Pinion head 05-21-2016 04:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Judge273 (Post 5578675)
What's the map for this journey?

If the route extends like mine, it hemorages $$$$ at every bend.

trishieldchief 05-21-2016 04:27 PM

Dennis
Is this the GT from California?
Is it a factory UB5 Hood tach car?
Should have heater nipple on top side of AC shroud?
Post PHS?

SD455DJ 05-21-2016 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Judge273 (Post 5578675)
What's the map for this journey?

Mike...long with lots of twists and turns...

SD455DJ 05-21-2016 05:49 PM

Thanks Kyle, Jack, Mike and 1oldgoat.

Dennis

SD455DJ 05-21-2016 06:01 PM

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Rich, Yes it is the Canyon Copper loaded car from CA, originally from Texas. Yep, hood tach, gauges, formula wheel, M-13 3-spd (they probably thought it came std with the M-22), 3.31 Saf-T-Track, and lots of little options that total up to 35 in all. I looked for evidence of a nipple on the a/c suitcase and didn't see anything (yet). Since it was a Texas ordered car made in Fremont, CA, maybe they didn't install the vent defogger system. The hood tack is an original, not sure to this car, but didn't have the nipple.

SD455DJ 05-21-2016 07:13 PM

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Originally Posted by 'ol Pinion head (Post 5578678)
If the route extends like mine, it hemorages $$$$ at every bend.

Roger, I've been hemorging from finishing 4 cars this last year; the 74 GTO, the 71 Formula, the 70 LeMans, and the 70 Tempest. I've got no more cash to bleed, so this one is going to take a little more creative (read: low cost) route. More to come once we figure that out.

Do you have any pictures of your 71 GT-37 and T-37? Or build sheet or PHS? I'm curious to learn more about your HO's.

Dennis

poncho-mike 05-21-2016 09:19 PM

Many years back, I bought a 71 455HO out of a 71 GTO. It didn't have ram air, so it had the 7041267 carb. I might have sold it, but it could also be put up somewhere. The block had April 1971 dates. How closely does that match up with your car?

Mike

PB 05-21-2016 09:27 PM

Love it! She's a beaut!

SD455DJ 05-21-2016 09:30 PM

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Originally Posted by poncho-mike (Post 5578805)
Many years back, I bought a 71 455HO out of a 71 GTO. It didn't have ram air, so it had the 7041267 carb. I might have sold it, but it could also be put up somewhere. The block had April 1971 dates. How closely does that match up with your car?

Mike

Mike, this car is a 12C build date, but I'm not fussy about exact date components. Let me know if you find it.

Thanks, Dennis

SD455DJ 05-21-2016 09:36 PM

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Originally Posted by PB (Post 5578808)
Love it! She's a beaut!

Thanks Pat. Now I need one of your T-shirts and 455 HO banners now that I'm in the A-body club.

Dennis

trishieldchief 05-22-2016 07:38 AM

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Originally Posted by SD455DJ (Post 5578738)
Rich, Yes it is the Canyon Copper loaded car from CA, originally from Texas. Yep, hood tach, gauges, formula wheel, M-13 3-spd (they probably thought it came std with the M-22), 3.31 Saf-T-Track, and lots of little options that total up to 35 in all. I looked for evidence of a nipple on the a/c suitcase and didn't see anything (yet). Since it was a Texas ordered car made in Fremont, CA, maybe they didn't install the vent defogger system. The hood tack is an original, not sure to this car, but didn't have the nipple.

OK Dennis.
Is hood tach listed on PHS?


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