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Old 05-21-2016, 10:16 AM
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Default '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.

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...Some Pics....
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Wow, wow, wow, Dennis! Pics!


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...and a few more...

more to come later.
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Looking good. Great shape. Another one for the pole barn.

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Very cool Dennis!

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Good luck! Cool car!

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What's the map for this journey?

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

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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?

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What's the map for this journey?
Mike...long with lots of twists and turns...

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Thanks Kyle, Jack, Mike and 1oldgoat.

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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.
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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.

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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?

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Love it! She's a beaut!

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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?

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

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

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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.
OK Dennis.
Is hood tach listed on PHS?

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