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'64 Pontiac GTO 389

 
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Sep 20, 2008 08:46 |  #1

Stan's '64 Pontiac GTO is numbers matching & is considered THE first muscle car where a big motor was an option ($295.00) in a small, lightweight LeMans body. It should put out about 360bhp, has the 389cid Tri-Power with 4-speed transmission & a 3.23 rear end.
He's had it since '02 & drives it 500 miles a year.

I especially like the "Sleeper option" of the dog dish hubcaps.

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IMO, this is the way a motor should look. Not much chrome. Just business being done. Wash it off once a year in the power car wash. ;)

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I processed these a week ago & they look better in IE than in color managed Firefox3. Firefox 3 "Enable Color Management" Trick.
When I get it right it will give you guys something else to complain about! LOL!

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Sep 20, 2008 10:52 |  #2
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They all got a bit lack of contrast.

A lot of pictures were taken in the wrong direction so you had the sun in your camera, instead of on the object.

Pictures are good, not too exciting compositions though.




  
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Sep 20, 2008 11:10 |  #3

I like your pictures, although #5 looks like it's running down hill to me. A friend of mine in the service had a 65 tri-power with a 356 rearend as I recall. It was a beast, until it blew up which was a nasty habit of the 389.


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Sep 20, 2008 11:20 |  #4

although #5 looks like it's running down hill to me

I'd call it uphill from where it's pointing, but you're right. Should have seen them sooner, but I noticed that after I'd uploaded them. If I didn't give some guys something to complain about, this would go to page 2 with 150+ views & no comments at all? :D

A lot of pictures were taken in the wrong direction so you had the sun in your camera, instead of on the object.

I noticed that, too! My mother told me that about 50 years ago! ;)


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Sep 20, 2008 21:11 as a reply to  @ PhotosGuy's post |  #5

Thanks for sharing. I like the reflections from the sun in 7.

Did those have those Trans Am style dual chrome exhaust tips from the factory or is that a add on?


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Sep 20, 2008 21:30 |  #6

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Sep 20, 2008 23:26 |  #7

#5 is my fav !


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Sep 21, 2008 08:35 |  #8

Did those have those Trans Am style dual chrome exhaust tips from the factory or is that a add on?

If I remember right, Bruce is a goat lover, so maybe he can answer that one.


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Sep 21, 2008 08:42 |  #9

Good shots!
I bet you have fun with those three carbs...............Ar​e they Rodchester's or Strombergs?


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Sep 21, 2008 11:21 |  #10

PhotosGuy wrote in post #6350662 (external link)
If I remember right, Bruce is a goat lover, so maybe he can answer that one.

Frank, I am NOT into bestiality! :evil: Of course I might make an exception for a nice GTO. ;)
Yeah, both brothers had GTO's. My older brother had a 64 like this one, complete with tripower and 4 speed, and my younger brother had a 65 with the same equipment. I believe the dual tips on the exhaust was an option on GTO's that carried forward into the Trans Ams.
I knew the 64 pretty well back then, as I was the elected mechanic. My older brother would have trouble changing his own oil. :mad:
My younger brother was more like me, and we worked on project cars together.
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Sep 21, 2008 13:33 |  #11

I completely agree on #4, everyone told me I was crazy for powder coating all the chrome engine parts I hard ordered black, but I just like a nice simple look under the hood. And that is certainly a nice simple engine, just the way I like'em :D. I also love the interior, just perfect!

Great set! It's a shame there were so many people around but what are you gonna do.




  
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Sep 21, 2008 20:34 |  #12

Thanks for the help, Bruce,

Frank, I am NOT into bestiality! Of course I might make an exception for a nice GTO.

But they're so cute!
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Sep 21, 2008 21:10 |  #13

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Thanks for the help, Bruce, But they're so cute!
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Called my older brother tonight and he said they did not come with those dual tips. He said the exhaust terminated just under the rear bumper with standard tubing.
BTW, Did you know that Tigers can be best friends with a Goat? :lol:
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Sep 22, 2008 00:14 |  #14

Nice ride.


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Sep 22, 2008 08:34 |  #15

BTW, Did you know that Tigers can be best friends with a Goat?

Well, Tony is everyone's "breakfast friend". Sadly, coyotes get no respect from anyone?
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