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Frosty

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  1. I agree with your analysis. The Stamp 8288 on the #16 head is probably B288 - which translates into Feb 28, 1968 cast date. The A168 is January 16, 1968. I think it highly unlike that your car was built this way. I suspect one of the heads was replaced at some point in time after it was built. Clearly the driver's side is the more desirable head. You can talk to a machine job about opening the passenger side up to the match the driver's side.
  2. I believe that all '67-73 GM cars should be black & aqua speckled. You can purchase that paint from Amazon. Search for "trunk spatter paint". Dupli-color, ACDelco, and OER all produced the correct paint in spray can form. Does anyone else have anything different?
  3. According to gtcarlot.com, GT convertible production was 20.8% of the 150,001 G6s sold in the US in 2007. So that is around 31,200 total.
  4. For all you OHC6 fans, here is an article for the Hot Rod Network about building up and the history of the OHC6 engine. I consider myself fortunate to have had Mac McKeller tell me personally his story about the development of this engine. https://www.hotrod.com/articles/ahead-time-pontiacs-ohc-six-build-one/?wc_mid=4035:17710&wc_rid=4035:290323&_wcsid=FB184DAC699F0C92747D0828DA5F7866C07EF97EA29490B5
  5. I agree with you Two Lane. Since it's pink from Pontiac I suspect this is a "Mary Kay" car from back in the day and it was special ordered for a woman who sold a significant amount of Mary Kay cosmetic products back then that the Mary Kay company special ordered this car for her. So I understand and appreciate it's rarity. But as you clearly state, that does not mean it is highly desirable and/or valuable. In it's given state its clearly not worth $95000. Restored....well let's just say t will be a lot closer to $95K in value. Actually I think what makes this more unique to the average GTO collector is that this appears to have the Endura bumper delete / chrome bumper option. Pontiac actually give you a credit if you ordered a chrome bumper (e.g. Lemans bumper) over the Endura bumper on the GTO. So this option on a GTO is also rather rare.
  6. 1968 PONTIAC GTO PINK MIST NOT A BARN FIND IT'S A GOLDMINE FIND - $95000 https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/d/cartersville-1968-pontiac-gto-pink-mist/6997536108.html "1968 PONTIAC GTO REAL PINK MIST ONE OWNER AS YOU READ THIS ADD PLEASE UNDER STAND THAT PONTIAC ONLY BUILT [ 8 ] PINK MIST GTO'S WITH THE CHROME FRONT BUMPER AS OF TO DATE THERE ARE ONLY [ 2 ] OF THESE CARS KNOWN TO EXIST ON THE PLANET THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT OUT GTO'S BECAUSE OF THE COLOR AND THE LOW PRODUCTION NUMBER WAS ONLT ] 8 ] NOW WITH THAT SAID LET;S GET TO THE CAR IT;S A 1968 PONTIAC GTO PINK MIST WITH WHITE INTERIOR AND WHITE VINYL TOP WITH 400 AUTO WITH HIS AN HER;S SHIFTIER FACTORY 8 TRACK TAPE PLAYER POWER ANTONIA ALL ORIGINAL WITH 38,000 MILES ON IT I HAVE THE ORIGINAL BILL OF SALE FROM THE DEALER SHIP IN ALABAMA ALONG WITH THE BILL SHEET AND THE ORIGINAL WINDOW STICKER THIS IS A ALL MATCHING NUMBERS CAR FROM FRONT TO THE REAR AND WILL NEED A COMPLETE RESTORE SO YOU ARE ASKING YOUR SELF IS THIS GUY CRAZY FOR ASKING THIS KIND OF PRICE FOR THIS CAR WELL THE ANSWER WOULD BE NO BECAUSE IF YOU ARE A CLASSIC CAR PERSON AND A COLLECTOR OF CLASSIC CARS AND A GTO COLLECTOR THEN YOU WOULD KNOW THE RARITY OF THIS CAR AND MOST IMPORTANT THE VALUE OF IT AND TO OWN A GTO THAT'S [ 2 ] LEFT IN THE WORLD OUT OF [ 8 ] WELL I'LL LEAVE THE REST UP TO YOU AND YES IT DOE'S RUN GOOD I JUST REBUILT THE CARBURETOR RIGHT NOW RUNNING OFF OF A GAS CAN UNDER THE HOOD CALL show contact info ANT THAT SOMETHING I GO TO TYPE IN THE COLOR IT DON'T EXIST I JUST RECEIVED THE PHS DOCS BUT THEY CAN NOT GIVE ME A NUMBER OF HOW MANY PINK ONES WAS MADE ALL THEY CAN TELL ME IN THE LETTER IS THAT IT IS A SPECIAL ORDERED CAR WITH THE PRO MO COLOR OF PINK MIST THEY ARE NOT SHOWING NONE IN THE RECORDS AND THEY SAID THE IT IS VERY RARE" This class is a text book example of someone who is confusing the difference between rare and valuable...and desirable. Lastly what's a POWER ANTONIA??? One of the Jersey boys? A high colonic? An ocean liner? A locomotive?
  7. Any takers that you know of yet? I'm hoping you have a lot of success. Good luck!
  8. Harvdog - I am still looking. However I am not having a lot of success (but I think you already know that) when it comes to finding interior door panels for a '72 B-car. While there are some re-pop parts for the '72 Cat that I can find, this (so far) is not one of them. I suspect calling old classic car wrecking yards and refurbishing any promising interior panels might be your only bet at this time unless you willing to go the custom upholstery route with a reputable automotive upholstery shop in your area.
  9. Okay SPRINT 6 - care to guess what the motor is in this GTO? I happen to know. HINT: It ain't a Pontiac.
  10. Quick question Last Indian - two really.... 1. Your high end premium gas - does it have one or two detergents in it? Most have only one - a handful have two - depending on the brand. 2. How often do you add your PEA fuel cleaner?
  11. Most powder coat shops in my area don't carry a "chrome" powder coat because it is not close enough to the real thing, it's too expensive, or there is no demand (locally) for it. I guess I haven't seen (or know I've seen) a PVD wheel or part to see the difference.
  12. I'm guessing that the receiver hitches were used to make use of the commercially available hitch flag poles. I don't mind bolting and unbolting the pole mounts when I need them. Thanks for taking photos of your mounts. It is quite an ingenious and easy way to go for sure.
  13. I brought Lucy home last night. She drove well. I thought I was out of the woods. When I put her away, I looked at the passenger side floor board, it looked a tad wet. I can't be sure right now since it was so dark but I suspect I may have heater core damage. I will try to confirm that this weekend when I have time and daylight. If that's true, replacing it that will really suck. It also will mean I have to trash the carpet. Uggh. Sounds like a near interior and dash tear down. Also, I will have to (at a minimum) remove the inner passenger fender to access a pair of bolts to get the heater core out. Some say it is easier to remove the whole fender. Uggh again. I will keep you posted on what I find out this weekend. The good news is I am going to look a possible garage/work shop space tonight after work. It's a 30x50, so I could store a few cars in that sucker! I am excited this could be what I've been looking for.
  14. Thanks. I've seen commercially available flag poles that attach to a regular trailer receiver hitch. I just don't have a receiver hitch on the Lemans and I really don't want to mount one just for this. I figured that I would have to someday fab up my own set.
  15. Thanks for responding. I was afraid you’d say that.
  16. Agreed. So I have a question. I notice you have flag poles mounted on the rear of the white '65 Catalina wagon. Is that something you or someone fab'd up or is it something you bought commercially? I'd like to get a set of flag poles for my '72 Lemans for parade duty too. I'd just like to buy something rather than having to fab it up.
  17. Agreed. Keep us posted. Post lots of pictures too please. We'd all like to learn.
  18. The max wheel size will be either a 7 or 8 inch wheel with either a 4 or 4.5 inch back space. Factory wheels were typically 6 inches. Now if you want absolutes, invest in an inexpensive Percy WheelRite Wheel and Tire tool from Summit Racing. It will let you measure backspacing, offset, and give you the max tire size you can fit within your wheel wells. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/php-01201
  19. I assume you are trying to restore them. Are they rusty, pitted, or just plan dingy looking? My experience with powder coating is you can only powder coat a single color. After that you have to manually paint everything else. So if you have something that is (say) black and silver, you can powder coat the entire part in one color (say black) and then hand paint the second color (e.g. silver). Also, to the best of my knowledge there is no "chrome" powder coat color, just silver. If you can post pictures of them, it would help give us an idea of what you are working with.
  20. The motors mounts may well be different. You may to research that or test fit it yourself between the mounts for the six and the eight. Bolting the straight-six vs. the straight-eight up to the transmission should not be a problem. They should have the same bolt pattern. Both engines should work under the original 6-volt or an upgraded 12-volt system. Only other things are little things like different length radiator hoses and having to adjusting the fuel line between the location of eight to the six's fuel pump. I would also check the flex plate on the eight. If the L-8 engine is locked up, the flex plate could well be rusted and pitted and you may need to source a new one. It may not even bolt up the six, you will have to double check the bolt patterns between the cranks of the six and the eight first to be sure. I suspect they will but I can't be 100% certain. In the long run, you may be better off just getting a new flex plate for the six and skip checking the old vs new. You clearly can't use the flywheel off the six.
  21. Stratman and I definitely have similar taste in cars based on the photos we took. We took photos of a lot of the same cars. I suspect for a lot of the same reasons too. Again it was great to meet up with him.
  22. The Dream Cruise is always the third Saturday in August. The Back to the Bricks events in Flint start the Monday before. It’s car guy heaven in Michigan that week and weekend!
  23. Damn glad to finally meet up with you stratman! Raven is a very awesome ‘Bird too! I look even more forward to next year’s show!
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