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    69 GTO Build

    Bought this GTO a couple months back. Towed her home and instantly pulled the drivetrain and the rest of the car apart. I have a 72 Lemans that is being pulled apart to build this one.

    - 468 Stroker (500/550)

    - TH-400

    - Quick Performance 9 inch

    - SC&C Suspension

    - Dakota digitals

    - Vintage Air

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    '72 Lemans
    468 Stroker; Aluminum KRE D-Ports ported by CVMS (10.2 comp); XR288HR Comp Cam; Port Matched Performer RPM; Quick Fuel Carb; Doug Long Tube Headers, 2.5 exhaust with H-pipe and Flowmasters; TH-400 w/11" 2800 stall; 9" Rear w/Eaton TruTrac Diff and 3.50 gears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wacker7977 View Post
    instantly pulled the drivetrain

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    Yes! Thank you!

    Nick ~
    1969 Cutlass

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    Looks like a good solid car to start with, I will be following
    Eric
    Building 1969 GTO - Roadster Shop chassis, LQ9 w LS3 heads and rebuild parts from TSP, Bowler prepped Magnum T56 6 spd, 3 Link Strange 9" w Speedway Floater Hubs, Wilwood 14" F - 13" R brakes, 275.18 - 345.19
    https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/94970-69-GTO-Build

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    It's the reason I bought it. The body was done really nice and great shape. Pulling all the mechanics out of the 72 Lemans because that body is a basket case. The wife didn't like me dumping money into that car. She wanted looks I wanted fun so we compromised and bought a beautiful car.
    Quote Originally Posted by ekmxryda View Post
    Looks like a good solid car to start with, I will be following


    '72 Lemans
    468 Stroker; Aluminum KRE D-Ports ported by CVMS (10.2 comp); XR288HR Comp Cam; Port Matched Performer RPM; Quick Fuel Carb; Doug Long Tube Headers, 2.5 exhaust with H-pipe and Flowmasters; TH-400 w/11" 2800 stall; 9" Rear w/Eaton TruTrac Diff and 3.50 gears.


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    Awesome man, that's a great mod list to start!
    http://www.TheFOAT.com/92GTA
    1969 Pontiac Firebird
    w/BP 461ci stroker kit, 670 heads & XE274H cam. Primer black w/black interior.
    1992 Pontiac Trans Am GTA w/SLP Performance Package. Dark Jade Grey Metallic, grey leather, T-Tops.

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    Got the engine dropped in today.Name:  20200208_181336.jpeg
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    '72 Lemans
    468 Stroker; Aluminum KRE D-Ports ported by CVMS (10.2 comp); XR288HR Comp Cam; Port Matched Performer RPM; Quick Fuel Carb; Doug Long Tube Headers, 2.5 exhaust with H-pipe and Flowmasters; TH-400 w/11" 2800 stall; 9" Rear w/Eaton TruTrac Diff and 3.50 gears.

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    I love getting new parts. Pypes 2.5" exhaust system with race pro mufflers.Name:  20200314_103131.jpeg
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    '72 Lemans
    468 Stroker; Aluminum KRE D-Ports ported by CVMS (10.2 comp); XR288HR Comp Cam; Port Matched Performer RPM; Quick Fuel Carb; Doug Long Tube Headers, 2.5 exhaust with H-pipe and Flowmasters; TH-400 w/11" 2800 stall; 9" Rear w/Eaton TruTrac Diff and 3.50 gears.

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    Heck yeah man! I love my LS swap for so many reasons, but man do I miss the Big Olds sometimes, that torque made it feel like a blower was bolted on and the sound of it barely hanging on to a 1000rpm idle...mmmmm lol.

    you've got a lot of great systems going into this car it looks like-especially the SC&C arms and the TrueTrac.

    What do you plan to do with it?

    1969 442 6.0L LQ9 T56
    Fab9 w/ custom 3 Link conversion
    FAYS2 Watts link
    Thanks to Mark at SC&C for his honesty and passion for the sport, and Ron Sutton for the wealth of knowledge that has helped shape so many of the cars on this site.

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    The plan was mainly a cruiser that I can get in and go have some fun but I really like the classic styles with modern touches. Like suspension, ac, brakes and other things but keep the spirit of a muscle car. The SC&C kit gives me the flexibility to go to the strip, autox, and street and have fun with a car that will run well in each event.
    '72 Lemans
    468 Stroker; Aluminum KRE D-Ports ported by CVMS (10.2 comp); XR288HR Comp Cam; Port Matched Performer RPM; Quick Fuel Carb; Doug Long Tube Headers, 2.5 exhaust with H-pipe and Flowmasters; TH-400 w/11" 2800 stall; 9" Rear w/Eaton TruTrac Diff and 3.50 gears.