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Old 23-08-2013, 09:22 PM
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Hi Guys n Gals, I tried to find someone with a 66/67 goat build thread but no joy so I thought I would start one. This is my 66 Pontiac GTO which I intend to bring back to new with some mod cons. First lot of pics is from the car yard in Vegas
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Old 23-08-2013, 09:25 PM
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Nice one Mark.
What are the "mod cons" you have planned?
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Old 23-08-2013, 09:31 PM
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Nice start Mark, look forward to seeing more.
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Old 23-08-2013, 09:31 PM
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These couple from when I picked it up after a few months in transit. The guys in California could have stored it better
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Old 23-08-2013, 09:37 PM
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Thanks Guys, These are after a wash and a new set of round thingies. Will stick the list of repairs and mod cons shortly Kev.
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Old 23-08-2013, 09:50 PM
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Nice one Mark.
What are the "mod cons" you have planned?
Hi Nev,
Firstly. I need to do some repairs to get it over the pits. The Starter works occasionally (1 in 15 attempts) so it needs replacing.
I need to do a fuel and oil filter change and replace the Sump gasket and a couple of fuses. The carbi needs a good service. Basically the usual stuff for a car that's been sitting for nearly 8 months.

As for Mod Cons, over time of course:
Full Disc Brake kit - Undecided what brand but probably 6pot up front
2 inch drop spindles to get the front down - In person the stance could do with it.
EFI Carb swap out - Need more research and advice on this as I have heard good and bad.
Almost forgot - Complete new exhaust

Long term want to do a full strip and repaint (stick with same original colour) as it has had a top coat respray that isn't the best.

But that's about it.

I am lucky enough to have plenty of room to keep everything I take off. So can always go back.
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Old 23-08-2013, 10:05 PM
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nice to see another pontiac in perth, looks like a nice car.
think carefully about drop spindles, also check the rear main, one of the pontiac joys. lol
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Old 23-08-2013, 10:15 PM
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nice to see another pontiac in perth, looks like a nice car.
think carefully about drop spindles, also check the rear main, one of the pontiac joys. lol
Will do, measure twice cut once and all that. Going to redo all the bush's before I do anything. I suspect that will help. As for rear main, will add that to my list of checks. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 23-08-2013, 10:24 PM
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Sweet ride Mark.
Gotta love a goat....u know what I mean....
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I love the colour combination it really makes the car.
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Old 28-08-2013, 01:22 AM
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Ok Guys n Gals, looking for some advice. I need to get serious about my decision on which way to go with my Disc Brakes. I am keen to hear people suggestions for a full disc brake kit for the goat. My experience is limited to replacing broken bits on late model cars so when it comes to aftermarket upgrades I have not a clue. I only have 3 requirements:
  • Must stop the car well
  • Must be very reliable
  • Want same decent size discs front and back
So please fire away with your suggestions and maybe a supplier?

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Well, nobody will like my suggestion, but I've owned a '66 goat with this setup and it worked well.

HQ/Z Holden discs up front and factory drums in the rear.

The whole stub axle assembly will bolt to the Pontiac control arms. Use the Holden master cylinder and prop. valve/distribution block.

The only minor issue you'll find is that they're be a lot of shims in the upper control arm to get the correct wheel alignment. I left it like that in my car and it was fine (my then wife used the car as daily transport for a couple of years and was happy with the brakes).

If having too many shims is an issue for you, Moog make (or at least used to make) an offset upper control arm shaft for a sagged chassis. Fitting this would reduce the shims required.
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Old 28-08-2013, 10:59 AM
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Well, nobody will like my suggestion, but I've owned a '66 goat with this setup and it worked well.

HQ/Z Holden discs up front and factory drums in the rear.

The whole stub axle assembly will bolt to the Pontiac control arms. Use the Holden master cylinder and prop. valve/distribution block.

The only minor issue you'll find is that they're be a lot of shims in the upper control arm to get the correct wheel alignment. I left it like that in my car and it was fine (my then wife used the car as daily transport for a couple of years and was happy with the brakes).

If having too many shims is an issue for you, Moog make (or at least used to make) an offset upper control arm shaft for a sagged chassis. Fitting this would reduce the shims required.
Thanks Chris, because I havent started, and the existing brakes will be used to get it over the pits, I am open to all suggestions. I would rather go with Discs all round though. That said everything is open to contemplation. If nothing I will hopefully learn a thing or two
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Remember your wheel diameter will limit selection on disc / caliper assemblies.
Have you increased the wheel size?
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Summit Racing in the USA have kits available.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/rs...tiac/model/gto
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