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#21 Duke

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 08:48 PM

The Goat ran last week for the first time, refurbished tank, new fuel pump blah blah blah and assorted expensive bits. Sounds awesome through the headers though. Lots of work ahead.
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Posted 16 November 2006 - 06:52 AM

Does anyone think I'll go to hell if I go with side pipes on my GTO?

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 05:25 PM

...Think I've located a v12 with Webers for the GTO. Photos on sunday.

I'll run the 6 for at least a year while I collect parts and plan the swap. It'll be a bit of a shame now that I've drop all this coin on getting it to run so well.
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Posted 18 November 2006 - 06:50 PM

DUKE... How much $$$ are you having to pay???

...Think I've located a v12 with Webers for the GTO. Photos on sunday.

I'll run the 6 for at least a year while I collect parts and plan the swap. It'll be a bit of a shame now that I've drop all this coin on getting it to run so well.



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Posted 18 November 2006 - 06:52 PM

Boy from Oz... I'm not afraid of burning in hell but I worry about where you might put those side pipes after you yank them from my car.

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 06:58 PM

Hey Mike,
Although "Oz" does have strong feelings about the sidepipes keep this in mind while doing your build. It is "your" car. If in fact a true to original or "replica" is what you're going for then maybe not. This is an expression of yourself. Of your personality and character (probably why you didn't just buy a factory built car). You obviously want something original and unique. I've seen pics of a VR with pipes...not bad. And everything is reversible. Consider that at the end of the day you have to like the car.

Oz, I received the manuals. They look awesome. Great job. Thanks.

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 07:08 PM

Thanks Con Brio. I'm not REALLY concerned about what anyone thinks:mrgreen: I'm just looking for opinions. I appreciate your input and encouragement. Oh... what happened to the valve covers?:-D

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 06:29 PM

Now the proud owner of a v12 Jag engine with four dual throat webers and a tranny. Very cool hot rodder sold them to me for a song. He had a v12 '26 ford roadster - beautiful, and didn't need the spare stuff.

The thing is gorgeous. I'll get photos up soon.
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Posted 21 November 2006 - 01:16 AM

not to bug you all but where can i find the body kit to do this to my Z? ever since i found out the guy that produced them is located in the city i live in i've been having a field day of imagination

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 06:11 AM

There are at least 3 sources. If someone else hasn't posted the links, I'll post them tonight.

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 12:55 PM

You want to think the whole process through before you do anything. Think about how much time, money, skills and resources you will have for the project. I bet there are plenty of half-finished (one-hundredth finished more likely) replicas lying around in garages all over the place. You could start looking there or you could buy a complete 6 cyl car (I think the one that has been on e-bay for months would take $20,000) and add your own V8, or, you can can do a full rotisserie-up build or somewhere in between. It's your call, but don't put any side-pipes on it - right, Mike! That's what Cobras were designed for.
You might want to try these for starters, and good luck:
http://www.zcarkits.com/
http://www.thunderranch.com/gto.html
http://www.scorpionzcars.com/
http://www.classicrevival.com.au/
http://www.kitcarz.com/



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Posted 21 November 2006 - 02:06 PM

Hey Ozzie Boy... I think I'll put dragster pipes on mine. They'll exit through big holes on top of the fenders just outside of the hood edge!!:icon54:

Oh, and you forgot this one link... www.reactionresearch.com

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 11:28 PM

yeah i found the thunder ranch site but i was curious if their kit is topless or not. i wouldn't want to swim in the rain. and i would prefer it if it wasnt a convertible top kit, which is what im looking for and can't seem to find. Oh it will take quite some time before i go through with this and plan on making it look very swell, i have a 75' 280z and one day was like whaaat that looks amazing. i can do that to my car? haha well thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Google sucks hahaha

edit: thanks i found everything my heart could desire haha beats buying a real ferrari. hell of a lot cheaper.

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 04:54 AM

I've seen 2 or 3 removeable tops for the Thunder Ranch roadster but they were all custom-made.

#35 Duke

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 11:16 PM

Here's one on ebay with the motor out just begging for an 8 or 12.

http://images.google...ari&rls=en&sa=N

Item number: 280054799193

Wonder what the reserve is...
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#36 Duke

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 11:32 PM

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#37 Boy from Oz

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 03:11 AM

You want inspiration ... here's inspiration!

www.mototechnique.com/250GTO_p1.htm

Note in particular where the exhaust are!

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 07:10 AM

Yep... straight out the back. I can feel my short-hairs burning just for even THINKING about side pipes.

Note in particular where the exhaust are!



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Posted 29 November 2006 - 08:41 PM

Mike that's damn funny.

Oz I spent half a night going through that sight a while back. It's unbelievable...
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#40 Duke

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 09:08 PM

Chewievette, con brio, dot... anyone else have pics of their GTO?
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