250 GTO Owners Thread
Posted 02 December 2006 - 09:42 PM
Posted 02 December 2006 - 09:49 PM
Here it is uploaded: Mike's Car
Posted 02 December 2006 - 09:57 PM
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Posted 06 December 2006 - 01:14 PM
Sorry. Don't know the exact tire sizes. I'll find out and let ya know. They came with the car and I haven't paid them much attention.
Posted 22 December 2006 - 08:17 PM
Per your request - and to help make this the "Official GTO Owners" thread - here are a couple of pictures of my car.
PS - Thank you for your support! Seriously, it's been great to watch each of you develop your own versions of the ultimate classic. Please let me know if I can help.
Edited by SpeedRacer, 19 April 2014 - 05:03 PM.
Posted 05 January 2007 - 10:17 AM
Posted 07 January 2007 - 05:30 AM
I have not been able to locate any side indicators that match the GTO shape so I will be buying them from England for 27 pounds. Santa gave me a couple of GTO books and I have had a read over the break. It seems that no two similar GTOs were ever built so it’s somewhat impossible to create an exact replica anyway. Oh, by the way I managed to obtain one Honda lock – one to go!
I actually did some work on my project and built the rotisserie. It had been thirty years plus since I last welded and I forgot to cover up. I have flash burns over arms and legs … I’m loving it! What is it they say, “no pain no gain”. I’m building up a real affinity with this car.
If you haven't already seen this you might be interested:
Posted 07 January 2007 - 02:36 PM
I was hoping there was a fast/easy/no-brainer answer to the lights. I actually have two that fit but they're mismatched. I'll just look for another set this size. I'm not looking for anything that precise. If I was worried about authenticity, I would save a couble hundred thousand bucks (never in my lifetime) and have a true "replica" built. Since this is a kit car, I'm not really that concerned. Besides, the Chevy V8 is a dead give-away anyway:biggrin:
Posted 01 February 2007 - 04:44 PM
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Posted 04 February 2007 - 09:35 AM
Is anyone interested in Polo shirts, T-shirts, or lightweight jackets with a 250 GTO theme? I'm not looking to make any money (not enough sales). Maybe these could include Datsun and/or hybridz info too. I'm just judging interest before I spend any time drawing up designs.
Posted 04 February 2007 - 05:38 PM
Posted 05 February 2007 - 09:33 AM
I agree with Peter and I think the Honda lock is a much more elegant solution that more closely replicates the original GTO door button than the MG version does. The fabricated door mechanism seems to have a few people confused but it is really quite simple. There is a bracket that holds it to the door using the original door handle bolt holes. On one end of that bracket is a round sleeve that the Honda door button cylinder slides in to. The only moving part changes the horizontal motion from the Honda door button plunger to the vertical motion required to operate the original Datsun door latch by connecting to the stock Datsun adjustable push rod.
BTW, thanks for the great pictures Here comes trouble and they will help explain my modifications.
Please note that on the pictures you can see a long rectangular raised boss on the side of the Honda door lock. The Honda lock cylinder slides in the round part of the fabricated bracket and is held in by a standard door lock clip. I ground a square notch in the round retaining tube on the bracket so this boss on the cylinder will slide into the notch and prevent the cylinder for rotating. Check out the pictures of original GTO's and you will see that some have the finger pull pointing down and other ones have them pointing rearward. So it's your choice where to put the notch.
I also filed that same rectangular boss on the cylinder down with a small round file next to the head. I then picked up a couple of black "O" rings at the local hardware store that would just slide over the cylinder. These O-rings act as a compression point to keep the clips tight, take up any irregularities in the door panel, seal the lock to door area and provides a finished look.
And last, you can use the stock door lock clips but they are very hard to install. I fabricated my own clips out of 1/8â€ piano wire. This allowed me to slide the clips down over the cylinder from the back side instead of trying to slip the clip in sideways.
When complete, it looks great and functions very well.
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