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  1. chelle

    250 GTO Owners Thread

    Great progress!! I too am changing the size and shape of the back window and doors. Thanks for sharing!!
  2. chelle

    250 GTO Owners Thread

    Aww, cool, thanks for the insight.. I've been seriously considering the Automirage..
  3. chelle

    250 GTO Owners Thread

    Amazing pics Jeff!!! Thanks so much for sharing them! I have thought about building one of the BMW based kits.. Were those this kit? http://mirageautomotive.co.uk/
  4. chelle

    250 GTO Owners Thread

    Thanks! The nose on yours looks more like an Alpha1 that someone cut the hood down on though. I'm going on the shape of the carious openings in the nose and the shape of the area around the parking lights, primarily. Looks like a great start!! Did you join the Facebook group too?
  5. chelle

    250 GTO Owners Thread

    Can't wait to see your progress pics!
  6. chelle

    250 GTO Owners Thread

    It's looking amazing!!!!! Thanks for sharing! Is it okay if I share these with the GTO replica fans on our Facebook group ?
  7. chelle

    250 GTO Owners Thread

    Aww.. i missed that story.. and have a few of his books. Thanks for the heads up.
  8. chelle

    250 GTO Owners Thread

    Welcome, Rockford! I have seen a few completed cars in Canada in the last few weeks.. I'll do some digging and see if I can find again too
  9. chelle

    250 GTO Owners Thread

    YES!! Wonderful job!!! How did you modify the stock window frames?
  10. chelle

    250 GTO Owners Thread

    Nope, and neither can most V8s people put in this chassis. 6400 rpm stock, well blueprinted maybe 7000, which is more than most overhead valve, non race prepped, single cam engines as it has overhead cams. I do want a Hartley type V8 for my black fiero .. that goes to 14k redline.. but the price still hurts my brain.
  11. chelle

    250 GTO Owners Thread

    The 12 weighs less than a cast iron Small Block Chevy V8.. I think mine was about 325lbs.. an 12 cylinder has a distinct sound and smoothness.. The original GTOs had an all aluminum (2.5 liter) SOHC V12.. the BMW is 5-6 liter, SOHC and external dimensions and weight are about the same as the Ferrari engine Different strokes for different folks (pun intended)
  12. chelle

    250 GTO Owners Thread

    Also, did you get ignition system figured out? I followed the discussion on one of the BMW forums and saw Fred with the V12 Vette was showing his setup with 12 individual coils. I run 6 dual plug coils and waste spark (fire coils on both the compression and exhaust stroke), which means any ignition computer that can fire 6 coils can manage it. And I batch fire injectors To fire 12 + injectors individually i would need to either get an EFI technologies ECU (almost $5k) or treat the engine as 2 six cylinders and run a computer for the left bank, and another for the right bank.. even with the EFI Tech ECU, you still have to use waste spark.. Short of a custom configured MoTeC M880, with 12 ignition outputs (for around $3k), waste spark is necessary unless you want to treat the engine like 2 six cylinders.
  13. chelle

    250 GTO Owners Thread

    Welcome!! Isn't this the car that was listed with several Alphas on "Bring a trailer" in the Pacific northwest a couple months ago? Glad to see you're digging in on the car. Also I love the Montreal! I have a couple Urracos, which share the same distributor cap Your car is looking great! Please post more!
  14. chelle

    250 GTO Owners Thread

    I drilled holes in the sheetmetal behind the front shock towers.. then reinforced it and added some 5" fans to help extract heat.. I feel like every little bit we can do helps
  15. chelle

    250 GTO Owners Thread

    I second Tomohawk, those are great looking headlight rings! I made mine in a similar way and shaped mine out of aluminum. To look right, i also chose flat head screws like you chose.
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