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markz
04-10-2016, 01:21 PM
I can't stand the excitement. Got the GTX home late last night! It's not perfect, but I'm glad its not. It it was would not want to drive it! It is a very nice street/strip car. Lots of nice details like the dash is fully restored. Hodge Restoration got it this far (I have to give then great kudos!) and now its my turn to finish it. John Holt did the suspension and cage work.

Its got an S60 rear with 4.56 gears (think that was a mistake) and a Gear Vendors OD. 30 inch tall tires. Tranny is a fully rollerized 727 with steel drum and A&A brake. Caltracs rear suspension. Aerospace front disc brakes and stock 11 x 2 1/2 drums in the back. Motor will be a 505 with Sidewinder heads. Shooting for 10.70's to 10.80's for the car out of the chute.

Amazing went from a bare shell in August to what it is today in such a short amount of time.

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67r/t4speeder
04-10-2016, 02:27 PM
What strut rods are those?

looks fantastic Mark

markz
04-10-2016, 02:31 PM
Thanks! Not perfect but will fit what I want very well!

They are aluminum. Bought them at the Nats years ago.

Irores
04-10-2016, 06:50 PM
very nice car! I predict you will reach your e.t. goals bit I have one question: How much will she weigh on raceday?

Ragnar in Iceland

markz
04-10-2016, 06:59 PM
very nice car! I predict you will reach your e.t. goals bit I have one question: How much will she weigh on raceday?

Ragnar in Iceland

My best guess is 3800 to 3900 lbs. That includes me (I'm 250 lbs). Not exactly a lightweight race car..........

Drag-Net
04-10-2016, 07:54 PM
That is going to be awesome.... Looks Great! Keep up the progress pics...

Warhawkfight34
04-11-2016, 08:10 AM
Sweet! I love white!

Racer Brown
04-11-2016, 12:51 PM
Car looks good, Mark!

Tom66-500
04-11-2016, 01:23 PM
The car is gorgeous! Congrats on getting her home!

Joe mama
04-11-2016, 05:52 PM
Looks fast just sitting on the trailer!

Irores
04-11-2016, 07:18 PM
My best guess is 3800 to 3900 lbs. That includes me (I'm 250 lbs). Not exactly a lightweight race car..........

I just love it when 4000 lbs + musclecars do sub twelves e.t.s. Have one of them myself; a 66 Charger.

Good luck

Ragnar in Iceland

67RTBlue
04-11-2016, 07:39 PM
Looks damn good!
Funny today I pulled the K member and all suspension to freshen up and was wondering about the drag link and what direction the "bow" in it faces. Your pic shows me perfectly! I was also wondering about the large washers on the strut rods and if the cup in the faces the bushing or away?

Robb
04-12-2016, 10:44 PM
I can compete in the weight department anyway, 3900+. As far as the fast quarter mile I will just be cruisin. 250 hp can't drag Black Betty around that fast...:)
I just love it when 4000 lbs + musclecars do sub twelves e.t.s. Have one of them myself; a 66 Charger.

Good luck

Ragnar in Iceland

R/T XTC
04-13-2016, 07:12 PM
looks great nice job