by Sean Mattingly.
1969 GTO Judge Parking Lot
Biggest GTO image collection anywhere!
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CLICK-> Palladium Silver 1969 Judge hardtop with Tom and his son! Nice shirts guys.
CLICK-> Red 1969 Judge hardtop drawing by Dave Jeffries. We've got his drawings for each of the 11 GTO years! This was our Picture Of The Week for 4/1/01.
CLICK-> This Ram Air III Carousel Red 1969 Judge convertible was the Picture Of The Week for 6/4/01. It is owned by John Wilson from Illinois. It's one of only 108 built.
CLICK-> Carousel Red 1969 Judge convertible, left front view. It has a white interior, white top, redline tires mounted on Rally II wheels, hideaway headlights, a hood tach and spoiler.
CLICK-> Carousel Red 1969 Judge convertible, right rear view.
CLICK-> Carousel Red 1969 Judge convertible, right side view.
CLICK-> Carousel Red 1969 Judge convertible, interior view from driver's side door.
CLICK-> Carousel Red 1969 Judge convertible, left rear view. Let's jump in and take it for a spin!
CLICK-> Carousel Red 1969 Judge convertible, right side of Ram Air III engine. Large image with lots of detail.
CLICK-> Carousel Red 1969 Judge convertible, engine and front end view.
CLICK-> Carousel Red 1969 Judge convertible, left side of Ram Air III engine. Large size image with lots of detail again.
CLICK-> Carousel Red 1969 Judge convertible, rear end view.
CLICK-> Liberty Blue 1969 RA Judge hardtop with an invisible hood picture effect. It's owned by John Kryta at www.inlinetube.com . This was our Picture Of The Week for 1/13/02.
CLICK-> Naked 1969 Judge owned by Bill Weeden from Brodhead, Wisconsin. This was our Picture Of The Week for 4/14/02. This Judge has a Ram Air II engine and an M40 automatic transmission. It will be Carousel Red with a black vinyl top and a black interior
CLICK-> Another invisable Liberty Blue 1969 RA Judge picture from John Kryta of www.inlinetube.com. They reproduce brake and fuel lines for all the classic Pontiacs. This was our Picture Of The Week for 9/15/02. Here's what John had to say about his car,
"Plenty of Problems - This car now handles like a 90’s Trans Am. The original car always had problems handling a sharp curve at even a slow speed. The front wheels would toe out, the rear would want to slide and roll, the non belted tires made for even a worst ride. The brakes also needed some help. Even though the car had disc brakes the brake fade was often, when they got hot. The Term "standing on the brakes" is what I did most of that senior year. The steering also was a bit non responsive."
"Solutions to Problems - The handling was dramatically improved with the addition of a late model Monte SS gear box, this cut the steering ratio down by a third. The front and rear sway bars were also increased to the maximum diameter. The front bar is a 1.5" and the rear is 1". All urethane bushings and larger bars keep the car more level and the sway at a minium. This GTO is also 1.5" lower than stock, so it cuts down on under chassis air flow and gives a more aggressive stance. This lowered stance is achieved with lower custom made springs and drag air bags in the rear to prevent any potential wheel hop. The 15 x 8 wheels with factory height tires fill the wheel wells a bit more than the old 14 x 6 and provide more meat to the road surface. If you go fast you have to stop fast. Look closely because the front brakes are 2" bigger than stock, and the now parallel control arms will negotiate a turn at any speed. The parallel tubed upper control arms provide late model geometry that eliminates tire toe out problems. The rear has both upper and lower boxed control arms to provide all the cornering capability you can handle. The wheels stay straight and parallel threw curves at any speed. The front brakes are 92 Trans am rotors to provide a full 13" of stopping power. The spindle and caliper are from a 78 Impala wagon with big brakes, the backing plate is 77 Chevelle, put is all together and you have serious stopping power. The rear disc brakes are no exception to the mix. This is a chevelle aftermarket kit that has been cut, modified, and welded to fit the pontiac axle housing. The axle shaft was also turned down to accept the 79 Trans Am disc and 85 Cadillac caliper with build in parking brake feature. Of course the rear cables were modified, custom hoses and lines were needed but that is why I started Inline Tube. The rears are a full 10" of stopping power that most people think were an factory option on this car. This Judge is equipped with a Ram Air III that packs in plenty of extra horse power. The compression is factory 10.75 to1 with increased oil flow since all the rough edges on this block were ground to provide smooth oil flow to the high volume pump. The factory modified carburetor delivers more CFM threw the ported intake and heads which are also matched to the factory high performance exhaust manifolds. The flow continues threw the unrestricted 2 1/2" custom exhaust. The engine would not get to high RPM’s with out the Hei Distributer backed up with a MSD box hidden away. The driver side solid motor mount helps in the launch and keeps the power plant steady. I have estimated conservatively at about 450 HP. Being a long time GTO owner has helped recognize the performance down falls of the original car and make the appropriate adjustments to get the best performance with out altering the original styling or design. It has been my goal to make these modifications nearly impossible to discover because they are hidden by using all factory components. This car competes at all local Pontiac shows and has always taken the best in class award."
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