by Sean Mattingly.
1970 GTO Parking Lot
Biggest GTO image collection anywhere!
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CLICK-> Here it is all together. Bill tells us, "Well, here it is almost complete. I had to take the 'double blower' setup off because it wouldn't clear the hood and I didn't have time to cut and repaint the hood before the Ocean City Md. Cruisin event. I will have the double blower setup on it shortly."
CLICK-> Bill has his Judge back in the garage for another try at the double blower. Bill explains, "Well, here it is finally. I will be working the bugs out for a while but it runs and drives. Lots of stuff still left to do to the car but it's getting closer. By next year, it will be the way I want it. The engine is a 474ci Pontiac engine with two blowers. The top one is a 8-71 blower and the bottom one is a 6-71 blower. I also have a Super Chiller intercooler under them to help control heat issues. Lots of other goodies on the car too, such as a 400HP nitrous kit, custom Griffin aluminum radiator, Turbo 400 w/ 9" converter, Ford 9" rear with 4.11's, Mickey Thompson 33 X 18.5 ET Street rear tires, Hurst Lightning Rods shifter, custom interior including 10 Autometer gauges in the dash, custom made headers, 3-1/2" exhaust all the way out the back (changing to 4-1/2" soon), fiberglass front end and decklid, and some more stuff."
CLICK-> This engine is crazy tall.
CLICK-> It is neat to see it in a garage. That gives a good idea of the scale of this thing compared to where the ceiling is.
CLICK-> The double blower setup extends at least 12 inches over the top of the roof. See the Hurst Lightning Rods shifter? The important feature of Lightning Rods is that the main (left) control stick provides a simple, easy to operate shift pattern for the normal driving modes. The gear shift positions, Park, Reverse, Neutral, Overdrive, and Drive, are engaged by moving the stick selector. Manual control of the Second and First gear positions is provided by a progressive sequence of selecting the separate Second gear and First gear selectors in series. Upshift and downshift control is facilitated by merely depressing the stick pushbutton and moving the selector to the desired gear position. When left in Overdrive and Drive, the transmission will automatically select the proper gear as in any automatic transmission program. Manually selected gear changes must be done in numerical sequence, i.e. - Overdrive, Drive, Second, First, (Downshift) or First, Second, Drive, Overdrive, (Upshift) Thumb push button must be depressed for gear changes.
CLICK-> Here is Bill's Double Blower 1970 Judge at Capitol Pontiac in Greenbelt, Maryland at the 2006 Royal GTO's show. He won Dealer's Choice at the show.
CLICK-> Another shot of Bill's Double Blower 1970 Judge.
CLICK-> Whoo! Bad girls like bad cars. This shot was taken at the Kent Island Md. Father's Day Show.
CLICK-> Bill's double blower 1970 Judge attracts more ladies. This one was taken at the Myrtle Beach SC Hooters during the Run to the Sun car show in March of 2007. Makes me want to eat out.
CLICK-> Here is Bill at the "Pontiacs in the Park" car show in Richmond Virginia in May 2008. Bill adds, "The car didn't pass tech so I wasn't allowed to make a full pass. I did a burn out and then launched it. I will be fixing what needs to be done to pass tech and go back."
CLICK-> Check this out! Someone PhotoShopped Bill's old GTO and sent it to him. Bill adds, "It makes me laugh - But also inspires me to some new ideas!"
CLICK-> Bill comments, "This is a drawing of my car done by a guy on MySpace. He liked the car and asked if he could draw it. Of course I said yes and he sent me a copy of it. Nice artwork!"
CLICK-> Black 1970 GTO owned by Frank Goldenstein from Marietta, Oklahoma. Frank commented, "I have owned this car since 1996 and have entered it in the PSN since then and have been in the Tiger Prowl and placed every time that it has been shown there. This car is black with no power anything (steering, windows, brakes, or ac) just all the power you ever want in the right foot. It is a great daily driver that loves Mustangs for lunch. The car has 3.55 gears with a Muncie M-21 tranny. It's a numbers matching car."
CLICK-> Black 1970 GTO hardtop.
CLICK-> Bermuda Blue 1970 GTO hardtop owned by Brian Amme from Reno, Nevada. Brian purchased this car (not running) in 1997 for only $800. It has a rebuilt 1972 455ci engine with 7M5 heads. The car was painted in 2003.
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