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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-08-2008, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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made my decision on the cobalt or muscle car

Ok so I decided I am going with the muscle car route there for I am able to build a beast compared to a cobalt.I was talking to my one friend that is selling his 1968 GTO for 3grand,only thing it is missing is the motor.That is ok though since I am going to drop in the ls3 motor with hot cams from crateenginedepot(get an extra 50hp with better cams).he is in no hurry of selling me the GTO at all.He said he has to put in the rollcage and that is it for the GTO.I know people are scared to race muscle cars, that are modified not stock either.so for the winter I will have a project to work on for sure,just not to much besides put in the motor and that is it.The transmission is already in there which is the turbo 400 transmission:D

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-08-2008, 02:57 PM
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Good Choice ...although it is always fun to get some pretty high numbers out of 4 cylinders as well



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yeah but I am paying less for just dropping in the motor,if I can find the original motor it would only cost me 150 dollars for the headers and 300 for a dual exhaust system,and the cams for the original motor are cheap to,but that is why I am going with the LS3 motor with hot cams so I can go up to 480hp and 427 pounds of torque.the motor is 6500 dollars,if I just kept on working on the cobalt the price would be about the same or more depending what I do to the motor or add a supercharger ect.I am just going to get the downpipe for the cobalt and slap on the header,then I am done.Plus no one that I know of drives a 1968 GTO around here to race with.

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Yes. The 68 was a beautiful year too



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yeah it was,my uncle had a 1969 GTO The Judge until one night he decided to be stupid and crash into a pole while drunk totaling the car.

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My grandfather also had a 1969 GTO, which he loved calling it The Judge. I showed him one of the new GTO concepts that is coming out for 2010 or 2011, as it has a closer resemblance to the older GTO, not like the one GM's been selling the past couple of years.
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Theres no way you would be able to find an original GTO motor without paying out the ass for it, especially if you're looking for numbers matching, which i would assume you are since you said original. LS3's are good motors, but they've only been out for a few months so good luck with aftermarket. You're going to have to fab up quite a bit, especially the wiring harness. It would be much less complicated if you just dropped an earlier model big block (400ci-502ci is best). Projects like this take a lot more effort than I think you realize, I hope you know what your doing.

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Well last night I was looking up other motors the 383 and the 502 as well,so I narrowed it down to 3 now,I might go with the 383 since it is cheaper then the ls3. I notice other older gto owners are dropping in big blocks,if that is the case of making it much easier of dropping a big block into the gto,then I don't mind going that route at all.

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The 502 isnt such a bad motor either



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