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1971 GTX engine R&R #2726919
12/25/19 09:33 PM
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Decided after 20 years of storage, it was time to pull the old gtx out to get it roadworthy. Noticed suspension was shot, old dry rotted motor mounts, etc. Figured it would be a good winter project to make it a driver cone spring.

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Re: 1971 GTX engine R&R [Re: cdp] #2726921
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Crank was factory. 010 under on rods. Still had original bearings. Crank was well marked. Found 6 broken top rings during disassembly. Wear on ring lands shows it was like this long before I bought it.

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Re: 1971 GTX engine R&R [Re: cdp] #2726922
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I decided on polishing the engine compartment and sticking with a driver quality 20 footer. .030 6pack 2355 pistons, Bob k. Camshaft, reconditioned heads, etc. Powder coated suspension parts during rebuild.

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Re: 1971 GTX engine R&R [Re: cdp] #2726925
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Painted engine and an extra intake....for later add-on after engine break in.

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Re: 1971 GTX engine R&R [Re: cdp] #2726926
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My buddy was nice enough to let me use his shop thru the winter, and since he loves to paint, I let him wield the gun. I got the funniest look from him when I set the manifolds on and told him to put over spray all over. He just shook his head and laughed. It came out great in my opinion. Suspension assembly and engine mating coming soon.

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Re: 1971 GTX engine R&R [Re: cdp] #2726987
12/26/19 09:19 AM
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Nice looking car!

That would be hard to look at sitting there each day for 20 years!

Re: 1971 GTX engine R&R [Re: larry4406] #2727089
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It was kind of stored out of sight out of mind, basically. I've had a few other projects in the mean time. This one is the keeper.

Re: 1971 GTX engine R&R [Re: cdp] #2727658
12/28/19 12:41 PM
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Looks like really nice work
Thanks for sharing

Re: 1971 GTX engine R&R [Re: Matt M] #2734099
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Slow progress but getting there.

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Working on the air grabber next. Fixing a few cracks in the bubble and repaint.

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Re: 1971 GTX engine R&R [Re: cdp] #2735617
01/22/20 02:59 PM
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Looking good, keep up the good work.

Re: 1971 GTX engine R&R [Re: CDN72SE] #2741416
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A few set backs. 3 sets of motor mounts, all wrong and 1/4 inch off. Beware! Mancini had good ones, I bought and had stashed away from 10 years ago. Besides specifically ordering 3/8 fuel pumps, all were wrong in one way or another. 5/16 inlet and 1/4-27 npt outlet. Should be 3/8 and 5/16 compression. Anyhow...It's in. Just need to finish off wiring, etc, before break in.

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More pics

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Re: 1971 GTX engine R&R [Re: cdp] #2752046
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looks great , Drive the piss out of it !!

Re: 1971 GTX engine R&R [Re: sogtx] #2757024
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Drove it for the first time in about 10 years. Needs some tuning and a 3.23 suregrip added. Should be some fun times ahead once the AG is repaired and back on.

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Re: 1971 GTX engine R&R [Re: cdp] #2757122
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Looking Good man

Re: 1971 GTX engine R&R [Re: Matt M] #2758279
04/01/20 06:43 AM
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CDP can you PM me as your mailbox is full.
Thanks.


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