Hi my name is Rex & I live in southwesteren Michigan. That in the lower part of MI. on the Indiana MI. line or on lake MI. I have a 73 GTO that i bought new, well it was a demo as I ordered a 455SD car which as we now know they didn't put the SD in the A-Body . I ended up with a left over but I love it just the same. It's nowa 4 spd. with a 462 but new it was a 400 auto car. It is florentine red met. with white interior. When I bought the car I had a hood tach put on it at the dealer & it has the little vent tube that goes into the heater core so it looks as if it came from the factory that way. The engine now is a 462 which is a 455 + .30 over & it has Edelbrock alum heads, with the Performer RPM intake, SRP forged light weight pistons, I run a RAIV cam (Crane Blueprint) Eagle H-beam rods & a tricked out Q-jet. The rear is a 3:73 rear gear, posi & an M22 (rockcrusher) Munci trans. For spark I use the Pertronix ign. 1 with taylor wires. The clutch & Pressure plate are Ram. So far the best time is 11:76 in the 1/4 miles at 121 mph. I even get 17 MPG's with it. When I figure out how to put a pic on here I'll post 1 so you can see it. I do have 1 body mod to the car that at 1 of the GTOOAA national meet was told by both John Sawruk & Jim Wagners tht it looked great & Pontiac should have put it on in 73. What is it , I put a 70-71 rear wing on my car back in 1980. I had to reangle it to make it sit correctly but it really does make the car look more complete. When i get a pic of it you will see & I think you'll agree with the way it looks is great. It's been at several shows (GTOAA) & so far I haven't had a bad report for it yet. I don't drive it in any bad weather, rain included. I have been caught in the rin a couple of times in it's life not not many. If you can go on the A-body site you can see a pic of my car. I'm listed under the same srceen name there to. When I talk to poeple about my toy it always seems to come out that I've had my 73 longer then both of my ex-wives & all 3 of my girls. I'm a great dad & have custody of my youngest daughter who just turned 17 , & shes the last one at home. Being diviorced twice I've been lucky & had custody of 2 of my girls. My middle one stays with her mom as ,,, well thats a long story about that one. That would make you laugh. I've had lots of GTO's & several Firebirds over the years & a few othr Pontiacs over the years but I still have my 73 GTO & always will. It will always be my favorite.
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Rex, a hardy welcome aboard from Milton, Ontario, Canada. You have to show the Pontiac brotherhood some photos of your 73 goat. To have a car that long is really something, i myself had a 57 Chev for 23 years and for me that is the longest. I hope you enjoy your journey on this wonderful site, that Todd our founder and God father made possible. Cheers. George.
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Welcome Rex, believe I know you from either PY forum or A-Body forum, also saw your car drive by on Woodward a couple of cruises back if I'm not mistaken. We're pretty easy to get along with. Can we see a few phptos of your car?
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Welcome to Canadianponcho, Rex! I enjoyed your story and look forward to seeing your 73. The 73 GTO was not common even back in 1973. To hear that yours has been protected from deterioration makes it all the more intriguing, especially since the trim parts that deteriorate are typically really hard to find replacements for.
Your ET & trap speed is very impressive, as these models are not exactly lightweight. 17 mpg is very impressive in light of the drivetrain you are running.
Are you from the Kalamazoo area, home of Checker Car Co? Battle Creek perhaps?
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Canadian Poncho wrote:Welcome aboard. Looking forward to seeing a photo of your car!
Welcome aboard. Looking forward to seeing a photo of your car!
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