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Cars > Challenges > “Miraclewhip” Vs “Justa 66”

 

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miracelwhip

M–33
Spokane, Washington
United States

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Justa6

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1973 Buick LeSabre custom

“Miraclewhip”

1966 Pontiac GTO

“Justa 66”

 
Photo of: 1973 Buick LeSabre
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About “Miraclewhip”

I picked this car up from an older gentlman and his son, who had owned the car the previous 20 years, among a few other cars. They worked on this car for years, inside and out they made this car like new, except for a crack in the front dash and a ding in the rear bumper(shop accident). The car has 57,000 original miles. It had sat for years prior to the old gentleman purchasing it, so it needed some work. They had the tranny and engine rebuilt when it had about 32,000 miles, shortly after purchasing it. Over the years included a new interior, paint, undercoating, suspension, you name it.

I have had this car for about 2 years, I have replaced the rear dash, which had deteriorated over the years. I cut a new panel, and wrapped it in brown leather to match the paint, along with new Infiinity speakers, the front dash is currently on order, and will also be painted to match the exterior paint, I have also wrapped the upper door panels in matching brown leather, and painted the lower door panels white, also replacing the rubber arm rest on the door with real wood, the B pillars will also be wrapped in brown leather, and the remaining trim painted white, to match the exterior, I have yet to decide to reupholster the seats in white leather with brown piping or brown leather with white piping, suggestions welcome. I have also tinted the windows to 20% and installed HID headlamps, which are amazing, 3000k bulbs, which turn night into day. I plan on spending some time on the engine, increasing the horspower from 190 to the mid 400's, and advice would be appreciated, thanks.

Also just added the dual exhaust with rectangle tips, looks and sounds mean.

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More pics coming soon, of the interior in progress.

About “Justa 66”


This is my 66 GTO resto from racecar project. Original owners son had the car and wouldn't know a socket wrench from a hammer. He showed me pic's of his Dad with the front wheels waaay up in the air. Thumpin 396 ...This thing hooks! Ended up in the sons yard N sunk in the mudd. Before loading it on the trailer he wanted the dryrotted slicks and skinney's. He gave a set of 14in rims that I had to put tires on to move it, and a bunch of other stuff. OMG It was the alot of original interior, Some the chrome trim off the car, seats, and boxes of misc parts!
After gettin it home, like any gearhead spent a couple O days gettin the THUMPIN 396 to fire up. The front end was sooo trashed the only time I've driven the car was 2 houses down to the end of the street. Where I almost nailed the stop sign when the only working brake locked up on the front pass side. Rebuilt the entire frontend and upgraded to drilled/slotted disk brake system. Being a Pontiac purest, I still can't believe I found a running, in the showcar, 421 SD tripower motor. Gbye Chevy. But after pullin the motor confirmed a couple of major frame issues. Torque twist, bending the dr side front up. Have waited all summer to get it in to the frame shop when the owner had some time to work/measure by hand. Somethin tells me this is gonna cost! YEP I had to replace the frame, then transfer the all new suspension pieces from the ol frame. Front to rear. Floorpans/braces/all suspension on/body is back on the frame...Til rust do ya part! 4-23 Engines in, headers slide right into place! No clearance issues. Flowmaster CHALLENGE 50 Delta's (Thankz everyone) Got my 1st ride Aug 16th! Lot of small things to weed out and upgrade.

 

Specs for “Miraclewhip”

Buick 350/4
TA Performance Stage 1 aluminum intake
Holley 600cfm street avenger
Also just installed parts from TA Performance
350 Dual Valve Springs
350H.470"-218'/.475"-230',110' Hydraulic cam
350 Mallory HEI distributor
350 DOUBLE ROLLER TIMING SET
Chrome Finish 350 Headers, 1-3/4"x3"

So expensive, but DAMN she goes now

Specs for “Justa 66”

GOT my Pontiac 350 trans!!! Does have a 12bolt posi...4:11 rearend and period correct ladder bar setup.

 

Factory Options for “Miraclewhip”

manual windows and lock, power seats, a/c, power steering.

Factory Options for “Justa 66”

The car was original 4spd, 389 single carb. No A/C, bucket seats, factory gauge cluster, tach in dash. Ok to save weight they cut out every inch of wiring in the car! Wire for wire have replaced all lighting N turn sig's. building my own harness. Dash wiring is now complete.

 

Mods for “Miraclewhip”

20% window tint, HID headlamps, repainted interior and door panels, releathered the door panels and B pillars, painted A and C pillars, new headliner, new carpet, rear deck lid, true dual exhaust, TA Performance Stage 1 aluminum intake
Holley 600cfm street avenger
Also just installed parts from TA Performance
350 Dual Valve Springs
350H.470"-218'/.475"-230',110' Hydraulic cam
350 Mallory HEI distributor
350 DOUBLE ROLLER TIMING SET
Chrome Finish 350 Headers, 1-3/4"x3"

So expensive, but DAMN she goes now

Mods for “Justa 66”

Complete new front suspension, tie rods ect, disk brake upgrade. 421 HAS taken its rightful spot between the framerails., New Craigers 14in F 15in R with Sticky Mickeys on all 4 corners. New floorpans/braces, body mounts, new body mount perches, replaced one grill and both turnsig's in front, All new rocker/wheelwell chrome. Old stuff didn't survive storage well. Even found a factory AM radio to fill the hole in dash. Only took 4yrs to find or build every part to complete the car. Seats reupolstered will be the next $$ spent.




 

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Cover photo of new intake/carb setup album
new intake/carb setup
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Cover photo of leather interior album
leather interior
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GTO
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