Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by JesiM, May 16, 2018.
There are remnants of the yellow markings on mine as well.
My bad the "ON" code is stamped on the drivers side.
My mess sits outside so I retraced the painted code (yeh! I ain't no artist but u git the idea)
*The rear-end is upside down in pic so yes,drivers side
I believe only for '68-69 and if any '70's got a 12 bolt (we've learned to never say never), I believe it would've only been done @ a GMAD plant where those rears would've been on hand. Jessi's car being Flint built, 99.99% it would've had an 8.2 10 bolt originally. Given the cars history of being raced, I won't at all be surprised if any of the drivetrain isn't original.
If that turns out to be the case, don't let that discourage you Jessi. It's actually liberating to an extent. The most fun GS I ever owned looked stock from the outside/interior, but the parts/assemblies that were original to the car could've been counted on 2 hands with a couple fingers to spare.
I recognize that pic.
looks great as is yes. I hope you refurbish and keep those awesome old school aluminum slot mags........
Very cool project! Let me know if I can help in any way. It's great to hear your story. That's a big project! Love your enthusiasm.
Dad had 15s on it, I was thinking about going back to the buick 14s. I have a friend here that has original buick wheels from his car that he put away in boxes years ago and are pristine. Not sure what I want to do with that yet
There were actually several size tires one could have with their 1970 GS.
G78 x 14 (standard)
H78 x 14
G70 x 14 (red line or white lettered)
G60 x 15 (on either chrome or super sport wheels)
Most performance minded buyers went for the G60 x 15s but lots of Stage 1s with the G70 x 14s. The G 78 or H78 tires will spin all over the road with any kind of throttle at all.
You have time to decide on that one & also to see the report as to what it originally came with if that matters to you. IMHO (not that you asked), that color would look great with the 15" trim ring/dog dish caps (known in '70 as Super Sport wheels -See Rich John's Avitar) which would've had body color wheels (you don't see a lot of the wheel). Just don't buy the tires until you're ready. The clock starts ticking on the date code and many have bought tires with the anticipation of getting the car on the road and by the time they do, the tires have already aged to the point that they almost need replacing.
Hey guys!! Just wanted to give everyone an update
Unfortunately I haven't had a lot of time to spend with my girl here. I've had to focus more on planning and finalizing details for dads Celebration of Life, along with icky family drama
But being as its Fathers day today, I'm gonna go and do some work to the old gal.
And I just wanted to extend an extra thank you to all of you for helping support me in the project.
I hope you all have an excellent Fathers Day and cherish the time with your kids.
Good to hear from you Jesi!
Yes it is. You should be getting an Envelope this week. Let me know when you get it, if you would please!
Thank you so much!
Hopefully you'll post the report - Would love to see it!
So, this weekend was the annual Hot August Nights car show for Lewistin, ID. I had the great opportunity to meet one of the fellow members in person (so happy to meet you Mike S.) And got to spend some more time with the car. I have pics of the reports that Mike sent me and he was also able to help us find the code on the back of the block. I'll post photos of that as well.
I was just thinking about this project the other day! Haha
Wayne's docs are great. I have them for mine as well, thanks to @Dano.
You have quite the aggressive project ahead but you're definitely in the right place.
And, man - this thing was optioned to get up and go!
Hey Brett - awhile back on the original thread, you had posted this:
333 GS 455 hardtops produced in that color at the Flint plant in 1970. There's no breakdown for Stage 1 or Stage 1 4-speed cars but it's most likely a very low number.
Where is this information? I cant seem to find those numbers!
That's my kind of options, or lack thereof. It does amaze me how many of the low option cars still were ordered with a vinyl top and remote mirror. In this case, unusual to see a Rallye Steering Wheel with that interior. Good to see you post!
Contact Mike Trom here on the board. He has the Daily Car Reports from Buick.
Awesome to hear from you on this one! I too was just looking at this thread fairly recently. Hope its moving along.