69 GS350 comes to life after ...41 years!

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by SpecialWagon65, Jul 6, 2020.

  1. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

    Long road to roadworthiness! I think it was 2008 when I bought it from PackerBacker. Paint pics and engine build were in 2009. Matching GS350 manual carb, engine, (Ford)transmission, distributor, rear end (3.23:1).
    I got parts in buckets, finally got it driving! feels great.


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  2. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

  3. BUQUICK

    BUQUICK I'm your huckleberry.

    Congratulations! It's great to read that this cool car is roadworthy again. Thanks for saving it.
     
  4. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

    The car must like it as it has a tear under the 3.
    GOOD JOB!!!!
     
  5. PCUB

    PCUB PCUB

  6. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

    "Twilight Blue Poly" I think is between Stratomist and Diplomat :) Looks like Diplomat is a shade or 2 darker. Thanks Gary, Tom, John!
     
  7. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Congratulations! Now drive the wheels off it :)
     
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  8. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

    ASAP aka as soon as the weather cooperates! Only system not totally working is ...WIPERS! AHHHHH
     
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  9. Very Nice Ted! I know that you are very proud of this one...
     
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  10. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Platinum Level Contributor

    Very nice!
     
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  11. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    Excellent Ted! Looks great. Sure hope to see it in person someday. The way you got that one is a dream compared to my '70 350 4-sp. Glad I'm not the only one crazy enough to re-do a 350 manual trans car.
     
  12. ajesh35

    ajesh35 Well-Known Member

    Car looks great Ted
     
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  13. Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht Gold Level Monkey

    Pictures look great Ted, congrats on another great accomplishment!
     
  14. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Platinum Level Contributor

    Okay Ted, you clearly aren't lazy judging from what you accomplished on that bee-you-tea-full car, but you can't throw in that "After 41 Years" statement without a little backstory...
     
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  15. rolliew

    rolliew Well-Known Member

    Great work, I would have to take something apart to be able to put it back together. Assembly of a bucket of parts puts you on a whole different level. Nice car.
     
  16. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Platinum Level Contributor

    That is a very valid point. If I tried that, it would end up like that Buster Keaton car that falls apart at the first bump.
     
  17. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

    PackerBacker had the car - he was the one that told me it had been inop since 1979. Not much else known.
    A lot of help was required to get it back!
    Next couple days look good. Thanks,
    Ted
     
  18. Daves69

    Daves69 Too many cars too work on

    Ted,

    Car looks fantastic. Glad to see another Step Child saved.
     
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  19. OHC JOE

    OHC JOE BUILDIN A 1970 GSX CLONE

    Awesome
     
  20. Chuck Bridges

    Chuck Bridges Well-Known Member

    My wipers on my 66 Wildcat stopped working, 250 miles from home in the rain.... aaaauugg. It was, well, interesting, to say the least.
     

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