1967 plymouth gtx hemi




1967 plymouth gtx hemi

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    The model year was the debut year for the plymouth belvedere gtx which most enthusiasts simply know as the plymouth gtx. the gtx was.

    Plymouth Belvedere The GTX was based on the Belvedere, but differentiated by Optional was Chrysler's cu in ( L) Hemi.

    1967 plymouth gtx hemi

    1967 plymouth gtx hemi

    The Plymouth GTX was a one-year only design, and so this big V8 muscle machine has been restored to the highest orde The GTX received a minor redesign with a new grille and rear taillights. Alert me by text if a price drops or a special offer is available. From the Junkyard to Pikes Peak! I put the original block on the shelf for future repair when the car enters the full restoration phase.

    1967 plymouth gtx hemi

    1967 plymouth gtx hemi

    1967 plymouth gtx hemi

    1967 plymouth gtx hemi

    1967 plymouth gtx hemi

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    It was turquoise with a black vinyl top and had a Six Pack on the I never forgot that car, and about ten years later I saw one with a Hemi engine for sale in a magazine.

    It was red with Magnum s and chrome valve covers. When I did see one for sale, it was always more than I could afford, too far away, in bad condition, or all three! While there, I picked up a local Auto Trader to check out the going rate for cars in Arizona. He wanted to dump it. After explaining my situation, I finally got an appointment to see it in two days—four hours before my flight home. That gave me two days to do research. What else did I find? A current issue of a Mopar magazine sitting on the shelf had an article about how to determine if a Hemi B-Body is real or bogus.

    1967 plymouth gtx hemi

    It seems the deadbeat who stiffed you out of all that money last year finally paid. The funds will be in an escrow account when you get back. Why else would it still be for sale? The next 24 hours crawled by. Finally it was almost the appointed meeting time, and I decided to show up an hour early to see if any last-minute hanky-panky was going on before the sucker maybe me would show up.

    Nope, Paul was at his desk running his business. He apologized for not having time to clean up the car or get it out of the garage. As we walked toward the garage, my stomach was in knots. The anticipation was too great. As he opened the overhead door, the garage was flooded with sunlight. As Paul fired it up and pulled it out of the garage and into the parking lot, I felt relieved. I spent the next hour and a half carefully checking every detail on the car. Finally, Paul got bored and headed into his office.

    1967 plymouth gtx hemi

    The VIN number and all the date codes checked out. The torque boxes, snubber reinforcement plate, skidplate, and everything else looked like original parts, except for the aftermarket distributor. After an hour of negotiating, interspersed with a lot of conversation and storytelling, we shook hands. His secretary typed a bill of sale, and I left a deposit and headed for the airport.

    A couple of months later the car was home. The first thing I did was put some shiny chrome valve covers on it. I also rebuilt the brake system and carburetors, and I buffed the paint and cleaned it up.

    It was time to see what it would do. At 6, rpm it was still pulling like crazy! Through summer I drove it around and went to a few shows. I did find a small crack on the outside of the block that was seeping a little bit of coolant. Not enough to drip on the floor, but enough to leave residue on the block.

    1967 plymouth gtx hemi

    I ground it out, added some J-B Weld, and it was fine. I also noticed that it had a big appetite for oil. I never saw any smoke coming from the tailpipes, but it took a quart every couple hundred miles. It was an older paint job, but I thought it would shine up nice.

    I put on new door handles, rechromed the B-pillar moldings, buffed out the stainless trim, and put on a new grille emblem. I touched up all the nicks and scratches and buffed and waxed the whole thing. Paul, Minnesota, install it. Then they reinstalled the original upholstery. During summer I drove it to work, went to car cruises, shows, and so on. I had the tach rebuilt, and I discovered that the advance curve in the distributor was allowing over 40 degrees of centrifugal advance.

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