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March 2018 Volume 32, Issue 3 Celebrating our 32nd Year! Inside this issue: Next Event 1 President’s Message 2 SEGTOA Save the Date 3 Lake Oconee Show 4 2018 Summit Racing Atlanta Motorama 5-6 2018 BOPC 7-8 Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge 9- 10 Tech Tips: 11 New Members! 12 Classifieds 13 Resources 14 Tiger Tales Next Event: The Big Event Car Show Lake Oconee, GA Saturday, March 17 See Pages 3-4

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Southeastern GTO Association

...a chapter of the GTO Association of America

www.segtoa.org

Check Out SEGTOA on FACEBOOK

March 2018

Volume 32, Issue 3

Celebrating

our 32nd

Year!

Inside this issue:

Next Event 1

President’s Message

2

SEGTOA Save the Date

3

Lake Oconee Show 4

2018 Summit Racing Atlanta Motorama

5-6

2018 BOPC 7-8

Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge

9-

10

Tech Tips: 11

New Members! 12

Classifieds 13

Resources 14

Tiger Tales

Next Event:

The Big Event

Car Show

Lake Oconee, GA

Saturday, March 17

See Pages 3-4

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2017

Officers &

Board Members

President

John Link

[email protected]

Vice President

Ernie Stephens

[email protected]

Treasurer

Larry Snyder

larrysnyder1594@hotmail.

com

VP Membership

Kim Fowler

[email protected]

VP Newsletter

Jim Andrews

jb6733andrews@

etcmail.com

Webmaster

Craig Dean

[email protected]

Board Members

Bob Immekus

[email protected]

Chuck Giraud

[email protected]

Steve Weisbarth

[email protected]

Chris McPherson

chrismcpherson218@

gmail.com

Mike Walling

mwalling@

leitransportation.com

President’s Message

We had a really Fun February Meeting/Christmas Party/Gift Exchange. Katie Lawrence did a great job decorating and the food was wonderful. Great Food, Fun Gifts, and Great People equal a Great Time. Hope even more of you can be there next time.

I’m looking forward to the March Meeting/Car show at Lake Oconee. This show has been well attended by SEGTOA in the past. A lot of SEGTOA functions are on the Northwest side of Atlanta, so for you members on the east side, this meeting will be a lot closer. So, meet us there.

SEGTOA has plenty going on the rest of 2018 too. All our functions are more fun if you’re there!! Life is short, so enjoy the good weather, enjoy your Pontiacs and enjoy your friends in SEGTOA.

John Link, President

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SEGTOA—Save The Date!

2018 Events

Saturday March 17 The Big Event Car Show at Lake Oconee

Sat.-Sun. April 28-29 Atlanta Motorama - Atlanta Motor Speeedway

Saturday May 12 BOPC at Piedmont Church

Fri.-Sun. June 1-3 Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge

Saturday July 14 Dyno Day at Complete Performance

Saturday August 4 SEGTOA Picnic

October Tail of the Dragon Road Trip,

Get together at the Link’s Estate

The Big Event Car Show at Lake Oconee is coordinated by member Doug Askew. We haven’t

been to this show for a few years, so let’s make a big presence this year to support one of our members. There is no pre-registration. We will plan on caravanning from the east side of Atlanta

together, and you’ve already received one notice, but we’ll send another a day or two before. Please RSVP to Ernie Stephens ([email protected]) ASAP, as Doug is going to reserve parking

for us at the show. Info is on page 4.

You’ll see on pages 5 and 6 info and the registration form for the 2018 Summit Racing

Equipment Atlanta Motorama. You need to get your entry form and fee to Chris McPherson by

March 19, 2018 so he can get them in by March 26 in order for our club to get preferred

parking, club awards, AND to save $15 on your registration fee. You can print and fill out the

form on page 5, and you need to send it to Chris so he can submit them together: Chris

McPherson, 915 Franklin Goldmine Rd, Cumming, GA, 30028. March 19th will be here before

you know it! Don’t miss this show that gets bigger every year!

Pages 7 & 8 contain registration and class information for the Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, &

Cadillac show on Saturday May 12. The BOPC is the best long-standing car show in the area, and

it’s being hosted by the Cadillac club this year. We hosted it in 2016, and we’ll be up again in

2020. The location is great, there’s plenty of parking, and a whole lot of really sweet cars. You

received a Special BOPC Edition Tiger Tales with all the information in it.

Pages 9 & 10 are all about Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge. We heard at least one person say that this is

not only the best Pontiac show he’s ever been to, but the best Car Show he’s been to ever! Very

few Music Road Hotel rooms are available at the show rate. Last year we went up on Thursday

afternoon so we could take our cars in first thing Friday morning. It fills up fast! Details to come.

Dyno Day in July is still being tuned-up, and you’ll receive more info as it becomes available.

Plan on attending and seeing what kind of power your Pontiac is putting out, and do some tuning

on it. If you’ve done it before, you know it’s a lot of fun!

John Link Kim Fowler Ernie Stephens

Meeting Committee Pro Tem

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SOUTHEASTERN GTO ASSOCIATION

Chris McPherson

[email protected]

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Tech Tips: Trial and Error By Jim Norman

Your GTO is stock with an external voltage regulator mounted to the fire wall. And it is

an original mechanical points style like the one on the right. About $80 to replace.

You decide to upgrade all your head lights,

blinkers, and tail lights. You replace all the lights

with all systems off. You switch on the ignition

and start testing the lights. Naturally all of them

work except one headlight, an opposite parking/

blinker light, and one tail light.

You leave the ignition switch ON and start

trouble-shooting to get all of the lights working.

Two hours later, all the lights are on and blinking

correctly. You turn off the ignition switch and take a well-earned break, maybe even get

something to eat.

You come back to admire your effort and start the beast up. You hear a high pitched

whine under the hood. You raise the hood and the whine is from the alternator you just

bought two weeks ago for $89. Suddenly, it starts smoking. It is not the belt, but the

alternator itself. The smell of ozone fills the garage and sets off the smoke alarm. What

the heck happened?

Well, when you turned the ignition switch to “ON,” you engaged the points on the

original style voltage regulator and after the two hour light check with the ignition on,

the points stuck together and with the engine later running, the points did not open,

causing the stator winding inside the alternator to short out.

So you go down to Auto Electric Manufacturing in Marietta, buy a transistor voltage

regulator pictured on the left for $20 and have the alternator rebuilt to 70 amps for $40.

SO NOW: remember that to check the lights for any period of time you should switch

the ignition to the ACC position so as NOT to engage the voltage regulator.

Jim Norman

Editor’s note: Leaving the ingition switch “ON” for an extended period with a points type

distributor is also good way to blow up an ignition coil. If the points are closed and the

ignition switch is ON, the coil is energized. If left for a long enough period of time, the

coil will heat up and expansion will blow the tower off the coil, leaving a coat of

transformer oil all over the engine compartment. No need to ask me how I know this.

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Welcome New Members!

Welcome aboard! It’s nice to see more Next Gen GTOs in

the club!

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

Alvin & Loretta Jackson Kathleen, GA

2006 GTO

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

Michael Story Gainesville, GA

‘2006 GTO

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SEGTOA CLASSIFIEDS

‘67 GTO Parts for Sale

Gas tank

4 - G70-14 Wide Oval Red Line tires, bias-ply, off rims

Larry Greer

[email protected]

Cars for Sale

67 GTO Older restoration. Montreux Blue, Factory air, PS, PB, original engine. Nice. $27,000 67 GTO in primer. 455, turbo 350. New wiring harness and Big Disc setup available. $15,000 67 Tempest. OHC6, second owner. Parts to convert to Sprint (4bbl, dual exh.) $3000 74 Ventura 350/350, Factory Air, Power Steering $3500 63 Bonneville. Second owner. $5000

All prices negotiable after inspection.

Lee Lamb [email protected] 678-936-6481

Wanted: 1960s Vintage GTO

Rick Adams

[email protected]

404-797-4316

Parts Needed

66/67 AC Parts. Condenser with brackets, hoses, lower brackets for AC radiator air deflectors.

Contact Ernie at [email protected]

I have car parts to sell at the BOPC. I sold over $1,000 last year, so my stock is

depleting. If anyone would like to share a space with me at the upcoming BOPC,

please contact me.

Also, we have an electric powered treadmill that needs a good home. It’s a very nice

one. Free for the taking.

Paul Sorrells [email protected]

(404) 702-3398

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GTO Parts & Services Sources Thank You to Jeremiah Riggio, Bob Mohalley, and Jim Racela for tracking down some useful on-line sources for GTO parts and services. Hopefully these will prove useful to you in keeping your GTO looking like a proper time machine!

General Info http://www.oldride.com/library/pontiac_gto.html http://ultimategto.com/cgi-bin/statsexplorer.cgi?year=1968&f1=vinmatrix Carbs http://www.scgg.com/carbs.html http://www.carburetion.com/quadnumber.htm Engines & Heads http://www.spottsperformance.com/engineid.htm Radios http://www.wonderbarman.com/codes.html Wheels http://www.pontiacserver.com/wheels.html#rally2 Pontiac Tripower http://www.pontiactripower.com/catalog/1965-tripower Pontiac Literature

http://www.gt-37.org/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=191

Engine Color Reference

http://www.pontiacpower.org/enginecolor.htm

From member Jim Racela:

The first link is a listing of copies of original brochures for classic cars. The 2nd is a link to an

example, in this case a PDF file of the available accessories and prices for 1966 Pontiac full car

line. (Aside to John Link: Sorry buddy, but there isn't anything listed under the 1969 Buick category!

Darn!)

http://wildaboutcarsonline.com/cgi-bin/pub9990289237970.cgi?categoryid=9990289238012

http://wildaboutcarsonline.com/members/

AardvarkPublisherAttachments/9990414098658/1966_Mini_Accessorizer_Catalog.pdf

Resources

Here’s a link to a very good article about tuning the primary and secondary circuits of the Rochester QuadraJet:

www.studebaker-info.org/Tech/qjet/tuneaQjet.pdf

And another one on Pontiac engine colors:

http://pontiacpower.org/enginecolor.htm

Thanks Ed Bellair for the links!

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Tiger Tales is published monthly by the Southeastern GTO Association.

SEGTOA is a chapter of the GTO Association of America (www.gtoaa.org), the premier organization for GTO enthusiasts. Each month GTOAA members receive The Legend magazine, a Golden Quill Award Winning publication. SEGTOA is also associated with Pontiac Oakland Club International (www.poci.org). POCI members receive their monthly magazine Smoke Signals.

SEGTOA is an organization dedicated to the survival of the Pontiac GTO, LeMans, and other classic Pontiacs. SEGTOA is open to anyone who shares our common interest in GTOs and other Pontiacs. We enjoy monthly Chapter meetings, including cruises, car shows, picnics, technical sessions and other fun activities. Our members hail from four different states! Members and their spouses, significant others and children are invited and encouraged to attend each monthly club function.

Club Membership Dues Dues are $20 per year, payable January 1st each year. New members receive a $10 discount on membership their first year. SEGTOA dues requirements are waived for all active military. Membership in GTOAA and/or POCI is required for all members joining after 2007. Members must be in good standing to attend meetings, with the option to bring their membership up to date at any scheduled meeting.

Membership application is available on the SEGTOA website.

Checks should be made payable to Southeastern GTO Association and mailed to Larry Snyder, 1594 Greyson Ridge, Marietta, GA 30062-7203

SEGTOA Technical Advisory Panel

The members listed below have volunteered to share their special knowledge with other

members. Please feel free to contact these involved members.

1964 Doug Askew [email protected] 706-453-2234

1965 Jerry Hamilton [email protected] 706-754-3194 (home)

1966 Bob Immekus [email protected] 770-686-4592 (cell)

1967 Steve Pullen [email protected] 404-402-4917 (cell)

1968 Ed Bellair [email protected] 770-826-2534 (cell)

1969 John Link [email protected] 404-578-8973 (cell)

1970 Jim Norman [email protected] 770-778-5945 (cell)

1971-1974 BJ Benton [email protected] 678-414-7135 (cell)

2004-2006 Paul McGinnett [email protected] 770-653-0365 (home)