Southeastern GTO Association
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Volume 32, Issue 3
Inside this issue:
Next Event 1
SEGTOA Save the Date
Lake Oconee Show 4
2018 Summit Racing Atlanta Motorama
2018 BOPC 7-8
Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge
Tech Tips: 11
New Members! 12
The Big Event
Lake Oconee, GA
Saturday, March 17
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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.
Im 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 youre there!! Life is short, so enjoy the good weather, enjoy your Pontiacs and enjoy your friends in SEGTOA.
John Link, President
SEGTOASave The Date!
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 Links Estate
The Big Event Car Show at Lake Oconee is coordinated by member Doug Askew. We havent
been to this show for a few years, so lets 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 youve already received one notice, but well 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.
Youll 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! Dont 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
its being hosted by the Cadillac club this year. We hosted it in 2016, and well be up again in
2020. The location is great, theres 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 hes ever been to, but the best Car Show hes 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 youll 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 youve done it before, you know its a lot of fun!
John Link Kim Fowler Ernie Stephens
Meeting Committee Pro Tem mailto:[email protected]
SOUTHEASTERN GTO ASSOCIATION
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.
Editors 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.
Welcome New Members!
Welcome aboard! Its nice to see more Next Gen GTOs in
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Alvin & Loretta Jackson Kathleen, GA
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Michael Story Gainesville, GA
67 GTO Parts for Sale
4 - G70-14 Wide Oval Red Line tires, bias-ply, off rims
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
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. Its a very nice
one. Free for the taking.
Paul Sorrells [email protected]
(404) 702-3398 mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]