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John Gotti's Corvette
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

In the Spring of 1963, a 22 year old John Gotti purchased this 1963 Corvette Coupe from L&S Chevrolet in Unio, New Jersey. Mr. Gotti owned the car for 14 years before selling it in 1977 to his cousin. During his 14 years of ownership, he and his cousin converted the car from a stock factory fuel injected Corvette to the following 3 power increases options for street racing:

First conversion
Block decked to increase compression
Cylinder bored out .060
Lakewood scatter shield bell housing added
Roller rocker arms installed and rocker arm studs pinned
Hooker headers and 4 inch racing side pipes added
Light weight flex fan installed for cooling
Hurst shifter installed
Heads reworked

2nd Conversion
Mr. Gotti could not keep the car running well with the temperamental fuel injection unit. I was told he took it to the dealer in Union, New Jersey and even the Chevrolet dealer could not get it to run correct. Mr. Gotti removed the fuel injection unot and replaced it with a 750 CFM Holly carburetor and a prototype Edelbrock intake manifold.

3rd Conversion
Mr. Gotti installed a low compression 327 engine with a supercharger from Studebaker Avanti II. The supercharger increased the horsepower by 40% so it's easy to see why he rarely lost a race.

When the current owner purchased the car in 2008, it was in deplorable condition as it had been parked outside in the grass under a tarp for over 30 years. He immediately began to restore it. The goal was to restore the car as close as possible to the war Mr. Gotti reaced it in the early years while it was still fuel injected. It took nearly two years to complete the restoration.
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Mopar 360
www.allpar.com/mopar/318.html
~ The 360 first appeared in 1971, with a two barrel carb. It had a cast crank and external balancing, and was the only LA engine without a 3.31" stroke (3.58")
~ According to engine leader Willem Weertman, the goal of the 360 was to replace the old B-series 361, providing something between the 318 and 383; but to do so at lower cost.
~ The 360 was relatively tame through 1974, when it received some 340 performance parts and a Carter Thermoquad four-barrel carb in an effort to replace the 340 as a performance engine (starting in 1985, a GM-Rochester Quadrajet replaced the Thermoquad).
~ In its final years, the 360 was Chrysler's performance truck engine, making the Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited the fastest SUV and powering top-of-the-line Dakotas and Durangos.

Pre-Woodward Dream Cruise
August 16th, 2016
Detroit, MI
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Volare Road Runner
www.allpar.com/model/road-runn…
In 1976, Plymouth replaced the long-running Valiant with a “new” car, which was essentially a new generation of Valiant. It was dubbed "Volare" to make it seem somewhat more upscale, and, more importantly, to try to bring in younger buyers. The Volare improved on the Valiant with a more comfortable ride and comfortable seats, a far more upscale interior, and fewer water leaks; but the first year was an assembly-and-rust disaster. Both cars were available in 1976 — the outgoing Valiant and the incoming Volare. Consumer Reports told buyers to opt for the Volare... a decision the magazine would regret, but hindsight is 20/20. Few could have foreseen the problems that would infest the Volare, especially since other Chrysler-Plymouth cars had gone through total sheet-metal changes without problems.

The Road Runner left the B body it had been created on, and moved to a lighter body that could better support its performance aspirations without big-block engines. No longer a full model, it was now the “Road Runner Pack,” added to Volare Coupe. Even so, Road Runner had a better guarantee of performance than Valiant or Volare, which both had a base slant six. Road Runner had a choice of 318 or 360 — both with two barrel carbs, so that the 318 generated 150 hp and the 360 created 170 hp. It was decent power for the weight, especially given the engines’ torque bias, but hardly the equal of the 1968 version.

In 1977, the 360, equipped with the first on-board engine computer ever - the Lean Burn system - gained a four-barrel electronic feedback carburetor. The four barrel was put onto the mainstay 318 in 1979, but production was only a little over 1,000 vehicles.

1980 was the last year for both the Volare (under that name) and Road Runner; they shared all the same engines except the 318 four-barrel, which was Road Runner-only. The name was never revived for any of its natural targets - the Omni GLH and GLHS, for example.

John B. Cressy wrote: “I ordered a Volare Roadrunner in 1976, one of the first; it had no power steering, and I specified the free NY91 option, a GM smog pump but no catalytic converter, so it ran on regular gas. This option was free, the only problem was getting a replacement exhaust. Most cars with this option were 112-inch wheelbase police cars and taxi cabs. Mine was the 108-inch two-door and you could get an exhaust but you had to find the extra 4 inches in some sort of adapter. It was a 318 automatic with Sure Grip.”

Reference Sheet
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Pre-Woodward Dream Cruise
August 16th, 2016
Detroit, MI
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Volare Road Runner_Ref' Sheet
www.allpar.com/model/road-runn…
In 1976, Plymouth replaced the long-running Valiant with a “new” car, which was essentially a new generation of Valiant. It was dubbed "Volare" to make it seem somewhat more upscale, and, more importantly, to try to bring in younger buyers. The Volare improved on the Valiant with a more comfortable ride and comfortable seats, a far more upscale interior, and fewer water leaks; but the first year was an assembly-and-rust disaster. Both cars were available in 1976 — the outgoing Valiant and the incoming Volare. Consumer Reports told buyers to opt for the Volare... a decision the magazine would regret, but hindsight is 20/20. Few could have foreseen the problems that would infest the Volare, especially since other Chrysler-Plymouth cars had gone through total sheet-metal changes without problems.

The Road Runner left the B body it had been created on, and moved to a lighter body that could better support its performance aspirations without big-block engines. No longer a full model, it was now the “Road Runner Pack,” added to Volare Coupe. Even so, Road Runner had a better guarantee of performance than Valiant or Volare, which both had a base slant six. Road Runner had a choice of 318 or 360 — both with two barrel carbs, so that the 318 generated 150 hp and the 360 created 170 hp. It was decent power for the weight, especially given the engines’ torque bias, but hardly the equal of the 1968 version.

In 1977, the 360, equipped with the first on-board engine computer ever - the Lean Burn system - gained a four-barrel electronic feedback carburetor. The four barrel was put onto the mainstay 318 in 1979, but production was only a little over 1,000 vehicles.

1980 was the last year for both the Volare (under that name) and Road Runner; they shared all the same engines except the 318 four-barrel, which was Road Runner-only. The name was never revived for any of its natural targets - the Omni GLH and GLHS, for example.

John B. Cressy wrote: “I ordered a Volare Roadrunner in 1976, one of the first; it had no power steering, and I specified the free NY91 option, a GM smog pump but no catalytic converter, so it ran on regular gas. This option was free, the only problem was getting a replacement exhaust. Most cars with this option were 112-inch wheelbase police cars and taxi cabs. Mine was the 108-inch two-door and you could get an exhaust but you had to find the extra 4 inches in some sort of adapter. It was a 318 automatic with Sure Grip.”



Pre-Woodward Dream Cruise
August 16th, 2016
Detroit, MI
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Goats
1966-67 Pontiac GTO Convertible
1969 Pontiac GTO Judge

A way to tell the difference between the 1968 and 1969 Pontiac's is to refer to their front signal lights. 1968's were flat and horizontal while 1969's were square with a grid divider in front.

Pre-Woodward Dream Cruise
August 16th, 2016
Detroit, MI
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atomicrick Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for the  Favorites Icon 3D  
I have a lot of cars in my gallery if you peek in the folders
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Lonesummertime Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi...Just wanted that your photos are awesome ! Take care
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RayMontes Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav! :)
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DavidGrieninger Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the fave :D Hug :happybounce: +fav La la la la
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SeanTheCarSpotter Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the fave! :)  Here is a llama for you! :D
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atomicrick Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav: of my photo .... atomicrick.deviantart.com/art/… I have a LOT more inside my gallery, but you have to open the folders ......
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thanks for the fave
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sfaber95 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you for the Mopar favorites:D
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Kitteh-Pawz Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav:'s :)
Feel free to check out the rest of my gallery! :la:
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