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When 'Good' is Good Enough

When 'Good' is Good Enough

Since learning to shoot about 15 years ago, and more particularly in the last 10 years since starting New Jersey Gun Forums, I have been blessed with the ability to shoot a wide variety of firearms and accessories, everything from entry level handguns to rifles and shotguns which can purchase a decent house somewhere in the Mid-West. One constant in the gun world is that much like in every other hobby, there is, within a certain segment an equipment race, to have the latest and greatest gea

Maksim

Maksim

Range Day With A Purpose

Range Day With A Purpose

Remember when you acquired your first firearm? For most gun owners, that time was both exciting and scary!  On one hand, you acquired your first handgun and had hopefully gone to the range.  At the same time, let's admit it, unless you were in the military,  you were at least a LITTLE bit afraid, either of scratching up that shiny new bluing, not being able to put it back together after cleaning, or even leaving it unattended.  After a while however,  you become accustomed to it and it beco

Maksim

Maksim

 

The Problem with Fake News - It's Not an Innocent Mistake

(This was originally posted at An American Thinketh)   Like President Trump or not, he has exposed how truly powerful and motivated our media is. They have the power to mold public opinion and are motivated to get eyes on websites and clicks on pages to earn their ad revenue. No longer do many media companies earn their income by paper sales and advertisements, but by online advertising, clicks, impressions, banners, pop-ups, and who knows what else. With that being the basis for adverti

JasonSeidman

JasonSeidman

 

Fear Mongering in N.J. 2A

It’s no secret that it isn’t easy being a New Jersey firearm owner. We battle gun control activists, all branches of our State government, and most recently, ourselves. With the reduction of permissible magazine capacity from 15 to 10 rounds, firearm owners, Second Amendment advocates, and others have voiced concern from “the sky is falling” to “so what?”   I’m not in either camp. I do not believe the sky is falling, nor am I indifferent to the new restrictions on our constitutional righ

JasonSeidman

JasonSeidman

 

Cyber Monday Deals

Gun Retailers Brownell's - Brownell's is continuing their 3 coupon codes, offering discounts + free shipping.   Faxon Firearms - Up to 50% off select parts for Black Friday/Cyber Monday, 15% off M&P Slides/barrels. Natchez Shooters Supplies - is offering 4 promo codes for Cyber Monday.  10% off $49.99+, $15 off $150, $25 off $250, and $35 off $350.  Promo code "DO181122. "Alternatively, there is Free Shipping on Orders over $150 or Free Hazmat for reloading

Maksim

Maksim

 

Black Friday - CrossBreed Holsters

As I am getting a bunch of these emails I wanted to put a central place for gun related deals out there. If you are looking for a quality holster, now is a good time to shop at Crossbreed. Starting today through Saturday the 24th. Starting today, all Founder's Series holsters are 25% off.   On Wednesday the 21st, Designer Series holsters will be added to the 25% off. Finally, on Friday, Ankle holsters will be added with 40% off! Visit CrossBreed Here

Maksim

Maksim

 

Master Cylinder Swap - Done

Well..... it is done.... Pretty Master is out.... more functional for my purposes in.... Slightly more braking force, but still not enough to lock wheels..... will have to rebleed again... More travel in pedal, which I wanted I can now fill master properly        

67gtonut

67gtonut

 

Spring 2018 Project #1 underway....

Well, the weather finally broke today..... and I decided to at least get GTO set-up to make next change.... This will be another chapter in upgrading brakes.... Car was originally a 4 wheel manual drum car..... that was quickly changed years ago to what was basically a 1970 Front Disc setup.... still no power assist. Result was not acceptable, but I drove it for a few years like that. What was wrong is that I used a 7/8" bore master cylinder which came recommended by most forums/thread

67gtonut

67gtonut

 

My GTO made it into print!!!

Well.....  I am quite excited. I guy emailed me last year that he was writing a book about muscle cars and was interested in photos of my GTO. So I emailed him quite a few photos, and then pretty much forgot about it, thinking it was either a joke, or I didnt make the cut. He emailed me tonight, and said my car made the book. So I ran out to Barnes and Noble and bought it..... I am pretty stoked... https://www.amazon.com/Detroit-Muscle-Factory-Lightweights-Purpose-Built/dp/1613253

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67gtonut

 

AR-47 Finished Went out to range today :-)

Took my AR-47 to the range today for the first time since completing it figured id share it with yall! some pics   Two vids shooting it pt 1 shooting it pt 2   Overall i am Happy! Out of 200 Rounds shot today only had two non fires, after striking each round 3 times each to get it to fire, came to the conclusion its not the rifle but the round/primer issue as all the other went off with ease.   I read alot of ppl saying the 7.62x39

lilred121986

lilred121986

 

Labor Day Weekend

If you do not have plans..... and you enjoy cars, there are 2 great 50's 60's "car parties ..... One is Lead East at the Hilton in Parsippany.... but the one I am going to be at this year is the Dead Man's Curve show at the Sheraton in Mahwah http://deadmanscurveusa.com/main/current-events/ https://docs.google.com/viewerng/viewer?url=http://deadmanscurveusa.com/main/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Tri-Fold-Brochure-08-15-17.pdf&hl=en   Starts Thursday at No

67gtonut

67gtonut

 

Trying to solve No Start Issue

Figure I would do a current entry.... I have been dealing with a No Start, No Crank Issue at times with the car. Seems to happen after longer drives, obviously with everything getting heat soaked under hood.... I would go to leave a Cruise Night and I would get NOTHING...... when it happened last year 2-3 times, there was not even a click from the starter. I already had a Powermaster Mini Starter, but I bit the bullet and bought a new one, and sent the old one back to Powermaster to ha

67gtonut

67gtonut

 

Time to wrap this up.....

Well..... Time to wrap up the paint job portion.... Car was done.... in about 90 days, start to finish, quite an accomplishment for something that was supposed to be a "side job" ....   Thanks for everyone who took the time to read through this.....  any questions, please ask away....  

67gtonut

67gtonut

 

Bye Bye Vinyl Roof

So yeah..... when I was searching for my GTO..... I wanted either White or Silver with a Black Vinyl roof..... and I was happy with the look..... But..... a few years before I painted the car, I went to the Atlantic City Car Auction and walked past a 67 GTO in the Convention Center that was a beautiful light blue and a painted white roof..... I had never actually seen a Two-Tone GTO, and upon further investigation found that you could order the cars like that, and the factory two-tone cars

67gtonut

67gtonut

 

Metal Repair Time

So as you can see by the pics, I had uncovered some issues that were covered by trim. Once removed and blasted, the ugly came out. Areas of rot - Bottom of both front fenders behind front wheels, Bottom of 1/4's behind rear wheels, Panel behind the rear window, and finally the rear sail panels on each side of the rear window. All common areas of trouble for this type of body style. Good thing is, all areas the aftermarket has addressed with prefabbed patch panels....... Except for the Sail Panel

67gtonut

67gtonut

 

Upper *90% Complete*

Hey Y'all Figured id Share my  Progress on my AR-47 Build. Parts List: 16" 7.62x39 BARRELED UPPER - OMEGA 15" SERIES with Shark Muzzle Brake - 5/8" x 24 TPI Upper Receiver A4 Upper Receiver M4 Feed Ramps Black Hardcoat Anodized Mil-Std-171 Type III Precision Machined to Mil-Spec Tolerances Forged From High-Grade 7075 T6 Aluminum Mil-Spec Forward Assist and Ejection Door Barrel 16" 7.62 x 39mm 1x10 MIDWEIGHT MELONITE NITRIDE BARREL Gas System

lilred121986

lilred121986

 

GTO 2009 Paint Job - The Decision and Stripping

The year is 2009, and little did I know it, this was going to be a huge year for the GTO. I figured I would get a few estimates on painting the car, knowing full well, I probably would not be able to afford it. I had figured I would have to wait until I retire to paint it. But what the hell, let get a few estimates. What I found ..... Very few people like to paint/restore whole cars, other than true restoration shops. The few guys I squeezed a rough estimate out of said it would be aro

67gtonut

67gtonut

 

GTO 2003-2009

I am condensing these next 6 years because I do not want to bore the hell out of everyone....  I will give the highlights of what I did to the car: Stripped out the interior and POR-15'd the floor and installed a fresh carpet set Me and a buddy removed engine to repair the rear main seal oil leak.... unsuccessfully In 2004, there was a change of what I wanted the car to be.... I had originally wanted to keep the car as authentic as I could, meaning Date Coded, belts and hoses

67gtonut

67gtonut

 

GTO 2001-2002

Well, after purchasing the GTO, I was not about to dump a lot of money into it right away. I had to sort of just enjoy it, until I could work up further funds for projects. So, I just keep it to little things, or some small items to keep it on the road. The first thing..... Whitewalls had to go, so for now, had them turned around to blackwall.  I then had to have the radiator re-cored, but I knew that was coming, and I also installed a 180deg T-Stat.  2002 season was a little more

67gtonut

67gtonut

 

Lower Complete! "AR-47" Build

Hey y'all! After Researching for months i have decided to start my build So Heres a Blog On My First Part of my Build :-) Parts  Installed: Anderson Lower Receiver CMMG Lower Parts Kit Magpul Polymer Trigger Guard, Flat Dark Earth UTG AR15 Ergonomic Pistol Grip, FDE AR-Stoner Buffer Tube Assembly 6-Position Mil-Spec Diameter AR-15 Aluminum Black Magpul Stock MOE FCS Fixed Carbine AR-15, LR-308 Carbine Synthetic Phase 5 We

lilred121986

lilred121986

 

The Search Begins.....and GTO is acquired

So I will backtrack a little.... So I sold the 88 GT in 1999, I just was not driving it, in fear of someone scratching it, or anything. The car was depreciating ...... I decided it was time for look for my first classic muscle car. IT was between 2 of my favorites.... First choice was a 67 Pontiac GTO, ever since I was 13, I had fallen in love with the looks of the car, and at this point, I learned to really appreciate the history and feel of Pontiac. Another thing is ..... if anyone knows

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67gtonut



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