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Ed Sobczyk’s 68 GTO with pump gas 455 Pontiac

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Some families have issues with sibling rivalry. Not Brian and Ed Sobczyk. They work as more of a team. It probably comes from years of working together at the family business, (TJ and Sons in Madison Heights, MI) where they work on daily drivers for local customers as well as lots of local hot rods.

Ed’s Pontiac combo is very similar to Brian’s Buick (featured below)

  • Oliver forged 6.800 BBC rods 
  • cast 4.250 crankshaft
  • custom CP flat top pistons
  • Moly ring set
  • StreetPorted Edelbrock Performer Heads  (2.190/1.77 valves)
  • Custom Scott Brown (Competition Components) Flat tappet Camshaft 256 @ .050, .600 lift
  • Scorpion Rocker Arms
  • Edelbrock Victor intake
  • Quick Fuel 4150
  • Custom PTC torque converter
  • 4.10 Gears
  • Full 3″ exhaust

Ed’s car is regularly street driven and raced at Milan fairly often. When this combo was originally put together, it had an Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, and ran a best of 11.14. The photos in this post are old, from the first day at the track with that combo. Upcoming changes include a dominator carb. The car weighs in at 3700+ lbs, and currently runs in the 10’80’s

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