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#1 Emax

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 10:54 AM

Those who know or can recall former Polish Mafia member Les Harris might be interested in his latest project. Les is what you'd call a "gourmet mechanic" who does special projects for special people. This current one is a 66 GTO - a pavement-up reconstruction with some added ponies. Note the powdercoating everywhere.

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#2 Lift Dinosaur

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 01:02 PM

Not your basic "Goat"!!
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Posted 05 December 2006 - 01:43 PM

I'll say. That engine looks too pretty to actually run.
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#4 Emax

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 12:18 PM

I doubt that anyone on this forum could afford one of Les's creations - but a sawbuck or two might get you one of his new Tee Shirts. PM tirefireking.
Mine was complimentary for designing the logo.

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#5 Emax

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 09:02 PM

Oops - wrong logo version. Here's the right one.

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#6 Carl

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 06:30 AM

Wow, quite the GTO!

I doubt the engine is the original size, either, eh?

The three duces are neat and, of course, quite "period".

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#7 Emax

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 09:55 AM

More photos. Complete chassis headed for the body shop.

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 07:07 AM

'Gourmet Powerplants'. I like that.
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#9 Emax

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 06:43 AM

Do you remember this '66 GTO project?

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This chassis work?
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This engine work?

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Well, here's the final product!

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3 April 09
Full engine run in today - from the dash. This thing is full on chicken skin badness! I wish you could hear it. Grabs R’s that they’re on special! Still some work to go but exhaust heat sure helps the motivation. I found a compromise with the tach by loading the spring against the pot. I think it will be fine since the driver won’t be able to focus on it. I’ll keep you posted. I can’t wait to destroy some tires with this one…….it is really throttle crispy!!!

Les

NICE Les. Damned NICE. As your logo says... Ass with Class

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 08:40 AM

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#11 iceberg210

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 11:50 AM

Wow! :shocking:

That is one beautiful machine. They did an absolutely amazing job on the frame off.

Very very very nice!

And that's a 350 under the hood? I think?
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Posted 06 April 2009 - 02:19 PM

View Posticeberg210, on Apr 6 2009, 01:50 PM, said:

Wow! :shocking:

That is one beautiful machine. They did an absolutely amazing job on the frame off.

Very very very nice!

And that's a 350 under the hood? I think?

Always thought that the 6-pack came on 389s. I never understood why a convertable had AC but I've lived in Colorado all my life.
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Posted 24 April 2009 - 08:29 PM

*drool* BEAUTIFUL work, Les!! :cheers:

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 01:04 PM

Was just reading through this and thought I'd mention for those who didn't know - we lost Les to cancer a year ago.

Tirefireking was one hell of a builder.
There are three roads to ruin; women, gambling and technicians. The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling, but the surest is with technicians. Georges Pompidou





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