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Old 28-07-2016, 11:03 AM   #1
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Default XA GTs-is this correct?

I am currently reading the latest Australian Muscle Car magazine and they have printed a letter from some bloke which contains a heap of XA GT "facts".This letter is in response to a recent article they did on the XA GT and seeks to provide additional information.
Among these "facts",the writer claims that some XA GTs had single rail gearboxes (if they were fitted with "Australian" engines) and that those particular GTs also had round exhaust tips,not rectangular.
In all my years,I have never heard of either of these claims or seen an XA GT with the features as described and I'm wondering if there is any truth to the claims.I realise that it's only a letter and not an article but you would think that AMC might check the facts before publishing it.
Is he correct?
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That's correct for XB GT's not XA's.
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Old 28-07-2016, 12:43 PM   #3
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All XA four speed cars, utes and vans had a toploader. Even the Cortina with a 250 CID had a top loader.

XB Gts had top loaders up until about April 1974 when single rails became standard across the range. The rest of this range were single rail from the outset.

There were some XB GT cars randomly fitted with top loaders up until the end of production to allow the continued use in racing. These cars have it detailed as HO drive line on the build sheet but my understanding is you could not specify it when ordering.
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Old 28-07-2016, 12:58 PM   #4
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Yep,that's what I thought and that's why I was surprised that AMC had printed a letter with such inaccuracies in it.
But then again,they aren't known for getting it right a lot of the time...
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So much miss information out there. I read a post on FB where one idiot was saying that if you didn't have GT stamped on the cars ID plates the car wasn't a GT ...,what a tossa
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At AFF day last year I had a guy looking at my car TELL me that some XB falcons came out with a holley 850 with a Ford factory part number and that XA GTs had completely different factory aircon to XB GTs (under bonnet) and mine had XA aircon so it couldn't be genuine. FFS. Maybe he was a magazine publisher
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The twits at AMC wasted nearly an entire page on that bloke's letter and most of the content was wrong.Smart.
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AMC staff need to go back and read some of the Oastler issues, learn how a car enthusiasts mag should be done.

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the other problem amc has is it seems to be running out of stories that capture the imagination like the earlier volumes. that's where survivor car mag has found a niche as it writes stories about survivor cars and their owners NOT owners opinions of what is factual. together with pictures of the originality its a winner in my books....I do recall a good friend of mine penning a letter to amc which was then published in the mag asking about more stories about the owners of the cars, the enthusiasts, to be featured as at that time we were having shoved down our throats the version of the phase 4 story according to a select few.....the magazine indicated it was not that interested
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Without fail I get asked EVERY time I put fuel in the car, "is it genuine", I use to say yeah, then listen to them tell me BS specs and stories about GTs.

Now I say "its just a tarted up taxi" and most will then just keep walking.

It is kind a cool to talk to people about cars, but some just have no idea and if you correct them, they start arguing with you...WTF?

As for the crap in magazines sometimes.
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Without fail I get asked EVERY time I put fuel in the car, "is it genuine", I use to say yeah, then listen to them tell me BS specs and stories about GTs.

Now I say "its just a tarted up taxi" and most will then just keep walking.

It is kind a cool to talk to people about cars, but some just have no idea and if you correct them, they start arguing with you...WTF?

As for the crap in magazines sometimes.
honestly a lot wouldn't know if your coupe was XY,XA,XB but they will still tell you facts about your own car.
I've had people think my old XW HO was a Charger and others asking if a GXL is a Monaro!
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