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Old 11-08-2018, 09:09 AM
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Yesterday, installed rebound straps on my '60 and planning to replace bushings and hardware on the rear sway bar today. If time allows, may also get new engine mounts installed too!
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:44 PM
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finally worked up the cajones to cut my fender well to relocate the battery to drivers side in preparation for va install , got the tray mounted
Where will the windshield fluid reservoir go? I'm assuming it and the battery can't be in the same location at the same time.
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:24 AM
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Converts to a bag!
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:26 AM
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Front brake hoses, wheel cylinders and shoes on the 63 split window (the rear got done a couple of months ago).....
Its been over three years and lots of miles and a wheel cylinder was leaking (all drums BTW)...

Don't enjoy brake work much but safety first...

Weirdly, one of the NAPA shoes - leading shoe on just one side needed the hole for the shoe retaining spring saddle drilled larger for the piece to fit ....

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Old 11-09-2018, 07:14 AM
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Where will the windshield fluid reservoir go? I'm assuming it and the battery can't be in the same location at the same time.
sposed to do a bag , but gonna see if theres any way to keep the can , doesnt look like theres enough room but will check it out today
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:31 AM
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Took the car out for a morning ride...

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Old 11-09-2018, 11:49 AM
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Jack I remember doing that awesome ride with you along that same route. We had so much fun on that trip. I just enjoyed the ride again in my mind. A great start to the day for sure.

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Old 11-09-2018, 06:53 PM
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Went to a friends machine shop and made some parts for my project 63. Best part about it was that I still have 10 whole fingers!
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Old 11-09-2018, 07:01 PM
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Took the car out for a morning ride...

https://youtu.be/5wpoMkGaEgk
Looks good as always Jack
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Many of us have taken a ride in that classic
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Old 11-11-2018, 06:17 PM
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Still some leaves left. Wont put her away for the winter until the very end!

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I've been retired three years now and have a C1 and a C2, so this is my M.O. Each day I walk around both cars at least once a day and look all over to see what I could do that would make them look better or work better. Then I spend anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, more if I'm inspired, doing some little something to them. It doesn't seem like much at the time, but after 6 months, you've really got a lot done. Some days it may be as simple as dust then off, or check the oil, clean the wheels. Other days, I may take off some part and clean it up or paint it. It all adds up.
That is a good life...
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Old 11-12-2018, 11:01 AM
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I am planning a restomod C2 build. I am retired (not really by choice, don't get me started on how America is drowning in credential-ism and age discrimination) but I am still not quite 59 1/2 so the restomod has to be planned right now and not built.

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Old 11-12-2018, 11:04 AM
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if I wasn't so damned lazy i'd wash it....
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Not quite retired, but took mine down the the Fall Cars & Coffee at Laguna Seca on Saturday. The locals have quite the eclectic collection of cars, close to 100 years of automotive history there on the island.

3 other C1s were there besides mine, only one C2. The '58 in the first pic was pretty much perfect.





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Old 11-13-2018, 01:44 AM
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Originally Posted by bbison View Post
Not quite retired, but took mine down the the Fall Cars & Coffee at Laguna Seca on Saturday. The locals have quite the eclectic collection of cars, close to 100 years of automotive history there on the island.

3 other C1s were there besides mine, only one C2. The '58 in the first pic was pretty much perfect.
Never hard of this even though I live in the South Bay. Just looked it up and will try to make one of them next year. Thanks for mentioning these events.

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Old 11-13-2018, 02:32 AM
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Yesterday I installed LED lighting on my 4 post lift as an assist for my old eyes. 3 4-ft single tubes on each side. Used magnets and double sided 3M tape to attach. Made a HUGE difference in visibility. No more drop lights!


Both sides powered by a single cord with on/off switch. All that's left is to hang the cord off to the side and out of the way.

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Old 11-13-2018, 12:46 PM
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Reviewing my Will. Just curious what everyone are going to do with their cars when the Eternal Bus comes. I have no one with any interest. My daughter would probably trade it for a Subaru.
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Originally Posted by 66vette2 View Post
Reviewing my Will. Just curious what everyone are going to do with their cars when the Eternal Bus comes. I have no one with any interest. My daughter would probably trade it for a Subaru.
Hi , you have brought up a very good question that many of us will face in the next few years . Mentor a relative or someone you want to have your car or sell before you are not able to ...

Jack

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Old 11-13-2018, 01:28 PM
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Drove the Hemi/Vette over to Costco yesterday. Parked way in the back. When came out two guys standing there looking at her. He asked a lot of questions but wasn't a Vette guy just remembered them from High School. Didn't we all.
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