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So, you are retired. What did you do today with your C1 or C2 ?

 
Old 06-12-2018, 01:55 AM
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I’ve been retired for 8 years now and absolutely love it! I wanted to retire after the first day I went to work. Get to do what I want to do when I want to do it. Tomorrow I’m going to cut back the end of the tailpipes on the 59 and remove, clean, and paint the hood latches on the 65. Always something to do and I love doing it.
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Old 06-12-2018, 04:36 AM
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Originally Posted by jim lockwood View Post
I'm jealous.

My bride and I were going to go cruising in our '63 roadster today. But when I turned the key...... nothing.

Some bozo who actually knows better (me) had turned the key to the ACC position and then pulled the key out without checking the switch position. Result, dead battery.

So, we didn't go out.
That is why I always leave my radio on. No sounds when I pull the key means good battery for the future.
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Old 06-12-2018, 05:13 AM
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You think when everything is in writing its pretty cut and dried. But I just got a letter from the people I retired from and they sold my pension to an insurance company. Basically said we are no longer responsible for anything we promised and it was nice knowing you.
Something similar happened to a friend and it got ugly quick; I hope it doesn't in your case...
Maybe your plan is covered by the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation ( a Federal quasi-government entity )...worth looking into..
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:28 AM
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Retired at 54, and last 18 years have flown by, being involved in various hobby projects like most of you guys.
Cars, boats, and airplanes can't be beat.

Last week I painted the underside of my '63 roadster's hood. and was unsure of how far to extend the satin black.
For the last 45 years of ownership, it had always been just rattle-canned, but this time I went with 2-part urethane satin.
I notice in various "hood open" pictures here on the Forum and elsewhere, that body color seems to wrap around to the support frame underneath in many photos
. I'm assuming this is more "correct"?

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It will be 7 years retired the end of July for me.

Yesterday on the C-2: Disconnected the driveshaft and dragged the back half of the chassis to where I can work on stripping it. Jacked it up and determined it has 3.36 rear. AND prepared my new toy for the arrival of the electrician on Friday:


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Originally Posted by dahogan View Post
My first day retired. Went fly fishing during the day and got to take her for a ride in the evening. Life is good Attachment 48293659

With cars and fishing as hobbies, you'll find retirement is even better than you anticipated. Low stress, options a plenty, and tons of fun!
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Old 06-12-2018, 10:38 AM
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This is my 16th year of senior unemployment..
Going to find TDC and hopefully drop the distributor in correctly. Got an endoscope that fits through the spark plug hole to be sure piston and valves are all where they should be. While I love the '66, I love wrenching on it less and less every year.

Update: Endoscope had mixed results, finally just brought it to TDC, removed the valve cover and found the pushrods on #1 moderately easy to rotate by hand. Great - valves are closed! Took off distributor cap and yep, 180 out. Turned shaft 180, dropped in and it starts - amazing how that works. Refine timing and advance curve another day.

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Old 06-12-2018, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by SDVette View Post
Congrats on your retirement!
I am only partially retired... But here was Sunday's outing!

Lessee....California location: Check. '61 Corvette: Check. Hooters in Fresno? Check. Camaro photograph to hold during photo op with young hotties? Drat.
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Race car....work on car.....repeat as needed.....
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I went out to the garage to look at it. It was still there.
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Lessee....California location: Check. '61 Corvette: Check. Hooters in Fresno? Check. Camaro photograph to hold during photo op with young hotties? Drat.
3 outta 4 is pretty good!

The show was hosted by the Camaro club of San Diego, so the awards have a Camaro on them. It is a nice Camaro though..... Our Chevy brothers put on a nice event!
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I went out to the garage to look at it. It was still there.



Been there, done that
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I took a celebratory ride in my 65 after my 4th grandchild was born yesterday. Somehow my 65 has managed to be involved in all my major life events in one way or another.

Oh, I almost forgot. Congratulations on your retirement!!! I trust this means you will be joining the boys at Carlisle for cocktails and a stogie to celebrate?

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I retired 1 1/2 years ago at 60. At first it was great. Drive the cars, ride the motorcycle, play golf a 2-3 times a week, relax.

Now, the to do list has grown, the C1 is apart, haven’t even taken the cover off the bike yet. Today, I gotta plant some tomatoes, mow a couple acres of grass, trim some shrubs, then do some assembling on the car and few other odds and ends. I’m busier now than when I was working. At least I’m not in several hours of rush hour traffic a day.
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Havenít driven the 63 in weeks, just too hot and humid for a coupe. The 69 convertible gets all the work in this weather.

Really, really need to do the AC thing.
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Moved all the vettes out of the shop so I could give the floor it's yearly scrub and wax job.
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Originally Posted by dahogan View Post
My first day retired. Went fly fishing during the day and got to take her for a ride in the evening. Life is good Attachment 48293659
You call that fishing?......more like shooting fish in a barrel.....although I did have problems aiming.....lol...

So when are you driving to Maine....?

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Originally Posted by Vettebuyer6369 View Post
Havenít driven the 63 in weeks, just too hot and humid for a coupe. The 69 convertible gets all the work in this weather.

Really, really need to do the AC thing.
Exactly right....
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Originally Posted by C.T. View Post
With cars and fishing as hobbies, you'll find retirement is even better than you anticipated. Low stress, options a plenty, and tons of fun!
Been retired from the gov't since 2001 and from private consulting since 2015. If anybody in retirement is bored its their own fault....

I play with my classic cars, have one invention patented and working on a second, related patent, 3/4 of the way done with a science fiction novel....still do some side consulting, play with my watercraft, travel a bit (the wife drags me off every so often) and spend too much time on the forum... Still kayak and bike ride occasionally - but nothing like we used to do...

Oh yeah, the car....well I'm going to pull out the headlight roll over switch and see if I can paint the "HEADLIGHT" text white with a detail brush, I'm considering repainting the cookie sheets and have assembled enough parts from here and there to build another factory-correct 3501 WCFB 63 carb as a spare...
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Awesome! Congrats on the retirement - that's what it's all about!!
I retired last year from my law enforcement career (51 years old) and am enjoying every second of it - still can't believe it!! I have a LOT of projects to keep me busy for now but may eventually look for some part-time work.
I haven't touched my C2 in the last few days, but yesterday I drove my '78 Pace car, day before that I had my '88 Porsche 911 out and today I was riding my Aprilia RSVR 1000 sport bike - life is great!!

It's awesome to have the new retired weekday system...Saturday 1, Saturday 2, Saturday 3, Saturday 4, Saturday 5, Saturday 6, Sunday...Repeat!!
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