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

 
Old 06-12-2018, 06:14 PM
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Well, I have my official retirement papers from 8-1/2 years ago but I've worked 20 - 40 hours/week ever since as a contractor or re-hired annuitant - so never sure if I qualify as retired or not. Wife says I voided that piece of paper and I don't qualify.

Took my little Cobra replica for a shake down ride after rebuilding the Toploader in it and getting it back in.





Looked at the Corvette sitting on top of the lift and promised her that her day would come soon.
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:23 PM
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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 need to get yourself to one of these bigger Corvette shows that everyone talks about here on the Forum. There you can meet some of these guys face to face or even better beer to beer
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by provette67 View Post
You need to get yourself to one of these bigger Corvette shows that everyone talks about here on the Forum. There you can meet some of these guys face to face or even better beer to beer
As always, you are correct. Will start doing so next year
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:34 PM
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I retired two years ago after 37 years at the University of California. I was worried that I would miss the teaching. Not a problem, way too many projects with two C2's, a C4, and too many old motorcycles. Today the big decision was whether to drive the 65 or the 67 down the coast to Big Sur. You will love retirement.

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Old 06-12-2018, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Jackfit View Post
So when are you driving to Maine....?

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Old 06-12-2018, 09:02 PM
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I am probably one year away from retirement. But since you asked, counselour … I just returned from visiting my wife who is taking 12-16 week jobs out of state to skirt the country on someone else's dime so that we can figure out where we might wind up. I spent the last three days in Des Moines, Iowa. Pretty good food, really great local craft beer, nice running and bicycling trail system, wonderful museum, an outstanding farmer's market on Saturday mornings and then a double-header of Chicago's farm team, the Iowa Cubs, out there in the sun. Holy crap, this town is a blast !

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Just turned 69 and have been retired for 7 years... no regrets at all but the time sure has flown by. Tomorrow it looks like a motorcycle ride and some work on the vette, next day I'm flying my aircraft then having lunch with a buddy. Saturday, taking the '66 to a car show in Auburn, Indiana. Right now everything is ok with no recent medical hangups.. Someday (sooner rather than later) my day to day lifestyle will change for the worst as another medical issue will crop up. Previous co-worker had a major stroke a few years ago. He's not recovered and continues to have issues. To get him out of the house I'm taking him to lunch in the '08 Z06 next week then were going to hang out at the hangar for awhile. $.02 deposited
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:00 AM
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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!
I was a prosecutor for 38 years. I just couldn't take stupid judges with robe decease, obnoxious defense attorneys and reluctant witnesses any more. Dont have those problems fishing or hunting (especially with my dog pheasant hunting). I am sleeping much better.
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Retired 2 1/2 years ago at 72. That was after 45 years flying everything you can imagine all around the world. After I quit I totally lost interest. Now I play with my cars, 65 Vette, 72 911, 93 Classic Mini Cooper and my dog and I escape Oregon's winters to the south, in my Motor Home. I too am busy everyday fussing with my cars or playing golf.
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Oh man, I have only hit 44 years old... i bought my C2 when i was still in my 20's!!

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Retired 10 years ago. Now 74. Sold the “old corvette” in November then wondered why. bought another on in April and tinker with it to get it dialed in the way I want it. You will see a lot of posts from me trying to learn about my new toy

Yesterday I put in the knife blade disconnect because of failures I had with green **** style. As was mentioned in another post they only go on the negative (ground) post. Because of the orientation of the negative terminal I reconfigured the hinge on the disconnect so I don’t have so far to reach.

I think I will try to get a longer negative battery terminal to re route the cable further away from the positive terminal




Optima battery with negative terminal on outside
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Originally Posted by 65GGvert View Post
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.
I know you are checking grounds and making sure it will fire up every time after buying the truck the negative cable goes three places before it comes back to battery which was re located behind driver seat . I do just what you do to my cars.

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Originally Posted by 66RBS View Post
Retired 10 years ago. Now 74. Sold the “old corvette” in November then wondered why. bought another on in April and tinker with it to get it dialed in the way I want it. You will see a lot of posts from me trying to learn about my new toy

Yesterday I put in the knife blade disconnect because of failures I had with green **** style. As was mentioned in another post they only go on the negative (ground) post. Because of the orientation of the negative terminal I reconfigured the hinge on the disconnect so I don’t have so far to reach.

I think I will try to get a longer negative battery terminal to re route the cable further away from the positive terminal




Optima battery with negative terminal on outside
Perfect
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Bilmcna View Post
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"?

Bill.
Your trying to hard it looks great. roll with it been using that for 20 years
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Originally Posted by Rob_64-365 View Post
Oh man, I have only hit 44 years old... i bought my C2 when inwas still in my 20's!!
If ya get real lucky, some day you will be old too.
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Ordered some epoxy resin, hardener, S2 Glass fiberglass cloth and some carbon fiber tape in different widths.....
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Retired 7 years ago at 56. After rebuilding the engine/ trans/ rear end/ front suspension and trailing arms, I broke in the engine and moved it to my other garage and moved the body up to the shop so I can paint it this summer. Slow going but I do everything myself.



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Retired 7 years ago at 56. After rebuilding the engine/ trans/ rear end/ front suspension and trailing arms, I broke in the engine and moved it to my other garage and moved the body up to the shop so I can paint it this summer. Slow going but I do everything myself.



Nice!

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Brought a 65 daily driver and deciding what to do first. Retirement is great and I recommend it if you can afford it!
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Originally Posted by tuxnharley View Post
Nice!

Thanks Glenn. I know my efforts don't compare to those that change their dash lights and call themselves a "restorer" but I try.
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