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Old 11-23-2018, 07:10 PM
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Big Jim Amick put Studded Snow Tires on his 67 427/435 every winter..............1967-1968...Drove it all winter back in the day..........


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Old 11-23-2018, 07:19 PM
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drive it fast so it won't be out in the cold too long, that's what I do all winter.
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Old 11-23-2018, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by dcamick View Post
Big Jim Amick put Studded Snow Tires on his 67 427/435 every winter..............1967-1968...Drove it all winter back in the day..........


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Yup- you would RALLY be amazed the traction with positraction and studded snow tires. Trick was to start off from dead stop on ice in second gear to further eliminate wheel spin.
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Old 11-23-2018, 08:55 PM
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On a brighter note you shouldn't have to worry about overheating.
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Old 11-23-2018, 08:57 PM
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My first brand new Corvette was a 1972 LT-1 roadster, and as it was my only car, I put a set of tall, skinny snow tires on it and drove it year-round for two years in brutal, snowy upstate New York winters. Your only real issue was ground clearance, but other than that, it was actually a lot of fun in the snow. Just take it easy, you'll both be fine.
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Old 11-23-2018, 10:00 PM
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Brrrr I get chilled just to hear you guys. 80 degrees today in Coral Gables Fl. I lived in Oklahoma and New York city and I can relate to you guys but that is why I live in Florida, heat year round. Come on down for the winter we will accommodate you.
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Old 11-23-2018, 10:29 PM
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Glad to hear your run went OK, but personally I had no doubts. As other have said, it's just a car. I drove MY '67 427/400 through the winter of 1969-70 with no major issues at all.
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Old 11-23-2018, 11:30 PM
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Yeah, it dipped down to 68 in South Florida last night. Brrr.
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Old 11-24-2018, 12:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Daren67 View Post
Have a chance to put 67 away for winter 40 miles away. Need to free up garage . Is 20 degree weather ok to drive the car.
Fer krissake, it's just a plain ol' Chevy with a fiberglass kit car body on it - there is nothing special about a Corvette. I drive 'em year round just like any other GM car. Put chains on it if you have to... And if you have a convertible and put the top up, you're a real wuss.

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Put the top down, put on sunglasses and a Burger King crown and you're all set.
​​​​​​​I only failed to put on the Burger King Crown...







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I put tire chains on my '78 a couple of times.

Also towed a boat with it.
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Old 11-25-2018, 10:07 AM
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Well, we have heard about the guys that drive their cars no matter what the weather, now let's hear from the wosses that don't drive them like they were extended.

(10 points for being honest)
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Old 11-25-2018, 12:21 PM
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Check out Jackfit in Maine and his photos. 20 degrees and snow means a great day with the top down and the heater on!
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Old 11-25-2018, 01:01 PM
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Well, we have heard about the guys that drive their cars no matter what the weather, now let's hear from the wosses that don't drive them like they were extended.

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I avoid rain, mostly because of small, annoying leaks and vintage sub-optimal wipers. Other then that I drive in any weather.
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Old 11-25-2018, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Roger Walling View Post
Well, we have heard about the guys that drive their cars no matter what the weather, now let's hear from the wosses that don't drive them like they were extended.

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I guess 'driving extended' would be long distance driving? Not sure about the 'woss' part.
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Old 11-25-2018, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Frankie the Fink View Post

I avoid rain, mostly because of small, annoying leaks and vintage sub-optimal wipers. Other then that I drive in any weather.

same here.
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Old 11-25-2018, 03:30 PM
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It has been quite some time since I last posted. I will add some information related to the subject of driving in the cold. Yesterday my wife and I returned from our trip to Iowa for turkey day with the family. It was cold enough to have the top up for my wife. If she had not been along I would have had the top down. We put around 700 miles on the Vette. We tuned 570,000 miles yesterday.We travelled to Ely, MN last month. It was their first snow and it did not last long. Total trip miles 1,100.

I will post an update on our travels later on a new thread.

Safe travels to all,

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Old 11-25-2018, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve Stone View Post
It has been quite some time since I last posted. I will add some information related to the subject of driving in the cold. Yesterday my wife and I returned from our trip to Iowa for turkey day with the family. It was cold enough to have the top up for my wife. If she had not been along I would have had the top down. We put around 700 miles on the Vette. We tuned 570,000 miles yesterday.We travelled to Ely, MN last month. It was their first snow and it did not last long. Total trip miles 1,100.

I will post an update on our travels later on a new thread.

Safe travels to all,

Steve Stone (original owner 63 triple black convertible, 570,000 miles)
Surely that's the record (prob by 100s of 1000s of miles) for any forum members' travels in an original car...

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Old 11-25-2018, 04:56 PM
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I avoid rain because the road spray makes a mess of the underside of the car, as well as the outside but the outside is easier to clean.
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I avoid rain, mostly because of small, annoying leaks and vintage sub-optimal wipers. Other then that I drive in any weather.
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Old 11-26-2018, 11:42 PM
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These are the photos I wanted to attach to my above posting on this thread. They were taken last month in Ely, MN.

Safe travels to all,

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Old 11-26-2018, 11:49 PM
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I salute you, sir! And I bow to your wife! I love hearing of adventures like this, no matter what brand or kind of classic is being used.
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