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Old 01-07-2019, 08:16 PM
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I certainly wouldn't spend any money on new tires or getting the brakes done, the prospective buyer isn't going to be put off by it needing tires and brake work and you definitely won't get more for the car than tires and brakes will cost.
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Old 01-07-2019, 11:30 PM
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^^^ Just get it running, put some air in the tires, leave the rest otherwise it will never end. People know what the car is, as said they just wanna make sure the basics are intact.
Is this a first run at rebuilding carbs, engine work etc?
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Old 01-08-2019, 12:29 AM
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Originally Posted by PHIL 68 View Post
How could anyone possibly answer this question
there will be plenty of answers
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Old 01-08-2019, 01:13 PM
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Thanks to all!
You have told me what I wanted to know. This will be one slow step at a time.
I don't think the owner will mind putting $1000 into the car. I do believe the car is original
except for the paint. I know there is a carb problem so I will start there. I also need to get under
the car. If its a rust bucket its going to change everything. I have time problems now so after I get and overall
look at the car and its sound I will get back to you. Will try to get some picks.
Information is great corvette,s are not my long suit. I like the old stuff, new cars drive me crazy.
I don't like cars that do things without being told if you know what I mean.
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Old 01-08-2019, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Mindy Harp View Post
I like the old stuff, new cars drive me crazy.
I don't like cars that do things without being told if you know what I mean.
Thanks Fred
Isn't that the truth. If I was driving a car and started making a lane change without signaling and the car tried to push me back in the lane I was trying to leave I think I'd freak out. The newest vehicle my husband and I own is an '82 - no one who regularly drives a car that has abs, lane keep assist, or autonomous braking, or blind spot monitoring, cross traffic alert, or backup camera, or crash avoidence or any of that stuff that gets people used to letting the car do part of the driving and decision making is going to drive one of our old cars.

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Old 01-08-2019, 03:59 PM
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It would be a good idea to snap good phone pics of the engine casting numbers and pad stamps, and the number plates on the door on the first trip out to look at the car. Post them up and you'll know right away whether the numbers are right for an original car. Considering the year and powerplant, I'm guessing that will be a big chunk of figuring out a ballpark value, along with making sure it'll run.
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Old 01-08-2019, 08:30 PM
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Down by your right foot if sitting in passenger seat is a kick panel , remove a few screws and take a look and a picture inside at mount and metalwork. That very easy task will tell you volumes, rust or not in upper area. Start there to access condition. Mark
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Syl1953 View Post
Down by your right foot if sitting in passenger seat is a kick panel , remove a few screws and take a look and a picture inside at mount and metalwork. That very easy task will tell you volumes, rust or not in upper area. Start there to access condition. Mark
Thanks for the info.
1969 C3 L36. 10 yr storage.
Ran into a snag, maybe and ego problem.Going to try to push ahead. Slow is the name of the game.
Getting info a tiny bit at a time. Engine has less than 250 mi. on pro rebuild. Problem he is a drag racer. Hope he did not mess with stock
config. Access to car a pain one key to garage. Garage is being worked on. Has tractor trailer doors. I love to do this
and with no charge unless hassle gets to large. What do you think of puling dist. and pumping oil through engine? Is there a drain on gas tank?
Does engine have double valve springs?
Am still trying for picks be patient with me please. I have a flip phone that should make a few things clear.

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Old 01-11-2019, 09:31 AM
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Fred,

There is no drain petcock on the gas tank. I have a siphon that I’ve used to drain the tank on C3’s. I use a coat hanger to keep the hose straight to the bottom of the tank. I have a gas station that sells ethanol free gas that I use for the cars that sit.

Since the the engine was rebuilt, was the block decked, removing the numbers?

I would change the oil and filter.
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Old 01-11-2019, 01:35 PM
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Get the motor started. Then list it as a barn find and it will sell fast.
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:37 PM
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Originally Posted by BLUE1972 View Post
Get the motor started. Then list it as a barn find and it will sell fast.
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