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Father passed on a 1YZ67 1973 Vett that has not been started in many years.

 
Old 05-15-2019, 01:37 PM
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Default Father passed on a 1YZ67 1973 Vett that has not been started in many years.

So I am looking for suggestions on where to begin?
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It depends. Is it now at your place? Do you have the mechanical skills to assess what it needs and work on it? What kind of condition is it in? Was it garaged, or left outside? More detail and even photos would be helpful. A lot of very experienced people here.
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If the engine isn't seized,I would start with the fuel tank. If there was any fuel in the tank, its most likely varnish now and needs to be removed. If its empty, check for rust holes or debris inside. Carburetor will need attention. A good cleaning, maybe a rebuild. Drain and refill the oil and antifreeze. Check for leaks. You will most likely need a new battery, and cable connections should be checked for corrosion. Can you post some pictures.?
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If the engine isn't seized,I would start with the fuel tank. If there was any fuel in the tank, its most likely varnish now and needs to be removed. If its empty, check for rust holes or debris inside. Carburetor will need attention. A good cleaning, maybe a rebuild. Drain and refill the oil and antifreeze. Check for leaks. You will most likely need a new battery, and cable connections should be checked for corrosion. Can you post some pictures.?
Don't forget the brakes...
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Sorry for your loss. Biggest 'club' on Earth.

For newbies, I'd recommend DOING NOTHING YET.
1. Get the car into a safe workable place where it won't deteriorate any further.
2. Buy the Chevrolet A.I.M. manual $25 and read it chapter by chapter....just glance through it...(hint it's ALL PICTURES!)
3. Buy a genuine Chevy SERVICE manual...$57....accept no substitutes.
4. Spend some time and printer ink downloading and printing everything significant about the car....Specs, History, RPO #'s, MAKE A BOOK!
5. Go through your Father's things and find everything you can, that he collected, receipts, paperwork etc...If Dad was like most C-3 owners, there should be quite a file.
6. Set achievable goals with your skill sets...or maybe your buddies skill set. Mission...get the car running etc.
7.Then change ALL the Fluids that you can. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES DRIVE THE CAR.

AT THIS POINT WE CAN HELP YOU WITH PROCEDURES TO START THE CAR, THEN CHECK THE BRAKES ETC.

UNKAHAL

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Welcome to the 73 club.
Pictures please.
All around the car, the interior, under the hood and under the front are rear.
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Originally Posted by Fiker View Post
So I am looking for suggestions on where to begin?
Sorry for your loss, if that is how it came to be in your posession.

What do you want to do with it? No matter what, stop, examine, document, and post photos is a good first step.

Do you want to keep the car to drive, or sell it as-is?
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Sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Keeping his '73 and getting it back on the road would make him proud and makes the car even that much more special. Please post some photos as others have mentioned, so we can offer help and offer suggestions. Another great reference manual to purchase would be the Third Edition 73-74 NCRS TIM&JG. It's loaded with info and color photos specific to your 73. It's worth every penny. Can't wait to see some pics of the car...Best of luck with it.
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Default It's been in a garage most of its life as it has less then 19,000 miles.

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It depends. Is it now at your place? Do you have the mechanical skills to assess what it needs and work on it? What kind of condition is it in? Was it garaged, or left outside? More detail and even photos would be helpful. A lot of very experienced people here.
It's in a garage it's a whote convertible with red interior the only damage is a crack in the fiberglass bumper right in the center.
It's a 350 engine that has just sat.

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Originally Posted by L-46man View Post
Sorry for your loss. Biggest 'club' on Earth.

For newbies, I'd recommend DOING NOTHING YET.
1. Get the car into a safe workable place where it won't deteriorate any further.
2. Buy the Chevrolet A.I.M. manual $25 and read it chapter by chapter....just glance through it...(hint it's ALL PICTURES!)
3. Buy a genuine Chevy SERVICE manual...$57....accept no substitutes.
4. Spend some time and printer ink downloading and printing everything significant about the car....Specs, History, RPO #'s, MAKE A BOOK!
5. Go through your Father's things and find everything you can, that he collected, receipts, paperwork etc...If Dad was like most C-3 owners, there should be quite a file.
6. Set achievable goals with your skill sets...or maybe your buddies skill set. Mission...get the car running etc.
7.Then change ALL the Fluids that you can. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES DRIVE THE CAR.

AT THIS POINT WE CAN HELP YOU WITH PROCEDURES TO START THE CAR, THEN CHECK THE BRAKES ETC.

UNKAHAL
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Don't forget the tires!
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