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  1. Lotsacubes
    03-30-2018 09:03 PM
    John, we installed a new Sermershiem front end on my ‘66. I’ve seen several original 66 BB cars and it appears the 427 fender emblem is not level to the fender/side chine on both sides. Were the 427 fender emblems installed tilting slightly down in the back from the factory? Trying to decide if I want to duplicate this “feature”. Thx
  2. tuplakoo
    03-14-2017 04:22 PM
    Hi John,
    sorry to bother you,
    but could you please give me your opinion of stamping below?
    This L71 car is for sale here in Finland,
    and Im thinking to buy it.

    Greets from Finland,

  3. Iowa born
    03-03-2017 09:08 AM
    Hi John, Found an old C2 water temp gauge post. You described how to ck to see if gauge is good by removing green wire at sender and leaving open and then grounding. If gauge reacted by going from full cold to cold hot I take that to mean the gauge is ok? If gauge is showing and artificially low reading it would mean the sender is at fault? I've used 2 different senders and they both put out same reading at gauge, around 180. All this sound reasonable? Shouldn't temp on gauge increase when car is shut down after running? Thanks, Steve
  4. Fredsride427
    03-29-2016 09:59 AM
    Thank you
  5. emanusa1
    11-16-2015 01:03 AM
    Hello john, I have a number of new pics on the thread. can you give me your opinion what's strange is the broach marks are identical on the drives side Deck as on the pad side. and they go all the way through front to rear. also your take on the June dated 321 block if you may??
    Thanks, Ed
  6. oldgold49er
    06-19-2015 06:51 AM
    John, I did not want to start another thread on tank stickers, but am wondering about the hand written number on the sticker vs. the vin. I currently own Rick Montgomery's 67 coupe. He passed in April. I do not know if you knew Rick? He was an Exec. at GM for many years and retired to Bowling Green where he gave tours of the museum and handed keys to new Corvette owners. He built a 64 Grand sport from scratch, and has written articles for Vet Views mag. He was a personal friend of Zora. He seemed to be very knowledgable of c2's. Anyway, I have a complete history on the car back to 74'. I found information in this history that states that there is a relationship between the two numbers. Was he incorrect?
    I have had 3 67's, Nowhereman(Keith) has one of them. All 3 had vin#'s within 2 digits of the # on the sticker. Just lucky I guess?? Anyway, thanks for your time and all of the great information and support that you give here. Best, Jim
  7. Michael H
    10-29-2014 09:01 PM
    Hey John, in this post

    you mentioned that the ignition resistor for 63 high horse was 0.3 ohms rather than 1.8.

    Why wouldn't all of these be the lower resistance? Doesn't that provide a higher spark?

  8. Mikey Hawks
    10-25-2014 03:32 PM
    Hey John.
    I have an issue with my '64 front drum brakes. My new front drums have NO knockout on them at all (the rears do but they seem impossible to remove). How do I do the initial adjustment to tighten up the shoes? Or do I just keep hitting the brakes until they tighten on their own.
    I saw your post (in 2011) to another member re: the brake issue so I wanted to get your thoughts.
    Thanks for the help.
  9. toeknee
    07-07-2014 04:58 PM
    Hi John
    Looking at some of your threads, you might be the man to talk to.
    I have a 67 small block that overheats.
    I have rebuilt the motor, new block, rebuilt heads,(2 different sets) every part has been replaced at least twice (water pump, new aluminum radiator, vacuum advance, changed therostats several times, changed expansion tank caps from 15- 18 put in a electronic fan (pull type),have a 7 blade fan.
    when at an idle or in traffic it overheats. this has been going on since 2010, do not know what else to do.
  10. noeldaniels
    06-03-2014 06:01 PM
    Hi John,
    No worries at all, I totally get it. I just sent you an email to the below address from [email protected] thanks again!

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  • About JohnZ
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    John Hinckley
    Washington Michigan
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    Retired Viper Plant Manager
    Year & Model
    1967 Convertible (Top Flight)
    Marina Blue, White/Blue Interior
    BSME, 1962. 21 years with Chevrolet, 16 with Chrysler (Engineering and Manufacturing/Assembly). Retired in 2001 after six years as the Viper Plant Manager. former Chairman, Michigan NCRS Chapter, Technical Editor, "Corvette Enthusiast" magazine, 200-level NCRS Master Judge, Bloomington Gold C2 Certification Judge and Workshop Instructor, 2009 NCM Corvette Hall of Fame inductee, handgun collector.
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