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Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 10-20-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By gbvette62
I don't know that there is any real need to use a...

I don't know that there is any real need to use a master cylinder with bleeders. Chevrolet used MC's with bleeders in some years, and didn't in others.

Personally, I would use a 67 "509" casting,...
Forum: Factory Correct Resto 10-17-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 19,723
Posted By gbvette62
Welcome to the Forum! "Matching numbers" is...

Welcome to the Forum!

"Matching numbers" is a term that seems to mean different things to different people. Ask 10 people and you'll probably get 6-8 different answers. Truthfully, I think most...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 10-15-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By gbvette62
I've known Harvey Jacobs for many years. He...

I've known Harvey Jacobs for many years. He rebuilds trailing arms, rears, a-arms, etc. He does very good work, but sometimes he can be a little slow, getting things shipped.

Harvey use to do a...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 10-11-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By gbvette62
GM did not mix and match the differential covers...

GM did not mix and match the differential covers and springs, during 77-78.

The standard 9 leaf spring was increased to 2 1/2" wide in 78, and the rear cover and mount plate were changed to...
Forum: C3 General 10-04-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By gbvette62
First off, I find that VIN 03673 was built...

First off, I find that VIN 03673 was built approximately November 3rd, not "early-mid October". Of course, 11/3/67 doesn't work with the trim tag body build date of 12/7 either.

I'm not sure why...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 10-03-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 33
[C1] Rpo 684
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Posted By gbvette62
I don't have contact info for him, but I might be...

I don't have contact info for him, but I might be able to get it this weekend. We'll be racing at Watkins Glen this weekend with the VRG (Vintage Racers Group). Dave's not currently listed as...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 10-03-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 33
[C1] Rpo 684
Views: 973
Posted By gbvette62
Congratulations, that is a very cool find! ...

Congratulations, that is a very cool find!

Since you say the car ran the Springtown Hillclimb, I'm guessing the car's in PA, or at least once was? Those PA hillclimbs (Giants Despair, Duryea, The...
Forum: C3 General 09-25-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By gbvette62
The black rubber oval bumper, is a GM seat...

The black rubber oval bumper, is a GM seat bumper. Those bumpers were used on various GM cars in the 60's and 70's, but not the 69 Corvette, which as others have said, used a round bumper.

The...
Forum: C3 General 09-24-2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By gbvette62
Welcome to the Forum! Yes, it is an LT-1,...

Welcome to the Forum!

Yes, it is an LT-1, and it is out of a 71 Corvette.

The "S" in the VIN derivative indicates the St. Louis assembly plant, where only Corvettes and trucks were built....
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 09-20-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By gbvette62
73-75 Corvettes had a switch on the accelerator...

73-75 Corvettes had a switch on the accelerator pedal, that opened a flap in the rear of the hood. When the pedal was "floored", the switch opened the flap, to feed cool outside air to the engine. It...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 09-19-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,590
Posted By gbvette62
I've been saying for 10-15 years, that the future...

I've been saying for 10-15 years, that the future for early Corvettes, at least value wise, is resto-mods. I've had more then a few heated arguments with purist/NCRS friends about this, but I still...
Forum: C3 General 09-16-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 80
Posted By gbvette62
I would suggest talking to Steve or Lyle at C & S...

I would suggest talking to Steve or Lyle at C & S Corvettes in Sarasota. They've been around since the early 70's.

Obviously, I've never used them for service, since I'm in Jersey, but I've known...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 09-12-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By gbvette62
Watkins Glen US Vintage GP & Trans-Am (picture heavy)

This past weekend I was at Watkins Glen to crew for Jim Glass on his 71 Corvette, in the SVRA US Vintage Grand Prix. This has always been one of our favorite race weekends, with hundreds of vintage...
Forum: C3 General 09-05-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By gbvette62
The correct labels for AC compressors, seems to...

The correct labels for AC compressors, seems to be open to some debate.

I can't swear that it's correct, but the company I buy my labels from, lists the smaller red label (5910747) for the 1970...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 09-05-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By gbvette62
It's been a couple years since I last had a set...

It's been a couple years since I last had a set of 61-62 rear bumper cores, but I think I got $400 or $450 for the pair. They're not repro-ed and getting hard to find.

The bracket on your shifter...
Forum: C3 General 08-31-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By gbvette62
The original urethane bumper retainers are metal...

The original urethane bumper retainers are metal strips, with studs welded to them. The rear bumper was held on by 4 retainers, a left and right side strip, and a left and right top strip. As such,...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 08-30-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By gbvette62
Delco offers a replacement for the original GF90...

Delco offers a replacement for the original GF90 filter, the APO-GF90 (GM #05650677). It's a larger diameter than the original GF90, and comes with a larger bracket, since it doesn't fit in the...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 08-30-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By gbvette62
Generally, the 80 and later oil pans, are not...

Generally, the 80 and later oil pans, are not compatible with 79 and earlier blocks.

The earlier blocks use a left (driver's) side dipstick that goes into the block, while the 80 up pans have the...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 08-28-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By gbvette62
Your car looks good! I know a lot of people don't...

Your car looks good! I know a lot of people don't like white tops, because they're harder to keep clean, but I think they just look so much better than black ones.

If what I heard is correct, Al's...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 08-28-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,036
Posted By gbvette62
The OP has the VIN derivative correct. In...

The OP has the VIN derivative correct.

In 73, the VIN derivative started with a "1" to indicate the Chevrolet Division, followed by "3" for the model year, "S" for St. Louis, and then the...
Forum: Northeast 08-22-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By gbvette62
The one thing you don't want to miss is Friday...

The one thing you don't want to miss is Friday night's festival and original course reenactment, downtown in Watkins Glen.

On Friday, the main street through town, Franklin Street, is closed to...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 08-22-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By gbvette62
:iagree: All 67's (except cars with J-56) used...

:iagree: All 67's (except cars with J-56) used the Delco master cylinder, casting number 5455509, with the "DC" stamp, and two bleeders.



It is CSSB that is making the 57-82 Delco master...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 08-21-2017, 11:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,123
Posted By gbvette62
Project car coming to Carlisle

I understand a friend of mine is bringing this 57 (or is it a 56?) to Carlisle Thursday. I don't know anything about it, another friend forwarded the pictures to me.

Anybody up for a "project"?
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Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 08-21-2017, 11:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By gbvette62
Offy still makes a small block 3x2 intake, that...

Offy still makes a small block 3x2 intake, that lists for about $375. Good used ones can sell for $150-$200 in good condition, maybe a little more to someone that ones a vintage intake.

The carbs...
Forum: C3 General 08-15-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By gbvette62
This is what the 77-82 radio block off plate...

This is what the 77-82 radio block off plate looks like. Unlike the the 68-76 block off plate, that was die cast metal, the 77-82 plate is molded in black plastic. The image below was "stolen" from...
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