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Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes Today, 10:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 333
Posted By gbvette62
We pull pads all the time at the race track, on...

We pull pads all the time at the race track, on our vintage racers. All we ever do is crack the bleeders, push the pistons in, and work the pads back into place. We never remove a caliper or a hose. ...
Forum: Auto Extras & Memorabilia Yesterday, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By gbvette62
That is a great find. Cox 1/24th scale and...

That is a great find.

Cox 1/24th scale and Aurora HO slot cars, were my favorites. I still have a Cox Lotus 40, La Cucaracha and Chaparral 2E. The Chaparral was my all time favorite, and it...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes Yesterday, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By gbvette62
If the heads are original to the block, it's a...

If the heads are original to the block, it's a 1959 Corvette 283 cu, 245 hp, with 2x4 and attached to either a 3 or 4 speed manual trans. It was built on January 6, 1959.

"F" is the Flint engine...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes Yesterday, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By gbvette62
"46 A 65" indicates the belts were made the 46th...

"46 A 65" indicates the belts were made the 46th week of 1965, so they were made sometime between 11/15/65 and 11/21/65.

I can't really comment much on the ID-8000 1-10 buckles, other than to say...
Forum: C3 General 02-20-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 176
Posted By gbvette62
It's not a Corvette mirror, or at least not one...

It's not a Corvette mirror, or at least not one used any time between 1953 and 1996.
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 02-20-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By gbvette62
608 was the low horse pump, without the by-pass....

608 was the low horse pump, without the by-pass. The high horse engines used the pump with the by-pass, casting 3782609, and I didn't think 609's got dated. The 609 was replaced by the 3859326 in 65,...
Forum: C3 General 02-20-2018, 12:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By gbvette62
Welcome to the Forum. From what I see, the...

Welcome to the Forum.

From what I see, the car looks like a 77, though it appears that it may have an 80-82 rear bumper cover on it. Does the car have simple crossed flags emblems on the nose and...
Forum: C3 General 02-20-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By gbvette62
GM did not undercoat cars. The exception was the...

GM did not undercoat cars. The exception was the wheel wells.

Undercoating was applied to the front wheel wells, from the mid point of the front inner skirts rearward, and on the rear ones from...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 02-19-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By gbvette62
To my knowledge, OEM hoods only came with the nut...

To my knowledge, OEM hoods only came with the nut plate on one side, but most GM service replacement hoods, came with nut plates on both sides. Aftermarket hoods come both ways, depending on the...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 02-19-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By gbvette62
I have a 7 page check list I use when doing...

I have a 7 page check list I use when doing pre-purchase inspections, created and refined as a result of doing a number of inspections. Considering the time and effort I put into developing it, I'm...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 02-19-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By gbvette62
Small block water pumps were not dated prior to...

Small block water pumps were not dated prior to late 65.
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 02-18-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By gbvette62
All 69-75 T & T columns are basically the same....

All 69-75 T & T columns are basically the same. They all mount the same way, use the same turn signal switch, ignition switch, and column coupler. The hub and wheel are different on the 76 T & T...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 02-18-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,430
Posted By gbvette62
Is the J-56, Hemi head Z/28 you were thinking...

Is the J-56, Hemi head Z/28 you were thinking about?

http://www.ricksclassics.com/one/00-One/cortez.html

This car belongs to Rick George, formerly the owner of Rick's Camaros, and current owner...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 02-18-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 576
Posted By gbvette62
Those are the outer splash shields, and they came...

Those are the outer splash shields, and they came on all 63-67's. 64-67's also got larger, flat inner splash shields, but they were not used on 63's.

As Frankie said, the outer splash shields both...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 02-17-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By gbvette62
The following was taken directly from the 1981...

The following was taken directly from the 1981 Corvette Shop Manual.

LICENSE PLATE LAMP SERVICE

Bulb Replacement
1. Remove two screws to drop lamp down from rear bumper trim panel.
2. Remove...
Forum: C3 General 02-17-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 198
Posted By gbvette62
I'd replace the plastic housing and cable, and...

I'd replace the plastic housing and cable, and put it back together. The plastic housing is about $80 and the cable $25.

You have no idea how old the cable is, you could lube it today, and it...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 02-17-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By gbvette62
Only 62's used a dual point, tach drive...

Only 62's used a dual point, tach drive distributor, but they didn't have a vacuum advance. None of the 62-74 tach drive's had a grease cap.

It doesn't look like an Accel distributor. They're...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 02-17-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,152
Posted By gbvette62
I think you're comparing apples and oranges. ...

I think you're comparing apples and oranges.

Your car, even as nice as it is, as you said is a modified car, and you're comparing it to a stock one.

Secondly you're comparing a 65 to a 67, and...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 02-16-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 321
Posted By gbvette62
Not me. I remember the Car Craft Swinger. If I...

Not me. I remember the Car Craft Swinger. If I had a day or two to waste, I'm sure I could find the issues of Car Craft covering the build, in my pile of thousands of magazines.

Lots of the...
Forum: C3 General 02-16-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,236
Posted By gbvette62
The NCRS could announce tomorrow, that they're...

The NCRS could announce tomorrow, that they're never going to judge another stamp pad, and nothing would change.

With or without the NCRS, there are still going to be people willing to pay a...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 02-15-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By gbvette62
Centered on the left (driver's) side of the air...

Centered on the left (driver's) side of the air cleaner base, is the "Keep Your GM Car All GM" label.

The emission/tune up label goes on the flat area of the firewall, above the master cylinder.
...
Forum: C3 General 02-15-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By gbvette62
I have a large collection of Chevrolet...

I have a large collection of Chevrolet literature. Besides every year Corvette sales brochure, I also have mailers, Corvette News magazines, full line brochures, dealer albums, T-O-P films, etc.
...
Forum: C3 General 02-15-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,236
Posted By gbvette62
I know a few engine shops, and none of them...

I know a few engine shops, and none of them regularly deck blocks. There is rarely a need to deck a block, and the shops that do it, are usually just ripping people off.

Besides, the really good...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 02-15-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By gbvette62
I've never seen anything like that, or remember...

I've never seen anything like that, or remember seeing a listing for a hardbound edition in any old Corvette News magazines.

The only hardbound Corvette News I'm aware of is the book published in...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 02-15-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 29
[C2] Decode
Views: 758
Posted By gbvette62
No, just an "S". Verne is not talking about...

No, just an "S".

Verne is not talking about an "S" code engine, being in a 63 Corvette. The "63 with an S code" he's referring to, is in his 63 Impala Super Sport. It has an original 327/250...
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