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by oldvettedad
Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1966 Corvette project - Part 2
Replies: 7
Views: 4611

1966 Corvette project - Part 2

Well, now that i finally finished my Vette and got it back on the road, I am changing it around for next year. The changes will be: a 383 motor a 5 speed air conditioning power steering quieter exhaust updated sound system (since I might be able to hear it) Currently I am getting a Blueprint Engines...
by oldvettedad
Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1963 Corvette
Replies: 64
Views: 31943

Re: 1963 Corvette

Hey Oldvettedad.... Why are you going to switch the intake? Is the goal to get extra horsepower or do you want a certain look, or..... ? I changed the intake on my 87 442 from a stock aluminum intake with puny ports to a stock cast intake that I had ported and the benefits were noticable. Later on ...
by oldvettedad
Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1963 Corvette
Replies: 64
Views: 31943

Re: 1963 Corvette

For the entire summer, I just stuck with the Edelbrock Pro-Flo air cleaner. I had to cut off the little riser ring on the baseplate. The drop-base air cleaner might be an option -- it wasn't for me because I have an electric choke on the carb. Not sure it would've worked anyway. My solution is cert...
by oldvettedad
Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 2008 Trailblazer SS
Replies: 256
Views: 82694

Re: 2008 Trailblazer SS

Boy, they have a distinctive whine! Thanks for the info.
by oldvettedad
Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1963 Corvette
Replies: 64
Views: 31943

Re: 1963 Corvette

Tiresmoker, got a question. What did you finally do for hood clearance with your air cleaner? I'm planning some major mods this winter (i hope it will only be this winter). One of the mods will be a 383 engine and I'm trying to figure out a manifold combo that won't create hood clearance problems. M...
by oldvettedad
Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 2008 Trailblazer SS
Replies: 256
Views: 82694

Re: 2008 Trailblazer SS

Looks good. Just for my info, what is the diameter of both the Spal and Z28 fans? Do you know how much CFM each pulls? And how many amps do they draw? Finally, pullers or pushers?
by oldvettedad
Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Races, Swap Meets & Car Shows
Topic: Thompson Raceway Park
Replies: 37
Views: 17746

Re: Thompson Raceway Park

I found this one on the Stock/SuperStock/Modified FB page, of which I am a member. We post any old photos we have of subject cars from the 60's thru 90's. The date on this one says 1967
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Fred32V do you recognize any of the names?
by oldvettedad
Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1966 Corvette project, will I finish before I die?
Replies: 82
Views: 32009

Re: 1966 Corvette project, will I finish before I die?

I don't need them. With so many Corvette parts now being reproduced the market for a lot of used parts is really down. But there are some parts where the repro's are not high quality and then original used are still in demand. I reused my rear bumpers because the new repro's from China were like tin...
by oldvettedad
Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1966 Corvette project, will I finish before I die?
Replies: 82
Views: 32009

Re: 1966 Corvette project, will I finish before I die?

very true. I have found its better to take a long time to finish your car, then keep it for a long time. Why? Because then I amortize the expense over a long enough period to make it seem not so much :roll: BTW, I've been cleaning out my house and garage and was surprised to find in my garage about ...
by oldvettedad
Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1966 Corvette project, will I finish before I die?
Replies: 82
Views: 32009

Re: 1966 Corvette project, will I finish before I die?

That is a good price. I still have my original spinner hub caps, but now they are badly pitted and have rust. It would cost more than $225 to restore them. But I doubt i'll ever put hub caps back on. Who ever buys the car from my estate can do what bthey want :lol:
by oldvettedad
Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1972 Maverick Sprint - Phase 2
Replies: 205
Views: 74065

Re: 1972 Maverick Sprint - Phase 2

I think those tailights are cool. I hope you get to use them.
by oldvettedad
Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A great car story.
Replies: 5
Views: 3349

Re: A great car story.

Great story! Kind of epitomizes how we feel about our old rides. Makes tears come to my eyes when i realize that if only I had treated my kids better, maybe they would do something like this for me. Rather than get me committed as a dange rto myself and TAKING my cars for themselves :twisted: Just k...
by oldvettedad
Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:10 am
Forum: Races, Swap Meets & Car Shows
Topic: Thompson Raceway Park
Replies: 37
Views: 17746

Re: Thompson Raceway Park

My 58 Impala had a 283 4bbl with a powerglide. http://s9.postimage.org/tuyhtft7v/1962_TDR.jpg For what it's worth, I was there. Even saw Garlits' Swamp Rat run in 1958. I'm impressed that you would still have time slips from 1962. If irun across any other old photos from Thompson, I'll post them. T...
by oldvettedad
Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Races, Swap Meets & Car Shows
Topic: Thompson Raceway Park
Replies: 37
Views: 17746

Re: Thompson Raceway Park

I doubt you saw these guys when you were there :wink: http://s8.postimage.org/7lbsr8nfl/Thompson_Raceway_Park.jpg Don't know the year, but it doesn't get any better than K.S. "Tiger" Pittman and Jr. Thompson in AA/GS, unless I see one of Ohio George and "Ohio" Jeg that is... :D J...
by oldvettedad
Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1994 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon
Replies: 41
Views: 19718

Re: 1994 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon

You probably know all of this but if not...

http://www.longroof.info/pdf/lt1intake.pdf

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