The Current Classic Project

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Re: The Current Classic Project

Post by Retired BLM Rig » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:40 pm

Here’s another Corvette. This one is a 1961 4 speed. The cockpit ingress egress is a little more difficult due to dashboard and door shape. This is also the first time I’ve seen a tachometer drive cable coming off the back of the generator.
This one just received some basic fluid service and inspection, nothing major.

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To be continued... :patriot:

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Re: The Current Classic Project

Post by RustyPW » Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:47 pm

Nice. :rockon: The couple of early Vette's that I worked on. Had the tach drive off of the distributor housing. The generator drive is a new one on me.
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Re: The Current Classic Project

Post by Retired BLM Rig » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:21 am

This has been a busy week for classics. Next up is a 1957 Ford Thunderbird. This still belongs to the original owner, she says she bought it for $3800 61 years ago. I think it might be worth a little bit more than that today. :cash: It's not show quality but it is rust free and very clean and straight.


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One of the problems is that the trunk wouldn't open.
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After the better part of an hour playing with the key and lubricant, I got it open. Now for the challenge of finding a replacement lock cylinder.
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All the necessary gauges and warning lights.
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The person that dropped the car off said that the radio didn't work, but they just weren't giving it enough time to warm up all those old tubes, after a minute, it works fine : )
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Compact little floor shifter.
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HV no A/C.
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Original 312 Y block with matching numbers
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Coker Classic bias ply whitewalls with art deco hubcaps.
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Re: The Current Classic Project

Post by Retired BLM Rig » Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:50 am

Shortly after the T-Bird was dropped off, this fire-breathing black beast darkened the doorway.

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1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport.
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Very nicely put together, clean and straight.
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Under the hood is a 454 LSX crate motor.
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627 HP @ 6300 RPM, 586 Lb. Ft. @ 5100 RPM.
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At 256 miles it has oil leaks from the pan because whoever assembled it didn't put a dab of sealant at each corner : ( Now it's my job to fix it if the customer approves. Other items of note, ride adjustable coil-over shocks, tubular control arms.
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The exhaust is carried thru mandrel bent stainless tubing and Magnaflow mufflers. A 12 bolt posi with 4.10 gears concludes the drivetrain. Honorable mention goes to the rear disc brakes and ride adjustable shocks.
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Mated to the engine is a Tremec 6 speed, driven by a Wilwood operated Center Force clutch.
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Updated, modern digital instrument cluster and billet steering wheel.
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Modern retro sound system and climate control.
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The millennial anti-theft devise : )
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Cruise control.
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It doesn't plug into the OBD2 connector, but it covers it up nicely.
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Re: The Current Classic Project

Post by RustyPW » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:11 pm

That T'bird is nice! Owning a car for 61 years is something. Wonder how much it's worth now?

I had a cousin that had a 67 Chevelle with a 427, and a bunch of friends that had them with the 396's.
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Re: The Current Classic Project

Post by Numbnuts » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:47 am

The Chevelle does it for me :rockon:

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