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  1. Thread: 1959 283 id?

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    Either that or the block has been decked. I cant...

    Either that or the block has been decked. I cant help you with the crank number. My guess is its going to be very hard to prove that it is in fact a Corvette motor. However, as long as you are up...
  2. Thread: 1959 283 id?

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    Look on the front passenger side pad on the block...

    Look on the front passenger side pad on the block where the head bolts on- there will be a series of letters/numbers that you can de-code that will tell you where and when the motor was built as well...
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    These items have been SOLD: Intake Manifold,...

    These items have been SOLD: Intake Manifold, Steering Column/Box, Valve Covers, Upper Windshield Trim, Rally Caps, Turn Signal Housings, Turn Signal Canceling Cam, Turn Signal Lever.
    Thanks
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    F/S - C-1 Parts

    For Sale: 58-61 2x4 Intake Manifols (cast # 3739653) very good condition; Corvette aluminum Valve Covers (with casting flaw) good condition; Upper Windshield Moulding (no sun visors) very good...
  5. Thread: IFS for C-1

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    IFS for C-1

    I've been toying (really wanting to) with the idea of putting a Jim Meyer IFS under the '59. Just waiting for the boss to let me spend the $$$. However, in a recent issue of Vette magazine I saw an...
  6. Thread: Carburetors

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    Carbs

    Guess I should update evceryone on this topic: It turns out the carbs were'nt the problem at all - at least not the major part of it. Ended up replacing my Crane Fireball ignition system with a new...
  7. Thread: C-3 Rivet Pops

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    C-3 Rivet Pops

    I'm sure this has been discussed before, but I seem to be only getting one page of posts. So...

    I have the all to common rivet pops on the front of my '71. It might be my imagination, but one or...
  8. Thread: Carburetors

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    Carbs

    Just talked to Robbie Kunz - he is a nice guy, and is going to mail me a receipt. So I guess I should take back some of the venom I spewed when I was so frustrated with waiting on these carbs to come...
  9. Thread: Carburetors

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    Finally !

    I finally got my carbs back from Robbie Kunz late last week - I was out of town until Thurs night, so just got to take a look at them. I have to admit they really look good - I hope they run as well...
  10. Thread: Carburetors

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    Carburetors - Another Update - Again

    Its been a month since my last communication -- still no carbs.

    BUT, my check has been cashed !!

    Since it was originally only going to be "about 4 weeks" to get this done I never bothered to...
  11. Thread: Carburetors

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    Carburetors

    Mike,

    Yeah, it DEFINITELY is not like 'the old days" ! The "old guys" are all gone or retired and I understand that carbs are a thing of the past and there are fewer and fewer people around to...
  12. Thread: Carburetors

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    Carburetors - Another Update

    And the saga continues: After being told that my carburetors were done and would be returned as soon as my check cleared I waited almost 2 weeks with no sign of my carbs. I called to inquire about...
  13. Thread: Carburetors

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    Carburetors

    Another update: Got a call from Robby Kunz yesterday. My carbs are done at the price he quoted ($350 each) plus shipping ($50), in the allotted time he said they would be. Sent him a check ( I'm old...
  14. Question: I'll be interested to see how this thread goes:...

    I'll be interested to see how this thread goes: I've wanted to put the Jim Meyer front end kit under my '59 for years, but have never had the $$$ to pull it off. I hope to get around to it this year,...
  15. Thread: Carburetors

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    Just an update on my carbs: I spoke to Robby Kunz...

    Just an update on my carbs: I spoke to Robby Kunz (Bob's son) at length about my carburetors and feel pretty good about it. Seems that his Dad is kind of winding down, but Robby is continuing the...
  16. Thread: Carburetors

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    OK...... so the guy at Carburetors USA finally...

    OK...... so the guy at Carburetors USA finally got back me: He was pissed that I threatened to bring a lawyer with me and I told him I was pissed at being lied to every time I asked for a finish date...
  17. Thread: Carburetors

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    Wow !! That really sucks ! I started to head up...

    Wow !! That really sucks ! I started to head up there to get mine back today (I live about an hour and a half away), but the traffic is so bad today that I turned around. Then left him a nasty VM...
  18. Thread: Carburetors

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    Carburetors

    Has anyone had any dealings with Carburetors USA in New Jersey ? I dropped off my 59's 2 x 4's there on Oct 2 and was told it would be "about a month" for them to be done. After 6 weeks I starting...
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    Thanks Wayback; I noticed both of the other...

    Thanks Wayback; I noticed both of the other switches showed signs of overheating. So, can I assume this is a common occurrence wit these things ? Any kind of a fix ? Sure don't want the car burning...
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    '71 Fan Motor switch

    The fan motor switch in the console on my '71 seems to be way too hot to the touch when operating; is that normal ? I'm guessing not, but has anyone else run into this and what is the problem / fix. ...
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    '71 gas smell

    Thanks for all your replies guys; much appreciated. I'm just going to take it back to the shop that did the work -- I just talked to them and seem more than willing to help me out.

    And I learned...
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    Gas smell from '71

    I recently had my '71 rear-ended, so of course it ended up in the body shop. It wasn't a lot of damage (although it cost almost as much as I paid for the car 5 years ago) and they did a nice job,...
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    C5vetter, Thanks for the explanation - I've never...

    C5vetter, Thanks for the explanation - I've never encountered any of those problems before, but I'm going to put the straps on anyway.

    Thanks again,

    Bernie O
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    C-1 Rebound Straps

    My '59 has never had the rebound straps on it. I'm thinking of putting them on, just because I need something to do. Is it hurting the car not to have them ? I've never noticed any issues without...
  25. Thread: C 1 Five Speed

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    Tom, Yeah, didn't mean to put you on the spot...

    Tom,

    Yeah, didn't mean to put you on the spot -- after I posted I thought " I should just call Hurst and see what they have to say ".

    Still haven't had a response from the other guys on my...
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