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    Help! C1 clutch spring

    If I remember right, clamp one end hook in a vise, bend the spring and put a flat washer in a gap between the coils. Add several washers in the same manner to expand the spring enough to install it....
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    Question: I think I got mine from Paragon Reproductions. ...

    I think I got mine from Paragon Reproductions.

    I'm not saying that the yoke caused your problem, just that you may want to check to see if the Muncie conversion was done right while you are...
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    Question: Something else to consider...

    I could be all wrong on this, my memory is fading...

    When you put a Muncie into a C1, aren't you supposed to change the angle of the driveline with shims or spacers at the tranny mount?
    I think a...
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    Loved the story and photos. Thank you for posting.

    Loved the story and photos. Thank you for posting.
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    Thank you Miike.

    Thank you Miike.
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    Help identify Corvette keys

    A friend found this and would like to know what it might fit. Is it an aftermarket accessory of some kind? The ring in the photo is not part of the keys, this is the only photo he has. Thanks
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    Looks great. :thumb I think changing wheels...

    Looks great. :thumb

    I think changing wheels and tires is kinda' like changing your shoes.
    Some years I run blackwalls and stock wheel discs on my '66, some years redlines and rallys. Some year...
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    Can the ratio of 1st gear be checked by counting...

    Can the ratio of 1st gear be checked by counting rotations of the crank balancer to rotations of the trans output shaft (with trans if first of course)?
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    "I truly despise the amount of clutch slip...

    "I truly despise the amount of clutch slip required to get this thing moving from rest with that 7.39 initial ratio!"

    Just curious, can you elaborate on the clutch slip thing?
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    If the '61 hardtop is similar to a '59... On...

    If the '61 hardtop is similar to a '59...

    On the hardtop for my '59, the front weatherstrip appears to be riveted on. There are flat washers between the rivet heads and the rubber.

    My hardtop...
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    John, I think you just made my day! I have been...

    John, I think you just made my day! I have been chasing a tiny oil leak from the front of my L79 for a very long time and that may be the answer. I will try it when the '66 gets put away for the...
  12. Thread: C1 Clunk

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    Maybe too much play in the differential?

    Maybe too much play in the differential?
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    Is this part mentioned in the 1959 NCRS Judging...

    Is this part mentioned in the 1959 NCRS Judging Manual? I don't have one of my own to check.
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    Hot Rods To Hell movie

    There are 3 clips from Hot Rods To Hell here...

    Hot Rods to Hell Clip Video by Hot Rods to Hell - MySpace Video
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    Tom, was the movie called Hot Rods To Hell?

    Tom, was the movie called Hot Rods To Hell?
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    This '62 belonged to my dad's cousin. It used to...

    This '62 belonged to my dad's cousin. It used to prowl the streets in the Walkerton Ontario area during the mid 1960's.

    I believe it was originally black and purchased new in Northern Ontario by a...
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    News: "We all know how painfully taking out and putting...

    "We all know how painfully taking out and putting in the midyear dash cluster can be. How many years do some of us drive with blown cluster lights, turn lights, speedometer troubles etc. We all avoid...
  18. Help! John, I can't comment on which is better...

    John,

    I can't comment on which is better because I have never had an original GM shifter in a Corvette.

    De-value the car? I doubt it. Switching back to original wouldn't be a big issue. If the...
  19. Help! I have never seen one. I ran into the very...

    I have never seen one.

    I ran into the very same situation with my '66. I bought a used Hurst shifter with the bolt on handle, cheap on eBay. Took the best parts from each to make up a good...
  20. Help! John, I could be wrong... To bolt on the...

    John,

    I could be wrong...

    To bolt on the replacement look-a-like handle, you need a Hurst shifter with a bolt on handle.

    You may have a really "old" style Hurst shifter. The really old...
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    Mark, When I restored my '66 small block, I...

    Mark,

    When I restored my '66 small block, I used the gear clamps at first to let everything seat and seal. About a month or two later I replaced the gear clamps with the repro tower clamps,...
  22. I thought so too. I do like this red though.

    I thought so too. I do like this red though.
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    Great looking '59 you have. :thumb I'm partial...

    Great looking '59 you have. :thumb
    I'm partial to the red/ red combo as well.

    Have you checked out the 1959 Corvette registry yet?

    You can find it here http://www.59registry.com/
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    I believe the wheels for 1959 Corvettes came painted black from the factory. I like the red wheels better.

    The paint on my '59 is Dupont 1963 Corvette red, base coat clear coat. It is...
  25. Now that is really cool! Even has red wheels just...

    Now that is really cool! Even has red wheels just like mine.:thumb
    http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-8/1207245/Corvette59Hardtop.jpg
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