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Mel Foye
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Mel Foye
03-11-19 04:39 PM - Post#2761865    

I am Mel,live in Los Angeles county, have a 56 and a 62 and belong to a local SACC chapter. 56 is down with a broken axle. Pretty sure cause was a 5:13 posi and big slicks. 62 is also down with a bent rod.
Tell about yourself and your car (s). Thanks
larrybrowningmauldin
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larrybrowningmauldin
03-12-19 02:24 PM - Post#2761943    

I am Larry. My 58 is doing quite well as the original 283/230 hp, single 4 barrel, power glide, stock rear end hasn't been driven over 3000 rpm. Plain Jane but it can be exercised occasionally when I can squeeze my old joints into the space needed to sit in the seat. There are still a few of us lame ducks out here.
Mel Foye
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Mel Foye
03-12-19 05:31 PM - Post#2761961    

Hi Larry. A few years back we did the San Antonio, Austin. Luckenbock, New Branfels etc loop. Great time.
I have learned that leaving cars sit is just not a good thing so glad to see you drive it.
Any other Vettes in your area? Coffee get togethers on Sat. am?
bowtiefan
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bowtiefan
03-22-19 07:40 PM - Post#2762686    

We have a 57 and a 61. The 57 has a 57 265 block w/64 heads, 2x4 carbs, 4 spd. Don't know the history. It's a driver, but not often. Just found some 997 heads to go with an un-found correct block. The 61 is our cross country car. Crate 350, tremic 5 spd, A/C, both tops, aftermarket radio. We've driven it to the NCM from CA in 09, and Ontario, Canada in '11. We were planning on taking it on the caravan again in '14, but had leaking wheel brg. We are planning on taking it again in Aug. on the caravan to Bowling Green again. Great car.
Ken
36, 38 & 39 2dr sedan, 41 coupe, 54 convertible, 56 Nomad, 57 210 2dr sdn, 70 Camaro RS, Corvettes; 57, 61, 65 396 coupe, 67 427 convert, 72 T-top, 88 coupe,91 ZR-1, 07 Z06, 16 Z06, 07 Silverado, 09 BMW 135i vert.

Mel Foye
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Mel Foye
03-28-19 12:08 AM - Post#2763048    

Hey Ken. The 61 sounds like a good set up for long trips.
I drove the 62 to the Grand Opening in 94 and the 93 in 99. If they show the first time video watch for a yellow 62. Shows up several times but my favorite is a head on shot showing the oil cooler in the grill opening.
Pretty sure will not be going this year. Are you going to the Rose Bowl get together the night b4 the official leaving day?
larrybrowningmauldin
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larrybrowningmauldin
04-01-19 02:27 PM - Post#2763416    

Mel,
I haven't been ignoring you...just down with the flu recently. We do not attend any club meetings or events with the 58 but do drive it around New Braunfels occasionally. The lack of power steering makes it diffucult to maneuver corners, etc. so driving is quite an upper-body workout.
vabeach56wagon
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vabeach56wagon
04-04-19 12:30 PM - Post#2763633    

You guys tempt me to go back out on the market and find another solid axle car....

Maybe next year

paul
Original builder of the Gobstomper - '56 210 9 passenger wagon now in other's hands. Current Ride is '69 X33D80 Z28 Camaro


Mel Foye
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Mel Foye
04-04-19 05:50 PM - Post#2763664    

  • larrybrowningmauldin Said:
Mel,
The lack of power steering makes it diffucult to maneuver corners, etc. so driving is quite an upper-body workout.


Well if you think steering now is a bugger don't follow my led. Was running Riverside road course and added the quick steering adapter. Now if parked in a tight space I worry about bending the steering wheel.
Hard to look like a big shot when you are almost standing in the seat to get a 1/4 turn out of the steering wheel. Give me another ten minutes guys and I will have her out of the space. Mel

Mel Foye
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Mel Foye
04-04-19 06:01 PM - Post#2763665    

Well Paul if you get a C1 and go on trips I can give you tips on where to put the gallon of water for the radiator and where to put the dirty underwear. Mel
TAT_2
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TAT_2
04-04-19 07:14 PM - Post#2763669    

LIKE OLD GIRLFRIEND'S,ILL JUST KEEP THE MEMORY OF MY 58.
09 PONTIAC- VIBE
08 PONTIAC- G6
93 VETTE - 40TH ANIV RUBY RED LT1/6SPD/RAG TOP
NEXT ?


*****
PREVIOUS VETTE'S 58,68,70,76,78,85,90
*****


Blessed are the cross-eyed, for they will see God twice

vabeach56wagon
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vabeach56wagon
04-09-19 12:59 PM - Post#2763913    

I logged a considerable number of hours in my '61 which went over to the dark side in my divorce....

Golf clubs, canvas travel bags, tool kit, water and oil...occasional leg cramps!



paul




Original builder of the Gobstomper - '56 210 9 passenger wagon now in other's hands. Current Ride is '69 X33D80 Z28 Camaro


Mel Foye
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Mel Foye
04-14-19 04:12 PM - Post#2764216    

  • vabeach56wagon Said:
I logged a considerable number of hours in my '61 which went over to the dark side in my divorce....

Golf clubs, canvas travel bags, tool kit, water and oil...occasional leg cramps!



paul

Some newbees say the C1s ride like a pick up but I say only if you put a lot of time and money into the Corvette!!!
Got my 62 in 63 and now have over 300,000 miles so my rear end knows the car real well. Does it have the ride etc. of a new car? No but it has a history, image, personality and thousands of memories.
Time for you to get another one!!





vabeach56wagon
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vabeach56wagon
04-26-19 10:42 AM - Post#2765085    

I loved and enjoyed the solid axle car but for extended driving...My '67 spoiled us:



Once the Camaro is done, the search for another mid-year will start.

paul
Original builder of the Gobstomper - '56 210 9 passenger wagon now in other's hands. Current Ride is '69 X33D80 Z28 Camaro


TAT_2
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TAT_2
04-27-19 10:44 AM - Post#2765143    

  • vabeach56wagon Said:
I loved and enjoyed the solid axle car but for extended driving...My '67 spoiled us:



I MISSED GETTING A MID YEAR QUITE A FEW TIMES IN THE PAST,I WENT TO MY VETTE SHOPPING CENTER TO CHECK OUT A 65 VERT,BUT WOUND UP GETTING THE 93.

09 PONTIAC- VIBE
08 PONTIAC- G6
93 VETTE - 40TH ANIV RUBY RED LT1/6SPD/RAG TOP
NEXT ?


*****
PREVIOUS VETTE'S 58,68,70,76,78,85,90
*****


Blessed are the cross-eyed, for they will see God twice

Mel Foye
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Mel Foye
05-02-19 12:15 AM - Post#2765516    

Well Paul a green 67 with side pipes just has to be one of the top rides in the C1s and 2s. First C2 that I drove was a 67 green roadster 427-435 with 4:1x posi. Buddy was a high end drapery salesman and that was his company car. Insane.
Mel Foye
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Mel Foye
05-02-19 12:22 AM - Post#2765517    

TAT wife's 93Conv I drove on a 6,xxx miles trip got 29.9mpg, seldom got down to the speed limit and saw several 12x mph. Soft top gets weird over 100. Those C4s are nice.
TAT_2
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TAT_2
05-02-19 05:39 AM - Post#2765532    

YA MEL IM REALLY ENJOYING DRIVEING THE CRAP OUTA THIS 1 & THAT 2ND GEN LT1 IS THE BAG. I WANTED A DROP TOP STICK & THIS FIT THE BILL TO THE T & THE 2 X-TRA GEARS ROCK !!!
09 PONTIAC- VIBE
08 PONTIAC- G6
93 VETTE - 40TH ANIV RUBY RED LT1/6SPD/RAG TOP
NEXT ?


*****
PREVIOUS VETTE'S 58,68,70,76,78,85,90
*****


Blessed are the cross-eyed, for they will see God twice

vabeach56wagon
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vabeach56wagon
05-12-19 02:42 PM - Post#2766244    

I found the '67 at Corvette Carlisle. It was a true survivor...battery, belts and tires were the only things which had been replaced. When we needed a new van for my lovely pregnant wife, we sold the '67 and kept my '93 Anniversary ZR1....that was a mistake!

I am happy that the SACC continues in existence. I was a very early member....I think I still have some of the newsletters.

paul
Original builder of the Gobstomper - '56 210 9 passenger wagon now in other's hands. Current Ride is '69 X33D80 Z28 Camaro


Mel Foye
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05-21-19 11:19 PM - Post#2766910    

I was a member of SACE and later dropped out. Sometime later joined SACC and later dropped out.
Rejoined SACC, drove 62 from Los Angeles to a Bloomington Gold and hung out with Noland and Max.
I guess about 10 years ago a local SACC club started in So. Cal. and I guess we have about 150-200 members now. The founders are 1-5 and I am member #7. Mel
wings59
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wings59
11-27-19 10:45 PM - Post#2781142    

I had been looking for a 58 for some time. Coming from a Dr appointment across town I caught a glimpse of one just as a guy was closing his garage door. He let me look at it but didn't want to sell. About six months later and several stops to check on it he gave me a price.i loved the car but my wife didn't like it at all, too loud and rough riding.

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Larry

59 Impala Sport Coupe

36 Dodge Street rod..........owned 27 years





DZAUTO
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11-29-19 10:06 AM - Post#2781242    

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My solution-------I got a divorce, kept the 56 Vette, kept the jet boat, kept my scuba gear, kept my guns and clothes. I got a better wife and bought her a 70 Chevelle convertible with a 4sp--------which she loves.



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wings59
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wings59
11-29-19 10:42 AM - Post#2781246    

Being married 52 years not likely to give up a good woman for a car. Her car at the time was a 57 T Bird, power seats, windows, steering, brakes and AC. Very smooth and comfortable ride compared to the Corvette.


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Larry

59 Impala Sport Coupe

36 Dodge Street rod..........owned 27 years





DZAUTO
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11-30-19 06:45 PM - Post#2781309    

  • wings59 Said:
Being married 52 years not likely to give up a good woman for a car. ------------------------- ----------------------




Some people are lucky and get the right woman the first time ------------------------- - some of us are not so lucky. Giving up all the above was NOT worth the grief!!! So I took my toys and left (literally) --------------------- and got the right woman (38yrs now). The Chevelle conv is HER car, not mine. When she continued to pester me for a convertible, I told her I would not even look at one unless it had FACTORY air cond and a 4sp. She said, OK.
DAMN, what a woman.


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2blu52
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2blu52
12-14-19 09:24 AM - Post#2782132    

  • Mel Foye Said:
  • larrybrowningmauldin Said:
Mel,
The lack of power steering makes it diffucult to maneuver corners, etc. so driving is quite an upper-body workout.


Well if you think steering now is a bugger don't follow my led. Was running Riverside road course and added the quick steering adapter. Now if parked in a tight space I worry about bending the steering wheel.
Hard to look like a big shot when you are almost standing in the seat to get a 1/4 turn out of the steering wheel. Give me another ten minutes guys and I will have her out of the space. Mel



Not a Vetter but when I rebuilt the steering on 2blu52 I could find only NOS worm and sector for a 49, I installed that and was pleased with the quicker response but parking or moving unde3r about 10 miles an hour and steering required a whole lot of upper arm strength that my late 70s body no longer had a lot of.
"PEACE IS THAT GLORIOUS MOMENT IN HISTORY WHEN EVERY ONE STANDS AROUND RELOADING"

THOMAS JEFFERSON

wings59
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wings59
01-16-20 01:18 AM - Post#2784462    

Congratulations on the 38 years Tom. My wife of 52 years is my second, first was less than a year, she got her 58 Impala convertible and my 61 Ford Starliner. I got a beautiful daughter.
Damn I miss those cars.
Beautiful cars you have and thanks for all you help over the years.
Larry

59 Impala Sport Coupe

36 Dodge Street rod..........owned 27 years





DZAUTO
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01-21-20 09:01 PM - Post#2784855    

  • wings59 Said:
Congratulations on the 38 years Tom. My wife of 52 years is my second, first was less than a year, she got her 58 Impala convertible and my 61 Ford Starliner. I got a beautiful daughter.
Damn I miss those cars.
Beautiful cars you have and thanks for all you help over the years.




By any slight chance did your Starliner have a 4sp? If I remember correctly, 61 was the first year for a 4sp option in a Ford. I REALLY liked the Starliner --------------- and icing on the cake if it had a 4sp!!!!!!!

wings59
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wings59
01-28-20 01:22 AM - Post#2785329    

No 4 speed, just a little 292 auto.

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Larry

59 Impala Sport Coupe

36 Dodge Street rod..........owned 27 years





wagonmaster
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01-28-20 06:18 AM - Post#2785335    

Those '61 Starliners still look plenty good to me!!
Older kid near us had one with a 390 and three on the tree and it was tough to beat....
Hey T @!


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wings59
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wings59
02-18-20 10:55 PM - Post#2786829    

I had my Starliner in 64 when I was in the Navy, wouldn't mind having another Starliner but love the 59 Impala more. I had a 59 Impala when I got out in 66 and the one I have now is my 10th.

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Larry

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36 Dodge Street rod..........owned 27 years





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