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Username Post: Call for 53--62 folks on Chevytalk        (Topic#355584)
Mel Foye 
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Mel Foye
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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
Loc: New Braunfels,TX
Reg: 08-16-05
03-12-19 02:24 PM - Post#2761943    
    In response to Mel Foye

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
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03-12-19 05:31 PM - Post#2761961    
    In response to larrybrowningmauldin

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
Loc: Vacaville, CA
Reg: 02-19-04
03-22-19 07:40 PM - Post#2762686    
    In response to Mel Foye

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.
http://www.picturetrail.com/ken


 
Mel Foye 
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03-28-19 12:08 AM - Post#2763048    
    In response to bowtiefan

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
Loc: New Braunfels,TX
Reg: 08-16-05
04-01-19 02:27 PM - Post#2763416    
    In response to Mel Foye

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.



 
DZAUTO 
Senior Member
Posts: 8695

Loc: Mustang, OK, USA
Reg: 12-25-99
04-04-19 05:10 AM - Post#2763616    
    In response to larrybrowningmauldin

56
SB400
Modified Rochester FI
Muncie
3.08 posi

https://youtu.be/kGwXc_BK5XI

https://youtu.be/V1I9q3QAMac










I do not drive it --------------- I punish it.


Our 20yr (so far) restoration project This was about 6yrs ago).



Two years ago
https://youtu.be/5OtAdUkwfBU


Two months ago.
https://youtu.be/fRgjyURaA78



 
vabeach56wagon 
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vabeach56wagon
Loc: Chesapeake,VA,
Reg: 04-22-02
04-04-19 12:30 PM - Post#2763633    
    In response to DZAUTO

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
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04-04-19 05:50 PM - Post#2763664    
    In response to larrybrowningmauldin

  • 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
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04-04-19 06:01 PM - Post#2763665    
    In response to vabeach56wagon

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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Posts: 35981

Age: 66
Loc: "UNDER THE BOARDWALK"
Reg: 10-29-00
04-04-19 07:14 PM - Post#2763669    
    In response to Mel Foye

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
Loc: Chesapeake,VA,
Reg: 04-22-02
04-09-19 12:59 PM - Post#2763913    
    In response to Mel Foye

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
Reg: 09-29-00
04-14-19 04:12 PM - Post#2764216    
    In response to vabeach56wagon

  • 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
Loc: Chesapeake,VA,
Reg: 04-22-02
04-26-19 10:42 AM - Post#2765085    
    In response to Mel Foye

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 
"18th Year" Silver Supporting Member, and Official CT Grim Reaper
Posts: 35981

Age: 66
Loc: "UNDER THE BOARDWALK"
Reg: 10-29-00
04-27-19 10:44 AM - Post#2765143    
    In response to vabeach56wagon

  • 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
Reg: 09-29-00
05-02-19 12:15 AM - Post#2765516    
    In response to vabeach56wagon

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
Reg: 09-29-00
05-02-19 12:22 AM - Post#2765517    
    In response to TAT_2

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 
"18th Year" Silver Supporting Member, and Official CT Grim Reaper
Posts: 35981

Age: 66
Loc: "UNDER THE BOARDWALK"
Reg: 10-29-00
05-02-19 05:39 AM - Post#2765532    
    In response to Mel Foye

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 
Valued Contributor
Posts: 3133
vabeach56wagon
Loc: Chesapeake,VA,
Reg: 04-22-02
05-12-19 02:42 PM - Post#2766244    
    In response to Mel Foye

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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Mel Foye
Reg: 09-29-00
05-21-19 11:19 PM - Post#2766910    
    In response to vabeach56wagon

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



 




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