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Username Post: SOLID AXLE CORVETTE CLUB        (Topic#369041)
Mel Foye 
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Mel Foye
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07-26-22 06:24 PM - Post#2844971    

Was looking at SACC membership and road assistance roster by state and I wondered if anybody was on CT.
For those who have not run into this group b4: SACC stands for Solid Axle Corvette Club. Members cars are 1953 through 1962.
They were not called Solid Axle at the time because all of the GM line were solid rear axle. Also none of them were called C-1s. Additionally some folks got mixed up and called them straight axles as in very early cars had straight front axles.
Enough of background, if you are a member of both SACC and CT would you post a little about you and your car, town and state in the C1 section here. Thanks Mel

It Was On Fire When I Laid Down.


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Loc: Mustang, OK, USA
Reg: 12-25-99
07-27-22 06:24 PM - Post#2845026    
    In response to Mel Foye

Not only am I a SACC member, but I am one of the founding members, #107.
SACC was ORIGINALLY SACE (Solid Axle Corvette Enthusiast), founded by the former Roy Braatz.

Very short version. There was some conflict (I never got involved), and a change of SACE was made to SACC, along with a change of officers.

The story of my love of EARLY Corvettes is too long to include here. But it began in the 50s, PARtICULARLY with the fuel injected 57 model ----------------------- and 65yrs later that has not changed.
In 1957, the FI 57 Corvette (NOW, keep everything in proper perspective) was the baddest piece of machinery on the planet. PERIOD. In 1957, I was in the 8th grade and I had heard and read about the awesome FI 57 Vette. In the summer of 1957, at a big event in Okla City, GM had brought in a BIG exhibit, which contained an FI 57 Vette on a turntable. That was when I first saw one in person, and at that moment I said "I got to have one"! Nothing has changed.
After the US Army(61-64), graduating with a pre-med degree in 70, I began to search for one. Came across my 56 Corvette (SAME body as a 57) in 73, started a frame off and as time went by, I have cloned it into a 57 Airbox FI car with a SB400 built to resemble an FI 283, Muncie, posi, HD brakes and suspension.
Since that time, I have been obsessed with the early Rochester FI units, and now, I guess I'm one of the few people in the country that rebuilds and restores FI units.

Below is the day I bought the 56, and progressing up to today. The picture with the airplane is a WWII A26 Invader bomber that our group has spend 23yrs restoring to flying condition.

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Member #51
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Loc: Mustang, OK, USA
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07-27-22 06:26 PM - Post#2845027    
    In response to DZAUTO

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Member #51
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07-27-22 06:40 PM - Post#2845028    
    In response to DZAUTO

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