Search found 2080 matches

by MaineVette
Aug 12th, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: C3 General
Topic: Lift Off! My 1972 Resto-Mod Begins
Replies: 63
Views: 25661

Re: Lift Off! My 1972 Resto-Mod Begins

I have flashbacks looking at this post - looks like much of what I found on my own car. Unfortunately, paint can hide a lot of ills from past owners. Luckily, fiberglass repairs are pretty easy to complete, you just need to have patience. I'll also add that using quality materials makes a big differ...
by MaineVette
Jul 21st, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Discuss the Project
Topic: Cleaning the firewall
Replies: 8
Views: 1239

Re: Cleaning the firewall

Hi Tim, regards from Spain. You are the best "reference" to restore my new 1972. I recognize that you are a teacher in everything you do. I follow all the tutorials because you are as perfectionist as me and that is hard to find. I need your help with an issue. My car probably had an accident in th...
by MaineVette
Jul 21st, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Berrrrr. Thats cold
Replies: 31
Views: 3724

Re: Berrrrr. Thats cold

It's finally starting to. We had a couple really hot days in the 90's but otherwise it's been pretty typical. The evenings have been pretty cool though. All I know is that it's a heck of a lot better than snow!

How are things in Florida? You're probably ready for winter by now aren't you? :D
by MaineVette
Jul 21st, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: C3 General
Topic: what are holes in lower outer corners of windshield frame for
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: what are holes in lower outer corners of windshield frame for

You should be able to attach photos to your post. Click the "Full Editor" option when you create a reply, scroll down a bit and click the "attachments" tab to add a photo. If it helps I've attached a few photos from my build showing the area I suspect you're referring to. http://corvette-restoration...
by MaineVette
Jul 21st, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Tools & Equipment
Topic: razor blade paint removal
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Re: razor blade paint removal

Heat gun in combo with the razor blades worked really well. Often could get down to bare fiberglass in some areas... gouging the fiberglass is easy to do though! I was going to say the same thing, using heat would really soften the bonding compound and make it easy to gouge. I never thought to use ...
by MaineVette
Jun 29th, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Discuss the Project
Topic: Project update
Replies: 123
Views: 42142

Re: Project update

almost there! congrats!!! My project keeps getting stalled as well, but back at it lately I've learned that it's an endless battle to try and find time to get out there. It's not like you can just spend an hour here and there tinkering. For me, I need blocks of time - a half day or so - to really d...
by MaineVette
Jun 29th, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Discuss the Project
Topic: camshaft specs for your build
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: camshaft specs for your build

Wow, you're really testing me there... I just looked through my photos and this is what I came up with. I could probably find the cam card in my files but, with our plans to move, everything is packed. :ack: Hopefully you can read this.
IMG_2956.JPG
IMG_2956.JPG (103.28 KiB) Viewed 266 times
by MaineVette
Jun 9th, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Discuss the Project
Topic: Project update
Replies: 123
Views: 42142

Re: Project update

It's been a while so here's a bit of an update - After not touching the Corvette for about 6 months I'm finally going to spend some time in the garage today trying to wrap up a few odds and ends. I need to get the hood remounted so I can work on the hood gap/reveal line between the hood and hood sur...
by MaineVette
Jun 9th, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: C3 General
Topic: Removing the front clip
Replies: 43
Views: 21299

Re: Removing the front clip

Hey Ken, thanks for checking in. I was wondering if you were still making progress on your car. Similar to Brookster I had just assumed you gave up! Switching jobs and moving will definitely put a damper on your productivity. Glad to hear your back at it and that your making forward progress!
by MaineVette
Jun 9th, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Discuss the Project
Topic: Looking for BB 4 bolt main, even crate
Replies: 1
Views: 318

Re: Looking for BB 4 bolt main, even crate

E-bay and craigslist may be a good place to look, or at local car shows and swap meets. Finding something local will definitely help cut down on shipping costs. The other option is to simply order a built crate engine.