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by IndyVette
Sep 13th, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: More history (many pics)
Replies: 3
Views: 1914

Re: More history (many pics)

Some follow-up, if it's of interest... The 1953 didn't sell. Had a high bid of $120,000, but the reserve was in the $200,000 range. I'd say. :) Here are some details: http://www.auctionsamerica.com/events/feature-lots.cfm?SaleCode=AF11&ID=r519 Mike's '66 BB sold for $78,100, but he eliminated the re...
by IndyVette
Sep 4th, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: More history (many pics)
Replies: 3
Views: 1914

Re: More history (many pics)

Went back today. Many cars gone! The '53 sold, the '73 T/A sold, the '67 427/435 sold... I was actually present for the sale of the '66 427 (picture above). Sold for $71,000, which I consider a bargain. Prices must be depressed. Mike deserved better, and I even heard he lowered the reserve to sell i...
by IndyVette
Sep 4th, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: More history (many pics)
Replies: 3
Views: 1914

More history (many pics)

As it happens, we live about 10 miles from one of the largest car auctions in the country, held on Labor Day weekend. It's part of the "Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg" festival that celebrates these old cars. This year, there were 1200 collector cars on the auction block, and at least 100 amazing Corvettes....
by IndyVette
Sep 3rd, 2011 1:00 am
Forum: Discuss the Project
Topic: I've reached a conclusion regarding my project...
Replies: 27
Views: 11063

Re: I've reached a conclusion regarding my project...

I find it hard to locate parts in Doc's catalog at times, so I can say I understand. And, at times I'll call in and the part is gone, unavailable, or whatever. The catalog was laid out four years ago (or so). All those nice goodie NOS parts are typically long gone. But having said that, Geoff ("Doc"...
by IndyVette
Aug 26th, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: Discuss the Project
Topic: I've reached a conclusion regarding my project...
Replies: 27
Views: 11063

Re: I've reached a conclusion regarding my project...

Oh, and the Quantas link wasn't about gas tanks. They make them, but... They also make dead-on hoses. You'll be pleased. Their belts are correct, but word is for some applications you may need to fit them a bit. An example is the water pump belt for my '70 LS-5 with air... That particular belt has n...
by IndyVette
Aug 26th, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: C3 General
Topic: Windshield removal and pillar repair
Replies: 4
Views: 3516

Re: Windshield removal and pillar repair

I can imagine. I can almost feel the sinking sensation myself...
by IndyVette
Aug 26th, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: Intros
Topic: The Girls likem from down Deep South
Replies: 4
Views: 2738

Re: The Girls likem from down Deep South

If I were to add them all up, I'm not sure it would dissuade me. :) It's like poker...once you decide to go for it, you're all in. Stopping in the middle just means you have to sell all those parts. Painful. Better to look at it as an investment (he says in hopes of fooling himself into believing it...
by IndyVette
Aug 26th, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: Discuss the Project
Topic: I've reached a conclusion regarding my project...
Replies: 27
Views: 11063

Re: I've reached a conclusion regarding my project...

I've also purchased things from Zip. What I've come to realize is most of the vendors actually buy the parts from repro manufacturers (Corvette America makes a lot of parts you buy through Zip, Ecklers, etc., for example). I prefer locating the original part source and going there. Saves some $$$. F...
by IndyVette
Aug 25th, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: DirecTV vs. Dish Network
Replies: 7
Views: 3467

Re: DirecTV vs. Dish Network

To be honest I don't completely recall, but I don't remember paying any more. The dual controller receivers are also dual DVRs, which is nice. And HD... I'm also thinking about upgrading to that third Dish tier. My kids love (cap 'L') Military History Channel. Don't know why. :) But I figure if they...
by IndyVette
Aug 23rd, 2011 8:25 am
Forum: C3 General
Topic: Windshield removal and pillar repair
Replies: 4
Views: 3516

Windshield removal and pillar repair

I have nightmares about breaking my 1970's windshield. I knew the way to remove them was to use some wire, piano wire perhaps, and saw at the butyl sealer all around until you pop it all off. But while researching some other parts, I came across this: http://tech.corvettecentral.com/2008/03/c3-upper...