rocky5517

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About rocky5517

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  1. On my second gen ( 67) my muffler was rotted at the bottom. They are hard if not impossible to find so I took it to the blacksmith. He cut off the bottom 3" and re-welded it. Have seen no problems since.
  2. Tim Hope this pix help. I sent MC to White Post for rebuild, sent Vac booster to Booster Dewey for same. Dewey is good- I told him I wanted vac booster done in same (gold) finish as original. He said "Don't forget the hood latch- that was gold too". I also sent him the MC cover so that they all matched. Am very happy with how they came out. I hate those re=plated MC covers- they look wrong to me. The process of how he re-coated them can best be explained by Dewey of Dewey Boosters - see his ad in the Review.
  3. Jan- why would it matter if the car cranks only, vs just starting it and while the engine running and the car in park, turning the wheel back and forth, lock to lock, with the res cap off?
  4. That's a really good picture; 'Showdown At The gas Station"?
  5. 60 degrees in North Jersey in February/ time to get out the soap!!!
  6. Good points from all 3 members; Bernie makes a good point re Rolls Royce owners- now I'm thinking about the Dusenburgs. Seems a lot of them survived, but they didn't make a ton of them either.
  7. Just watched a few episodes of "Americarna"/ pretty good, not too much b.s. They did a special on the Corvette Museum sinkhole collapse; what a tragedy. Narrator said " since the beginning, approx 1,600,000 Vettes have been made, and approx 800,000 are still registered, making it the most collected car in the country ( and probably the world too). Interesting statistic/ wonder how many Riv's are still registered? Are there services that track such things as State by State registrations?
  8. Just watched a few episodes of "Americarna"/ pretty good, not too much b.s. They did a special on the Corvette Museum sinkhole collapse; what a tragedy. Narrator said " since the beginning, approx 1,600,000 Vettes have been made, and approx 800,000 are still registered, making it the most collected car in the country ( and probably the world too). Interesting statistic/ wonder how many Riv's are still registered? Are there services that track such things as State by State registrations?
  9. Now THAT'S cool/ don't give anyone any ideas, Paul!!
  10. Here in the New York / New Jersey Metropolitan area, back in the late 60's. we listened to WABC-AM, cousin Brucie and company. But FM was coming on strong, with more progressive rock. One clever radio syndicate owned WABC AM and started WPLJ-FM. Their clever idea was, ABC was 77 on the AM dial, and PLJ was 92.5 I think on the FM. The gimmick was, you could flip your selector from am to fm and be right on 77 or 92.5 ( or 95.5?) Anyway it was a really great gimmick; remember most of our radios back then had the AM-FM selector. Still works today, and you can impress the young ones.
  11. That would make sense re what he was trying to explain to me, Ed. Which means if the car wasnt blt with 2 speakers it never had the fade built into the harness.
  12. Jason recommended Precision Stereo, upstate NY, 315 797 5219. He has a new address which he asked me to post- 6475 Stage Rd, Utica NY 13502. His name is Rob Pacini and he gave me quite an education over the phone re our old radios. For instance, most of us know when replacing speakers to use 8-10 ohm speakers. But when I told him I was going to hook up a second ( rear) speaker he said that it's important to know if the car had the "fade" feature. He said, that if the car was born with 2 speakers than it would have had "fade", but also some things like this were dealer installed. So I'm checking the build plate ( Thanks Jason)) to see if the code 2 R appears. That will tell if it came with 2 speakers. The fade is important, he said, because most people set it at 25% front and 75% rear. But if you don't have a fade setting I think he said he has to make a change inside the radio, or the radio will be fighting itself to power 2 speakers. Please excuse if I got this translation wrong, but like many other things, it's all in the details. He's going to give me an external jack for accessories. For what it's worth, he knows a lot about show cars, and judging etc as he's a member of the Nat'l Corvette judging team, and that in a judged show, they'll listen to the radio and see if the sound is correct for the period. iIthink he was warning me that if a let him upgrade the radio sound-wise, which I am, a sharp-eared judge may deduct points. Wow!
  13. That's a nice car/ wonder what it goes for?
  14. Ed ( Riv Nut) is right about Edd China from Wheeler dealers; not only does he patiently explain what he's doing and why, he has a delightful way with words. A few minutes ago he was working on a front end of a Lancia, and he said "not to change the bushings would be rude". Cool.