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About caddyshack

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  • Birthday 01/09/1947

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  1. First car was 1956 Vet purchased in 1965 for $1500. Would I still want it? Absolutely. The motor was a new 327 340 hp with a 3 speed tranny. Very fast, and took many long tours in it. Unfortunately I T-boned a station wagon at 40mph and never had a chance to touch the brake. A total loss, but I graduated to big block Chevelles after the accident. I still loved the solid axel Vettes however, and purchased a '62 in 1985 that I still have today.
  2. It is a beautiful auto, and the above comments (good and bad) are spot on. 1971 was a transition year for Chevrolet and the insurance industry was raising heck with emissions, horsepower, cubic inches, etc., etc.. The engine options for SS related Chevelles were many, and the days of the SS-396 and SS-454 high horse power engine options were disappearing. I agree that the after market items on this vehicle could be a future/or immediate problem. Get some sound advise from local Chevelle clubs/collectors, it may help you decide. If stock appearance, and money, is not an issue, go for it an
  3. Honey, would you mind rowing a little faster. My hind end is getting a little wet.
  4. Anybody have a usable set for sale? If not has anyone purchased new from Rootlieb? I have a set, but they are mismatched, different years I believe. Any help appreciated. Thanks Skip in MN.
  5. Your insurance card just says "fire and theft". Shall we put it back on the truck?
  6. It could be a one cylinder auto coil box. I have a Brush also, and the keyed switch on mine says Brush not Kokomo. There were many manufacturers of these boxes during the "Brass auto era". Nice box, thanks for posting.
  7. Agree 100%. The last one I attended left me very disappointed. No security of parts section.
  8. Sorry for your loss. I have tried many types of prevention and some mentioned in this post sound promising. I use trail cams and Ring security devices. Both use day and night vision with great clarity. Both are motion activated. Ring has instant notification with visual capability on your cell phone. Floodlights and siren are turned on automatically. Some notifications might get annoying (spiders, moths, birds, bats, deer, etc. etc.), but if it prevents a theft it has more than paid for itself. I have found a few trespassers to be pretty bold in checking out my property over the years. No
  9. If you want to get a little crazy about numbers matching, try researching the Selden Patent numbering system for 1900 to 1911+/- cars. That is where numbers matching needs documentation by Factory build sheets. I spent two years trying to sort out fact from fiction and in the end it paid off very well. I like the research and documentation to verify what I have and possibly what options were included. Some people don't care, and that is fine too. Just my opinion.
  10. Been a yearly dues paying member since 1972. With all of the unemployment, food shortages, and illness I feel fortunate to belong to any club. God bless all of those workers fighting the virus. Stay healthy and safe.
  11. Just paid $1.15 at Costco in Eden Prairie, MN.. Sweet
  12. I like the post 35Packard. Kind of the same situation. In '72 I just graduated from college, bought a small house, first child was born, started a new job, life was hectic. The only cruising for me was 70 miles of highway driving in a '70 ss chevelle once a week to pick up a class I missed as a freshman. My cruising days were pretty much over.
  13. I wrecked my favorite car back in 1966. The car was a 1956 modified Corvette. Two months before the accident It was repainted with a beautiful Maroon paint job and equipped with a duel quad, solid lifter, 327, and 3-sp tranny. Unfortunately I T-boned a station wagon that went through a stop sign at roughly 35 mph. Never had a chance to touch the brake. The accident looked a lot worse than it was. All of the fenders and door skins were scattered in the road, the hood went over the wagon and the only item in tact was the trunk lid. I broke a rib on the steering wheel and a had various bruises an
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