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  • Birthday 11/13/1945

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  1. Go to www.chevytalk.com classifieds there, plus forums for 55-57 stock and modified wiring harness is available in repro from http://www.americanautowire.com Other great sources for parts are: www.eastcoastchevy.com www.classicchevy.com www.56chevy.com www.oldchevypartsstore.com www.genesmithparts.com There are literally hundreds more who can supply you just about anything you need for your '57. Paul
  2. Y'all are cordially invited to fire up your rides and join us in picturesque Smithfield Virginia for the annual Virginia Chevy Lovers all Chevy show on March 31, 2007. Fun, tongue in cheek "judging"...who is the Coolest? Who is Miss Piggy's Choice? Who will the Mayor pick?...Bring family and friends, wonderful scenery on the banks of the Pagan River, delightful shopping and within 10 miles a 2000 member strong reenactment of a fabled Civil War Battle. Full size registration forms can be found at: www.virginiachevylovers.org Paul
  3. Mick, what's the proper rustoleum # for the red oxide on the undersurface of the body? Paul
  4. This is not an uncommon problem and has been covered a number of times at www.chevytalk.com go to the modified 55-57 forum where the expertise is on line. Paul
  5. Your chronicle on the assembly of the Toy Box has been wonderful to follow. The Herman Miller pieces were especially interesting because we have several of his pieces, one of which I had shipped back to Virginia from Austin, Tex. where there is a store specializing in his work. I am sorry to read of an accident involving this marvelous project. My curiosity, however, forces me to ask its cause and consequences. If the subject is emotionally charged for you, please forget I asked. Paul
  6. Bill...on my list I have owned the 55, now own the 56, a 57 Nomad I've owned but NOT FI, the '62 hardtop I prefer over the bubble top which looks, to my eye, better on the 61 but I never owned either just raced against them in the early 60's, did own and do a '61 vette to NCRS specs, owned a '66 Corvair conv but 110hp, owned and did a '65 SS convertible with a 396 and powerglide, owned a '66 396SS Chevelle but 360hp not the 375 (car paid my way through the last two years of college), owned a '67 Small block survivor vette which I bought at Carlisle in 1993... My list is centered around the cars I've either owned or admired from close range. The very first car I ever drove, at the age of 12 in 1957 on the streets of Washington, DC was my father's '49 coupe. The 39 stems from Bob Bernardon's "Jolly Dolly" C or D/Gas 39. The 32 is exposure to Mickey McChesney's gorgeous cars. Each of us has his or her favorite automobile. The best is always the one car, or list of cars which carries the most powerful and pleasant memories. All the late model vettes, including the two ZR-1's I've been lucky enough to own and drive, don't come close to the emotional significance of the early cars in my life. Alas, my garage is the size of my car budget: 2 Late Model transports, the '56 and my wife's '55 T-Bird. And only one of those can be worked on in the garage at a time. Paul
  7. 1932 5 window coupe 1939 2-dr sedan 1949 Businessman's coupe 1955 Bel Air hardtop V-8 Powerpack 3speed OD 1956 9 passenger 210 "Beauville" station wagon powerpack Powerglide 1957 Fuel injected V-8 Nomad powerpack 3speed OD 1957 Fuel injected 4 speed Corvette 1962 Impala 2dr hardtop, 409/409 4spd 1963 Split window FI 4spd Corvette coupe 1965 Corvair 4speed 140hp convertible 1965 Impala SS Convertible 396 powerglide 1966 396SS Chevelle 375hp 4spd 1967 327 cu in 4spd Corvette roadster The cars above would be my ultimate Chevy collection. Paul
  8. Try www.classicchevy.com for your heater core...they should have them in stock. Or your local radiator shop can make up a new heater core for you. Paul
  9. Congratulations on entering the world of Tri-Five Chevrolets. Folks here will be very helpful, as will the experts at the 55-57 Forums (stock forum and modified forum)on www.chevytalk.com good luck Paul
  10. Wayne, it was a distinct pleasure to meet you and to peruse your windowed delivery, a truly rare car. I hope that you were able to find the time to check out my '56 wagon in the staff parking lot...definitely not quite right but fun to drive... thank you for the kind comments about TRAACA and the show. I know the Region members wanted to create a memorable experience for all those who participated and it looks like they did it. Paul
  11. Contact Jack Podell...advertises in Hemmings and in NCRS Driveline. Paul
  12. To make this event even more special, ESPN/Comcast will be using the April 1 show and the displayed cars as the backdrop for the taping of an ESPN's Legends of Sport show....this news has generated a tremendous amount of excitement. Paul
  13. Come on down or up, y'all. Full size registration form at www.virginiachevylovers.org Paul
  14. New to this forum, not so new to AACA. Member of TRAACA, and serve on Board. Member of NCRS and its Mid Atlantic Chapter Member of CTCI (T-Bird) Member of CCI (Classic Chevy Int'l) Member of Virginia Chevy Lovers One young son, age 8 who is a regular at the Meets, shows and meetings. One lovely wife who is a regular at the Meets, shows and meetings. One old me, who is tired after all the Meets, shows and meetings. One dog.... One Chevrolet, '56 210 Beauville 9-passenger station wagon, modified drivetrain which replaced the beater modified drivetrain in it when we adopted the car. One Ford, '55 Thunderbird, previously owned by one family for 41 years, undergoing correct restoration at this time. We look forward to learning much here from the many expert and helpful members. Paul
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