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8/18/15 8:38am - Reply: 'Re: Finally making a little progress'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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8/18/15 11:10am - Reply: 'Re: Finally making a little progress'
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1977 Black T-Top ZZ4 5Sp 16in Wheels


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Looking good Ben!

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8/18/15 5:13pm - Reply: 'Re: Finally making a little progress'
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1973 L82 4 Speed Coupe - Very original, well documented driver/survivor. 2016 Bend Regional NCRS Top Flight.

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Wow, looks great. Cool color !!

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8/19/15 8:12pm - Reply: 'Re: Finally making a little progress'
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69 Conv #'s Match 427, TKO-600, 3.36HD-Posi, T/T, PS, PB, PW, SP, Lthr, Comp Mag 270 & Pro Rlr Rockers, Edel Air-Gap RPM, BG SD 750 MS, MSD 6AL+Tach Dist+ Blaster SS+Wires, Hly Bl Fuel Pump, K&N, Jet-Hot Hkr Side-Pipes,Steeroids, Al Rad, Spal Fans

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Jaws79 said: Man, Ben, that paint looks awesome! Different but extremely beautiful! Really can't wait to see it all together (as you are, too, I bet!)!

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The color is black cherry pearl.  I wanted something that was not a complete departure from the factory burgundy but with some style.


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8/20/15 8:10am - Reply: 'Re: Finally making a little progress'
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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

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Well, You certainly attained that! I can't wait to see it all together! THEN I want to see it in person! You really have done an excellent job on this project, hanging in there when many people would have thrown in the towel!

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8/21/15 4:36am - Reply: 'Re: Finally making a little progress'
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1980 loaded red on red. 68,000 original miles. Second owner. Well documented with all original paperwork. NCRS Founders Award 9/27/14. NCRS Top Flight 10/12/14.

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What a beautiful color!! If it looks that good in a picture I can image how spectacular it is in person. What an awesome job your doing! I envy your work!! Actually I am jealous! Wish my car looked that awesome!!

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8/23/15 2:42am - Reply: 'Re: Finally making a little progress'
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69 Conv #'s Match 427, TKO-600, 3.36HD-Posi, T/T, PS, PB, PW, SP, Lthr, Comp Mag 270 & Pro Rlr Rockers, Edel Air-Gap RPM, BG SD 750 MS, MSD 6AL+Tach Dist+ Blaster SS+Wires, Hly Bl Fuel Pump, K&N, Jet-Hot Hkr Side-Pipes,Steeroids, Al Rad, Spal Fans

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8/23/15 7:30am - Reply: 'Re: Finally making a little progress'
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1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

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Looking good Ben!! I still remember your car with the motion-like headlights before you started the process!! Thumbs Up

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8/23/15 10:19am - Reply: 'Re: Finally making a little progress'
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69 Conv #'s Match 427, TKO-600, 3.36HD-Posi, T/T, PS, PB, PW, SP, Lthr, Comp Mag 270 & Pro Rlr Rockers, Edel Air-Gap RPM, BG SD 750 MS, MSD 6AL+Tach Dist+ Blaster SS+Wires, Hly Bl Fuel Pump, K&N, Jet-Hot Hkr Side-Pipes,Steeroids, Al Rad, Spal Fans

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lukesvette said: Looking good Ben!! I still remember your car with the motion-like headlights before you started the process!! Thumbs Up



I hated those lights. It being such a junker is the only way I could afford it at that point on my life.

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8/23/15 1:48pm - Reply: 'Re: Finally making a little progress'
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We all started somewhere!! The Lukester had very humble beginnings as well!!

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8/27/15 11:23pm - Reply: 'Finally making a little progress - new questions'
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I have a few detail questions.  Does anyone know if the neutral safety switch on an M-21 is normally open or normally closed?
 
my tko-600 is normally open and closed in neutral.  i am trying to figure out if I need to flip this.
 
can anyone send me pictures of the proper mounting of the headlight washers?
 
to me it looks like it only squirts on the low beam but I really dont know how far "over" and how far in from the front lip to drill the holes.
 
 


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8/28/15 12:03pm - Reply: 'Re: Finally making a little progress'
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Neutral switch should be open with the pedal UP(N.O., and closed with the pedal down. Thumbs Up
Not sure on the light washers...Seems like the EARLY systems shot onto both bulbs, later only the low beams, but I can't confirm that....just fuzzy memory. Hopefully someone has a '69 Assembly manual...it will have the info on where the washers go, and how to point them. Big smile

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8/28/15 10:06pm - Reply: 'Re: Finally making a little progress'
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on the NSS i was referring to the one of the shift linkage.

i think it should be N.O. but just wanted to be sure.  mine is shot and reads closed at all times (which is why it used to start in gear).

as for the squirters..  i do have an assembly manual and it seems to indicate the top and bottom in the center whereas that picture doesn't really match it

i don't see any way possible to install them and hit the high beam so it must be low only.  how sure are you that the picture is correct?

also.. one more detail.  what about hood insulation?  did they have it in 69? how is it attached if so?


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