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2/22/06 3:07pm - Reply: 'For The Ladies'
81blessing
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Riverhead, NY - USA

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1981 Cream exterior, camel interior. Looks great, runs good.

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[QUOTE=greypoupon69] [QUOTE=81blessing]
Alrighty, seems like we have some action going on here. I agree let's make this an interesting fun/forum. Anyhow, tried to start my vette today and it wouldn't start. My friend says the sparks plugs are probably clogged. Before starting I put in some Stablizer fliud because it sits a lot. Anyone know the best one and what's the best way to winterize these cars?

It's really my fault for not starting it more. I'm going to tow it to my mechanic soon. But nice to know what not to do.

June

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Got a battery charger?? If not, go invest in one. Plug that puppy in to an electrical outlet (you might need an extention cord if you can't reach it out to your car) then, take the negative (black) clamp from the charger and clamp it to the negative "-" terminal on your battery. Next, take the positive (red) clamp from the charger and clamp it to the positive "+" terminal on your battery. Watch the meter on the charger and when it looks like it's charged up, take the clamps off and try to start your car.
Hope this helps. It's cheaper than a tow.

If you have any more questions, just let me know, ok?

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2/22/06 3:22pm - Reply: 'For The Ladies'
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Riverhead, NY - USA

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1981 Cream exterior, camel interior. Looks great, runs good.

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Smile

Thanks Grey,

My quick fix mechanic chargered it for me, but it didn't work. So, I'm going to try it again soon. I do plan on investing in a charger also. Thought of changing the battery too. I bought the car in 2004 with this battery and as you know NY was hit with lots of snow and low temps. recently so maybe it's time. If not I'll tow it to my real mechanic. It needs some work anyhow.Tongue



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2/26/06 11:25pm - Reply: 'For The Ladies'
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Irving, TX - USA

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#1 -1969 Corvette Coupe Riverside Gold, black interior,MN,A/C,350/350,PS,PB,window cranks. #2 -2000 C5, black/black, 6 sp, Bose system & lots of buttons.

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Thanks Grey,

My quick fix mechanic chargered it for me, but it didn't work. So, I'm going to try it again soon. I do plan on investing in a charger also. Thought of changing the battery too. I bought the car in 2004 with this battery and as you know NY was hit with lots of snow and low temps. recently so maybe it's time. If not I'll tow it to my real mechanic. It needs some work anyhow.Tongue

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Let me know what your mechanic found.  Hope all's ok for now!!

 



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2/26/06 11:27pm - Reply: 'For The Ladies'
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Irving, TX - USA

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#1 -1969 Corvette Coupe Riverside Gold, black interior,MN,A/C,350/350,PS,PB,window cranks. #2 -2000 C5, black/black, 6 sp, Bose system & lots of buttons.

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Hey Mickey -

Where ya been?  Have not seen you post lately!



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2/27/06 9:12am - Reply: 'For The Ladies'
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DENVER, CO - USA

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1973 T-Top, Modified SB, Auto

Joined: 12/28/2003
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Hey Mickey -

Where ya been?  Have not seen you post lately!

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Hey Mick!

I'm here.  Been super busy and just haven't had anything to say.

How's the winter been in TX compared to "normal".  Here in Denver, CO. we haven't had a winter.  We've had a couple of cold snaps, but dry.  Only plowed three times so far this season.  Hoping Spring will bring some good snows.  I need some Vette repair money!  It's going to be low 70's today and tomorrow.  The northern and central mountains are doing great as far as snow goes, though.   

How about everybody else?  Mild winter this year?

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2/27/06 1:31pm - Reply: 'For The Ladies'
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Irving, TX - USA

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#1 -1969 Corvette Coupe Riverside Gold, black interior,MN,A/C,350/350,PS,PB,window cranks. #2 -2000 C5, black/black, 6 sp, Bose system & lots of buttons.

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Really no winter here in Texas. What is snow??? One day we had ice. There was a wreck on every bridge. People just don't know how to drive on ice here. Shoot, I drive the '67 Bug when it's ice. I can hop off the road around the pile up of ding dongs and then hop back on where it's clear. I'm not driving any of the Vettes when it's like that...too scary with crazy people on the road.


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2/28/06 12:21am - Reply: 'For The Ladies'
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DENVER, CO - USA

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[QUOTE=greypoupon69]I'm not driving any of the Vettes when it's like that...too scary with crazy people on the road.
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Do we really need ice to make it scary with crazy people on the roads?   The first time we took the Vette out for a drive after bringing it home and having the seats recovered and all that.....3 blocks from home almost got broadsided.  That's just one of many instances. 

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2/28/06 4:13pm - Reply: 'For The Ladies'
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Irving, TX - USA

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#1 -1969 Corvette Coupe Riverside Gold, black interior,MN,A/C,350/350,PS,PB,window cranks. #2 -2000 C5, black/black, 6 sp, Bose system & lots of buttons.

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I hear that! A little old lady ran a stop sign on the street where I live and almost smacked up my Gold Thing!


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3/8/06 11:24pm - Reply: 'For The Ladies'
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Mystic, CT - USA

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1970 350cid/350hp 4 speed Mulsanne Blue/blue interior, convertible/white top, original engine, PS, PB, rally wheels.

Joined: 1/12/2006
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Hello everyone,

 

It is nice to see that there are other vett girls out there  It is always a learning process but very satisfying to do something to your vett yourself!!!  I am in Connecticut and cannot wait to be out cruising in the warm weather!!  I bought my first vett--a '70 convertible-- in December and am having the original motor rebuilt so am especially anxious for spring.



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3/10/06 12:01am - Reply: 'For The Ladies'
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Irving, TX - USA

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#1 -1969 Corvette Coupe Riverside Gold, black interior,MN,A/C,350/350,PS,PB,window cranks. #2 -2000 C5, black/black, 6 sp, Bose system & lots of buttons.

Joined: 8/21/2004
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Glad you joined us......Welcome to da' tank!
You will learn alot about your C3 everytime it breaks! Would like to see what your "new baby" looks like.
I just replaced all the power steering in mine.    The Gold Thing is ridin' "tight" now. Finally got it back today!
Soooooo.........how/why did you decide to get into C3's, if you don't mind me asking?

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3/10/06 2:38pm - Reply: 'For The Ladies'
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Mystic, CT - USA

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1970 350cid/350hp 4 speed Mulsanne Blue/blue interior, convertible/white top, original engine, PS, PB, rally wheels.

Joined: 1/12/2006
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Thanks for the interest, so glad to be a part of the vette world!

I certainly don't mind you asking how I came to have a C3.  The two things I like talking about most are my 21 month old son and my vette.  Coincidentally my son's birthday and my vett's build date are the same!! Cool right!!  I have always loved muscle cars and have always thought when I could afford to have a hobby car it would be a late 60's Shelby Mustang.  We bought a 1960 vette for my husband about 3 years ago and I was going to look around a bit for a car for me.  After going to shows and cruise nights I was bitten by the vette bug, if there is such a thing.  I decided that I liked C3s best especially chrome bumper cars.  And I like the 70 better becuase of the fender flares and low production year, plus engine compression was reduced after 70.  I quickly decided a 4 speed 70 convertible.  Fortunately my husband can fix almost anything but I am relatively mechanical and enjoy working on the vettes also.

I don't have any photos of my vette becuase she does not go out with snow and salt on the road.  And the engine is at the machine shop being rebuilt.  But I have a photo taken of my car at the dealer in Texas where I bought it from.  If I can figure out how to get the picture on here I will post it.  I am anxious to get it outside and take some nicer photos.

By the way the "Gold Thing" is a beauty!!! Charity



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3/10/06 9:01pm - Reply: 'For The Ladies'
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henderson, NV - USA

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1977 Corvette l48 Custom

Joined: 2/7/2004
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I need to find a girlfriend whose involved with Corvettes, or else I fear I'll be alone.

lol...

But, hey ladies... where are the pics of those Vettes?

Peace out \\//
-Louis

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3/11/06 12:44am - Reply: 'For The Ladies'
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Irving, TX - USA

Vette(s):
#1 -1969 Corvette Coupe Riverside Gold, black interior,MN,A/C,350/350,PS,PB,window cranks. #2 -2000 C5, black/black, 6 sp, Bose system & lots of buttons.

Joined: 8/21/2004
Posts: 4273
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I don't have any photos of my vette becuase she does not go out with snow and salt on the road. And the engine is at the machine shop being rebuilt. But I have a photo taken of my car at the dealer in Texas where I bought it from. If I can figure out how to get the picture on here I will post it. I am anxious to get it outside and take some nicer photos.


By the way the "Gold Thing" is a beauty!!! Charity

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I'm so happy to see that you've invested in a Vette and not a "Rustang." I know you will enjoy it more. I've driven one, but it's not like a Vette - no comparison (just my 2 cents).

So, where in Texas did you buy your Vette? I live in Texas....curious to know where. There are a lot here to choose from, but high $$$.

Thanks for the compliment on the "Gold Thing." You just haven't seen it up close!    I was bit by the Vette Bug a long time ago at 18. Bought my first POS '65 C2 Vert/Side Pipes and drove it to college (if it would run). If you were caught out in the rain in it, you got your bath for the day cuz the convertable top leaked (awful) and it was in good shape!    Loved that car!

Good luck with your picture. You will get it figured out. If I can, so can you.    

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3/11/06 12:02pm - Reply: 'For The Ladies'
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Mystic, CT - USA

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1970 350cid/350hp 4 speed Mulsanne Blue/blue interior, convertible/white top, original engine, PS, PB, rally wheels.

Joined: 1/12/2006
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I searched online for a few months since I wanted a specific car.  Also, I was taking some time to do some research on vettes and C3s imperticular.  I finally found my vette at a dealer in Houston called Corvettes and Classics.  Believe me we tried to find one out my way but they are more scarce, maybe because of the weather I don't know.  Anyway I hired an appraiser to drive and check the car out.  And took my chances.  We did the same with my husband's 60 that came from Georgia.  Anyway when the car arrived I was pleasantly surprised by the paint condition and frame but unpleasantly surprised by the motor.  The car had a 400cid in it and the original 350 seperate but included.  The dealer and appraiser said the 400 would last a few years but after finding the previous owner who purchased the car in 78 he put the 400 in the vette with 90k miles on it from Caprice!  Why, I don't know.  But the good thing is the 350 was taken out with only 58k miles because of a broken timing chain.  We got the original oil pan and valve covers.  I wanted original motor back in anyway so not all bad.  I did learn that the previous owner had included a vinyl hard top that came with the car originally that was somehow no longer with the car.  But overall I l LOVE THAT CAR!!!  New white top and good interior and great paint!  I tried for about an hour to get the stupid photo on my signiture last night but gave up.  Will try again soon.

Charity



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3/12/06 7:30pm - Reply: 'For The Ladies'
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Irving, TX - USA

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#1 -1969 Corvette Coupe Riverside Gold, black interior,MN,A/C,350/350,PS,PB,window cranks. #2 -2000 C5, black/black, 6 sp, Bose system & lots of buttons.

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Your ride is SWEET!    I love the the color, blue is my favorite!
Oh, I've heard of that dealer in Houston! Saw it on the net too. Did that 400 run ok? You could of run that till it died, then put in the 350....just so ya could drive it. Oh, I forget your up there where the snow is!    I had my timing chain checked out and it's in good shape...whew! Need paint, but it's not that bad. I've seen worse. Got some touch up paint mixed and it matches perfect!! I wonder what happened to the hard top that was supposed to come with your car?

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3/12/06 9:24pm - Reply: 'For The Ladies'
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Mystic, CT - USA

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1970 350cid/350hp 4 speed Mulsanne Blue/blue interior, convertible/white top, original engine, PS, PB, rally wheels.

Joined: 1/12/2006
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You are able to view the picture?  Because I didn't think it could be seen.  All I saw is a box with an x in it.  The 400 was running tough.  Fouling plugs after a 30 minute drive.  Starts hard very hard when cold.  But I the previous owner says he disconnected the choke and I think the TCS?  But mostly I want to be able to drive and enjoy the car this spring and summer without being concerned about being easy on it.  Fortunately the paint is verrry nice!  Hoping to win a trophy this year.  But if not I'm still happy.  As far as the hard top, sold I'm sure.  Since it was black vinyl it could fit alot of cars.  But I did find the original jack and lug wrench, a plus.  So looking forward to warm weather and clean roads!! Another few weeks.  About the time my engine is finished! Also waiting on my vanity plates---VET 70 (70vet was taken).  What a great hobby

 



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3/12/06 9:30pm - Reply: 'For The Ladies'
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1970 350cid/350hp 4 speed Mulsanne Blue/blue interior, convertible/white top, original engine, PS, PB, rally wheels.

Joined: 1/12/2006
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Oh, there it is   My picture, finally!!!  I'm not sure how I did that but I feel like I've accomplished something major  Funny how the littlest things make a person happy.



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3/13/06 12:00pm - Reply: 'For The Ladies'
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Riverhead, NY - USA

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1981 Cream exterior, camel interior. Looks great, runs good.

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SmileHey guys and girls,

Charity, you ride is beautiful. Don't blame you for not bringing it out in the snow. The weather is finally starting to break here in NY, so I'm trying to get my baby together too.

Update: Changed the battery this wknd. sounded stronger but wouldn't start. So, I'm going to tow it to my professional mechanic. I think its just the plugs. Also, what do you guys think about the attachment for the battery when the car sits for the winter? Might just get that for next winter.

Quick story how I found my baby. Looked in local papers, found junk. Started searching the internet. Found one almost won the bid, missed it by $10. Angry Saw another one in CT, won the bidBig smile, but didn't meet the reserve! Called the guy tryed to make a deal he said he'll let me know. Well, thought I'd never hear from him again. He called me back said come look we'll talk, called back again said bring cash you have sign an agreement and take the car! Ran, up there with my mechanic, he said OK, paint was good, drove good I signed agreement, owner kept title 'til I paid balance and we towed it back to NY.

Now we're living happily ever after.WinkSmile When I didn't meet the reserve I said "what's for me I'll have", so I named it my 81 Blessing.

June

 

 



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3/13/06 2:05pm - Reply: 'For The Ladies'
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Irving, TX - USA

Vette(s):
#1 -1969 Corvette Coupe Riverside Gold, black interior,MN,A/C,350/350,PS,PB,window cranks. #2 -2000 C5, black/black, 6 sp, Bose system & lots of buttons.

Joined: 8/21/2004
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You are able to view the picture? Because I didn't think it could be seen. All I saw is a box with an x in it. The 400 was running tough. Fouling plugs after a 30 minute drive. Starts hard very hard when cold. But I the previous owner says he disconnected the choke and I think the TCS? But mostly I want to be able to drive and enjoy the car this spring and summer without being concerned about being easy on it. Fortunately the paint is verrry nice! Hoping to win a trophy this year. But if not I'm still happy. As far as the hard top, sold I'm sure. Since it was black vinyl it could fit alot of cars. But I did find the original jack and lug wrench, a plus. So looking forward to warm weather and clean roads!! Another few weeks. About the time my engine is finished! Also waiting on my vanity plates---VET 70 (70vet was taken). What a great hobby


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You saw your picture!! Looks good, huh?? I like it. That would be cool to win a trophy. I had mine in one show, but didn't win anything, but that's ok too. I'm thankfull to even have the Gold Thing. I have bubble lights in the back & they look good. So those aren't original & I changed to mags. Changed the carb & distributor, but I kept all the original stuff. So, the rest of it is original. I left the smog pump on. Does your's still have that smog pump?? Did you find the Jack and lug wrench in the back behind the passenger seat in the cubby hole? The jack is ok, but the lug wrench sucks. A 4 way is better, so I bought one of those for better leverage to make sure your lug nuts are on tight just in case I get a flat. I got the vanity plates, but I saw one I liked better...ICUFUZZ. I would love to have that one!



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3/13/06 2:56pm - Reply: 'For The Ladies'
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350/350 T-top 1970 Cortez silver -blue interior

Joined: 1/5/2006
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Sorry , i peeked once in the ladys forum..... go on girls, you're becoming more technical than the guys ....

LOVED the centence :  "I'm not sure how I did that "

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