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9/25/09 5:52pm - Original Message: 'Well I got myself a new winter project'
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Moses Lake, WA - USA

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1976 L48 4-spd, Mahogany Metalic exterior, Buckskin interior 350ci/350hp, 3rd owner, fiberglass spring, 255/50-16's Torq-Thrust II

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Now that I am about done with the vette(I know you are never really done). I picked up this bucket of bolts. Made a 2-1/2 hour run to Coeur d Alene Idaho last night after work. Here are some pics I just took.Wink

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9/26/09 10:51am - Reply: 'Well I got myself a new winter project'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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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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Hug  Awwww....it's so cute!!!

Just kiddin!
Looks like a good starter project, Glenn.  At least it looks like it's all there, and in decent condition. Keep us posted on it!


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9/26/09 2:54pm - Reply: 'Well I got myself a new winter project'
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Valley Springs, CA - USA

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1978,Metalic Money Green W/Gold emblems,TH350 w/gear splitter,black & grey interior.1978,two tone,Metalic Rootbeer & gold ,Doeskin interior,auto. trans. 1981, Silver w/mirrored T-Tops,4 spd, charcoal interior.

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Those are great Glen. Very practical, super reliable, and not too complicated to work on.

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9/27/09 2:30am - Reply: 'Well I got myself a new winter project'
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Apache Junction, AZ - USA

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1982,150K,Renegade CFI,Hooker Side Pipes,85 fuel pump,Bilsteins,HD suspension, Aluminum radiator, SharkBar/w 5-Point Restraints. 3:73 gears coming soon.

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Nice lil bike!
 The green flames tell me that it may be a 70's early 80's model.........??
I just got a bike a few months ago myself, still learning to ride it, not ready yet for a cruise but I'm getting there. They sure are fun!

Good luck with it!


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9/27/09 11:47pm - Reply: 'Well I got myself a new winter project'
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1976 L48 4-spd, Mahogany Metalic exterior, Buckskin interior 350ci/350hp, 3rd owner, fiberglass spring, 255/50-16's Torq-Thrust II

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Well I got the motor out, side cases off and the top end off. Had a couple for broken rings but the barrels and pistons don't looked scored. Did find a some metal filings at the base of the oil pump pick-up screen. Clutch plates look good and no sludge build. I ordered up a flywheel wheel puller and a spanner socket to pull the oil filter. Then I will head into the bottom end. The splines on the kick start spindle and the splines on the shifter shaft are toast. So I guess I need to track down some good used ones. One carb float bowl was full of white powder and the float pivot pin is frozen in place. May need to track down one carb while I'm at it. At least their slide diaphram are good.

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C3VR Lifetime Member #110 We are all young at heart Glen
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9/30/09 5:24pm - Reply: 'Well I got myself a new winter project'
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Lake Oswego, OR - USA

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1972 Steel Cities Gray T Top. Original Owner, Original Paint and Interior. The running gear has been rebuilt after 240,000 miles.

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Glen, I see lots of parts for those type of bikes on eBay, Good Luck with this new project.

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10/1/09 12:53am - Reply: 'Well I got myself a new winter project'
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Thanks Steve
I have been watching for the kick start spindle and shifter spindle. I see both are listed on ebay. Got into the bottom end and all looks good. I checked the barrel and it is at the upper limit and honing did not clean-up the wear from the rings at the top. Looks like I am going to have to find someplace to bore it out.


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10/29/09 12:38am - Reply: 'Well I got myself a new winter project'
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1976 L48 4-spd, Mahogany Metalic exterior, Buckskin interior 350ci/350hp, 3rd owner, fiberglass spring, 255/50-16's Torq-Thrust II

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Update with a few picture for those who are bored. I should have the engine and carbs done by mid-November. Ignore the dust on the vette, its just a big magnet and everything sticks to it. We still have a lot of dust floating in the air. Probably from when Mt St Helens blew its top. 
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4/27/10 11:50pm - Reply: 'Well I got myself a new winter project'
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Well here is the result of the winter project. With the significant reduction of our engineering staff I have been a bit stressed trying to keep a major project marching forward. This bike has helped me keep my sanity.



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4/28/10 8:00am - Reply: 'Well I got myself a new winter project'
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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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Lookin Goood, Glen!! Clap


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4/28/10 10:17am - Reply: 'Well I got myself a new winter project'
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1978,Metalic Money Green W/Gold emblems,TH350 w/gear splitter,black & grey interior.1978,two tone,Metalic Rootbeer & gold ,Doeskin interior,auto. trans. 1981, Silver w/mirrored T-Tops,4 spd, charcoal interior.

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You bet ! Nice job Clap Clap.

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4/28/10 11:56am - Reply: 'Well I got myself a new winter project'
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Klamath Falls, OR - USA

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74 coupe 4 speed 350, 54K actual miles, all original; paint, interior, engine, split bumper. #'s match. 2nd owner, no stress cracks.

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I agree... good job...Thumbs Up  Thanks for all the pics.

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4/29/10 12:00am - Reply: 'Well I got myself a new winter project'
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Glen, very nice.
Here is my new toy.



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4/29/10 1:01pm - Reply: 'Well I got myself a new winter project'
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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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Enjoy that Blast while ya can...Buell has been shut down by Hardly Davidson...no longer in business...
They sold everything out from under him, including the dang phones off the desks!!

Buell is going to continue to build bikes on his own, they just won't be available to the public anymore, at least not for a while. Adams' Apple2010-04-29 10:02:17

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4/29/10 9:43pm - Reply: 'Well I got myself a new winter project'
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Moses Lake, WA - USA

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1976 L48 4-spd, Mahogany Metalic exterior, Buckskin interior 350ci/350hp, 3rd owner, fiberglass spring, 255/50-16's Torq-Thrust II

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Hey Steve nice looking bike. I picked up a 06 Ducati 800 S2R Monster a couple of months ago. Couldn't resist the price on it. That will be my open road bike. The Honda is fun around town but going over 55 mph for long distance isn't much fun. Not to mention the seat is a little hard. But I have found it to be a good conversation piece.
Thanks for the complements everyone

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