Monday, December 28, 2015

Needed items....

1. I need both the LH and RH side grill to bumper brackets.

2. Side ignition shields for a SB, the ones the the plug wires run into from under the top shield piece. The ones with red arrows.

3. Rear compartment door pieces....Most of my doors are either missing the plastic trim or it's broken up. I'm only looking for driver quality.

4. T-Top bags (driver quality I don't care about date codes)

5. Parking brake console trim pieces. ( marked in red)

6. Spare tire carry...Bottom piece only.

7. I would like to have a non-working correct radio.

8. Front spoiler (driver quality again) mine is totally missing.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Hood alignment....

Well when I bought this '72 I knew the hood alignment was terrible, but it came with a nice used hood. I figured one day when I had it painted the new hood could be put on and the alignment issues could be addressed then......Well after reading a few post on the Corvetteforum about rubber hood shims I figured I would give it a try. WOW what a difference....Up the sides it fits quite well now, considering the hood at some point had damage where the brace bolts on....Paint on top is spider webbed bad where the bracket attaches. The back of the hood where it meets the grill in front of the wiper door used to stick up about 3/16" after adding some shims under the grill it lines up much better now.

I went to the hardware store and then the auto part store looking for rubber shims...No luck. When I got back home I noticed that one of the road cones I had collected back in our kart racing days had a nice thick rubber base....I cut it up for the shims I used.

Before these mods I didn't even want to take pics of the hood area with it closed and no way would I have taken it to a show and left the hood down.....But now I just might.

Special thanks to Alan for the idea to shim the back side hole of the hinge to get the front down and to Dub for his excellent explanation of just what it takes to get these damn hoods looking right.....Perfect it's not but much better than before. 

I'll look for some old pics of the alignment before this work begun and post later....For now here is the best I could do with what I have to work with. The drivers side of the hood still sticks up too far but there are no shims to remove and and everything is bonded very well...So there is no moving just the nose up without moving the inner fender and brackets as well.

I'm happy with the fit..Great weekend tinkering with the Vette.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Working on the shifter linkage....Muncie 4 speed 1972 Corvette

Well so far I have found cotter pins where they don't belong....clevis pins in backwards....The shifter levers are on backwards and the reverse lever is not the correct one.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Tool pouch for the Vette....

Bought this off eBay for around 20 shipped.....Quality is very good and it holds just about everything I think I could need broke down on the side of the road.


Sunday, November 1, 2015

Rear end oil....

I'm fixing to change the oil in my muncie and rear end...This is a 72. I'm going with Sta-Lube 85W90 GL-4 in the muncie. I'm pretty sure the rear end is still stock with around 100,000 miles. I am having no issues with it just need to replace the oil because I have no idea when it was changed last. Bought the car this past May.

Should I stick with GM or is there a better option...?
Are the GM part numbers listed below correct....?

GM gear oil part#89021671
GM posi additive part#88900330

The car will see under 2000 miles a year and not driven hard.


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

If I could just keep folks this far away from the Vette....

They would think that even the paint was badass.....


Monday, October 26, 2015

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Just call me Bubba...

It took one hydraulic fitting from Tractor Supply and 2 from eBay but I gotter done. The heater hose now has a cutoff valve. I even had to grind about 1/4" off the bottom of the valve to clear the era on the head.


Wednesday, September 9, 2015


Points or not....?


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Took the fuel filter out today....

It was past filthy...It's a wonder it even ran at all....Lots of rust....I think the guy told me he had a new tank put it or atleast cleaned out....Hard to believe they wouldn't have also changed the filter but it looked like it hasn't been changed in years. Gasket was toast as well.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Maiden voyage and came home on a rollback.....?

Well it wasn't really it's first trip....I drove it about 25 miles right after I bought it....Then 75 miles home the next day....No problems.

The next 4 or 5 trips were only 5 or 6 mile test drives....No problems.

Finally got it ready for me and the lady to take it out for a nice drive....No problems on the way to the restaurant...15 miles or so. Fired right up for the return trip back home but about half way home it went dead as I pushed in the clutch at a red light.....Would not start back up....I may have patted the gas and flooded it but after taking the breather cover off it didn't smell like it was flooded.....Called for a wrecker and tried several times the next 20 min to crank it and no luck....Wrecker driver did a fantastic job loading and unloading it....After he dropped it in the driveway I got in it and held the pedal to the floor (wife's advice--damn I got a good one) it fired up....Lot's of what they said looked like black smoke and it was still smoking black a little when I backed it into the garage.

New temp gauge read 190 for the whole drive....At the red light when it wouldn't start it read 200. It has gas and I just changed the oil yesterday. I have not done any carb work including changing the fuel filter.

I must have had 10 different folks ask if they could help...I live in a good town.

It looked nice before we took off....It had its first bath today.