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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by GTO_MUSCLE_SS, Nov 23, 2017.
Since there's no pics of the seats I'll just ASSume they are metal flake gold!
Seats are black tuck and roll. I'll have to get a pic. Thought I had uploaded it
I've got a 57 with black tuck and roll also!
Man you guys have some neat stuff!
I too had a Bill Thomas modified Rochester Injector on my 57 Bel Air. Performed flawlessly.
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WOW, I wondered if someone bought this. Now I Know. Keep us posted, please.
Cool car, you guys do beautiful work!
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watched that one for sale. Glad it got in the hands of someone who will appreciate it. Keep the pics coming and enjoy the ride
Cool story! I never heard of Bill Thomas either so the tech info adds icing to the cake. Are you going to be racing the car?
What a great car your dad bought and brought back to life.
Wow that is really a nice find & I am sure you all will enjoy it no doubt about it!! (p.s. Christmas is just around the corner and I have always liked the 56 & 57 Corvettes and.......)
This thread needs to be bumped up!
Your Dad really gets it!!
The car looks like it was put away in '63,
then taken out, washed, filled with gas
and driven to the strip yesterday!
Can't get any better!
Man that is just too effing cool. One of my best friends is restoring the Terry Sherrill M/P Corvette. I love them old hot rod vettes.
Absolutely love it. I love when early Vettes stay Hot Rodded and don't get restored!!!
The previous owner had no history or contact info from the previous owner he got it from?
Hopefully, someone here recognizes it or produces a vintage photo of it-if not at the drags maybe more likely a pic of it on display at an old indoor car show as it sure was a looker.
The E/T dish mags may place it as a late 60's/early 70's build.
Just my 2 cents; I like the dish mags or even chrome reverse over the ww's on Halibrands as they've been done to death lately (Hot Rod Deluxe, etc.) and because of that the car might be viewed as a new build rather than a survivor.
For as long as I can remember my dad has always not liked slotted mags so they had to go. White walls were my idea because the black walls on halibrands on this car just didn't look good. But we can't all like the same thing. World wouldn't go round
That car really cleaned up good, nice job on it !
Love the car, My Dad and I were just talking last night about how you hardly ever see these cool old drag style vettes anymore. Did you sell the slots or are they available to be sold?
He was also responsible for the Chevy Cheetahs...
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Wondering if extrude hone would work on a stock unit....
Takes me back to when both of my brothers ran their 66 big block vettes in the SP classes. One ran B/Sp with a 427-425 and the other ran C/SP with a 427-390 . My brothers biggest win came at the winters at Miami-Hollywood in 67 when he put Bo Laws C/Sp out. We thrashed all day changing a clutch in the pits to get it done in time for eliminations.
There used to be a lot of vettes racing down there in the 60's in SP and M/SP .
Nice Vette you have glad you did not restore it to stock.
Wow..from what I can see looks like the paint polished up nice... Purchased my 1960 C1 in 1983. It too was a drag race car at one time... Yup, my gal was once a stripper...
No, you would have no control of what shape the plenum would end up being and you still couldn't reach everywhere that is needed!
Wow! I don't know how I missed this thread but I am glad that I finally found it. That is a beautiful Corvette and I love the kidney beans on it.
Larry Webb finished the tune on it and she flies
Dad sure looks happy! That car has got to be more fun than a " numbers" fuely 57 ( as cool as they are)
Man! That is a beautiful looking car. I know they are not to some folk's taste, but I think the whitewalls really work with the overall package.
Beautiful car, I lusted over it when it was for sale on this site! Glad to see you guys doing it justice.
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