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Hot Rods Barn Find '58 Corvette Gasser - Long Island NY

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HotRod28AR, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. Damn cool Vette!
  2. Bump! Someone must remember this car!

  3. burt21
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 263


    Great buy!! looks awsome and will be very fun.
  4. Offset
    Joined: Nov 9, 2010
    Posts: 1,700

    from Canada

    Wish I could help with the history but cannot. Really nice find.
  5. hotrodhoodlum
    Joined: Oct 25, 2009
    Posts: 5,736


    I am jealous congrats
    best of luck
  6. A couple different guys stopped in the shop and said it looked just like the old "Fred's Plastic Toy" from East Hampton, CT...anyone remember that car?
  7. The "new" engine is in...


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  8. explain the dual odometers please?
  9. The one in the OEM tach is rev's per mile, not an odometer (very rare)

    weld on.........
  10. jackal396
    Joined: Jan 13, 2005
    Posts: 694

    from oregon

    Good looking motor, what type of distrubutor is that?

  11. GassersGarage
    Joined: Jul 1, 2007
    Posts: 4,728


  12. It's a 1963 Jackson Roto Faze, dual coil unit mounted on a factory fuel injection base with tach and fuel pump drive.
  13. Paul B
    Joined: Sep 29, 2007
    Posts: 882

    Paul B

    Not really sure but i think Freds was a 57 ill' ask Keith he might know
  14. Baron
    Joined: Aug 13, 2004
    Posts: 3,553


    Congrats on the Corvette. I watched it on eBay and had asked the owner a couple questions,but never got a reply to any of my messages. Car has a great look. Glad to see it wound up in good hands. Good luck with the project.
  15. EXracer64
    Joined: Dec 7, 2011
    Posts: 228

    from nj

    Very cool, will you bring it to Englishtown for old time drags or digs?
  16. livinlow
    Joined: Sep 8, 2011
    Posts: 57


    I'm no corvette guy but DAMN, that is bitchin!!!
  17. kingo
    Joined: Jun 1, 2009
    Posts: 24

    from oklahoma

    Did the left valve cover clear the linkage embossment? I am having to run an extra gasket for clearance. Man a fre looks sharp! How does it run?
  18. BTTT Still trying to identify the car!

    We haven't run it yet, last owner of the engine said it ran great though, he's a friend of ours. Only thing that didn't fit well on top was the throttle arm, someone previously notched it to clear the valve cover a little.
  19. mach1charlie
    Joined: Feb 18, 2009
    Posts: 3

    from NW Florida

    Freds Plastic Toy...I sure would love to see pictures of that car. It had a wild paint job. Its been over 40 years since I wached it get loaded to go to the races. I was 10 years old.
  20. Here is Fred's Plastic Toy, not sure yet if it's the same car...

    We fired it up and it ran great, however the carbs leaked so I'm rebuilding them now, should be done today. Will post pics and maybe video this week once it's all done!


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  21. japar
    Joined: Jun 30, 2007
    Posts: 263

    from Seekonk Ma

    Early Vettes at NED early 70's

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  22. RustyRedRam
    Joined: Jan 24, 2005
    Posts: 1,127


    That thing is wicked sexy! Love it!
  23. vetrod62
    Joined: Jan 2, 2010
    Posts: 341

    from Towaco NJ


    Vetrod62 says,

    I can not believe I missed the first time around. I had this same set up in my 61 corvette and loaned it to "Woodrow" in Livingston NJ in about 1968. So Woodrow, where is it now??

    I know you are still a car guy and should be on this forum. WTF
  24. Could you post a larger version of the first picture? With the hardtop? Thanks,
  25. Bump!!

    It's all done! Engine runs great, tons of power. The throttle response is instant. The gears seem to be 4:88, judging by how many turns on the driveshaft to one revolution of the rear wheel, it's snappy. Now if we can just figure out some history!


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  26. John 79
    Joined: Aug 13, 2006
    Posts: 926

    John 79
    from Sweden

    Beautiful Engine!
    Pure Chevy porn ;)
  27. HotRod60F100
    Joined: Jul 13, 2004
    Posts: 1,197


    That thing is soo killer. Glad to see her outta mothballs and back running.
  28. ronnieroadster
    Joined: Sep 9, 2004
    Posts: 837


    Dean one more day till the Drag Racers Reunion will you be taking the Vette out Monday night?
  29. Normally I say thumbs down to any vette... But that hing is sick!!! Nice find!! And I hope you piss off the local vette camps!!!

  30. The blonde girl on the right is Larissa Reis...had my picture taken with her at the Arnold Fitness Classic this March...nicest rear end I have ever seen on a woman..
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2013

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