The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by KING CHASSIS, Jan 1, 2011.
Whats the story on that beauty.
This one belongs to him and it's looking better all the time.
That's one of the best looking Vettes I've seen in a long time!
Sorry, can't help you out on that one. A friend sent a scan of the photo a few years back. I cleaned
it up a bit and filed the pic away. Because of the hood and the chrome plated windshield vents I'd
guess this is early '70s vintage. People still had the nerve to trick out their '63s.
Looks like @LowKat might be getting one too
Getting her ready for the HAMB!
It's looking great!! What can you tell us about it? How did you find it how long have you had it and how did you set it up?
I've had it about 15 years. She was running a 327 when I got her, broke a valve spring, but I thought the damage was much worse. I had a built for street 377" motor on the stand so I put it in just for the summer, that was about 5 years ago. The tunnel ram is off another project, when I had the intake off, I set it on just to see what it looked like. It has a mild hydro roller, AFR 195 street heads, 9.27 compression, single 4 barrel. Currently trying to get the carb dialed in. I enjoy driving it as she sits, no plans to restore at all. I like the old paint, flawed chrome and worn interior. I do get the question alot, "when you going to restore it". I don't plan to, sold a 72 Camaro RS-SS 396 to get it, I never drove the Camaro as I was scared it would get scratched or something. Non restored cars work better for me, so i can enjoy without so much fear of damage. She has a few friends she lives with, a 36 Chevy truck (street rod type), a 49 willys truck with flathead V8, and a 40 Chevy coupe, when it's ready, the 377" is going in there, the vette will get it's 65' 327 back. The badvolvo has been sold, that opened up space for the 40.
Are you coming to the HAMB Drags? We'll be there!
Sounds like a good combination on the 377. I bet that it pulls very strong and that's probably why it's still in there. The 327 is no slouch either and is a great motor for it. You won't get any complaints about it being a driver and not restored or not the original motor on this thread. That's how we like them and it looks great and you drive it and race it. I wish that I was going to the HAMB Drags. If I did I know that I would get hooked and want to go back every year. I also want to go to the Meltdown and I know that the same thing would happen there.
Badvolvo, cars looks great. Even better yet that you thrash on it. It is harder to thrash on them when they look 100%. Good luck at the HAMB drags.
We went to the Meltdown this year and we are hooked
Some of the ones in this batch may be gassers kinda hard to determine BUT they are all Hod rod Vettes
Best one LOL A destroyed engine from Pizza man
At Orange County
Those are all good ones
I like this one
And this one
enlo, I look up drag photos on the interweb as much as I can. But I am going to hang on you guys shirttail and watch your posts on the great photos, thanx bud. You are bringing up memories of old days and good times in my past. I cant find half the photos you guys bring up. very cool.
Found this one on the Corvette Forum it said it was a export that was painted in South Africa in 1965 and it is still wearing the same paint.
A lot of the time I'm NOT looking for old vettes but come across them in photo pages and then follow the links from one to the next.
Another mixed batch
Nickey Chevrolet Road Racer
Cool. you keep doing that and I will see what you come with. GOOD JOB
Enloe, I still have my unbuilt model of the Malco Supervette. I know two guys that did fiberglass work on it before it was painted and a good friend traveled with Lang on the show circuit and match race circuit for a year when we were right out of high school. Still one of my favorite custom Corvettes ever.
I don't think this has been posted.
MY opinion...This is so outdated that it's way in again. I could see people being all around it at
the Sunday morning dealership Corvette car show taking pictures. I certainly would. But, the
whitewalls just don't cut it. Small complaint.
I don't care what style it is, if you modify a 'vette it becomes a hot rod.
Corvette Rods and especially Gassers are kool as Hell. I have one with a lot of History for sale. Send a message if you have an interest.....Trades welcome.
That's the 1st time I 've ever seen anybody stick a Stingray nose on a C1...crazy!!
Bowie, you will note the manufacturer plate from GM on the front of the car. I have seen sketches of the car but this is the first time seeing this picture for sure. Somewhere I think I have the story on the car but God only knows where I have the note.
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