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AmericanMel said: Now, how much warmth, and loyalty, is a Plush TOY, going to bring you? With a heating pad, all you want. And it's good for life, no broken hearts. -Mark
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Steve and all, There is a very good case argument for original GM part numbers and a cross-reference (at best) to the "well-known" Clark's numbers. That way one could look up a part in a GM parts book and cross-reference it to an ordering number from Clark's. OR (vice versa) be able to take a Clark's repro part number and be able to call up the appropriate GM blueprint
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Personally, while I like dogs, I like cats more. However, because of what Dave just said, I can no longer stand to have pets around, for the simple reason that I get too attached to them. It darn near killed me to have to put my last cat down, so now all I have around is my stuffed toy pets. At least they don't die, and they are good for a nice snuggle whenever needed. I guess I am still a k
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Mel, notice I said "possibly". I haven't tried it, so I offer it only as a consideration. I think something like what I mention would be a good way of going about it. I've tried a dual pipe conversion back in '68 that involved cutting the standard crossover off under the bell housing and joining it with a kind of mirror image section, for a dual muffler setup with inte
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2 days ago
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The best crossover I think I've seen was by Alan Lacki, though I think an even better one should possibly use this collector. Not sure what muffler to use, though sound would be of prime consideration. Don't have it so loud that it drowns out the radio or makes your ears ring on the highway. About like a nice stock Porsche. -Mark
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3 days ago
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MarkDustan, Mind if I come live in your garden? Just say "berries" and I'm there! They're one of the 4 major food groups, along with cookies, my late mother's ham loaf and her fruit cake. As she always said, "those who hate fruit cake, have never had good fruit cake. THIS is good fruit cake!" Before he married mother, my dad hated fruit cake. Then she made him t
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6 days ago
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We are all collectors of something, it seems. In addition to Corvairs and since I don't have Jay Leno's bankroll, I've mostly been able to get most of all the cars I've ever wanted, but just in miniature, mostly 1/24 or 1/25 scale. Still have the first model I ever got, a Premier Plastics 1961 Rampside. I also have smaller assorted collections of rocks and stones (common, s
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6 days ago
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OMG Vairking! A '65 Mercury Villager wagon. Still have it? -Mark
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7 days ago
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Just some notes FYI: There are three styles of radio pushbuttons; the squared off '65-6 style, the '67 waterfall (the grooves you mentioned) style that is level on the bottom, and the '68-9 waterfall style that looks like the '67, except for a teardrop effect on the (profile) leading bottom edge, which makes the button a little bit deeper on the end (a "safety" it
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7 days ago
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If anyone needs an orange power wire for the RPO Monza clock (or any other similar "small item" wiring harness), I can make them up. Cost would have to be calculated per job, though, as it's something that I'd do on a per-job basis. I've often made up a/c under dash harnesses and the like in the past. -Mark
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9 days ago
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I have a large stash of vinyl records dating back to my early years. I was born in 1950, so grew up in the '50's and '60's. So many are probably collectable. First record I bought was a 45 of "Lucky Ladybug", don't remember the artist offhand. Have lots of records by artists like the Beach Boys, the Cowsills, the Chipmonks, CCR, Queen, even records by Leonard Ni
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12 days ago
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I've had every type of car, conventional front engine and rear engine (both types rear drive), front engine front drive, and even "all" wheel drive front engine, and NOTHING but nothing goes as well in snow as a Corvair. Even had a "famed" VW (the big 412 4 door sedan) with SNOW tires on it. Got stuck in a snow bank once, went back and got out the Corvair with regular
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12 days ago
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Have one last pair of bezels left. One tab broken off, but can be used on the right hand side. Otherwise concours condition. Other bezel has some small surface imperfections, but is very nice otherwise. See original post for prices. Also still have the arm rests available. -Mark
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13 days ago
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The late Dick Shank from Indiana had a '65 Monza convertible that was a factory a/c car, originally all red in and out with a white top. He changed the interior seats and side panels to white, and with all the chrome goodies he could get (he kept it mostly stock), so it was a real stunner. Always picked up a "Top 25" at the DACC Homecoming every time he showed it. It got to be a ru
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14 days ago
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Wagonmaster, I'm not on Facebook. So you are saying.....? Al, to each his own. I like all that chrome, and apparently so do others. But I'll admit that in certain applications, you aren't wrong, either. At times taste is a matter of personal preference and/or circumstances. -Mark
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15 days ago
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I've always said, they're like Lay's potato chips, bet you can't have just one. Had as many as a dozen on at least one occasion. Had them sitting, 10 beside my 2 car detached garage, on the alley behind my house in town. Have a Polaroid of them in my photo album. Don't know if it would scan to the computer, though. My house was just down the street from an elementar
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18 days ago
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The LM Corvairs use what I call a "backwards" battery. The factory had an RPO T60 "Heavy Duty Battery" that included a 6" longer ground cable and special vented cap enclosures, just because a higher amp battery wasn't readily available in a "backwards" form. It goes to show you how cheap they were, going with a somewhat rare battery jut to save 6" out
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18 days ago
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Craig, Yes, but I have all the rest of the parts available, though the balls I have are used, not new, rechromed, or repops. -Mark
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18 days ago
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I have a limited number of freshly rechromed side bezels available for $50 each. One has a single tab broken off, so it can only be used on the right hand side. I'll discount it to $40, despite it being concours otherwise. All bezels are concours or near concours condition. Chrome is all but impossible to take pictures of. So unless you really need pictures, then I'll do as best I ca
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20 days ago
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Absolutely, junkman. It didn't matter what color they were because they got chromed and detailed. I've seen such operations, and they feed the machine loads of recycled plastic in the form of pellets. Hence the "consistency" of them. Thus, the red ones probably were just one run, which is why I've never seen any red ones until now. -Mark
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21 days ago
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Only interested in balls that are cast with red plastic, and good side bezels (no pulled screw holes, chunks missing, and/or broken tabs.) Thanks guys! -Mark
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24 days ago
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Most all LM a/c side vent balls that I've seen are made of (I believe)recycled plastic that, once the chrome is worn away, reveals a mottled, multi-color composite. I suspect that the factory wasn't too concerned about the color because it all got chromed all over. Most always the colors were blue, gray, olive drab, etc. HOWEVER! I have just recently come across a surprise, after acc
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24 days ago
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Great job and a big thank you for all involved in putting it on. I had a great time seeing long-time friends again and meeting others for the first time whom I have had only internet contact with them. Like Fred Bybee once said to me, it's like a big family reunion. I go for the friendships and the personal connections more so than the cars or parts. The latter is great, the former even more
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25 days ago
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Steve, if they are indeed "like new" then a rubber deadblow hammer is probably needed (and carefully wielded), as they and the wire wheel covers both have rims that are lined with little spikes that dig into the rim. They are needed to keep the heavy wheel cover on the rim. Over time, the sprig steel that holds them tight weakens, but initially they are a bear to install. So go ahead an
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26 days ago
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Larry, glad you are ok. Had a similar incident myself, except that I ended up popping the guy (who had unexpectedly stopped after taking off from a stop sign) in the rear end when the front brake line blew. -Mark
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26 days ago
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See also original post. -Mark
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26 days ago
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Here is what they look like on a car. Personally, I think they only look good on certain cars. On most cars they are ugly as sin, IMHO. I feel they ought to be priced at half that of wire wheel covers. A lot more people like them than like the mags, hence the half price. -Mark
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4 weeks ago
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I had a '69 convertible in just about the same condition. In order to open the top to part it out, I had to slide some 2x12's under it and jack them up, They also kept me from stepping through the floor while inside the car. I also was driving a LM 4 door when I noticed the floor shaking. When I got home, I pulled back the carpet only to find that the front frame strut that is norma
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4 weeks ago
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On the factory RPO lock, the spare tire lock was keyed to the car. Thus the '66 and earlier ones would be keyed with a B10 or B11 key blank. The '67-9 cars would be keyed with an "A-B" blank, a "C-D" blank, or an "E-H" blank respectively. I had a '69 once with just such a factory RPO lock, but I forget which key it was matched with. -Mark
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4 weeks ago
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Thank you for answering my question. Now we know. -Mark
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