I'm going full size

Discussion in 'The "Pure" Stockers' started by Tom Miller, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. Bigpig455

    Bigpig455 Fastest of the slow....

    He's already sold his 63 before he even bought it.....
     
  2. goatless

    goatless Well-Known Member

  3. Bigpig455

    Bigpig455 Fastest of the slow....

    Cool car, but I think he's solved his big car issues....
     
  4. Tim Clary

    Tim Clary Well-Known Member

    Rhett...Are you saying he is over compensating for something ? ;) Hmmm hot wife- keeps her... butt pedals cars like a 5 year old on a big wheel..
    Automotive A.D.D.
     
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  5. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Loch Ness Monster

    Whatchu talkin bout Willis?
     
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  6. Tim Clary

    Tim Clary Well-Known Member

    Bahahahahahaha
     
  7. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Loch Ness Monster

    Man, this place is dead.
    What happened, did Facebook kill it, or is everyone just getting old and losing interest?
    Well, I picked up a couple full size cars, and got the 69 GS400 painted last weekend.
    Doubt I will have anything ready to race this year, too much to do on the cars to get them race ready, and the biggest factor is that I have some serious, expensive house projects to do this summer that have taken a back seat to car projects for the last 10 years, it's past time to get on the house and barn.
    Cars will have to wait this year.
    The 409 Belair is a cool car, but it has a clutch issue that I knew about going into it. It has no free play, and no adjustment with a brand new clutch. I'm guessing its either wrong throw out bearing, or he didn't get the fork ball stud installed correct height in the bell housing.
    Car has to come apart to fix. Might as well pull engine with it. Has way too big Z11 grind cam in it, need to replace with a "stocker" cam. Plus it has headers, and needs a pair of expensive manifolds purchased and installed.
    Lots to do, catch you all later.
     

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  8. kent.gardner

    kent.gardner Well-Known Member

    Love that car Tom. Thanks for the update. I can't wait to see both cars in action, but you got to maintain the roof over your head. Sometimes being a responsible adult isn't any fun at all. Good luck buddy
     
  9. John Brown

    John Brown On permanant vacation !!


    Just stopped by to show the new T-shirt design posted on Moparts and found your new 63. Solid choice, but where did you find those funny looking valve covers.

    Hopefully I will see it this September? You don't have to have it done. Would still like to see it, even undone.
     
  10. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Loch Ness Monster

    Picked up another 63 parts donor that I need to get parted out and get the rusted carcass out of here.
    Still working on house, cars still having to wait this year.
    My father has Alzheimers and is in decline, so I'm dealing with that as well. Trying to help Mom liquidate some things that aren't being used anymore.
    1st on the list is selling Dads 69 Corvette, which I have to get out of storage this weekend to clean and prepare for advertising.
     

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  11. Ken Riebel

    Ken Riebel Well-Known Member


    Tom, I am very sorry to hear this news about your dad.

    Good luck on the sale of the Vette. Just out of curiosity, which version of 427 does this the car have?
     
  12. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Loch Ness Monster

    Thanks Ken, yes it sucks.
    Probably should have mentioned more info as bout the car so I don't mislead anyone.
    Its originally a small block car. It has a .030 over 454 dressed to look like a 390hp 427. Correct Qjet intake, BB exhaust manifolds. TH400 3.08 gear.
    9.5 compression pump gas engine.
    Alumatech radiator and electric fan are the only non stock looking items on the car.
    New front to back, top to bottom. As close to a body off frame resto as you can get without actually being separated.
     
  13. kent.gardner

    kent.gardner Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear about your father Tom. Your family and the roof over their heads is important. The cars will be there. Good luck with selling the Corvette. Hang in there.
     

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