Welcome to Web Wednesday! Your digital peek into DYNAMIC CORVETTES!
Parts are starting to arrive for the 1957 Corvette Fuel Injected. We have received the frame and have painted it. Next we will prepare to remove the original frame by removing all of the suspension.
The 1959 Corvette has been finished, but still waits to be picked up.
If you remember, this vehicle was involved in a engine fire when we took it in. The entire engine compartment was covered with filth from burning plastic, burning rubber, & chemical fire extinguisher. It was never really determined what caused the fire.
The vehicle was converted from a generator to an alternator, and we thought possibly the alternator overcharged the battery and caused it to explode, in turn causing the fire. We have converted the vehicle back to a generator system, but on the last test drive we noticed a lot of oil being blown out and sprayed onto the exhaust manifolds. We now think that oil being blown out, is the true cause of the fire.
Currently we are in communication with the owner’s insurance company to be sure that this NEVER happens again to this beautiful ’59.
More progress on the 1966 Corvette. We have removed the front and rear suspension, sandblasted the components, and have refinished them. We flushed out the rockers to clear out any debris that has collected over the years. All of the brake calipers have been rebuilt, and refinished.
We took in a 1978 Corvette Pace Car which is getting a few things repainted, refreshing the interior, and a simple oil change. This one will be happening quickly since the owner wants the vehicle back by Sept 4th!