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    Help! 1960 emergency park brake handle & rod

    The other day the parking handle broke off leaving part of the park handle set screw in the park rod that the handle connects to. The hole in the handle for the set screw is now oblong shaped and stretched. So a new handle is a must. I've spent about 4 hours trying to drill the screw out. And...
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    1960 Windshield header trim

    Is removal of the windshield header center trim very hard? I just recieved a pair of new visors for my 1960 however my car never had them installed at the factory... I'm thinking if I could remove the center trim, I could then remove drill mounting holes in the appropriate location and epoxy...
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    Help! Small stereo amp

    I installed the Corvette Central kick panels with speakers. I already have the CC dual cone radio speakers installed in the dash. My FM radio/cassette player is adequate as it has a line input for my mp3 player but it only has 2 channels. It has rca jacks in back to attach an amplifier. I...
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    Spark Plug Wires & MSD HEI

    I replaced my old distributor with a MSD HEI unit. The car seems to start a lot quicker... However the generic spark plug wires I purchased at Canadian Tire are a little tight in a few spots. I suspect this is because they were not designed to clear 1950's-60's Chevy ram horn exhausts... I need...
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    My Vette, Antique Autos & Vintage Bikes....

    A few photos from this weekend's car show... Including a photo of my own 1960 Vette... My 1960 Corvette 1912 Mercer 1922 Franklin Brougham 1926 Bentley 3 Litre Open Tourer 1942 Harley 1957 Nash Metropolitan 1966 Morgan Plus 4 1969 Dodge Charger R/T 1970 Jaguar XKE...
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    Question: 53-62 Flaming River steering column

    Because of my problems with the turn signal switch in my Corvette, I'm contemplating purchasing a Flaming River or Ididit steering column... According to the Ididit site some modifications are required to your existing steering column to accomodate the Ididit unit...
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    Help! C1 - turn signal & brake lights....

    My turn signal switch seems to be flakey lately. My turn signal lights work fine BUT sometimes only one brake light will come on... I suspect I need a new canceling cam and a new flat spring. I've had this problem before and that is what resolved it... Has anyone replaced the turn signal...
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    Question: Alternator brackets for a C1

    Hi... I have a 327 in my 1960. It's using the stock engine mounts and ram horn exhausts from a later model small block. My alternator is mounted on the driver's side.... I converted my car to an alternator about 20 years ago but I'm not pleased with the alternator mounts I'm using. I'm...
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    Help! 1960 Wiper transmission

    How hard is it to replace the driver's side windshield wiper transmission... I need to do so on my 1960... Thanks kindly
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    Gear shift vibrates & rattles

    The gear shifter in my 60 Vette (327 with M21 Muncie) vibrates at speeds around 40mph to 60 mph in 4th gear. At lower speeds it's fine. Any ideas what I should be looking for to resolve the problem? Thanks kindly...
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    Question: Upgrade to electronic ignition....

    I'd like to convert my 327 small block Chevy from points and condenser to electronic ignition. There are a few options, kits from Mallory, Crane or Pertronix that use the original distributor), a MSD unit (using the original points as a trigger) or a GM HEI distributor swap... My Corvette is...
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    Replacement hood recommendations....

    When I purchased my 1960 in 1983, the center of the hood was cut out for a blower or high rise manifold. I've had it glassed in twice since 1983 but it always cracks along the outlines of the original hole... I've been looking at replacement hoods. Can anyone recommend a good hood...
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    Door posts for a 1960

    Anyone know of a supplier and price for door posts for a 1960? Thanks kindly...
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    How to attach door knob locks...

    While putting my 1960 Vette in the garage, the passenger side door lock knob fell off and I lost the little 'C' spring that fits inside the door knob. It's the same kind of 'C' spring that is also used on the door window handles... I tried to purchase them locally but no one seem to stock...
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    C1 - Door locking mechanism

    On my 1960 the passenger side door sometimes will not open when you press the door handle button. However if you open the passenger side door from inside, it opens fine. This has been happening when the passenger side door is unlocked. Since I can not lock my passenger side with a key, I can not...
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