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David Hawkins

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50
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Mechanicsburg, PA
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1962 Ermine White Hardtop
Within the past week, I've managed to find a Carter AFB and 349 intake from April of 1962 (my car was built in May). The seller also has a new single point vacuum advance distributor. I thought this was pretty sweet - how could it get better? Well...I just won this auction:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/e...MEWN:IT&viewitem=&item=140075580893&rd=1&rd=1

Considering that I've never seen a pair of 461X heads for less than $1000 bare, I'm stoked...and they're from April, 1962!

The way things are going, I'm going to start hunting for a block! I may be able to get rid of this combination of 67-69 parts in my engine bay before the end of the year!
 

jjmish

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Jul 18, 2005
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38
Location
central nj
Corvette
57, 61, 63
Dave,
I have my original 62, 300 block that I pulled form my 62 in 1969. My dad and I re ringed it and put in new bearings. The car ran fine. He used to balance his cigarette on the edge of the carb on the running car as it idled so smooth. I pulled it to put in a 327/350 crate shortblock.
I don't want to get your hopes up as I am looking for the current owner to see if he wants to buy the engine. Engine stamped with SI120xx. has the original intake and water outlet. Calculated build date of 5.31 or 6.1.
 

David Hawkins

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Location
Mechanicsburg, PA
Corvette
1962 Ermine White Hardtop
Dave,
I have my original 62, 300 block that I pulled form my 62 in 1969. My dad and I re ringed it and put in new bearings. The car ran fine. He used to balance his cigarette on the edge of the carb on the running car as it idled so smooth. I pulled it to put in a 327/350 crate shortblock.
I don't want to get your hopes up as I am looking for the current owner to see if he wants to buy the engine. Engine stamped with SI120xx. has the original intake and water outlet. Calculated build date of 5.31 or 6.1.

If only it were 2 weeks earlier in build! Thanks for the offer...but I'm still on the fence over whether I want to spend too much time on the block or not. I don't even know if I'm going to install these heads anytime soon, but it was sweet to find them. My wife just wanted me to get a carb that didn't make your eyes water while the car was idling...so I've got some expenses to justify :)
 

IH2LOSE

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May 24, 2001
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We Will All Meet Again
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1966,and a 1962 thats almost complete
Isnt it real nice when things start to fall in place for you. like some one is watching out for you
 

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