Author Topic: 1957 Corvette Factory Race Car Survivor  (Read 222 times)

EDNY

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Re: 1957 Corvette Factory Race Car Survivor
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2022, 08:27:44 AM »
Cool story  ;)
Spending time with my grandkids gets in the way of finishing my car but I don't regret it!

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Re: 1957 Corvette Factory Race Car Survivor
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2022, 02:58:48 PM »
Years ago a friend traded an airplane for a '57 Corvette to another friend. I didn't know they knew each other at the time. The Corvette had been raced and evidently wrecked a few times. It was probably the worst complete Vette I have ever seen. All was there and sort of worked but the body was nowhere close to square, plumb, straight, or fitted. Another friend who is the best fiberglass body man I've ever watched made it so right it is now black and looks great. I wish I had pictures. Jeb & John are both gone now & the car is in Arizona somewhere. Someone thinks that have an amazingly straight very stock '57 Corvette.  ::)
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Re: 1957 Corvette Factory Race Car Survivor
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2022, 08:48:38 PM »
Dad's '57 fuelie ran real good. But if it sat more that a day, you had to prime it to start. Kept a small metal oil pump can with gas behind the seat to prime it.

Several fuel injection guys tried to remedy that, all failed.

Can't find a good pic, just newspaper clipping🥴

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Re: 1957 Corvette Factory Race Car Survivor
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2022, 09:36:15 PM »
Nice!
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Re: 1957 Corvette Factory Race Car Survivor
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2022, 06:52:12 AM »
Bet you'd love to have that car in your garage  ;)
Spending time with my grandkids gets in the way of finishing my car but I don't regret it!

 


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