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Old 09-29-2013, 10:44 PM   #41
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Howdy,
I had a 37 Chevy coupe. It had a 283 engine in it. I was working in a machine shop and asked the owner what he would take for it. He said $350 and it took the offer. I sold it and got a 51 Ford pickup with a 283 Chev engine. Man those were the days!!!!!

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Old 09-29-2013, 11:52 PM   #42
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If I remember correctly, my 1st car, a 37 Chevy coupe had a Stromberg Carlson 3 bolt carb on a straight 6 292.I remember putting $.50 cents worth of gas in it and driving to school for 2 days. My 56 Victoria had a 312 T-bird engine. It would out run the PaSPs. I kept extra push rods in the glove box because every time I drove it over 120 MPH it would swallow one or two. Then I had a 57 fairlane 292 that couldn't get out of its own way.
I think you're 37 chevy probably had a 216 not a 292.
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I bought a 1956 Corvette in 1961. It cost $1,325.00 and came with both the convertible top and a hard top. The car had been raced and had the 265 V8 with two four barrel carburetors with mechanical linkage, the 3.55 rear end and had Offenhauser valve covers.

It had a hard ride with the racing suspension and 'fast' (heavy) non power steering. The transmissions were powerglide.

The car was reliable and ran well.

I sold it later and bought a new Porsche in 1966.

The Corvette was a much better car.

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Old 09-30-2013, 01:35 PM   #44
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There are still a few of us old 'gear heads' around, but we are a dieing breed!

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I remember when you could get a Sear's rifle. I don't mean buying a rifle at Sears...I mean a rifle with the Sears brand. My dad bought one and gave it to me. It was the worst day in the lives of the local squirrel population.


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There was a small gunshop in North CT that was in a shack behind a house. The owner did not charge much for guns or pay much. On Friday night after work it was so crowded. He had a cabinet with pre 64 M70's back there.

I got my M99F .358 Win there for $89.00!

I was standing in the small space between the door and his display case. He put a tag on an old gun and stepped forward to put it in the rack behind me. He handed it to me as he could not get through. It was a Springfield trap door 45-70.

The tag read: $25.00! I handed it back to him and said: "I'll take it."

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I think you're 37 chevy probably had a 216 not a 292.
It might not have been original but it was a 292 CI
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It might not have been original but it was a 292 CI
Roger that.
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Wife's choppin' onions again

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