Originally Posted by larryblack
I predict it will take at least 5 to 6 months for the CHESIRE CAT GRIN to begin leaving your face!!!!!
Man that is one sweet find. Make sure the guy calls you to come watch when they fire it up. If you do not have a video camera, rent one and tape it. It will be an historical moment for sure.
Hey, Larry, good to see you drop in. Yea, I plan on dropping in the next few days and seeing how she goes. He said I'm welcome to check it out anytime and I plan on breaking down for one of those disposable video cams. It's a treat to see good ole factory craziness without the car being roped off. If you're in the Houston area and want to see her, give me a call. I'm sure he wouldn't mind. He's a real mellow guy and his house is built into part of his shop. He stays there with his Smith and Wesson's, so he's not really stressing security. LOL It's almost a shame that the value of these cars has gotten so high that the owners don't want to take them out on a regular basis. With the way gas is going up, one day all cars may get to that point.
It has a repop set of Goodyear polyglass tires ( I guess they are repops) and one of the things he is doing is a brake job all around. As someone stated earlier, I too was surprised to see drums all around. Go figure. The paint job is not as shiny as it looks, but he plans on seeing if it will buff out a bit. The owner wants it to stay original as much as possible. I noticed the Optima battery, but was quickly shown the original battery! It no longer charges, but the guy still has it. It seems that even though it basically sat for the last 6 years, it was cranked up a few times and probably driven a little bit. He told me of the typical things that need to be checked out. Hoses and such are being gone through.
As crazy as this will sound, our landlord of the building I work out of has a hopped up Hemi Belvedere. I think it's a mid '60s. I have only seen it once and that was two years ago. I guess he doesn't take it out much, but that's understandable. The time I did see it, he cranked it up and smoked the tires for about 20'!
I also noticed a decal in the windshield for the Houston Hemi Association. I may check to see if they have an event coming up. Could be a nice photo op.