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by MaineVette
Nov 1st, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: Tools & Equipment
Topic: Sandblasting Equipment
Replies: 9
Views: 13359

Sandblasting Equipment

For the sandblasting on this project I elected to purchase a very inexensive 10 gallon portable unit off e-Bay. Ultimately you get what you pay for, but for the most part this sandblaster has worked out well for me. I find the ceramic tips wear out very quickly and are very difficult to find locally...
by MaineVette
Nov 1st, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: Tools & Equipment
Topic: Air Compressor
Replies: 7
Views: 13896

Air Compressor

Currently I'm using a Craftsman air compressor I purchased from Sears many years ago. Specifically, it's a 30 gallon unit with a motor rated at 6HP peak / 2HP running. The compressor can put out 6.4 scfm (standard cubic feet per minute) @ 90 psi. I've actually found this compressor to be undersided ...
by MaineVette
Nov 1st, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Tools & Equipment
Topic: Welding equipment
Replies: 6
Views: 20374

Welding equipment

Hi All, I'm often asked about my welding experience and the equipment I use on my restoration project. Regarding my experience, I don't have any formal training when it comes to welding. I'm simply self taught through iternet research and lots of practice with pieces of scrap steel. I'm still no pro...
by MaineVette
Nov 1st, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: C3 General
Topic: Let's see your ride!
Replies: 14
Views: 8700

Let's see your ride!

How about we start off with a picture thread. I'd love to see a few pics of everyones ride on here. Let's see 'em! Here's mine 5 years ago: http://www.corvette-restoration.com/before/images/1.jpg And here it is as of a month or so ago: http://www.corvette-restoration.com/photos/090803_rear_clip_repa...
by MaineVette
Oct 29th, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: C3 Technical & Performance
Topic: Engine Timing
Replies: 6
Views: 5135

Re: Engine Timing

Hmmm... That's pretty interesting, and I must admit, I've never heard of that method before, and I'm having a hard time figuring out how you can set timing off of a vacuum reading. Do you have any techincal papers or descriptions describing the process in detail? Generally speaking, mechanical timin...
by MaineVette
Oct 18th, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Intros
Topic: Welcome to the Corvette Restoration Forum!
Replies: 0
Views: 2921

Welcome to the Corvette Restoration Forum!

Hey everyone, welcome to the Corvette Restoration Forum! :wave: Thanks for stopping by to check things out. After months of work I'm excited to finally have this forum up and running and hope folks will find it a useful, informative, and fun place to hang out. Since everyone knows a forum is only as...
by MaineVette
Oct 18th, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: Intros
Topic: Hi from MaineVette!
Replies: 24
Views: 25185

Hi from MaineVette!

Hi, my name is Tim, and I'm the admistator of this forum and the developer of http://www.corvette-restoration.com. Back in September 2005 I made two decisions. First, I would embark on the restoration of a classic 1971 Corvette and second, my progress would be chronicled with in a website so that fr...
by MaineVette
Oct 16th, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: Forum Rules and Guidelines
Topic: General Forum Rules
Replies: 0
Views: 8772

General Forum Rules

This forum's goal is to remain family, work, and corporate server safe. In order to keep the forum running smoothly and to prevent problems, please follow these simple rules. If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to contact the site administrator or a moderator. General Rules While...
by MaineVette
Sep 27th, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: Forum Rules and Guidelines
Topic: How to post a photo, add links, and format your posts
Replies: 0
Views: 5551

How to post a photo, add links, and format your posts

Please see this tutorial for information on how to compose posts using the BBCode editor:

http://www.phpbb.com/community/faq.php?mode=bbcode