Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Super Bowl Sunday

Preparations for Super Bowl started a few days before the game.  It included starting the car as part of its routine maintenance.  I did a 360 walk around while it was running.  Check out the video here:

Jan and Anna M. were the first couple to arrive.  Both were extremely pleased with the Corvette.  Jan was speechless with the quality of the paint job.  I kept trying to get him to say great or pretty.  He finally spoke and said, "It's stunning."  I like that!

Dennis K. and Dewayne J. spent time talking about the car too.  Dennis sees the car frequently, but it's been awhile for Dewayne.  Dewayne was very pleased with the progress.

About 25 people showed up for the game.  All had to take a look at the car and all were impressed.  It's interesting to note that I asked everyone what color the car was.  Half said blue, half said purple.

The garage worked great.  It was meant for overflow but the guys spent most of their time in the Man Cave.  Who could blame them?  My Harley was the back drop for the TV, the Corvette was eye candy, ice cold beer was plentiful and the garage smelled like solvent and gasoline.  It can't get much better than that.  Oh yeah, the game was pretty good too.

By the way, the video gives away what the next post will contain.  Did you pick up on it?

Thanks for watching.


  1. Steering column?????


  2. Ding, ding, ding! Correct! The steering column AND the firewall insulation. Way to go Wilson.

  3. I can only imagine the quality of the paint job and I know it is awesome. However, I am very impressed with the sound of the exhaust. It doesn't sound like they did in 63.

  4. Jim Q,

    The exhaust does sound awesome but it is not the original. That one is hanging on the wall. This one is a stainless steel aftermarket exhaust system with an O2 bung. I'll adjust the fuel/air ratio once I get the car on the road. I will put on the original system on after that. It is much quieter and will sound like the ones you remember.

    Have you picked up a new toy yet?

    1. New toy is a new motorhome that we have been living in for most of the time since late Sept. We will be home all summer, I think.

  5. Looking good.Those aren't the original engine mounts are they?
    Brian,Perth Australia.