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We finished up the restoration a few months ago. We decided to to take it to the SAAC show in Dearborn in late June. Everything went great. I had called the other owners of the car, they both live in Dearborn and invited them over to check out the car. The first picture is of Bill W. the first owner and me (I'm on the right). Bill told me about the supercharger and some of the good times he and his wife had with the car. As I remember Bill said by 1972 there was a hole in the floor and so he parked the car.
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Here is a picture of the second owner and me. Kris was just a seventeen year old kid when he acquired the car and he ran the wheels off it until he lost all the brakes and just parked the car.
I asked Kris what he thought now that the car was done and he said "I can't see it very well I still have tears in my eyes".
I had a chance to listen to alot of stories about where the car has traveled and who he raced. I can't remember who said it but they use to run the car up to 6000rpm's and then count to three before shifting. Now when I get close to 5000rpm's I'm looking for another gear.
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We had a lot of folks look at the car. Infact, I met one fellow that has a 67 Kcode coupe that he is restoring...he plans on bringing the car to MOCSEM show in August.
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During the show I walked over to the swap meet area and looked over a Kcode coupe for sale. I think I saw three different Kcodes at this show.
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This last picture includes Dennis W. He is the guy that did the majority of the work on the car. When it comes to restoration I do what he says and to his standards.
The car runs fine and between 4000rpm's and 5500rpm's this thing pulls much better than my other Kcode.
Well, that's the end of this restoration. Pat and I may end up taking the car to the March 2012 MCA show in Florida. I want to trailer the car Pat wants to drive it. The discussion continues.
Edited by - Qman on 07/05/2011 11:07:00
Edited by - Qman on 07/05/2011 11:09:21