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Old 08-07-2021, 03:05 PM
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Critter1 = Mike Hanson?
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Critter1 = Mike Hanson?
----Mike was a hell of a mechanic and knew early fuel injection inside and out. He was a big valued part of Classic Motors shop and taught a lot of us stuff we knew nothig about.....Bill S
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Mike shared a lot of great information with me on crossrams and other Chevrolet high performance parts a number of years ago. He sent me some neat GM blueprints as well. A great guy and a wealth of knowledge. He also drag raced a '68 Z with a crossram on it back in the old days. Mike told me the car is still around.
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This is a little off topic but I thought it was a good place to share. About 10 or 12 years ago I did as set of horns for a guy who was a Quality control engineer for Oldsmobile in the 70s. He said the quality control was bad nothing like today and it was not uncommon for 20 or 30 % of the cars coming off the line needing some type of repair. Any major repairs were taken and parked in a repair lot, sometimes 500 or more cars. Cars that were "Customer Order" got priority and they would rob cars on the repair lot of whatever they needed to get those repaired. He said even engines , carbs , anything because it was faster than going through the request procedure. Some cars got robbed so bad they were almost shells. When those cars were finally repaired they could have parts dated after the build of the car.
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Old 08-10-2021, 05:01 AM
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I admit confusion at this point.
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This is a little off topic but I thought it was a good place to share. About 10 or 12 years ago I did as set of horns for a guy who was a Quality control engineer for Oldsmobile in the 70s. He said the quality control was bad nothing like today and it was not uncommon for 20 or 30 % of the cars coming off the line needing some type of repair. Any major repairs were taken and parked in a repair lot, sometimes 500 or more cars. Cars that were "Customer Order" got priority and they would rob cars on the repair lot of whatever they needed to get those repaired. He said even engines , carbs , anything because it was faster than going through the request procedure. Some cars got robbed so bad they were almost shells. When those cars were finally repaired they could have parts dated after the build of the car.
Maybe at BOP - St Louis assembly was nothing like that!
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Old 08-10-2021, 12:28 PM
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I admit confusion at this point.
More than happy to help you out. The Norwood workers can accurately inform you about the complete operations of the following areas:

Salvage-Repair and Reuse operations.

Repair in the OK Lot.

Repair and rebuild operations in AGR.


More than Happy to help you BUT that would kinda require you to lift the ban over at the CRG. SO - that's entirely up to you.
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Old 08-10-2021, 01:17 PM
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off topic but I'm wondering if they took pictures of that Corvette engine because it was the last carbureted Corvette engine? Last carbureted Corvette was 1981.
Or the last Corvette that rolled off the St. Louis assembly line on July 31, 1981?

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off topic but I'm wondering if they took pictures of that Corvette engine because it was the last carbureted Corvette engine? Last carbureted Corvette was 1981.
Or the last Corvette that rolled off the St. Louis assembly line on July 31, 1981?
Unknown. I contacted GM years ago about the images due to the claims being made that John Z (CRG) was due credit for one image I used in the stamper display,-despite the fact that M Hanson had already taken credit for the entire series of images, including the image contested here multiple times by Kurt.
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Old 08-10-2021, 02:59 PM
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off topic but I'm wondering if they took pictures of that Corvette engine because it was the last carbureted Corvette engine? Last carbureted Corvette was 1981.
Or the last Corvette that rolled off the St. Louis assembly line on July 31, 1981?
I tend to agree with this - that looks like an L81 on the Corvette line.
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