Pre A Speedster Blue Speedster Restoration/Photo History

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#136 Post by Alain Buchert » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:49 am

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#137 Post by Brian R Adams » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:02 pm

I don't believe a powder blue would be that dark in a B/W photo in full sunlight, it's more likely a red car, or a dark blue, green. ... etc.

Plus, if it's down to the tape artifacts, they don't match either. The blue car seems to have had two different placards, one positioned to extend well forward of the windshield frame.

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#138 Post by Peter Shayle-George » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:36 pm

What an amazing story. Thanks for sharing this and the fantastic photo record.

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#139 Post by Chad Comeau » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:23 pm

Thanks Peter....It was very rewarding to put a 356 back on the road! I did my best to make it as accurate a possible. The last time the Speedster had a NYS inspection was 1969!

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#140 Post by Chad Comeau » Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:34 pm

Not sure if I should be upset or flattered that this website rewrote my story..

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#141 Post by Chad Comeau » Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:03 pm

The engine bay..
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#142 Post by Chad Comeau » Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:22 am

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#143 Post by Rafik Dous » Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:02 am

hi Chad, I can't email you through the Registry anymore for some reason
Can you tell me if the wiring for the reverse light switch ran inside the tube in the tunnel. Same as the rest of the wiring loom to the back, or it was just in the tunnel (not in the tube) and exited out of the hole to the right of the main loom?
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#144 Post by Chad Comeau » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:25 am

Hi Rafik,
It runs through the main tunnel with the rest of the wiring harness. Email me and I will send you some pictures. Engine is currently out of the speedster so your timing is good!
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#145 Post by Chad Comeau » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:21 pm

Wishing it was 93 degrees and sunny instead of 15 degrees and cold! Participating in the Knapp Roadster Tour during at the 2014 Watkins Glen Vintage Grand Prix!

My interview at Watkins Glen talking about the 60 anniversary of the speedster!

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#146 Post by Steve Proctor » Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:27 am

Love that Miliken's corner photo. Congratulations on what you have done with this car.

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#147 Post by Chad Comeau » Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:21 pm

Thanks Steve! I drove my speedster from just outside of Buffalo to Watkins Glen, it was about a 2.5hr drive ad the longest distance that I have drive the Speedster. The weather was perfect, top down the whole way!

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#148 Post by Steve Proctor » Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:15 pm

The blue exterior and red interior has always been one of my favorite combinations. Everybody and their cousin has a red one... :?
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#149 Post by Chad Comeau » Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:49 am

2014 Watkins Glen Vintage Parade Lap. This year I will be participating in the Concour.
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#150 Post by Chad Comeau » Sat Dec 26, 2015 7:35 pm

Watkins Glen Concour D'Elegance 2015

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