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NCRS St. Louis Newsletters

The Legend is the quarterly newsletter of the St. Louis Chapter of the NCRS.  It includes news of the latest Chapter activities as well as articles of Corvette interest, technical articles, and classified ads from our Chapter members. 

We are always interested in articles about Corvettes.  If you would like to share technical tips or maybe a story about your Corvette, please contact our newsletter editor, John Foster at foster.johnfjr@gmail.com   

 


The Legend – Spring 2021 Volume 32, Number 1
Documenting the Birth of the NCRS by Bill Mulder

 


The Legend –  Winter 2020 Volume 32, Number 4
1. The Body Drop for my 67 Big Block by Tom Kreyling
2. Muncie Four Speed Shifter Mash-Up by Tom Dingman

 


The Legend – Fall 2020 Volume 32, Number 3
1. Oil Leaks and Intake Manifolds by Greg Simon
2. Reinstallation of 64-65 Coupe Rear Air Blower Assembly by Tom Dingman
3. Flattening the Curve (Of a Stencil) by Kelly Waite

 


The Legend – Summer 2020 Volume 32, Number 2
1. One Man C2 Leaf Spring Installation by Michael Anderson
2. How to Flip A Body, The Easy Way by Dave Buescher
3. Masking Tight Curves – Restoring C2 Door Panel Trim by John Foster

 


The Legend – Spring 2020 Volume 32, Number 1
1. C3 Rear Spring Rebuild by Greg Simon
2. Finalizing my 67 Roadster Chassis for the Body Drop by Tom Kreyling
3. 1963 Corvette Paint Discoveries by Tom Dingman

 


The Legend – Winter 2019 Volume 31, Number 4
1963 – 1967 Gas Tanks by Tom Dingman

 


The Legend – Fall 2019 Volume 31, Number 3 
Replacing the Rubber Cushions in Your C2 Leaf Spring by Kelly Waite

 


The Legend – Summer 2019 Volume 31, Number 2 
1964-1965 Coupe Rear Drain Hose by Tom Dingman

 


The Legend – Spring 2019 Volume 31, Number 1 
1.  How Often Do You Replace Rubber Brake Lines by Kelly Waite
2.  Power Window Service and Restoration Guide for C3 Corvette by    Greg Simon

 


The Legend – Winter 2018 Volume 30, Number 4 
Is My Muncie Transmission Numbers Matching? by John Foster

 


The Legend – Fall 2018 Volume 30, Number 3 
Judging Tires by Tom Dingman

 


The Legend – Summer 2018 Volume 30, Number 2 
How to Cut Exhaust Pipes by Kelly Waite

 


The Legend – Spring 2018 Volume 30, Number 1 
The Start of the Road to Reassembly on my 67 Corvette by Tom Kreyling

 


The Legend – Winter 2017 Volume 29, Number 4 
Brake Bleeding by Greg Simon

 


The Legend – Fall 2017 Volume 29, Number 3 
Body Drop by Mark Markel

 


The Legend – Summer 2017 Volume 29, Number 2 
What does a distributor look like for a 57 Fuelie? by Kelly Waite

 


The Legend – Spring 2017 Volume 29, Number 1 
Bill Mulder Early 64 Unique Features by Bill Mulder and Mike   Hanley

 


The Legend – Winter 2016 Volume 28, Number 4 
1. C2 Hard Top Restoration by John Foster
2. Fungus Among Us by Jeff Wittmaier

 


The Legend – Fall 2016 Volume 28, Number 3 
1. 67 Corvette Tail Light Panel Removal by Tom Kreyling
2. How to Start a 57 Fuel Injected Vette by Kelly Waite

 


The Legend – Summer 2016 Volume 28, Number 2
1957 Radio Aerial Restoration by Frank Bloemke

 


The Legend – Spring 2016 Volume 28, Number 1
1. Corvette Plant War Story #1 by Frank Bloemke
2. Could it really be a 53 Corvette? by Tom Kreyling
3. 65 A.O. Smith Coupe Restoration by Mark Markel

 


The Legend – Winter 2015 Volume 27, Number 4
Collector Cars and Fire Safety by John Foster

 


The Legend – Fall 2015 Volume 27, Number 3
1. 67 Ignition Shield Ground Tab Replacement by Mike Hanley
2. Ignition System by John Hinckley, Michigan Chapter
3. Demolition of Carter Carburetor Factory in St. Louis
4. Checking Off the Bucket List at Monterey by John Foster

 


The Legend – Summer 2015 Volume 27, Number 2
1. C1 Corvette Plant Paint Process by Harry Jones, Michigan Chapter
2. C1 / C2 Four Speeds by John Hinckley, Michigan Chapter
3. A Tale of Two Camshafts by Duke Williams, Southern California Chapter

 


The Legend – Spring 2015 Volume 27, Number 1
1. 57 Corvette 3-Speed Transmission Overhaul by Frank Bloemke
2. Holley Carburetors by Mike Hanley
3. 1960 Corvette Forensics Part 2 by David Dawdy
4. Tom Ames Shop Visit by Tom Kreyling

 


The Legend – Winter 2014 Volume 26, Number 4
Trim Tags by Kelly Waite

 


The Legend – Fall 2014 Volume 26, Number 3
1. How to fix a C1 Fuel Pump without taking it off the engine by Kelly Waite
2. Repairing an Original C-2 Defroster Duct by Doug Johnson
3. C2 Dash Cluster Restoration, Part 2 by John Hinckley, Michigan Chapter

 


The Legend – Summer 2014 Volume 26, Number 2
1.  1960 Corvette Forensics Part 1 by David Dawdy
2.  How We “Fell Into” The Sinkhole by Tom Hanks
3.  C2 Dash Cluster Restoration, Part 1 by John Hinckley, Michigan Chapter

 


The Legend – Spring 2014 Volume 26, Number 1
How to Tell Original C2 Bumpers from Reproductions by Mike Hanley

 


The Legend – Winter 2013 Volume 25, Number 4
1. Fan Clutches by Mike Hanley
2. Mid-Year Ash Trays by Bill Lacy

 


The Legend – Fall 2013 Volume 25, Number 3
The Other Corvette Body Builder by John Hinckley, Michigan Chapter

 


The Legend – Summer 2013 Volume 25, Number 2
A Better Body Lift by John Foster

 


The Legend – Spring 2013 Volume 25, Number 1
1. How Broach Marks Were Made at the Engine Factories Back In The Day by Frank Bloemke and John Hinckley (Michigan chapter)
2. Bolt Head Markings by Gene Manno (Western New York Chapter)
3. Understanding the Assembly Manual and Running Changes by John Hinckley (Michigan Chapter)

 


The Legend – Winter 2012 Volume 24, Number 4
1. What I Learned about Oil Pan Gaskets by Kelly Waite
2. Tuning Vintage Corvette Engines for Maximum Performance and Fuel Economy by Duke Williams, Southern California Chapter
3. Midyear Trim, Frame, Engine Dress Assembly Process by John Hinckley, Michigan Chapter
4. Are you covered? by Kurt Geis, Midway USA Chapter

 


The Legend – Fall 2012 Volume 24, Number 3
1. Rochester Fuel Injection Hydrolock and How to Avoid It by Kelly Waite
2. Window / vent knob repair by Bill Lacy
3. C2 and C3 Chassis And Final Assembly by John Hinckley, Michigan Chapter

 


The Legend – Summer 2012 Volume 24, Number 2
1. 1957 Corvette Rear Spring Bending by Frank Bloemke
2. Compression Ratio Explained by Duke Williams (Southern California Chapter) & John McRae (New England Chapter)

 


The Legend – Spring 2012 Volume 24, Number 1
1. The Story Of My Barn Find Corvette Part 1 by Tom Kreyling
2. St. Louis Assembly Plant Body and Paint Shop by John Hinckley, Michigan Chapter

 


The Legend – Dec 2011 Volume 23, Number 4
1. NCRS Top Flight Award –  Don Pickles
2. Throttle Linkage Problems in a C1 Corvette –  Greg Simon
3. George’s 61 Picture by Dana Forester –  George Williams

 


The Legend – October 2011 Volume 23, Number 3
1. Relieving Tension Jeff Peters & Bill Lacy
2. Driveline On-Line — How to Access and Use
3. MIDYEAR CORVETTE ASSEMBLY PROCESS John Hinckley, Michigan

 


The Legend – July 2011 Volume 23, Number 2
1. Engine Oil for Vintage Corvettes By Duke Williams

 


The Legend – Apr 2011 Volume 23, Number 1
1. Double Secret Fuel Pump Bolt Hole By Kelly Waite

 


The Legend – Dec 2010 Volume 22, Number 4
1. Freshly Restored 65 Carburetor By Kelly Waite
2.Knock-Off Wheels by Kelly Waite

 


The Legend – Nov 2010 Volume 22, Number 3
1. Space Impaired (and Cheap) Lift? By Kelly Waite
2. Tech Session presented by Bill Lacey

 


The Legend – June 2010 Volme 22, Number 2
1. What Does a C1 Jack Look Like? By Kelly Waite
2. The long awaited beginning of the 1956 Restoration By Joan Burnett
3. Route 66 Road Trip By Don Pick

 


The Legend – Feb 2010 Volume 22, Number 1
1. What I learned About Brake and Clutch Pedals  By Kelly Waite
2. NCRS Judging Process By Doug Garrette

 


The Legend – July 2009 Volume 21, Number 2

1. All corvettes are not found in barns  By Bill Lacy.

2. 57 Frame Off Restoration By Frank Bloemke.

 


The Legend – March 2009 Volume 21, Number 1
1. Real Eaton Gas Cap by Kelly Waite

 


The Legend – Sep 2008  – Volume 20, Number 2
1.What I learned About Harrison Radiators by Kelly Waite

 


The Legend – May 2008  – Volume 20, Number 1 
1.Panning for (Black) Gold By Bernie Myers
2.My Search for a ’63-’67 Corvette by John Mathers

 


The Legend – Dec 2007  – Volume 19, Number 3
1.THE NCRS SPORTSMAN By John Foster
2.“Manufacturing” Replacement Wiper Blades by Bernard Myers

 


The Legend – July 2007  – Volume 19, Number 2
1.  Mid Year Trim Tags – Frank Savetz
2.  What I learned about Knock-Off Wheels – Kelly Waite
3.  Mid Year Birthday Calculator – Doug Garrette

 


The Legend – Jan 2007  – Volume 19, Number 1
1.  STL NCRS Christmas Party – Bernie Meyers

 


The Legend – Aug 2006  – Volume 18, Number 2
1. 2006 Heart of America Regional Wrap-Up  –  John Foster

 


The Legend – Jan 2006  – Volume 18, Number 1
1. Refurbishing a Radio Noise Suppression Capacitor  – Bernie Meyers

 


The Legend – Aug 2005  – Volume 17, Number 3

 


The Legend – May 2005  – Volume 17, Number 2

 


The Legend – Feb 2005  – Volume 17, Number 1