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Baltimore, Maryland
United States


About TomHughes’s Garage


About me and my passion for cars

I've been loving cars forever. At age 7 or so I would sit at a typewriter and type all the names of all the cars that were for sale in the newspaper's classifieds.

My first car

I learned how to drive in my parent's '68 Chevy Caprice.

In High School my daily driver was a '74 Triumph Spitfire.

The first car I bought was a '65 Buick Skylark.

Car I wish I still had

The '65 Skylark

My dream car

The '65 Pontiac LeMans convertible that's parked behind my garage waiting for me to restore.

Car clubs I’m in

CORSA (Corvair Society of America)


  • Type of racing: Anything on a road course
  • Car magazine: Hemmings Muscle Machine
  • Car game: Gran Turismo for PlayStation

— Profile last updated: Mar 15, 2012

Date Joined Jun 23, 2006
Trophies Trophies: 196
Garage Views: 14,453
Challenges W: 1   L: 0
Blog Posts 142 view
Photos 764 photos in 49 albums
Videos 0 view
Cars 6 view
Parts 1 for sale

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64-72 Gto/Lemans Enthusiast   Expand

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This group is for all of us who want or own 64-72 GTOs and Lemans.

Indiana, United States


Christ's Cool Cruisers Enthusiast   Expand

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This is for those automotive enthusiasts who love cars but love Jesus Christ more. Join this group and share ways you promote the Kingdom of God while enjoying your car or truck. The goal of this group is to encourage one another in following Christ and sharing the Good News while enjoying car...

South Dakota, United States


Corvair Nuts Enthusiast   Expand

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This is the group to chat about the Chevrolet Corvair. If you love Corvairs, or are just curious, join us!

Nebraska, United States


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GaryW’s Profile Photo
Jun 26, 2010 at 11:22 am
Hello from Belleville, Ontario.. Used to live in Silver Spring/Takoma Park. Been into Corvairs since they were still being produced!
Gary U.
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Feb 1, 2008 at 11:46 am
Nice set of Corvairs. I always thought they were interesting cars. You're not going to move the engine to the rear on that Pontiac, are you?
corsa’s Profile Photo
May 21, 2007 at 8:09 am
Thanks for posting the pics from the Corvair Ranch Open House, I really want to get out to the ranch some day!

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Front Suspension Swap

About two weeks ago, I noticed a vibration coming from the front suspension of my ’63 Corvair. A quick wiggle of the left front wheel indicated I had a loose balljoint. This gave me the impetus to swap in the ’64 front suspension (with swaybar), that...

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Carburetor Jet Relocation

I sent two carburetor bases to Wolf Enterprises and had him relocate the jets. In stock form, the jet in these 1-barrel carbs are located on the side wall. Under significant g-forces, the gas sloshes away from the jet and the engine is starved for fuel....

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Battery Relocation in my Corvair

A month ago, I carved out the time to do the battery relocation project in my ’63 Corvair. I stripped out the seats and carpet and discovered some rust-through – nothing too significant thankfully. With fiberglass cloth over the holes, I applied a pint...

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