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« Reply #45 on: March 04, 2014, 07:29:01 PM »

I am not sure why they thought it would be a good idea to start and drive the car before thoroughly checking it out, but they probably won't try that a second time. Look at the massive oil leak when they drive off. Probably shut it off just in time before running dry.
Don't these cars have a low oil pressure warning?

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« Reply #46 on: March 04, 2014, 10:15:24 PM »

I did notice that. After having tied rebar together for years it seamed strange I couldn't make out any in the pic. It seems as the years have gone by they have required the rebar to closer and tighter together and more of it. Also on some of the larger jobs I was involved in, (one of which was about the same size as the museum they required a separate Storm sewer based on the square footage of the building and water run off. You could have parked 3 cars in the storm sewer, it was huge. This was built about 1996 in washington state. I am not sure what year the museum was built, but I assume it was up to local code.

I've been concerned and wondering about the construction of that slab since the day it fell into the sinkhole.  The slab itself didn't seem to be structural, but I was also surprised no rebar or wire in the slab (or at least none noticeable).  'So called' fiberglass strands in concrete is a 'gimmick' to get around rebar or wire mesh (IMO).   I have no idea what the code was in Kentucky when the Museum was built between 1992 and 1994.
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« Reply #47 on: April 10, 2014, 07:12:12 AM »

Last one pulled out yesterday, sad Sad   https://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/last-corvette-pulled-from-museum-sinkhole-will-need-some-extra-tlc-212950216.html 
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« Reply #48 on: April 10, 2014, 09:50:57 AM »

Thats the 2001 Mallett Hammer.  It will probably buff right out, no problem.



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« Reply #49 on: April 10, 2014, 10:07:06 AM »

Wonder if there are sinkholes waiting to open up under the I-65 which runs very close to the Museum .....  Huh




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« Reply #50 on: April 10, 2014, 11:23:59 AM »

Why are they displaying them until August? Trying to bring in the folks who love to see wrecks at races?
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« Reply #51 on: April 10, 2014, 01:02:41 PM »

Why are they displaying them until August? Trying to bring in the folks who love to see wrecks at races?

in late August (leading up to Labor Day weekend event) will occur the 20th anniversary of the NCM grand opening, and the National Caravan to it.  I think they will have the cars on display thru that event for all the Corvette enthusiasts visiting and attending that weekend.  I will be driving one of my Corvettes in the Caravan also, as I also drove in the two prior Caravans to the NCM.. The Caravans were 'nationwide' events, with caravans beginning as long as a week in advance in the far reached of the country, then adding cars as they got closer to the NCM..   The First One (for the NCM grand opening) was amazing, as the Governor of Kentucky at the time CLOSED interstate 65 thru Kentucky for the Caravan.. we were the only cars on the Interstate that day... Smiley     It was neat, but there were so many PO'ed truckers and other travelers that were surprised by this, I don't think it will ever happen again.. Smiley

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