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3/12/12 10:10am - Original Message: 'IT'S STARTED !!! Finally after 5 1/2 yrs!'
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macedon, NY - USA

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68 COUPE 454 HAS MOTION HOOD SCOOP, REVERSED GILLS ZL-1 FENDER FLARES AND MOTION REAR SPOILER, LEMAN'S GAS CAP, BUCKET HEADLIGHTS. CAN-AM FRONT RACING SPOILER. CHROME HOOKER HEADERS AND SIDE PIPES! 4 SPEED M20, LOOKS FAST STANDING STILL !!

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Well I  got  the  monster  started  tonite!!!!
I have  waited  a  long  time  for  this.
Had  the  family  over  to  root  me  on.
Here's some  pics  and and go  to  my  web  site  here or  at  bottom  of post  to  see  video  of  the  start  up.

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Turn  up  the  sound  !!!!!!!

 


















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3/9/12 11:16pm - Reply: 'Re: IT'S STARTED !!! Finally after 5 1/2 yrs!'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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3/10/12 9:45am - Reply: 'Re: IT'S STARTED !!! Finally after 5 1/2 yrs!'
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greer, SC - USA

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C(6-5+2)VR - 1964 convertible 327/365 & 2003 convertible - 50th Anniversary Edition & 2010 3LT Coupe

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3/10/12 9:49am - Reply: 'Re: IT'S STARTED !!! Finally after 5 1/2 yrs!'
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HOWELL, NJ - USA

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1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

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Joe,

    Congrats brother!!Clap  I have been waiting for signs of life from this Motion inspired beauty!! Clap   Simply awesome!!!!! Clap

   I did happen to notice a giant SH&% EATING GRIN that usually accompanies the start up of a fresh motor!!! Clap

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3/10/12 10:39am - Reply: 'Re: IT'S STARTED !!! Finally after 5 1/2 yrs!'
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Newton, NJ - USA

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1978 Indy Pace Car. All original. A true survivor. 2nd owner Only 300 miles.

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That is so Sweet!

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3/10/12 12:32pm - Reply: 'Re: IT'S STARTED !!! Finally after 5 1/2 yrs!'
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Germansville, PA - USA

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1974 Coupe 358ci 4 speed Black w/Medium Saddle interior w/79 custom leather seats

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Outstanding....I'm jealous!!!!   Clap

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3/10/12 2:15pm - Reply: 'Re: IT'S STARTED !!! Finally after 5 1/2 yrs!'
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Valley Springs, CA - USA

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1978,Metalic Money Green W/Gold emblems,TH350 w/gear splitter,black & grey interior.1978,two tone,Metalic Rootbeer & gold ,Doeskin interior,auto. trans. 1981, Silver w/mirrored T-Tops,4 spd, charcoal interior.

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Beautiful ! Just rewards for your efforts and perseverance. TOO COOL.

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3/10/12 8:47pm - Reply: ' IT'S STARTED !!! Finally after 5 1/2 yrs!'
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Waterford, MI - USA

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1973 Red coupe

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Very cool indeed. Congrates


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3/10/12 9:44pm - Reply: 'Re: IT'S STARTED !!! Finally after 5 1/2 yrs!'
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Sykesville, MD - USA

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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

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That's great! You should be driving soon!
 
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3/11/12 12:57pm - Reply: 'Re: IT'S STARTED !!! Finally after 5 1/2 yrs!'
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Don't you just love that sound?Thumbs Up

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3/11/12 8:00pm - Reply: 'Re: IT'S STARTED !!! Finally after 5 1/2 yrs!'
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macedon, NY - USA

Vette(s):
68 COUPE 454 HAS MOTION HOOD SCOOP, REVERSED GILLS ZL-1 FENDER FLARES AND MOTION REAR SPOILER, LEMAN'S GAS CAP, BUCKET HEADLIGHTS. CAN-AM FRONT RACING SPOILER. CHROME HOOKER HEADERS AND SIDE PIPES! 4 SPEED M20, LOOKS FAST STANDING STILL !!

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Thanks  all!
It  was  great  hearing  it finally!  Still  need  to  adjust  the  carb  a  little.
Now  that  I  got  it  running I  am  going  back  and  rechecking  all  my  wire  connections  in  the  dash  since  i  had  to  pull  it  apart  to  plug  in  my  wires  to  the  ignition  switch.
I never  hooked  up my  cig  lighter  because  i didnt  have  all  the  parts,  so  i  will  get  those  and  button  the  thing  up  and  finish  my  t-tops.
Get  it  registered  and  wait for  the  salt  to  get  off  these  nasty  NY  State  roads.
Thanks  again  , 
Joe


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   DRIVE FAST-TAKE CHANCES !!! 

     

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3/11/12 8:54pm - Reply: 'Re: IT'S STARTED !!! Finally after 5 1/2 yrs!'
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Red Lion, PA - USA

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1974 White 350 Corvette, TH400 Automatic 1972 Tangerine /Go Mango Convertible 383 Stroker, 2004r Automatic

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Joe, Ive been reading your posts for about a year or so and its so cool to see your smile and know you got the vette running. Cant wait to hear about your first drive down the road. Is it possible for you to take some pics of the hood and the back side around the wiper door. Im buying an extra hood and want to put a stinger scoop on and yours looks sweet from what I see. Again, congrats!

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3/12/12 9:06am - Reply: 'Re: IT'S STARTED !!! Finally after 5 1/2 yrs!'
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68 COUPE 454 HAS MOTION HOOD SCOOP, REVERSED GILLS ZL-1 FENDER FLARES AND MOTION REAR SPOILER, LEMAN'S GAS CAP, BUCKET HEADLIGHTS. CAN-AM FRONT RACING SPOILER. CHROME HOOKER HEADERS AND SIDE PIPES! 4 SPEED M20, LOOKS FAST STANDING STILL !!

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Rodney,
Yes, I was excited to hear the rumble !
Thanks for the comments.
If you go to my web site at the bottom of this post I believe you should see some pics of the hood.
If those don't help you then I will gladly send you some.
Let me know.
Joe


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3/12/12 11:41am - Reply: 'Re: IT'S STARTED !!! Finally after 5 1/2 yrs!'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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I finally got to watch the vid! YA HOOOOOO!!!! Sounds fantabulous!! Clap Ain't nuttin like the first fire-up in the car, fer sher.
But...ya know...to be true to Motion...ya really needs a 3 barrel carb....Evil Smile
Just kiddin! Years of hard work coming to fruition....CONGRATS, Joe!! You done a GOOD JOB!!Clap

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3/12/12 11:48am - Reply: 'Re: IT'S STARTED !!! Finally after 5 1/2 yrs!'
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macedon, NY - USA

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68 COUPE 454 HAS MOTION HOOD SCOOP, REVERSED GILLS ZL-1 FENDER FLARES AND MOTION REAR SPOILER, LEMAN'S GAS CAP, BUCKET HEADLIGHTS. CAN-AM FRONT RACING SPOILER. CHROME HOOKER HEADERS AND SIDE PIPES! 4 SPEED M20, LOOKS FAST STANDING STILL !!

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Joel,
thanks !!
It was fun !
I do have a 3-barrel carb but with the price of gas I choose not to put it on!
Having to run premium in this will kill me as it is!
Joe


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3/12/12 1:44pm - Reply: 'Re: IT'S STARTED !!! Finally after 5 1/2 yrs!'
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Oak Creek, WI - USA

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1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!

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WOW!!!  What a wonderful Sound!!!  What a feel of accomplishment you must have!!!!!!
HOPE TO SEE YOU ON THE ROAD SOMEWHERE!!!!
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