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8/21/12 1:49am - Original Message: 'Mostly finished engine bay...'
daveo76
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Vancouver, WA - USA

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1976 Silver/Firethorn. L48, 4spd. Original 2 bolt, vortec heads, 9.4:1 CR, Speed Pro Cam: 224/224@0.050, 112 LSA, Eagle Steel Crank.

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Highlights my air cleaner compromise - shorter height but still allows me to use 12" dia. with top plate from '73-'75.  






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8/21/12 4:55am - Reply: 'Re: Mostly finished engine bay...'
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That really pops!  Very nice.

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8/21/12 7:52am - Reply: 'Re: Mostly finished engine bay...'
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Looking good!
 
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8/21/12 8:02am - Reply: 'Re: Mostly finished engine bay...'
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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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That is SHARP!!! Cool


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8/21/12 11:59am - Reply: 'Re: Mostly finished engine bay...'
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Klamath Falls, OR - USA

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74 coupe 4 speed 350, 54K actual miles, all original; paint, interior, engine, split bumper. #'s match. 2nd owner, no stress cracks.

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WOW... thanks for pic.
gives me something to shoot for.


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74 coupe 4 speed 350, 54K actual miles,
all original; paint, interior, engine,
split  bumper. #'s match. 2nd owner, no stress cracks.
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8/21/12 12:10pm - Reply: 'Re: Mostly finished engine bay...'
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Rockland, MA - USA

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Very nice work Clap - got any easy tips for the rest of us?

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8/21/12 12:34pm - Reply: 'Re: Mostly finished engine bay...'
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Willis76 said: Very nice work Clap - got any easy tips for the rest of us?

Yeah...PAY someone else to do it!!! LOL Detail like that is time consuming. I pulled my engine/trans out to do it, and it don't look that good!!



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8/21/12 1:13pm - Reply: 'Re: Mostly finished engine bay...'
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8/21/12 1:40pm - Reply: 'Re: Mostly finished engine bay...'
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Dave, keep up the good work................looks greatThumbs UpThumbs UpThumbs Up

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8/21/12 8:49pm - Reply: 'Re: Mostly finished engine bay...'
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Very Clean and nice good job.



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8/21/12 10:54pm - Reply: 'Re: Mostly finished engine bay...'
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Vancouver, WA - USA

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1976 Silver/Firethorn. L48, 4spd. Original 2 bolt, vortec heads, 9.4:1 CR, Speed Pro Cam: 224/224@0.050, 112 LSA, Eagle Steel Crank.

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Thanks guys!  It was a lot of work, but Willis, my "easy" tip is to buy a good camera and learn how to use it - that way I can show off only what I want to show off!  (There MAY be a few things I don't want y'all to see Smile)  Only thing in that pic that I don't like is the cheesy plastic valve cover breather.  I bought a black one that fits the rest of the motif, but the AC compressor is in the way.  Some engineering req'd.  

I should be driving this Saturday.  Just have power steering pump to fill, bleed, and adjust, and then it should be road-worthy.  (Except for the alignment which hopefully will be next week).  Got new license plates and tags today, set to be fully insured on Friday.  


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8/22/12 8:21am - Reply: 'Re: Mostly finished engine bay...'
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Man you must be excited! So who gets to be the first passenger?
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8/22/12 9:14am - Reply: 'Re: Mostly finished engine bay...'
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Vancouver, WA - USA

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1976 Silver/Firethorn. L48, 4spd. Original 2 bolt, vortec heads, 9.4:1 CR, Speed Pro Cam: 224/224@0.050, 112 LSA, Eagle Steel Crank.

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Hmmm, good question.  I have three kids and all three would be vying for that spot!  But it might be my neighbor that owns a '79 and has helped me pull the engine, put it back in, and get it started.  We'll see!

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8/22/12 10:27am - Reply: 'Re: Mostly finished engine bay...'
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1975 C3 Stingray

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8/22/12 1:30pm - Reply: 'Re: Mostly finished engine bay...'
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Thanks for the tip Dave but, I think you're right -  for mine to look half as nice I will need a great camera and a few lessons with photoshop. Good luck with your shakedown cruises.

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8/22/12 1:32pm - Reply: 'Re: Mostly finished engine bay...'
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Thanks for the tip Dave but, I think you're right -  for mine to look half as nice I will need a great camera and a few lessons with photoshop. Good luck with your shakedown cruises. 
 
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