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1/5/14 1:03pm - Original Message: 'One step forward, two steps back'
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Zachary, LA - USA

1974 L-48 Auto. Just your basic Vette. GM crate motor w/vortec heads and intake. Crane cam. Scorpion rockers, Edelbrock carb. Lots of parts still in boxes... :(

Joined: 1/27/2013
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Finally back to work on the car after an almost year-long hiatus: kids, work, new house, blah blah.  Yesterday, when installing the LAST HOSE (the transmission cooling line to the radiator) needed to run and test drive the car, I stripped out the tubing fitting boss in the radiator.  So now the car sits with the coolant system drained and radiator removed.  Again.  Angry

What is your best "one step forward, two steps back" moment with your Corvette?  And how many new swear words did you create during that one moment?  Censored


"Let them that don't want none have memories of not gettin' any."
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1/5/14 5:08pm - Reply: 'Re: One step forward, two steps back'
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Ash Fork, AZ - USA

1981 Red Interior White exterior

Joined: 4/18/2007
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Mine started when I bought the vette.  Everything else seems to have been a step back...Unhappy
Actually, the only steps back were with the engine install when I had someone else do the work.  I should have done that on my own.

Dave C..........My mantra: I can not be bought!!      Long and short term leases available.
In the words of Zora Arkus-Duntov "Is your seat belt fastened? Alright, Let's go"

Yeah, I know, Shut up Dave.
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1/5/14 8:04pm - Reply: 'Re: One step forward, two steps back'
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Red Lion, PA - USA

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

Joined: 10/27/2006
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Mine would have been while working with the interior, either color match or parts not mating up as I felt they should. In the end it was all worth it, I think!
Keep pushing forward, as I was told when building mine its like eating an elephant, one bite at a time!
Best of luck.


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1/26/16 2:41pm - Reply: 'Re: One step forward, two steps back'
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1969 COUPE CORTEZ SILVER, BRIGHT BLUE INTERIOR 383 cu. in. 512 HP. Hooker headers w/ side pipes PS PS AC AM FM STEREO. 68,000.MILES C5 5oth Anniversary Coupe , auto.350hp

Joined: 10/22/2004
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jeez.. where to start.. brand new ceramic coated alternator. trip to C3vr gathering NCM in Bowling Green broke down on I 95 In GA. need yo grt towed and replace atl. hsppened twice more since. Brand new chrome ps pump and hoses. hI pressure hose blew ..ps fluid all over my new bling bling motor. Brand new ceramic coated water pump. sprung leak hi speed on highway over heat and thin oily film of coolant all over new bling bling motor after building motor I decided to have T 400 trans re built. wasn't leaking or anything .. just thought why not.. Got it back. giant puddle of trans fluid under car. then funny noise. ruined brand new torque converter and had to rebuild trans again. replaced radiator with stock new. leaked after 1 year. r placed with DeWitt aluminum I'm sure there is a few more. but you get the picture. yes I still have the car. don't have any $$ left but I still have the car. I project a picture of the back roads on the wall of garage and just start the engine.. never need to worry about being towed lol

I might be going to hell in a bucket, but at least I`m enjoying the ride!

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1/27/16 9:06am - Reply: 'Re: One step forward, two steps back'
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, - Canada

1975 L48 Stingray 1992 LT1

Joined: 12/24/2013
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oh!!!!! to restore or not to restore, that is the question?  Oops too late, I've taken a few lessons the hard way but knew I would and I'm sure there will be more to follow

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1/27/16 11:36am - Reply: 'Re: One step forward, two steps back'
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oakville, CT - USA

1979 coupe and now 2007 c-6

Joined: 7/19/2014
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I think my 79 came from dark hole on oak island  if something can go wrong it will   2 steps forward three back 2 years now  99% done but as always more to do,in florida to april, but I will  be back at it come spring     god bless my 2007 its always ready    dwa

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1/27/16 12:05pm - Reply: 'Re: One step forward, two steps back'
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Grapevine, TX - USA

1972 LT-1 convertible with factory air.

Joined: 8/26/2006
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Bought a DeWitts LT-1 radiator only to find out my car had a big block radiator and core support in it.  New core support took 4 months to get.

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