Vette(s): 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... :(
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.
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?
"Let them that don't want none have memories of not gettin' any." - Brother Dave Gardner
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. Rodney
Vette(s): 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
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 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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