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3/6/16 12:46pm - Original Message: 'Got the Vette Out for a Drive Yesterday'
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Vancouver, WA - USA

Vette(s):
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.

Joined: 8/25/2005
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First time since probably November, maybe even October!  Felt pretty good.  It was very dusty, but it was running good so I decided to take it out for a 20 minute drive.  Started to rain at the end and it washed all the dust off.  Wiped it down with microfiber after I got it back in the shop - Bubba car wash!

Starting to think about plans to get it ready for the gathering this summer.  I know for sure either the extend or retract P/S hose is leaking - ordered new Delcos for both last night.  (I hate those little hoses - I've replaced them too many times)  Also, the radiator - I started it up a month or so ago and that time I had a coolant drip that looked like it was coming from the rad but this time it wasn't leaking at all.  Going to have to keep my eye on it.  

Finally, thinking about a luggage rack, original chrome style, 8-bolt like the dealer installed option for 76-77.  I've wanted one since I've owned the car, but have never quite gotten the courage to buy one and then drill into my clean, straight rear deck.  


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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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3/6/16 1:52pm - Reply: 'Re: Got the Vette Out for a Drive Yesterday'
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San Tan Valley, AZ - USA

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1978 Indy Pace Car 4851 of 6502, Auto, L-48

Joined: 6/20/2005
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What no pictures😮 Glad you got the Vette out, mines still hibernating in the barn for now.

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3/6/16 4:20pm - Reply: 'Re: Got the Vette Out for a Drive Yesterday'
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Equinunk, PA - USA

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1972 conv, 4-speed, 350, 200hp, numbers match, rally wheels, war bonnett yellow w/white top. good condition, nice driver.

Joined: 10/31/2007
Posts: 1900
YUP! Short ride fore me also. Not far, just a warm up. like you, DUSTY! Took the air hose to it though. Looked miuch better.

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3/7/16 7:14am - Reply: 'Re: Got the Vette Out for a Drive Yesterday'
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, - Canada

Vette(s):
1975 L48 Stingray 1992 LT1

Joined: 12/24/2013
Posts: 285
I plowed my driveway out to the garage that holds my vettes and checked for mice, does that count for anything.  We have had a crazy warm winter this year so thinking we will be able to get the cars out a little sooner this year,Hug


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3/7/16 12:02pm - Reply: 'Re: Got the Vette Out for a Drive Yesterday'
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Wichita, KS - USA

Vette(s):
2005 Daytona Sunset Orange Coupe ----------- Sold 1974 T-top, 4 spd to BillKS

Joined: 11/10/2003
Posts: 6834
We've had a mild winter too,  and I've been able to take the Vette out at least once each week.  Love these kind of winters.  Just wish we had a little more rain here in Kansas.
 
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3/12/16 11:40am - Reply: 'Re: Got the Vette Out for a Drive Yesterday'
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Lake Oswego, OR - USA

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1972 Steel Cities Gray T Top. Original Owner, Original Paint and Interior. The running gear has been rebuilt after 240,000 miles.

Joined: 10/17/2003
Posts: 540
I was out last week as well. Had to blow the cob webs out of the pipes.





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3/7/16 1:34pm - Reply: 'Re: Got the Vette Out for a Drive Yesterday'
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Gig Harbor, WA - USA

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1973 L82 4 Speed Coupe - Very original, well documented driver/survivor. 2016 Bend Regional NCRS Top Flight.

Joined: 10/2/2014
Posts: 362
Good to see you guys shaking out the cobwebs, we've had some nice days out here over the past week. Unfortunately all I can do is go Vroom, Vroom and look at the large hole in my '73 where the engine and trans used to be. Engine is back from rebuild and on the stand, rebuilt trans is also ready to bolt back up today. Scheduled to drop it in tomorrow night. So far everything has gone as planned, fingers crossed on initial fire up !!

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3/8/16 2:01am - Reply: 'Re: Got the Vette Out for a Drive Yesterday'
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Vancouver, WA - USA

Vette(s):
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.

Joined: 8/25/2005
Posts: 831
Steve, where was that pic taken?  Looks familiar...  Looking good!

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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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3/9/16 1:10pm - Reply: 'Re: Got the Vette Out for a Drive Yesterday'
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Grapevine, TX - USA

Vette(s):
1972 LT-1 convertible with factory air.

Joined: 8/26/2006
Posts: 869
I had mine out for a drive a couple weeks ago and the radio decided to up and die. Ermm

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3/9/16 2:00pm - Reply: 'Re: Got the Vette Out for a Drive Yesterday'
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Equinunk, PA - USA

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1972 conv, 4-speed, 350, 200hp, numbers match, rally wheels, war bonnett yellow w/white top. good condition, nice driver.

Joined: 10/31/2007
Posts: 1900
  went out for a jaunt in the country today. What a BEEEautiful day!  High 60's lots of sun, no humidity.

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3/9/16 6:40pm - Reply: 'Re: Got the Vette Out for a Drive Yesterday'
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Carlisle, PA - USA

Vette(s):
1974 mille miglia red with oxblood interior 355ci, 320hp

Joined: 9/4/2005
Posts: 533
I had mine out the other day for a 5 minute ride to even out the flat spots on the tires.
Found that the paint is really starting to flake off my hood Cry.  Going to have to get an estimate to get a hood painted. Can hardly wait to do that (insert sarcasm here).
Also found some loose trim rings on my tail lights so i took them all out and re-glued all of them.  Put them back in tonight.
Was thinking about driving to it to work tomorrow but probably wont.


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3/11/16 2:30pm - Reply: 'Re: Got the Vette Out for a Drive Yesterday'
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Cincinnati, OH - USA

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1969 convertible 427/390 5 speed triple black with L-88 hood; 2013 Grand Sport Coupe, manual, Night Race Blue

Joined: 12/17/2003
Posts: 64
I drove the C6 to work three days this week. The C3 is waiting for an alignment then it will be on the road for the first time in several years. Can't wait.

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3/12/16 10:45am - Reply: 'Re: Got the Vette Out for a Drive Yesterday'
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oakville, CT - USA

Vette(s):
1979 coupe and now 2007 c-6

Joined: 7/19/2014
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hi I am in sunny florida at my winter home,wil be back april 5th cannot wait to see my 2 corvettes its going to be great to hear them,must wait to drive ins kickes in may 1st   c-3 and c6 will be on the road.   I have no storge in florida that's why I car in not here but next year I going to drive c-6 down     be safe  wave    dwa175 reporting from leesburg.

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3/12/16 12:04pm - Reply: 'Re: Got the Vette Out for a Drive Yesterday'
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, - Canada

Vette(s):
1972 ZZ454 Coupe

Joined: 8/21/2015
Posts: 7
Hey everyone!
yes, its been a long 5 months~!!! it will get up to 16C (62F) in Calgary today, so I think that it will be okay to fire up the 454!...it'll run rough for sure....but it was not a super cold winter, so I hope it will not be too bad.
cant wait to get her out on the road!

spring is a comin!!! Enjoy everyone!!!
Glenn


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3/12/16 2:20pm - Reply: 'Re: Got the Vette Out for a Drive Yesterday'
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Eagan, MN - USA

Vette(s):
1981 Corvette Two-Tone Claret color, 4 spd, C7 Vert

Joined: 5/23/2007
Posts: 507
That's just rotten coming on here and telling us how much your having driving yours around while others are still in their winter slumber.   Wink

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3/12/16 8:47pm - Reply: 'Re: Got the Vette Out for a Drive Yesterday'
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WEST SENECA, NY - USA

Vette(s):
1981 Blue Ice Met. w/pearl ghost flames TKO500 5speed. LS1 Swap 3.45 Dana 44.

Joined: 12/3/2001
Posts: 2376
I went out in the garage today and woke up the Vette and the wife Challenger. It felt good to get 'em out this early in the year. Nothing like rowing through the gears for the first run of the year. Cool

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