I suppose EVERYBODY who knows what an 'L-48' engine is would know..:)
Most of the folks I know wouldn't have a clue what motor and drive train came in the 78 Corvettes..or any Corvette for that matter..
I sure didn't..:)Much of the fun is learning about the Corvettes..of any vintage..and how they were engineered and built and how they performed on the highway as a complete 'system'( or track)
I enjoyed taking the tattered old build sheet I found behind the passenger's seat under the carpet ( when I redid the interior)and getting the original build sheet, factory invoice to dealer, and window sticker for this third owner Corvette.The folks at the GM Archive and another fellow who does the window sticker stuff were excellent.
It's been an Oregon car since it left the factory..We don't salt or put calcium chloride on the roads here for the snow or ice..
Unless one lives in the high country or has to go up and over for work or fun, most folks in the flatlands stay home if we get a dusting..:)
Where I grew up in Western Maryland..we had plenty of snow and ice every winter..
I've already done some small customizing to the car..The black paint around the windshield was pretty shot so I used 0000 steel wool and a rag lightly dipped with acetone and stripped the black paint completely off..
Underneath was the gray base coat primer..That was harder to remove but I got it all..down to the Q Tip crevices by hand...
End result is a really nice polished stainless steel trim-support around the windshield and down the pillars....I also stripped the black paint off that half of the rear window glass so that aluminum trim is all chrome looking..
Really adds a lot to the appearance as these 78 Corvettes didn't get much chrome ..:)
So IF there's two Silver Anniversary vettes parked next to mine at Wal Mart I can easily tell which one is mine..:)
So much for my ramblings.. Jim