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11/26/11 4:46am - Reply: 'Re: The $500 corvette'
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Glendale, CA - USA

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Found an aluminum one on eBay, for $62, I couldn't pass it up. Should be here next week. A gasket kit and egr valve, I should be ready to roll.

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2/17/12 1:32am - Reply: 'Re: The $500 corvette'
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Ok, been a while, here's what's up. Ordered new t top liners, sun visors, armrests, floor mats, head lights, and some misc window hardware. Will post some before-after pix as it all comes in. Oh, and found an unopened red silver anniversary Jim Beam decanter on eBay for $50. I'll post a pic or two of that, as well.

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2/17/12 9:13am - Reply: 'Re: The $500 corvette'
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Sykesville, MD - USA

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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

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Good to hear from you again, TJ! Did you get the manifold straightened out?
 
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2/18/12 2:20am - Reply: 'Re: The $500 corvette'
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Well, I found what I believe to be an L-82 aluminium manifold, seems to work fine. Because I am planning it as a resto-mod, I'm not hung up on numbers matching, vintage perfection. At some point I want the body, interior and wheels to look stock; suspension, engine and tranny I want the latest and greatest.

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3/19/12 9:21pm - Reply: 'Re: The $500 corvette'
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Phoenix, AZ - USA

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1982 corvette crossfire production numer C5101985. Color is silver and claret. All original numbers match. slight mods to crossfire for better efficiancy and power balanced and added fuel pressure assembly between throttle bodies,

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YES I agree you need to check out the tires blow outs arent fun!!

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3/20/12 3:12pm - Reply: 'Re: The $500 corvette'
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greer, SC - USA

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C(6-5+2)VR - 1964 convertible 327/365 & 2003 convertible - 50th Anniversary Edition & 2010 3LT Coupe

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3/20/12 3:15pm - Reply: 'Re: The $500 corvette'
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3/20/12 3:16pm - Reply: 'Re: The $500 corvette'
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A lot of freekin car for $500.
 
 
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3/20/12 9:07pm - Reply: 'Re: The $500 corvette'
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HOWELL, NJ - USA

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1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

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5/18/12 11:48pm - Reply: 'Re: The $500 corvette'
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Glendale, CA - USA

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Gave it a wash and wax today, did a full carpet kit, as well.  Fixed the tach.  A few steps at a time, it's coming along.


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5/19/12 4:27am - Reply: 'Re: The $500 corvette'
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Sebago Lake, ME - USA

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1978 Silver Anniversary L82 4spd (M21) Red Leather. -1978 Pace Car L82 4spd (M21) 20k miles.

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 That is one great looking Vette. Thumbs Up

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5/19/12 8:16am - Reply: 'Re: The $500 corvette'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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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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5/19/12 12:33pm - Reply: 'Re: The $500 corvette'
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New carpet, floor mats, and, although you can't see it, heat shield, sound deadener and a working tach.  Now I need to find a factory steering wheel, and the telescoping mechanism.


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5/19/12 6:35pm - Reply: 'Re: The $500 corvette'
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5/20/12 2:48pm - Reply: 'Re: The $500 corvette'
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very nice progress !

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5/20/12 11:12pm - Reply: 'Re: The $500 corvette'
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Oak Creek, WI - USA

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1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!

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$500.00 Bucks!!!!  You got a deal, my friend.  We are all here to help each udder!!
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6/11/12 1:39pm - Reply: 'Re: The $500 corvette'
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1974 coupe. 350 CID with Turbo 400 trans. Decal says 8.5:1 compression. Needs paint and AC replaced but don't plan on full restoration. Car runs strong. No big problems so far. 67,000 miles on Odometer, probably rolled over

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Is this the paint that was on the car when you bought it? It looks great.
$500.00 is a steal. I can see you have invested a lot in bringing it back to life but you have done well sir.
I paid $7500.00 for my 1974 in 2003 and thought I did good.
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It has been over a year since I started. I had to quit the project so the car just sat in the garage. I was able to get started again in May 2012. As of July 27 2012 I have done the fiberglass repairs and applied Slick Sand High Build Primer.




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2/12/13 7:57pm - Reply: 'Re: The $500 corvette'
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Been busy, haven't had time to work on the car, or post.  Now, where were we?  Oh, yeah!  Got the manifold on, egr is in place, but I have no extra vacuum lines, and I am not seeing a place to put one!  So, anyone know where the line from the EGR valve terminates or attaches?  Did a search, and all I found was a headlight vacuum schematic.

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2/12/13 9:49pm - Reply: 'Re: The $500 corvette'
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Also...you should have a decal on the driver side, right next to the hood latch on the firewall, that has the emissions vacuum diagram. Of course, it may not be there any more, but that's where they put them originally. I sent ya the diagram, anyway. Thumbs Up


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2/13/13 12:41am - Reply: 'Re: The $500 corvette'
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You, sir, rock!  Thanks!


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