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10/28/08 9:05pm - Reply: 'The Beast Has Arrived!! (NEW PICS)'
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I am looking to find something to use on the floor for inside car shows do you think this will work alright or??? also any ideas on ropes or poles or?? to go around the vette as a boarder so people can't lean on the vette or get too close? I have seen different ideas...but pretty costly.
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10/28/08 9:08pm - Reply: 'The Beast Has Arrived!! (NEW PICS)'
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1976 L48 4-spd, Mahogany Metalic exterior, Buckskin interior 350ci/350hp, 3rd owner, fiberglass spring, 255/50-16's Torq-Thrust II

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Looks great Paul. Sorry to hear about the carb going back to the mfg. I had to send my BG back too because the float chambers would not seal. Like the new wheelsWink

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10/29/08 12:00am - Reply: 'The Beast Has Arrived!! (NEW PICS)'
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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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John - the flooring snaps together and apart easily enough. as a matter of fact, they show it at car shows on the web site.

Glen, BG must have some quality issues - but, they are real friendly and quick with service. The tech called me today and said I would be driving by Saturday!! Fingers crossed!!! Thumbs%20Up


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11/8/08 4:25pm - Reply: 'The Beast Has Arrived!! (NEW PICS)'
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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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Update - Got the carb back from Barry Grant yesterday. Bolted it on and made all the connections. Filled the float bowls (gotta love an electric fuel pump!!) pumped the pedal 3 times and zoom, zoom, zoom!!!! Clap

She purrs like a pi$$ed off kitten!! Set the timing and off we went!! Not a hitch!! The guys a BG were great! Turns out the base plate was mis-manufactured. They put a brand new one on  and calibrated the carb for me. It literally ran like a champ out of the box!! Clap
 
Made a video but waiting for youtube to finish uploading it all day Wacko
 
Here's some update pics in the interim (video to follow shortly):
 
 
 
 
 
 
If someone can teach me how to put the link here instead of the actual pics, I'm happy do so if it conserves space on the siteBig%20smile
 
Video to follow (youtube link)
 
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11/9/08 9:08am - Reply: 'The Beast Has Arrived!! (NEW PICS)'
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glad to hear that you got it running and how good it sounds. hope we dont hear all the sirens going if they try and catch youRolling%20On%20The%20Floor%20Laughing. old saying goes, all good things come to those that wait and this has to be it for you. good luck with it and cant wait to see it paintedThumbs%20Up.

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11/9/08 9:20am - Reply: 'The Beast Has Arrived!! (NEW PICS)'
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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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Thanks Dave!! I can't wait to see it painted either!!! Wink

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11/9/08 10:47am - Reply: 'The Beast Has Arrived!! (NEW PICS)'
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#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker

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Paul, looks nice, must sound awesum. You guna dyno it?
So I see the outside pictures and grin......how are the neighbors when you tune on it....LOLLOLLOL
I'm out in the country a bit and when I summerize my boat 350/350 hp even one of my far away neighbors bust's my chomps. But he's a car guy and loves the open exhaust sound.
I like the floor also, but at the end of the winter season here I have a bunch or road sand. Think it will clean up?
I'm sure I'll get to hear your ride next time the NE group gets together.
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11/9/08 10:56am - Reply: 'The Beast Has Arrived!! (NEW PICS)'
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1982 Black, ZZ4, Hooker Side Pipes, 3.55 Rear, Rebuilt & upgraded 700R4, All new suspension, brakes, & new Charcoal interior.

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All right PaulClap, you must feel like a little kid again. I'm glad things worked out for you.
I removed the drivers side header gasket, it was in 3 separate pieces, I guess the guy that put them in figured it would be easier that way. They were completly shot, all that was left was the perforated metal and that was burnt to a crisp. I installed a new copper gasket and changed the bolts to the 3/8 hex, much easier to install. I still have to do the other side as soon as my body recovers. What a b***h getting the old stuff out.
Glad your up and running.
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11/9/08 12:17pm - Reply: 'The Beast Has Arrived!! (NEW PICS)'
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Paul, great pics.........can't wait for the video. Looookin gud!Thumbs%20Up

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11/9/08 3:45pm - Reply: 'The Beast Has Arrived!! (NEW PICS)'
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1974 White 350 Corvette, TH400 Automatic 1972 Tangerine /Go Mango Convertible 383 Stroker, 2004r Automatic

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Paul, great pics, What type of heads did you use? 

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11/9/08 5:53pm - Reply: 'The Beast Has Arrived!! (NEW PICS)'
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71 Colonnade Hardtop Coupe Torch Red with black interior originally L48 built to push around 360hp

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That's one bad a$$ mill ya got there Bro. Can't wait for vids so's I can turn up the volume an listen to her purr.Shocked

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11/9/08 6:23pm - Reply: 'The Beast Has Arrived!! (NEW PICS)'
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Very nice Paul...

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11/9/08 6:42pm - Reply: 'The Beast Has Arrived!! (NEW PICS)'
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Very nice.
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11/9/08 9:14pm - Reply: 'The Beast Has Arrived!! (NEW PICS)'
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White '79 Corvette. It's a driver.

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Hey Paul,
Thumbs%20Up   Glad it turned out so well for you! I'm looking forward to the video.
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P.S.   I know you're gonna go for new paint. What's on there now? Is that a factory color?
 


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11/9/08 10:06pm - Reply: 'The Beast Has Arrived!! (NEW PICS)'
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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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Ebo - thanks. The neighbors tolerate me as I have helped every dang one of them with something at some point and I have never gone to them for anything (they did look after my family while I was deployed to Iraq tho...Embarrassed) I don'y think you'll have issues with the floor. I just cleaned mine for the first time in 18 months after the car was finally mobile again.
 
Dave, glad the header mystery was resolved. How is she running with the timing turned back a bit?
 
Rod, the heads are Brodix Track1's. Big valves and runners. This thing really breathes!! Pig
 
Kevin, not a factory color. Going to go for 1972 Targa Blue with a "motion-esque" white stripe.Wink
 
Tux, John, Terry, Larry - thanks!!Big%20smile
 
Checking on the video now...
 
Stay tuned (no pun intended)LOL
 
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11/10/08 12:06am - Reply: 'The Beast Has Arrived!! (NEW PICS)'
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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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Crank the volume, go full screen and enjoy!!! Cool
 
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11/10/08 12:19am - Reply: 'The Beast Has Arrived!! (NEW PICS)'
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1982 Black, ZZ4, Hooker Side Pipes, 3.55 Rear, Rebuilt & upgraded 700R4, All new suspension, brakes, & new Charcoal interior.

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Paul, video is great.
I changed out the passenger side gasket today but can't get the rear bolt in. The car did run better on the way home, can't wait to run it without exhaust leaks! I will try again on Tuesday to get that bolt in.
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11/10/08 12:23am - Reply: 'The Beast Has Arrived!! (NEW PICS)'
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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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Thanks Dave. I think the link is now working. Glad things worked out with timing and headers Thumbs%20Up

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11/10/08 9:43am - Reply: 'The Beast Has Arrived!! (NEW PICS)'
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Dave;

You probably have already thought about this, but you might try pulling the motor mount bolt out, putting a block of wood under the starter and gently raising the passenger side up a tad.  It will give you a better angle on the last bolt.

Oh yeah, don't forget the expletives and the wrench throwing, it helps a bunch!

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11/10/08 10:36am - Reply: 'The Beast Has Arrived!! (NEW PICS)'
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Paul that was great..... good music.... good shots..... nice looking gals..... ya got it all bro..... yep ya got yer home in yer hands......

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