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Car is mostly done (1/17)
 2/13/19 1:19am
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Hot Springs, AR - USA

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69 Conv #'s Match 427, TKO-600, 3.36HD-Posi, T/T, PS, PB, PW, SP, Lthr, Comp Mag 270 & Pro Rlr Rockers, Edel Air-Gap RPM, BG SD 750 MS, MSD 6AL+Tach Dist+ Blaster SS+Wires, Hly Bl Fuel Pump, K&N, Jet-Hot Hkr Side-Pipes,Steeroids, Al Rad, Spal Fans


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Re: Car is mostly done (2/17)
 2/13/19 12:31am
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Grapevine, TX - USA

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Very nice!  Honestly, with what you have in improvements, you should go with some 17" wheels and tires.  Would handle a lot better than those 15" all season sedan tires (I have the same tires).

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Re: Car is mostly done (3/17)
 2/13/19 12:46am
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Looks great Ben, long time coming!
Re: Car is mostly done (4/17)
 2/13/19 12:52am
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Hot Springs, AR - USA

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69 Conv #'s Match 427, TKO-600, 3.36HD-Posi, T/T, PS, PB, PW, SP, Lthr, Comp Mag 270 & Pro Rlr Rockers, Edel Air-Gap RPM, BG SD 750 MS, MSD 6AL+Tach Dist+ Blaster SS+Wires, Hly Bl Fuel Pump, K&N, Jet-Hot Hkr Side-Pipes,Steeroids, Al Rad, Spal Fans


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F4Gary said: Very nice!  Honestly, with what you have in improvements, you should go with some 17" wheels and tires.  Would handle a lot better than those 15" all season sedan tires (I have the same tires).

I ran out of money at some point.  I was remodeling my house and had 2 kids in college and I was working on a masters.  Now the retro look is growing on me.  

Once the tires are shot ill make the change.


Re: Car is mostly done (5/17)
 2/13/19 1:25am
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Twin Lakes, CO - USA

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SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible
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"BLKBRRD" - 1978 Trans Am, 400ci/225hp, 4 spd, Black w/black interior, Hurst t-tops


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That has been quite the project!  Now it is time to ENJOY...!!!

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Re: Car is mostly done (6/17)
 2/13/19 2:02am
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1981 Corvette Two-Tone Claret color, 4 spd, C7 Vert


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Nice!!!!

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Re: Car is mostly done (7/17)
 2/13/19 10:51pm
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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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That's awesome Ben!! Great job on that thing!!!! 


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Re: Car is mostly done (8/17)
 2/23/19 1:08am
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69 Conv #'s Match 427, TKO-600, 3.36HD-Posi, T/T, PS, PB, PW, SP, Lthr, Comp Mag 270 & Pro Rlr Rockers, Edel Air-Gap RPM, BG SD 750 MS, MSD 6AL+Tach Dist+ Blaster SS+Wires, Hly Bl Fuel Pump, K&N, Jet-Hot Hkr Side-Pipes,Steeroids, Al Rad, Spal Fans


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Adams' Apple said: ClapClapClapClapClapClap
That's awesome Ben!! Great job on that thing!!!!



Thanks, it was a long, slow, and expensive project!!
Re: Car is mostly done (9/17)
 2/23/19 1:27pm
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Awesome looking Vette! Congratulations!
Re: Car is mostly done (10/17)
 3/30/19 1:15am
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69 Conv #'s Match 427, TKO-600, 3.36HD-Posi, T/T, PS, PB, PW, SP, Lthr, Comp Mag 270 & Pro Rlr Rockers, Edel Air-Gap RPM, BG SD 750 MS, MSD 6AL+Tach Dist+ Blaster SS+Wires, Hly Bl Fuel Pump, K&N, Jet-Hot Hkr Side-Pipes,Steeroids, Al Rad, Spal Fans


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My carb (speed demon 750) has recently just started acting up A kit didnt help it, it floods the car between 1/4 and 1/2 throttle then clears up. Im guessing ethanol porosity damage in the transfer circuit. So im going to put an ultra street avenger 670 (ms/ec) on the car. Anyone else used one?
Re: Car is mostly done (11/17)
 3/30/19 11:13am
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Twin Lakes, CO - USA

Vette(s):
SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible
SOLD - "The Beast" - 1990 ZR-1 (#682)
"BLKBRRD" - 1978 Trans Am, 400ci/225hp, 4 spd, Black w/black interior, Hurst t-tops


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Why not go with a TBFI setup?  For the most part they are a simple bolt-on and under the air cleaner they don't look much different than a carb.

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Re: Car is mostly done (12/17)
 3/30/19 11:19am
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Hot Springs, AR - USA

Vette(s):
69 Conv #'s Match 427, TKO-600, 3.36HD-Posi, T/T, PS, PB, PW, SP, Lthr, Comp Mag 270 & Pro Rlr Rockers, Edel Air-Gap RPM, BG SD 750 MS, MSD 6AL+Tach Dist+ Blaster SS+Wires, Hly Bl Fuel Pump, K&N, Jet-Hot Hkr Side-Pipes,Steeroids, Al Rad, Spal Fans


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Norsky said: Why not go with a TBFI setup? For the most part they are a simple bolt-on and under the air cleaner they don't look much different than a carb.



With my side exhaust the collectors are outside the car and therefore the o2 sensor would be exposed. Also, the fully billet version of the street avenger (the ultra) is 550$ By the time i replace the fuel tank for an internal pump install something like a holley stealth system id be 2200 plus in to the project
Re: Car is mostly done (13/17)
 3/30/19 2:23pm
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Twin Lakes, CO - USA

Vette(s):
SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible
SOLD - "The Beast" - 1990 ZR-1 (#682)
"BLKBRRD" - 1978 Trans Am, 400ci/225hp, 4 spd, Black w/black interior, Hurst t-tops


Joined: 1/23/2002
Posts: 6895

Hadn't thought about thought the O2 sensors.  Have seen them on a couple of side pipe installations and they do look rather out of place when out in the sunlight.  The FI-Tech TBFI setup I'm putting on "BLKBRRD" was around $1500 when I bought it a few years ago (including the fuel command unit which uses your existing fuel tank and mechanical fuel pump).

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Re: Car is mostly done (14/17)
 4/3/19 5:16am
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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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Looking great Ben!! I remember before you started when you had the motion-like headlight set up. Im running a Quickfuel mechanical secondary 830 on the Lukester and it starts like fuel injection and runs like a an animal!! Tossed my BG cause it wouldnt react to tuning adjustments. Vette looks awesome!! 👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻
Re: Car is mostly done (15/17)
 4/3/19 11:07am
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Grapevine, TX - USA

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1972 LT-1 convertible with factory air.


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cthulhu said: My carb (speed demon 750) has recently just started acting up A kit didnt help it, it floods the car between 1/4 and 1/2 throttle then clears up. Im guessing ethanol porosity damage in the transfer circuit. So im going to put an ultra street avenger 670 (ms/ec) on the car. Anyone else used one?


I'm running a regular Street Avenger 670 w/elect. choke on my LT-1.  Runs great!

I also removed the butterfly valve from the exhaust riser and blocked off the exhaust ports in the intake manifold gaskets to keep that heat away from the carb.


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Re: Car is mostly done (16/17)
 4/5/19 7:52pm
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Overland Park, KS - USA

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1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.


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Unless you have replaced everything in the original fuel system, you should probably not be using ethanol flavored gasoline.

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Re: Car is mostly done (17/17)
 4/6/19 8:20pm
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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.


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Tough to find ethanol free gas in my area. Also if you want to keep the q jet you may want to have the Cross shafts drilled and re bushed. Will help the mid range stumble and not suck air that won't mix with fuel.
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