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Old 08-26-2012, 11:39 AM   #226
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Love that look. It may have changed my opinion on whether or not I will put in an LQ9. Thank you for sharing.

For those wondering, the covers in the picture are Holley LS coil Covers.
http://www.holley.com/242-1.asp

The covers look great but won't work in a Vette if you have A/C without cutting them.

I orded and sent them back 3weeks ago.
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'68 Vert.. 75% complete installing LS2/T56 6 speed, steeroids, and Vintage Air swap.

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That's an awesome look...I love the vintage/retro mix. But if I'm doing an LSx, it's going to be fuel injection. That's just me. :-)

BTW, I'm 99% sure I saw this truck in Pigeon Forge TN recently. Anybody know where the owner lives?
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:48 PM   #228
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That's an awesome look...I love the vintage/retro mix. But if I'm doing an LSx, it's going to be fuel injection. That's just me. :-)

BTW, I'm 99% sure I saw this truck in Pigeon Forge TN recently. Anybody know where the owner lives?
Actually that engine is fuel injected, just made to look like a carbed motor.

Probably FastEFI or similar setup.
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Actually that engine is fuel injected, just made to look like a carbed motor.

Probably FastEFI or similar setup.
Oh wow, NOW I'm really impressed. Very cool look.
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:15 AM   #230
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Finally got my exhaust cut-outs filled-in! Really happy with the look.



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Old 08-31-2012, 01:07 PM   #231
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BTW, notice my day time parking space while at work...a covered bank drive-thru. :-) The bank is closed and I met the owner of the building. It sits empty so he said I could park there, no problem...and its directly across the road from the bank that I work at! Home run!
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The covers look great. Nice work on the parking spot! You can't beat that.
So do you have everything worked out with your car now?
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:53 AM   #233
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The covers look great. Nice work on the parking spot! You can't beat that.
So do you have everything worked out with your car now?
I could only wish...do you ever really have it all worked out? lol The two major things that I haven't touched are the A/C and the wipers. I spent Labor Day hooking-up the Abbott Cable-X speedo box, only to find that I must not be getting a signal from the computer because it doesn't work. I've also figured out that my temp sender isn't going to work and I'll have to do like other and have a '72 sender cut down and threaded to work. I am enjoying driving the car while I work on these projects though...that's the best part, finally being about to enjoy it.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:25 PM   #234
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After several months of "daily driving" I have an update: I love the car as a daily driver! I drive the same 20 miles to work and 20 miles back everyday, and some 3 or 4 months later I still get someone basically every day giving me a thumbs-up or the like. I think with any project, one of the most rewarding things is for it to be appreciated by others, and I get that with this black C3.

The pros: I've mentioned the attention a C3 gets, but there's more; I love how the C3 drives, rides and even handles. The heater works great as we get into the cold months here in SC. The options the car has, power windows, power brakes, power steering are all wonderful...no complaints, even using the stock steering set-up. The LS1 is a great engine! I did have to replace the water pump after about 1000 miles due to it leaking, but other than than, no issues what-so-ever with the engine/trans...and I'm getting 22-25mpg!

The cons: The car is an old car and it has the rattles associated with an old car. I haven't taken the time to to to find and fix all of them, but they are many. lol The tray that holds the rear glass in the storage area seems to rattle. The t-top on the drivers side at the outside-rear has a rattle...and I'm guessing there must be about 3 or three other rattles. In the summer when I was riding with the windows down the rattles were drowned out...no such luck in the winder with the windows up. Othere than the rattles, I can't think of anything else wrong with the car as a daily driver!

I should also add that I got the temp hand working with a 45ohm resistor in-line using the temp sensor I have listed.

Oh, and I should also add that the Cable-x box now works...but my odometer doesn't. I think the issues with the speedo was the odometer was hanging-up. Something must have broke in the odometer because out of the blue the speedo started working perfectly!
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:33 PM   #235
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I don't drive mine daily, hell not nearly as much as I want to, but I would agree with everything you have said, The LS swap is great, coupled with the C3 styling, you really can beat it.



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Is your LS computer/wiring harness running the engine in limp mode? Are you using the 02 sensors? That was a good price from Chassis Pros, I'm thinking about using them for my comp/wiring. Looking at the Current Performance website, is there anything there that you would do different to your harness/computer? Also, are you using the computer to run the AC or not?
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:35 AM   #237
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Is your LS computer/wiring harness running the engine in limp mode? Are you using the 02 sensors? That was a good price from Chassis Pros, I'm thinking about using them for my comp/wiring. Looking at the Current Performance website, is there anything there that you would do different to your harness/computer? Also, are you using the computer to run the AC or not?
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Bill, I found out that the computer had the wrong trans tune in it. A quick trip back to Chassis Pros and a new tune and it fixed everything...5min fix max.

I'm using the front O2 sensors, not the rear ones.

I might tweak the tune a little regarding shift points, but if you're running a 6 speed, you won't have that to worry about. The computer doesn't control the AC at all...completely seperate.

Hope this helps!
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C3 vs C6 comparrison. It's funny how Corvette's are attracted to each other in the parking lot. Here's a few shots from lunch today.


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C3 vs C6 comparrison. It's funny how Corvette's are attracted to each other in the parking lot. Here's a few shots from lunch today.


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No doubt in my mind which one has more style....I miss the old days when everything didn't look the same!
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The covers look great but won't work in a Vette if you have A/C without cutting them.

I orded and sent them back 3weeks ago.
Anybody know which AC compressor bracket is on the car in this pic?

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