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11-04-2019 02:32 PM
Hrdc0r19 I like the idea of the GTO ram air, but I'm not sold on the super short intake. With the other popular option being the engine bay 90, has anyone considered an intercooler? Put the filter in the front driver side of the engine bay, pipe out in front of the radiator, throughan intercooler, back into the bay on passenger side and then into the intake? I don't know anything about intercoolers and how much they can actually drop temps and I have never seen anyone put one on N/A. Just LS Swap dreaming.
05-25-2019 11:07 PM
zimmej51
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Originally Posted by blueday View Post
Since both va or caa don't have kits for my 79. The caa system was very easy to put in (could've been easier if c3 parts were utilized where possible). The poor customer service, incomptent salesmen and cheesy controller speaks a lot. Everything I've read about va, they have good customer care a lot of information already out there, multiple controller options. The caa does seem to work just fine now that it's functioning. It'll just about freeze you out in low.

That said I'd print probably give the va a try.

FWIW, I went with VA in my 81. As mentioned above they do not make a kit for the late C3's, but the guys at VA recommended buying the kit for the 74 - 76 (I think it was). Even though there were several pieces I didn't use, there were others that came in handy after a little modification. VA also put together a "custom" kit for me that included a different controller instead of the one made for the 74-76. It actually fit pretty well, I'd say the thorniest problem was the 2 vents above the console. I wound up making my own "adapter" by vacuum forming some ABS plastic. There are many different ways to connect them but I wasn't comfortable with the way you have to wad up everything to get the vents connected. So far, everytime I've called them they have been more than helpful. In my post, the VA installation starts on page 4 post 46. When I get ready to install everything on the engine side of the firewall I'll try to document that as well.


Cheers!
05-24-2019 06:53 AM
infinitereality
Infinitereality

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I need someone to video the car too. Or just borrow your drone.
Why not both?! I'll be needing someone to do the same as well, we'll have to plan an afternoon in a month or so and do just that. I'm still disappointed we never did something similar when we both had white WS6s
05-23-2019 10:12 PM
blueday
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That's what I've gathered as well.

BlueDay, we need more pics!
I need someone to video the car too. Or just borrow your drone.
05-23-2019 10:11 PM
blueday
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Looks great, I am guessing if you had to do it all over again you wouldn't use Classic Auto Air?
Since both va or caa don't have kits for my 79. The caa system was very easy to put in (could've been easier if c3 parts were utilized where possible). The poor customer service, incomptent salesmen and cheesy controller speaks a lot. Everything I've read about va, they have good customer care a lot of information already out there, multiple controller options. The caa does seem to work just fine now that it's functioning. It'll just about freeze you out in low.

That said I'd print probably give the va a try.
05-22-2019 01:04 PM
infinitereality That's what I've gathered as well.

BlueDay, we need more pics!
05-22-2019 12:38 PM
KacyC3 Looks great, I am guessing if you had to do it all over again you wouldn't use Classic Auto Air?
04-14-2019 07:32 AM
77blue Looking great blueday - one of my favs for the 78 thru 82 C3's.
04-13-2019 07:09 PM
AGVI Your Vette is awesome looking. It's almost as nice as mine!
04-12-2019 09:57 PM
blueday Got some daylight shots.







03-21-2019 02:36 PM
infinitereality Definitely like the new wheels, fits the look/color/stance of the car perfectly
03-21-2019 12:38 PM
AGVI I love the new wheels man, they're AWESOME!
03-17-2019 11:19 PM
blueday
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Wow Blueday, your car is drop dead gorgeous! I like everything about it, especially the stance! I'm hoping mine sees the light of day before it gets too hot this summer. I may have to ping you from time to time when I run into questions, probably the suspension setup. You know, in the past I wasn't a big fan of sidepipes on C3's, but yours has changed my mind. They REALLY look good! A new option on the table.



You did a fantastic job, well done!
Thank you. The wheels kinda top off the ls swap. Cool that i could show you the way to "the loud side." Nah, some cars look good with them and some don't. Color combo, wheels, "look" all plays a factor.

Just pm or reply top this thread if you have any questions. My set up is pretty standard. Coil springs on front and fiberglass monoleaf on the rear. I just spent time making sure everything was level and looked tight before i got it aligned. I do think a the stance can make or break the looks of a car.


Ryan
03-10-2019 09:37 PM
zimmej51
Your car pictures

Wow Blueday, your car is drop dead gorgeous! I like everything about it, especially the stance! I'm hoping mine sees the light of day before it gets too hot this summer. I may have to ping you from time to time when I run into questions, probably the suspension setup. You know, in the past I wasn't a big fan of sidepipes on C3's, but yours has changed my mind. They REALLY look good! A new option on the table.



You did a fantastic job, well done!
03-10-2019 08:40 PM
blueday Got one side mounted. Looking good as far as clearance goes.













It was a bit over cast saturday but i still like them.





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