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Old 07-09-2009, 05:18 PM   #91
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I drove 1968 Plymouth GTX 440 4 speed when I was in high school 1972 later I bought 1971 GTX 440 auto 3.91 geared. It would roast the tires when I punched it at 20 mph. I would tell you that they were a lot quicker than my 1988 corvette......Except I took them to the drag strip every Saturday and bracket raced them and the best ET I ever had was a 14.52 @ 98mph and the 1971 GTX got 9.6 MPG at 55 MPH. My 1988 corvette was quicker than that the first time I ever took it down the drag strip. It gets 25mpg it has air conditioning along with many other comforts the GTX never had and now with a few inexpensive mods I can beat most C5's and some C6's. I competed in a corvette bragging rights race a month ago....Heads up no dial in quickest car wins. There 14 corvettes 3 C6's 6 C5's and a C2 and a C3 and 3 C4's and guess what.....I won and it was me in my C4 against C3 with a 400 small block in the final.
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Good job, hoopty!
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:46 PM   #93
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Good job, hoopty!
THANKS!!!!!!........P.S. My brother won first bragging rights race in his 1987 corvette........It was him against me in the final.
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:44 PM   #94
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SAVIOUR , if the C4 had sales like the C3, that would have been the end of the Corvette according to numerous industry sources.
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:49 PM   #95
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SAVIOUR , if the C4 had sales like the C3, that would have been the end of the Corvette according to numerous industry sources.
Yet so few see how important the c4 was. To me its like a 69 camaro is to my parents generation. If it came down to it I could picture myself without my C6 or C5 but never without a C4.
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:40 PM   #96
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I favor the C2 and C3 Corvettes, however I think the C4 saved the Corvette, as I recall when the first C4 was introduced it was praised for it's improved suspension, power and modern refinement. A corvette that could compete on a road course, the C4 could. it also began the slow rise in power which brings us to the outstanding Vette's we have today. Maybe a good name could be "savior".........tm
And then came the ZR-1. This is my second C4. First the 84 Z51 4+3 which is a landmark Corvette IMO because it took the Vette out of being just an American Muscle car.
Now a 92 ZR-1. The LT-5 is in its own category and we will likely never see another GM motor like it again.
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Old 07-09-2009, 11:32 PM   #97
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you know, I love my c-4. Granted there are faster cars out there with more hp ( now its the 600hp mark) but all things being equal here, I find for cruising around, going on a weekend trip, shining her up, or just stuffing my foot into it, is something I like to do . Do you need 500hp? what for? to blow older cars off the road or is it just simply for bragging rights at the coffee shop? Don't want to slag corvettes? just those ricers? hell, even they have an interest in the car hobby. Talk to them and show an interest in their car and they will most likely extent their hand and you will have something in common. This started out as an inquiry as to what nickname the c4 should be called. Call it a C-4. You are right they are not as powerful as the new cars, but so what. your average grocery getter does a lot of things better than an old ford or chev did. I see so many more c-5 and c-6 's on the road that when I see a c-4, it is refreshing to see they still hold a following. I wave at vettes, period, no matter what type or how expensive it is, or what condition it is. I'm here for the love of sports cars, and my sports car happens to be a c-4.
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if it has tires or t*ts, its gonna give you trouble!
Old 07-10-2009, 08:37 AM   #98
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you know, I love my c-4. Granted there are faster cars out there with more hp ( now its the 600hp mark) but all things being equal here, I find for cruising around, going on a weekend trip, shining her up, or just stuffing my foot into it, is something I like to do . Do you need 500hp? what for? to blow older cars off the road or is it just simply for bragging rights at the coffee shop? Don't want to slag corvettes? just those ricers? hell, even they have an interest in the car hobby. Talk to them and show an interest in their car and they will most likely extent their hand and you will have something in common. This started out as an inquiry as to what nickname the c4 should be called. Call it a C-4. You are right they are not as powerful as the new cars, but so what. your average grocery getter does a lot of things better than an old ford or chev did. I see so many more c-5 and c-6 's on the road that when I see a c-4, it is refreshing to see they still hold a following. I wave at vettes, period, no matter what type or how expensive it is, or what condition it is. I'm here for the love of sports cars, and my sports car happens to be a c-4.
AMEN!nicely put brother!
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you know, I love my c-4. Granted there are faster cars out there with more hp ( now its the 600hp mark) but all things being equal here, I find for cruising around, going on a weekend trip, shining her up, or just stuffing my foot into it, is something I like to do . Do you need 500hp? what for? to blow older cars off the road or is it just simply for bragging rights at the coffee shop? Don't want to slag corvettes? just those ricers? hell, even they have an interest in the car hobby. Talk to them and show an interest in their car and they will most likely extent their hand and you will have something in common. This started out as an inquiry as to what nickname the c4 should be called. Call it a C-4. You are right they are not as powerful as the new cars, but so what. your average grocery getter does a lot of things better than an old ford or chev did. I see so many more c-5 and c-6 's on the road that when I see a c-4, it is refreshing to see they still hold a following. I wave at vettes, period, no matter what type or how expensive it is, or what condition it is. I'm here for the love of sports cars, and my sports car happens to be a c-4.
WELL said!!!!!

ps. never enough power...but that is what my time and mods are for - simply for something to do.
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:54 AM   #100
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hey COPO, where are you in Athens? you can email me
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Old 07-22-2009, 04:14 PM   #101
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hey COPO, where are you in Athens? you can email me
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You male/female. got to ask since ur nakkid I live in TN but work in Athens. Down 31 near Tanner
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:15 PM   #102
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Male, crazy. i live behind home town grocery.
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:38 PM   #103
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dont kno where that is. I am accross from the country club I think
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:09 PM   #104
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whats the name of the place?
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:13 PM   #105
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