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Old 10-26-2018, 06:48 PM   #16
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That language will keep you from ever getting to build for the wealthy.
No.

Real fast Drag Racing is expensive.
Starts at $100 k.
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Old 10-26-2018, 06:48 PM   #17
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Ways around it.
We discuss low dollar ways on Grumpys all the time.
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Old 10-26-2018, 06:56 PM   #18
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That language will keep you from ever getting to build for the wealthy.
We got into 2 stage Turbocharging discussions too.
Direct from IRL Indy Car Racing.
100 Psi Boost pressure Used.
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Old 10-26-2018, 07:10 PM   #19
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Ways around it.
We discuss low dollar ways on Grumpys all the time.
Well you and grumpy keep on discussing all that and we will keep on restoring these Corvettes.
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Old 10-26-2018, 07:19 PM   #20
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I still need to build exhaust for the 1964. 2.25" all the way back with a pair of magnaflow mufflers and the stock tips. Behind the car Chris is working on is our wall of pipe..



And this is the weapon I use to impose my will on those 10ft sticks of pipe..


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I love it!
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At work this morning, with a rag hanging out of one pocket, a tape measurer hanging off another pocket, and a black sharpie in a third, I was deep in a lucid trance..



I had to achieve this level of focus as Saturdays are only a half day at vetteXperts. I did not even use my weapon and left the bender to sit. I battled this exhaust with my bare hands. I forced all the crush bends into this pipe and instead of swedging I used only my spit and brute force to fit one pipe into the other. In the face of such power the pipe and mufflers could only do as they were supposed to and this is the end result..



Monday morning I will complete this job by putting a clamp on each exhaust tip and positioning them in their precise location. And I also need to chop the length of exhaust hanger off of each muffler. But that is for Monday. Right now the week is over. And as I close up the shop I can only reflect on the week's work and also ponder what my first time going to SEMA is going to be like..

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Old 10-27-2018, 01:29 PM   #23
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I battled this exhaust with my bare hands. I forced all the crush bends into this pipe and instead of swedging I used only my spit and brute force to fit one pipe into the other.
You're living proof that there is hope for the youth of today. Battling fumigating tubes using only BFF&I. That's my style."Brute Force and Fucking Ignorance". Now you're starting to learn.......grasshopper.
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Looks nice Wiz.
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Took these on my way out of work tonight. Washed down and gets delivered tomorrow.







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And this is still a matching numbers car, BTW. All original a/c and intake and carb and even the distributor are all offered back to our customers to save. Unfortunately pictures can not show how well this car rides or how cold she gets inside out in the 100 degree south Florida heat.
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And this is still a matching numbers car, BTW. All original a/c and intake and carb and even the distributor are all offered back to our customers to save. Unfortunately pictures can not show how well this car rides or how cold she gets inside out in the 100 degree south Florida heat.

Its Too nice to drive and race hard Wiz.
Sunny Day Cruiser & Drive In meets.
Show car.
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The Body Work is real nice.
The White Pain Hides How Bold the Body Lines are.
Some Angular.


White is Ok on Vettes.


Looks better on Ponchos early years.
Different Flowing lines.


Be Real Killer if Tuxedo Black the C2.
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Its Too nice to drive and race hard Wiz.
Sunny Day Cruiser & Drive In meets.
Show car.
You know it. These guys chase power in newer stuff with all the safety features like vehicle stability program, and electronic suspension, and anti lock brakes, and traction control, and airbags. So for us, those cars look like this..
https://www.facebook.com/CorvetteExp...8757712492748/
or this:
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or this:
https://www.facebook.com/CorvetteExp...1889290179594/
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The Body Work is real nice.
The White Pain Hides How Bold the Body Lines are.
Some Angular.


White is Ok on Vettes.


Looks better on Ponchos early years.
Different Flowing lines.


Be Real Killer if Tuxedo Black the C2.

How about this one?
https://www.facebook.com/CorvetteExp...8371341864723/
Or this hand painted era correct from back in the day. race c2 body mod from yesteryear:
https://www.facebook.com/CorvetteExp...3964965972024/
the paint is showing its age but is so awesome the owner wont do anything about it. It was painted I think in 1971.
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