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Old 06-04-2014, 07:40 PM   #976
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Jim: I can try to get some pictures of how I mounted the grills when I am under the car next. I wish I had fitted them before the paint was done. They are okay, but it would have been nice to make them fit in perfectly. I had to do a bit of creative work with the dremel to get them to fit at all close. It is probably not the most professional job of mounting them, but it seems to have worked.
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Old 06-04-2014, 11:12 PM   #977
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Hmmmmm???
"Well that was fun. Took "Larry" out for a drive on some county roads."
"LARRY"???
Really??? Did I miss something???
I thought you were contemplating "Orange Krate"??
Or is Larry just a friend of yours???
At any rate the car looks great and in my opinion a bumper car needs the bumpers!!
Good job!
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Old 06-05-2014, 01:37 AM   #978
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Yea, I was wondering about the "Larry" thing too. My guess is "Larry" is the pet dog. Unless Brent has given little Brent a new name.
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Old 06-05-2014, 05:38 AM   #979
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Brent,
What did you do for the speedo and tach? They look stock. I see there is a company that makes a t56 mech speedo tailhousing...
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The speedo and tach are autometer sport comp.
The name Larry was a joke from way back when I could not decide what to name the car. I thought "Larry" was the most illogical name for a curvy c3 vette.
I have 500 miles on the car. Mostly cruising around county roads. Gas milage still sucks. A little over 13 on the last tank. Still trying to figure that one out. It bounces around searching for idle and while I think it is unrelated, I need to track that down. Josh suggested I start with the idle air sensor and I will look at that tonight after I spend some time on google.
PTOB. (Yikes!)
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Old 06-05-2014, 04:20 PM   #981
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The dog is Crosby.....and I'd pay money to see him get Crosby in that car!!!

Larry....maybe that's just something we shouldn't even ask about!!!
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Old 06-05-2014, 04:37 PM   #982
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What did you do for the speedo and tach? They look stock. I see there is a company that makes a t56 mech speedo tailhousing...
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Bill- I think Brent's running a Richmond 6 speed- which is set up for a mechanical speedo...



I am going full speed ahead- car is about as ready as it's going to get...will hopefully see yours in a couple of days... Just put a a little over 100 miles on it today ...I'm getting around 13MPG as well...

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Old 06-05-2014, 06:05 PM   #983
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Larry....maybe that's just something we shouldn't even ask about!!!
Don't ask don't tell
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:17 PM   #984
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Yea, Crosby is a spastic 100 lb border collie whose only car rides to date have been to have bad things happen to him at the vet. (Almost spelled that "vette", btw). Crosby won't get much seat time.
I did put a vss on the richmond and was able to use the autometer speedo.
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Old 06-06-2014, 03:23 AM   #985
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I'll swap fuel consumption with you.....I get 4.5MPG with 3.7 diff gears, 383 stroker with twin 500cfm carbs...... not very good
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Old 06-08-2014, 06:39 PM   #986
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I'll swap fuel consumption with you.....I get 4.5MPG with 3.7 diff gears, 383 stroker with twin 500cfm carbs...... not very good
Ouch! How much is gas there?

Still at it. Seats are in and I have been fitting the t tops. Looks good, right?


I got them to work, but damn the weatherstripping squeaks like crazy. I have been reading on the web about solutions to that. Any suggestions?



Put a couple of power outlets in for the trip.




Started working on a bracket for the front plate. I think oak with a honey oak stain will look really good with the orange paint.



Just kidding. I am just mocking up and making a mold with that. I will see how it turns out after the resin dries.

I got an overflow cylinder for the radiator in the mail yesterday. That motor runs pretty cool and hardly pukes any water, so i was not too worried about it and was going to fab up something. Then I saw how cheap you can grab an aluminum one off of eBay and I decided it was stupid to try to make something. I will work on that and the front plate mount tomorrow.

PTOB
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Old 06-08-2014, 06:46 PM   #987
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Where is the computer mounted in your machine? What wiring harness brand (engine and chassis) and where is your fuse panel?
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Chris, I mounted the computer on the inside of the pass fender near the firewall. It was the only way I could find to mount it on that side and still be able to pull it if I ever need to without unhooking the AC lines. I have had this idea about moving it to the other side underneath the master cylinder and all that stuff. It would be nice so the harness did not have to cross the firewall. I have not looked to see if it is practical, but at night when I am trying to sleep it seems like I might be able to mount it from underneath by removing the splash guard on that side. It would definitely be easier without sidepipes, but I want to see if it can be done. It would really clean up stuff.
I am using the factory harness in the car. I am not sure what the LS harness is. I assume it came with the motor and trans. From GM.
As far as fuses, I wish I could do it all over again. No. I take that back. I don't want to do it again, but wish I knew then what I do now. There is an unswitched fuse block that will power the vintage AC and some stereo amps when I get around to that phase. It is mounted on the tunnel in the middle cubby hole in back. I don't have a tray for that so I will make one that is a bit more shallow. I mounted another panel under the passenger side dash pad. Not that easy to get to, but they run things that are not critical like remote locks, and back up cameras. Also I figured it would probably be easier to pull the pad off than climb under the dash. When I started this I did not realize just how much wiring was going to be involved and I would have planned it out better had I known.
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Old 06-08-2014, 07:31 PM   #989
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Glad to see you making a little progress....

I worked all night Friday getting my car finished for the HRPT!!!
So far smooth sailing- covered about 600 miles so far- AND averaging about 15 MPG.

You can hear squeaks over that exhaust?? Sounds like you need to put a cage in it!!

Actually this stuff might be the ticket- I realize it's for BMW's - but it might work on Corvettes




More than likely - see you Friday-

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Well it might work on YOUR corvette.
I am sure it would work but doubt I could find it locally and I need it now.
The exhaust is really not that loud unless you are on it hard.
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