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Old 05-15-2015, 08:21 AM   #1096
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You are making progress on an epic build. I feel very connected to it each time I see pics of the car with the into wheels and I am reminded of the ROD 6 between the seats.

I like your style and courage to do something unique. It will always take longer and have more setbacks, but in the end be a one of a kind. And you will m is why from the been there done that files that somethings work and others don't.
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Old 05-15-2015, 08:39 AM   #1097
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Glad to hear of some success!!!

I have the same spal fans as you. I thought long and hard- I could do the two speed-series /parallel- breaking them out w/ their own relay but them I'd be up to four relays- and already have twenty+ wired on my car!!

And would it really make that big of a difference? Really fewer connections would be better.


What I did do - was eliminate the connectors to the fans- I just soldered four 10gu pieces - power and ground. I figuring if ever had to service them- cutting the wires would be no big deal.
I also soldered the power wires directly to the relays- and put the relays in a sealed box- concealed as a voltage regulator.


Yea- you owe me a few bucks but I like having people owe me money than the other way around.

BTW- I have trademarked SSMô -so each time you use it - you need to send me $5!!!

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Old 05-15-2015, 01:50 PM   #1098
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Brent, who do you have for insurance? I need to look around.
IMHO State Farm has the best collector car rates and pretty good coverage. Agreed upon values and with a good driving record they really are pretty good. I have my '70 insured for $85K and the full coverage premium is right at $500 a year. Only $175 a year if you want only PL & PD.
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Old 05-16-2015, 08:00 AM   #1099
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Good to see you're back on Brent!
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Old 06-02-2015, 10:01 PM   #1100
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Chris, I am glad you picked out those wheels. When I was polishing them up back in the early CIC days, I had no idea I would wind up owning them or I would have done a much better job I would have had a hard time choosing wheels since there are a lot of really good choices now but I could not be happier with how they look. The Richmond is bad-ass too
I tried twice to go through State Farm. The first time I talked to the guy on the phone about agreed value and he understood (so I thought) I got over there and he had a policy printed up. I asked him how much it would pay out if something catastrophic happened. He looked up in his book and gave me a number that was less than the paint and body work on my car. He said if something happened they could look at any modifications I made and pay me more for that. That was BS. They are not going to pay me to replace something that I was not paying to insure. And also, I am not going to leave it up to them to decide what my car is worth. The second time I had a different agent and she said she understood agreed value, but only "agreed" that my car was worth 1/2 as much as NCM insurance agreed my car is worth. So.. I tried. I guess it just depends on which agent you have.
The Vette is back on the ground and looking like a barn find.

My son came over to visit and I found this.

Funny guy.
I got a front spoiler made. I had one from a different year and my wheel arches are a bit different so I had to cut it in half and work it a bit. I think it finishes off the front well. I was going to paint it when I get the hood painted but Side Pipes really likes the black. She wants to paint the rocker panels black also. She is always right so we will see. (that, my friends, is why we celebrated out 27 anniversary a few days ago)

I also made a piece that goes from the back of the spoiler to the bottom of the radiator to keep the pressure in front of the rad. instead of leaking out. I think there may have been a factory piece there, but I am not sure. Either way I did not have one so I made one out of fiberglass because: Corvette. Also: it is what I had.
I got Larry out today and washed all the dust off and got some wax on. Looks really low next to the truck.

Now for the bad news. As I mentioned in the PT thread, I am not sure if I will make power tour or not. I got a 411 ECU to replace the 98 that I could not get to program. I had to repin the whole harness to match it up. That all went well except for getting the PCM forget about drive by wire and run the IAC and stuff. We got that figured out and it runs, but not well enough to really drive. The buddy that I need to help me tune it is tied up with family stuff that more than trumps any car so things are on hold for a bit.
I fell way behind on all of this when I wasted months trying to figure out why the 98 PCM would not program and so I did not get to many of the projects that I thought I would have done by now. The stereo, some engine bay cleanup, and one SSM (tm) will have to wait until the driving season is over.
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Old 06-03-2015, 11:29 AM   #1101
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That nice new truck would make an easy trip over to Wisconsin.

Bummer if you don't make it this year. Understand- I really wanted to take the 71 this year- just wasn't going to happen!!!

Car still looks great -even DUSTY!!!

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OK...I just noticed your Christmas lights are still up!!!
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Old 06-03-2015, 11:44 AM   #1102
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That nice new truck would make an easy trip over to Wisconsin.

Bummer if you don't make it this year. Understand- I really wanted to take the 71 this year- just wasn't going to happen!!!

Car still looks great -even DUSTY!!!

Richard

OK...I just noticed your Christmas lights are still up!!!
Christmas tree and wrapped present in the garage too.
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Old 09-11-2015, 10:00 PM   #1103
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I have some minor updates and will post them when time allows but just wanted to say;
Happy birthday to my 40 year old corvette!
Still looking good after all these years!
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Old 09-11-2015, 10:14 PM   #1104
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I have some minor updates and will post them when time allows but just wanted to say;
Happy birthday to my 40 year old corvette!
Still looking good after all these years!
YES-
BUT it's had a LOT of plastic surgery and enhancements!!!!

Did you get the "tune" where you want it?
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Old 09-13-2016, 10:53 AM   #1105
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Beautiful C3! You should look into getting the holley efi hp with the LS harness. It has an autotune feature that will tune the engine in a few minutes then you can tweak it as little or as much as you want in the user friendly interface.

Thanks for posting the build thread we are starting to shop for our first C3 and its nice to see what you can do to them!!
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Old 10-27-2016, 04:22 PM   #1106
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fellows, Brent is hiding activities from us !

found this :
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Old 10-27-2016, 06:19 PM   #1107
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If that's Larry someone's got some 'splainin' to do!!
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Old 10-27-2016, 11:09 PM   #1108
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I think Brent works for the CIA, he is way to secretive. There is one thing for sure, we want find out about Larry until he wants us to.




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OK- guys- Brent came clean.

He just forgot tell us about Josh's NEW shop!!!

AND that he had decided to get the GS stripes painted on...

AND that he had made a 1000mile trip in Larry to get the car "touched" up...

I'm glad to see he's out driving it!!!

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So if Larry gets the treatment once a year that paint will look 50 ft deep in 50 years. Wow it looks great Brent.
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