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August 6th 1968 I paid $1,750 for a 1960 Corvette with 28,000 MI when returned home from Vietnam. Then later I owned a 1981 for which I traded a panhead Harley for. I painted multi colored flames down this side and everybody loved it. Then I bought a 1970 Stingray with 4 speed for which I still have and has been parked in the garage for over 30 years. Summer of 2017 I bought a C5 nausea blue fix_top. 6 Speed with stainless steel headers and Flowmaster systems. It has a Vortec air induction system. And I will soon be taking to put it on the test stand to see exactly what it is putting out, others knowledgeable are guessing at 420 horse I'll wait and see. I bought the car in Columbia Tennessee from a Hyandai dealer, when I question about a slipping clutch they gave me their number one mechanic to test it out. Upon returning he claimed everything was okay that what I was feeling was a racing clutch. Owner of Hyundai and salesman convince me it was all okay, two and a half hours home it would barely make it slipping seriously bad, since I signed the as is clause I did not trust a Hyandai dealer to fix it!. So I took it to a supposedly reputable Corvette sale dealer in Chattanooga, they told me the clutch was gone so I told them to fix it. After calling the Hyandai dealer who sold it to me they I said bend over and take it. so $4,913 later I picked it up. After reviewing the paperwork $1,300 for parts and the rest for labor. I should have got mad and sold the darn Thang but owning Corvettes for most of my life I still have it although the dealership that fixed it scarred the door and said the battery was no good I still am going to keep it. I should have learned a long while ago when I went to Vietnam to help save the war and was lied to again. Now that the Department of Veterans Affair claimed total permanent disabled 100% I have decided to drive your taxes under my butt!. Yes I reckon that plane crash was worth it. I love America I love my Corvette and I love my President Donald Trump so if you are one of those crazy Democrats that don't like nothing oh, maybe you will like me, I am 100% Republican doing what you pay me to do, enjoying life now. I love all my Corvette owner Buddies hoorah! Pay your taxes, Smiles!. Respects, Spicy Gizmo
 

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Welcome Spicy, :cheers:
 

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Much love and respect, Spicy, and THANK YOU for your service on our behalf. You go drive the HELL out of those Corvettes, you sure as hell have earned it. Welcome aboard, and enjoy the ride.

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Ive always maintained the first thing you purchase after buying any corvette is the correct matching years,
shop manual, and if you are not willing to do the VAST MAJORITY of the work on the car yourself,
you damn well better have deep financial pockets,
and be a masochist, nympho ,
because your about to get screwed regularly.
owning the basic related tools to work on your corvette,
yourself and learning the skills required to do so,

or
a mind numbing willingness to finance, and write blank checks for all the local shop management and technician vacations,
for as long as you own the car, is nearly mandatory
 

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Hey Spicy. Glad you are here with us. In retrospect, you should have kept the 60
 
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