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14 months of blood seat and tears and now it is done. At least for the time being.

 

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I posted some to My Corvette Photos.
 

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Thanks for posting the pics...you did an awesome job with it! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
 

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Very nice! What motor drivetrain mods did you do, I know you did some by the engine picks. I am very envious!
 

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Nice work, that thing looks amazing. Any before pics?

However, this thread is useless without pics!

So here they are...










Bigger in his gallery.
 

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Looks great, nice job:thumbsup:


Here's my 69:thud:


 

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Gary, knowing your skills and craftsmanship I'm anxious to see that thing in 2 years :partyon:
 

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Awesome

Looks great. Nice job. Your efforts have definately paid off.
 

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The engine is mostly stock. I added very little performance goodies. I did install a Weiand intake with a good bottom end and mid range. I used a Holley 650 carb with vacuum secondaries and electric choke fed by a Holley mechanical fuel pump. I replaced the points with a Pertronix Flamethrower II Ignitor system and Flamethrower II epoxy filled coil (no more points to gap or change). Added a Weiand polished aluminum high flow water pump. Replaced the fan/fan clutch and radiator setup with a Portell's custom aluminum radiator with an installed shroud and dual spal fans. The internals are bone stock. This car was built to run on regular gas and cruise for hundreds miles at a shot without worrying about how much money I have left at the end of the drive. So far, it appears that I am getting about 18 MPG with 3:36 gears. I am still doing a shake down looking for kinks. I have found a few and all them have been corrected. I am sure that I will find some more. Thanks again to everyone for the compliments.

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He is too busy doing every one elses.:laughing:
That's for sure. I haven't touched the car in 4 years. I still have some work to do on my 72 and I haven't started that in a month.
 

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That car looks incredible. I have a friend who has a 69', and that is the first corvette that I ever drove, and I will probably end up owning one some time down the road.
 

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Morlok, Thanks. The wife and I were in Rapid City last September. We made the trip to Great Falls, Montana to see the youngest son and we stopped in Rapid City for 2 days. Beautiful place.

I hope you get your 69 someday. I had my fingers on a numbers matching, white L88 4 speed coupe back in 1984 but a friend of mine bought it out from under me. He got to the bank before I could. At the time the selling price was $10,500.00. We were actually looking for a 69 Camaro drop top when a fellow car club member (also a car dealer) told me he had a 69 drop top, small block Vette in his storage building. I looked at it 2 or 3 times and haggled with him over the price. I got into it much cheaper than I could have a 69 Camaro convertable in the same condition. I made the right choice.
 
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