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Finally Got The Vette Out Of The Garage!

And of course 3 new problems arose.


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1. Accidentally drove through a carnival
2. The bearded lady is now stuck under the car
3. Monkey stole your keys

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Finally Got The Vette Out Of The Garage!

I bet the hood closes the wrong way and he burned both legs on the exhaust pipes!

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Crap...you guys just listed like 8 more problems I didn't know I had.

Looks like I've got a long weekend ahead of me!


It's a '75.

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Side pipes are for losers.

No super charger sticking out of the hood.

No roll cage.

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Side pipes are for losers.

No super charger sticking out of the hood.

No roll cage.

Insurance is outrageous.
- Side pipes are for winners. It's been proven a fact.

- The supercharger is hidden. You know, sleeper car.

- Roll cages are for losers.

- Insurance is like $200 a year for stated value. It doesn't get any better than that!!

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You've forgotten what the yellow lines are for in a parking lot.
Cars this cool not need worry about the yellow lines!!

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Nice ride. Post some more pics.
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Nice dude! I got a Stingray when I was around 10. It was a Schwinn, but it was still pretty cool. That car looks tough.
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I heart C3s and yours is a fine example but hate those headlights...

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hate those headlights...
And I am sure he posted pics so he could obtain feedback on them.........

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constructive critizism......way too much tire

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I disagree, needs more tire!


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So what else did u find wrong? And did u get the carb adjusted, or did u get a new one?

...plus my gf was with me saying "omg slow down, slow down" and I was thinking "Lose annoying squalk box in passenger seat, afford more mods and have less weight in the car and on the back of the bike"...so i dumped her and I'm single again as usual...HERE KITTY KITTY!!!
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sweet ride but agree with dave on the side exhaust... but then again i drive a base model civic sedan so take that for what its worth.
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Nice dude! I got a Stingray when I was around 10. It was a Schwinn, but it was still pretty cool. That car looks tough.
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And I am sure he posted pics so he could obtain feedback on them.........
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Gonna post pics, gonna get opinions...

True true. Funny thing is...I LOVE the headlights...much more than the vacuum operated ones. I think it makes the car look meaner. To each his own.

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So what else did u find wrong? And did u get the carb adjusted, or did u get a new one?
New carb. After A LOT of research and reading on Corvette forums, the conclusion was that some carb are just VERY VERY difficult to tune to some engines, and by slapping on a Edelbrock Performer it was up and running immediately with VERY little tuning necessary. Sometimes it's just how it is, and a lot of the seasoned Corvette guys have a hard time explaining even why that is.

Car wouldn't change gears. My fault. What I thought was a return fuel line from the Holley carb (rubber hose marked fuel line from the carb that then turned into a metal fuel type line and disappeared in the firewall area), was in fact the vacuum line to the trans. I had capped it, turns out it needed to be plugged into the carb. Easy fix, and my fault.

While in the parade on Sunday we started having some steering "slippage". I had to remove the steering gear box for a rebuild, and when it all went back together I tightened the components with a wrench. Turns out it needed to be tightened with an extension and socket for more torque (probably a torque wrench would have worked best looking back). Anyway, thank God we noticed this in the parade and not driving down the street. Eventually the steering would have just turned with no response. Easy fix, my fault.

Also Sunday a weird wobble noise started appearing in the rear. It speeds up with the speed of the car, and gets louder, then decreases as you slow. I thought it was a flat tire. But tire, all components, bushings, etc...all look good. This is my next fix. Find and fix what that wobble noise is.

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sweet ride but agree with dave on the side exhaust... but then again i drive a base model civic sedan so take that for what its worth.
Again, one of the personal things. I LOVE the side exhaust, some people don't. Oh well.

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do you like the rear tires hanging out of the quarter panel by 3 inches?
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that being said something must be done about the tire/rim/suspension problem.

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