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    Looking for info on a rare ZR-1

    Boy it's been a long long long long long long time since I've posted here at the CAC. After selling my Vette, I don't get away from SyTy.net very often. Anyway, all I have is a picture: other than that, all I know is it was obviously a marlboro giveaway, and supposedly there was a white...
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    Looking for wheel specs

    Been a long time since I stopped in here. :) Anyway, as many of you know, I used to own an L-81. I've often been fond of the wheels, as I think they are some of the best looking Vette wheels out there. I'm in the beginning phase of looking for new wheels for my Ty (so I can preserve the...
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    Beautiful Black Tires...

    ...without collecting all the dust! I was cleaning my Ty the other day, and wish I would have figured this out when I had the Vette. I was looking around the shop at work for stuff to clean the tires. There was the usual tire shine products, armor all, bleech white, etc. I am not a fan of...
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    Question :) for you mechanics

    Christmas break was looking good. Lots of time off to just relax. But the weekend before Christmas day, someone broke into the garage where my Vette is sleeping for the winter. Long story short, they ripped off my radio and my amp. The doors were unlocked, thank goodness, so they didn't need...
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    Long time, but I have a ?...

    Hello everyone, boy what a busy summer! Now that I'm back in school, I have time and a faster connection so I can keep up to date with the CAC. To my question: Because my 1981 has such a low compression engine, and was made to run on the regular unleaded gas of the 80's, would running premium...
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    2 Repair Questions

    I have two simple questions for all you repair guys and gals: 1. What is your best guess for the time it will take to replace two head gaskets? 2. Anyone have a cost estimate to replace all of the brake lines and power steering lines? hope everyone's summer is going great and everyone is...
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    Artist Renderings....

    Has anyone seen the newest artist renderings for the C6??? They look to much like a viper, and they are to edgy for me. Oh, by the way, I'm talking about the drawings in May 2001 Road and Track. They should let me design it :D :D (j/k), but I'd like to see a return to a body style similar to the...
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    Best Place to get interior carpet???

    Summer is rapidly approaching, and now's the time for me to start considering what I can buy for my Vette :D. The one thing I need to get is a complete interior carpet set. Any suggestions on where to get one??? Any experience with the following... Ecklers Mid America Corvette Central Zip...
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    VIN question...

    Seeing as how my Vette turned 20 this year, I was just wondering if it's possible to use the VIN to find out the exact day, or get close to the day it rolled off the assembly line. If any fellow Vetter's know of a book or website that will help me find my car's birthday, I'd appreciate the info...
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    Engine Question

    Now, I know an original stock vette is pretty cool, but modified vettes, especially sleepers, are also nice too. My question is this: I have a pretty good line on a 383, balanced and blueprinted, etc. What would it take to put it into my '81? Would my stock manifolds fit? or should I do headers...
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    Another Fun fact for '79 L-48 Owners

    I'm continuing to read my book, the same that revealed the ZL-1 to me. It's one of the best corvette history books I've ever read or seen. Anyways, it says in 1979, McLellan's engineers tried combining fuel injection with an AIResearch TO3 turbo on an L-48. HP went from 195 to 280 or 290. That...
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    License plate ideas....

    This is the first long period of time I've not been able to drive my vette for a while and it's killing me. :) Anyways, I've been thinking of getting personal plates since I was handed the keys to my vette, but can't think of a fitting saying. Here's what I've thought of so far, but I can't...
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    Fun Facts for C3rs

    If only it were summer. Suffering through CDS, (corvette deprivation syndrome), I have been reading about the car we all love, and interestingly enough, happened to find the baddest Corvette ever produced by GM. It is a 1969 flaming orange ZL-1 car, built by Tom Langdon and Gib Hufstader. The...
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    bumper question...

    just a small question about my bumpers... I have a St. Louis '81, with urethane bumpers, and although they are white like my car, they just don't quite match. From a distance, they look fine, but up close, you can definately see a difference. The bumpers are very flat-colored compared to the...
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    power chip for '81, good or bad?

    Well, I'm now suffering from withdrawls as weather finally forced me to park my vette in the garage for the winter. But it gives me time to think of things to do to my vette. I welcome any input as to weather or not a power chip is worth the investment for my '81. I know the first computer...
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