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    81 rough idle

    The other day im out driving my vette, and all of a sudden when I took my foot off the pedal, the RPM's dropped of course, and it started running choppy. I pulled it into a parking lot and stopped. It idled like crap. just under 500 RPM. When I gave 'er gas, it ran fine, but when it came back...
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    Transmission Question

    I was at a red light the other night, and I decided to take off from the light. I tromped the gas pedal and took off. Is it normal for first gear to take so long to shift out of? Once it hit the red line, and hit second gear, it REALLY took off, and runs great, but it seemed like a hell of a...
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    Cruise Control Works, But Keeps Accelerating!!

    I was out the other day, and was just messing around and thought of setting the cruise control... i set it, at about 55-60 mph, next thing I know, the thing takes off, and im doing 70....75....80, and keep climbing. I freak out, thinking the accelerator is stuck and thought I was gonna die...
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    General Interior Questions

    I am obviously planning on gutting my 81 this winter and restoring the interior. I only have a couple of questions and maybe you guys can help me out... 1. I noticed that when I put my passenger side window down (power motor) my door lock moves. 2. I'm planning a total overhaul of the...
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    Bad rear Suspension Shims (Alignment)

    I recently took my 81 to NTB for an alignment and of course new rubber. I had asked for a front and rear end alignment (since the guy probably didnt take care of this issue either before I bought it) SO... I go to pick up my car, and the guy at NTB says that he couldnt do the rear alignment...
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    Oil pressure gauge shot?

    when i first bought my 81, the gauge read 40 for the oil pressure, seemed fine. now the gauge jumps all over the map from 20 to 40 to 80 to 60 back and forth. I'm wondering if the gauge is bad, loose connection, or a major problem. I have ran the car and It still runs great. no problems that I...
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    1981 Lower Bumper Valance Problem

    On my 81... I see that the guy who had it before me has a welded bolt through the lower valance. Thats not supposed to be right? It looks like its a half-assed deal and it does not belong there. Does anyone have any instructions on how to correctly install this piece? (its the piece that the...
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    Weird Noise ????

    On my 81 I have noticed when i crank the motor over to start, i hear this sound like a low speed crank siren or something. I really cant describe it to a "T" but thats the best I can describe it. Anyone know what this could be? and if so, is it harmful, or something about to blow? or need...
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    1981 Rear End Suspension

    How does one new Corvette owner of a 1981 C3 know that the rear suspension needs attention? I have noticed that the rear end of the car rides awfully low, and sometimes it feels like it "bottoms out" I just ordered a set of KYB shocks for it, and it goes in for new Goodyear Eagles and an...
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    Original Tires On My '81 / Vette Squat

    I have a set of Goodyear Eagle ST's on my Corvette They arent in bad shape, but they are going to need to be replaced soon. Is this the original equipment for this year? I have seen alot of Vette's with Goodyear Eagle GT-II's, and ive also seen BFGoodrich T/A's on alot of Vette's also. Anyone...
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    1981 Corvette HELP!!!

    I have a 1981 Vette and it runs great, after some work done to the engine, and a little TLC, because it sat in a garage for years. I have a problem with something, and I dont know what. Everytime i hit a bump in the road, that jars the car somewhat, the tach jumps and the car acts like it wants...
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