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keither

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Location
Texas
Corvette
1987 convertible, GS paint
Howdy fellow Corvette folks!
I am not new to Vettes but I'm new to this Forum activity; and I like it.
My first Corvette was a 61 that I built up out of 2 wrecked 61s. Yep, I worked in a body shop while I was in college so I had access to all the equipment needed to join the front half of a Corvette that was hit in the rear, to the back half of another Corvette that was hit in the front.
Thanks to many of the old guys in the shop I ended up with a glossy RED 61 with 2 4-barrels and a 4-speed. What a chick magnet. Never forget that one.
Then a 64 327 4-speed convertible, then a brand new 68 327/350 HP 4-speed coupe, then a 75 L-82, then a 78 Pace Car clone, Then an 86L Coupe, and now an 87 Convertible.
I've never had more than 1 Vette at a time, but if I could have any of my old cars back, it would be----------------the 68 327!

My 87 Convertible is customized and modified to one-of-a-kind.
New Paint/body work that shines better than new, Nassau Blue with GS white stripes, GS blue on the nose blended in with ghost flames and scollops across the hood and fenders. The ghost flames are very subtle flip-flop pearl blue/aqua and change colors with different lighting. My cousin Keith painted it in his street rod shop.

Chrome ZR-1 17" wheels with BFG G-Force Sport tires
New Blue Leather interior and carpets, still restoring door panels
New Hartz blue fabric top
Hellavision, 55w fogs, bronze headlight motor gears
Lots more upgrades/replacements

Now for the go fast:
Crane roller cam kit slightly more HP than stock
Hypertech chip
bead-blasted porting on heads, plenum, runners
Accel ignition parts
K&N air filter
Polished throttle body
Air Pump Eliminator Kit, and disabled EGR blocked off
Mid America Dual Chambered Exhaust system: (this provided the biggest kickof all!)
Full synthetic Red Line auto trans fluid and Differential lube
Syntec 10-30 oil, K&N oil filters.

Problems:
vacuum leaks all over, but I,m on it.
interior lights dont come on
Door mounted hatch release buttons dont work
Intermittent Tach

My wife laughs as she says it's too loud! But we love it.

How long can these posts be?? I must be out of space by now

Happy cruising

Keither:beer
 

XLR8

Gone but not forgotten
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2003 AE Convertible, 1998 LCRM Convertible
Welcome to the Corvette Action Center Keither!! Your C4 sounds schweeeeet! You'll quickly find you're among some Corvette lovin' folks here. :thumb

You'll love our Tech Center, too, I think. ---> click

Enjoy the forums!
:wJane Ann
 

keither

Member
Joined
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Messages
12
Location
Texas
Corvette
1987 convertible, GS paint
Thanks Jane Ann,
What a quick Reply.
I think I'm gonna like this forum; when I learn how to use all the buttons!
Happy cruising
Keither
 

XLR8

Gone but not forgotten
Joined
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Mississippi Gulf Coast
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2003 AE Convertible, 1998 LCRM Convertible
Thanks Jane Ann,
What a quick Reply.
I think I'm gonna like this forum; when I learn how to use all the buttons!
Happy cruising
Keither

Re: quick reply... ya caught me early. I slow down as the day progresses. :L

As for learning... we all were new to forums at one time. ;) If you have a site question or issue check out this forum ( Site Help and Feedback Forum )and post in it if you don't find the answer:

JA
 

keither

Member
Joined
Nov 24, 2008
Messages
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Location
Texas
Corvette
1987 convertible, GS paint
Thanks for the info, JA.
And I just added photos to my profile.
Looks like we can get out with the top down after it warms up to about 70 this afternoon
Cheers!
Keither
 

jhecox

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Location
Auburn Hills-MI
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2016 Corvette Racing Yellow, Z51, OURS C7
Welcome to the CAC Keither. Sounds like a sweet C4. How about some pictures of the paint job?
 

bill81vette

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Location
Troy,NY
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1981 dark blue metallic
welcome to CAC!!!!:welcome
enjoy!!!!
 
Joined
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Messages
371
Location
Pearland, Texas
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2002 Torch Red Coupe
Welcome

I'd like to add my welcome Keither. Sounds like a beauty you have there. I'm a big fan of flames (paint, that is :D) and yours sound very nice. As mentioned, how about the pictures showing them off.:upthumbs

You're right about the weather in south Texas........we've had a beautiful day.:cool

Enjoy!:lou
 

Ezmunie

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Joined
Feb 10, 2006
Messages
233
Location
Sherman,Texas
Corvette
1986 Black Convertible
Another welcome to the :CAC from Texas:beer Love those verts:thumb:w Like was said before, when you get a chance, post some pics:)
 

hoosierdaddy

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Location
Bluffton, Indiana
Corvette
2000 Black Coupe; W/6-Speed
Welcome to CORVETTE ACTION CENTER Keither :beer

Bill :w
 

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