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Derster

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Brought her home yesterday, only complain is off idle stumble. I am amazed how 4 previous owners managed to take such good care of this car. Appearance inside and out is close to perfect,everything looks to be original but the carpet is too new appearing for a 20 year old car. O yeah no dash lights but I have not had a chance to check fuses yet, hope thats all it is.

One happy old dude!!!!!
 

Vette81

Gone but not forgotten
Joined
Oct 17, 2000
Messages
37
Location
Madison, Alabama
Corvette
1981 Black Coupe
Congadulations on purchasing a fine looking Corvette! It sounds like that you purchased a Corvette that was owned previously by people who appreciated what they had. If you check the fuses and you still don't have any instrument panel lights, then you may want to check the head light switch, the switch may be turned all the way counter clock wise (which dims the instrument panel lights) or the switch may be worn out.

Please join the L 81 Registry!


Take Care

Vette 81
 
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78SilvAnniv

Guest
Congrats!

I'll bet you've got a HUGE grin that just won't get off your face? :D

Same problem here, no dash lights. But I know my problem is the switch. Stocking up on parts to do that, the turn signal, cruise and horn all at the same time. Aren't old cars grand? 78 was well taken care of, but I drive her daily and the interior is our next project.

Have a great time in your 81! :w
Silver
 
Joined
Jun 5, 2001
Messages
2,231
Location
Northern Virginia
Corvette
71 Conv. (Sold) / 98 Pewter Coupe (Sold)
Congrats Derster! Bud (Rare81) will be thrilled to see another 81 in the CAC.

- Eric
 
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tangee-vette

Guest
One happy old dude!!!!!

You'll notice yourself getting younger as you spend more time behind the wheel!! My wife says that I'm down to 16 now. :) Any younger and shes taking my license away.
 
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rpounds

Guest
Steve,

Congratulations on your acquisition and welcome to the exclusive society of Corvette owners.

So, you call yourself an old dude. How old?
 
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UKPaul

Guest
Congratulations. Be prepared to spend a lot of time just driving aimlessly around with a huge grin on your face. A fine choice of car!
 
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Derster

Guest
rpounds said:
Steve,

Congratulations on your acquisition and welcome to the exclusive society of Corvette owners.

So, you call yourself an old dude. How old?
I hit the big 50 next Feb. I did notice as I peer over that long nose and see the world flashing by I somehow regained a few decades, at lease in my mind. But to see my wifes smile in the other seat as we cruise along is really neat. She even said she should let her hair grow so it will blow in the wind. I think she has been bitten too!
 
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Derster

Guest
Re: Congrats!

78SilvAnniv said:
I'll bet you've got a HUGE grin that just won't get off your face? :D

Same problem here, no dash lights. But I know my problem is the switch. Stocking up on parts to do that, the turn signal, cruise and horn all at the same time. Aren't old cars grand? 78 was well taken care of, but I drive her daily and the interior is our next project.

Have a great time in your 81! :w
Silver
Turned out to be the fuse, but was not blown, contacts were oxidized. Nice to see the speedo at night.
Still grinnin
 

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