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Old 01-30-2012, 04:35 PM   #1
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Default 1971 C3 With an LS9 Engine Swap

Looks pretty sweet!

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Old 01-30-2012, 04:51 PM   #2
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Yepper's....works for me...!!!!!!!!!!!

Stay in tune....
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:27 PM   #3
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Ole crap.

ZR-1 roadster.

You do know that I'm tryin' real hard to keep my project creep under control?
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:13 PM   #4
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Would be nice to see some pictures of the engine compartment. Any other specs on the car like frame, suspension and drivetrain mods? Looks like a sleeper, kind of like the look I was going for.

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72 Ontario Orange Coupe. 2001 LS1 - LS6 block & Intake, Thunder Racing Cam, Ported heads and Throttle Body, Meziere electric water pump, Hooker Shorty Headers, 2001 T56 6-speed trans, VB&P Street & Slalom suspension, Magnaflow exhaust, DeWitt's radiator, SPAL fan, C5 seats, Borgeson steering conversion. Tuned by Slowhawk Performace. Future mods: HydoBoost, floor mats.
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:21 PM   #5
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Nice build but as I have said before on this car the tune on it is terrible. Those numbers are horrible for a pulley change and a free breathing ZR1 motor. Watch the dyno pull on it. There is black smoke coming from it. Could be a real screamer with the right tune on it.
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:27 AM   #6
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:59 AM   #7
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Well if I cant sleep, at least I can dream!
Great project, it would go well with a blue 72 also!
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:59 PM   #8
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subscribed... i sure want to dragrace this machine when mine is finished end this year..

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Subject: 1972 C3 Convertible Corvette

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Old 02-01-2012, 07:00 PM   #9
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It's pretty badass, but I would have kept the stock hood to keep the beast looking asleep. Could definitely use a better tune though. And please please please change the wheels.
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:49 PM   #10
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I hope to God he did some work on the susp&brakes.... eeek!
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:33 AM   #11
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I will second that motion, I would love to see what went in to the entire project from the ground up.

No I can look at my 71 coupe and dream.....

John in Illinois (currently in Naples florida, remind me, why do I live in Illinois anyway ??? )
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:52 AM   #12
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Crazy how much parasitic loss that auto tranny takes.
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