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Old 03-12-2004, 12:39 PM   #1
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I am in need of a good mechanic to work on my AC/Heater. It seems as though the vents are "mixed up", air is comming out of my defroster and not the proper vents. I am in Wayne,N.J.
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Old 03-12-2004, 01:24 PM   #2
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I have had no luck finding a good mechanic anywhere in NJ for Vettes. I'm in Bergen County. I think I may be forced to use Malcolm Konner... its a Chevy dealership that specializes in Corvettes. All of the speed shops that I've looked into so far in this area are filled with unqualified personnel that deal with Hondas / Acuras / VW and have no ability or knowledge to work on Vettes. So, at this point, I've been the best mechanic to my Vette. But, if you find anyone please let me know. I have seen some places in the yellow pages ( Cross Flags Corvette in Budd Lake and Top Flight Corvette in Fairview) but I don't know anyone that has been to them.

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Old 03-12-2004, 02:36 PM   #3
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try http://www.eastcoastsupercharging.com/. great bunch of guys they maybe able to help, not north but great.
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Old 03-12-2004, 02:59 PM   #4
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I have had no luck finding a good mechanic anywhere in NJ for Vettes. I'm in Bergen County. I think I may be forced to use Malcolm Konner... its a Chevy dealership that specializes in Corvettes. All of the speed shops that I've looked into so far in this area are filled with unqualified personnel that deal with Hondas / Acuras / VW and have no ability or knowledge to work on Vettes. So, at this point, I've been the best mechanic to my Vette. But, if you find anyone please let me know. I have seen some places in the yellow pages ( Cross Flags Corvette in Budd Lake and Top Flight Corvette in Fairview) but I don't know anyone that has been to them.

Pete
Pete,
I sent you an email, I have experience with some of the locals.

Malcom Konner is no longer there as of 8 years ago, it turned into Some kind of 'auto mart'.
If you want to service your car at a dealership try Great American, on River Road in Hackensack, they have a mechanic who used to work at Konner.
However, I would not use them unless I was in a bind.
I emailed you with a good mechanic who I consider an expert on older vette's. He works on my vette.

Wayne

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Old 03-13-2004, 12:04 AM   #5
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I have not used them, but I have heard good things about Cartek in Garwood. BTW, the mis directed air flow is usually caused by a vacuum leak. There are several platic vacuum line connectors and junctions that simply melt from the extreme heat in our engine compartments. Check all the connectors and junctions, especially those close to the manifold. Good Luck!
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Old 03-13-2004, 12:26 AM   #6
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There's a good vette specialist in Cliffside Park - when I can't figure out what's wrong I take my '94 to him and so far he's never let me down. Much better than the dealer service departments, most of which have forgotten how to work on our C4s (if they ever knew in the first place)

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Old 03-13-2004, 07:03 AM   #7
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i will give you 2 places in wayne one is rob at stage 1 auto on rt 23. north right across from spa 23 and the other is joe at j&b auto on farmingdale rd
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Old 03-13-2004, 07:14 AM   #8
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here is a web page for stage 1 i am on this one http://www.stage1automotive.com/ check out cool video of firebird
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moving to "Northeast"
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Old 03-13-2004, 10:36 AM   #10
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Watching that 'bird wanting to fly, :eek: just gives me goosebumps.
I don't know how many times I watched the video.
VERY IMPRESSIVE!!! :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:
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Old 04-04-2004, 10:03 PM   #11
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Scott Madsen of Madsen Classic Restorations is the best Vette Guy I know. He did extensive work on my Vette, and I would never let anyone else touch that car. His shop is on RT 46 West in Mine Hill.

www.madsenrestorations.com

Check out his page for yourself


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Old 04-05-2004, 12:15 AM   #12
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I've looked high and low and haven't found a good shop in Bergen or Passaic County that works on Vettes.
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Old 04-05-2004, 10:29 PM   #13
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you might want to try Vette Doctors out on the island in Amityville :smash:
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Old 04-08-2004, 01:07 PM   #14
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I don't know any good mechanics to recommend but it sounds like you have a vacuum leak. If you pop off the passenger side fuel rail cover there is a small black plastic T-valve with 3 vacuum lines attached to it. This valve deteriorates due to the heat and on the underside of it you will usually find holes in the plastic. This is a fairly common problem and it takes less than 5 minutes to replace. Save your money and do this one yourself :thumbs: If you do a search for vacuum leak in C4 gen you should get all the info you need.
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Old 04-19-2004, 10:31 AM   #15
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Hello from Oakland! Back in my vetteing days i used to use Corvette Specialty in Walden NY. Great bunch of guys. Did lots of work and never ripped me off. Even got to watch/help on one on my repairs.

They are 2 exits up on the NY Thruway. Use the exit for Stewarts AFB. its about a 45 minute drive, but in a vette there is nothing as a drive that lasts to long!
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Old 04-19-2004, 10:55 AM   #16
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If any of you local guys are in a bind, I do side jobs at a very reasonable price. I'm located in Wood-Ridge, NJ (07075). Some of my qualifications are ASE certified Master Tech, ASE certified Undercar Specialist, ANSI certified Hydraulic repair, MACS A/C certified and many years of dealership experience (Chevy and Ford). My specialties are drivability issues and restos. I've had a '72 (recently sold), and a '99. I currently have a '67 (should be back on the road this summer), and a '03. If it's a job that'll take more than one day, I do have a locking multicar garage where the car would be worked on/stored. Please don't get turned off by my screen name, I've had it for years and use it on a bunch of boards. It's just easier for me to only use one name. I charge $25/hr + parts for small jobs. Big jobs or multiple small jobs I get $100/day + parts. I can drop you off and pick you up if you need a ride to work/home. If anybody is interested, feel free to get back to me here, or Email me at AAJSD455@aol.com. If you Email me, put "Side Work" in the title spot.
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