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Old 01-12-2016, 09:29 PM
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Thanks for the comments. Yes, they are repop tires that were purchased from Zip and are supposedly made in the original Goodyear molds. My car has the original, unused spare and the repop tires match it perfectly! As for how the car handles, it behaves like it did when new. Keep in mind that narrow, bias-ply tires tend to feel a bit "squirrely" and they "thump" when cold until the tires warm up. Back then (1970) we didn't know any better and thought it drove great! To me, the authentic look is worth the trouble of dealing with bias-ply tires. Does it handle like a new Camry? Heck NO, but that's part of the allure of piloting a big block, 4-speed, no PS C3.

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Thanks - I'm in a dilemma about going to bias ply repops or some new BF Goodrich type radials. I love the retro look! Yours is cool.
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They do look great and for some reason hot rod they look wider and gives your 70 a great stance, I love it.
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Bad time of the year for "new" photos but here is a 2fer of LS5s from this summer. My friend Ron's 71 Donnybrook Green, green int, auto coupe, and my 70 Bridgehampton blue, black int, 4 speed vert.
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Plus "bonus" LS5 Pat's 71 Monte Carlo 454SS
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Old 01-13-2016, 06:22 PM
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71 LS5, 4spd, SN 1632 - early 71 production with many leftover 70 parts. Pretty original car except for one correct color repaint in the 80's that is showing its age. Everything works inside including the fiber optics, clock and radio.

















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Old 01-14-2016, 02:20 AM
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Beautiful 71 LS5 you have there in a great color.Any pics of the engine compartment you can post ? Thanks Jerry
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1973 LS4 convertible - mille miglia red w med saddle interior, A/C-PW-PS-PB-tilt-AMFM- I know it's a little outside of this group, but since it's all original I thought I would add it.








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Beautiful 71 LS5 you have there in a great color.Any pics of the engine compartment you can post ? Thanks Jerry
I rebuilt the entire drive train when I bought the car as it was tired. Everything was done to factory specs. I was the first one in the engine.

Keen eyes may be able to tell the CEC is not connected, but I have all of the parts. On my list of to-do's.......








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Looks great thanks for the pics.Being that your 71 is a early LS5 did it come with the chrome valve covers as some early ones have been known to come with them and not the Orange painted covers.Thnaks Jerry
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My Ontario Orange 1972 LS5 4spd.





Got a few engine mods (Cam, Intake, Carb) and it sounds great thru a set of GM (Over the Counter) N-11 Off Road mufflers.

http://vid50.photobucket.com/albums/...pspkb1xwxf.mp4

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Looks great thanks for the pics.Being that your 71 is a early LS5 did it come with the chrome valve covers as some early ones have been known to come with them and not the Orange painted covers.Thnaks Jerry
Yup, those are the originals........

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One of the first 71 LS5's I have seen with chrome valve covers..
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Old 03-05-2016, 02:13 AM
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March bump for the 70-72 LS5 owners. Took some pretty good video waiting for my son to post it.
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Old 03-05-2016, 02:17 AM
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Any other early 71 LS5's like thoyer that have chrome valve covers and not painted orange steel covers ? I remember seing a real early 71 somewhere on the net with chrome covers also.
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Old 03-09-2016, 12:47 AM
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Bump for LS5 owners.
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Old 03-15-2016, 11:41 PM
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thoyer, there is a early build 71 LS5 on eBay with chrome valve covers,don't know the vin.
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Old 03-16-2016, 12:10 AM
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August 1970 build like yours but no vin listed on eBay.
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Old 03-20-2016, 06:20 PM
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And one more,

71 LS5 4SP, Bridgehampton Blue/Black, PS, PB, PW.....and lots of fun



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