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Old 11-12-2018, 08:35 PM
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Nice! White 80s are the best. What did it end up being? Please post some more pics!

However it left the factory, as long as it's a 4-speed, it's a keeper!
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Old 11-12-2018, 09:12 PM
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1980 L48 close ratio factory 4, unmolested survior, 55k miles, garage kept since day one, showroom condtion. I will be the 2nd owner and it will be donated to the Corvette Museum when I kick. Drives like a dream, orginal , engine, tranny and rear. Bone stock. Flawless and 100% mine. Been looking for this work of art for 38 years.
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Pics to follow tomorrow if its not raining out. Im one very happy camper. This ones a keeper!
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Old 11-13-2018, 09:46 AM
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Congrats. Looks like a nice car.
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Old 11-13-2018, 10:30 AM
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Thank you so much for thinking of us! If our development team has not already been notified of your wishes - please reach out to Amy Hardin so that you can be recognized and inducted into our Duntov Society! It's an elite group of individuals that include the Museum in their estate plans. Can't wait to see photos of your beautiful survivor!
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Old 11-13-2018, 12:18 PM
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Congrats on your new find. You will find plenty of help in the C3 section of the forum. That’s the right color too.
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Old 11-13-2018, 02:14 PM
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Thanks Bro


Shes officially mine, registered and insured, what a creampuff.
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Old 11-13-2018, 02:23 PM
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I love the front tag, that's me every time I drive my Corvette.
You have every reason to be proud of your new car, it's awesome
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Old 11-13-2018, 02:47 PM
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Nice car. Am I missing something though? In the first picture there seems to be a blurry badge on the passenger fender. The pictures of it at your home do not seem to show this badge? What is it i am seeing in the first pic? Also different tires?
Was the first picture not the same car?

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Old 11-13-2018, 07:20 PM
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Yea the first pic was a car I was looking at, but it wasnt a factory 4, the car I bought is the L48 m22 4 speed.
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:52 PM
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Good call getting a 4 speed.
Enjoy
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Old 11-13-2018, 11:13 PM
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...unless someone put that M-22 or "close ratio" trans in that car, it originally came with a "wide ratio Super T10" trans, which for an L-48 is a great transmission. 4spd 1980 Corvettes aren't that plentiful, you don't see them everyday. Congrats on the car.
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Old 11-14-2018, 06:25 AM
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Thank you, im really a novice when it comes to this car, but im learning. Ihave had my eye on the car for 38 years, I bought an orginal unmolested survivor right down to the smog controls. Question how important is it to keep it intact and factory orginal. Does it goe that crazy even down to the calipers. I had a leak on left side, bought an aftermarket Did the R+R and kept the orginal one as I didnt exchange it as a core. Is it that important to dothis or are some parts just ttosd aways when it comes time to replace them. The car has the orginal belts on the engine. Canyou tell me about where I would find out aboutthe tranny and how to confirm thats what I have. Thanks for your help guy, im truly inheaven with the car, been worththe 38 year wait for theright one.
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Old 11-14-2018, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Paul Borowski View Post
...unless someone put that M-22 or "close ratio" trans in that car, it originally came with a "wide ratio Super T10" trans, which for an L-48 is a great transmission. 4spd 1980 Corvettes aren't that plentiful, you don't see them everyday. Congrats on the car.


It should be a Borg Warner trans with a 2.88 first gear. There is more information here:
http://pontiacpower.org/BW.htm

As an example on the driver's side you will see two sets of figures. The bottom in this case is WD2182 (Warner, April, 21st, 1978, 2nd shift. The top numbers will be a partial vin of your car.


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Old 11-14-2018, 08:12 AM
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The originality is important to some owners and some buyers. It can increase the size of the people interested in buying a car which can firm up the price at time of sale. If you keep it mostly original and intact but replace maintenance items, you will keep the originality.

The belts absolutely must be replaced. You could save them but probably not worth it. I was in your shoes years ago and kept my original belts on the car but one sunny day on the way back from a show, the smog pump belt disintegrated and slapped the underside of my hood hard causing a section of pretty red paint to fly off into the air. Not a good day.

The brake calipers are a common replacement item. You can have them re-sleeved or just exchange them for remanufactured ones. Nobody is checking date codes on '80 Corvette calipers.

The transmission is not an M-22. That was a code was used for the close ratio heavy duty transmission back in the 60's and earlier 70's. Your car should have the M-18 Borg Warner Super T-10. The assembly code stamp on the transmission will end in "1" for "wide ratio".
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Old 11-14-2018, 08:33 AM
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I'd do whatever you need to to make the car safe and fun to drive. That's the real value of these cars, especially after your long wait to get one!

Lonestar rebuilds calipers from correct Delco Moraine castings. I paid a bit extra (vs generic rebuilds) to put them on my wife's 79 when I replaced all 4 calipers (SS sleeved, o-rings, from a vendor). Of the calipers I took off, none were original, and no two matched, and her car is a well-maintained driver wiith 57K miles.

Congrats on a beautiful car! Don't hesitate to put thousands of miles on it. 4-speed driving is the best part!
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tukawuka, you might also find the Vehicle Information Kit for your car of interest. It contains a lot of good, detailed information on your car and can be downloaded to your computer to browse at your leisure.

By the way, welcome to the Corvette Forum. I believe you will find it to be a terrific resource and soon one of the most useful tools in your toolbox!

Good luck... GUSTO
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Old 11-14-2018, 10:12 AM
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Your the man , and my newbest friend. Yes this place is Utopia, and yes driiving it until the first snowfall.??? Where can i find the fluids quantity and types, You recommend OEM reccomendations oris there better stuffiut there. Engine oil is 5w-30 synthetic as of now
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Old 11-15-2018, 07:30 AM
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Welcome.
Congrats! Nice, clean looking ride!

Purchase a Service Manual and an Assembly Instruction Manual. Check for/ repair leaks (power steering, brakes, engine, etc), change all the fluids, check all the rubber (suspension/ body bushings, weatherstripping etc). Taking care of her is part of the experience, so enjoy!

I went with a white 80 4 speed also, though I have a 6 speed, and some mods done now.


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Awesome!!
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