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Old 11-24-2010, 02:38 PM
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I wanted to come back and update this thread showing the latest modifications to the car which include the Ramjet ZL1 motor and Silver Sport 5 speed trans conversion and to also list it for sale. This Ramjet is serial number 185 of 200 engines produced. The car rarely gets driven and it's a shame to have it sit here unused.

Selling price is $58,900
Serious inquiries only please. PM me for more info.

Thank you!
Jerry Gaddis


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Off the top of my head.... and I'm sure I'm forgetting a lot, here are some of the things I've done to the car

Gm Performance Ramjet ZL1 all aluminum big block fuel injected crate motor. This engine is serial number 185 out of 200 motors produced.
Silver Sport Transmissions 5 speed conversion with Silver Sport hydraulic clutch system (install done at Silver Sports Facility in Tennessee)
Ecklers L88 hood
Custom built Rock Valley stainless steel fuel tank with internal electric fuel pump.
Corvette Instruments electronic tach conversion
All new wire harnesses from Lectic Limited
Refurbished tilt/tele steering column from Tracy Performance
DeWitts radiator with dual Spal fans
Vintage air AC system
Vintage air serpentine belt system
"Rack Attack" rack n pinion steering
Hydraboost brake system
New leather interior (corvette america)
All new interior (corvette america)
Refurbished seat belts (Ssnakeoil products)
Polished Torq-Thrust II wheels(18" rear 17" front)
Back spacing on rear wheels is 5.5"/back spacing on front wheels is 4"
Front tires are Nitto 555 P245/45/17
Rear tires are Nitto 555 P275/40/R18
offset rear swing arms/bearing assembly's (Van Steel)
Stock diff rebuilt with 3.55 gearing built by Van Steel
Slotted brake rotors/new calipers/pads
Fort Wayne Heavy duty 3" half shafts with half shaft safety loops
Dual mount rear spring system
Smart strut system
New paint job
Factory side pipe covers / stainless steel side pipe mufflers with ceramic coated big block short tube headers

The car drives like a dream and turns heads everywhere

My car was an original 350/300 numbers matching car. I have carefully preserved the original engine, transmission and all other parts I removed from the car. I was lucky enough to have a lot of the original documentation that came with the car such as the original order form, dealer binder with owners manual, build sheet and assorted tags, etc. I even have the original owners finance papers. Their note was only $111 per month They traded in a '64 convertible on this '69 so they were true Corvette fanatics


First fire up of the new Ramjet ZL1 engine








Enjoy the pics of the finished product








































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Old 11-24-2010, 02:55 PM
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WOW... that is very very nice. 69 coupes are my favorite C3. I am envious. Yes, your gonna turn a lot more heads with that than the Z06. Z06's are like toyota camrys where I am, everybody has one.
Enjoy your hard work...
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Welcome back. Looks like you did a great job, that's the color my 69 is supposed to be, but your never really done.
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Dude - that is hot! By the way, what is the width and offset of your wheels front and back? I am looking at making some changes at some point to mine and the tire/wheel combo is one of those areas.

Also, did you change the suspension at all like coilovers or ??

Thx, Gary
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Hi,
Your 69 looks terrific in the pictures!
The ride height and stance look just right.
Thanks for taking the time to post the pictures.
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Thanks very much for the complements guys
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The car looks awesome! I know the feeling about getting carried away with a newer car. My 01 z06 keeps alot of my money from the 71.
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Dude - that is hot! By the way, what is the width and offset of your wheels front and back? I am looking at making some changes at some point to mine and the tire/wheel combo is one of those areas.

Also, did you change the suspension at all like coilovers or ??

Thx, Gary
Hi Gary, Back spacing on rear wheels is 5.5"/back spacing on front wheels is 4"

I had to put the double offset trailing arms on to run those wheels.
You also have to remove the rear sway bar so that's why I went with the dual mount rear spring.... this setup enables you to not have to run a swaybar.

I'm still using springs on the front but they are 550 springs which lowers the ride height a bit.

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Great job and beautiful Car, but are they ever really done?
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That is the car of my dreams!
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69 vette you know they have a cruise nite at Tampicos first saturday of the month
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Just plain WOW
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Originally Posted by v2racing View Post
Great job and beautiful Car, but are they ever really done?
You do have a point there


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69 vette you know they have a cruise nite at Tampicos first saturday of the month
I sure do. I'm going to try to start making some of those. See you there
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Car looks great,

You've done some high quality work there

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Looks great. That engine shot must be an early shot. I don't see the Vintage Air, serp. belt, hydroboost or the Steeroids.

Nice looking car. BTW I am running 18X10s also in the rear with stock trailing arms. They do fit but I also have a set of double offset arms ready to go on. They are beefier and the spring mount is in a better location with a shortened spring.
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Car looks great. You have done a nice job with it. I love that color. One of my buddies has a 69 that is blue on blue like that and I love it. IT should be a nice driver the way you have it set up. Enjoy the ride. Awesome car.
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Looks great. That engine shot must be an early shot. I don't see the Vintage Air, serp. belt, hydroboost or the Steeroids.
Good observation Gordon
The car has changed quite a bit under the hood since that picture. I'll get some updated pics for you guys tomorrow.
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Car looks great. You have done a nice job with it. I love that color. One of my buddies has a 69 that is blue on blue like that and I love it. IT should be a nice driver the way you have it set up. Enjoy the ride. Awesome car.
Thanks very much. I spent the afternoon taking my 9 year old for a ride. I'm amazed at how good the car drives now with all the upgrades. My sons say they love the ole 69 better than my ZO6. It makes me happy to know these kids have an appreciation for the old classics.
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SWEET !!!
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