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Old 01-06-2019, 01:38 AM
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I have looked at the car at fatslane. Personally I would pass. 435 convertibles bring considerably more than coupes do.........
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:00 AM
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I didn't have any idea that converts were more desirable/pricier than coupes. Maybe we should take this discussion elsewhere, I would like to discuss the blue 435 at Fast Lane, but I don't think it should be here
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Old 01-06-2019, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by CORVAIRWILD View Post
I didn't have any idea that converts were more desirable/pricier than coupes. Maybe we should take this discussion elsewhere, I would like to discuss the blue 435 at Fast Lane, but I don't think it should be here
Please start your own thread in the General Discussion area, not in this memberís For Sale thread.
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Old 01-06-2019, 09:16 PM
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ha,guys thanks for the PM's and emails

now is the time to add power windows,4-5 speed trannys and or change seats to leather

its going to be your car,do as you like it,,,but,,

save anything you take off so in 5-10 years when you want to sell it,you can put it back to original
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Old 01-06-2019, 10:51 PM
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The mention of the 5-speed is interesting, but probably not too necessary with 3.08 gears. Is the 400 horse solid or hydraulic lifter? Have you got any idea of the original history of the car? Was it ordered or a showroom car?
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:02 PM
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400hp ars were hyd cams/so no rocker/lifter adj's,yes I know the whole history of the car and where it was bought new,and ordered for the first owner

and these cars could use a drop in RPM's on the hwy,and an over-drive would help that
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Old 01-11-2019, 03:21 PM
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The 4L80E is a giant overdrive version of the 400, some parts are interchangeable, but you need a stand-alone computer, which I'm sure exists because a lot of hot rodders use them. The 4L80 also has a steeper first gear, and as low as .69 overdrive. So 4.10 gears drop to about 2.79. 3.08 would become 2.1. In 1979 a Grand Prix LJ with a 301 V8 could have had a 2.29 gear. I wonder what the Corvette motor would feel like turning a 2.1 gear with larger 15" tires than was on the Grand Prix with 2.29. I thought about a 5 speed for the above Corvette, I hadn't thought about an automatic overdrive. But dmax is correct. But then not original...
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:14 PM
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4l80's work with stand-alone wiring and computers

its about $900 for the parts
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