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Old 01-24-2019, 12:20 AM
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Welcome back keeks! And thanks for the video... good stuff!
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Old 01-24-2019, 07:14 AM
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Well said Keeks. I share your enthusiasm and optimism for what the C8 will be. My Mid Engine will also share garage space with its older brothers and sisters.
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Thanks. That was a real nice video. Damn onions!

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Old 01-24-2019, 12:23 PM
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My 54 vette had a funny quirk.. they filled up with 6 inches of water sitting in the dealer’s lots. The TSB called for 1/4 holes drilled in the floor to drain them before sale. My brand new Z06 has quirks like tires chinking in slow tight turns.... But I can promise you the C8 will do exactly what those cars do, quirks and all.....it will turn heads and it will kick Porsche’s asses.
Any chance that made it all the way to at least 58? Years ago I worked at a Corvette shop and during a blizzard I started helping out with a resto on a 58 (since we couldn't move the cars around and all my work was finished). We were all scratching our heads at some holes in the floor of the car. They didn't look like they were factory, looked like they had been there a long time, but we couldn't figure out why they were there. Maybe this is why.

The things you learn (possibly) over 20 years after the fact!
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Ah yes, drain plugs . . .

I spent several years messing around in the Shelby Cobra replica world, and my replica was a pretty close example of original specs, complete w/ a 1965 427FE side-oiler, Jaguar IRS w/ inboard brakes, and Ford top-loader 4-speed.

Most Cobras didn't have either tops or side windows, and I drove mine a fair amount, which meant getting caught in the rain from time-to-time. As long as you could maintain speed, you could stay pretty dry, but, of course stop lights were killers. I remember a couple of occasions where I was caught in traffic, with stop lights everywhere in a downpour and had 3-4" of water inside. The wave action was ridiculous during acceleration and deceleration.

A couple of my friends asked why I didn't know about drain plugs. We were at a Cobra gathering and someone produced a drill and put 4 in my floor pan on the spot in a hotel parking lot. Problem solved forever . . .

I took this picture in downtown Annapolis, MD, while sitting with my wife at a sidewalk cafe, watching tourists give tutorials on the car.



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Come on Keeks... you broke the LT4 and C7Z06 CADS... give us something baby!
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Keeks, I've been wondering where you have been during all this C8 discussions and hoping you would be back and spill some beans like you did with the C7. Those were some exciting days until the reveal. The tail light design issue and the hate for it provided me hours of entertainment. Anything you can tell us about the C8 to backup what Zerv02 has been telling us. I have given him the benefit of doubt as I gave you the benefit of doubt when you first posted way back then on the C7 tail lights?
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Thanks for sharing this video. It is a powerful example of what this car means to many people, for many years. I'd like to think that is why this thread is so passionate. But at the very least, perhaps in this single C8 topic, we can all (temporarily) forget our differences, and enjoy the camaraderie of a shared experience of like minded folks who love Corvettes. Thanks Keeks.
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Thank you for the touching video. What I got out of this as it relates to the C8 is once that V8 engine fires up in the C8 with that classic American V8 rumble, all the doubt and uncertainty about the C8 being a true Corvette will disappear.
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Thank you for the touching video. What I got out of this as it relates to the C8 is once that V8 engine fires up in the C8 with that classic American V8 rumble, all the doubt and uncertainty about the C8 being a true Corvette will disappear.
The look on that man’s face when he revs it up is why we love these things.
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Old 01-24-2019, 07:10 PM
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Come on man, spill a few beans! What's up with the cargo volume on the C8? More or less than the C7's 15 cubes?
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Could we fit our goalie pads and gear in the rear trunk?
Maybe 2 cases of molson canadian in the frunk?
Will my 2 steel studded old cutlass wheels fit in the rear for winter time?
Will our head touch the targa with our enormous tuques on?
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The only thing I am comfortable revealing is that it will unequivocally come with a factory installed... “pm”

if if you are unclear in my reference you may need to re watch Borat..... ��

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That video is great fun to watch!
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Originally Posted by keeks2915 View Post
The only thing I am comfortable revealing is that it will unequivocally come with a factory installed... “pm”

if if you are unclear in my reference you may need to re watch Borat..... ��



​​​​​​I want to have a car that attract a woman with shave down below.

Well that would be a Corvette. Or a Hummer.

So in short, a ***** magnet....

You got to give us more than that....come on... :P

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Originally Posted by keeks2915 View Post
The only thing I am comfortable revealing is that it will unequivocally come with a factory installed... “pm”

if if you are unclear in my reference you may need to re watch Borat..... ��

But they are already manufactured that way. The Vette makes 'em wet.
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Ah yes, drain plugs . . .

I spent several years messing around in the Shelby Cobra replica world, and my replica was a pretty close example of original specs, complete w/ a 1965 427FE side-oiler, Jaguar IRS w/ inboard brakes, and Ford top-loader 4-speed.

Most Cobras didn't have either tops or side windows, and I drove mine a fair amount, which meant getting caught in the rain from time-to-time. As long as you could maintain speed, you could stay pretty dry, but, of course stop lights were killers. I remember a couple of occasions where I was caught in traffic, with stop lights everywhere in a downpour and had 3-4" of water inside. The wave action was ridiculous during acceleration and deceleration.

A couple of my friends asked why I didn't know about drain plugs. We were at a Cobra gathering and someone produced a drill and put 4 in my floor pan on the spot in a hotel parking lot. Problem solved forever . . .

I took this picture in downtown Annapolis, MD, while sitting with my wife at a sidewalk cafe, watching tourists give tutorials on the car.


Foosh, I wasn’t too far from you in Woodbine. SP1973 bought new. Also, for what it is worth- my beautiful custom built Cobra could not hold a candle to my C6Z. The Z06 could blow it off the road.

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Nice post. Video made a car guy cry!
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