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10-19-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By mrvette

IMO, LS engine of your choice, I would go all...

IMO, LS engine of your choice, I would go all aluminum, which I think is available....and build your own 200 4r auto same as I did....

I installed my 350 with L98 heads, factory '89 truck...
Forum: C3 General
07-28-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,700
Posted By mrvette

I have cancelled many an internet purchase over...

I have cancelled many an internet purchase over the shipping costs, and not just car shit either, but across the board......6 bux to ship a .29 cent item?? yeh, right....fat chance....how about toss...
07-13-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,260
Posted By mrvette

Us icon....

Us icon....
07-10-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By mrvette

Only thing I would consider is a set of L98...

Only thing I would consider is a set of L98 aluminum heads, and DPFI for the fuel economy hell get a complete top end from an L98 ......to keep life easy, use a speed density computer GM ...
07-05-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 568
Posted By mrvette

Two things, once you get it cleaned out, get...

Two things, once you get it cleaned out, get hold of that spring on the outside/cowl/fresh air intake door under the fender, and disable it, then seal the door shut with RTV, remove the door behind...
Forum: C3 General
05-15-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By mrvette

Long ago in a land far far away, I changed the...

Long ago in a land far far away, I changed the old busdriver style wheel and column for a late shark install.....smaller wheel was a good help, had to fix the column....but some years later I decided...
05-12-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,442
Posted By mrvette

I recommend Tony's Corvette shop.....Gaithersburg...

I recommend Tony's Corvette shop.....Gaithersburg Md.....

I suspect you have too tall a tire there, but it looks like the fender maybe too tight for a stock fitting....and yes, I too had to limit...
05-10-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,657
Posted By mrvette

The ONLY correct way to run the main power for...

The ONLY correct way to run the main power for the fans is through the relay control to the alt output stud on back of the alt....I use a heavy 8 ga wire, run directly over top to the front of...
Forum: C3 General
05-03-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 925
Posted By mrvette

White faced gauges, painted housings white on...

White faced gauges, painted housings white on tach/speedo changed the gauges to white, and plugged in suber bright LED's in GREEN, they full brill all the time, no dimming....which is fine by...
Forum: C3 General
05-01-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By mrvette

'72 vette here, 88-91 vette serp drive, Sanden,...

'72 vette here, 88-91 vette serp drive, Sanden, and no switches involved....that kill sw off the clutch was eliminated.... the comp is grounded through the mounts no other switches involved....well...
03-21-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By mrvette

I have a pair of 4 on the flange, finned cast...

I have a pair of 4 on the flange, finned cast aluminum valve covers....for sale....PM me for pix and info they are painted burgundy and been on the shelf for a long time.....:willy:
Forum: C3 General
03-15-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,208
Posted By mrvette

Bought my '72 vert in '95.....I am age 74 very...

Bought my '72 vert in '95.....I am age 74 very close, and 6'5" 225 lbs....bad spine/arthritis....moved to Florida in '97 for that reason.....my '72 is very highly modified, nothing stock wheels...
01-29-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,163
Posted By mrvette

Billy Stein by FAR, no contest......noted a...

Billy Stein by FAR, no contest......noted a huge ride improvement

460 VBP coils, VBP360 rear plastic......rides like a dream....

275/50/17 rear 255/50/17 front.....rack steering....
...
Forum: C3 General
01-26-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,072
Posted By mrvette

See pix below for some ideas, like my custom...

See pix below for some ideas, like my custom grill on my '72 ...maybe keep things simpler.....cheaper too.....custom done by a welder buddy of mine....it got hit once about 12 years ago, so we...
Forum: C3 General
01-11-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,594
Posted By mrvette

OP, it is very obvious from the above comments...

OP, it is very obvious from the above comments that RUST is the largest thief of these cars lives......

and so I am 6'5" and age 73 having owned my '72 vert since '95.....

and the car was an...
12-30-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By mrvette

YUP, reworked my switches, and they are giving...

YUP, reworked my switches, and they are giving trouble yet again....so the same solution, this time the switches be fine.....

:smash:
12-17-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,053
Posted By mrvette

Here is the major part of the problem, back when...

Here is the major part of the problem, back when these sharks were made, the V pitch of the belt was narrower than the new metric belts, and so the new belts tend to ride on the top of the V sides,...
Forum: C3 General
12-16-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 788
Posted By mrvette

Went with a friend maybe 8 years ago, drove down...

Went with a friend maybe 8 years ago, drove down and finally found the place in Kissemee which is middle of Orlando, and tons of bad directions....they finally put up a sign on the road, directing...
Forum: C3 General
12-16-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 970
Posted By mrvette

Pay attention to 69427 Mike knows about...

Pay attention to 69427 Mike knows about dieting.....knocked ~500 lbs off his racer....

I switched to plastic rear spring, Billy stein sport shocks, custom aluminum grill, hollowed out hood...
Forum: C3 General
12-07-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By mrvette

NE corner of Florida....home of a couple Navy...

NE corner of Florida....home of a couple Navy facilities, and I live in Orange Park, just SW of the 'city' which is VERY large, largest in the nation, in AREA that is......

nice retirement...
11-12-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,075
Posted By mrvette

I did mine in my '72....winter 01-02 before any...

I did mine in my '72....winter 01-02 before any kits came out....

so did my own design work, and had it fabbed up locally.....

junkyard '89 Grand Am rack, happened to be NEW when I pulled...
Forum: C3 General
10-18-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,668
Posted By mrvette

I am 6'5" and so have an extra vert in the lo...

I am 6'5" and so have an extra vert in the lo back, and two of them are growing together age 73, arthritis from toes to nose.....

I replace the seat covers on my leather pattern vinyl seats...
10-06-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By mrvette

My 275/50/17 tires in back did of course require...

My 275/50/17 tires in back did of course require moving the parking brake, I can't comment on the 20" rims....BUT my 275 tire with the stock wheel centerline being kept for keeping wear/loading...
09-24-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,251
Posted By mrvette

I have a good used 308 ratio ring/pinion set in...

I have a good used 308 ratio ring/pinion set in my desk drawer, no rust....they fit the earlier iron diffy up to 77 I think it was 78 they went to the aluminum bat wing differential.....

if...
09-14-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By mrvette

I would go with a 200 4r because smaller and...

I would go with a 200 4r because smaller and narrower, more likely to fit your car with out busting ass, like my '72 did mine it was a 4 speed and so I am convinced a narrower tunnel than a stock...
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