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Old 11-28-06, 07:14 PM   #41
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Are you saying the lucky guy is going to fall into endless mod pit?

A stronger clutch, transmission and rear, wider rear tires, a scatter shield and maybe a parachute to stop him at the end of the quarter mile or hitting the ground when his wife throws him out of the window when she learns about the costs of these mods?

That will cost almost as much as some guys spend on Zaino.

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Then Joel will hate all the trips to the mechanic and sell the car, buy a C6 and end of with a faster and more enjoyable car.
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Old 11-28-06, 08:00 PM   #42
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Sadly,from personal experience,I have to agree with Mark.The next Vette I buy will be a low option 6 speed that will stay completely stock.This will be
like my ' 99 FRC .I had dozens of runs over 3 years & never broke anything.

Now,as I've frequently said," a good day at the track is when I get to drive home".

I have to admit that Bob Weiss told me this would happen ,but I didn't listen.
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Old 11-28-06, 08:02 PM   #43
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Now this is a motor! Might cause some hood clearance issues though.
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Old 11-28-06, 08:39 PM   #44
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Denise,

Also a good idea to make sure your fuel tank is full (moisture in fuel can rust tank above the fuel line) and put a moisture absorber in the interior (I just bought some "Damprid" at lowes I am going to try this year).

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Thanks Bob for the tips! We usually just started the car once in a while in the winter but everyone here is getting us thinking since the battery usually died. Glen mentioned the battery tender to us too as a tip.
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Old 11-28-06, 08:50 PM   #45
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Now this is a motor! Might cause some hood clearance issues though.
Is that the "572" they had at carlisle?
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Old 11-28-06, 09:11 PM   #46
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i can tell you from experience, once you start one project it leads into another one ,joel. also while the engine is out its agood time to detail the engine compartment. if you need any thing glass beaded i can do it at work
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Old 11-28-06, 09:15 PM   #47
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Sadly,from personal experience,I have to agree with Mark.The next Vette I buy will be a low option 6 speed that will stay completely stock.This will be
like my ' 99 FRC .I had dozens of runs over 3 years & never broke anything.

Now,as I've frequently said," a good day at the track is when I get to drive home".

I have to admit that Bob Weiss told me this would happen ,but I didn't listen.
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I think you will be completely bored with a low option completely stock six speed after having that car. The only reason you are breaking stuff is because your engine got the power to do it.

A well known tuner told me that if I want to drag race my car I need to budget fifty dollars per run to repair broken stuff. I'll bet that is not far off to what your 500+rrwp car is costing you when it is all said, added up and done.


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Old 11-29-06, 01:46 AM   #48
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I definitely plan to detail the engine compartment while the engine is out! Still haven't decided on the ZZ4 (355HP) or perhaps the ZZ383 (425HP) if finances allow. I also plan to go with a 700 R4 to replace the original 3 speed trans (GM if not too expensive or perhaps a MadDog Gangster?) The 308 rear will go to 355 or 373. I think that's about it. The best part is: I'll hopefully be running at least mid-13's instead of high 15's.
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Old 11-29-06, 07:04 AM   #49
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[quote=Norm Clemmer]A well known tuner told me that if I want to drag race my car I need to budget fifty dollars per run to repair broken stuff. I'll bet that is not far off to what your 500+rrwp car is costing you when it is all said, added up and done.


Norm,I gladly settle for $50/run.I'm sure I don't have to tell you the cost of 2 racing clutches & a new gear box.
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Old 11-29-06, 12:01 PM   #50
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Do you guys light candles around the car at night and do some type of Chant around the car, like the indians did with the great white buffalo. By the way, thats what it is, A CAR!

Hey, did you know that these new fangled machines are now equiped to handle cold weather, check your manual.

OH boy here we go...
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Old 11-29-06, 12:17 PM   #51
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Black Magic will be out and about during the winter months. Somebody has to make some sonic booms on the road and she is quite capable. Although I know Mark will miss driving behind me smelling all that jet fuel!

The roads of course have to be clean otherwise I must bring out the magic carpet!
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Old 11-29-06, 12:45 PM   #52
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Hey Joe,
Nice to have you back on the site.
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Old 11-29-06, 02:14 PM   #53
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Do you guys light candles around the car at night and do some type of Chant around the car, like the indians did with the great white buffalo. By the way, thats what it is, A CAR!

Hey, did you know that these new fangled machines are now equiped to handle cold weather, check your manual.

OH boy here we go...

Yo Nick!!! Easy does it!!!
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Old 11-29-06, 02:16 PM   #54
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Old 11-29-06, 02:49 PM   #55
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Do you guys light candles around the car at night and do some type of Chant around the car, like the indians did with the great white buffalo. By the way, thats what it is, A CAR!

Hey, did you know that these new fangled machines are now equiped to handle cold weather, check your manual.

OH boy here we go...
Outlaw, Your close but no cigar. We came a long way since those Indian days. We now sit on lawn chairs, drink beer and sniff Zaino. We no longer have to Chant the radio does that.
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Did you ever just go into your garage and stare at your Vette. Don't tell anyone but I do all the time. It makes me feel good. No candle lighting though.
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Old 11-30-06, 04:42 AM   #57
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Don't put them to bed, just put yhem to rest.
There are some very nice days during the winter to take the Vette out for a drive.
Providing theres no salt lingering on the roads.
Hopefully we'll have a mild winter.
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Old 12-02-06, 03:47 PM   #58
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I guess by next weekend, could be SNOW. New coat of Zaino on Thursday before the cold.
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Old 12-02-06, 04:04 PM   #59
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I have decided to take it off the road the minute the first application of road salt is applied.

I had her out today and commented to myself of how am I going to keep my hands off her on a sunny 60 degree winter day.

Maybe Mark will invite me over to the LAL to add distraction!
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Bill,

The Vette looks SUPER !!!
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