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Old 11-09-2006, 02:52 PM
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New member, and pics of my '77 Vette project

Hi all. I had an intro thread started when I signed up, but in case some of you missed it...

I've been searching these sections for a long time now, whenever I had a problem. Everything I needed to know has always been right here.

Anyway, I was asked in that thread to show some pics of the '77 Corvette project I've been working on for the last few years. It's gone through a lot of down time where it wasn't driven OR worked on. I'd been at it pretty hard for the last few months, and I hope to have it ready to go my spring...finished off by a new interior, LT1 400 swap, and fresh paint. I'll have to break the pics up into two groups. Car, and engine.

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Old 11-09-2006, 02:54 PM
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Old 11-09-2006, 03:31 PM
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Nice Car!
I've always liked that style vette and plan on building one myself someday when i get some other projects out of the way.
That motor should be a monster when you get it put in
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Old 11-09-2006, 03:37 PM
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Nice Car!
I've always liked that style vette and plan on building one myself someday when i get some other projects out of the way.
That motor should be a monster when you get it put in

I hope so. I built it strong. It's a 1973 SBC 400 bored +.020. I did a full roller retrofit, machining the block myself. The can I chose is an LT4 Hot Cam, and it's topped off with a pair of '89 stock GM heads. The intake on it now is what my plan B was. Originally this motor was gonna be a TPI topped beast. Then I found out that TPI can barely push a 350, so I knew it wasn't gonna like a heavy breathing 400. That's when I turned to plan B. A manifold and carb.

Then, after this pic was taken, I found a lead on a cheap LT1. I am picking it up this weekend. I'll take the intake, and sell the long block. I am having the LT1 manifold machined to fit my heads and Gen1 block. The harness and computer are being sent off to be worked over and reprogrammed. I have some fuel and wiring to work out now that I have plan C but it'll be great. The chip is being burned to fit the 400 exactly, using it's components.
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Old 11-11-2006, 10:51 AM
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I'm leaving tomorrow for an hour drive to pick up this LT1 pallet motor. It'll be a lot of fun to get it home, get the intake off, and prepped to have it sent off and machined. At the same time the harness and computer will get shipped off to be modified and programmed. Exciting to know I'm building my first fuel injected motor. Yahtzi.
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Old 11-25-2006, 08:36 PM
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I have most of what I'll need I think. I'm wanting to polish the intake manifold, not shiny, but new looking. Any good tips?
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