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Old 04-15-2006, 06:07 PM
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While I was at my grandfathers house this weekend in NC, a long time family friend that just downsized her flower and gift shop is now working out of their barn. Well little did I know her husband who worked at the gift shop with her has a 1973 C/10 pickup that he has done custom back in has to be the 80s. Its school bus orange with a decent paint job and other 80s stuff. However the motor is a jewel, a 1970 L88 corvette motor! Looks really good for its age. He said he is gettin on up in years and cant really take care of it but would like to keep it a little longer and said when he does decide to sell it this summer (I asked), he said around 1k! he told me Id have first dibs and maybe a discount, if I promised to bring it back there every once and a while. Major score. Ill send some pics next time I go over there. BTW it has a water injection kit, so now he said the last time he drove in city it got 24 mpg!

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Old 04-15-2006, 06:25 PM
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Congrats on your find and have fun with it.
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Old 04-15-2006, 06:30 PM
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Its pretty quick too, lays down the rubber a long way, even with 3.23s.
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Old 04-16-2006, 09:27 PM
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What exactly would a 'water-injection' kit be?
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Were does he live? Uh...I just want some flowers...Really! LOL
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What exactly would a 'water-injection' kit be?
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This is all I could find......... doesn't say anything about better gas mileage.. and in most cases is only used on vehicles with turbo chargers.
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Old 04-17-2006, 12:41 AM
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AKM, I remember the kit some use water and alcohol but it was real tricky to get them to work.

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Old 04-17-2006, 01:18 AM
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My buddys' Dad had water injection on his Ford 3/4 ton, had a good sized camper on it, around 1980. He was a master mechanic, could work on anything, he had the water injection to run a higher compression without detonation problems. I don't recall how he set this up, it was carbureted.
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It was supposed to give better gas mileage, and I remember a LONG time ago JC Whitney sold one.

I remember that this one old guy came to see my dad, and they talked something about his old ford having water injection but they didn't really talk to me and my sister, so I didn't really pay that much attention to it back then.

Here's a good read on the subject.

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My buddys' Dad had water injection on his Ford 3/4 ton, had a good sized camper on it, around 1980. He was a master mechanic, could work on anything, he had the water injection to run a higher compression without detonation problems. I don't recall how he set this up, it was carbureted.
same with this guy, he made his own little kit, raised the comp. ratio and he was good to go. BTW Its just a L88 block with everything that matched the original L88 parts, the heads are 375 heads.
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You found it all-right.

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Old 04-17-2006, 05:07 PM
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He told me he wanted to let some one have it that had the ability to take care of it and drive it. I guess being a family friend helps out too.
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1K isn't bad..... around here you can't pick up a truck with a dent in every fender for that, then again, I'm in Texas!
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