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Old 07-22-2012, 05:39 PM
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Heck John I take either today.

What is odd about the side piller ventalation on a 1964 Corvette?
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:10 PM
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First year?

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Old 07-22-2012, 07:12 PM
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Heres a free one and when some gets boothboy has the floor if I am allowed, if not go ahead boothboy and ask yours but I bet you get this one before 7:45 est.
Another Corvette question: What year Corvette had a 85 mph speedometer and why,

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I'm going to say 1977 because the gas shortage? I know that is the year California lowered their freeway speeds from 65 to 55.

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Big sorry, when I typed my post John had answered a question and said for someone else to ask a question. I didn't realize that he had ask one and boothboy now has the floor.
boothboy I will send you the answer by pm if you don't already have it. If you want to use my question feel free or if not ask another.

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Old 07-23-2012, 08:22 AM
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Brian : Nope first year is not the correct answer.

Garrell: 1980 was the first year that Corvette as well as all the other automobiles was mandated by the federal government to limit the speedo to only register no more than 85 mph. The reasoning was it would encourage fuel savings.

Re-asking my origional question.
What was odd about the side pillar vents on a 1964 Corvette?
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:59 AM
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In the immortal words of MartinSr. yesterday when someone had the correct answer :Oh, dung dung dung you got it boothboy.
Back to your question wasn't the left side the only side that functioned as a vent?

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You are correct! I believe both sides functioned in 65.
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Is it me, I jumped ahead a couple of days ago and didn'i know it. I will wait until Iget the go ahead.

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GO Garrell GO! BB said you were right.

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What is considered to be the worst Corvette ever built and why?

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What is considered to be the worst Corvette ever built and why?

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Depends who's considering it...

As far as I'm concerned, the earliest C1's ('53 to early 55) were the worst. They were roadsters instead of convertibles, they only came with a 6 cylinders and Powerglides, and had 6 volt electrical systems.
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You make good points and the Corvette platform was almost cancelled because of those problems but the one I am talking about was almost humilating for Chevy and Corvette and was an official known fact.
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Well probably the worst Corvette model year was 1983. That Corvette was so problem filled that the did not produce any for the public a total of 43 83 cars were produced and only one is confirmed to exist. I saw it at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY. Now if that isn't shameful I don't know what is!

Saying that 1980 was also a banner year for Corvette. Calif was lucky enough to get that fire breathing 305 with a whopping 180 hp.You could tell it was a 1980 Calif. car because the owner always shielded their face as the 11 year old's zipped past them on their skate boards. Cow-a-bunga!
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Garrell it is pretty hard when there isn't a hard and fast answer like the lowest number sold or something like. It may be "well known" as the worse but there is never a sure fire "worse".

That being said I am thinking the same as BB but in 75 the base model had only 165 horse, pretty pathetic and I don't think it sold many. Then in 1980 which had a 305 (gag me) in the California Vette. But again, these are opinions.

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I would have said the '74, based on the fact that I owned one and if it were improved about 500% it might make it all the way up the scale as far as "worst POS ever"!
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