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  1. This is what I'm contemplating. Black carbon flash in center of rear facia. I have a pricture of my car with this area blacked-out, sitting on my computer desk to see if I get tired of looking at it. So far, I still think it looks great - an option Chevy should have offered, as it looks better than their stripes, to me.
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  2. Shocks are more than likely not the issue on a C3 and what you are describing. Take a "good look" at your strut rods and the rubber bushings, they are either way out of adjustment or they are shot and need to be replaced. While your at it, look at your trailing arms, but that is more than likely not the issue, but they do go bad. How many miles on it? Vansteel is a good place for these parts. GL https://www.vansteel.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=shop.SubGroups&Group=30003
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  3. I think I'm getting the hang on this engine tuning stuff finally...
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  5. Super late to respond, but better late then never! Bought this 07 Z06 in Maryland with 14k on it completely stock. Took it back to CT and the wife started to have health issues. Moved the wife to AZ and now I finally have time to set it up correctly. I started by replacing the Nav unit and installed an MGW shifter, big difference, supper happy. The next thing on the list was to fix those pesky LS7 head issues, and might as well throw some extra goodies in as well. I took some time to research shops near me, and ended up bringing it to Cordes Performance for the Stage 1 package. I just got it back yesterday and I'm super excited. My goal is to auto-X, and track days. I know I need to replace these chrome rims, I'll keep them for spares. In researching sizes I see most recommend sticking with stock sizes as tires are easier to find good tires. I'm not sure if this page has sponsors and deals, but I'll do some searching before I duplicate threads that have been beaten to death. My last play car was a turbo Miata so I'm new to this Vette thing, it's more expensive for sure, but man is it more fun as well! I'm in Tempe if you have meets, just moved out here in May and really haven't had much time to socialize.
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  6. Take pictures and post them to keep this thread going with your rebuild. We love making fun of your goofs since we can’t be there to break things ourselves.
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  7. That should help, though, I prefer beefier, adjustable strut rods. πŸ‘
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  8. Geri that staffed the front desk at Classic for years retired, and they've had challenges filling that position. Like Spinal Tap trying to find a new drummer kind of turnover. Not making excuses for them, but like everyone anymore, they have struggled with getting reliable help at the front desk. I would suggest maybe asking for Mike (Joe's brother) who does the paint and body stuff primarily I looked at the website for Joe's Refinishes, looks like they do some high profile work for sure. I have no personal knowledge of them
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  9. Can't believe I missed seeing this...Happy Belated Birfday Gary, hope it was great!!!!
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  10. Happy Birthday to ya Gary!
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  11. Welcome from Avondale. If you don't mind the drive, I'd take your car and go see Joe at Classic Gold in Tempe. He did paint and bodywork on my wifes 78' and he did a fantastic job.
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  12. Thanks. I see there is a meet up here in Flagstaff in August. I will try to make it to that.
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  13. Happy Born-On-Day, man. Staying home and celebrate tonight? Have a great day.
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  14. Here is what I did on the strut rods. I got tired of my rods not staying adjusted after a couple burnouts with DRs on the back. I went to chrome moly heim joint rods that I made my self. They work awesome, easy to adjust and give the car a more firm planted feel. I had my machinist make me a couple close tolerance shims and works well and never have to worry about the rubber bushings again. I would also replace those rubber bushings and be done with it.
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  15. I'd say replace the strut rod bushings, or replace them with better, adjustable strut rods, spring hanger kits and trailing arm bushings. All the bushings I can see look a bit worn under there.
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  16. Have a look further inboard on the strut rods where you make the adjustment on the eccentric, the bushing may be gone? The strut rods either pull the tire IN or push it OUT. ANY rubber bushing that is cracked should be replaced.
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  17. Yep, STAY AWAY AT ALL COSTS! I've been burned by him and I embarrassed to say how much he took me and my wife for, only to have Vintage Iron undo some of the work he said he did. In short, my wife's 78' was in worse shape after he got his mitts on it.
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  18. You let your wife drive your Vette j/k My 82 had worn out trailing arm bushings giving it the squatty pigeon toe look. Joe at Classic Gold Auto did a great job replacing them and getting the alignment spot on.
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  19. Glad you saw this before it was too late. Take it to Vintage Iron in Scottsdale if you need work done. Ask for Mark, the owner.
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  20. SHE'S an 86, convertible. 😏
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  21. Welcome from Sun Lakes. Had an 81 same color and with the smoked top(the car, I'm talking about the car !)
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  22. Howdy and welcome from the Okie Chapter! Howdy and welcome from the Okie Chapter!
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  23. WTH? Tesla.MP4 Tesla.MP4
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  24. Should have carried one of these for a "Quick" charge...
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  25. Using a pair of pliers since the plastic knob broke...πŸ˜‹
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  26. Ok, no worries!
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  27. Is that black and willin to ship? You could box and wrap right at work.... just sayin...LOL!
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  28. And the fan shroud NEEDS to be sealed against the radiator with the foam kit.
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  29. Just so you don't think the world is ignoring you, I'm offering some input. It seems like biggest frustrations Tucson folks have is finding a decent shop, this isn't anything new, its just a problem that's been there as long as I've been around this Corvette game in Arizona. It isn't that you're being ignored on the request, its just that no one has a solid recommendation. Bump the thread a few times, not everyone checks in on a regular basis, but I fear you won't get much input. You might be better served getting the thing on a trailer up to Scottsdale/Tempe. Vintage Iron is probably choice 1 for that car, option 2 would probably be Classic Gold Auto in Tempe. If you Google search, under no circumstances even consider Bromley's, they have butchered way too many cars, so bad to the point we've locked him out I would think you could drive it up on a cooler morning? Is the fan shroud still present under the hood? Might not seem like a big deal but it is, especially for in-town driving. Short of checking the radiator for being clogged, a hung up thermostat, or a head gasket issue, all of which any semi-competent shop should be able to do), I'm not sure where to point you
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  30. The first car I drove by myself (illegally of course at age 14) was an AMX company car of a family friend who did the advertising for AMC. He told me don't sweat it, so I drove it back to his house from a golf course while they did another 9 holes.
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  31. I have been to several Corvette shows around the country and this is one of the better ones. They have approx. 300 Corvettes, nice old-town environment and friendly atmosphere. If you love Corvettes, this is a MUST – do experience. I am glad that Cordes is coming up.
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  32. I saw this about a week ago and thought...WOW! That's gonna piss off a lot of people for sure. If you go to test your car in CA and you changed the tune, you will automatically fail the inspection when they plugin to your ALDL connector and compare the OEM tune to what;s in there now. I think cars like mine and others that you can't get an OEM ECM anymore would be OK, but who knows what the hell the fed or local gov is going to do anymore. It's a crazy world USA we now live in. Work harder...millions of illegals and welfare recipients are depending on you.
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