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Old 02-09-2024, 11:03 AM   #91
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Thanks, its an ever evolving project... I enjoy improving things and working on it almost as much as driving it. I purchased a parts car so I dont have to feel guilty about building to my tastes and modifying things from stock which otherwise often seems to upset a lot of corvette guys at the cruise nights
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Old 02-09-2024, 11:25 AM   #92
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Nice restoration Augie
Indeed it is, very nice.
And kudos to all the other nice ones, I have never owned one but have ALWAYS admired them.
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Old 02-11-2024, 10:20 AM   #93
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Augie.....VERY nice....especially love the color!
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Augie.....VERY nice....especially love the color!
Thanks! " Molten orange pearl " is the color from thecoatingstore.com in case you got a cart or something that needs painting.. I painted it like 7 years ago and I don't think it turned out too bad for being a rookie.
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Probably should have posted here before...I enjoy my vettes. 2003 C5 and a 2017 C7 Z06. No good pics of the C5...had some, just no idea where they are. Its the daily driver when I don't need the truck. The Z is a fun toy.
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Probably should have posted here before...I enjoy my vettes. 2003 C5 and a 2017 C7 Z06. No good pics of the C5...had some, just no idea where they are. Its the daily driver when I don't need the truck. The Z is a fun toy.
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A friend has an early C7 Sebring with a Z07 package, manual trans. I was the first other person to drive it. I romped it through some Wisconsin back roads and gave it back to him with gummy Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires and a ticking exhaust system ( good ticking, just hot!). He just looked at me and said where’d you learn how to do that? I told him as a young man I had friends with euro cars and I got trained. I was very lucky to do all that.
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A friend has an early C7 Sebring with a Z07 package, manual trans. I was the first other person to drive it. I romped it through some Wisconsin back roads and gave it back to him with gummy Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires and a ticking exhaust system ( good ticking, just hot!). He just looked at me and said where’d you learn how to do that? I told him as a young man I had friends with euro cars and I got trained. I was very lucky to do all that.
Yeah, this Z06 is 3LZ and has the Z07 carbon ceramic brakes, just not the aero package, and it has the A8 trans with paddle shifters. For 90% of the drives, I prefer the Auto, but that last 10%, the fun 10%, I wish I bought the Red Manual with the full ground effects package that was on the lot next to mine. There is a slight delay in shifts with the auto that you have to anticipate and get used to, even with the paddle shifters. Nobody else notices that delay, but I do. I drove my neighbor's Lambo and it had the same delay. It doesn't get tracked, so I had the alignment done to take a lot of the aggressive track set up out to extend tread life. Night and day difference with tire wear, or lack there of, and I still have a tough time getting the front end to push through a turn...rear can light up at will, and you can drive it with the rear wheels through just about any turn, not that i do. The alignment would probably hurt lap times on a track, but not on the street. Definitely worth it. The prior owner of my C5 was a Chevy dealer and had that done to my C5 when he bought it...tires new were good for 7K miles, but after the alignment, haven't had to change tires yet and they are still in great shape. But, like I said, its a fun toy!
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