Time to come clean / spill the beans

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Post by cj750 » 15 Feb 2017, 21:41

Beautiful 'vette. Love the color and the redlines.
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Post by Gyrhead » 16 Feb 2017, 08:55

CatVert68 wrote:
15 Feb 2017, 07:27
It's a '69 L48 with 63K original miles, according to the title history. It's also my favorite color combination for the Corvette. It will be displacing BBCat, which will be going up for sale sometime in the next few weeks (as soon as I can get it to the shop and up on the lift for undercarriage pictures). We'll still have a foot in the Cougar world with B3Cat, though.

Guitar74, the plate does indeed say RAYRAY. The sellers name is Ray.
The L48 cars are among the best Corvettes overall. Quick, well balanced and lower maintenance than the solid lifter versions. Lovely car, congratulations !
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Post by xr7g428 » 16 Feb 2017, 11:36

Scratch the itch. Life is short.

I think these are great looking cars, some of them develop a lot of squeaks and odd rattles that bothers me but probably won't bother everyone. Kind of like wind noise from Cougar vent windows.... drives some people crazy, others don't even notice.
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Post by CatVert68 » 17 Feb 2017, 18:56

Not when you have two and are keeping one?
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Post by DeadStang » 24 Feb 2017, 21:32

xr7g428 wrote:
16 Feb 2017, 11:36
Scratch the itch. Life is short.

I think these are great looking cars, some of them develop a lot of squeaks and odd rattles that bothers me but probably won't bother everyone. Kind of like wind noise from Cougar vent windows.... drives some people crazy, others don't even notice.
I was on an LT-1 kick for awhile...had a Coupe and a 'Vert. Literally the BEST driving of the old cars I've had over the years, hands down! Super cool and life IS (too) short -- have fun with the new toy. :D

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Post by Gyrhead » 13 Mar 2017, 18:44

New addition to the team. 1988 LX 5.0 Notch. Low miles, a bit ratty but ZERO rust. This is a project for me and my 16 year old. Great cars, epic parts availability and anvil simple to work on.

First order of business is suspension. struts, shocks, C-springs, rear control arms and 5 lug conversion (to allow a better wheel/tire package). Can't wait!
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1971 Cougar XR-7 Convertible 351C 4V, 4 speed (medium well done 😥)
1970 Torino Cobra J-Code 429CJ Shaker 4 Speed -1 of 22 black/red
2016 Mustang GT350 Chassis #2710
1988 Mustang 5.0 LX Coupe
2002 Porsche 911 3.6 Carrera
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Post by Steve68Cougar » 13 Mar 2017, 20:42

Gyrhead wrote:
13 Mar 2017, 18:44
New addition to the team. 1988 LX 5.0 Notch. Low miles, a bit ratty but ZERO rust. This is a project for me and my 16 year old. Great cars, epic parts availability and anvil simple to work on.

First order of business is suspension. struts, shocks, C-springs, rear control arms and 5 lug conversion (to allow a better wheel/tire package). Can't wait!
Nice! I had an '87 GT for a while. It was a fun car. I never did a whole lot to it, but I did manage to get rid of a bunch of squeaks by putting a strut tower brace and subframe connectors on it. One of my other mods was going from a 2.73 gear to a 3.73 gear. HUGE improvement and even helped out gas mileage in most driving conditions. Like you said, lots of choices for modifications. Sounds like you already have a pretty good list started. Have fun!
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Post by Gyrhead » 14 Mar 2017, 05:25

Absolutely - subframe connectors are also part of phase 1!
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Post by guitar74 » 14 Mar 2017, 08:14

Can't beat an old fox body stang for a good first father/son project. Ditto on the five lug conversion andvstrut tower brace.

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Post by Don Rush » 14 Mar 2017, 10:44

Perfect car for a young guy, good to see dads and sons wrenching together.

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