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Re: stronk cars

Postby Rauhweltbegriff » 16 May 2020 17:29

Gonna join in and share my better half with you guys :-)

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I bought a 1977 Corvette 2 years ago in the US and imported it to Germany (good that stuff like that is my job).
It is a matching numbers 5,7L Small Block V8, with a completely original drivetrain. It is very easy to work on it because all parts are very large and easy to handle, as there is lots of space in the engine compartment.

It was in okayish condition when I bought it, but the chassis was starting to corrode. We got rid of those problems easy, it now has a very nice coating to prevent any dampness.

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It is still a work in progress though, when you fix one thing, something else decides to give up.

Against the popular belief that all US-Muscle and Sportscars only drive a straight line and are unable to maneuver sharp turns, the Corvette is a completely different breed and was quite advanced for that time.
All wheels have independent suspension and it has only one leaf spring across the rear suspension for support. All 4 wheels come with disc brakes from the factory. The air intake of the carburetor has its own duct so it doesnt suck in the warm air from the engine compartment.

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High end interior :D
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It is an absolute blast to drive and doesnt need a whole lot of knowledge to keep on the road safely.



Here some specs:
1977 Corvette early production
complete GFK-body
5,7L Naturally aspirated V8
GM performance carburetor
3 Speed Torqueflight Automatic Transmission
245 tires front
265 tires rear
Original air conditioning
Original power steering
Original electric windows
Original radio and speakers
Targa roof (you can take out the roof in two parts and put it behind the seats)
Power: around 240-260 hp, some days mor some days less
0-100: no clue, maybe sth like 7 seconds, the gearbox is very slow compared to modern ones obviously
Top Speed: 220 km/h, but you dont wanna do that
Fuel consumption: Around 23l/ 100km if you drive carefully, if you floor the gas a lot you are easily up to 30liters
mileage: 40.000 miles

Some things on my list to get done:
Rebuilt of the rear suspension (will be done next month)
New wiring, the old one gets bad (sometimes the front lights dont turn on anymore)
Side exhausts so i dont have to listen to the person next to me if i go faster than 70kph
new paint (the old one has some cracks due to age, will be the same color though)

And sorry for bat formatting, i cannot figure out how to insert more pictures and hot put them in so you dont have to scroll :-( (PC-noob surpreme)
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Re: stronk cars

Postby Dr_Badthur » 16 May 2020 17:51

very noice Kreygasm

Rauhweltbegriff wrote:And sorry for bat formatting, i cannot figure out how to insert more pictures and hot put them in so you dont have to scroll :-( (PC-noob surpreme)


use this:
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GTO will be happy >:D
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Re: stronk cars

Postby Venitus » 16 May 2020 18:33

Very nice car, I guess the import was more than worth it.

I miss GTO and his mods
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Re: stronk cars

Postby Rauhweltbegriff » 16 May 2020 21:44

Venitus wrote:Very nice car, I guess the import was more than worth it.



Absolutely, it is so much fun to drive and it was one of my favourite cars in my childhood because of the very unique shape.
Like a dream come true. Except if you have to get petrol. :D
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Re: stronk cars

Postby toofpike_ » 14 Jul 2020 18:40

Someone here from Finland has to own a classic american muscle car and if so, please take me for a ride some day PepeHands
Since it's the ''american beauty carshow'' time of the year which sadly got cancelled :(
(from estonia btw)
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Re: stronk cars

Postby Dr_Slartibartfart » 14 Jul 2020 21:50

I got a Skoda citigo and I live in the Netherlands, but if you come by I can give you a ride :^)
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Re: stronk cars

Postby toofpike_ » 15 Jul 2020 16:22

Dr_StarStart wrote:I got a Skoda citigo and I live in the Netherlands, but if you come by I can give you a ride :^)


Hell yeah, time and exact location?
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Re: stronk cars

Postby NoobInOPTank » 15 Sep 2020 17:44

Got the car technically pretty much done. There will be a noise test tomorrow and technical inspection after that. Hopefully I can drive it on the street afterwards >:D

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Re: stronk cars

Postby feoffle3 » 15 Sep 2020 17:48

looks great! :)

I miss my E36 M3. :(

In fact I miss most of my cars I have sold. ;(
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Re: stronk cars

Postby Dr_Slartibartfart » 15 Sep 2020 18:03

Looks amazing! Is it still as loud as the vid you posted earlier? :thinking:
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Re: stronk cars

Postby NoobInOPTank » 15 Sep 2020 21:31

Dr_Slartibartfart wrote:Looks amazing! Is it still as loud as the vid you posted earlier? :thinking:

Thanks! No, its much more silent, I will make a video once I can drive it on the street :O

feoffle3 wrote:looks great! :)

I miss my E36 M3. :(

In fact I miss most of my cars I have sold. ;(


Thank you, why did you sell your M3 though? QQ
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Re: stronk cars

Postby feoffle3 » 16 Sep 2020 11:19

NoobInOPTank wrote:
Thank you, why did you sell your M3 though? QQ


I needed to sell it to pay for my wedding. :paris_hilton:

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Here is a picture with my DC2 that I had also, the guy with the Enzo was who I bought the M3 from.

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Re: stronk cars

Postby Brati007 » 16 Sep 2020 16:52

feoffle3 wrote:
NoobInOPTank wrote:
Thank you, why did you sell your M3 though? QQ


I needed to sell it to pay for my wedding. :paris_hilton:

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Here is a picture with my DC2 that I had also, the guy with the Enzo was who I bought the M3 from.

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was probably a bit cheaper than normal since they mounted the steering wheel on the wrong side :P
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Re: stronk cars

Postby Mettkrieger » 16 Sep 2020 17:32

feoffle3 wrote:
NoobInOPTank wrote:I needed to sell it to pay for my wedding. :paris_hilton:

Some of your priorities are questionable.
Was the new chassis worth it?
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Re: stronk cars

Postby feoffle3 » 16 Sep 2020 18:25

Brati007 wrote:
was probably a bit cheaper than normal since they mounted the steering wheel on the wrong side :P


HAHA. -.-


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feoffle3 wrote:
NoobInOPTank wrote:I needed to sell it to pay for my wedding. :paris_hilton:

Some of your priorities are questionable.
Was the new chassis worth it?


The M3 was awesome, but my wife has nice boobies and the car didn’t, so...
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Re: stronk cars

Postby TheGamingLion » 18 Sep 2020 18:51

Mounting boobies on a car should be much less expensive in the long run
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Re: stronk cars

Postby Dr_Oolen » 18 Sep 2020 21:55

TheGamingLion wrote:Mounting boobies on a car should be much less expensive in the long run
But the car can't really mount you, unlike the wife :thinking:
I guess that was the reason for his choice Kappa
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