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    1977 corvette - semi restoration

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    I’ve never owned a cool car, but decided I wanted some old iron. I found a 77 vette someone brought up from Southern California. It had decent paint, interior, drove, but had been mostly sitting since 94. From 77 to 94 the original owner documented everything, every tank of, every repair. The engine was rebuilt in 92, paint in 94.

    Someone put a Edelbrock intake, cheap engine chrome, and fake ss line weave on it. Oh, and the 8 track still works. I wanted to make a driver that was period correct, but not necessarily stock.

    The start of the winter project


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    I wanted a good driver, so first was a full suspension rebuild. The front got new A-arm bushings, ball joints, tie rods, steering control valve , power steering lines, brakes, calipers, brake lines, bearings and seals

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      The rear received rebuilt trailing arms, leaf springs, bushings, bearings, seals, brakes, brake lines, calipers, ujoints(6). And shocks, they were oem 77 delco’s

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        The engine bay received new radiator, water pump, fuel pump, fan clutch, H268 cam, brodix IK180 heads, 1.6:1 roller rockers, hooker ceramic coated headers, sanden 508 ac compressor, distributor, MT re-pop valve covers, cool round air cleaner. I repainted or replaced the chrome engine parts. New master cylinder Transmission also got new seals, bushings.

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          #5
          I’m still working on sorting out the ac fittings, and the exhaust needs welded, but it runs out well and drives like new. After sorting out the AC I’m adding a line lock for smoky burnouts. Maybe fuel injection this winter.

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            #6
            what FI are you thinking?
            - Buck

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              #7
              Originally posted by dnsfailure View Post
              what FI are you thinking?
              Fitech looks like it works with HEI, the holly system requires a new distributor and module so it adds about $600 to the cost. I am still looking t fuel delivery options, 82 had fuel injection so I can use a 82 in-tank pump, pickup, and float. The other option is a frame mounted pump above the rear axle. Something to work on this winter.
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                #8
                You should focus on cleaning up that paint job. Keep sanding down those body panels til you hit bare metal and then start with some fresh paint. That will git er lookin reel gud

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