ChrisTropea
ChrisTropea Associate Editor
1/13/24 1:00 p.m.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Zi5KZnIKANo?si=HvFXfyBVZowBHgoi

We bought a C2 Chevrolet Corvette sight unseen! Follow us as we inspect this sports car in order to develop a game plan for this project.

One thing is clearly apparent:  The car is highly original and in fairly good shape for its age. Should we embrace the originality or take it apart for a full restoration? Should we prepare it …

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Noddaz
Noddaz GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
1/15/24 8:01 a.m.

This should be interesting.

Fix what neeeds to be fixed while preserving and maintaining the car, but not restoring the car.   The car is visually very nice.  This should be fun.

Meanwhile, just outside the fence protecting the GRM compound from the seething masses, a chant is heard:

CrustyRedXpress
CrustyRedXpress GRM+ Memberand Dork
1/15/24 8:08 p.m.

As a Ford guy, I hate how much I like old Corvettes!

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
1/15/24 8:10 p.m.

In reply to Noddaz :

I'll take it one step further. K24? laugh

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
1/16/24 12:37 p.m.
J.A. Ackley said:

In reply to Noddaz :

I'll take it one step further. K24? laugh

I second the motion.

ChrisTropea
ChrisTropea Associate Editor
1/16/24 12:43 p.m.

In reply to Colin Wood :

What about a Coyote swap? 

wearymicrobe
wearymicrobe PowerDork
1/16/24 1:01 p.m.

Your is in worse cosmetic shape then mine but is definitely more original then mine by a long shot. 

Not that my opinion should count but a proper 60/70's street build would be cool. Hurst shifter, hooker headers, upgraded stiffer shocks and springs on the factory mounting points, early quarter race/street cam. Lighten the flywheel and maybe change the rear gearing a bit to make it more fun depending on your options. I would polish and linseed oil the paint if required. But as it sits just replacing all the bushings with new aftermarket units would make a world of difference. All very easy to revert in the long run. 

Also dry ice blast or clean the underside and see exactly what you are working with, would make a cool article and makes wrenching so much more pleasurable on these things. 

 

 

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