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Bobzilla
Bobzilla PowerDork
11/19/14 12:33 p.m.

Y'all forgot about this one?

Nick_Comstock
Nick_Comstock PowerDork
11/19/14 1:03 p.m.

In reply to Bobzilla:

vwcorvette wrote:

Nick_Comstock wrote: Thanks for the input everyone. I will definitely keep my eye on them in the future. I know a C5 is better in almost every way but for some reason they really don't appeal to me. I think it's because I watched a lot of Simon & Simon as a kid.

Simon and Simon was a Camaro:

Perhaps you're thinking of Face's Corvette from the A-Team?

Bobzilla
Bobzilla PowerDork
11/19/14 1:09 p.m.

Oh wow.. I completely missed page 2!

Vigo
Vigo PowerDork
11/22/14 12:19 p.m.

Oh you can skip whole pages, just not periods.

As an ex Cimarron owner and lover of badge-engineered 80's cars, I kind of wish Cadillac had had a version of the c4 in the 80s. It may have been a raging pile of brand mismanagement but i would probably think they were cool in 2014.

Cotton
Cotton UltraDork
11/23/14 5:40 p.m.

My 88 c4 put down 256hp/305tq on the dyno yesterday. This is with miniram intake, mild cam, tune, long tubes, 30lb injectors and a couple of other tweaks. I think there is more in it because the a/f went all crazy on the 2nd and 3rd pulls. I need to troubleshoot that then take it back. The car runs great otherwise.

My buddies zl1 put down 710/654!!!!!!!

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
11/23/14 9:07 p.m.

You know, I never remembered seeing Face's Corvette in the show. And I watched it religiously.

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
11/23/14 9:38 p.m.

I enjoyed mine for many years. '88 w/4+3. Did lots of autocrossing and the Silver State Classic.

Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson PowerDork
11/24/14 8:44 a.m.
Appleseed wrote: You know, I never remembered seeing Face's Corvette in the show. And I watched it religiously.

Same here. I remember him having a Fiero which seemed very exotic over in England in the 80's

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
11/24/14 6:13 p.m.

Face only had the 'Vette in the last 2 seasons and it was rarely seen. GM product placement. GMC was noted in the credits for suppling the van and Amy drove an new Olds Firenza in one episode.

stroker
stroker SuperDork
11/24/14 9:59 p.m.

NMNA but thought it would go well here....

http://columbiamo.craigslist.org/cto/4773074930.html

too bad it's a slushbox.

Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson PowerDork
11/25/14 12:52 p.m.
stroker wrote: NMNA but thought it would go well here.... http://columbiamo.craigslist.org/cto/4773074930.html Seeing as it's an L98 thank the FSM that it's a slushbox.

Fixed for you

Nick_Comstock
Nick_Comstock PowerDork
11/25/14 2:12 p.m.

I casually brought up a C4 Vette to SWMBO and got a stern and resounding no

Bobzilla
Bobzilla PowerDork
11/25/14 2:19 p.m.
Cotton wrote: My 88 c4 put down 256hp/305tq on the dyno yesterday. This is with miniram intake, mild cam, tune, long tubes, 30lb injectors and a couple of other tweaks. I think there is more in it because the a/f went all crazy on the 2nd and 3rd pulls. I need to troubleshoot that then take it back. The car runs great otherwise. My buddies zl1 put down 710/654!!!!!!!

Nice! I remember shooting for 275/300 tq. BTW, what RPMS does she turn now? Where was the power? Can I see the dyno chart? I'm DYIN' HERE!

Bobzilla
Bobzilla PowerDork
11/25/14 2:20 p.m.
Vigo wrote: Oh you can skip whole pages, just not periods.

It gets expensive when she starts skipping periods.

Cotton
Cotton UltraDork
11/25/14 2:37 p.m.
Bobzilla wrote:
Cotton wrote: My 88 c4 put down 256hp/305tq on the dyno yesterday. This is with miniram intake, mild cam, tune, long tubes, 30lb injectors and a couple of other tweaks. I think there is more in it because the a/f went all crazy on the 2nd and 3rd pulls. I need to troubleshoot that then take it back. The car runs great otherwise. My buddies zl1 put down 710/654!!!!!!!
Nice! I remember shooting for 275/300 tq. BTW, what RPMS does she turn now? Where was the power? Can I see the dyno chart? I'm DYIN' HERE!

I'll post up the chart tomorrow. On the 2nd run I ran it up to almost 5300 rpm, but there was no need. It was all in by 4800 or so. Car sounded real good, but like I said the A/Fs got a little funny on the 2nd at 3rd pulls, which were both higher RPM because I shut it down early on the 1st pull. Probably something simple, so I'll track the issue down, then head back early spring.

Bobzilla
Bobzilla PowerDork
11/25/14 2:40 p.m.

Huh... I was hoping the intake and cam would push the powerband up a little higher than that. still, considering that the car made ~200hp/260tq at the rear wheels way back when, that's not too bad.

Cotton
Cotton UltraDork
11/25/14 2:57 p.m.
Bobzilla wrote: Huh... I was hoping the intake and cam would push the powerband up a little higher than that. still, considering that the car made ~200hp/260tq at the rear wheels way back when, that's not too bad.

oh it's a blast to drive....lots of torque. I don't mind that it's not a real high revver....when you drive it you just don't feel the need because it starts pulling hard early.

Bobzilla
Bobzilla PowerDork
11/25/14 3:05 p.m.

Yeah... torque now, torque later, torque here, torque there..... ALL the torque ALL the time. Between the ridiculous torque curve and the long gears... it always felt like it was in the powerband.

Bobzilla
Bobzilla UltimaDork
12/8/16 9:48 a.m.

In reply to Cotton:

Yes, this is definitely necro-thread time here. Just wondering if Jeffe ever got this thing painted and I forgot what it dyno'd out at .

petegossett
petegossett GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
12/8/16 10:41 a.m.

In reply to Bobzilla:

At least it's a conveniently timed necro-thread for me. I'm pretty sure I completely ignored it the first time around.

Bobzilla
Bobzilla UltimaDork
12/8/16 11:10 a.m.

In reply to petegossett:

Yesterday I went through the rebuild thread... this one

I forgot how pretty that engine was on the stand. I'm ready to build another engine.

petegossett
petegossett GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
12/8/16 12:36 p.m.

In reply to Bobzilla:

Ooh yeah, that looked nice! I'm hoping mine will run well enough that I can skip the rebuild and go straight to an LS-swap though.

wspohn
wspohn HalfDork
12/8/16 2:27 p.m.

Depends on how picky you are.

The earlier Corvettes were loud and truck like. The later ones were less truck like but still not nearly up to other imports in terms of handling.

Frankly, they finally got it right for the C7, and it is worth saving up to get that model. If you are going to own one, it might as well be the best.

Bobzilla
Bobzilla UltimaDork
12/8/16 2:31 p.m.
wspohn wrote: Depends on how picky you are. The earlier Corvettes were loud and truck like. The later ones were less truck like but still not nearly up to other imports in terms of handling. Frankly, they finally got it right for the C7, and it is worth saving up to get that model. If you are going to own one, it might as well be the best.

uH... WUT? I don't know what you've been smoking but you should probably pass that around a little more. The C5's were top of the heap in 1997. The C6's in 2004 as well. What "imports" did the C5 have to content with? The NSX? More expensive, slower. The Supra? not exactly a handler at that point. 911? Tight race depending on track. C5 had the obvious power and braking advantage.

Not saying hte C7 isn't amazeballs, but to ignore 2 generations of amazing handling cars is silly.

dculberson
dculberson PowerDork
12/8/16 2:59 p.m.

In reply to Bobzilla:

Hell, even the C4 was an amazing handling car compared to the competition when it came out.

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