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Cars > Challenges > “Vette” Vs “(Still thinking on this one)”


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Towanda, Kansas
United States


1981 Chevrolet Corvette


1970 Chevrolet Chevelle

“(Still thinking on this one)”

Photo of: 1981 Chevrolet Corvette
Photo of: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle

Head to Head


About “Vette”

I always wanted a Corvette, and this was my first one. It's nowhere near perfect, but I love it all the same. I'm as happy with it as I hoped I would be, and I think it might have been the start of a new addiction. I love them! They're like potato chips, and you know what they say about potato chips...Lol.

About “(Still thinking on this one)”

I bought this car to help ease the pain of not be able to drive my other one while it is being resurrected! Found it on Craigslist tried to get the guy to hold it, but said first come first serve so i offered to give him a thousand as a down payment and he went for it. Car isn't near as fast as my other one but it runs super good and has a nicer interior and better sheet metal than my other one did when i first got it. It is pretty much an all around nicer Chevelle but i guess i can live with trading in some horsepower for quality everywhere else. Though the moment i sense a hick up it is gunna get beefed up! I don't think it is a real SS but it does have everything to make a guy think it is, i love the fact that it is SS's out (i just prefer the look)She Aint perfect (yet!) but it is bought and paid for sitting in my drive!


Specs for “Vette”

5.7 Liter V-8 350 L81
3 speed auto

Specs for “(Still thinking on this one)”

350 SBC, Holley Carb, Edelbrock RPM Performer intake, Crane Cam with 216 Degrees Duration @ .050” Int/Exh. , 272 Advertised
Degrees Duration Int/Exh., 110 Degrees Lobe Separation,Open/Close @ .050” Cam Lift Int 43 /Exh 7, Gross Lift Int.Exh. .454 I looked up the part number for all that information. Crane cam. It says it is good for 1600 rpm to 5400 RPM and their description of it is "Good low end and mid range torque, good idle, daily usage, off road, highway towing, fuel efficiency plus performance, 2600-3000 cruise RPM, 8.75 to 10.0 compression ratio , but for me it sounds good, and makes decent power for cruising! Oh and it's got a new TH 350 that is hooked up to my column shift! Thought about bucket seats and a console shifter but then Kayleigh couldn't sit by me!


Factory Options for “Vette”

Power Driver seat
Electric Windows
Electric mirrors
Electric door locks
Mirrored T-tops
AM/FM stereo with cassette player
Tilt/Telescopic steering column
Rear defogger

Factory Options for “(Still thinking on this one)”

AC, FM Radio, column shift Automatic Transmission Split front Bench


Mods for “Vette”

None yet, but it definately needs side pipes!

Mods for “(Still thinking on this one)”

SS Cragars, Holley Carb, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Crane Energizer Cam with .454 lift, disc Brake conversion up front, Hooker Headers, 3" pipes back to flowmasters with 3" exits right before the axle.


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