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Old 08-30-2012, 02:16 PM
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Default Me and my 1977 Corvette.

I'm a part of the forum, gladly, because I have a 1998 Durango and a 1998 Ram. I've had the Durango since '97 and the Ram came into my possession from a family member this summer.

Here's my 'other' project though. I've been a Corvette nut since I was a child. I bought my first Vette when I was 18...two more when I was 19, and I still have one today at 34. It's my passion.

Car: 1977 Corvette
Engine: 405ci SBC (Roller retrofit.)
Trans: TH200R4

The car's interior has been done a few times, though the most recent is probably the simplest and best I have made it. Basically all black interior with custom touches here and there...though big changes include sport seats from a 2001 Toyota Celica GT.

The engine was a long project...many changes over the years, and I finally settled on a 400, bored +.020, converted to roller, topped with aluminum Vortec heads, and a pair of Mikuni side draft carbs.

Suspension and brakes are all done nice, brakes stock except for drilled / slotted rotors, and suspension is far from stock.

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Beautiful car! Very clean inside and out and I love the suspension!
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That's my favorite corvette design I've heard the handling sucked in these though, I suppose that's the reason for suspension upgrades? Looks very clean and well taken care of!
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That's my favorite corvette design I've heard the handling sucked in these though, I suppose that's the reason for suspension upgrades? Looks very clean and well taken care of!

The reputation for poor suspension and handling is because the age of the car and the average owners did not maintain the worn components. While the front is fairly typical, the rear can provide some unique challenges and most were not willing to too lazy to get into it.

When properly taken care of and restored, the stock suspension is very good. I just upgraded it. More to the point, I liked the kit I installed because not only did it give me the ability to fully adjust ride height but also the stiffness and I can adjust both at any time anywhere. Not only that but the kit I installed looks much nicer to me and since it's visible to the car behind me I wanted to make it pleasing.

I'm making more changes this Spring, but overall it'll look the and feel the same. (Switching from carbs to EFI.)
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