Beauty ride Nelson....Love the early C4's......they had a huge impact on the auto industry and were a real boon to the enthusiast.
You have a great looking survivor.

I edited your post to adjust the pictures to separate the URL's vertically so that they showed one under the other instead of all horizontally.

Tell us more about the ride please. We'd love to hear about it.

BTW, Steamer and I came thru your neck of the woods in '13 when we drove my '94 back from the island. Loved every minute of it and wished I could have seen much more.

Cheers
Colin.
 
Not to much to say about the 84 vette. Its a z51, it has shift kit, renegade intake, 2 inch throttle bodies, random cat, walker rear y pipe, muffler eliminators, K&N, ADS chip, pulleys, torque thrust II wheels, it is faster than stock. stock it was around 15.4 using a g-tech. Now its high 13's. Still slow now a days. I like the old C4's.

I also have edelbrock IAS shocks.
 
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Not to much to say about the 84 vette. Its a z51, it has shift kit, renegade intake, 2 inch throttle bodies, random cat, walker rear y pipe, muffler eliminators, K&N, ADS chip, pulleys, torque thrust II wheels, it is faster than stock. stock it was around 15.4 using a g-tech. Now its high 13's. Still slow now a days. I like the old C4's.

Not a lot of mods huh -- I'd say you've done a lot.

13's for that time is pretty dang quick......my '94 would be much the same.
You've improved it a lot.

Sure by today's standards it's not fast but you can't match the 'class' with these older rides. They all sure bring back some fond memories for peeps in that age group. -- and do they ever get some attention driving around and at shows.

Enjoy the ride, she's a beauty.
Colin.
 
I also have a Black 85 with a few mods:
air foil
K&N
TB coolant bypass
cut air filter lid
moved the air temp sensor to where the fresh air comes in so its colder
air pump eliminator
hypertech chip
removed the cat
B&B billy boat ZR-1 mufflers
3.54 rear gears(best mod to date)
 
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Nelson.
A nice pair of rides....
Tell us about that 30th badging..!!
graham

the 1984 model was the 30th model of the corvette because there were no corvettes sold as 1983 models but since my 84 vette was one of the earlier 1984 models made in 1983 some consider it the 30th year vette. Most vette owners would say its the 31st year of the vette but me and a few other vette owners of vettes made in 1983 wear the 30th badge. A guy on the internet made them for us 1983 vettes. My vette is one of the earlier models with the weird interior door handles and a few other differences from the vettes made later on in 1984.
 
Not to much to say about the 84 vette. Its a z51, it has shift kit, renegade intake, 2 inch throttle bodies, random cat, walker rear y pipe, muffler eliminators, K&N, ADS chip, pulleys, torque thrust II wheels, it is faster than stock. stock it was around 15.4 using a g-tech. Now its high 13's. Still slow now a days. I like the old C4's.

I also have edelbrock IAS shocks.

I lived the musclecar era and there were not very many cars, straight from the factory that would run in the 13s. Any car that can get into the 13s, is a fun ride. People get a little jaded after hearing all the performance numbers of the new cars. Take a look at what it costs to buy one of these new cars. They are for those with DEEP pockets or a very good line of credit We're perfectly happy with what we have. Get out there and enjoy the car. That's what they were meant for. You might just have the quickest '84 around.:driving:
 
The car looks great Nelson! Thanks for posting up the pics. Love the 30th Anniversary badge. I'm sure that turns some heads!

On that American forum the C4 owners hated the 30th badge saying no its not a 30th its a 31.

I could imagine the flak I would take from people at a major vette gathering like carlilse.
 
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Tell them that the car came from the factory that way and really get their heads spinning. A friend of mine had a nice '66 Corvette. He would go around at Corvette shows with his buddy. Within the ear shot of an owner with a beautifully restored car he would make a comment like, "That's not the right power steering pump or whatever." With all the same cars grouped together at the shows, he would have half the guys slinking around and checking out other Corvettes like theirs just to compare. He was a real bugger for stuff like that. There is fun to be had out there. ;)
 
Tell them that the car came from the factory that way and really get their heads spinning. A friend of mine had a nice '66 Corvette. He would go around at Corvette shows with his buddy. Within the ear shot of an owner with a beautifully restored car he would make a comment like, "That's not the right power steering pump or whatever." With all the same cars grouped together at the shows, he would have half the guys slinking around and checking out other Corvettes like theirs just to compare. He was a real bugger for stuff like that. There is fun to be had out there. ;)

Yes I will say it came from the factory like that. I was at a gas station and this know it all said to his buddy ya the older 80's vettes came with those wheels. He was referring to the aftermarket torque thrust 2 wheels.
 
I like the 30 year badge idea. I picked up from the Corvette Museum what they said is the 83 brocheur. A very detailed book with pictures and posters of the car. But nowhere does it call it a 1983. It calls it the New Corvette . But in several places it states it as the 30 year car , being 1953 the first so this is a 1983 car. Even in the pages where it shows many of the years , this one is just called "Today" . One picture is with I think is a rare set of wheels which I like better than the common one. The car is a conversation piece of history. Although they are not very desirable and cheap to buy, I think they are one to put away as a collector item and will be worth something someday.
Maybe someday I will afford and try that Renegade manifold on my 82 , the temptation is there but I hate to disturb the originality of the nice car I have . I'm happy with the way it runs and the awesome fuel mileage.
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Hi Nelson, I noticed on the pic of both your vettes's. It didn't look like the Boomerang Hatch spoiler wasn't on the 84 ? What did you do with it ? I'd be interested in it if you still have it. Thanks, Ron
 
Hey Nelson,
Reading about your 84, nice work. I'm about to swap in a Renegade intake I have already bought, and noticed you mentioned you've had your throttle bodies bored to 2". THe only place I knew that was doing that, the Renegade guys, went out of business. Where did you get yours done? Thanks.
 
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