andrew1977

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im 21, and i got my first vette in the summer of 2010. im from parksville BC vancouver island
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its a 1980 l48 that was restored to almost bone stock by the previous owner. only the wheels and paint were changed, the rest was rebuilt using stock parts. i bought the car intending to leave it stock and just drive it. im doing a full restoration on a 1980 z28, so i picked the cleanest car i could find.

well, i couldn't leave it alone. the second day of owning it i tore the motor apart to give it some more power.
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pic is about a week after owning it, looks terrible. stock bottom end, dart pro 1 heads, solid lifter comp cam, eddy rpm intake, and a 650 holley.

the aluminum head 350 was fun for awile, but plans changed. the 350 from the vette will be a temporary motor for the z28, the vette is getting more power.
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the block just before i sent it to the machine shop..... thats no small block:D hoping to have it in by summer time. need to save for some aluminum heads
these valve covers came with the 454, they should be cool in the vette.
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inside the car.
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plans are black sidepipes and diffrent wheels soon. i hate the wheels that are on it
 

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classy looking car. I never got over those 140km/hr speedos though :D seems like something should be in a civic. lol

welcome to the site and keep us posted!!
 

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Its a beauty.....welcome!!
 

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Welcome to the forum!

Looks like you got a great car. Sorry to hear that you got bitten by the mod bug.:D

Keep us updated on the build!
 

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Just a thought. You could refinish the centers ofthose wheels in satin black and they would probably look pretty nice on that car.
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Great looking car, I am sure you will enjoy the summer!
 

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Great looking vette...I love the color :D Welcome to the forum...
 

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hey, guys.

decided to hold off on doing the bbc swap for now. decided to just pretty up the car and enjoy it.

here are some pics i took this weekend.
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sure wish i had a better camera :p
 

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That looks great with the new wheels and side exhaust! Very nice job.
 

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Duals with side pipes. You're a lucky man to be living on the Island. I purchased my second '80 Vette from a guy in Victoria. It had duals running to the back. The car needs a frame-off restoration which is why I bought it. I'm presently rebuilding the suspension. When it comes time to install the exhaust, I'll have to put the catalytic converter back in so I can get it through Air Care here on the Mainland.
 

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