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    Default Old Guy, Here is my New Vette

    Well, I drove home a new "stop me red" 2019 C7 Corvette last night. Having come out of a lithe 1850 pound se7enesque car with 495hp, I didn't realize how porky a Vette is comparatively speaking with 3300 pounds and 455hp. However, the cockpit amenities in the Vette were really over the top and totally foreign to me after owning sevenesque cars for the past 5 years. At least, my wife will be willing to ride around in this low-slung sports car. Colin Chapman would be having a good laugh

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    Anyone want to take a bet that it will be sold within 6 months?
    Mike
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    Man, that is a nice looking 'Vette A-Bob! As a fellow old-guy, I like the C7 more than the C8 and now is apparently a good time to purchase a C7.

    Hey Croc, I like it so much maybe I will buy it from him in 6 months!

    I have to say tho, that my wife would never get in a Corvette, just as she has never gotten in my se7en over 12 years of ownership. Luckily, she doesn't care what I buy as long as she doesn't have to ride in it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitcat View Post
    Man, that is a nice looking 'Vette A-Bob! As a fellow old-guy, I like the C7 more than the C8 and now is apparently a good time to purchase a C7.

    Hey Croc, I like it so much maybe I will buy it from him in 6 months!

    I have to say tho, that my wife would never get in a Corvette, just as she has never gotten in my se7en over 12 years of ownership. Luckily, she doesn't care what I buy as long as she doesn't have to ride in it!
    Kitcat, Even though I think my se7ens days have run their course, I am going to hang around here for years and years with this red corvette (my wife just played me the Prince version of Red Corvette). Of course, I am addicted to Croc's Sunday finds even though Elvis may have left the building.

    My wife had only ridden in one of my sevenesque cars once, but tonight, we cruised around my neighborhood and even listened to some cool tunes on the 10 speaker Bose audio system. Can't say as I remember listening to anything but the sweet sound of my engines, supercharger and mufflers on sevens which was great for me but did not seem to impress her in a positive way. Vette A-Bob (catchy name for us Southerners or at least people that live in the South).
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    C7s are descent cars. I have a '16 C7 M7 Z51. Straight line is about the same as my Birkin if you don't count top end.

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    Bob, great looking car....let me know when you, Less, Pee Wee and Mr. Bill are ready to trade. The multicolored beast has 575 at the flywheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcarguy View Post
    Bob, great looking car....let me know when you, Less, Pee Wee and Mr. Bill are ready to trade. The multicolored beast has 575 at the flywheel.
    Shane, I can only drive slow cars now according to my wife who says I have been slow all my life? Is your Stalker sporting a souped up LS7 engine? Less and Pee Wee are digging the air conditioning. Mr. Bill just keeps shouting "Oh nooooo!".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astro Bob View Post
    .... according to my wife who says I have been slow all my life....
    I don't think she was referring to your driving?
    Duck you as I am a Stork!

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    [QUOTE=Astro Bob;111903]Shane, . . . Is your Stalker sporting a souped up LS7 engine?/QUOTE]

    Bob...not really. It’s an LS mixed bag. The short list....

    - L92 aluminum short block

    - LS6 (243 castings) heads, TEA Stage II
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    - Custom ground camshaft (227/230 .641/.600 111+3) Callies core
    - LSX ported / shimmed oil pump
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    - Manley 7.4" hardened push rods
    - Racetronix 42lb injectors
    - NGK TR6 plugs (gapped at .035)
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    - PennGrade 5W30 partial synthetic racing oil
    - Oil cooler
    - Accusump 3qt system w/ 35psi electric switch and manual shutoff valve
    -Tuned on 93 octane which yielded 501 rwhp and 485 rwtq
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    Astro Bob:
    Great looking vette, I believe it is Torch Red.
    I agree, it's heavy compared to a Seven, but it sure is a lot more comfortable and it is better for travel.
    I frequently take my Torch Red vette convertible on long trips, (did a 5400 mile blat this summer) and I love it, but.... I miss my seven. Not sorry I sold the seven, just miss it.
    Jerry

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