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This is a discussion on An old man and his Corvette within the Corvette forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Originally Posted by taylorr12 No there's just no sense in driving a drag car on the street. It may be ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by taylorr12 View Post
    No there's just no sense in driving a drag car on the street. It may be streetable, but not reliable.
    Heh, I was under the impression from your previous posts... that you guys accepting WIC and all, wouldn't have the money to build cars that were drag ready as it's not cheap.

    So, since you appear to have had two vehicles modded for racing, then I guess you've come into some money...

    Good for you

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    I've seen that go both ways. Some very nice show car restores are worth close to as much as numbers matching cars, and some are worth more. The exception to that are the completely original low production cars. GM's COPO, YENKO, Motion, Berger lines.

    Own experience. Saw a 69 Camaro vert show car custom interior, powder coated chassis spotless. Buy it now price was 12K on ebay, called my brother told him I was going to buy it if he wanted in. Woke up the next morning it was 135K

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    Quote Originally Posted by doozjamann View Post
    I've seen that go both ways. Some very nice show car restores are worth close to as much as numbers matching cars, and some are worth more. The exception to that are the completely original low production cars. GM's COPO, YENKO, Motion, Berger lines.

    Own experience. Saw a 69 Camaro vert show car custom interior, powder coated chassis spotless. Buy it now price was 12K on ebay, called my brother told him I was going to buy it if he wanted in. Woke up the next morning it was 135K
    That's very true. I keep up with the auctions (Barret Jackson and Mecum as well) and I've seen some nice clones go for big bucks. Custom restores too. But, I agree that the low production cars are worth keeping stock

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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    Heh, I was under the impression from your previous posts... that you guys accepting WIC and all, wouldn't have the money to build cars that were drag ready as it's not cheap.

    So, since you appear to have had two vehicles modded for racing, then I guess you've come into some money...

    Good for you
    He has the truck, if you read what I posted it says OLD nova as in he doesn't own it anymore. The truck he has had for awhile and spends money on every now and then. And like I said, we use the wic wehn were really tight for money. Not every voucher we use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taylorr12 View Post
    He has the truck, if you read what I posted it says OLD nova as in he doesn't own it anymore. The truck he has had for awhile and spends money on every now and then. And like I said, we use the wic wehn were really tight for money. Not every voucher we use.
    That's why I said "have had" not have Even one car being modded for drag is very expensive and continually costs money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    That's why I said "have had" not have Even one car being modded for drag is very expensive and continually costs money.

    If it breaks, it sits till he saves up enough money to fix it. It sat for 3 months till he got up enough money to rebuild the tranny he just bought becuase the guy who rebuilt it is a dick and put stock parts back into it.

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    I have every part I started with, except my exhaust pipes!
    U do only live once, and I did it at a point in my life where I do
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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    Heh, I was under the impression from your previous posts... that you guys accepting WIC and all, wouldn't have the money to build cars that were drag ready as it's not cheap.

    So, since you appear to have had two vehicles modded for racing, then I guess you've come into some money...

    Good for you
    I drive a rusty truck... to keep my car out of bad roads in NE!
    And mine is far from a drag car! I wish I could have two and
    a nice truck, but the Lord has decided that I need to watch my
    money! I struggled real hard for 02 SS.

    Maybe someday... Good for them!
    Oh by the way, prefer turns in my racing

    Peace to all!

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    When you mod if you think everything out and dont halfass everything then your car will be much more reliable in many ways. Given example. You put a trans temp guage in, one day while cruising you notice the temps are going up slowly, you pull over and find that it has sprung a leak, you have just saved your tranny. I dont believe in modding cars either.

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    the more i mod my car, the less i want to drive it (as a DD) but rather just stare at it in the garage, and cruise around here and there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleLs1 View Post
    the more i mod my car, the less i want to drive it (as a DD) but rather just stare at it in the garage, and cruise around here and there.
    Funny thing is...that was the ultimate demise of my 2001 SS Camaro! I so heavily modded it that I had to CONVINCE myself that I even wanted to drive it, and it wasn't my daily driver.
    Hence the purchase of this Z06, and the fact that I will do NO big mods to this car, just simple little mods like window tinting, the 1.5" lowering, and the cold air intake. I don't even think that I'll do a cat-back on this car now that I've opened up the valves on the mufflers.
    It sounds pretty good with the stock mufflers now that it's able to breathe a bit through all 4 openings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Hyde View Post
    I should have mentioned that my neighbor's Vette is his daily driver! Complete with all the dings, scratches, scrapes, and windshield pings that go along with it. Not to mention the 3.2 million miles that are accumulating on it.
    Hardly a collector's dream...
    I don't think we'll be seeing his at Barrett-Jackson's when we're all old and gray(er).
    I think the main point I am attemting to make here is this. To mod or not to mod is the question.
    Let's take a look at what GM thinks;
    They offer performance exhaust systems that you can buy right there from the dealer and have them installed! They are GM parts for crying out loud! That's just one example, there are many more.
    Again, I understand that some people want to leave them just as they bought them, for various reasons, I respect that.
    I personally just couldn't imagine driving a bone stock car. To me it would be as if the car was painted appliance white (no offence to those who own white cars please) and it had "Refrigerator" painted on the side.
    One last note: I took the car in to get it aligned after the lowering, and the tolerances that GM builds into them allows just such a mod with no ill effects. The settings were NOT changed, so apparently you CAN lower them for the weekend, then raise em back up for your commute without having to re-align them.
    I take my hat off to GM for this remarkable engineering, even though I had to pay them for the potential alignment. It was worth it!
    Last note; I did not slam mine, but rather only lowered it 1.5" in the front, and 1" in the rear, I cannot say if the alignment would hold if you dropped it 2.5" like some people do.
    I am a man who doesn't mind admiting when he's wrong, and I was wrong about the aligment issue here. I went straight to the aligment shop after lowering the car, and everything was still within factory specs, the car tracked straight as an arrow, and the steering wheel was dead center.
    However, after several days of settling, I would guess about a week, the car began to pull to the left and it took a good pull on the wheel to keep it going straight, which was now anything but dead center.
    So, I stand corrected, you certainly WILL need an aligment after dropping your car, even if it's a small amount, just make SURE you allow the car to settle. When I took it back the guy at the shop agreed to this and said he assumed I knew this and that the car had already settled, and there was no additional charge.

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