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Eileens 79 Corvette resurrection. Daily driving it.

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Learned 4 things today.

You can run a timing light from a battery not connected to the car.

Check the header gaskets you have laying around before grabbing them and installing. Round port does not work with square port heads.

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My fingers don't work like they used too.

And because of that, this has become the most important tool in my shop.

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Ha! save a lot of crawling around!
 

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The first strip run I tried some RPM at launch and for some reason it loaded up. Weird considering the secondaries are not hooked up. Need to figure that out. The second run in the video it ran a 9.76 in the 1/8th mile. Kept breaking the tires loose on the time attack run.


 

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was that an autocross run in the lower video?
 

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Should have had the Sniper EFI by now. Checked with Summit. "There was an issue with the address you listed". It is the same one they ship to monthly. Canceled the order and went directly to Holley and ordered one.

Monday now. And the 1 week old fuel pump just gave up. This is the second one now that I have been driving it.
 

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Summit has yet to screw up an order for me, but Jegs made a habit of it. Looking forward to the EFI install.

David
 

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I've done both a few times. On completely different types of vehicles. I call them comparable to each other. But I have read about issues with the newer FI Tech stuff. And Holley has been doing fuel control for decades.
 

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Which show? They have had a couple. The picture with my brothers car amd the videos were at the muscle show.
 

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Been daily driving the Corvette. Working the bugs out because Eileen gets home tonight. Finally ran a full tank of gas through it with a GPS odometer. 12.6 mpg. Mostly city heavy footed driving. About 60 miles of freeway at 75 mph. Twice what I thought it would get.
 
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