1979 Chevrolet Corvette

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Wel, since it is far from finished there is not much to show for right now. I'm still in the middle of finishing body work, which was extensive. I'll make a short rundown. Chassis is completly restored with all around new bushings, new engine, ref

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Wel, since it is far from finished there is not much to show for right now. I'm still in the middle of finishing body work, which was extensive. I'll make a short rundown.

Chassis is completly restored with all around new bushings, new engine, refurbished M22 and rear end. Due to some errors (before I knew any of the forums) and some further modifications I'm going to redo them one last time to make sure everything is like i want it.

The car was originally imported in Belgium by GM. Tanksticker is still available.

Suspension/drivetrain. :

Currently stock with all around poly bushings. Front will become metal ones with VBP upper A-arms for added caster. Rear already have spherical strut rods and I will probably add a Johnny joint.

Rear end currently is a 3.70 but going to change it to a 4.11 which fits my engine trans combo better. Hopefully I will be able to put in a kiesler kit in the future.

Shocks are Koni's all around.
Everything else is new also.

Chassis :

Is basically stock, but completly sandblasted, treated with zinc and powdercoated.

Body :

I had a bad experience in the past that destroyed my original body, which forced me to buy a second 79 as a donor for the body. Sadly after dismantling it proved to have some birdcage problems. I used the first destroyed body as a test and started dismantling it. Next I took my new body apart also, changed out the birdcage which was sandblasted, zinc treated and powdercoated also. Then I put it all together again and started repairing cracks and little faults, which is the stage i'm in right now.

The car was originally fit with a front and rear spoiler and it will stay that way. I will add an L88 hood due to unsufficient hood clearance with my future intake.

Engine :

The engine is based on a design that D. Vizard discribed in 1 of his books. It has the stroke of a 327 combined with the bore of a 400 ci, allowing the use of much longer rods from Oliver. They are fitted with JE forged pistons with a CR of 10/1. The bore/stroke combo allows for higher rpm which should make a perfect combo with the 4.11 gears.

The heads are Dart Pro 1 aluminums with 215 runners and roller springs.

The cam was a Crane street roller, soon to be replaced with a Crane custom cam.

The engine has currently a Victor JR with a Holley 650 dp on top, soon to be exchanged with a ITB crossram setup and FI.

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