Thoughts on the new Corvette?

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  1. Huevos

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    You would probably just wreck it...
     
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    Maybe. But I can drift with the best of them.
     
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    You gotta' be better than that GM executive they let pace that gran prix or Indy car race not long ago. That Corvette was doomed as soon as the desk jockey sat his worthless butt in the seat. Drifting is great if someone else is paying for the tires.
     
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    I can drift too. I remember once we had a really cool storm came through with enough rain to overrun the street past my house, trapping everyone in the subdivision past me for a few hours until it receded. Rained a lot last night but nothing like that.
     
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    That is an amazing story. Reminds me of the time I ate a hot pepper at the House of Blues at Disney. The waiter said I shouldn't, but I did. I got some hiccups, which lasted a few minutes, but otherwise I survived.
     
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    I remember drifting (read "aquaplaning") in my Dad's '64 Corvette on old 7.75 x 14 bias ply tires. I either saw God or the Devil in that moment, and required a change of underwear.
     
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    Snow. And sand. Now they can really drift!!!
     
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    The oscillating tendency of regulated markets to fundamentally obfuscate is nevertheless periodically obsequious,... if you catch my drift.
     
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    Roger Miller was the Best Drifter ever....
     
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    Ken Block would drive circles around him, and probably has.
     
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    Maybe the one you want does, but not mine.
     
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    I'm sort of surprised Hillbilly would so easily squash your dreams. Good thing you didn't want an LT4 in a 1970 Z28, like I want.
     
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    Want in one hand, life getting in the way in the other it's a stacked stacked deck but worth it.
     
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    Allards had Caddy engines:
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    But that Nash Healy is a much better looking car.
     
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    TD, I got to thinking about this response. Are there cars that aren't tested due to limited production?
     
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    I only ever saw one, at a car show. It had a Nash 6 cylinder engine. Were you thinkin Cad-Allard?
     
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    Yes. And no. We tested some Maserati Ghibli's years ago after FCA asked us to because they wanted a Top Safety Pick award. In cases like that we will squeeze in the tests when we can, and the OE's reimburse us for the cost of the cars. We still buy them through dealer network because no way I'd trust a car delivered from an OE as being 'production'.
     
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    Hey Sean, that wasn't me messing with FF. Don't know how they came about but there were some built with the current for the day Cadillac engines. I want the one with a 361 2 four barrel Caddy in it. Did not the American Pickers pass on a Caddy version because of the asking price back when they picked the AMC dealership all grown up in trees and vines over in the Carolinas ? Hell, there's new Javelins still sitting on the lot along with other interesting AMC rides. Road trip when the weather cools enough to slow down the crawlies. LT4 in a Z would be prime ! Got lucky connecting with Doug Steck up in Brookfield, Ohio. His ex-wife totaled two LT4 96 Corvettes, one engine and trans went into my 92 Corvette, the other went into a 96 Buick RoadHog wagon I got from him. His work was first class. Both engine swaps look like factory installs and run great. Aside from the evil OptiSpark distributors, LT4 engines are probably the best small block Chevys Buick 1996 001.jpg
     
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