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    Default Original L81 engine pic's..

    Hello everyone,

    I'm doing a body off resto on my 81 corvette. But to go to the subject..
    My L81 engine has been redone inside and out. No major changes. The crankshaft was to far gone so i have a new one (still a 350) new pistons, a new Comp Cams cam, 1 new valve a new high flow oilpump and al the normal small things. I would like the have the outside of the L81 close to original but i don't have any picture's and i can't find them anywhere.
    I put on some sparkplugshielding, i like them but i don't know if these are OEM or not?

    If someone has picture's of a OEM L81 please post or email them so i can look for variable's between the two.

    Here are some pictures of my L81 still in progress...









    Greetings Peter.

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    I have an "81"...and did some pictures just before I repainted my valve covers. Lets see if I can rustle them up... I just took a look, and I've got to many to upload here. Do you have a "generic" mailbox I can send them to??

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    That would be great!
    You could sent to 8mb to peter"dot"verbogt"at"home"dot"nl
    just replace the "dot" for a . and the "at" for @

    Greetings Peter.

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    Here's a link to a couple of photo's

    http://cards.webshots.com/ecard/pickup/106810221Xguavu

    Later,
    JU

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    Nice ride Peter!!!

    I only wish I could get mine that immaculate!

    -gedmeyer

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    I only wish I could get mine that immaculate!

    -gedmeyer[/quote]

    I feel the same, but me I'll just have to dream.

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    Thanks for the compliments guys!
    I got some nice L81 picture's from Fred so i can look for differences.

    @Tim, when i know my crankshaft was gone i looked to your L81 -> 383 topic! Very cool and as i have read, it's how a L81 upposed to be If i didn't want to have a stock looking L81 i would have done the same!

    Groeten Peter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peer81
    ...a stock looking L81 ...
    Oh, mine "looks" stock.

    Good work though!

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    Tim, nice website you got there!
    I thought you changed the short headers for other one's but i am wrong. I just love the looks of your rebuild rochester. I took apart my own (i had the time) but it isn't polished like yours. Are you planning to dyno it some day? I really would like to see the dynosheet of your 383.

    Groeten Peter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peer81
    Hello everyone,

    I'm doing a body off resto on my 81 corvette. But to go to the subject..
    My L81 engine has been redone inside and out. No major changes. The crankshaft was to far gone so i have a new one (still a 350) new pistons, a new Comp Cams cam, 1 new valve a new high flow oilpump and al the normal small things. I would like the have the outside of the L81 close to original but i don't have any picture's and i can't find them anywhere.
    I put on some sparkplugshielding, i like them but i don't know if these are OEM or not?

    If someone has picture's of a OEM L81 please post or email them so i can look for variable's between the two.

    Here are some pictures of my L81 still in progress...









    Greetings Peter.
    Wow, i'm really happy for you , i cannot wait to see the final result!!

    GOOD LUCK, Rick

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    Sorry, I don’t have a source for pics... but I wanted to say that your progress looks beautiful!

    B17Crew

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peer81
    Hello everyone,

    I'm doing a body off resto on my 81 corvette. But to go to the subject..
    My L81 engine has been redone inside and out. No major changes. The crankshaft was to far gone so i have a new one (still a 350) new pistons, a new Comp Cams cam, 1 new valve a new high flow oilpump and al the normal small things. I would like the have the outside of the L81 close to original but i don't have any picture's and i can't find them anywhere.
    I put on some sparkplugshielding, i like them but i don't know if these are OEM or not?

    If someone has picture's of a OEM L81 please post or email them so i can look for variable's between the two.

    Here are some pictures of my L81 still in progress...









    Greetings Peter.
    Hello Peter..,

    Quick question...in your last picture, there is a ground cable on the passenger side of the engine. Could you tell me what this is for ? and where does it attach at the bottom ? Congratulations on your great looking engine.
    Regards....

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    Hello Rawj,

    Thank you for the compliment. I've looked into my pictures and the groundcable is connected to the firewall directly behind cilinder no:8. I don't know its purpose but i'll just leave it there.

    Greetings Peter.

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    Have any more photos of the project? Love the ones so far.

    I know you posted this thread awhile back, but if you need any photos or anything from my wife's stock L81, let me know.

    Thanks!

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    Hello,

    I only update my project on dutch fora (because its i little to much effort to translate everything from dutch to english. But if you don't mind looking at dutch texts between the picture's, this is the link:

    http://www.heartbeatforum.nl/viewtop...t=5618&start=0

    It's 23 page's already from the beginning about 2.5 years ago till the latest update a few days ago. Still a year or more to go. Enjoy!

    Groeten Peter.

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