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    Notice: Congrats!!!!!!!

    There is some work to making these '81 run as originally designed but when do they are so much fun and for me special to know I am keeping something as intended, not changed but as designed. Of...
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    Question: Mid-America Quad Power Mufflers......Anyone have these?

    Anyone have these or heard these?

    http://www.mamotorworks.com/Corvette/product/79-82-mufflers-monza-style-w-627458-1
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    Question: Correction here, the '81s had the q-jet carb and...

    Correction here, the '81s had the q-jet carb and ECM controlled, the '82s was the first year of the cross fire.
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    Mufflers Removal.......

    Will the inlet pipe to the muffler clear the rear tires when removing......or will it be best to remove the rear tires before starting this? Looks to me as if there is not enough clearance between...
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    Question: Cherry Bomb Glass Packs???????

    Anyone run these on the '81? Looking at some u-tube videos they are beast of a sound just wondering if too loud when down the road? :mad
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    Question: Looking for some extra sound........

    I am still running the stock mufflers on my '81 and thinking of changing to get a little more rumble in the rear so where better to ask about the best out there but here in the '81 forum? What do you...
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    1981 Corvette Commercial

    Since this is a 1981 only forum.........where best to post this great commercial.......long live the '81 Corvette :beer


    1981 Corvette commercial - YouTube
  8. Ethanol Free High Test Gas............How do we know?

    Maybe it getting colder or maybe it the Jack Daniel but question.......how do you know, or can you trust some of the gas stations that says their hi-test is ethanol free? I live near a major gas tank...
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    The data on your trim tag can be sorted out using...

    The data on your trim tag can be sorted out using the link below as a start. The D25 you noted should indicate that your vette was built in November 25, 1980. The "D" equals November and the 25...
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    33 years old today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    33 years ago today my 1981 C3 rolled off the assembly line in St. Louis. We have worked hard to keep her as close to factory as we can with all engine compartment and ECM function fully operational. ...
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    Not long ago on my '81 I picked up a slight roar...

    Not long ago on my '81 I picked up a slight roar at the right rear when started and cold going down the road and after 6 or 7 miles would just stop and run quite. Was the wheel bearing race pitted on...
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    What Ratio?

    Curious, how much or what ratio do you add to the gas using the Marvel Mystery Oil or Tetra Ethyl Lead?

    Of course here in NC we had so much rain in July barely had a chance to get the old girl...
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    I'm finding on these hotter days when running for...

    I'm finding on these hotter days when running for a while and engine oil temp gets up above 200/f and shut the engine off is when my initial harder to crank happens but if I pop the hood open and let...
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    Ethanol Gas and ECM Carb

    Hopefully some here are still running the stock setup with the ECM controlled q-jet, here in NC when summer temps starts to rise into the 90s and even those water temps run 180ish my oil temps runs...
  15. What Exhaust/Muffler Mods did you make? And Happy Memorial Day

    Thinking of adding something to get a little more noise in the rear and currently on the ole '81 all exhaust is still stock so where else better to ask about what others did on these '81 than in the...
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    Thanks, that is an easy change out so will do ASAP

    Thanks, that is an easy change out so will do ASAP
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    Odd Sound at times in r/rear

    Usually on initial leaving the garage I pick up a sound from the right rear, sorta sounds like tire sing and usually stops after several miles but may start again and it does the sound regardless of...
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    Had one similar to this prior, maybe was 1/2"...

    Had one similar to this prior, maybe was 1/2" thick to try and improve the heat issue in the carb but later took it out since no change and they did not have these installed at the factory. I did not...
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    Job is done

    Well lower mounting rods were stuck beyond belief and had to be forced out and upper strut rods bushing were toast so swapped out with new strut rods adjustable type and new mounting bracket. So back...
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    Strut Rod Lower Mounting Bracket

    How many of you have knocked this out to maybe change out the strut rod or bushings and did it come out easy? Be doing this is a few days to change out to adjustable rod and hoping more then less had...
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    Suspension Work

    How hard is it to go thur the end end suspension and replace all bushings etc? Thinking of doing this just don't know if let my mechanic have it or do in my shop. Also alittle negitive camber on rear...
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    So needle just pegged and no damage!!!!!! Look...

    So needle just pegged and no damage!!!!!! Look out turn 3 and 4 for the Q-jet is going to the floor :happyanim:
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    Can The Speedometer Break?

    This may be silly but since our '81s pegs at 85 MPH, if went faster could it do damage to the dash unit or any other parts in the system? I ask because this Friday we are doing laps at Charlotte...
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    Question: Shouldn't be a problem, but letting you know what may be needed soon

    My old school corvette mechanic told me if the Check Engine light comes on and goes off usually not a problem, only if it comes on and stays. Intermitting light could be just an off reading caused by...
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    JJ this is a new one on me so will be interesting...

    JJ this is a new one on me so will be interesting to see what is found out so keep us posted. Have you checked both plugs at the CCM in the battery compartment to see if they are still connected good?
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