1970 Chevrolet Corvette
Up for Sale is a beautiful, 100% restored ‘70 Stingray coupe. It originally came with optional engine L46 350ci 350hp / 380 ft lbs torque and has the original Muncie 4spd and Optional posi rear-end (373’s). The tranny is nice and quiet its an m20 and I can down shift into first gear at 35 40 mph which is a good sign. This car has been completely disassembled down to just the body and frame and all parts were cleaned, rebuilt, repainted or replaced as needed. Every bolt holding this car together has been replaced with grade 8 bolts whether necessary or not. I've been restoring cars for 30 years and I am VERY meticulous about everything I do to my restoration projects. I am the third owner of this car. The second owner never drove it at all during the entire time he owned it which was about 11 years or so. This car has 81,080 original miles on it, 1,850 since rebuild.
All bushings, bearings, break pads, rubber seals were replaced along with all 6 U joints on the drive shafts. New urethane control arm bushings were installed as well as the rear-end support bushings. I wanted to give this Vette some flair so I polished the tranny and belle housing and rear deck vents to a chrome-like finish. It has a brand new high performance Ram clutch disc, pressure plate and new throw-out bearing. The brakes lines were all replaced except the one running from front to rear, and all brake calipers were rebuilt except for one which had to be replaced because of a broken bleeder screw with all brand new grade 8 bolts. The brake pads are new along with a brand new chrome brake booster and master cylinder. The radiator was replaced when the first owner sold it with a new big block radiator which I installed dual 11 fans that keep the cruising temp at 170 constantly. It also has a chrome power steering pump and a 1-wire chrome alternator. The starter is a high-torque 3 hp mini starter. It has a 7 quart oil pan, high performance water pump (polished), brand new set of aluminum pulleys and matching aluminum brackets, a brand new tach drive distributor w/ clear cap, and 10 mm spark plug wires. Those are Ceramic Coated headers, and every component related to the headlight vacuum system has been replaced along with all new headlight buckets, adjusters, springs, and halogen bulbs w/ new retaining rings and they work perfectly. I also installed a power rack and pinion system and I get almost 1 turn in both directions on the steering wheel and it has a little better turning radious than other after market racks. Both front grilles, bumper and front braces are also new.This car also has a rare 1 of 1,280 made in 1970 rear window defogger.
The under body was in such great shape i painted it with the same paint used on the exterior (base coat, clear coat oriental blue-green)which is a DuPont Spectromaster color, GM101K.
The engine is a 350, 4 bolt main (correct block for this car 3970010). The engine is a 383 ci stroker with 11.5 to 1 CR, to you people who are not motor heads its basically a 350 with a 400 crankshaft giving it a 3.75 inch stroke rather than a 3.48 stroke and having big block torque and hp in a small block engine. It is bored .040 over and believe it or not, do a number of reasons we can talk about if you’d like, it runs fine on pump gas, 91 octane. It has aluminum heads cnc'd ported 68.5cc chambers with 220 cfm runners , they were 64cc before the cnc was done. The bigger chambers flow better with the 2.08 intake and 1.60 exhaust valves installed, a roller cam with .595 lift and 304 duration, Link bar hydraulic roller lifters, forged H-beam rods, forged probe pop-up pistons (+8cc), scat steel crank, Milodon #18750 high volume/ high pressure oil pump, quiet gear drive timing and there is no whine, stainless steel full roller 1.6 ratio rocker arms, 7/16” studs with stud girdles, chrome moly 5/16” pushrods, Holley strip dominator manifold ported to felpro 1206 gasket which is required with the heads and polished outside, Brand new 850cfm Quick Fuel carb w/ clear float level windows for easy adjustment, MSD 6AL ignition along with an MSD 8680 adjustable timing control module w/ the ignition timing control knob on the dash which is great while driving through drastic elevation changes and quick tuning, MSD super conductor wires with multiangle boots. These newly designed probe forged pistons do not swell up as much as the older ones and have a tight running clearance so there is no need to warm the engine to drive like older forged pistons to eliminate the pistons from rattling. Fully balanced rotating assembly which I am told should be good up to 9000 rpm but I run a 7000 rpm chip/rev limiter just to be on the safe side. If you do the math with the specs I just listed and add the .024 deck hieght and .042 for head gasket thickness this engine should be pushing around 500hp easy.
I also still have all the original working gauges and they will go with the car but I like the white face ones because they are easier to read at night and Look better to me.
I bought a new dash for cd player mounting and installed a new kenwood cd player with blue tooth and every other feature including USB for a flash drive to put all your mp3's on. Sony 1200 watt amp (xm-2002GTW) running a 12 inch Sony sub woofer and a pair of 6x9's with a 400 watt amp running them and it has awesome clarity.
I also did a little more tuning and had to put a 1 inch spacer under the carb then had to replace the airfilter assy that was on there with a low profile 14 by 3 KN style airfilter, red in color to clear the hood. There are some older pic's in my photo bucket with the old airfilter on it. I installed a new wiper motor and all is working fine except that it still needs a washer pump and lines hooked up. I had 50 series flowmasters on it but it rumbled so loud the neighbors were complaining so I put some Thrush turbo mufflers on it to quiet it down a bit. The flowmasters still go with the car if you prefer that loud rumbling sound. I also had a heavy duty rear spring installed but the ride was to stiff and you could feel every little bump in the road so I put a standard 9 leaf rear spring on it and smoothed out the ride.
I changed the oil again last week and did a compresion check and it came out 180 across the board with a 304 duration cam.
I've spent another $1800 in the last two weeks repainting the hood all blue, bigger fuel pump with a aeromotive fuel pressure regulator, new fuel pressure gauge, the dash and sound system, a right front bumper guard that had a ding in it I replaced the other one earlier. I polished the rocker moldings that were satin finish and also the license plate bezel which the chrome was peeling off so i removed all the chrome and polished it as well.
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VETTE LOCATED IN HEREFORD, AZ Ad ID # 101019