[torsen] Who Let the Dogs Out?
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Thu Feb 22 11:13:09 EST 2001
Shhhh.... While closing up my shop late last night, I heard that once
familiar v8 gurgle and a flash of pearl black sneak out the door...
Whoooops... Not again?!
After absolutely munching #2 connecting rod at Road America Qclub event last
year (overrev), Bob Dupree's LT1Q has been sleeping in my shop, getting close
to becoming der'parts car... As of yesterday, that has changed completely.
Bob put the latest LT1 motor into the 5ktq just before Steamboat, but it
wasn't quite ready for the trip (bogey time got us), so he took his pristine
urq. Yesterday, he cleaned up the last of the engine wiring, completed an
interior swap, added a killer off the shelf sound sytem (the 12in woofer thru
the ski bag hole works great), and cleaned up the trim and exterior. Man a
quarter crank of the flywheel to start that beast creates envy...
Following the car along Lake Shore Drive last night, really made me laugh my
ass off (or maybe it was holding out 4 fingers for 40mph, 5 for 50 :). A
crazier project has never eminated from my garage, and the sight and sound of
it brought back memories of Monterey: The German race car techs blipping the
throttle with enormous grins; Ned wondering if the LT1 would fit in a 90q
body; Ingo & I driving comfortably for "hours" at more than double NV/UT
state speed limits, everyone waking up just to 'do' the entrance ramp thing...
A toast to Bob Dupree for patience, persistence and creatively bringing btdt
to a really wild one-off application of the LT1 virtual concept. Looking
forward to the ride <again>! Bug bob for more recent pics, but the outdated
ones can be found at:
"Please hold all children firmly by the hand and follow the yellow line" -
Disney tour paige
Team LT1Q - vette powered '87 5ktq
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