Hello from Southern Indiana

Discussion in 'introduce yourself' started by Mark Spencer, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. Mark Spencer

    Mark Spencer New Member

    Hey everyone. I picked up an 84 vette about a month ago for $1200. I've brought it back to life now I wanna go fast. Thanks for all the great info on this site!
     
  2. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    Welcome !
    I have a C4 Vette too.
    1987 Z52 Convertible.
     
  3. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    yes welcome to the web site
    pictures of your car and projects are always nice
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2018
  4. Loves302Chevy

    Loves302Chevy "One test is worth a thousand expert opinions."

    Welcome Mark.
     
  5. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

  6. Indycars

    Indycars Administrator Staff Member

    It's easy, just throw money at it !!! :)

    Welcome to the forum from Oklahoma !!! WelcomeToGrumpy\'s.gif
     
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  7. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    Before you get too far into the engine look into the Transmission.
    1984 did not get a good 700R4.
    1st year the C4 Got a decent 700R4 was 1987. It has an auxiliary valvebody.
    Still weak spots.
    300 Hp is what they can take bone stock till failure 1984-1996 700R4 & 4L60E.
    Need $4000 to put a 4L80E in.
    The 4+3 Super T10 with Doug Nash overdrive parts no longer available to overhaul it.
    Turbo 400 done 2 times I have seen.
     
  8. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    Guys used to replace the 4+3 with a,1989-1996 Black Tag or Green Tag ZF.
    Rebuild parts for the ZF C4 M6 have dried up too.

    Tremec 5.
    Tremec 6.
    Need real $$$$. 7-8 k to pull off.

    1 guy installed a Muncie 4 speed in his C4 I recall.

    If a 700 R4 Auto A4 Most practical purposes your stuck with it.

    Turbo 400 swap least amount of money spent in theory.
    Welding fab work required.

    Just forwarning.
    C4 is a nice car.
    Achilles heel has always been transmissions.
    C5 Gen Corvette the same too.
     
  9. Mark Spencer

    Mark Spencer New Member

    Thanks. I've been on the lookout for a late 80s early 90s 30 spline 700r4 core. Would love to find a complete l98 drive train of the same era. Roller ready block and better tranny.
     
  10. Mark Spencer

    Mark Spencer New Member

  11. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    The Facebook C4 Groups may be a good place to look .
    I am in a few of them.
     
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    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

  13. Mark Spencer

    Mark Spencer New Member

     
  14. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    The Holley Sniper will be superior.
     
  15. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    I am looking around this morning for 1987 - 1991 TPI 350 engines and transmissions.
    Worth some money now.
    Used to be give aways.
    Supply must be drying up.
     
  16. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

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  18. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    The 1984 Block & crank are OK.
    It has factory Forged TRW pistons.
    1985 year Corvette also.
    Flat tappet cam installed.
    Flat tappet cam used in Corvette till 1987.
    1987 is the 1st year of the Hydraulic factory roller cam in the Corvette.
     
  19. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

  20. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    Guys are shipping engines & transmissions through Fastenal often I hear.
     

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