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1981 Chevrolet Corvette

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Technical specifications, photos and description:

Year:
1981
Mileage:
50
Engine:
383
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1981 Chevrolet Corvette for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car(2.05) based on 188 votes

1981 Corvette Custom 4Spd Street Rod

 

Engine:

Block

383 Stroker  Blueprinted  ( 425/425)

207 Casting 2 Bolt Main + 0. 040. 9. 7/1 Compression

Scat Stoker Crank turned 10/10

Custom Grind Cam . 450 lift. . 280 dur. flat tappet

Sealed Power Hypereutectic dished top pistons. moly rings

Scat 5. 70” Rods. span >  ARP bolts

Hardened racing push rods. HP snap ring style lifters

Sealed Performance rod & main bearings

Melling high Vol oil pump & screen – tacked

8” racing damper

Corvette specific oil steel pan. span >  One piece oil pan gasket

Heads/Intake/Exhaust

64CC Aluminum. 2. 02”. 1. 60”. 3 angle grind. 228 springs. span >  210cc. 23 deg.

Fabricated polished aluminum valve covers. polished Alum Breather and PCV. silicone reusable gaskets

Weiand Warrior dual plane. low rise Natural Aluminum Manifold

Edelbrock 1406 performance tuned electric choke 600cfm Carb. . 1428 (. 100) main jets. 1451 (. 070 x . 047”) metering rods. orange step up springs

Billet K&N style open top high flow washable air filter

Headman headers bolted up to factory style Corvette side pipes with baffled mufflers with fiberglass covers  that do not get hot! Sounds like a big block. lopey idle. nice bark.

8MM silicone racing wires. HEI distributor with Mallory HP coil. custom wire looms and insulators

All wiring neatly routed in wire looms. Hoses - braided SS with alum. Ends

Transmission:

Super T-10 4-spd gone through refreshed. new LUK heavy Duty clutch. pilot bearing and fork

Factory stock rear end. 2. 72 gears (great cruising2400rpm at 70mph). can still melt the rear tires with the massive torque of the 383.

Cooling/heat/A/C:

Champion 3 core aluminum radiator with two speed electric  Lincoln fan and custom relay kit. low speed at 185. high speed at 195. Maintains 195 even in Texas 100deg heat. A/C relay override to high speed. Powermaster 140A 12SI Alternator.

Remove factory heat and A/C. installed underdash Vintage Air  Gen II Mini A/C. heat. Defrost with 4 knob control unit. Ice cold A/C. idle stop solenoid on carb.

Suspension:

Rear:

KYB Gas Shocks

¾” Stabilizer bar with urethane and new hardware.

TRW composite 355# rear spring. 9” C4 lowering bolts

New strut rods and bushings

Rear End Snubber replaced

Front: Everything replaced/rebuilt

SPC adjustable tubular upper control arms

Stock lower arms blasted painted. New Energy Suspension  urethane bushings

Factory Gymkana fronmt springs (stiff)

New Moog Ball Joints

1-1/4” stabilizer Bar with urethane bushings and new hardware

Adjustable tie rods

New Idler Arm

Rebuilt Steering Cylinder. control valve. pump. new hoses. (No leaks)

Recent 4 wheel professional alignment done.

Wheels/Tires:

Front:  Foose Legend 18 x 8 Black. machined rim. Nitto NT555 255/45-ZR18

Rear:    Foose  Legend 18 x 9. 5 Black machine rim. Nitto NT555 285/40-ZR18

Tires have about 1000 mi on them.

Brakes:

Drilled . Slotted zinc plated US made rotors

SS lined Delco Calipers painted Ceramic Red

SS braided hoses

New Master Cylinder

I have a full set of SS brake lines – uninstalled that will be included with Car.

Exterior:

Paint – 4 yrs old single stage urethane black. Car was originally burgundy. All jambs. under hood painted. no original color evident/

Paint is a 10 footer. nice shine great for a cruise and show and a driver. Very presentable

Monza style fixed rectangular quad headlights. Original flip up troublesome mechanism removed (-50lbs). With 5/16” lexan clear covers. LED DRL mounted behind covers.

Halogen driving lights

Custom made Black diamond mesh front grill cover and side grill inserts.

One piece AstroTop acrylic Top – Removable and stowable behind seats. I have original Mirror Glass T-Tops but. glass is de-laminating from Frames. Can be sent in and rebuilt if desired. included with Car.

Custom Carbon Fiber roof hoop and hood strip accent with red pinstripe.

Custom Carbon Fiber Grand Sport style fender stripes with red pin stripe.

Carbon fiber nose badge.

Satin Black Painted Fiberglss C# factory style Sidepipe covers

Lemans Style polished Aluminum flip up Faux Gas Filler Cap. Can easily be converted back to stock cover (included)

New Windshield Glass professionally installed. New Side window glass with new 35% tint.

Rear Window has removable lexan tint that snaps inside.

Interior:  Full custom built interior.

Original seats. new foam plus extra ½” padding in seat. new custom black real leather seat covers with real suede black center inserts with Red stitching.

New Black Carpeting.

Custom Door

Panels with black vinyl. UltraSuede inserts with red stitching to match seats.

Custom brushed aluminum aircraft style door pulls & handles and accents

Windshield posts. headliner trim covered in black Ultrasuede material.

Custom Console with armrest. cup holder. power outlets. real carbon fiber  & Black vinyl w/red stitching

New modern window switches (Porsche)

New Power Mirror Switches and control (Mazda)

Factory Dash removed down to firewall – New Custom built Dash with Vintage A/C under Dash. 4 knob control. Red digital 6 Gauge panel with Speedo. Tach. Oil Pressure. Water Temp. Volts. Fuel Level. Outside Temp. Trip. Odometer. Turn Signal indicators. High Beam. Brake Warning mounted behind tinted panel (Black when Off)

New Delco Wiper and Headlight Switches.

Pioneer App Radio 7” touchscreen radio unit. No CDSet up to connect to Apple device with lightning connection. Will clone Iphone screen so you can use apps. google maps etc. Hands free talk. Mic. Mounted on dash.

Custom Dash covered in black vinyl with Red Stitching and Red Piping. Carbon Fiber panel in Center Dash. Everything works

A/C vent outlets are Nissan. Two Center one each side. defroster vents are from a Ferrari and are fixed.

Custom Steering Wheel. Black leather . red stitch and red accent.

Factory Tilt and Telescopic column works great except right turn signal cancel.

New Pedal Rubbers

Red LED cabin Lights.

New Battery 2/2017

New Window Motors. New Lock Solenoids

Repalced drives side Window regulator and door latch assemblies. Have new ones for the Pass side uninstalled – included.

All window rubber sweeps. fuzzys. rollers. guides are new when window glass was replaced.

Issues:

Power Mirror Switch L-R control works backwards. This is a wiring issue inside the mirror housings not being compatible with the Mazda Control. A bit annoying but once you know it you get used to it.

Power Door Locks = Pass Side switch will lock and unlock both doors. Drivers side will only lock. I have chased this issue for hours and cannot resolve. May be a grounding issue.

Factory Theft System Disabled /Disconnected and inoperable.

Paint – looks great from 10 feet. some spider cracks in hood. span >  on small area on rear bumper buffed through to original paint but very hard to notice. Front right corner of hood was repainted due to chipping of paint when hood was re-installed after engine swap. Did not blend in perfect. I know its there but have to point it out to others.

Sometimes low beams do not come on when switch is pulled out. Have to click high beams on and off and then lows come on. May be a problem with “NOS” Delco switch.

This is a Fun Car to Drive. its loud. idles rough due to the cam grind but settles down nice at cruising speeds on the road.

The torque is incredible and takes a bit getting used to working the clutch at launch without smoking the 12” rear tires. Steering is very quick with some pronounced oversteer which will take some practice to get used to. I set this up to autocross but never made it to an event. Handles and tracks great.

This is a great weekend cruiser. runs out great on the road and pulls hard from 60 to ??. If you want to drag race this car you will need to swap out the rear gears as the stock gears are for cruising and for better gas mileage. Don't ask me what gas mileage it gets. I never checked it . it don't matter . If your worried about that go buy a Prius.

It is still plenty quick off the line and has a lot of legs on the road. Would do very well at Autocross with the strong torque and quick steering.

I have enjoyed building this car and driving it in finished state for the past year. I have bought another Toy and need to move on to that. Feel free to ask any questions that I may have not answered above.

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