26 (edited by Spank 2013-08-14 09:56 AM)

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Judge Phil wrote:

Keep in mind that Jay, Nick, and Jeff spent many years as the editors of Corvette Magazine.

Yea, I got the "Kiss of Death" from Jay when I brought the CorVegge out for the first time a year ago. He said, "Actually that could be a really good car".  Not sure what bribe he'd been partaking in at the time.

If I can get my act together, the CorVegge will get one last run at Green+Checkered for a weekend at Thunderhill. Whether or not it makes it, it will be changing ownership in September. Perhaps the new owner will fulfill your wishes, Your Honor. He wants no part of the diesel/veggie stuff.

To the OP, best of luck achieving your goals!

27 (edited by RandomTask 2013-08-14 10:11 AM)

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Judge Phil wrote:

I want to see a Corvette with a Japanese or German V8, just so I can enrage the Corvette freaks by writing about it. You'll have the Corvette Jihad on your ass, but it will be worth it. The Toyota 1UZ can be found in hooptie-ass Lexus LS400s and SC400s for next to nothing all day long (scrap-value on these cars is great and I have learned that you can sell off parts easily). You might even be able to convince me that you picked up an R154 5-speed and fabricated an adapter plate cheaply enough for Lemons.

Or you could just go with a Ford 5.0 and T-5, or a Chrysler 360 and whatever 5-speed the Dakota and 1500 got in the 90s. The Corvette Jihad would issue multiple fatwas on you for that.

Keep in mind that Jay, Nick, and Jeff spent many years as the editors of Corvette Magazine. In fact, the reason they put such desperate effort into making Lemons pay the bills is that they hated dealing with Corvette freaks and wanted to quit the magazine business forever. If you build a car that pisses off the Corvette Jihad, they will love you for it.


. . .My god. . . I have an idea. . .

Does it have to be a V8? What about a 1.6L or 1.8L four cylinder from a little RWD Japanese sports car?

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Judge Phil wrote:

I want to see a Corvette with a Japanese or German V8, just so I can enrage the Corvette freaks by writing about it. You'll have the Corvette Jihad on your ass, but it will be worth it. The Toyota 1UZ can be found in hooptie-ass Lexus LS400s and SC400s for next to nothing all day long (scrap-value on these cars is great and I have learned that you can sell off parts easily). You might even be able to convince me that you picked up an R154 5-speed and fabricated an adapter plate cheaply enough for Lemons.

Or you could just go with a Ford 5.0 and T-5, or a Chrysler 360 and whatever 5-speed the Dakota and 1500 got in the 90s. The Corvette Jihad would issue multiple fatwas on you for that.

Keep in mind that Jay, Nick, and Jeff spent many years as the editors of Corvette Magazine. In fact, the reason they put such desperate effort into making Lemons pay the bills is that they hated dealing with Corvette freaks and wanted to quit the magazine business forever. If you build a car that pisses off the Corvette Jihad, they will love you for it.


I think it is time to turn the tables on the vette crowd.  For years people have been dumping vette (or camaro/firebird) SBCs in Jags, usually sold with some crap line like "British Styling with American reliability) - which is just code for "I effed up an E-type resto"

Why not yank a V12 from a scrapped out XJ and drop it in the vette as turnabout is fair play.  That should get their knickers in a knot.

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RandomTask wrote:
Judge Phil wrote:

I want to see a Corvette with a Japanese or German V8, just so I can enrage the Corvette freaks by writing about it. You'll have the Corvette Jihad on your ass, but it will be worth it. The Toyota 1UZ can be found in hooptie-ass Lexus LS400s and SC400s for next to nothing all day long (scrap-value on these cars is great and I have learned that you can sell off parts easily). You might even be able to convince me that you picked up an R154 5-speed and fabricated an adapter plate cheaply enough for Lemons.

Or you could just go with a Ford 5.0 and T-5, or a Chrysler 360 and whatever 5-speed the Dakota and 1500 got in the 90s. The Corvette Jihad would issue multiple fatwas on you for that.

Keep in mind that Jay, Nick, and Jeff spent many years as the editors of Corvette Magazine. In fact, the reason they put such desperate effort into making Lemons pay the bills is that they hated dealing with Corvette freaks and wanted to quit the magazine business forever. If you build a car that pisses off the Corvette Jihad, they will love you for it.


. . .My god. . . I have an idea. . .

Does it have to be a V8? What about a 1.6L or 1.8L four cylinder from a little RWD Japanese sports car?

Bring it with a 20R Toyota, I have a feeling that Phil would approve...I have one complete, running and bolted to a 5 speed.

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Sledge wrote:

I read this and immediately thought of your project:

http://oppositelock.jalopnik.com/how-to … 1131506504

Sell your engine and trans and be even better off budget wise, hell I might even do this for out Thunderbird.

I totaled up the parts they sold.  $2547 for a bunch of parts at junkyard prices.  It's been my experience that an individual can't get nearly that much for parts off their crappy a$$ donor on Craigslist, ebay, and internet forums.  Also, you have to be willing to store, post, re-post, and ship these parts for next 1-2 years to find buyers for it all.

Of course, they may own a junkyard.  They obviously have plenty of room to store and disassemble a full size van.  I built my hooptie in a garage at my apartment complex, I didn't have that kinda space or time.

I like that hooptie building and racing is accessible to the masses, even those that live in an apartment in suburbia.

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Re: Yeah, we're getting laps. . .

Judge Phil wrote:

I want to see a Corvette with a Japanese or German V8, just so I can enrage the Corvette freaks by writing about it. You'll have the Corvette Jihad on your ass, but it will be worth it. The Toyota 1UZ can be found in hooptie-ass Lexus LS400s and SC400s for next to nothing all day long (scrap-value on these cars is great and I have learned that you can sell off parts easily). You might even be able to convince me that you picked up an R154 5-speed and fabricated an adapter plate cheaply enough for Lemons.

Or you could just go with a Ford 5.0 and T-5, or a Chrysler 360 and whatever 5-speed the Dakota and 1500 got in the 90s. The Corvette Jihad would issue multiple fatwas on you for that.

Keep in mind that Jay, Nick, and Jeff spent many years as the editors of Corvette Magazine. In fact, the reason they put such desperate effort into making Lemons pay the bills is that they hated dealing with Corvette freaks and wanted to quit the magazine business forever. If you build a car that pisses off the Corvette Jihad, they will love you for it.

I'm curious to see some of the responses to Spank's vette.  Where might I look for that?

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A Corvette with E30 running gear would be quick enough to be fun, plus it would enrage both Corvette Jihadis AND E30 wankers.

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^ This is why we only post pictures of kittens on our Facebook page.  The last thing we need is "helpful"  suggestions from Judge Phil that we have no hope of pulling off.

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Cheaters!!!!!   We have a gently used 1.0L 3-cylinder Suzuki motor... Transplant some other Metro gear and go for IOE!!!

Judge Phil wrote:

A Corvette with E30 running gear would be quick enough to be fun, plus it would enrage both Corvette Jihadis AND E30 wankers.

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Find out from the Saab powered 300ZX (Rust in the wind?) how they did it.

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36 (edited by Omnilith 2013-08-15 02:37 PM)

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I'd only run a Corvette if I could make it FWD.... the way God and Mopar-era Iacocca intended.

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Omnilith wrote:

I'd only run a Corvette if I could make it FWD.... the way God and Mopar-era Iacocca intended.

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Rotary FTMFW!

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39 (edited by coolhand454 2013-08-16 04:56 PM)

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wvumtnbkr wrote:

Rotary FTMFW!

This clip says it best. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6H454-u4yI The best bad idea.

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Re: Yeah, we're getting laps. . .

Judge Phil wrote:

I want to see a Corvette with a Japanese or German V8, just so I can enrage the Corvette freaks by writing about it. You'll have the Corvette Jihad on your ass, but it will be worth it. The Toyota 1UZ can be found in hooptie-ass Lexus LS400s and SC400s for next to nothing all day long (scrap-value on these cars is great and I have learned that you can sell off parts easily). You might even be able to convince me that you picked up an R154 5-speed and fabricated an adapter plate cheaply enough for Lemons.

Or you could just go with a Ford 5.0 and T-5, or a Chrysler 360 and whatever 5-speed the Dakota and 1500 got in the 90s. The Corvette Jihad would issue multiple fatwas on you for that.

Keep in mind that Jay, Nick, and Jeff spent many years as the editors of Corvette Magazine. In fact, the reason they put such desperate effort into making Lemons pay the bills is that they hated dealing with Corvette freaks and wanted to quit the magazine business forever. If you build a car that pisses off the Corvette Jihad, they will love you for it.

After dealing with the 'Vette snobs at my dad's speed shop for too damn many years I wholeheartedly approve of this plan.

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Iron Duke Turbo and a bad ass Tremec.

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Soo anyone have a lead on a 13B or any rotary engine? wink

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I've got a space 2.5 turbo engine kicking around. Might even have a spare trans. I feel like this needs to happen.

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No need for trans, just engine smile. PM me details.

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I know where a Jag V12 is sitting.  "ran when pulled"

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I'd probably put a Corvette with Jag V12 in Class C, though a lot would depend on the rest of the C field (i.e., if C at that race had a Datsun F-10 and a Triumph Mayflower, I'd feel compelled to put a V12 Vette in B).

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And apparently my motor choice is so toxic it infects whole websites.

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An Iron Duke Corvette would be a serious IOE/Org Choice contender.

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Spank wrote:

And apparently my motor choice is so toxic it infects whole websites.

http://google.com/safebrowsing/diagnost … p;hl=en-us

Damn you Spank with your Sexy Oldsmobile diesel engine porn.

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Re: Yeah, we're getting laps. . .

I'm voting for either a V12 or a Japanese V8.