------------------ Carl V. *****Authorized Zaino Distributor*****
Huntingdon Valley, PA.** 2000 Magnetic Red Convertible **
** Corvette Club of Delaware Valley ** www.hcvind.com
E-Mail: [email protected]
Hello and welcome. I waited for 4 months before mine arrived Feb 6th. I live in the North, It's been a brutal winter for snow. Welcome aboard, I had a 99 and also 94zr1. I still have not driven mine, but SOON!!
I had a '98 Cobra before I bought my Z, so I know how you must feel. There is no comparison between the Z06 and the '98 Cobra. The Z06 really snaps your neck. The Cobra was fast, but lacked low-end torque because of its relatively small displacment DOHC engine.
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Ron, could you please scan in that article and email it to me??? I guess I'd have to order a back issue of that mag. I'm going to run to the store now and see if I can find a copy of Corvette Fever. Any other magazines that I should look for? The shifter install sounds more complicated than my Mustang, I might just have someone else do it. I have basic tools, and am pretty handy, but don't want to screw up my brand new car!
Frank, I think it's cool that your wife is into cars. Now, why can't I meet a man who's into cars as much as I am! Hehehe.
'99 Saleen S351 Speedster
'01 Black Z06
Your username sounded so familiar and it came together when you mentioned Mustangs. I've talked to you a couple of time Looong ago on the Corral BBS when I had my 97 GT and went by the handle 97VortechGT. I remember you having a Saleen but not the S351. Sweet ride. You'll love the Z06.
This car is awesome! Being a former Mustang owner (well, actually I still own one Mustang, hehe) I swore I'd never buy a GM product, after seeing all the lemons my Mom bought over the years ('79 Buick Regal, '86 Pontiac Firebird). I've read several articles, and comments from owners before I decided on this Corvette. I was just going to buy a regular automatic coupe (I wanted an auto for daily driving), but I got a pretty good deal on this Z06, and they paid off my Cobra, which I was $6,500 upside down in. I found the car on the Internet, and stopped by the dealer (La Brea Chevrolet in Los Angeles) last night after work. Three hours later, I wound up driving a black Z06 home
I paid $51K for the car, but they buried all of that negative equity, so actually I got a pretty good deal. Oh, when I walked in, there was a $15K markup on the car!
It definitely needs a shifter though. Anyone know how hard it is to install one? I'm used to doing a few things on my cars, I've installed shifters in my Mustangs. Also, any modifications that I can do, like a cold air intake kit? I know nothing about Corvettes, I'm a Mustang girl
Any performance shops around Southern CA? My two mechanics are Mustang guys, not sure if they want to work on a Chevy
I look forward to joining a local Corvette club and maybe autocrossing this car
I'm sure it will run circles around the Mustangs....
'99 Saleen S351 Speedster
'01 Black Z06
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MS KWIK, Welcome aboard. I too sold my 96 Mystic Cobra but only to get my Z06 (also had to sell by 96 LT4 Vette). I really miss my mystic but the Z06 is worth it. I think you will find so too. Lot of nice things you can do to it.
TEXZ06 Torch red Z06 Museum delivery Dec 2000 NCM # 8813
Shelly, congratulations, Marks right about getting out the tbar retainer. I chipped it to pieces removing mine. Finally my best friend whos a GM tech gets the small screw driver and just pops it out. Taking the rest off should be a breeze. You will find a complete guide to changing your shifter in the Dec 2000 Corvette Fever Magizine. Page 18. If you cant get your hands on one email me and I will scan it and send it to you. Once again enjoy
Hope to Z you soon
Ron "The Candy Man" Shelato
MYellow Z06, K40 stealth w/laser difusser front and rear, Clear conformal Licence plate cover (for the Laser D), 3m clear bra, CF shift knob, storage covers, window tint, 18" Billet antenna, steering wheel decal, and Lloyds rear deck carpet(to lower the volume inside)
2001 Black ZO6
Best 1/4(so far) 12.5 at 112
B&M Ripper Shifter
RM racing Nitrous(not installed yet)
1985 white Corvette coupe(auto)
1998 Silver Corvette coupe (M-6)
2000 NBM Corvette Coupe (M-6)