Sunday, July 8, 2018

Lots Of Engine: 1993 Chevy Corvette 383

If you like the 1980's styling of the C4 Corvette, the later 1992+ cars are appealing because of the more powerful LT1 engines and nicer interiors.  The LT1 V8's don't get a ton of love now nowadays because of the LS series of engines, but they are still capable of putting down respectable amount of horsepower.  A stock 93 Vette is a quick car, but today's feature should seriously move out as it has been enhanced in good ways.  The best part of the C4's is the amount of dollars needed to enjoy this level of thrust.  Find this 1993 Chevy Corvette for sale in Tucker, GA for $7,400 via craigslist.


Extensive details by the seller:

To answer the most common questions: If this ad is up, yes, it's still for sale. Yes, I can send a video if desired. And yes, I can send the VIN if requested.

Anyway, for sale is my 1993 C4 Corvette with a cammed LT1 stroked to 383 cubic inches, and a built TCI Streetfighter TH700R4/4L60 transmission. I have receipts for just about everything I'm mentioning about the car -- some of them date back to 2001, but some are as recent as last week. It's got about $5600 invested in the engine, $3100 invested in the transmission, $1200 invested in the exhaust, and $1050 invested in the rear-end. It's a very fast car with the traction control off, but the A/C works great and it doesn't overheat in traffic. Pretty "streetable" car. It's summer time, the perfect time to take the targa top off and go for a cruise. 
It's tagged, titled, and insured in my name.

Odometer reads 21,470 miles, but I believe it's not the original odometer (not that it really matters, being the engine has been built, the transmission has been replaced, and it's been repainted). I'm pretty sure the odometer was replaced with a new one in 2002/2003. Receipts show that the built engine was assembled in 2005/2006, the car was repainted in 2007, and the new transmission was put in in 2012, meaning all have low mileage on them. Vehicle history report shows it's only racked up 10,000 or so miles since 2003, when the cluster was replaced, which is consistent with what the previous owner told me (he rarely drove it as he had a C3, a supercharged C5, a 2015 Mustang GT, and a big block Fairlane coupe). I just bought this car and I love driving it, but my girlfriend is selling her '94 NSX and is offering me a sweetheart deal on it; that being said, she's not in a hurry to sell the NSX, so I'm not in a huge hurry to sell the Corvette.

Despite the aforementioned drivetrain and paint, the car is not perfect -- the driver's seat has a ripped bolster (both seats have nice neoprene Corvette seat covers over them, but the passenger's seat is perfect), the interior is your typical 1993 condition interior. Due to the big cam, it sometimes stalls in neutral or reverse (also dependent on whether or not you have the A/C on) due to the lower idle speed of those gears. Ohh, and the power steering pulley wobbles (the assembly is pretty cheap, but the pump is fine, and just the bearing is even cheaper). The radio doesn't work, either (typical of the Bose systems on these C4s, sadly). The paint is decent -- it's been repainted once (in the original color, black) and it was a decent job, but it's picked up a few scratches here and there since then. But, nicer paint than most 1993s. 
As I fix the radio, spruce up the interior, and replace the power steering shaft bearing, my price will be less negotiable. The price is negotiable, feel free to make an offer (but would *prefer* you do this after you see and drive the car). Would prefer texts, but will reply to emails and will try to take calls. If I don't pick up, just leave a voicemail or call again later in the day, I'll 100% get back to you.

I'm open to trades, but not to 4-wheelers, g_ns, Japanese cruiser motorcycles, or boats. Your trade should have a similar value to mine. Other sports cars (another Corvette, a Mustang, a Camaro, a Trans Am, a Datsun, an MR2, a 300ZX, a 3000 GT, etc.) or sportbikes are preferred. Cash on top is even better. Probably not interested in trading "up" unless it's to a C5 Corvette, Jaguar XKR, Ducati (must be very clean), MV Agusta, or a driver-quality classic muscle car.
The 2014 CRF250L and the 1970 M35A2 "Deuce and a Half" in the photos are also for sale (by a friend of mine) -- just search "deuce druid hills" or "CRF250L druid hills" to find them.

Now, on to the good stuff...

ENGINE:
-Forged rotating assembly consisting of ($1372 total, package/part number 383SR)): 
---Internally balanced, forged, polished Ohio Crankshaft 383 "Street Rodder" stroker crankshaft
---Ohio Crankshaft 6.0" forged I-beam connecting rods (individual part number 16000B)
---Forged SRP flat top pistons (individual part number 138093)
-Comp Cams custom ground hydraulic roller camshaft ($330, I have spec sheet for it)
-Comp Cams "OE R Series" hydraulic roller lifters ($170)
-Factory aluminum LT1 heads ported by TPIS ($1250, I have the flow numbers for them)
-1.6x7/16 steel roller rockers ($270, part number 700-313)
-5/16 7.2 TPIS Pushrods ($120, part number 700-712)
-52MM TPIS throttle body ($280, part number 100-153)
-Accel high impedance fuel injectors ($280, part number ACC 150830)
-Thunder Racing keyed crankshaft hub ($85, part number 41-872015)
-High output oil pump ($25, part number MEL M55HV)
-Cam degree kit ($85, part number SUM G1056)
-Duralast ignition coil ($27, part number C846)
-Duralast ignition control module ($112, part number DR196)
-Taylor 8mm ignition set ($62, part number 74225)
-OptiSpark ($250, part number SUM 850059)
-Engine computer ($130)
-Be Cool aluminum radiator made to handle 700 HP ($640, part number BCI 62046) 
-160 degree Hypertech thermostat ($18, part number HYP 1008) 

TRANSMISSION: 
-$3080 package from TCI, part number TCI 373000P2 -- will list most individual components below:
---TCI Streetfighter 700R4 built to handle 725 HP ($2343, part number TCI 373000)
---TCI Streetfighter 10" lockup torque converter with 3000-3500 stall ($525, part number TCI 243105)
---TCI auxiliary transmission cooler ($50, part number TCI 820500)
---TCI locking dipstick ($27, part number TCI 743865)
---Constant pressure valve body so you don't have to worry about TV cable adjustment
-New polished cast aluminum transmission pan with drain bolt ($49.95)
-New (last week) TCI Max Shift Racing fluid ($72, part number TCI 9506000)
-New (last week) TCI Racing filter ($22, part number TCI 378500)
-New (last week) LubeLocker transmission pan gasket ($27, part number LUB LLT G4L60)

EXHAUST:
-Hooker ceramic coated shorty headers ($700, part number 32774)
-Stock catalytic converters/downpipes (you don't need emissions testing on it in Georgia as it's 25 years old, but with the catalytic converters, it should still pass emissions if necessary in another state)
-H-pipe after the catalytic converters
-Chambered exhaust pipes -- they act as the mufflers, and with the cam, give it an old-school hot rod sound ($522, part number 37608A)

REAR END: 
-3.73 gear-ratio Dana 36 with cover bolt kit and speedometer gear ($1050, from Ikerd's in Indiana)

WHEELS AND TIRES:
-Authentic 17" C5 Z06 alloy wheels
-Front tires are 275/40R17 Ventus HR IIs
-Rear tires are Sumitomo 315/35ZR17s
-Both pairs of tires have about 75% tread life remaining and have no dry rot or abnormal wear pattern.



The seller points out a few flaws, but they seem relatively mild and not too challenging to fix.  I can see where the auto trans is not everyone's cup of tea, but the work done to this one should make it more than up to the task at hand.  Nothing is mentioned about the suspension so it is not surprising the ride height seems a big monster truck-ish with the lower profile tires on the later model wheels.



Turn up your speakers and listen to this monster.



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