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Old 10-19-2012, 07:29 AM   #1
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Hello everyone,

So I am new here and the reason I am here is because of my Vette!

To start off my corvette is a 1984 Corvette with pretty much everything stock with exception of the exhaust system. My knowledge of cars is fairly limited, unlike my knowledge of computers. So one day I decided to finally start working on the vette and figure it would be pretty much the same way when I started building my own computer rigs and overclocking them.

What is really overwhelming right now is the engine on this car. I am reading a lot of threads and it seems a lot of people do conversions. My friend once told me fixing up a car is like playing with an expensive lego set... well Seems that way, but I have no idea where to start.

Is the Crossfire engine worth upgrading, converting, or swaping out? I really love this car and would love to put some serious work into it over time.

Anything links, guides, or suggestions on where to start with my car would be greatly appreciated!

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Where do I start upgrading my car?

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Old 10-19-2012, 12:57 PM   #2
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welcome to SV... what exactly is your goal with the car? you want a stock daily driver or are you looking for more performance? the Crossfire is a very reliable system but not a lot of power.. the Crossfire itself is the reason..it was never designed for big power, and is just too restrictive..but, there are options..and how big is your budget? if you stay with the CF, we have members that know the Crossfire well, and can give you advice to improve it.
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:22 PM   #3
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welcome to SV... what exactly is your goal with the car? you want a stock daily driver or are you looking for more performance? the Crossfire is a very reliable system but not a lot of power.. the Crossfire itself is the reason..it was never designed for big power, and is just too restrictive..but, there are options..and how big is your budget? if you stay with the CF, we have members that know the Crossfire well, and can give you advice to improve it.
Hello there,

Well I WANT to take CF off. My goal is to slowly get it into a good respectible muscle car hp range. The thing is I want a car I can learn to tune on. CF scares me though lol..
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are you planning to go with a newer fuel injection system or to a carb/manifold set-up?..that would be the time to throw in a better cam too, while its apart ..
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HERE WE GO AGAIN...LOL
you need to get the renagade
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HERE WE GO AGAIN...LOL
you need to get the renagade
SSSHHHHH! no one has mentioned thr "R" word yet...LOL!
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God...not the R word!...
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388 Roller, custom grind cam, HSR, True dual exhaust,Borla and much more

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Old 10-22-2012, 06:01 AM   #8
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Sorry for taking so long to reply, busy weekend.

My goals with this car is to first getting it running good. What I mean by that buy and install what ever I need to get it in a stable area. I dont want this car to suddenly start overheating or not turn on one day or anything like that.

Afterwards I want to slowly start putting in small parts into the car. Some here and there. My end goal is to eventually convert the engine out of CF(once I learn more about it) or swap it out.

I want this car to perform how it currently sounds at the moment...like grumbling beast. I am not expect exaggerated HP figures, just somewhere around 300-400whp end goal. Something close to modern standards.

Any guides on where I can learn more about my Corvette and or where to start focusing on would be greatly appreciated. I love this car a lot and I just want to start working on it without ******* it up.
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Here's my CFI to HSR conversion. Converting to a multiport system doesn't have to be difficult at all. couple of ways it can be done without having to change the main wiring harness.

http://www.smokinvette.com/corvettef...ad.php?t=30862
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:49 PM   #10
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Thanks I will take a look at this. Seems like a good first step. Are there any gains from the conversion?
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