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OK, my first was the 1970 LT-1 (C3) version delivered to me in Germany while in the Air Force. One of only 1287 shipped. Drove it around the Nurburgring twice and the no speed limits on the Audubon was a hoot, we would cruise at 100mph.With this LT1 (C7) I have notice a few issues.

No Holley on high rise aluminum intake
No fiber optic lights monitor display on console
No Firestone "wide oval" tire option
No push button radio
No LT-1 decal with pin striping on raised hood
No removable rear widow
No rising and lowering flap for hiding wipers
No pop up headlights
No chrome bumpers
And the most obvious, no round tail lights

Oh well, since I had to wait so long for this LT1, I guess I will have to keep it with its limitations.

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There is a "gripe" thread just next door. Would that be a better place? I agree on the no holly high rise intake. Glad no pop-up head lights. Good concerns. The 70 looks great. Last time a power (454) was built in a vette? I think they were used in GM large recreational vehicles after that.
 

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You forgot no valve lash adjustments for the solid lifters every 10k miles or so!!! and needing higher octane than 93 unleaded. That engine was a power monster and revved like crazy pulling all the way. Just no A/C as an option
 

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There is a "gripe" thread just next door. Would that be a better place? I agree on the no holly high rise intake. Glad no pop-up head lights. Good concerns. The 70 looks great. Last time a power (454) was built in a vette? I think they were used in GM large recreational vehicles after that.
LT-1 was the 350 cu. in. engine. His was the 350 Hp engine my 71 had the feeble 330 HP mill. ;) 1971 LT1 Corvette.jpg
 

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71 was still stout as heck then as well!! I traded my 70 for a new 74 454 in 74...red w/silver interior. Last year of the BB in them, and it was only rated at 270 hp, but 380 tq. My 1970 LT1 was rated at 370 hp, and it was 11:1 CR so used to mix av gas with it, but cant remember the TQ rating. I do know we could spank some big blocks back then and it was none stock (would just add av gas and bump timing up) but driver mod always plays a big part.
 

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I had a 1995 Corvette LT1 Z51 6spd. So, when I get finally get my C7, it will be my second LT1 too.

Well, my third if you want to count my old '95 Z28. :)

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71 was still stout as heck then as well!! I traded my 70 for a new 74 454 in 74...red w/silver interior. Last year of the BB in them, and it was only rated at 270 hp, but 380 tq. My 1970 LT1 was rated at 370 hp, and it was 11:1 CR so used to mix av gas with it, but cant remember the TQ rating. I do know we could spank some big blocks back then and it was none stock (would just add av gas and bump timing up) but driver mod always plays a big part.
When I returned to the states I bought a 1974 Corvette 454 and it was a real dog compared to the LT-1. And correct the 70 LT-1 was 370hp. It was 350hp in the Z28 if I remember correctly.

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I'll say the same that I said in the gripes thread. Are you being real. I have had a 1969, 1971 1974 and a 1979. They are not even close to the C7. Am I missing something in your thread?
 

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I'll say the same that I said in the gripes thread. Are you being real. I have had a 1969, 1971 1974 and a 1979. They are not even close to the C7. Am I missing something in your thread?
I am being sarcastic just listing some of the old technology that was used on the corvettes at that time. The C7 is awesome and agree the older ones are not even close to the 2014 model. Just cool that I owned the first LT-1 and the last as of now. However, how about those whitewalls!
 
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