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11/29/16 1:00pm - Original Message: 'Cybered out already?'
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Ocean Park, WA - USA

1987 coupe

Joined: 9/30/2016
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  I am happy.  I "struck" right "out of the shoot" and bought a BBK throttle body for my new Corvette JUST before BLACK FRIDAY.  I had been watching the prices for the 52 mm. BBK throttle bodies on eBay and comparing them to the black Friday specials the vendors had been offering.  I had been considering sending the throttle body off to an aftermarket rebuilding firm -- and I found one, Dr. Injector, in Federal Way, Wa., very nearby, who specifically addressed rebushing the throttle shaft, the particular problem: my throttle body had a loose, wiggly shaft that caused a significant vacuum leak.  It plagued the previous owner who wound up applying a weird copper colored spray all over the intake area (those of you who saw the car late August on eBay will remember its odd appearance).  That was a vacuum sealant, and luckily, it removed readily with acetone and lots of rubbing.
  So now, I am here at the keyboard anxiously awaiting the maillady to deliver my new BBK throttle body.  Friends convinced me that with the money I saved (the 1987 coupe was a really good buy), the $273 for the new BBK over $179 for the rebuild was a good choice.
  BUT...  it now seems that what I did kind of skewed the rest of the BLACK FRIDAY / CYBER MONDAY thing.  I was going to wait and act after I saw the deals "pile up" but I was convinced to "act now" and I did.  I am really glad I did because it doesn't look like the deals got any better.  And now, all of the extensions and even a CYBER TUESDAY offering are getting annoying.  Seems like there still are some holdouts out there, still waiting for a while longer before they apply that discount!
  I am wondering if I didn't act then, if I would be anxiously peering on the internet for that DEAL on pins and needles like the psychologists want us to do.  At 60, I don't think I have that kind of energy anymore.  I think I'll go out into the garage and polish the Corvette up.  Maybe consider painting the floor shiny gray in the spring...  At least let the computer cool down.
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11/30/16 10:26am - Reply: 'Re: Cybered out already?'
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Atchafalaya Basin, LA - USA

Black 1979 L-82 Black 1996 LT1 Black 1999 Coupe

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There are lots of aftermarket parts that your car can benefit from, all the while you stash the originals.
air induction
reduction pulleys

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