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Old 07-30-2014, 09:03 PM   #71
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got to say the z28 is sweet, but the zr1 dammm . congrats and nice ride
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:26 AM   #72
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HAHA!!!

The punchline?

The ZR1 almost killed me driving it home last night, and not in a good way.

One of the busiest freeways in the world is the 101 Fwy in Los Angeles.

During rush hour, I'm in the fast lane, stop and go traffic. There is no emergency lane.

The cars ahead come to abrupt stop, so I go to push in the clutch ...

And the pedal is gone. Can't find it. Hit the brakes and stall the car out. Put flashers on. Climb out of the car on the freeway to look under the dash. Pedal is stuck WAY up there. More than normal LSx stuck pedal. I pull it off the floor, but the clutch does not operate at all.

Climb into the car, put it in gear, and hit the starter, CHUG CHUG (love that torque), and it starts. I dive across 5 lanes of cars and make the next ramp, sometimes lower than 500 rpm in gear with no clutch.

I think, "everybody is thinking some rich ahole doesn't know how to drive!!". But I realize where I am, and relax. I'm in the heart of the highest density of "rich idiots who can't drive" in the world. It's probably a very common sight for them.
I end up in Studio City stranded. Once I turn the car off, it will not restart at all. No clutch signal.

So GM Roadside tows it to the dealer last night. I got to drive it a WHOLE 100 miles.

A lot of fun!
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:29 AM   #73
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I'm thinking the car did not want to leave it's owner's side, like a faithful dog.

Next mod to put a picture of "Andy" in the glove box.

When you start the car, the DIC says ANDY.
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:44 AM   #74
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Quote:
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You must have had loads of fun in your days on this earth. My buddy is a big diesel fan. I'm sure he would love to see your truck running on the salt.
Well, the "fun" comes with 10lb of titanium in my body, can't turn my neck more than 45 deg, hurt every morning, and 1/2 my hearing is gone. Been to the ER more than Tim Allen on Home Improvement.

And I would not trade it for anything.

When I think I made too many mistakes, I realize how many young men were mangled or killed serving our country, and consider myself very fortunate.
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:46 AM   #75
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Sick car! The C6 is my favorite year for vettes! Man, those ZR1's are killer! I still want one right next to my Camaro! Enjoy the beast!
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:42 AM   #76
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I think the zr1s are great cars. You will enjoy it. For something that is going to see a lot of street they are hard to beat.
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:29 PM   #77
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Beautiful car. Too bad it shut down on you. GM will probably deliver your Z/28 tomorrow. LOL
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