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Great Idea Office, Nitrous Division: Cleetus And Crew Hit The Dyno With The Auction Corvette


Great Idea Office, Nitrous Division: Cleetus And Crew Hit The Dyno With The Auction Corvette

Credit to Cleetus for making lemonade out of lemons here. We told you last week about how, in a moment of full impulse, he bought a C6 Corvette that had taken a mild tap up front from an auction for ten grand, only to find out that the engine underneath the hood wasn’t a Corvette engine by a long shot. Instead, an iron-block LS mill had been swapped in…not so good for the power department and it’ll really screw with the Corvette’s handling, but there are benefits to running an iron block when it comes to force-feeding the car air later on down the line. The …4.8, 5.3, whatever the hell this mill is…runs and will move the car around just fine, but what about it’s power level? At their lowest, that generation Corvette came out with 400 horsepower early on and the figures started to make a sharp swing upwards throughout the run. The iron block won’t run those numbers…or will it?

As with any auction find, work needs to happen first. The Corvette is running so pig-rich that it’s actually enough unburnt fuel out of the pipes that an open spark would turn the car into a flamethrower and one look at the air-fuel ratio explains just how bad…17:1? Yikes. When a Chevy V8 refuses to go past 3,000 RPM for any reason, bad things are afoot. Luckily, some fuel map work got the engine to play along. But notice the nitrous bottle in that photo…no need to explain what that’s about. But what’s in the water bottle? Just wait…this is one of the most questionable “good ideas” we’ve seen to date!


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3 thoughts on “Great Idea Office, Nitrous Division: Cleetus And Crew Hit The Dyno With The Auction Corvette

  1. KCR

    Again ,I am just trying to figure out.Do these knuckle heads make that much money off YouTube and selling T shirts .That they have all this stuff in their shop.A Dyno ,wow. And he buys a 10K vette just to trash it. I’m not jealous at all. If this is the case .I really need to get my retired ass going. I’m a million air in the making

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    1. Nate

      I believe they have a partner in the shop, faster proms. And yes, I assume they make decent money because in the age of gofundme people are begging for an excuse to give their money away.

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    2. familyguy81

      Yes, he really makes that much money. Youtube money is gained through ads and views. If you think its so easy try it then. You have to have content people want to view and a personality that sells. Disregarding the fact that some people don’t prefer his personality, the man runs 7’s in a stick shift car, i’m guessing he can out drive 98% of the keyboard commandos on this page.

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