Here is my new toy (after selling my 1989 Porsche 928 S4 in early February 2016).
Initially, I only needed to spend a long weekend detailing the exterior, interior and engine compartment to make it somewhat [more] presentable to drive to local car hang-outs.
Since then, I've done a ton of new things; new a/c, new weatherstripping, engine painting/detailing, dash overlay, white gauge kit, new exhaust gaskets, new exhaust system, fuel injection, etc., etc.
*Note: See subheadings above, for more photos/info ~ Click here for PDF of work done so far
As Corvette lovers know, 1981 was a transition [build location] year. All corvette production was being moved from the St. Louis plant to the new Bowling Green Kentucky plant. My Corvette is serial #30...last one built on the first day of production at the new plant. FYI, this was the first year for two-tone paint...first year for [rudimentary] "car-puter".
350 cu. in. originally (Now 355 cu. in. & 350 HP after rebuild...bored .030 over with 10/10 grind on crankshaft main & rod journals)
Engine rebuilt at approx. 90K miles w/upgraded goodies to increase HP & torque (roller lifters, roller rockers, porting, etc.)
Power steering / Power 4-disc brakes
Drivetrain also rebuilt at approx. 90K miles
How engine area looked when bought:
*UPDATE* New carpet & heat shield installed after these photos (...and subwoofer too)...click here for updated photos
Picture below shows how dash/gauges used to look:
New CD/Bluetooth/Stereo receiver is also new: (below)
...includes NEW blue LED back-lighting
Glove box houses the FiTech fuel injection controller:
Compartments in back are for the battery, spare tire tools & storage:
Yes, I even repainted the spare tire cover...
Reproduction of original window sticker & build sheet:
...and finally, the build sheet