Driving My Cheap 427 Corvette for the First Time (Of course it broke down)


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    DANTHETUBEMAN17 timer siden

    That was the hottest car you could buy that year,,, but I'm a 327 guy with the 365 cam,, best engine ever made. Nice car you got there

  • Peter Parker
    Peter Parker4 dager siden

    Did he say urination Bob it's Euro Asian that's what happens when you mispronounce somebody's name you start getting raw sewage coming out of your car.

  • Bonnie Watchko
    Bonnie Watchko5 dager siden

    Hey bud the first year of the big block is 1965 . That blue isn’t correct to much green ,.

  • David T
    David T6 dager siden

    He never fixes anything properly

  • steve elliott
    steve elliott7 dager siden

    what is that , a 600 holley !? wouldnt you use at least a 750 ?

  • Chris K
    Chris K7 dager siden

    You need a Turbo Buick in your fleet. GNX, GN, T or a 89 Turbo TA

  • don2deliver
    don2deliver8 dager siden

    Okay it's not just me. Wizard does it too. 5 mechanics standing around looking at a fluid leak guessing where it is coming from. Me: hmmm it doesn't have the tinge of brake fluid, it's not sweet like antifreeze. It has a bland oil taste but it's very light. So it a leaking from the fluid filled motor mount. 5 mechanics: good eye err ummm tongue.

  • Eric Miller
    Eric Miller8 dager siden

    Ditching the m22 was a mistake

  • AussieTV
    AussieTV9 dager siden

    A mechanic who can't clean a carburetor? I'm adverse to buying new parts when you can fix it yourself.

  • Fred Flintstone
    Fred Flintstone9 dager siden

    Give me your address and I will send you a new Korean.

  • Aaron Sexton
    Aaron Sexton9 dager siden

    I think hoovie has bad luck with corvettes

  • bluesharp59
    bluesharp599 dager siden

    Nice car , Lucky you. Thumbs Up, Liked your video.

  • bluesharp59
    bluesharp599 dager siden

    Thumbs Up, Liked your video.

  • Which god of thousands means nothing
    Which god of thousands means nothing9 dager siden

    Well at least that car has no stupid computer modules to worry about. Spark, air and gas baby is all she needs old school. I can add I bought a Trans Am that sat for a few years and that crap they use in gas today ruined the tank, pump and 8 injectors. So expect fuel delivery issues if the entire fuel system was not fully checked.

  • Jack Lumbar
    Jack Lumbar10 dager siden

    Do it a favor and swap over to Evans, not a sponsor, but use it in all my older motors.

  • Jeff Fleischman
    Jeff Fleischman10 dager siden

    Heck with the Vette. Check out that Awesome Conquest TSI next to it.

  • Junior Locomotive
    Junior Locomotive10 dager siden

    That is beautiful. And I LOVE the gauges. I have a 96 and wish it had those gauges.

  • Crank Addict
    Crank Addict11 dager siden

    a plain jane 600cfm holley sitting on a 427? No wonder its a little low on power on the top end! These engines came with 780cfm Holleys.

  • Randall Frank
    Randall Frank11 dager siden

    I was hoping that we would get to meet Urination Bob.

  • Ted bate
    Ted bate11 dager siden

    Hardly a wizard when he doesn't flush a car that's been sitting for years. Doesn't seem to know his job too well

  • PepperWhite62
    PepperWhite6211 dager siden

    You ready to sell ?

  • Ben Boor
    Ben Boor12 dager siden

    C2 and C3 reminds me of an adult version of a go cart. Raw...

  • Muscle Cars For Sale
    Muscle Cars For Sale12 dager siden

    Awesome Car

  • Acme
    Acme12 dager siden

    No, its not a barn find. Its not an anything find. 😂 Its a car you bought that had been sitting in a posh workshop for a couple of years. What is it with you not turning the engine off and continuing to drive when the oil pressure needle is pegged to 0, or the temp needle is pegged to maximum? 😂 Such a masochist.

  • John LaCroix
    John LaCroix12 dager siden

    WOW very kool great info. AAAAAAAAAAA++++++++++++ again great video I liked it a lot keep up the great work

  • Just Me
    Just Me12 dager siden

    BAD HEALTH IS CORRECT - I am sure it needs allot move than just a valve adjustment to get rid of that noise

    NORMSTER12 dager siden

    A Little Education for u. 1st year B -Block Corvette was 1965 (396/425hp)

  • Bill Taylor
    Bill Taylor12 dager siden

    What did you do with 66 vet.

  • Nico Montinola
    Nico Montinola12 dager siden

    Beautiful. Should be easy to fix. I had a 67 Camaro RS in high school and worked on it myself.

  • Danny Stoncius
    Danny Stoncius13 dager siden

    572 engine swap a comin

  • Herkimer Snerd
    Herkimer Snerd13 dager siden

    I'm kind of thinking that Wizard should have changed ALL the fluids. The cooling system should have been flushed before you drove it. That is basic mechanical common sense.

  • MBailey1977
    MBailey197713 dager siden

    Please put some flat center caps on those rally wheels or find proper 66 wheel covers.

  • Ronnie Farnsworth
    Ronnie Farnsworth13 dager siden

    Ugh !!! What a mess !! Not a fan of Classic cars put together piece meal with new and old parts !! They "Should" be Restored to Stock !! In my opinion : )

  • BayouBoy666
    BayouBoy66613 dager siden

    I can hear it knocking after he did all the fluids. Probably done just for video content. Because Wiz says they do all the fluids and make sure they are road ready before sending it. Even when I buy anything used I service all the engine and transmission fluids if it's an automatic.

  • BayouBoy666
    BayouBoy66613 dager siden

    An LS7 427 would be sweet in there. I only dig those model Vettes and the 80's no humps. But I guess to keep it "Factory-ish" since the engine is original the BBC isn't a slouch either. But that would be the only way I would roll in an old car is with a modern-ish LS Vette engine and suspension upgrade. If I could even afford to do anything. As my daily is a 2000 F-350 7.3 Diesel with 180k original miles. My play car is really a 1993 Chevy S10 with the engine from my 2001 LS1/T-56 Trans Am. To each their own.

  • Elaine Russell
    Elaine Russell13 dager siden

    Listen to the wizard your typical mechanic just drive and then tell what the bugs are all that work and then after 2500 dollars you need a motor don't worry we flushed the motor 800 dollars there were 2 of us I can here the motor running it's junk of just a valve adjustment these mechanic are idiots

  • Chance1957
    Chance195714 dager siden

    This channel gives me anxiety. I prefer reliable cars.

  • Chris Himself
    Chris Himself14 dager siden

    the rust inhibitors in coolant settle from sitting so long. Mercedes actually has a chemical pouch in the overflow tank that extends the coolant life to 12 years.

  • Kirk Neprud
    Kirk Neprud14 dager siden

    I am guessing that the intake manifold is cast iron because it is painted. The redline on the tach is 6,500. There are 2 versions of the passenger car big block Chevy engine in that era. The 6,500 redline means this car was built with the high performance big block, which was 425hp, and had beefier internals. Low performance big blocks redlined at about 5,600. I suspect the engine that was swapped into this car is low performance, so do not rev it to 6,500 Hoovie! A quick check of the engine ID would be time well spent.

  • Louis Mazza
    Louis Mazza14 dager siden

    I don’t think that motor is a solid lifter 427, l hope he didn’t over heat it that bad to cause that ticking, you never heard it tick before like that.

  • Buell Ah
    Buell Ah14 dager siden

    How much was it

  • Gadsdon Flag
    Gadsdon Flag14 dager siden

    So why didn't you check out the radiator fluid BEFORE you drove off with it? Hello??

  • Gadsdon Flag
    Gadsdon Flag14 dager siden

    That dot or bump would remain there if they painted it again at some point otherwise they'd have to sand it down FLAT to eliminate it and WHY would they bother to do that? I've been a car painter for over 30 years (I have my own shop) and I'd never sand down a bump like that where nobody would see it. What would be the point??

  • dexter plant
    dexter plant14 dager siden

    Seriously what's wrong with you guys?

  • tom crosby
    tom crosby14 dager siden

    I had one, and I sure miss it. You'll want to keep it no matter what!!

  • 22Pachanga
    22Pachanga15 dager siden

    I could rebuild that Holley in 15 minutes.

  • Joe Gilly
    Joe Gilly15 dager siden

    Nice ride

  • RickJames
    RickJames15 dager siden

    Seems the drivers seat should go back a bit further? You seem really cramped, and I didn't think that model vette was that small?

  • Philip Cornelius
    Philip Cornelius15 dager siden

    I hope this was staged

  • CakeDOTexe
    CakeDOTexe15 dager siden

    I had to come back to this video after seeing your last one. I noticed at 7:09 when you were leaving the gas station and the temp gauge was pegged at hot. This tells me it probably was overheating for some time before you pulled into that gas station. Then drove it like that for some amount of time after that before you noticed and pulled over. To be honest, that's probably what broke the motor in the end, just some extensive overheating and driving it with 0 oil pressure. Just sending it, gotta appreciate that.

  • Gary Mitchell
    Gary Mitchell15 dager siden

    Yeah, this dude should be banned from making videos, this dude makes me want to vomit.

  • hemidude73
    hemidude7315 dager siden

    Dat Starion tho

  • chris romero
    chris romero15 dager siden

    When you have a corvette like that you can't cut corners and being cheap

  • Scott Ricketson
    Scott Ricketson15 dager siden

    You should have kept the Rock Crusher in it.

  • Joey Tacey
    Joey Tacey15 dager siden

    That carburetor has vacuum secondaries, which means when you're sitting there revving it up a little bit the four barrel will not open ... the engine has to be under a load for the back two barrels to open, which means you would have to take it out on the road and floor it

  • Zane_Grey
    Zane_Grey16 dager siden

    That conquest/starion that was in the shop would be a great addition.

  • Lee A
    Lee A16 dager siden

    Smells like bearings....excellent

  • Christopher Beddoe
    Christopher Beddoe16 dager siden

    Nice. My favorite generation corvette.

  • Ben Ferguson
    Ben Ferguson16 dager siden

    I don't think it would put solid lifters on a streetcar. Solids are good for drag and other racing engines, but for street engines I would use roller.

  • Davis Wall
    Davis Wall16 dager siden

    Love love love a C2

  • B Harmon
    B Harmon16 dager siden

    I think it's time for a new mechanic. This "wizard" doesn't even check the coolant before you take the car. After he fixes the car, then he says he wants to test drive it to make sure it doesn't overheat. What a hack!!

  • moo moo
    moo moo16 dager siden

    Best Hoovie car yet.

  • Your View
    Your View16 dager siden

    Who's Grand Tour in the background?

  • jane marshall
    jane marshall16 dager siden

    Easier to work on that car, than modern cars. At least for me

  • David Wilson
    David Wilson17 dager siden

    Diablo back on a lift in the background of wizards shop?

  • LeeFred78
    LeeFred7817 dager siden

    Car sat for 5 years. Replace all the fluids immediately. Flush the engine and radiator and to save yourself some further grief, install a filter on the upper radiator hose to catch the flakes and junk coming from the block for awhile. Carburetor gunked up? Rebuild it or get a new one (which was done). Also either clean or replace the gas tank along with all the fuel lines. This should have all done by "The Wizard" if he truly knew what he was doing.

  • B Harmon

    B Harmon

    16 dager siden


  • Shawn Schroeder
    Shawn Schroeder17 dager siden

    Uhhhhhhh, can you move the seat ANY CLOSER to the steering wheel dude? UNreal

  • Jim Henry
    Jim Henry17 dager siden

    You should give this back to original owner and god forbid something happens to the original owner ,the car shall be properly buried with the original owner.

  • Mike Winstanley
    Mike Winstanley17 dager siden

    Can I buy your vette I would very much like to buy it as is I don't care about what work needs to be done please please please that is my all time favourite dream car

  • lord tickles
    lord tickles17 dager siden

    Lol thr only thing magic Mike said the whole episode was repeating hoovie

  • Cameron Johnson
    Cameron Johnson17 dager siden

    If there are any other gay Hoovie fans, let us collectively laugh at the Wizard waiting for the 427's water to clear.

  • Richie B
    Richie B17 dager siden

    Broken rocker?

  • ffas23
    ffas2317 dager siden

    Looks like this Vette was stored with plain water in the block. No sign of any antifreeze. I have seen cars stored with the same fluid better then 20 years look almost new. Yes 20 years with the same 50/50 mix of Antifreeze looking like new with no signs of brown water in the block. Oil looking like it was just changed. One other thing I noticed being I am a long time Corvette Owner. Looks like this car is originally a small block car and someone put that big block in the car. Notice the battery mounted under the passenger side fender how all small block batteries were mounted. Big Block C2 Corvette Batteries were all mounted under the drivers side fender to the right of the master cylinder. Other then that looks like a very nice find for a ‘66 Coupe. I still own my ‘67 Coupe then I have no plans of parting with. Hopefully I will get to drive it this year in the Northeast. Too many things got in the way of me doing so the last 3 or so years.

  • quiteactually
    quiteactually17 dager siden

    So what have you got into it, so far?

  • RockCanadian
    RockCanadian17 dager siden

    I got to drive a 1967 427, 4 speed in Corvette Rally Red. It was a beautiful machine and an absolute beast! I could feel every little crack in the road and it felt as if I was connected to the road, in a pure and primitive way! I'd always thought that I would prefer small block balance, but that rat motor Vette was quite mesmerizing. I drove it in 1997, but it feels like yesterday!

  • German shepherd Brothers
    German shepherd Brothers17 dager siden

    Awesome corvette vid👍 be awesome to see an e39 Bmw vid 👍👍

  • John Thompson
    John Thompson17 dager siden

    Love ya buddy but that's no barn find

  • Bobo Bibo
    Bobo Bibo17 dager siden

    throw all old cars away

  • suburbans nation
    suburbans nation17 dager siden

    Those magnificent switches inside, love them

  • suburbans nation
    suburbans nation17 dager siden

    Corvette with those seats is a neck breaker in head collisions.

  • Richie B

    Richie B

    17 dager siden

    Driving is a non-contact sport

  • Bean Smith
    Bean Smith18 dager siden

    We do I like his channel?? I think it’s the music

  • G-Rider70 Guzman
    G-Rider70 Guzman18 dager siden

    I personally think you need a better mechanic because to my opinion this one is taking you for a ride every place I've worked and owned we tested out our vehicles and made sure they where a 💯 before handing them over to the customer

  • Dominick
    Dominick18 dager siden

    Can you describe more about the motor the 427. Do you have an estimated horsepower? What was wrong with the original transmission the M 22 rock crusher?

  • Richie B

    Richie B

    17 dager siden

    Nothing wrong with Rock Crusher. The gears were more squared-off (Less bevel?) hence quicker shift. Just don't miss a gear!

    BOB DAVIS18 dager siden

    How cheap ? What did you pay for it ?

  • Tom Buresh
    Tom Buresh18 dager siden

    The gave the car an enema. 🤎🤎🤎

  • Vipul Singh
    Vipul Singh18 dager siden

    Updates on the Maybach, please!

  • Pete H
    Pete H18 dager siden

    Assuming the cam has been changed. The original painted cast iron intake 427 had hydraulic lifters. The 427 came in two tunes. The hot one had 425hp aluminum intake, large port heads, solid cam etc. The other had medium port heads-a small port was made for use in trucks-the cast iron intake, hydraulic cam and smaller carburetor. It was the basic 427 they put in full size cars of that era, but it made the lightweight corvette go fast! GM restricted the 427 to corvettes and full sized cars, however Don Yenko and others would be rectifying that the next year.

  • oldskool
    oldskool18 dager siden

    Its still very brown ! And still very Brown ! haha

  • rambo4war
    rambo4war18 dager siden

    I’d put a BMW N55 straight six in that or a Supra 2jz engine in it just to be different. I think the car Ninja would be tested on the BMW swap.

  • MrJeffcoley1
    MrJeffcoley118 dager siden

    11:10 Seriously? It’s easier to replace a Holley carburetor than rebuild it? Holley is easy to work on. How cheap is a new Holley these days?

  • MrJeffcoley1


    16 dager siden

    @Richie B I did look it up, and no Holley carbs are not $100. I think a lot of people are frightened of carburetors, they think they're black magic or something, and are willing to pay anything to avoid messing with one. Which is really silly, especially with regard to Holley which are super easy to work on.

  • Richie B

    Richie B

    17 dager siden

    @MrJeffcoley1 the question was how much does a NEW Holley carb cost? I guessed $800... probably less than that... New 4150 from Holley ~ $500

  • MrJeffcoley1


    17 dager siden

    @Richie B If the Car Wizard charges that much to rebuild a carb, then he's really telling us he doesn't want to work on carbs so he charges a prohibitively high price. For real - you can rebuild a Holley with nothing more than two screwdrivers, and about an hour.

  • Richie B

    Richie B

    17 dager siden


  • Richie B

    Richie B

    17 dager siden

    @MrJeffcoley1 YT sabotage! No link. Thanks! I did get into a Corvette user group last night until I blacked out!! Our “user group “ was a gas station (back when there WERE real gas stations!). Except for a mopar or two it was all GM and mostly Chevy. I remember the time I wanted a bigger carb (bigger is better, right?) for my 70 SS396 but couldn’t get a Holley dialed in, no matter what we tried. Eventually rebuilt the Roch. Best times!

  • Too-old Forthischet
    Too-old Forthischet18 dager siden

    Anything used is "buyer beware", even a cougar. No, not the one with four wheels.

  • Scott Marshall
    Scott Marshall18 dager siden

    Why wasn’t the coolant flushed and replaced after the car had sat for approximately five years??!

  • Sebastien Bougie
    Sebastien Bougie18 dager siden

    I don't know what disease you have but I definitely have the same

  • smiork valexy
    smiork valexy18 dager siden

    These c2s are going for $150k+ in Aus.

  • William Burke
    William Burke18 dager siden

    Cheap how much is cheap I've never seen a cheap Corvette ever ??

  • Rob Tal
    Rob Tal18 dager siden

    Zero chance that metallic is original 66

  • Nisemono Yarou
    Nisemono Yarou18 dager siden

    "I am bad with endings..." Tyler Hoover