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

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Apr 16, 2021




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Rich Hauxwell
Rich Hauxwell 2 days ago
You obviously have no respect for anything of value, whether historical or otherwise. The adage "more money than brains " rings very true
Wtf Happened
Wtf Happened 4 days ago
Shouldn't this engine have a Rochester?? Either the last of the 4Jets or the first of the QuadraJets...
David Texas
David Texas 5 days ago
4:27 when she accidentally goes too south of the border
MrFunkia 8 days ago
That is one sexy looking car!
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 Parker 13 days ago
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 Watchko 15 days ago
Hey bud the first year of the big block is 1965 . That blue isn’t correct to much green ,.
David T
David T 16 days ago
He never fixes anything properly
steve elliott
steve elliott 16 days ago
what is that , a 600 holley !? wouldnt you use at least a 750 ?
Chris K
Chris K 17 days ago
You need a Turbo Buick in your fleet. GNX, GN, T or a 89 Turbo TA
don2deliver 18 days ago
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 Miller 18 days ago
Ditching the m22 was a mistake
AussieTV 18 days ago
A mechanic who can't clean a carburetor? I'm adverse to buying new parts when you can fix it yourself.
Fred Flintstone
Fred Flintstone 18 days ago
Give me your address and I will send you a new Korean.
Aaron Sexton
Aaron Sexton 19 days ago
I think hoovie has bad luck with corvettes
bluesharp59 19 days ago
Nice car , Lucky you. Thumbs Up, Liked your video.
bluesharp59 19 days ago
Thumbs Up, Liked your video.
Which god of thousands means nothing
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 Lumbar 19 days ago
Do it a favor and swap over to Evans, not a sponsor, but use it in all my older motors.
Jeff Fleischman
Jeff Fleischman 19 days ago
Heck with the Vette. Check out that Awesome Conquest TSI next to it.
Junior Locomotive
Junior Locomotive 20 days ago
That is beautiful. And I LOVE the gauges. I have a 96 and wish it had those gauges.
Crank Addict
Crank Addict 20 days ago
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 Frank 20 days ago
I was hoping that we would get to meet Urination Bob.
Ted bate
Ted bate 21 day ago
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 21 day ago
You ready to sell ?
Ben Boor
Ben Boor 21 day ago
C2 and C3 reminds me of an adult version of a go cart. Raw...
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Awesome Car
Acme 21 day ago
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 LaCroix 21 day ago
WOW very kool great info. AAAAAAAAAAA++++++++++++ again great video I liked it a lot keep up the great work
Just Me
Just Me 22 days ago
BAD HEALTH IS CORRECT - I am sure it needs allot move than just a valve adjustment to get rid of that noise
NORMSTER 22 days ago
A Little Education for u. 1st year B -Block Corvette was 1965 (396/425hp)
Bill Taylor
Bill Taylor 22 days ago
What did you do with 66 vet.
Nico Montinola
Nico Montinola 22 days ago
Beautiful. Should be easy to fix. I had a 67 Camaro RS in high school and worked on it myself.
Danny Stoncius
Danny Stoncius 22 days ago
572 engine swap a comin
Herkimer Snerd
Herkimer Snerd 22 days ago
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 22 days ago
Please put some flat center caps on those rally wheels or find proper 66 wheel covers.
Ronnie Farnsworth
Ronnie Farnsworth 22 days ago
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 22 days ago
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 23 days ago
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 Russell 23 days ago
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 23 days ago
This channel gives me anxiety. I prefer reliable cars.
Chris Himself
Chris Himself 23 days ago
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 Neprud 23 days ago
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 Mazza 23 days ago
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 Ah 23 days ago
How much was it
Gadsdon Flag
Gadsdon Flag 23 days ago
So why didn't you check out the radiator fluid BEFORE you drove off with it? Hello??
Gadsdon Flag
Gadsdon Flag 23 days ago
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 plant 23 days ago
Seriously what's wrong with you guys?
tom crosby
tom crosby 24 days ago
I had one, and I sure miss it. You'll want to keep it no matter what!!
22Pachanga 24 days ago
I could rebuild that Holley in 15 minutes.
Joe Gilly
Joe Gilly 24 days ago
Nice ride
RickJames 24 days ago
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 Cornelius 24 days ago
I hope this was staged
CakeDOTexe 24 days ago
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.
The Marten Mitchell Group LLC
Yeah, this dude should be banned from making videos, this dude makes me want to vomit.
hemidude73 24 days ago
Dat Starion tho
chris romero
chris romero 25 days ago
When you have a corvette like that you can't cut corners and being cheap
Scott Ricketson
Scott Ricketson 25 days ago
You should have kept the Rock Crusher in it.
Joey Tacey
Joey Tacey 25 days ago
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 25 days ago
That conquest/starion that was in the shop would be a great addition.
Lee A
Lee A 25 days ago
Smells like bearings....excellent
Christopher Beddoe
Christopher Beddoe 25 days ago
Nice. My favorite generation corvette.
Ben Ferguson
Ben Ferguson 25 days ago
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 Wall 25 days ago
Love love love a C2
B Harmon
B Harmon 26 days ago
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 moo 26 days ago
Best Hoovie car yet.
Your View
Your View 26 days ago
Who's Grand Tour in the background?
jane marshall
jane marshall 26 days ago
Easier to work on that car, than modern cars. At least for me
David Wilson
David Wilson 26 days ago
Diablo back on a lift in the background of wizards shop?
LeeFred78 26 days ago
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 25 days ago
Shawn Schroeder
Shawn Schroeder 26 days ago
Uhhhhhhh, can you move the seat ANY CLOSER to the steering wheel dude? UNreal
Jim Henry
Jim Henry 26 days ago
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 Winstanley 26 days ago
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 tickles 26 days ago
Lol thr only thing magic Mike said the whole episode was repeating hoovie
Cameron Johnson
Cameron Johnson 26 days ago
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 B 26 days ago
Broken rocker?
ffas23 26 days ago
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 26 days ago
So what have you got into it, so far?
RockCanadian 26 days ago
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
Awesome corvette vid👍 be awesome to see an e39 Bmw vid 👍👍
John Thompson
John Thompson 26 days ago
Love ya buddy but that's no barn find
Bobo Bibo
Bobo Bibo 27 days ago
throw all old cars away
suburbans nation
suburbans nation 27 days ago
Those magnificent switches inside, love them
suburbans nation
suburbans nation 27 days ago
Corvette with those seats is a neck breaker in head collisions.
Richie B
Richie B 26 days ago
Driving is a non-contact sport
Bean Smith
Bean Smith 27 days ago
We do I like his channel?? I think it’s the music
G-Rider70 Guzman
G-Rider70 Guzman 27 days ago
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 27 days ago
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 26 days ago
Nothing wrong with Rock Crusher. The gears were more squared-off (Less bevel?) hence quicker shift. Just don't miss a gear!
BOB DAVIS 27 days ago
How cheap ? What did you pay for it ?
Tom Buresh
Tom Buresh 27 days ago
The gave the car an enema. 🤎🤎🤎
Vipul Singh
Vipul Singh 27 days ago
Updates on the Maybach, please!
Pete H
Pete H 27 days ago
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 27 days ago
Its still very brown ! And still very Brown ! haha
rambo4war 27 days ago
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 27 days ago
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 26 days ago
@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 26 days ago
@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 26 days ago
@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 26 days ago
Richie B
Richie B 26 days ago
@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
Anything used is "buyer beware", even a cougar. No, not the one with four wheels.
Scott Marshall
Scott Marshall 27 days ago
Why wasn’t the coolant flushed and replaced after the car had sat for approximately five years??!
Sebastien Bougie
Sebastien Bougie 27 days ago
I don't know what disease you have but I definitely have the same
smiork valexy
smiork valexy 27 days ago
These c2s are going for $150k+ in Aus.
William Burke
William Burke 28 days ago
Cheap how much is cheap I've never seen a cheap Corvette ever ??
Rob Tal
Rob Tal 28 days ago
Zero chance that metallic is original 66