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

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  1. kenny cox
    kenny cox
    8 päeva tagasi

    Love that car absolutely beautiful.

  2. Ron Mueller
    Ron Mueller
    17 päeva tagasi

    I couldn't believe that U started it up with that old gas.???

  3. Sam Nugent
    Sam Nugent
    Місяць tagasi

    WHAT you switched out the rock crusher. I loved mine everyone who got to ride in my 67 396 425 HP chevelle SS said that they needed a neck brace, paired with the Hurst competition plus close pattern it was something back in the day almost endless burnouts in all 4 gears smok'em if you got'em

  4. james
    Місяць tagasi

    This guys super annoying. Not sure why I even clicked. Good channel if he didn’t talk like he’s 12

  5. John Pick
    John Pick
    Місяць tagasi

    Gasoline turns to Varnish in a carb quick !

  6. Elvis De Niro
    Elvis De Niro
    2 місяці tagasi

    Hoovie , you selling the M22? (Rock crusher)

  7. Breck Breckenridge
    Breck Breckenridge
    2 місяці tagasi

    Just for point of reference a 427 cu. in. engine equals 7 liters! Contemporary car aficionados get all hot when they talk about 5 liters!

  8. John Sikes
    John Sikes
    2 місяці tagasi

    Pretty car. And it's only a barn find if you found it in a BARN, by definition. You can't just make such terms mean whatever you want them to mean...strange. Do you do that with words like chair and table, too? Whoever owned that Vette should get acquainted with antifreeze before he wrecks his next vehicle. I've heard of more money than brains, but that guy was asymptotically approaching infinity on that metric. Spend tens to hundreds of thousands on a car and then hose it for want of $10 of antifreeze. Brain activity flat line either achieved, or imminent. I don't know how some people find their way to work and back. I swear the human race is splitting into two separate species. It seems a reasonable statement, when I see things like this (and MUCH worse). It's antifreeze and DISTILLED water, folks, nothing else, no stop leak, nothing. And in the correct ratio, roughly 50/50 by volume. I suspect if it didn't already take out the water pump, it will soon, and I also suspect it's new radiator, or radiator rodding time, if they even still do that anymore. At today's labor prices I seriously doubt it. Everything today is throw away, and that is an industrial strength stupid mode of operation...but hey, let the next generation deal with it, another stupid mode of operation. "He replaced it with a modern transmission/modern shifter and now .." should have maybe ended with "it drives a lot better, and is worth a lot less" (if numbers (if applicable, usually engines) or at least original type, matched before, which apparently it was an original unit, meaning at least design wise). I have a friend that owns one of these, a bit earlier year, where everything is original. At least it was until a couple of years ago, when he started it in the garage and it threw a rod, at idle, basically. He then had the foresight to have the block repaired and rebuilt the internals to reinstall for sale when and if he ever does (he's owned it for about five decades now). He put a 500 horse crate motor in it to drive, but he says he's almost afraid to drive it now, considering its present value. He had the thing painted black with gold trim on the scoop etc in 14 coats of hand rubbed black lacquer originally and he went to the shop to pick it up and looked at it, walked in and said 'why is the paint bubbling up on the fenders'. The guy said 'very funny'. Steve said he was serious, they went out to look, and the guy just hung his head and said it will be ready in a few more days. It was gorgeous when done, you could see individual leaves in trees reflected in it. He bought one of the new super vettes a few years back and says the old one is still more fun to drive. Not as quick and certainly not as well behaved (no traction control, etc) but a whole lot more visceral driving experience. The new one is quick though, feels like it pulls at basically traction limit for a good way up the MPH scale, at least comparing it to even the fastest cars of the sixties.

  9. Patrick Mckinney
    Patrick Mckinney
    2 місяці tagasi

    Hoovie you inspired me I just uploaded a video about the cheapest VW Mk2 golf in America

  10. Carlos Daboda
    Carlos Daboda
    2 місяці tagasi

    Lol had me crying “how does that one taste wizard “ 😂 😭

  11. Jeff Carr
    Jeff Carr
    2 місяці tagasi

    That's a shame

  12. Rich Hauxwell
    Rich Hauxwell
    2 місяці tagasi

    You obviously have no respect for anything of value, whether historical or otherwise. The adage "more money than brains " rings very true

  13. Wtf Happened
    Wtf Happened
    2 місяці tagasi

    Shouldn't this engine have a Rochester?? Either the last of the 4Jets or the first of the QuadraJets...

  14. David Texas
    David Texas
    2 місяці tagasi

    4:27 when she accidentally goes too south of the border

  15. MrFunkia
    2 місяці tagasi

    That is one sexy looking car!

    2 місяці tagasi

    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

  17. Peter Parker
    Peter Parker
    2 місяці tagasi

    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.

  18. Mike Watch
    Mike Watch
    3 місяці tagasi

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

  19. David T
    David T
    3 місяці tagasi

    He never fixes anything properly

  20. steve elliott
    steve elliott
    3 місяці tagasi

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

  21. Chris K
    Chris K
    3 місяці tagasi

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

  22. don2deliver
    3 місяці tagasi

    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.

  23. Eric Miller
    Eric Miller
    3 місяці tagasi

    Ditching the m22 was a mistake

  24. AussieTV
    3 місяці tagasi

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

  25. Fred Flintstone
    Fred Flintstone
    3 місяці tagasi

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

  26. Aaron Sexton
    Aaron Sexton
    3 місяці tagasi

    I think hoovie has bad luck with corvettes

  27. bluesharp59
    3 місяці tagasi

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

  28. bluesharp59
    3 місяці tagasi

    Thumbs Up, Liked your video.

  29. Which god of thousands means nothing
    Which god of thousands means nothing
    3 місяці tagasi

    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.

  30. Jack Lumbar
    Jack Lumbar
    3 місяці tagasi

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

  31. Jeff Fleischman
    Jeff Fleischman
    3 місяці tagasi

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

  32. Junior Locomotive
    Junior Locomotive
    3 місяці tagasi

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

  33. Crank Addict
    Crank Addict
    3 місяці tagasi

    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.

  34. Randall Frank
    Randall Frank
    3 місяці tagasi

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

  35. Ted bate
    Ted bate
    3 місяці tagasi

    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

  36. PepperWhite62
    3 місяці tagasi

    You ready to sell ?

  37. Ben Boor
    Ben Boor
    3 місяці tagasi

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

  38. Muscle Cars For Sale
    Muscle Cars For Sale
    3 місяці tagasi

    Awesome Car

  39. Acme
    3 місяці tagasi

    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.

  40. John LaCroix
    John LaCroix
    3 місяці tagasi

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

  41. Just Me
    Just Me
    3 місяці tagasi

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

    3 місяці tagasi

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

  43. Bill Taylor
    Bill Taylor
    3 місяці tagasi

    What did you do with 66 vet.

  44. Nico Montinola
    Nico Montinola
    3 місяці tagasi

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

  45. Danny Stoncius
    Danny Stoncius
    3 місяці tagasi

    572 engine swap a comin

  46. Herkimer Snerd
    Herkimer Snerd
    3 місяці tagasi

    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.

  47. MBailey1977
    3 місяці tagasi

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

  48. Ronnie Farnsworth
    Ronnie Farnsworth
    3 місяці tagasi

    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 : )

  49. BayouBoy666
    3 місяці tagasi

    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.

  50. BayouBoy666
    3 місяці tagasi

    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.

  51. Elaine Russell
    Elaine Russell
    3 місяці tagasi

    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

  52. Chance1957
    3 місяці tagasi

    This channel gives me anxiety. I prefer reliable cars.

  53. Chris Himself
    Chris Himself
    3 місяці tagasi

    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.

  54. Kirk Neprud
    Kirk Neprud
    3 місяці tagasi

    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.

  55. Louis Mazza
    Louis Mazza
    3 місяці tagasi

    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.

  56. Buell Ah
    Buell Ah
    3 місяці tagasi

    How much was it

  57. Gadsdon Flag
    Gadsdon Flag
    3 місяці tagasi

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

  58. Gadsdon Flag
    Gadsdon Flag
    3 місяці tagasi

    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??

  59. dexter plant
    dexter plant
    3 місяці tagasi

    Seriously what's wrong with you guys?

  60. tom crosby
    tom crosby
    3 місяці tagasi

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

  61. 22Pachanga
    3 місяці tagasi

    I could rebuild that Holley in 15 minutes.

  62. Joe Gilly
    Joe Gilly
    3 місяці tagasi

    Nice ride

  63. RickJames
    3 місяці tagasi

    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?

  64. Philip Cornelius
    Philip Cornelius
    3 місяці tagasi

    I hope this was staged

  65. CakeDOTexe
    3 місяці tagasi

    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.

  66. The Marten Mitchell Group LLC
    The Marten Mitchell Group LLC
    3 місяці tagasi

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

  67. hemidude73
    3 місяці tagasi

    Dat Starion tho

  68. chris romero
    chris romero
    3 місяці tagasi

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

  69. Scott Ricketson
    Scott Ricketson
    3 місяці tagasi

    You should have kept the Rock Crusher in it.

  70. Joey Tacey
    Joey Tacey
    3 місяці tagasi

    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

  71. Zane_Grey
    3 місяці tagasi

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

  72. Lee A
    Lee A
    3 місяці tagasi

    Smells like bearings....excellent

  73. Christopher Beddoe
    Christopher Beddoe
    3 місяці tagasi

    Nice. My favorite generation corvette.

  74. Ben Ferguson
    Ben Ferguson
    3 місяці tagasi

    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.

  75. Davis Wall
    Davis Wall
    3 місяці tagasi

    Love love love a C2

  76. B Harmon
    B Harmon
    3 місяці tagasi

    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!!

  77. moo moo
    moo moo
    3 місяці tagasi

    Best Hoovie car yet.

  78. Your View
    Your View
    3 місяці tagasi

    Who's Grand Tour in the background?

  79. jane marshall
    jane marshall
    3 місяці tagasi

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

  80. David Wilson
    David Wilson
    3 місяці tagasi

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

  81. LeeFred78
    3 місяці tagasi

    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.

    1. B Harmon
      B Harmon
      3 місяці tagasi


  82. Shawn Schroeder
    Shawn Schroeder
    3 місяці tagasi

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

  83. Jim Henry
    Jim Henry
    3 місяці tagasi

    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.

  84. Mike Winstanley
    Mike Winstanley
    3 місяці tagasi

    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

  85. lord tickles
    lord tickles
    3 місяці tagasi

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

  86. Cameron Johnson
    Cameron Johnson
    3 місяці tagasi

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

  87. Richie B
    Richie B
    3 місяці tagasi

    Broken rocker?

  88. ffas23
    3 місяці tagasi

    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.

  89. quiteactually
    3 місяці tagasi

    So what have you got into it, so far?

  90. RockCanadian
    3 місяці tagasi

    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!

  91. German shepherd Brothers
    German shepherd Brothers
    3 місяці tagasi

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

  92. John Thompson
    John Thompson
    3 місяці tagasi

    Love ya buddy but that's no barn find

  93. Bobo Bibo
    Bobo Bibo
    3 місяці tagasi

    throw all old cars away

  94. suburbans nation
    suburbans nation
    3 місяці tagasi

    Those magnificent switches inside, love them

  95. suburbans nation
    suburbans nation
    3 місяці tagasi

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

    1. Richie B
      Richie B
      3 місяці tagasi

      Driving is a non-contact sport

  96. Bean Smith
    Bean Smith
    3 місяці tagasi

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

  97. G-Rider70 Guzman
    G-Rider70 Guzman
    3 місяці tagasi

    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

  98. Dominick
    3 місяці tagasi

    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?

    1. Richie B
      Richie B
      3 місяці tagasi

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

    3 місяці tagasi

    How cheap ? What did you pay for it ?

  100. Tom Buresh
    Tom Buresh
    3 місяці tagasi

    The gave the car an enema. 🤎🤎🤎