I love my Corvette. The engine "slow down" is great for me, gives me a chance to take a quick breather and figure out what I have to do next. I am envious of your engine wires!! They look great. I had to do some repairs on mine....no one sells them as spare parts. Keep them in good repair because I think they make or break the look of the machine.
Just a word of advice. If the motor on the dragstrip is working, don't take it apart. (This is number 293 on my list of "notes to self.")