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Old 01-11-2019, 10:27 AM
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I replaced my turn signal flasher! Super exciting. Ha! I read what you guys are doing to your cars and it is so overwhelming. A noob like me would not even know where to start....
You just did. The sickness grows from there!!! Research you car problems well before you start. Make sure you have th AIM manual for it and simply ask questions. Your abilities will grow from there. Most of all have fun. That what these cars are for. Ike
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:08 AM
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I fixed a sticking door lock on the passenger side. Both sides were almost impossible to lock and unlock from either the inside or the outside. Both are working good now with some lube. I also fixed an issue where the passenger side outside door handle would not open the door. Just a quick adjustment of the linkages and it is working good now. I have the car in the shop right now getting a 4-wheel alignment. Obvious camber issues with the left rear wheel and the car wandered a bit when driving so I'm hoping the alignment will fix all of that.
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Old 01-11-2019, 12:51 PM
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It's kinda relieving to know that there are so many other people doing the exact same thing as me right now... hahahaha I had no idea...

Rain rain, go away, come again some other day.... It's going to rain again this weekend :-( Why cant it rain during the week and stay clear on the weekend?

Weather update! Cloudy with a 10% chance of rain. I might get some work done after all!

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Old 01-11-2019, 05:54 PM
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Changed the oil and filter. Replaced the high beam headlight adjusters.
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:09 PM
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My new polished, tall valve covers arrived from Teague Custom Marine today, boxed and up on the shelf.
Picked up my new Mk IV 454, 4 bolt main block, virgin, with standard bore. Magged, cleaned, tanked, Machine shop ran a .020 over sized bore though the cylinders, checked the decks and all bearing services.
They sprayed it with Cosmoline, sealed it in a bag and I brought it home.
I tried and failed to use those same tall aluminum valve covers on my '73 big block because of my roller rockers. The problem was that the passenger side cover was only about 1/4" away from the A/C box. It certainly would have hit once the motor torqued over under load. I ended up with stock height covers with an extra thick gasket.
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:19 PM
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I installed new valve cover gaskets on my '71 LS5, the last time I changed them was in the early 80's. Really surprised how clean everything looked under the valve covers, rocker arms, etc. Also installed a new Genie belt drive garage door opener on the Vette garage door....the old Stanley chain drive was showing her age.
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I Also installed a new Genie belt drive garage door opener on the Vette garage door....the old Stanley chain drive was showing her age.
I just installed nylon wheels on my garage doors. They really make it run a lot more quiet

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Old 01-12-2019, 03:26 AM
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I tried and failed to use those same tall aluminum valve covers on my '73 big block because of my roller rockers. The problem was that the passenger side cover was only about 1/4" away from the A/C box. It certainly would have hit once the motor torqued over under load. I ended up with stock height covers with an extra thick gasket.
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Thanks, but Iím planning to replace the oem a/c for vintage air so the clearance on the passenger side wonít be an issue.
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Went to Cars and Coffee this morning. It was "supposed" to be in the upper 40's this morning so I put the hardtop on for the first time in seven years. I love the way it looks I just wish It offered one more inch of headroom.

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Went to Cars and Coffee this morning. It was "supposed" to be in the upper 40's this morning so I put the hardtop on for the first time in seven years. I love the way it looks I just wish It offered one more inch of headroom.

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I dropped off oil for this spring's oil change. And just to ogle. Looks cold and lonely.

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Went to Cars and Coffee this morning. It was "supposed" to be in the upper 40's this morning so I put the hardtop on for the first time in seven years. I love the way it looks I just wish It offered one more inch of headroom.

Beautiful Corvette. Love the sidepipes.
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Old 01-13-2019, 02:11 PM
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Yesterday took the intake manifold and carb off've the L48 for use on the new motor. Today, will be cleaning up the manifold and painting it (pretty clean on the inside for a 44 year old motor, that I've flogged on for five years!), NAPA Gold Filters (Wix in disguise) and 5/30 Syn Oil, keeps it that way.


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Old 01-13-2019, 07:25 PM
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I made an idler pulley to space out the alt belt from hitting my crank support bracket. It’s not prettied up yet but it fits and moved the belt out exactly what I needed




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I played around in photoshop and made a micro-machine version of "Larry"


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Old 01-13-2019, 08:09 PM
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I played around in photoshop and made a micro-machine version of "Larry"

Love it! I want one!
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Cleaned the plastic coolant recovery tank(74 coupe). Soaked the tank in hot water and LAís Awesome cleaner, scrubbed with a brush then used LemiShine and hot water inside the tank. The LemiShine broke up the rust and scale coating leaving the inside clean and rust free. I have used LemiShine for years as a pre soak for dirty brass cases, soaking and then a good rinse before tumbling, it removes a ton of crud and saves tumbling time. If not familiar with LemiShine, itís a powdered citrus cleaner, can be found with the dishwasher soap at Walmart, itís marketed as a dishwasher additive.
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Old 01-14-2019, 01:31 AM
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That looks pretty sweet Brent!!!

I was in the basement garage cleaning up-another rainy weekend and I had enough leftover parts to build a motorcycle!






Then I started finishing up the rear compartment -

Got the fuel pumps wired- then polished out the rollbar. It was in the car when I bought in 1981- and I'm guessing its chromemoly. Started out with 320- then 600 - 800 to 1500. Then some Mothers Wheel polish. I'm happy with how it turned out.






Then I was lamenting the fact that the light in the back of the compartment sux...In my 73 on several long trips-every time there was anything- like a set of folding chairs- overnight bag- you could NOT see as the light was covered- worthless!!!

So- LED rope lights- cut to size and some aluminum u-channel. . It'll mount right under the rear lip- only a 1/4" revels past the lip- just had to bend - tweek a little bit to fit nice and tight.

Polished the inside channel and sprayed the outside black. Not dry yet- I'll get a picture of it mounted and working- I just used a 9V battery to test- very efficient!!! Should light up the whole compartment with ease.


















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Old 01-14-2019, 02:26 AM
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Tried to start back on dash and found the passenger side eyeball vent and the two small upper vents of the center dash are broke, sooo i just ordered all new vents and now im back waiting

oh, and said to hell with it and ordered all the rest of the lights in LED except headlights
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:12 AM
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I moved the C3, the C5 and my truck out of the garage while the cracked skylights were being replaced. Might take the C3 out for some exercise later. Itís a crisp 39į this morning.
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