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Forum: C5 Tech
03-17-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By leadfoot4

:iagree: My oil pan was "wet" with oil, and...

:iagree:

My oil pan was "wet" with oil, and I checked the torque on the bolts, and found them all loose. Be careful, however, as these bolts don't take a lot of torque, it's about 8-9 ft/lbs.
Forum: C3 General
03-15-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By leadfoot4

As far as I know, the Corvette was the only GM...

As far as I know, the Corvette was the only GM car with the "t-handle" reverse lockout feature. My understanding was that it prevented inadvertent shifts to reverse, when the car was being road...
Forum: C5 General
03-13-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,882
Posted By leadfoot4

Reading back through this discussion, reminded me...

Reading back through this discussion, reminded me of my "early days", too. My first brand new car, was a 1971 Chevelle SS454. It had a "point type" ignition system, as did all the cars back then. My...
Forum: C5 General
03-13-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 865
Posted By leadfoot4

The OP didn't say what kind of car he was putting...

The OP didn't say what kind of car he was putting them on, but both of those tires are basic, all season tires, designed for sedans and SUVs, and I HIGHLY doubt that they come in C5 sizes, if that's...
Forum: C5 General
02-17-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 15,179
Posted By leadfoot4

:thumbs: and :cheers: I'm still...

:thumbs: and :cheers:



I'm still waiting for some warm weather. Working in a 25-30* garage doesn't hold the same attraction that it used to, Corvette or not....
Forum: C3 General
02-14-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By leadfoot4

I know that it's winter time, and most Corvettes...

I know that it's winter time, and most Corvettes are in storage, at least the well cared for ones, that is. Is the one you're looking at "drivable", possibly a short distance, weather permitting? ...
Forum: C3 General
02-06-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By leadfoot4

I agree, however, this is why I suggested the...

I agree, however, this is why I suggested the DMVdesk,com website. About 6 months ago, I tracked down a 1977 Pontiac T/A that I used to own, using that site. It was initially suggested by another...
Forum: C5 Tech
01-21-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By leadfoot4

I was having issues, late last year/early this...

I was having issues, late last year/early this year, with my brake fluid discoloring, which is usually an indication of moisture in the master cylinder. It shouldn't be an issue for my car, as I...
Forum: C5 General
12-26-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 15,179
Posted By leadfoot4

Here are a couple of pictures...one is of the...

Here are a couple of pictures...one is of the "braces" that I was referring to, and one is showing them set in place.

...
12-25-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By leadfoot4

:iagree: That's how I did it.

:iagree:

That's how I did it.
Forum: C3 General
12-22-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By leadfoot4

Generally speaking, the headers should (roughly)...

Generally speaking, the headers should (roughly) match the port of the cylinder head. I do believe that the gasket makers size their gaskets to the size of the ports on the head.
Forum: C5 General
12-21-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,931
Posted By leadfoot4

Soldering iron is probably the safest choice, as...

Soldering iron is probably the safest choice, as it will keep the heat concentrated on the screw itself.
Forum: C5 General
12-19-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,979
Posted By leadfoot4

To the best of my recollection, my car has been a...

To the best of my recollection, my car has been a "slapper" since day one. It also had the pronounced "sewing machine sound", but replacing the OE rocker arm trunnion bearings with the Straub...
Forum: C5 General
12-19-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 15,179
Posted By leadfoot4

I'm unfamiliar with the place, but I took a...

I'm unfamiliar with the place, but I took a chance, anyway. I ordered them from 'OnlineCorvetteParts.com'. They are notably less money that anybody else that advertises them.
Forum: C5 General
12-18-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 15,179
Posted By leadfoot4

Not to be an "azzhat", but "Yellow 95" is right....

Not to be an "azzhat", but "Yellow 95" is right. The lower RH side of your fascia, right under the lower "vents", isn't holding a straight line. This was also an issue, a number of years ago, with...
Forum: C5 General
12-15-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 15,179
Posted By leadfoot4

OK, I understand completely, what you're saying....

OK, I understand completely, what you're saying. I received mine, several days ago, and I've had it in my basement, getting it "straightened out", after it being folded up in a box, for shipping. It...
Forum: C5 General
12-10-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,906
Posted By leadfoot4

One thing that I'll mention, that generally isn't...

One thing that I'll mention, that generally isn't discussed in these "do you drive your Corvette in the winter" threads, is the topic of tires. Beginning in 1984, Corvettes have been equipped with...
12-02-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,885
Posted By leadfoot4

:lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol:
12-02-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By leadfoot4

What about in a hydraulic roller engine?[/QUOTE] ...

What about in a hydraulic roller engine?[/QUOTE]

The most critical "place" for lubrication, in an automobile engine, is the camshaft/lifter interface, as there is no direct lubrication. This...
Forum: C5 General
11-30-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,050
Posted By leadfoot4

Yes, even brand new batteries can be "bad". ...

Yes, even brand new batteries can be "bad".

Case in point: After I retired from full time work, I worked part-time, for my local Advance Auto Parts store. I was one of the delivery drivers. I'm...
Forum: C5 General
11-30-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,085
Posted By leadfoot4

Keep in mind, that anywhere on the car, wherever...

Keep in mind, that anywhere on the car, wherever 2 panels meet, no matter how close the fit, there will still be a gap of some sort. That gap results in a line, usually appearing as a black line....
Forum: C3 General
11-27-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,604
Posted By leadfoot4

I'm certainly not saying that it's an easy job,...

I'm certainly not saying that it's an easy job, but it certainly is "doable". When I was visiting Ft. Lauderdale, in February of '79, I was driving north on Federal Highway, and was surprised to see...
Forum: C5 General
11-20-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 15,179
Posted By leadfoot4

OK, you definitely have my interest, as I need a...

OK, you definitely have my interest, as I need a "winter project" for my C5. I have one question, back when you first offered these fascias, and showed them folded up in the box, people asked how...
Forum: C3 General
11-06-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By leadfoot4

While FACING the gearbox, from the passenger's...

While FACING the gearbox, from the passenger's side, because that's where the plugs are located, "lefty" would have you twisting the wrench handle toward the back of the car (turning counter...
11-05-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By leadfoot4

I agree with the above comments. I'm old enough...

I agree with the above comments. I'm old enough to remember when those side pipes were "current", and to the best of my recollection, the C-3 sidepipes hung that low, even from the factory. The C-2...
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