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Forum: C3 General
Today, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 825
Posted By leadfoot4

UPDATE! I tried a search for my former T/A,...

UPDATE!

I tried a search for my former T/A, again, this time using the VIN, along with the search terms including "in Nebraska", based on the info I got from the "DMVdesk", and I FOUND THE CAR!...
Forum: C3 General
Yesterday, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By leadfoot4

Just taking a SWAG (scientific wild assed guess)...

Just taking a SWAG (scientific wild assed guess) here, but I think the different diameter of the holes, is to allow linear expansion/contraction to naturally occur, as the manifolds heat and cool....
Forum: C5 Tech
07-20-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By leadfoot4

Hopefully, you have a fairly accurate tire gauge....

Hopefully, you have a fairly accurate tire gauge. So first, check your air pressures. If they're OK, and you're unsure how old your TPMS sensors are, you might have a situation where some "hiccup"...
Forum: C5 Tech
07-13-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By leadfoot4

I know, but it's not like my "good old days",...

I know, but it's not like my "good old days", where I had access to a tire machine, at the corner gas station, to break down the upper beads and sneak the old sensors out, and the new ones in....
Forum: C5 Tech
07-12-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By leadfoot4

TPMS question

If a sensor is going bad, does it just quit completely, or does it give erroneous readings for a while, before dying?
Forum: C5 Tech
07-09-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 423
Posted By leadfoot4

I fully understand what you're saying! Usually, a...

I fully understand what you're saying! Usually, a person receives only one "bad genetic trait" from their parents. For instance, my father's side of the family had bad teeth, while my mother's side...
Forum: C5 Tech
07-08-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 423
Posted By leadfoot4

Don't forger a dab of "anti-seize" on the threads...

Don't forger a dab of "anti-seize" on the threads of the new plugs, as well as a dab of dielectric grease, on the insides of the boots of the wires.
Forum: C3 General
07-06-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By leadfoot4

Just a "heads up"......In case your Corvette...

Just a "heads up"......In case your Corvette has a positraction rear axle, which most, if not all do, and you have a flat on the rear end, you need to have the same diameter tires on both sides of...
Forum: C5 Tech
07-06-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 722
Posted By leadfoot4

The Gates "Power Grip" clamps.....

The Gates "Power Grip" clamps.....
Forum: C3 General
07-05-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By leadfoot4

As a "part-time gig", I used to sell custom...

As a "part-time gig", I used to sell custom wheels and tires, back in the 70s, and I'll throw my $0.02 worth into this discussion. The greater majority of the cast aluminum wheels, back then, had a...
Forum: C3 General
06-30-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,007
Posted By leadfoot4

:cheers: :cheers: Retirement....there's...

:cheers: :cheers:


Retirement....there's nothing like it!!

I retired from "full time" work 10 years ago, after 37 years on the job. I was still pretty young at the time, and I wound up...
Forum: C5 General
06-29-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 514
Posted By leadfoot4

Not trying to be a "smart-azz", but I would be...

Not trying to be a "smart-azz", but I would be more concerned about the condition of the tires, belts, and hoses...
Forum: C3 General
06-28-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,401
Posted By leadfoot4

According to the seller's reply..."the car is...

According to the seller's reply..."the car is crated and ready to go". CRATED?? What is it, a 1/18 scale die cast car, or a go-kart with a Corvette body on it??


:lol:
Forum: C3 General
06-25-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By leadfoot4

Per another discussion about this situation, in...

Per another discussion about this situation, in this C-3 section, the website "DMVdesk" could be tried. Following up on that suggestion, I did a search on a '77 Pontiac T/A that I used to own, a car...
Forum: C3 General
06-20-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,401
Posted By leadfoot4

I sometimes scratch my head, when I read some...

I sometimes scratch my head, when I read some comments, like what is being said both on this discussion, as well as many others. In the case of C-3 Corvettes, the absolute newest one on the planet,...
Forum: C3 General
06-19-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,283
Posted By leadfoot4

HUH??? I think it's the complete...

HUH???


I think it's the complete opposite. Here we have a discussion forum where we can exchange helpful information between people who are hundreds if not thousands miles apart. People who,...
Forum: C3 General
06-13-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 362
Posted By leadfoot4

Apply some heat to the manifold itself, then drip...

Apply some heat to the manifold itself, then drip some candle wax into the threads of the plug, while it's hot. The wax will wick down into the threads, and help the plug unscrew.


(I'm...
Forum: C5 Tech
06-12-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 566
Posted By leadfoot4

Actually, I put the word trunnions in quotes, not...

Actually, I put the word trunnions in quotes, not to refer to spelling, rather that I sort of question the OE "pivoting devices", as to whether or not they are accurately described as trunnions....
Forum: C5 Tech
05-28-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,146
Posted By leadfoot4

My suggestion would be to go to the PRW site....

My suggestion would be to go to the PRW site. They have 3-4 t'stats shown for the LS engines, and I believe that a couple of them are the newer style.
Forum: C5 Tech
05-28-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,146
Posted By leadfoot4

I'm running a PRW #5234683 thermostat in my car,...

I'm running a PRW #5234683 thermostat in my car, and at speed, it's 183-185*, all day long.
Forum: C5 General
05-11-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By leadfoot4

I have VERY little faith in what Copart, or any...

I have VERY little faith in what Copart, or any dealer that sells cars that are from Copart auctions, says about the condition of the car.

Example: In the summer of 2016, my wife was stopped for a...
Forum: C5 General
05-09-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By leadfoot4

Is it a rear tire, that needs replacement? If so,...

Is it a rear tire, that needs replacement? If so, I highly recommend that that you do NOT just replace one tire....the limited slip unit, in the rear differential may not be happy with the different...
05-07-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By leadfoot4

I did this job, but it was about 20 years ago,...

I did this job, but it was about 20 years ago, and had the luxury of time, as I had the car off the road for the winter. IIRC, if the pivot bolt is rusted in place, in the bushing's steel sleeve, you...
Forum: Paint/Body
05-04-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,336
Posted By leadfoot4

:smash: :smash: :smash: :smash: :smash: ...

:smash: :smash: :smash: :smash: :smash:



Brings back memories..........my wife's first C-3 was the same color combo!
04-30-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,338
Posted By leadfoot4

The major alignment adjustment that t/a bushings...

The major alignment adjustment that t/a bushings effect it toe-in;

The camber is NORMALLY adjusted by the eccentrics on the strut rods. The strut rods are the "lower link" of the suspension, while...
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