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Forum: C3 General
Today, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By wadenelson

AFAIK a '68 should have a regular radiator & cap...

AFAIK a '68 should have a regular radiator & cap and no expansion tank. Maybe late '68? Some expert here can chime in...

Unless you're going for car shows, judging, etc.... I'd stay with the...
03-18-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,047
Posted By wadenelson

Spilitt

Spilitt
Forum: C3 General
03-16-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By wadenelson

https://i.imgur.com/Xze5fTJ.png Sold for 69 ...

https://i.imgur.com/Xze5fTJ.png
Sold for 69


https://i.imgur.com/s9CSOAY.png
427 3x2

https://i.imgur.com/UQKavVH.png
Sold for 100k
03-16-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By wadenelson

Who gave who a tip?

Who gave who a tip?
Forum: C3 General
03-16-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By wadenelson

Vettes @ Mecum 3/16/19 Photos

Some of the Vettes I saw @ Mecum Auction in Phoenix today. Vettes everywhere Probably more than any other single make/model. A preponderance of big blocks.


https://i.imgur.com/w3HRTC0.jpg...
03-15-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,983
Posted By wadenelson

Around 1985 or so my buddy bought a 'barn find"...

Around 1985 or so my buddy bought a 'barn find" '64 in Florida and we drove it all the way to San Jose.

Here's my write-up from Jalopnik, in a collection of user-submitted road trip stories.
...
Forum: Southwest
03-14-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,451
Posted By wadenelson

Not much food or gas along that route. Plan...

Not much food or gas along that route. Plan accordingly.
Forum: C3 General
03-10-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 545
Posted By wadenelson

Every five years is about right, shorter for...

Every five years is about right, shorter for DOT-4, longer for silicone. DOT-3 / DOT-4 is hygroscopic meaning it sucks water out of the air, which then rusts the lines, pistons, calipers, etc Never...
Forum: C3 General
03-08-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,490
Posted By wadenelson

I overpaid a Chevy dealer $750 to do all of them....

I overpaid a Chevy dealer $750 to do all of them. Without a lift certain jobs I just don't do.

I thought that was highway robbery.

It's a long story as to why I didn't just go pick up the car...
02-26-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,468
Posted By wadenelson

That's your loss, not his. I write my...

That's your loss, not his.

I write my Craigslist ads the same way, perhaps worse.

I tell people if they don't have cash in hand and aren't within 5 miles of my neighborhood don't even bother to...
Forum: C3 General
02-24-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,580
Posted By wadenelson

Wow. Beautiful. Now go ahead and put a...

Wow. Beautiful.

Now go ahead and put a scratch in it, an ugly one, somewhere visible, and cry for ten minutes.

That way when you scratch it bolting all the rest of the stuff back on it'll be...
02-24-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 904
Posted By wadenelson

I wouldn't take my Corvette to a funeral. I'd...

I wouldn't take my Corvette to a funeral. I'd probably drive my XKE. Condolences.

https://i.imgur.com/wP3YCSX.jpg
02-22-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By wadenelson

Typically GM put those white sleeves or black...

Typically GM put those white sleeves or black ones around splices that went to fusible links.

The fusible link protects the circuit in the same way a fuse does. The insulation is non-combustible,...
02-22-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,376
Posted By wadenelson

No, no, no!

Ok, OldCarBum, I gotta sacrifice you on the Altar of Voltage dropping to make an important point here:

You said: "Check the ... battery cables for continuity and resistance:

No, a thousand...
02-21-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,376
Posted By wadenelson

His post stating that he can jump the starter and...

His post stating that he can jump the starter and make it crank (even hot) suggests he doesn't need a new starter.

It also SUGGESTS that the primary wiring is OK, and the problem is in the...
02-21-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By wadenelson

Thanks Ernie, I've got it figured out. I was just...

Thanks Ernie, I've got it figured out. I was just surprised to discover that strap weren't doin' nothing, and wanted to confirm I wasn't a total idiot for thinking so!

Your bench test video and...
02-21-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,376
Posted By wadenelson

Won't crank when hot

VOLTAGE DROPPING your starting circuits is how you will diagnose this problem Jim.

You have two "starting circuits" The primary circuit, with the fat wires, which connects the battery to the...
02-20-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By wadenelson

Not slowly. Quickly 2.6 Amp draw on my vehicle. ...

Not slowly. Quickly 2.6 Amp draw on my vehicle.

I spent two weeks, tore out the entire dash looking for the current drain on mine after (apparently) playing with that switch and leaving it in the...
Forum: Engine Mods
01-01-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By wadenelson

600+ easy horsepower for your Vette, pump gas

Chrysler's turbo encabulator (compatible with SBC) is the ticket for anyone wanting a few more ponies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXW0bx_Ooq4
12-20-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 959
Posted By wadenelson

I'm in that stage with "restoring" my C3 that...

I'm in that stage with "restoring" my C3 that before I get one problem fixed another one appears.

I know, a year from now, I'll be able drive a month or so without a problem but right now...
12-16-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 620
Posted By wadenelson

At one time in my career I started stocking up on...

At one time in my career I started stocking up on tools (and knowledge) to do front end work before deciding to leave it to others (and focus on what I'm good at, electrical)

I don't think you'll...
12-15-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 18,007
Posted By wadenelson

People insecure about their masculinity...

People insecure about their masculinity invariably look for a scapegoat, someone they can feel "bigger than." Miata owners, Prius owners, etc. In the 1970s it used to be guys who owned/drove VW...
12-15-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 18,007
Posted By wadenelson

Decades ago I took a 2nd job maintaining the...

Decades ago I took a 2nd job maintaining the go-karts at an oval track. Why? I knew how to repair small engines, and all the free laps, of course.

Every teenage male would come in and beg for the...
12-14-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 59,358
Posted By wadenelson

C8 electrically driven alternator

I was indeed kidding about that. Almost.

The heart of any hybrid, OR any vehicle that adopts a 24 or 48V electrical system is gonna be the inverter. That which changes AC to DC, DC to AC, and...
12-13-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 59,358
Posted By wadenelson

I don't understand why this can't be a...

I don't understand why this can't be a configuration /preference item set by the owner. 2 second, 10 second, 30 second, or never.

buddy has to turn it off EVERY TIME he climbs into his truck. ...
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