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Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 01-29-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 952
Posted By mrvette
Billy Stein by FAR, no contest......noted a...

Billy Stein by FAR, no contest......noted a huge ride improvement

460 VBP coils, VBP360 rear plastic......rides like a dream....

275/50/17 rear 255/50/17 front.....rack steering....
...
Forum: C3 General 01-26-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 839
Posted By mrvette
See pix below for some ideas, like my custom...

See pix below for some ideas, like my custom grill on my '72 ...maybe keep things simpler.....cheaper too.....custom done by a welder buddy of mine....it got hit once about 12 years ago, so we...
Forum: C3 General 01-11-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,247
Posted By mrvette
OP, it is very obvious from the above comments...

OP, it is very obvious from the above comments that RUST is the largest thief of these cars lives......

and so I am 6'5" and age 73 having owned my '72 vert since '95.....

and the car was an...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 12-30-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By mrvette
YUP, reworked my switches, and they are giving...

YUP, reworked my switches, and they are giving trouble yet again....so the same solution, this time the switches be fine.....

:smash:
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 12-17-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 878
Posted By mrvette
Here is the major part of the problem, back when...

Here is the major part of the problem, back when these sharks were made, the V pitch of the belt was narrower than the new metric belts, and so the new belts tend to ride on the top of the V sides,...
Forum: C3 General 12-16-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 610
Posted By mrvette
Went with a friend maybe 8 years ago, drove down...

Went with a friend maybe 8 years ago, drove down and finally found the place in Kissemee which is middle of Orlando, and tons of bad directions....they finally put up a sign on the road, directing...
Forum: C3 General 12-16-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 739
Posted By mrvette
Pay attention to 69427 Mike knows about...

Pay attention to 69427 Mike knows about dieting.....knocked ~500 lbs off his racer....

I switched to plastic rear spring, Billy stein sport shocks, custom aluminum grill, hollowed out hood...
Forum: C3 General 12-07-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By mrvette
NE corner of Florida....home of a couple Navy...

NE corner of Florida....home of a couple Navy facilities, and I live in Orange Park, just SW of the 'city' which is VERY large, largest in the nation, in AREA that is......

nice retirement...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 11-12-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 884
Posted By mrvette
I did mine in my '72....winter 01-02 before any...

I did mine in my '72....winter 01-02 before any kits came out....

so did my own design work, and had it fabbed up locally.....

junkyard '89 Grand Am rack, happened to be NEW when I pulled...
Forum: C3 General 10-18-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,529
Posted By mrvette
I am 6'5" and so have an extra vert in the lo...

I am 6'5" and so have an extra vert in the lo back, and two of them are growing together age 73, arthritis from toes to nose.....

I replace the seat covers on my leather pattern vinyl seats...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 10-06-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By mrvette
My 275/50/17 tires in back did of course require...

My 275/50/17 tires in back did of course require moving the parking brake, I can't comment on the 20" rims....BUT my 275 tire with the stock wheel centerline being kept for keeping wear/loading...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 09-24-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,058
Posted By mrvette
I have a good used 308 ratio ring/pinion set in...

I have a good used 308 ratio ring/pinion set in my desk drawer, no rust....they fit the earlier iron diffy up to 77 I think it was 78 they went to the aluminum bat wing differential.....

if...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 09-14-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By mrvette
I would go with a 200 4r because smaller and...

I would go with a 200 4r because smaller and narrower, more likely to fit your car with out busting ass, like my '72 did mine it was a 4 speed and so I am convinced a narrower tunnel than a stock...
Forum: C3 General 08-27-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By mrvette
Thought of this topic last night, in middle of...

Thought of this topic last night, in middle of all the news reports....

Yawl stay safe out there, and git them vettes to high/safe ground.....

and STAY there......

:willy: :sadangel:
Forum: C3 General 08-07-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By mrvette
When I bought my '71 in '95, it was an old show...

When I bought my '71 in '95, it was an old show car, so only had like 130k on it, Mid Atlantic region.....convertible with hard top....car was really nice looking and the frame solid...BUT, it...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 08-07-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By mrvette
YES, my '72 was a muncie 4 speed, and I changed...

YES, my '72 was a muncie 4 speed, and I changed to a 200 4r long ago for the freeway speeds here in Florida....and among the changes I went to headers....and an H pipe in back, the trans pan made...
Forum: C3 General 08-06-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By mrvette
Just did the top on my '72, recommend it not be...

Just did the top on my '72, recommend it not be cold weather as vinyl is stiff as a board....70+ is good.....

second off, that rear bow on the top is a mess to work on, while attached to the...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 07-23-2017, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By mrvette
On my '72 vert, the wheels/tires are much...

On my '72 vert, the wheels/tires are much larger, 17x 9.5 '89 vette wheels with 275/50 in rear and 255/50 in front, my car had later shark flares on it from P/O ... the rear spring is a 360 VBP, ...
Forum: C3 General 07-20-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By mrvette
My Maggie SS muffs been on there for some 18...

My Maggie SS muffs been on there for some 18 years or so.....cross over H pipe, headers, and they sound GREAT, but not too loud, exit in rear for sanity reasons...it's a vert so.....and I"m married...
Forum: C3 General 07-10-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,812
Posted By mrvette
Great color choice, looks GOOD!!!!!! same...

Great color choice, looks GOOD!!!!!!


same color RED, as I have GREEN, let there be NO doubt about the reflections seen from backside of the moon, on a dark night.....:D

my pix below....
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Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 07-01-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,956
Posted By mrvette
ME 2, in '95 I bought an old show car, '72 vert,...

ME 2, in '95 I bought an old show car, '72 vert, stock as a stove mechanically ~130k miles on it....so it got about 6k miles/year of street use....metal solid, so good to go.....

NOW there is...
Forum: C3 General 06-30-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,786
Posted By mrvette
My comment is fairly restricted to some...

My comment is fairly restricted to some happenings years ago, to a friend of mine with a ~35 Ford rumble seat convertible, steel body, great paint, etc.....he bought it for 13k....and after some ten...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 06-24-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,118
Posted By mrvette
The negative from the battery goes to the frame...

The negative from the battery goes to the frame right under the box on my '72, scrape the hell outta the frame and cable end, shiny metal, new bolt/grip washer, secure tightly, then put RTV all...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 06-18-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,175
Posted By mrvette
The white port is pressure from pump, green to...

The white port is pressure from pump, green to rack, and return to res.....ehhh.....already have correct answer above...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 06-18-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By mrvette
:willy::willy::willy::willy::willy::willy::willy::...

:willy::willy::willy::willy::willy::willy::willy::willy::willy:

Many reasons I am bald, so far that is not one of them......:eek::cheers:
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