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09-20-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By Rotonda

I have a 77, with mostly SMC, and I used West...

I have a 77, with mostly SMC, and I used West Systems exclusively. It is readily available here (I live in Florida, near the water), and I have used it for body repairs and mods, including molding...
Forum: C3 General
08-12-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Rotonda

What you have is a floating plate with 3 threaded...

What you have is a floating plate with 3 threaded holes retained by cage assembly (the lower plate) and the whole thing riveted to the T-Top. All of the stress is on the fiberglass pictured, and it...
08-08-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,241
Posted By Rotonda

Jim, I was surprised to see my old thread...

Jim,
I was surprised to see my old thread resurrected! I was impressed by your craftsmanship with the center duct replacement and it should give you plenty of air velocity. as far as the controls...
08-07-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By Rotonda

I did my VA install in a 77 - not supported by...

I did my VA install in a 77 - not supported by any VA kit. I was forced to create my own center outlet plenum (pictured below). Because of the crush of hoses when routed to the rear, I routed the...
08-01-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 585
Posted By Rotonda

The courtesy light orange wire is hot at all...

The courtesy light orange wire is hot at all times, so that would work. My only concern would be the amount of draw on this 20 gauge wire. What does the retrosound unit draw at rest, with unit shut...
Forum: C3 General
07-24-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 462
Posted By Rotonda

I own a 77, but the center console is very...

I own a 77, but the center console is very similar, if not identical. My OEM cardboard panels had developed folds/creases from being removed/installed. (I believe they were designed to be installed...
07-23-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By Rotonda

FWIW 1) You also need the wiper motor cover...

FWIW
1) You also need the wiper motor cover from a 78-82 C3 with delay. These have a red/pink wire coming from them that provides an indexing signal to help the system park the wiper after each...
Forum: C3 General
07-20-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By Rotonda

I have a 77 that I installed a Vintage Air system...

I have a 77 that I installed a Vintage Air system into. (Search Vintage Air AC installed in a 77 for my write-up). My adventure began with a bad R4 compressor. I have never had good luck with the...
Forum: C3 General
07-10-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By Rotonda

David, Your question boils down to 'what is the...

David,
Your question boils down to 'what is the quickest, easiest and least costly way to get rid of a bunch of stuff'.

I believe that you need to consider your market. People who are in the...
Forum: C3 General
06-10-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By Rotonda

These lower carpet strips should have a vinyl...

These lower carpet strips should have a vinyl bottom & side. They are stapled (bottom) & glued to the door panel before the chrome strip is installed.

Unfortunately, many carpet suppliers/kits...
05-31-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,135
Posted By Rotonda

Hunting and darting are somewhat common on C3's...

Hunting and darting are somewhat common on C3's for a number of reasons. It is usually attributable to a lack of positive caster. Positive caster makes a car harder to steer, and older chassis...
Forum: C3 General
05-27-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By Rotonda

I agree with DUB. I used talcum powder on the...

I agree with DUB. I used talcum powder on the new foam and they slid on without any real difficulty. The key to a good looking job is to be patient and continue to work with them until you are...
05-12-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Rotonda

Brian, On my early 77 (which I am assuming...

Brian,

On my early 77 (which I am assuming is similar to your 76), there are 4 plug-ins running down the center of the fuse panel. They are labeled as follows:
top - not labeled, but has...
05-10-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Rotonda

Brian, The actual ignition switch is much...

Brian,
The actual ignition switch is much further down the column. The key switch only controls a rod connected to this switch. I've had mine become "misadjusted" so the car wouldn't start or turn...
05-05-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 435
Posted By Rotonda

I believe you will find the circuit breaker in...

I believe you will find the circuit breaker in the upper left position of your fuse panel. It looks like the silver box with 2 round prongs coming from the bottom (see above photo). If you need...
04-21-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By Rotonda

Suggest the following: 1) A Sanden 508...

Suggest the following:
1) A Sanden 508 compressor with appropriate mounting brackets (as suggested above, Alan Grove makes good ones)
2) Find a supply of R12 refrigerant. Your system was designed...
03-05-2018, 04:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By Rotonda

RE: 77 pillar trim

It is not totally necessary, but it helps to remove the upper dash pad/cover first. After that remove the screws on the upper, horizontal portion and the slanted, windshield portion. The trim is...
03-05-2018, 04:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By Rotonda

And maybe that is why a recurring theme on the C3...

And maybe that is why a recurring theme on the C3 Forum is malfunctioning headlights.

In the GM of yesterday stuff was supposed to work for the first 12,000 miles so no warranty repairs. Then...
01-28-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,929
Posted By Rotonda

A custom hood is, almost by definition, a...

A custom hood is, almost by definition, a one-off. You, or someone you hire will have to build it.

SUGGESTIONS:
Decide whether you are going to use your existing hood or use another one to...
12-28-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 918
Posted By Rotonda

I live in South Florida. We have a climate...

I live in South Florida. We have a climate similar to yours except humidity is much higher and temps are slightly lower.

I started on this project for my 77. It was a total b***h, and the more I...
Forum: C3 General
12-07-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By Rotonda

The flat slotted screw head looks like it was...

The flat slotted screw head looks like it was once home to a hood bumper stop cap. Jegs sells them for less than $3 a pair. Buy em and try em.
Forum: C3 General
10-14-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By Rotonda

Its value is what you paid. If you searched, you...

Its value is what you paid. If you searched, you MAY find others who might pay more, and you certainly would find others who would pay less.

Enjoy your Corvette and don't worry about it until you...
Forum: C3 General
10-13-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By Rotonda

The 1977 front carpets are a one off... They have...

The 1977 front carpets are a one off... They have the 1975-1977 style lower floor boards but they had carpet on the kick panels where the 1975-1976 did not. There are other difference in the hump as...
Forum: C3 General
10-12-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By Rotonda

Dana, When I removed the system from my 77...

Dana,

When I removed the system from my 77 to replace it with a Vintage Air system, the portion of the evaporator box nearest the exhaust manifolds was VERY fragile and brittle. I easily put my...
Forum: C3 General
10-12-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,521
Posted By Rotonda

I'm in Florida, the humidity capitol of the...

I'm in Florida, the humidity capitol of the world. I used the Corvette America interior dye on my steering column (77 Buckskin), and like you found it very flat. After some research on Corvette...
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