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Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 05-12-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
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...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 05-10-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
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...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 05-05-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 349
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...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 04-21-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 515
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...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 03-05-2018, 04:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
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...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 03-05-2018, 04:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
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...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 01-28-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,804
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...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 12-28-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 690
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: 219
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: 628
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: 344
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: 444
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: 1,221
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...
Forum: C3 General 09-26-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By Rotonda
:iagree: They seem to be more racers than...

:iagree:
They seem to be more racers than businessmen. I can't speak to the quality of stuff they sell but their customer service is HORRIBLE!
Forum: C3 General 09-06-2017, 02:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By Rotonda
The new one I bought and installed on my 77 was a...

The new one I bought and installed on my 77 was a PPG variant. It was made in Mexico :ack: $150 picked up in Tampa, fit well, but MUCH thinner. I found it on ebay.
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 08-22-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By Rotonda
C3's had several different AC systems over the...

C3's had several different AC systems over the years. It might help if you included the year of your C3 in your post or in your profile.
Forum: C3 General 07-14-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By Rotonda
Installing a Vintage Air unit in your numbers...

Installing a Vintage Air unit in your numbers matching 69 L36 will result in a number of visible modifications in both the cockpit and in the engine compartment, among them:

* The unit will be...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 07-13-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 841
Posted By Rotonda
FWIW - I had my rear end apart to install rod...

FWIW - I had my rear end apart to install rod ends in my adjustable strut rods. I measured the holes in the threaded mounting plate used to secure the sway bar linkage to the trailing arm (through...
Forum: C3 General 07-03-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By Rotonda
Willcox has indicated in reply to an earlier...

Willcox has indicated in reply to an earlier thread that the floors are the same from 76 to 77, and that the carpets should interchange.
(Thread titled "carpet for a 76 what will fit")

In reply...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 06-26-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,454
Posted By Rotonda
My experience with Vintage Air has been most...

My experience with Vintage Air has been most positive. They have been most helpful and accurate whenever I contacted them. I have seen many others on the Forum report much the same experience.
...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 06-25-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,454
Posted By Rotonda
Why not CALL Vintage Air for an ANSWER to your...

Why not CALL Vintage Air for an ANSWER to your question instead of soliciting OPINIONS here on the Forum?
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 04-22-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,702
Posted By Rotonda
Hella seems to have 2 versions of its lights out...

Hella seems to have 2 versions of its lights out - one DOT approved, and one for Europe. The European have almost flat lead glass lenses and produce a very distinct cutoff that rises by 15 degrees...
Forum: C3 General 04-08-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,296
Posted By Rotonda
Littelfuse manufactures the glass cartridge fuse...

Littelfuse manufactures the glass cartridge fuse (AGC) used in older C3's in a "Smart Glow" version that will glow when it 'blows'. Crutchfield carries them and I'm sure that google will turn up...
Forum: C3 General 03-14-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 13,052
Posted By Rotonda
:iagree: I would also consider 2 additional...

:iagree: I would also consider 2 additional items - 1) a composite rear spring, and 2) tubular upper A arms. C3 frames tend to 'settle' as they age, and these will assure you enough adjustment when...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 01-27-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,550
Posted By Rotonda
Im looking to buy a 1981 corvette and ive found...

Im looking to buy a 1981 corvette and ive found one for 4.8k its in good condition and new engine with 50k miles on it around 400 hp. The only thing is it is missing the horn and missing a ac...
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