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Forum: C3 General 01-16-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 424
Posted By Alan 71
Hi S, The 'shipping brackets' should be removed...

Hi S,
The 'shipping brackets' should be removed when the spring is installed.
If the center bolt is properly torqued, and the plastic liners are in place, the leafs won't pivot.
Regards,
Alan
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Forum: C3 General 01-15-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By Alan 71
Hi dv, Your 69 has a system called Astro...

Hi dv,
Your 69 has a system called Astro Ventilation.

Starting with 68 cars Corvettes no longer had a 'vent' window to open for fresh air.
A system was designed to bring fresh air into the car...
Forum: C3 General 01-14-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 504
Posted By Alan 71
Hi Paul, It really quite possible to do the...

Hi Paul,
It really quite possible to do the seat cover replacement yourself.
It's certainly not easy or quick, but still very do-able.
There are some videos around that are helpful in learning the...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 01-14-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By Alan 71
Hi Bjorn, I'll say welcome too. Here's a link...

Hi Bjorn,
I'll say welcome too.
Here's a link to a thread from last year containing some 79 a/c information from Willcox.
You may find it to be of some help to you in addition to what Gusto and...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 01-13-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By Alan 71
Hi S3, Here's a photo showing the tiny fitting...

Hi S3,
Here's a photo showing the tiny fitting that pushed into the line itself.
Regards,
Alan

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Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 01-13-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By Alan 71
Hi Steve, Having the angle of the dangle just...

Hi Steve,
Having the angle of the dangle just right is important in achieving long term comfort.
Regards,
Alan
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 01-11-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By Alan 71
Hi Jim, The heat riser in your photo is...

Hi Jim,
The heat riser in your photo is controlled by a simple bi-metallic coil.
The original heat riser for your 77 is controlled by a small vacuum actuator controlled by a temperature sensor in...
Forum: C3 General 01-11-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,716
Posted By Alan 71
Hi George, Some nice looking cars in those...

Hi George,
Some nice looking cars in those photos!
Thanks for taking the time to post them!
Regards,
Alan

Pretty serious $ "Estimate" on that LT-! !!
Forum: C3 General 01-11-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,716
Posted By Alan 71
Hi, ???? Regards, Alan ...

Hi,

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Regards,
Alan

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Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 01-11-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By Alan 71
Hi Steve, I think .... I'd file a small...

Hi Steve,
I think ....
I'd file a small half-moon recess at the 12 o'clock position of the hole in the lever so the 'nub' can pass through the lever.
Then you can rotate the rod/nub to the...
Forum: C3 General 01-10-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By Alan 71
Hi P, Typically..... Coupes without a/c won't...

Hi P,
Typically.....
Coupes without a/c won't have any braces.
Convertibles (and SOME coupes) WITH a/c will have the braces on the passengers side of the dash.
When a car has the long brace the...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 01-10-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By Alan 71
Hi v, I believe that typically the 'left-hand'...

Hi v,
I believe that typically the 'left-hand' threaded end of the tie-rod tubes had a 'groove' machined into it.
Typically this end of the tube assembly was located at the outer positions of the...
Forum: C3 General 01-09-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 716
Posted By Alan 71
Hi toyl, Nice description, instructions, and...

Hi toyl,
Nice description, instructions, and photos!

Does the fact that the foam is individual pieces rather than a single 'sheet' that's sewn in place have any effect on the finished appearance?...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 01-09-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 890
Posted By Alan 71
Hi D396, Do NOT used anything like a wire...

Hi D396,
Do NOT used anything like a wire brush, abrasive sheet, or abrasive material, to remove the paint.
Doing that often degrades the existing surface of the pad which should still hopefully...
Forum: C3 General 01-09-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Alan 71
Hi R, I believe typically the die-cast ' frame'...

Hi R,
I believe typically the die-cast ' frame' was left natural.
The stamped metal cover on the frame was zinc plated.
The 'can' that covered the motor itself was zinc-plated.
The plastic cover...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 01-08-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 24,207
Posted By Alan 71
Hi J-V, A very good question! But you've...

Hi J-V,
A very good question!
But you've re-opened a thread that's more than 10 years old.
Bruce C hasn't been active since 2009.... he may not see your post.
You might want to send him an...
Forum: C3 General 01-08-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By Alan 71
Hi P, The speedometer cable comes out of the...

Hi P,
The speedometer cable comes out of the firewall pointed directly at the right side of the car, passes over the rear of the engine at the firewall and then turns to go down along the right side...
Forum: C3 General 01-08-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By Alan 71
Hi P, It's the lower/right-side cowl brace. I...

Hi P,
It's the lower/right-side cowl brace.
I 'believe' all convertibles got 3 braces (as D94 shows), and a/c cars got this additional brace.
Regards,
Alan

Thanks to Paul 74.
...
Forum: C3 General 01-08-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 716
Posted By Alan 71
Hi L, You're experiencing a pretty common...

Hi L,
You're experiencing a pretty common situation.
However it's not the foam bolsters that are deteriorating, it's the sheets of flat 'scrim foam' that were sown into the covers that has turned...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 01-08-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 896
Posted By Alan 71
Hi HU.P., "Alan, why couldn't those pins been...

Hi HU.P.,
"Alan, why couldn't those pins been set in place in the bottom of the mold just before either the upper half of the mold was installed or fiberglass was injected in at the factory? Seems...
Forum: C3 General 01-07-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By Alan 71
Hi, On 68-72 cars (maybe more?) the intent was...

Hi,
On 68-72 cars (maybe more?) the intent was for the hood-release pull handle under the dashboard to return to the 'closed' position after it was released.
There's a spring on the side of the...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 01-07-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 250
Posted By Alan 71
Hi CU, There were and are 2 different grommets...

Hi CU,
There were and are 2 different grommets for those applications.
The single hole with the 3 clips for the speedometer cable and a 4 hole grommet for the tachometer cable, oil pressure gauge...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 01-07-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By Alan 71
Hi Lenny, I believe you'll find the numbering...

Hi Lenny,
I believe you'll find the numbering system, often referred to as the 'job number', went from 1 to 499, at which time it started over.
There was 'sometimes' a correlation between the car's...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 01-06-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By Alan 71
Hi PS, I'll mention 3 things: Are you...

Hi PS,
I'll mention 3 things:

Are you removing the headlight light actuator while the door and mechanism are still in the car? It's 4 nuts for the actuator and then the pin that goes through the...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 01-05-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 937
Posted By Alan 71
Hi imar, We could certainly be more civil with...

Hi imar,
We could certainly be more civil with each other!
People have questions....and they deserve answers.
Regards,
Alan
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