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08-22-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,490
Posted By DZAUTO

Personally, I would prefer to have open headers...

Personally, I would prefer to have open headers all the time, but for sure, that would not be approved by the locals.
08-22-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,490
Posted By RatDog

Roger - When I got my car, a local police officer...

Roger - When I got my car, a local police officer came out to my house to verify my VIN and to do a stolen vehicle check so I could register the car and get plates. While he was there, I started up...
07-07-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 93,473
Posted By KLowande

Maybe I can help with some information on the...

Maybe I can help with some information on the car. Keith Lowande.
05-09-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,485
Posted By Robert Gallagher

I'm pretty sure the Dx Racer is 12805 and not...

I'm pretty sure the Dx Racer is 12805 and not 12085.
03-09-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 12,153
Posted By W Guy

Thomas also supplied a conversion kit to put a...

Thomas also supplied a conversion kit to put a MK-IV into a solid axle Corvette. In '69 I bought a 396 out of PA that came with that kit, including headers, a bracket for the Z-bar and a few other...
03-08-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 12,153
Posted By BowtieShop

Derek, I had a great conversation with Gary Gove...

Derek, I had a great conversation with Gary Gove and Bud Weiser last night. Bud did all the mechanical work on the Alan Green 66 L88 Corvette. He told me that there was a Chevrolet document/manual...
03-06-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,492

This community is amazing and you have all been...

This community is amazing and you have all been extremely supportive. We will continue to do our best to bring you the quality that you are used to getting from Tom's.

We are currently in the...
02-16-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,492
Posted By GTR1999

look at the date on the box as well. I just got...

look at the date on the box as well. I just got in 336s and they were 5 cut but they only had one set left of 336's so if anyone wants them you better call, try tomorrow. The last time I spoke with...
02-16-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,492
Posted By 65tripleblack

Heel is deeper than toe. Looks like a 5 cut gear.

Heel is deeper than toe. Looks like a 5 cut gear.
02-09-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,492
Posted By jv04

I concur completely on your comments about Jo...

I concur completely on your comments about Jo (Tom's wife). She is doing a great job under difficult circumstances.

IO assume the 3.73 that you bought were for a C2/C3 Corvette differential.

I...
02-09-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,492
Posted By jv04

One of the gear gurus told me recently that he...

One of the gear gurus told me recently that he got a set of the US manufactured 3.55 gears, and they howled like crazy.

I seem to recall reading something about the number of the teeth being...
01-31-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,492
Posted By jv04

Tom's Gears - sad news

Just wanted to pass on some sad information...

Tom of Tom's Gears passed away last week.

Tom's wife Joanne is still running the store, but I suspect that there will not be any more of "Toms...
Forum: C3 General
12-12-2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,735
Posted By Lakeside49

Thanks for the impressions and experiences of the...

Thanks for the impressions and experiences of the times. I've "Thanked" everyone on our forum who has responded (who owned one). And, with a sincere, respectful thanks to the early C3 owners for...
Forum: C3 General
12-12-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,735
Posted By GregX1

Thank you guys for this time-trip ;-)

Thank you guys for this time-trip ;-)
12-03-2017, 02:13 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 32,096
Posted By bmans vette

SWEET looking stuff.....reminds me of the many...

SWEET looking stuff.....reminds me of the many packages during my Super 10 build using Tom's stuff. Now if I could just get the rest of the drivetrain done....good luck with your schedule. :thumbs:
12-03-2017, 12:14 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 32,096
Posted By 76strokervette

Looks like someone is going to be busy this...

Looks like someone is going to be busy this month!
Good luck with your builds
12-02-2017, 11:41 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 32,096
Posted By 76strokervette

I believe the girdles you are talking about are...

I believe the girdles you are talking about are made of billet aluminum.
My personal opinion is I would not use them on a street car due to fatigue strength.Surface prep on aluminum parts in a high...
12-01-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By redvetracr

the placement of the diagonal in the main hoop...

the placement of the diagonal in the main hoop and the main hoop itself being moved forward (notice it`s not on the kickup) made mounting the oil tank on the right side impossible, trust me we tried...
11-30-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By Pop Chevy

I put a 22 gal Fuel Safe Saver cell in my 70 road...

I put a 22 gal Fuel Safe Saver cell in my 70 road race car. Had to fab my own mounts and cut approx 2 1/2 " into the rear compartment. It just barely will clear the rear sway bar. This saved me from...
11-30-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By redvetracr

do you really want all that fuel at 7# a gallon...

do you really want all that fuel at 7# a gallon up so high? you can buy one of these 34x17x? for $1000-$2000 depending on size, the ? refers to the height, the taller the cell the more fuel it holds,...
11-27-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 32,096
Posted By 76strokervette

The head of the bolt is what limits the angle on...

The head of the bolt is what limits the angle on the stub axle. With a set of 12 point arp bolts the new part will allow a larger drive line angle.
Best case made for cast stock part is 60,000 psi...
08-17-2017, 12:05 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,082
Posted By bmans vette

Diff including the housing & HD cover (bought...

Diff including the housing & HD cover (bought initially for $150) + inner Axles, ring and pinion, billet yoke, solid spacer, spiders from Tom's $1000 + NOS GM posi, bearing set, shims, seals, etc...
07-18-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,082
Posted By bmans vette

Bearing install and video

Gary mates up the races to fit flush and then test spins the posi.

2 pics show the machining of the steel cap on his machinery
07-18-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,082
Posted By bmans vette

Fitting the end cap and video

Now its time to fit the end cap. As Gary points out it needs to "rock" when fitted so that when fully installed it holds the race in place.

From Gary..

HI Dennis,
Today I final fit the caps...
07-17-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,082
Posted By bmans vette

more pics

finish install of RG
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