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Forum: C3 General
Yesterday, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By 7T1vette

There are some 'changes' under the hood, but...

There are some 'changes' under the hood, but nothing earth-shaking. The rust wouldn't bother me, unless it looked a LOT worse in the birdcage area.

That '68 car had International Blue as one of...
07-13-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By 7T1vette

Those cooler lines are pressurized. No need to do...

Those cooler lines are pressurized. No need to do anything, if the trans has the right amount of fluid.
07-13-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 749
Posted By 7T1vette

The problem with sealing on chrome surfaces is...

The problem with sealing on chrome surfaces is that they are too smooth and slick. If you are going to put a gasket on that surface, you first need to rough up that surface with some 240-320 grit...
Forum: C3 General
07-12-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,398
Posted By 7T1vette

The correct answer is that the owner's insurance...

The correct answer is that the owner's insurance should "handle" this problem. The owner's insurance will contact the shop and try to recover the money from them. If the shop owner knows who actually...
Forum: C3 General
07-10-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By 7T1vette

The best info you can gather is to talk with the...

The best info you can gather is to talk with the person who shot the paint. If you do not have that contact info, there is no 'good' way to tell anything about what is under the paint and how it was...
07-09-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By 7T1vette

1980 C3 has electric tach and speedo gauges. It...

1980 C3 has electric tach and speedo gauges. It doesn't matter what it reads when not running....it's OFF! Check your tach against another tachometer device hooked up to your car. Check your speedo...
07-06-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By 7T1vette

The VIR eliminator devices are nothing more than...

The VIR eliminator devices are nothing more than a metal tube sized and with proper fittings to swap places with the factory VIR unit. The tubing is hollow and does nothing other than replace the VIR...
07-04-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By 7T1vette

You'll have to open it up to find out if there is...

You'll have to open it up to find out if there is any internal damage.
Forum: C3 General
07-04-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By 7T1vette

If they don't look 'purty', just use a powered...

If they don't look 'purty', just use a powered wire brush to re-finish the old ones. To get that new one to work, you would have to fabricate a 1/8" thick spacer (same as the pin diameter) to install...
Forum: C3 General
07-04-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By 7T1vette

That door has an actuating 'crank' sticking out...

That door has an actuating 'crank' sticking out of the plenum and a vacuum actuator attached to it. With it set in the position to "DEFROST", pull the hose off that actuator and see if it really has...
Forum: C3 General
07-03-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By 7T1vette

134a requires PAG oil, instead of mineral oil....

134a requires PAG oil, instead of mineral oil. The two oil types WILL NOT MIX...or, specifically, should not be mixed. Some folks drain the mineral oil, but don't clean/purge the system. They'll put...
Forum: C3 General
07-03-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,105
Posted By 7T1vette

The present radiator is an aluminum unit. With...

The present radiator is an aluminum unit. With the temps you presently run, I wouldn't consider swapping it, just yet. When the rad swap was made, it appears that the radiator seals were omitted from...
07-02-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By 7T1vette

The electrical ground path goes right thru the...

The electrical ground path goes right thru the steering column. If you have replaced or modified the original ragjoint (flex coupling to the steering box), the new flex disc may not have any metal in...
06-30-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By 7T1vette

If your engine overheated when one fan belt...

If your engine overheated when one fan belt failed, that means you don't have the one between water pump and damper. That is the 'fail safe' belt. It's unlikely that both water pump belts will fail...
06-27-2019, 12:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 757
Posted By 7T1vette

Hey! Just leave the defective clock in the gauge...

Hey! Just leave the defective clock in the gauge cluster and buy a $10 watch. At least the dead clock will be exactly right twice a day! :D (Can't say that for a working one....)
06-25-2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By 7T1vette

Many A/C cars had vacuum controlled diaphragms in...

Many A/C cars had vacuum controlled diaphragms in the same location as the idle solenoids or TCS units. The concept was that if the engine started to die, vacuum level would drop and the spring...
Forum: C3 General
06-22-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,819
Posted By 7T1vette

If he put $10K into that '74, he has already used...

If he put $10K into that '74, he has already used it up! Even before you got to the real state of the '74, I would have recommended going with the '69. (if I had to choose between them)

An "Earth"...
06-20-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,191
Posted By 7T1vette

We clearly understand you opinion, Steve. And I...

We clearly understand you opinion, Steve. And I will say that if the EFI system is programmed well and working properly, there is no way for a carburetor to be more economical or more smooth than the...
Forum: C3 General
06-19-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 700
Posted By 7T1vette

Since you've asked that question, we would advise...

Since you've asked that question, we would advise you to purchase 3 documents to assist you with your ownership:
1. Owner's manual for your model year;
2. Chevrolet Chassis Service Manual for your...
Forum: C3 General
06-19-2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By 7T1vette

As with any manufactured product, sometimes...

As with any manufactured product, sometimes 'lemons' are produced. If your battery doesn't meet its life expectation, and it has a warranty, take it back.

Speaking to your initial question, there...
Forum: C3 General
06-19-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By 7T1vette

Some folks buy caviar, but I doubt that it has...

Some folks buy caviar, but I doubt that it has any better nutrition than other MUCH less expensive foods. So, if you feel that your car deserves better and/or runs better by putting fuel that is...
06-16-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,307
Posted By 7T1vette

That 'flat' should be at the center of travel for...

That 'flat' should be at the center of travel for the steering box. Just rotate it thru full-lock side to side and find the center of that travel. The flat should be very near that center location.
...
06-14-2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,093
Posted By 7T1vette

The correct way to install that belt is to loosen...

The correct way to install that belt is to loosen the four bolts on the pump pulley (do not remove them, but back them out MOST of the way), tip the pulley downward, install the belt over the pulley,...
06-09-2019, 01:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,329
Posted By 7T1vette

The T/A's tend to do some twisting as they move...

The T/A's tend to do some twisting as they move up and down. Rubber can 'give' a bit and allow that to happen; poly is not good for that and could be over-stressed. It would be good for the OP to...
Forum: C3 General
06-07-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,781
Posted By 7T1vette

My mother told me that if I couldn't say anything...

My mother told me that if I couldn't say anything nice about something, I just shouldn't say anything at all....
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