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Forum: C3 General Yesterday, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By Alan 71
Hi PS, Welcome! First Post! What you...

Hi PS,
Welcome!
First Post!

What you decide to buy really depends if you want to have a 68-72 car or 73-82 car when you're finished.
The are lots of 68-72 cars available at attractive prices...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 09-23-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By Alan 71
Hi k, Here's a photo of the grommet I posted...

Hi k,
Here's a photo of the grommet I posted installed in an LT-! valve cover with the elbow that fits it.

I'd think you should be able to find a breather that fits that grommet.

Regards,...
Forum: C3 General 09-23-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 109,439
Posted By Alan 71
Hi Craig, There was a thick 'spacer' that was...

Hi Craig,
There was a thick 'spacer' that was used on the bolt for the bottom of the bumper-ette.
It's there to prevent the bumper-ette from crushing the fiberglass air dam when the bolt is...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 09-22-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 884
Posted By Alan 71
Hi bp, Try Zip Products… DB-542 Regards, ...

Hi bp,
Try Zip Products… DB-542
Regards,
Alan

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Forum: C3 General 09-21-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By Alan 71
Hi 02, I agree, yes…. but with a caveat… the...

Hi 02,
I agree, yes…. but with a caveat… the ends on the fenders at the windshield on cars with wiper doors are shaped differently than those on 73+ cars.
Even when the 68-72 fender trim is removed...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 09-21-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By Alan 71
Hi R, Perhaps hi-temp Cast blast. I believe...

Hi R,
Perhaps hi-temp Cast blast.
I believe it's good to about 1200 degrees.
Regards,
Alan

Top Shelf, on the left.
The new cans may have a different label....
Forum: C3 General 09-21-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By Alan 71
Hi Rem, This is probably a sharp LOOKING car to...

Hi Rem,
This is probably a sharp LOOKING car to some folks, but not to others!

It's now really a 73 Corvette that has been made into a hot rod.
Doing this is very popular with some folks, but...
Forum: C3 General 09-20-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By Alan 71
Hi 00, I would contact Patrick Hulst. He...

Hi 00,
I would contact Patrick Hulst.
He makes various labels, including shock absorber broadcast code labels, for 68+ cars.
Regards,
Alan

[email protected]
Forum: C3 General 09-20-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By Alan 71
Hi Clayton, Cars that had the K66 transistor...

Hi Clayton,
Cars that had the K66 transistor ignition option had a separate ignition harness that was added to the standard engine harness.

I looked at the 1969 AIM sheets for the Transistor...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 09-20-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 178
Posted By Alan 71
Hi Bb, The plastic sleeve inserts into the hole...

Hi Bb,
The plastic sleeve inserts into the hole in the gauge bezel. It's a 'slip-fit'.
Shrink tubing is too thin walled and doesn't work as a satisfactory replacement material.

The original...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 09-20-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 371
Posted By Alan 71
Hi Glenn, After checking the gear and cable as...

Hi Glenn,
After checking the gear and cable as Greg and Tim suggested…..
If you decide you need to have the speedometer itself repaired you might consider bringing/sending it to Corvette...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 09-19-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 178
Posted By Alan 71
Hi ra, There originally was a small place...

Hi ra,
There originally was a small place plastic 'tube' that slid on the clock's stem before the knob and screw were put in place.

Besides being an 'appearance item', it may have put a little...
Forum: C3 General 09-19-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By Alan 71
Hi c, I too am using one of my original tires...

Hi c,
I too am using one of my original tires as a spare tire.
I don't have a tube in it, and have only enough air pressure in it to give it a 'natural' inflated shape.

I really think it's the...
Forum: C3 General 09-19-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 846
Posted By Alan 71
Hi tf, "No pad is without question, period!" ...

Hi tf,
"No pad is without question, period!"

I have to say I disagree with that statement.

Regards,
Alan
Forum: C3 General 09-18-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 428
Posted By Alan 71
Hi ta, The dimmer pad is a bit of a mystery to...

Hi ta,
The dimmer pad is a bit of a mystery to me.
Both the first edition 71 manual (Sept.70) and second edition manual (Feb.71) have the photo you posted… no dimmer pad.

Some few 69 cars have a...
Forum: C3 General 09-18-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 551
Posted By Alan 71
Hi Bart, That tank sheet appears to be in...

Hi Bart,
That tank sheet appears to be in really good condition.

So often the sheets for special cars like yours are just a partial fragment with little of it readable.

I'd say that a very...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 09-17-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 488
Posted By Alan 71
Hi ol, If the car is being described as having...

Hi ol,
If the car is being described as having it's 'original engine', (is it?), checking the 2 stamps (one from the Tonawanda engine plant, and the second from the plant in St.Louis) will be a good...
Forum: C3 General 09-17-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By Alan 71
Hi RMD, "Should I keep looking or do I have...

Hi RMD,

"Should I keep looking or do I have unrealistic expectations? "

Yes, you should keep looking.
You might be a little low ($1000 or $2000) in what you think you'll need to spend.
...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 09-14-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By Alan 71
Hi r, There was just one sized gas tank used...

Hi r,
There was just one sized gas tank used for 68-72 cars.
It had a 20 gallon capacity regardless of what engine the car was equipped with.

Has the original tank in your car been replaced...
Forum: C3 General 09-14-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By Alan 71
Hi Alex, I believe you'll find that typically...

Hi Alex,
I believe you'll find that typically LS-6 cars had a fan shroud.
Regards,
Alan

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Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 09-12-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By Alan 71
Hi John, Earlier cars (68-72) had a 'ride...

Hi John,
Earlier cars (68-72) had a 'ride height' diagram as part of the Assembly Instruction Manual.
Two of the dimensions given were from the ground to the top of the wheel arch.
The ride height...
Forum: C3 General 09-12-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 588
Posted By Alan 71
Hi FS, In the photos the paint looks quite...

Hi FS,
In the photos the paint looks quite good.
There may be some surprises when seeing the paint in person, but maybe not… but that's why you're asking for someone to take a peek at the car....
Forum: C3 General 09-12-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,117
Posted By Alan 71
Hi, Sometimes I think working in a 1 bay garage...

Hi,
Sometimes I think working in a 1 bay garage helps a person stay focused.
Regards.
Alan

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Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 09-11-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,473
Posted By Alan 71
Hi RV, Are the wipers going to the 'park'...

Hi RV,
Are the wipers going to the 'park' position at the wiper stop in the center of the wiper bay?

The wipers need to do that so the lever that activates/closes the plunger on the wiper safety...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 09-11-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By Alan 71
Hi n, I'd never try to remove the two forward...

Hi n,
I'd never try to remove the two forward mounting screws from the corner header castings with the windshield in place.
Even a TINY nick in the edge of the glass can result in a crack....
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