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05-09-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Alan 71

Hi, I believe you'll find that both sb and bb...

Hi,
I believe you'll find that both sb and bb engines were originally equipped with a pcv valve during the 68-69 model years.
It was typically on the left side valve cover for sb engines.
Regards,...
Forum: C3 General
05-09-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By Alan 71

Hi MO, I don't see how the nut tightens down in...

Hi MO,
I don't see how the nut tightens down in your photo.
Do you have some 'mixed' parts?
Perhaps something like this is more typical.
Regards,
Alan
...
Forum: C3 General
05-07-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By Alan 71

Hi m, "My grandfather was a Firestone dealer...

Hi m,
"My grandfather was a Firestone dealer and Iíve thought of getting a set of white letter tires even though they were not available for the Ď69s IIRC"

The white letter tires became available...
05-07-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 945
Posted By Alan 71

Hi c, I'll say welcome too! Is this your...

Hi c,
I'll say welcome too!
Is this your first Corvette?
If so you must be pretty excited!!!
It looks like a nice one. I hope it gives you lots of pleasure.
Good Luck!
Regards,
Alan
Forum: C3 General
05-07-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By Alan 71

Hi Mark, I think under most circumstances the...

Hi Mark,
I think under most circumstances the extension and forward crossmember will move down when all 3 bolts are removed because half of the the weight on the core support and crossmember is...
Forum: C3 General
05-07-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By Alan 71

Hi J, The gas pedal itself is free to pivot...

Hi J,
The gas pedal itself is free to pivot (tilt back and forth) on the pin that attaches it to the lever.
There's a spring that mounts on the pin to stop the pedal from flopping around.
Is the...
Forum: C3 General
05-06-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By Alan 71

Hi t, This is the only dedicated ground...

Hi t,
This is the only dedicated ground connection I see near the fuse panel.
If it weren't connected I'd think you'd be having dash lamp problems.
It mounts with a screw into the interior side of...
Forum: C3 General
05-06-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 35,061
Posted By Alan 71

Hi Glenn, "What a mess." 57 years ago I...

Hi Glenn,
"What a mess."

57 years ago I learned my first lesson about working on cars.

I was painting a valve cover from my 55 Chevy in the garage.
I finished it and was carrying it to put it...
Forum: C3 General
05-05-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By Alan 71

Hi T, The 78 horn relay is located just above...

Hi T,
The 78 horn relay is located just above the fuse panel on the firewall below the left side dash panel.
Regards,
Alan

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Forum: C3 General
05-05-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By Alan 71

Hi S, I believe the Borg Warner transmission...

Hi S,
I believe the Borg Warner transmission was phased in during 1974.
Regards,
Alan
05-05-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,992
Posted By Alan 71

Hi Chris, 4-speed? The original wire...

Hi Chris,
4-speed?
The original wire connected at the switch itself was long enough (24"-30" ?) to reach the the connector that comes through the firewall and extends a few inches.
Regards,
Alan...
Forum: C3 General
05-05-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 928
Posted By Alan 71

Hi Tooch, Nice photos and information! ...

Hi Tooch,
Nice photos and information!
Regards,
Alan
05-03-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 998
Posted By Alan 71

Hi D, One of the threaded mounting holes in the...

Hi D,
One of the threaded mounting holes in the differential case for the strut rod bracket is off-set so the bracket can be installed in just one way.
Regards,
Alan

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05-03-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 998
Posted By Alan 71

Hi D, I took whatever is on the top of the...

Hi D,
I took whatever is on the top of the spring to be a leaf since 9 leaf springs have 3 flat leafs at their top.... I though this was the top lip and had been cut short.
Regards,
Alan

I'm...
Forum: C3 General
05-03-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By Alan 71

Hi Greg, Well that's disappointing!!!! I can...

Hi Greg,
Well that's disappointing!!!!
I can understand why he's burning up!
Regards,
Alan
Forum: C3 General
05-03-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 928
Posted By Alan 71

Hi Greg, I'll bet member Tooch1 (Jimmy) will...

Hi Greg,
I'll bet member Tooch1 (Jimmy) will know what was used after the 72 model year.
Regards,
Alan
Forum: C3 General
05-03-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By Alan 71

Hi b, I had to think about the hoses a bit. ...

Hi b,
I had to think about the hoses a bit.

The various larger vendors sell reproduction radiator hoses.
They appear to be the proper configuration but don't seem to have the various markings...
Forum: C3 General
05-03-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By Alan 71

Hi b, I believe Quanta Products is a good...

Hi b,
I believe Quanta Products is a good choice for reproduction fan and accessory belts.
Regards,
Alan
Forum: C3 General
05-03-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 928
Posted By Alan 71

Hi Greg, While 68 and 69 cars could be ordered...

Hi Greg,
While 68 and 69 cars could be ordered with leather seating surfaces there wasn't a custom or deluxe interior option available.
I believe that 70-72 cars had walnut veneer used as trim on...
Forum: C3 General
05-02-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Alan 71

Hi EC34, The headlight frame support was...

Hi EC34,
The headlight frame support was painted black before it was bonded in place.
Because of the way the lip of the surround overhangs the rear edge of the bracket it stayed pretty much black....
Forum: C3 General
05-02-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,314
Posted By Alan 71

Hi W, "At the moment I'm at re-covering" ...

Hi W,
"At the moment I'm at re-covering"

At this point I don't think putting new vinyl on the original fiberboard panels is a viable option.
Although several folks have talked about doing it,...
Forum: C3 General
05-01-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By Alan 71

Hi MJS, Welcome! Getting ready to work on a...

Hi MJS,
Welcome!
Getting ready to work on a 72. Very Nice!

Probably you're first purchase should be the 72 Assembly Instruction Manual, and next would be the 72 GM Chassis Service Manual....
Forum: C3 General
05-01-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,035
Posted By Alan 71

Hi Ray, Here's a photo of the tool's parts. ...

Hi Ray,
Here's a photo of the tool's parts.
Regards,
Alan

The arched plate has a large nut welded to it and is inserted into the front crossmember.
The 'bridge' is held up against the...
Forum: C3 General
05-01-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 789
Posted By Alan 71

Hi H, It still MIGHT be a nice car for...

Hi H,
It still MIGHT be a nice car for someone...what's not to like about a 68, 427, convertible???!!!
The person who takes it on just needs to understand what it is, how much they should pay for...
Forum: C3 General
04-30-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 789
Posted By Alan 71

Hi H12, Are you still able to have access to...

Hi H12,
Are you still able to have access to the car?
Based on Ralph's comment it might be nice to see if this car has had frame repair or a replaced frame.
The frame appears to have the diagonal...
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