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Forum: C3 General
03-17-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By Metalhead140

I love Speedhut gauges. I have them in three cars...

I love Speedhut gauges. I have them in three cars including the Vette. The programmable warning lights, gps speedo, and complete choice in aesthetics are awesome.
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Forum: C3 General
02-27-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,164
Posted By Metalhead140

It's definitely worth more with those...

It's definitely worth more with those modifications. Very few cars with those modifications come up for sale, because mostly people only spend that sort of money on cars that they're going to keep. ...
02-26-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,020
Posted By Metalhead140

My opinion is the opposite, but for the same...

My opinion is the opposite, but for the same reason... Without a full roll cage, our chassis flex quite a bit, particularly around the middle. I don't want that torsional stress to be fed into my...
02-26-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,020
Posted By Metalhead140

I have solid Moroso mounts. With rubber body...

I have solid Moroso mounts. With rubber body bushings and a well balanced motor, there is NO noticeable NVH problems as a result, and it has stiffened the front of the frame nicely. Make sure you use...
02-25-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By Metalhead140

When I put mine in I was doing the engine at the...

When I put mine in I was doing the engine at the same time, so I put the engine and box in together, no worries. A couple of weeks ago I cut out the crossmember, as I need to replace the clutch and...
02-22-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Metalhead140

Yes you can sand the shim. Use the paper on a...

Yes you can sand the shim. Use the paper on a flat surface and work it in different directions making sure that you keep it even.
02-21-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By Metalhead140

If that is the same shifter handle as Hurst sell,...

If that is the same shifter handle as Hurst sell, then I used it on my tremec tko600 box with modified stock Tremec shifter (modified with a welded in offset to locate it correctly in the factory...
02-18-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,249
Posted By Metalhead140

I just pulled out my strut rods that I put poly...

I just pulled out my strut rods that I put poly bushes in 3.5 year and ~40,000 miles ago (street and track). Still looked like new.
Forum: C3 General
02-07-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 940
Posted By Metalhead140

X3, sounds likely to be a bad connection...

X3, sounds likely to be a bad connection somewhere in the battery to starter circuit. So battery positive terminal, battery cable to starter, engine to chassis ground, or negative battery terminal to...
02-07-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 768
Posted By Metalhead140

My issue with the spring was that the factory...

My issue with the spring was that the factory length meant the spring end was touching the rim. By shortening the spring, (I separated the spring, cut one end off the main leaf and made a new hole,...
02-07-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 768
Posted By Metalhead140

You don't mention whether you have any clearance...

You don't mention whether you have any clearance modifications already done on the rear? To fit my 17x9.5 with 5.05" backspace, I had to relocate the handbrake cable to the top of the trailing arm,...
01-30-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By Metalhead140

Here you go:...

Here you go: https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums/c3-tech-performance/2282619-anyone-modify-their-frame-for-wheel-tire-clearance.html
01-10-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By Metalhead140

I'm using timing control with my Fitech, I picked...

I'm using timing control with my Fitech, I picked up an older secondhand MSD dizzy/coil/6al for cheap before I built it, so never tried to get it to work with the stock ignition. Have a look, you may...
Forum: C3 General
01-01-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 21,532
Posted By Metalhead140

Always driving it, that's what it's for! ...

Always driving it, that's what it's for!

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Forum: C3 General
12-21-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,251
Posted By Metalhead140

Basically every day unless it's pulled apart for...

Basically every day unless it's pulled apart for repairs or upgrades. ~15,000 miles a year.
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Forum: C3 General
12-21-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,482
Posted By Metalhead140

In terms of hood up or not - I have sometimes had...

In terms of hood up or not - I have sometimes had my car in our open machinery shed instead of the garage when something else is being worked on in the garage. We have almost continually some issues...
12-15-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By Metalhead140

I have 3.36 with my tko600, works pretty well...

I have 3.36 with my tko600, works pretty well with my built 388 small block - it could be slightly easier to get off the line with a shorter (higher number) ratio, as it does require a very small...
11-09-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By Metalhead140

ARP bolts are great. I used them all over my...

ARP bolts are great. I used them all over my engine, love the black against the orange and it ties in nicely with the black L82 valve covers. They're the best head/main/rod bolts that I know of.
11-09-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,243
Posted By Metalhead140

CAMS is our overruling motorsport body, the face...

CAMS is our overruling motorsport body, the face of FIA in Australia. Similar to your SCCA, but they oversee almost all motorsport (with the exception of drag racing) in Australia.
10-29-2018, 02:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By Metalhead140

Great info - those are the same as the OP is...

Great info - those are the same as the OP is asking about; -6 offset on an 8.5" wide wheel is 4.51" backspace.
10-24-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,188
Posted By Metalhead140

I have the Fitech fcc, which I recently modified...

I have the Fitech fcc, which I recently modified as a surge tank (now rather than using a float like a carb, it just overflows when full and runs back to the main tank). Has the advantages of not...
10-10-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,367
Posted By Metalhead140

Of course, but aftermarket starters are much...

Of course, but aftermarket starters are much smaller in the body than the factory starter, and with most of them you can "clock" the starter to put the solenoid wherever you want. I'd be very...
09-24-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,009
Posted By Metalhead140

I've been considering the 275/50R17s for my next...

I've been considering the 275/50R17s for my next set of street tyres, given I'm now running 18"s on the track. I have 285/40R17 Continentals on the car now, and the 275/50R17s that are available...
09-21-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,356
Posted By Metalhead140

I don't disagree with you, and I think the bigger...

I don't disagree with you, and I think the bigger rear bars will 100% help the car feel stable with more street oriented ride height and alignment, and for spirited driving on the road, and...
08-29-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,821
Posted By Metalhead140

This is actually what I fully intend to do, when...

This is actually what I fully intend to do, when it eventually gets to the top of my list. I plan to make a deeper splitter than Beejay, or potentially an additional length that can be attached at...
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