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Forum: C3 General
Today, 01:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 934
Posted By Bikespace

Especially if it matches the trim tag, that '74...

Especially if it matches the trim tag, that '74 would get repainted green immediately. I'd likely bring a razor to the sale and start peeling before I drove home. Perhaps you are now leaning that...
06-17-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,159
Posted By Bikespace

Here you go! This is in my 1980, so...

Here you go!

This is in my 1980, so obviously not the same as your 69. There is vinyl binding at the perimiter of any exposed edges of the carpet, including where the front carpet passes over the...
Forum: C3 General
06-16-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,580
Posted By Bikespace

I didn't have to cut them, but I had to drill two...

I didn't have to cut them, but I had to drill two 5/16" clearance holes, and drill out two more slots into 5/16" clearance holes, to make them work with my Walker clamps. You can see the two slots I...
Forum: C3 General
06-15-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,580
Posted By Bikespace

I got the Patriot side shields mounted and run...

I got the Patriot side shields mounted and run (chrome steel, not stainless). All together, with the Walker clamps, my shield solution cost $145-. That's less than a third the price of the "correct"...
Forum: C3 General
06-14-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,621
Posted By Bikespace

Wow! That's a lot of wiring. Your car is...

Wow! That's a lot of wiring. Your car is remarkably clean, but has an absolute mess of wiring. I see twisted bare wires laying around, and those splices you don't like. I can see why you're in a rush...
Forum: C3 General
06-14-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,621
Posted By Bikespace

You are missing your shop and assembly manuals....

You are missing your shop and assembly manuals. To get the center gauge cluster out, you need to take the shift console off first. To do that you need to take the side panels off. To do that, I find...
06-12-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Bikespace

Are you sure the choke is opening in a few...

Are you sure the choke is opening in a few seconds? I'd have assumed that takes minutes to happen. I'd look there, first. Perhaps run the engine, watch the choke, and see if you can pick up what is...
Forum: C3 General
06-11-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By Bikespace

It looks like 3014336 to me, but I agree that it...

It looks like 3014336 to me, but I agree that it is an internal part number (no pun intended), and only meaningful to whoever put together the heater box assembly.
Forum: C3 General
06-09-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By Bikespace

The Hooker side-pipe headers on my 80 were on a...

The Hooker side-pipe headers on my 80 were on a 74 previously. For most headers, there is a single part number for all years of C3s, though some fab may still be required. It's more a function of the...
06-08-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,173
Posted By Bikespace

I have poly everything in my car, except for two...

I have poly everything in my car, except for two places:
Strut rods (heim joints)
Trailing arms (rubber, sent out for rebuild)

YMMV, but I don't think that the complex motion (like your hip or...
06-05-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,628
Posted By Bikespace

Sorry to hear of your continuing brake troubles. ...

Sorry to hear of your continuing brake troubles.

When you get your new MC (or want to bang your head against the wall a bit more), I found that the Motive system always leaks, unless it's clamped....
06-04-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,386
Posted By Bikespace

I think these two photos say it all. This is a...

I think these two photos say it all. This is a 1980 heat riser from my 80. It is still functional (and for sale). Vacuum applied: Closed. Vacuum off: Open. Not only does this fail safe (open), but at...
Forum: C3 General
06-04-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,433
Posted By Bikespace

Thanks! Those front springs are stiff AF. They'd...

Thanks! Those front springs are stiff AF. They'd be too short if I cut a coil, so, perfect!

I'll miss my Kwik-Lift, but I need the room in my garage now. I'll get a 2 post lift if I find something...
Forum: C3 General
06-04-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,433
Posted By Bikespace

She's back on the road! I put the hood on...

She's back on the road! I put the hood on yesterday, and went for another test drive. I still need to hook up the new electric fan, but the upper radiator hose was cooler than after a test drive...
Forum: C3 General
05-31-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By Bikespace

Also, save yourself some grief and get the GM...

Also, save yourself some grief and get the GM published/licensed shop manual and assembly manual specific to your year. Not to knock Haines, but they are far better resources. RockAuto has them, and...
Forum: C3 General
05-28-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,517
Posted By Bikespace

The car looks great! It should clean up very...

The car looks great! It should clean up very nicely. White on Red is the original Corvette color scheme, and still the best, especially on a convertible.

Just remember as you price out the car,...
05-26-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By Bikespace

Search the Forum (use Google if you have to)....

Search the Forum (use Google if you have to). There are several threads on this. I think the most likely is to release the T-Top with a coat hanger or a stick (or banging on the top) but I haven't...
05-24-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 796
Posted By Bikespace

It should be one of these pairs, depending on...

It should be one of these pairs, depending on your car's options, and steel vs SS:...
05-20-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 796
Posted By Bikespace

Yup, bleeding is not easy on these. The second...

Yup, bleeding is not easy on these. The second time I bled the 79, after leaving a bit of air in the lines the first time (same symptoms), I made sure to do the following:

Used a Motive Pressure...
Forum: C3 General
05-16-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,517
Posted By Bikespace

Sorry for your loss, if that is how it came to be...

Sorry for your loss, if that is how it came to be in your posession.

What do you want to do with it? No matter what, stop, examine, document, and post photos is a good first step.

Do you want...
05-11-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,206
Posted By Bikespace

Black 79 with oyster interior is just about the...

Black 79 with oyster interior is just about the best looking C3 ever made.

If you do have to rebuild the motor, the "value" of the car is what you get out of it. Make it your own, and enjoy it!
Forum: C3 General
05-10-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By Bikespace

Early or late 76? Zip has these DeWitts...

Early or late 76?

Zip has these DeWitts radiators. Mine is still ticking along, otherwise it would have one of these.

Early
https://www.zip-corvette.com/73-76-350-454-aluminum-radiator.html...
Forum: C3 General
05-07-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,354
Posted By Bikespace

This is my favorite site for looking up engine...

This is my favorite site for looking up engine codes, VIN and trim tag codes, etc:

http://corvettec3.ca/
Forum: C3 General
05-07-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 650
Posted By Bikespace

I'm glad it worked out for you! Enjoy the drive....

I'm glad it worked out for you! Enjoy the drive. :auto:
Forum: C3 General
05-06-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By Bikespace

I converted my 80 to manual steering, with the...

I converted my 80 to manual steering, with the same tires. My 80 may be a touch lighter, but you have at least two mechanical advantages:

Your 72 almost certainly has a larger steering wheel. Mine...
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