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Forum: C3 General
03-20-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 8,210
Posted By CA-Legal-Vette

Make sure you get a chance to drive it a little...

Make sure you get a chance to drive it a little after putting on that bigger sway bar. It will affect how it reacts in corners and you donít want to be surprised on a windey road like that.
03-16-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By CA-Legal-Vette

This one is easy. Lectric Limited harnesses from...

This one is easy. Lectric Limited harnesses from Willcox. You won’t do better for harnesses and with the forum discount, you won’t do better than Willcox.
03-13-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,441
Posted By CA-Legal-Vette

Taking the rubber boot off the wire will help and...

Taking the rubber boot off the wire will help and you can try taping the old to the new and use that to pull it through, but yes it’s a pain.

On my old car, I eventually jacked up the motor and...
Forum: C3 General
03-11-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,768
Posted By CA-Legal-Vette

Exceptionally cool! What a fun thing to find out...

Exceptionally cool! What a fun thing to find out about your car.
03-09-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By CA-Legal-Vette

On my 73 (no wiper door). There is a similar T...

On my 73 (no wiper door). There is a similar T near that location which is for the climate control.
Forum: C3 General
03-07-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By CA-Legal-Vette

:iagree: Glad you had a great day!

:iagree:

Glad you had a great day!
03-06-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By CA-Legal-Vette

i get it now. If it shows signs of wear at the...

i get it now. If it shows signs of wear at the center contact or burning at the far, outside point, just replace it. Cheap, disposable part.



Thats pretty clever :cheers:
03-02-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By CA-Legal-Vette

If you’re talking about the center bushing,...

If you’re talking about the center bushing, you’re just flaring the end to hold it in place, not really compressing it.
Forum: C3 General
03-01-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,855
Posted By CA-Legal-Vette

If it’s surface rust only, it’s pretty heavy. As...

If it’s surface rust only, it’s pretty heavy. As mentioned above, it certainly looks salvageable but you better get pics of the #2 body mount pocket to make sure the birdcage is ok.
02-27-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By CA-Legal-Vette

Good call on getting the pressure bleeder. Iíd...

Good call on getting the pressure bleeder. Iíd suggest Motive but there are others. Once you use it, youíll be ticked that you hadnít bought one sooner.
02-25-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,350
Posted By CA-Legal-Vette

The sleeves fit together. Look at the diagram...

The sleeves fit together. Look at the diagram above and you’ll see that the top sleeve that’s close to the bolt diameter fits into the larger bottom one.
Forum: C3 General
02-24-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By CA-Legal-Vette

No problem at all converting these to O-ring. ...

No problem at all converting these to O-ring. Not sure Iíd rush to do it, especially if the budget is tight.

I think you can get the conversion kits from Willcox. Probably the best deal given...
02-24-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,350
Posted By CA-Legal-Vette

The crossmember isnít so much the issue as is the...

The crossmember isnít so much the issue as is the spring. Once th place, the spring will make replacing the snubber bushing harder. If your differential is very well supported, doing it before...
02-17-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By CA-Legal-Vette

The bolts are not supposed to be Torx heads but...

The bolts are not supposed to be Torx heads but rather 12 point bolts. Double check the ones that you received.
02-17-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,350
Posted By CA-Legal-Vette

Not hate exactly, but there are a few reasons...

Not hate exactly, but there are a few reasons that this isnít the preferred method. It requires you to drain and replace the diff fluid in an awkward manner. Getting a good seal on the diff gasket...
02-16-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,350
Posted By CA-Legal-Vette

:iagree: Not particularly stable, nor very...

:iagree:

Not particularly stable, nor very well made, but itís cheap and I use it for a shocking number of things.
02-16-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,350
Posted By CA-Legal-Vette

Two items I forgot to add. The above assumes...

Two items I forgot to add.

The above assumes your spare tire carrier is off. I don’t think you could do the job with it in place. In any case, you wouldn’t want to.

if you don’t have an...
02-16-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,350
Posted By CA-Legal-Vette

The front snubber bushing is pretty easy and can...

The front snubber bushing is pretty easy and can be done in place with only the retaining bolt removed.

The crossmember is a little more involved. Youíll have to remove the rear spring,...
02-11-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By CA-Legal-Vette

Diff mount is possible. Does it clunk when you...

Diff mount is possible. Does it clunk when you put it in reverse?

Could also be trailing arm bushings. These cars invent new ways to make noises every day.
Forum: C3 General
02-10-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,376
Posted By CA-Legal-Vette

Iím not as horrified by it as the rest of you. I...

Iím not as horrified by it as the rest of you. I think the lines arenít bad. I like the tan interior though the copper exterior does nothing for me. Prefer the red. In the $10 to 12k range, I...
02-05-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,801
Posted By CA-Legal-Vette

Not sure this is the record, but reopening a 15...

Not sure this is the record, but reopening a 15 year old thread is close.
02-04-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,180
Posted By CA-Legal-Vette

:iagree: Nothing wrong with an MSD but your...

:iagree:

Nothing wrong with an MSD but your old HEI is MORE than capable of getting the most out of that engine. If money is burning a hole in your pocket, spend it on a new cap, wires and a set...
01-29-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By CA-Legal-Vette

A number of good tips here, not the least of...

A number of good tips here, not the least of which is the dab of sealant on the Woodruff key as well as heating the damper when the wife is out.
01-29-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By CA-Legal-Vette

I like to use a little anti seize on the...

I like to use a little anti seize on the installer bolt as mentioned above. I would not use it on the crankshaft snout though many above have recommended putting on some lube. I also donít think...
Forum: C3 General
01-05-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,971
Posted By CA-Legal-Vette

Just read through this whole thread; not sure how...

Just read through this whole thread; not sure how I missed it before.

Very nice job! Very much a drivers car. It looks essentially stock to the casual observer but with better paint and ďgo.Ē I...
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