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Yesterday, 04:35 PM
Replies: 57
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Posted By derekderek

If the inner spring comes out, install the inner...

If the inner spring comes out, install the inner only on the valve and turn engine over by hand. Once again, you need to have words with the people that sold you those springs. Now, you need new...
06-23-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By derekderek

Light switch is behind a one-way vacuum valve. ...

Light switch is behind a one-way vacuum valve. It'll only tell you how much vac is in the reservoir, not what throttle setting, load, etc.
06-23-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 917
Posted By derekderek

I believe guide plates are acceptable instead of...

I believe guide plates are acceptable instead of self-aligning rockers. Can't use the 2 together. As long as calipers are out, double check by measuring spring seat to retainer. Then measure again...
06-23-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 917
Posted By derekderek

Vortecs are rated for max lift of .420. Stingr...

Vortecs are rated for max lift of .420. Stingr and 427HR nailed it. "Straub Tech valve springs max lift of .550 on unmachined vortec heads." That statement bit you on the ass. Valve springs don't...
06-22-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 917
Posted By derekderek

Rocker studs. You set the valve lash-preload...

Rocker studs. You set the valve lash-preload actually. Shouldn't make any diff if rocker studs raised by being installed on top of guide plates or lower cuz mount boss machined down. You screw the...
06-22-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 393
Posted By derekderek

I believe that is a sway bar, not a piece welded...

I believe that is a sway bar, not a piece welded to the frame.
Forum: C3 General
06-20-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 958
Posted By derekderek

If a scam,every question,especially requests to...

If a scam,every question,especially requests to see it in person, will be met with a song and dance. Unless you see the car AND the title, don,t even think about it.
Forum: C3 General
06-20-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 958
Posted By derekderek

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Across the street neighbor just bought an 06 Murano on craigslist for 1000...
Forum: C3 General
06-20-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 958
Posted By derekderek

I love when people call coupes convertibles. ...

I love when people call coupes convertibles. Hey, the roof panels come off, right? The thing I like least about this car is the creative write-up. " LS-6 is super rare car!!! (This fake is a fake...
Forum: C3 General
06-19-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 958
Posted By derekderek

oh, it is absolutely blasphemy. and when i get...

oh, it is absolutely blasphemy. and when i get done doing chrome conversion and LS-6 engine in my 75 convert, i will probably have a different opinion. there are enough numbers-matching cars out...
06-19-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 598
Posted By derekderek

The computer controlled carbs of the early 80's...

The computer controlled carbs of the early 80's were a baaaad idea when new that doesn't improve with age. They were trying to get efi emission numbers with a carb. Take that ecm and carb down to...
Forum: C3 General
06-16-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By derekderek

does the hub and spline go together and come...

does the hub and spline go together and come apart well? then leave the spline alone. everything you clean off the spline teeth makes them smaller and looser in the coupler. cleanup the parts that...
Forum: C3 General
06-16-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 23,211
Posted By derekderek

https://www.harborfreight.com/clamping-dial-indica...

https://www.harborfreight.com/clamping-dial-indicator-93051.html this'll do the trick. Plus a million other tricks...
06-15-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By derekderek

With bowls off, you can eyeball up whether they...

With bowls off, you can eyeball up whether they close needle valves or not. And set float level. I also blow in the fuel inlet. Now turn bowl upside-down and blow. That checks needle sealing. ...
06-15-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 719
Posted By derekderek

Fix a flat will inflate a tire that went down...

Fix a flat will inflate a tire that went down slowly, like overbite. If the air falls out while driving, fix a flat isn't gonna help. I get a kick out of that electric scissors jack...
06-14-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By derekderek

32 is not enough for light load gas mileage. ALL...

32 is not enough for light load gas mileage. ALL distributors will give you 32 full throttle above 3000 degrees of advance. At least they can all be timed to that point. You need around 50 degrees...
06-14-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By derekderek

In a boat where you are at 3/4 throttle all the...

In a boat where you are at 3/4 throttle all the time, vac advance is not necessary. In a car, any car you are at 10 to 25% throttle almost all the time. Gas mileage will suffer terribly without...
Forum: C3 General
06-12-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,496
Posted By derekderek

Glad things are going well.

Glad things are going well.
06-12-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By derekderek

For the moment, put something between seat and...

For the moment, put something between seat and back deck-battery box. There is a LOT of leverage on that seat stop point. Once it bends or breaks, repair is difficult.
Forum: C3 General
06-06-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 634
Posted By derekderek

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums/c3-general/20...

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums/c3-general/2076877-please-review-ten-rules-for-buying-your-first-c3-corvette.html
Forum: C3 General
06-06-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,497
Posted By derekderek

I like the way 200 miles is local. 200 miles for...

I like the way 200 miles is local. 200 miles for me is Norfolk to Boston.
Forum: C3 General
06-06-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,497
Posted By derekderek

Looked at 2nd pic and thought, I like the...

Looked at 2nd pic and thought, I like the crossmember update... I guess you saw the 25k primer convert in Round Rock? Yellow convert in Gulfport, but that is a hike.
Forum: C3 General
06-06-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By derekderek

Not in the same body anyway. The last 5 or 6...

Not in the same body anyway. The last 5 or 6 will probably repeat from a Nova to a Vette to an Impala, but the digit before the serial is different. It is possible that coupe has had roofectomy,...
Forum: C3 General
06-06-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,497
Posted By derekderek

At 20k there are many choices. And, at 17, 1000...

At 20k there are many choices. And, at 17, 1000 to ship it and 500 to go see it (after MANY pics and somebody local to it inspecting it) may be a better way to go. And there is no law says you have...
Forum: C3 General
06-04-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 883
Posted By derekderek

You are looking at 2 ratios. Overall in high...

You are looking at 2 ratios. Overall in high gear, and your launch ratio. That is total ratio between crankshaft and rear wheels in 1st gear. 9:1 is good for a street car. 10:1 if you are...
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