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Forum: C3 General
07-14-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 167
Posted By SwampeastMike

From '77 - '79 it was part of the extremely...

From '77 - '79 it was part of the extremely common "Convenience Group" RPO ZX2. It was standard on '80+

It's the top, right indicator on the gauge pack. Even if it wasn't included originally you...
Forum: C3 General
07-13-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 890
Posted By SwampeastMike

Do like your install even if I chose the rear...

Do like your install even if I chose the rear view mirror route in my '79. It has a compass (always nice), outside temperature, garage opener, auto dimming, garage door opener and map lights. In...
Forum: C3 General
07-08-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By SwampeastMike

The opening rear hatch is the most special and...

The opening rear hatch is the most special and only available on the "Collector's Edition".

The entire 1982 year was "special" in that it ended the exceptionally long run of the 3rd generation...
Forum: C3 General
07-03-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 223
Posted By SwampeastMike

If there is a catalytic converter installed it...

If there is a catalytic converter installed it may very well overheat and self-destruct. Why? Because the purpose of the AIR system is to burn raw fuel that didn't burn in the cylinders. That fuel...
Forum: C3 General
04-09-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By SwampeastMike

Make certain that the choke is closing! ...

Make certain that the choke is closing!

After a drive let it sit overnight or until STONE cold. Remove the air cleaner cover and pull back the throttle slightly. The choke blade over the front...
04-05-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By SwampeastMike

By the way, DO NOT DRILL/CUT INTO THE...

By the way, DO NOT DRILL/CUT INTO THE FIBERGLASS!!!! Break a door window before you do that as such will prove far less expensive to repair!!!!!!!!!!!
04-05-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By SwampeastMike

Pray they were telling the truth and it only sat...

Pray they were telling the truth and it only sat for two years!

I did some searching at this site and found almost nothing to help you. It seems unusual for this problem to happen on both doors...
04-05-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By SwampeastMike

The mechanism is not plastic but it does sound as...

The mechanism is not plastic but it does sound as if yours are broken :(
Forum: C3 General
03-17-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,853
Posted By SwampeastMike

I feel for you! Eight months after my 2nd (the...

I feel for you! Eight months after my 2nd (the first was more than a decade ago) neck surgery I'm still in the recovery phase.

Best wishes to you.
Forum: C3 General
03-05-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 247
Posted By SwampeastMike

:iagree: :iagree: :iagree: It's on the...

:iagree: :iagree: :iagree:

It's on the passenger side of the engine compartment ahead of the blower box and A/C accumulator. It has two heater hose connections and one very small vacuum line...
02-11-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By SwampeastMike

Just get a remanufactured cruise control...

Just get a remanufactured cruise control transducer unit. They're easy to find, don't require a core and not particularly expensive.

I'm one for DIY whenever possible/practical but at time you...
02-10-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,618
Posted By SwampeastMike

If you want to use your original canister: ...

If you want to use your original canister:

Center connection goes to the metal fuel line leading to the fuel tank.

The large connection at bottom-right goes to the base of the carb at bottom,...
01-14-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By SwampeastMike

The other end of the water shutoff valve is the...

The other end of the water shutoff valve is the water shutoff switch. The switch is behind the glove box on top of the HVAC box. The "button" on the switch is pressed when you move the temperature...
Forum: C3 General
01-08-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By SwampeastMike

In 1979 (at least non-California) the vacuum...

In 1979 (at least non-California) the vacuum connection is in the center of the carburetor base at the rear. The three "T" connections are: 1) vacuum source; 2) vacuum motor on side snorkel; 3)...
Forum: C3 General
12-04-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 836
Posted By SwampeastMike

If you're referring to the dash shown by...

If you're referring to the dash shown by "shipahoy" I think you need to look at the photo more closely. I see at least two minor, two major and one severe crack/open hole in the tan portion of the...
Forum: C3 General
11-28-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By SwampeastMike

For some reason the front park/turn lamps on a...

For some reason the front park/turn lamps on a '79 are on a pigtail attached to the main harness. They are not a weather-resistant connectors and get quite corroded after decades. The connectors on...
Forum: C3 General
11-10-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By SwampeastMike

Check for +12V at the pink wire with the ignition...

Check for +12V at the pink wire with the ignition on. Pink is a common color for "ignition hot".
Forum: C3 General
11-07-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 760
Posted By SwampeastMike

Enjoy your new toy. Given your list of known...

Enjoy your new toy. Given your list of known issues do though expect to spend a lot of time and significant $$$$s.

For a 1978 you want both the dedicated Corvette service manual and the...
Forum: C3 General
10-29-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By SwampeastMike

MXI was the RPO (regular production option) code...

MXI was the RPO (regular production option) code for "Automatic Transmission" from 1978 - 1981 regardless of the actual variant of the TH350 installed. That's why "MX1" appears on the...
Forum: C3 General
10-08-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By SwampeastMike

Here's a way to mark the holes that avoids any...

Here's a way to mark the holes that avoids any chance of an "oh-oh".

One at a time punch the positioning pins through a sheet of fairly heavy paper. Be certain that the paper lays perfectly flat...
Forum: C3 General
10-08-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By SwampeastMike

I'm not understanding the measurements from the...

I'm not understanding the measurements from the '78 AIM but on my '79 L82 the rear edge of the emblem is 6 5/8" from the rear edge of the hood as measured to the inside (towards the front of the car)...
Forum: C3 General
10-07-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By SwampeastMike

Unlike the passenger side that clips in...

Unlike the passenger side that clips in vertically to the kick panel the driver side courtesy light clips in horizontally to the dash pad near (to the left of) the headlamp override switch. The slot...
09-28-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,998
Posted By SwampeastMike

According to the experts here who know FAR more...

According to the experts here who know FAR more than I there is no accurate source for that information.

Even on "new" cars (since the 1990s?) where the VIN will indicate every option and...
09-28-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,998
Posted By SwampeastMike

rrb, Here's a good website for Corvette...

rrb,

Here's a good website for Corvette production statistics (http://www.vettefacts.com/C3/1982.aspx). Actually four colors and one two-tone combination had less production than silver green.
...
09-28-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By SwampeastMike

Before blaming the wiring and original type lamps...

Before blaming the wiring and original type lamps I suggest cleaning the grounds! The front lamp harness has three ground points:

1) On the inboard side of the alternator.

2) On the metal...
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