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Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 12-29-2017, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By Jim Shea
I just use dabs of lithium chassis grease. Jim

I just use dabs of lithium chassis grease.
Jim
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 11-24-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Jim Shea
I Agree

I agree with Alan. I have found that the steering column shaft can be made to telescope on itself far easier than you can pull it back out to its original length. You failed to mention if you have...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 10-10-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By Jim Shea
Here is another possible cause for your pump not...

Here is another possible cause for your pump not creating pressure.

There is a discharge fitting on the rear of your pump. Remove the PS pressure hose from the fitting by holding it and turning...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 07-06-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By Jim Shea
The key warning switch is normally open when...

The key warning switch is normally open when there is no ignition key in the lock cylinder. When you insert the key, a plastic tab extends from the lock cylinder and closes the key warning switch. ...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 07-05-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 212
Posted By Jim Shea
You will need to shorten the contact. ...

You will need to shorten the contact. Unfortunately, I do not have a dimension for that part. Maybe someone on the forum may have their T&T steering wheel and column apart so they might be able to...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 05-22-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By Jim Shea
At the Saginaw manufacturing plant, the two...

At the Saginaw manufacturing plant, the two mounting blocks, (we called them capsules), were installed on the column bracket and then hot molten plastic was injected into the two holes in the...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 10-01-2016, 10:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,270
Posted By Jim Shea
The following link will take you to a sketch and...

The following link will take you to a sketch and two pages of dialogue on removing a broken stub from the dimmer pivot on a 1977 thru 1982 Corvette steering column.
...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 09-26-2016, 12:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,052
Posted By Jim Shea
It is the clip that holds the key buzzer switch...

It is the clip that holds the key buzzer switch in place. The following pic shows a standard (none adjustable) column with the switch and clip. If you have a T&T column the switch and clip may be a...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 08-04-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,573
Posted By Jim Shea
I am sure that the machined cavity in the...

I am sure that the machined cavity in the cylinder end was exactly the same regardless if you had the original 5 piece seal and scraper package or if you had the latest 3 piece seal and urethane...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 08-01-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,573
Posted By Jim Shea
Saginaw Steering Gear Division manufactured the...

Saginaw Steering Gear Division manufactured the assist cylinder for the Corvette from 1963 through 1982. For several years more (after 1982) Saginaw continued to manufacture service parts. At some...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 07-30-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By Jim Shea
All you ever wanted to know about installing a...

All you ever wanted to know about installing a 1977 thru 1982 Corvette steering column into a 1969 thru 1976 Vette.

http://jimshea.corvettefaq.com/?p=894

This should answer your questions on...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 07-29-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By Jim Shea
First of all. There is an ignition lock cylinder...

First of all. There is an ignition lock cylinder and there is an ignition switch on a locking C3 Corvette column. They are two different parts.

The ignition lock cylinder is the part where you...
Forum: C3 General 07-09-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By Jim Shea
The following is my 2 cents worth. ...

The following is my 2 cents worth.

http://jimshea.corvettefaq.com/?p=891

I fully realize that vehicles that are nearing 50 years old are increasingly difficult to repair with OEM parts.
...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 07-05-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,502
Posted By Jim Shea
Steve, Have you tried placing continuity probes...

Steve,
Have you tried placing continuity probes on the long switch contacts and trying to depress the internal contacts to see if they open and close correctly?

I am not sure what that silvery...
Forum: C3 General 06-18-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By Jim Shea
That plastic part is not shown in your blowups of...

That plastic part is not shown in your blowups of the steering column. The big telescope spring that is part of #2 would be setting on this part in the steering column head.
...
Forum: C3 General 06-04-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,387
Posted By Jim Shea
At Saginaw Division we were supposed to sell or...

At Saginaw Division we were supposed to sell or send to auction all passed model cars and trucks. Unless the car was so highly modified for display or testing, it was either returned to absolute...
Forum: C3 General 06-04-2016, 12:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By Jim Shea
I do not believe that the 1977 turn signal switch...

I do not believe that the 1977 turn signal switch is a one year item. I think that it is the same thru 1979. In late 1979 thru 1982 the switch had two extra wires for cornering lights. Those...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 05-28-2016, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By Jim Shea
This is the link to the sticky on the General...

This is the link to the sticky on the General Motors Steering Column/Transmission Shift Interlock System. The information is correct for C3 Corvettes from 1969 thru 1976....
Forum: C3 General 05-07-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,552
Posted By Jim Shea
The power steering pump does not like to be spun...

The power steering pump does not like to be spun dry. You are fortunate that the cam and plates inside the pump haven't seized and the driveshaft bushing isn't scored. Obviously, you know have a...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 04-10-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,319
Posted By Jim Shea
Here is a picture of that amber colored...

Here is a picture of that amber colored retainer/insulator. The steering wheel, strg wheel hub, and the big telescope spring are all removed. ...
Forum: C3 General 03-22-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By Jim Shea
It is much, much easier to just swap the plastic...

It is much, much easier to just swap the plastic "harmonica" connector between the new and old steering columns. The wires from the new and old switch are exactly in the same order.

You might be...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 03-19-2016, 06:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,110
Posted By Jim Shea
Have you considered the fuel pickup inside the...

Have you considered the fuel pickup inside the gas tank? The original pickup has a "sock" that can become fouled over time and restrict the flow of fuel to the carburetor.
Jim
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 03-13-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By Jim Shea
I do not recommend modifying the T&T strg column,...

I do not recommend modifying the T&T strg column, plastic, retainer/insulator. It is a critical safety part. It not only prevents the big telescoping spring from touching metal steering column...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 03-11-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By Jim Shea
45 degree flare fittings are notorious for leaks....

45 degree flare fittings are notorious for leaks. Parts have to be machined and formed to precise tolerances to insure a good seal. I know that it is difficult to inspect but if you look into the...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 02-25-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By Jim Shea
The T&T head is very generic. Most of the...

The T&T head is very generic. Most of the components will interchange between the Cadillac head and the Corvette head. Note that the original Corvette T&T column had a head that was full round...
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