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Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 12-06-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 705
Posted By TedH
This VACUUM safety switch is what I replaced when...

This VACUUM safety switch is what I replaced when I fixed the signal for wiper door when I had my '69 L46. I ensured the electrical switch with the contact was properly adjusted. Then, I had to...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 12-06-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By TedH
There are SO MANY great C3 rebuild books out...

There are SO MANY great C3 rebuild books out there (search '1968-1982 Corvette' on Amazon). Key books in my library:

Shop Manual - mine is well greased from many rebuild efforts
Assembly manual...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 12-04-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By TedH
Picked up the repaired radiator today. $107 and...

Picked up the repaired radiator today. $107 and ready the next business day. The shop rounded the lower inlet perfectly and the bump on inlet perimeter is perfect; even squared the inlet and tank...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 12-02-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By TedH
I took it to 'Tommy's Auto Service' in South St...

I took it to 'Tommy's Auto Service' in South St Pete and they are repairing the bent lower inlet and tank. Should be ready Monday. The shop I went to first said the business had trailed off so much...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 12-02-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By TedH
I am assuming you have an automatic; either TH400...

I am assuming you have an automatic; either TH400 or TH350.

TH350/TH400/700R4 selector shaft seal: https://www.ebay.com/i/271991372933?chn=ps
If you find a replacement seal does not solve the...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 12-01-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 851
Posted By TedH
Have you considered the 4L80 (essentially TH400...

Have you considered the 4L80 (essentially TH400 with OD)? I see the ratios are slightly different but still 25% drop from 3rd to 4th/OD:

These dimensions are for a typical 4L80E but no guarantee...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 12-01-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By TedH
Copper/brass radiator surprise...

Went to have my radiator repaired and found out most shops no longer repair; they replace.

Shop nearest me had drained their tank and had no plans to fill it with 'drano' (his words). He sent...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 11-30-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 331,640
Posted By TedH
It would be great for folks sharing the pictures...

It would be great for folks sharing the pictures to include Make, model, specs/measurements and P/N for the wheels, tires and any spacers or other items. Will provide others a good starting point...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 11-30-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By TedH
A very worthwhile repair. As you indicated,...

A very worthwhile repair. As you indicated, removing the screws, scraping/preping the surface and applying the appropriate amount of 3m adhesive will make it an easy repair. I did both the front...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 11-30-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,615
Posted By TedH
I just did a quick search and found the Hedman...

I just did a quick search and found the Hedman 68306 (essentially the 68300 header with HTC coating inside/outside) for sale for $400 with free shipping. I searched using google "Hedman 68306". ...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 11-30-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By TedH
The short-block should arrive in 1.5 weeks. Will...

The short-block should arrive in 1.5 weeks. Will mount it on the engine stand and begin the removal, clean-up and transition to it. I have one of those handy plastic trays for the rockers,...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 11-29-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,615
Posted By TedH
My Hedmann headers were Jet-Hot coated in/out...

My Hedmann headers were Jet-Hot coated in/out back around 2000. I still use them todya. They have a lot of the small 'rust' burrs visible on the exterior surface down on the lower pipes near the...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 11-29-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By TedH
Are you planning to add supercharger and/or...

Are you planning to add supercharger and/or Nitrous? Carb-only 600hp? Small-block or Big-block?

Big Block chevy (454, 496, 502) can achieve higher power with cubes. 502/502 is a great example....
Forum: C3 General 11-29-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 552
Posted By TedH
I started in spring of 1997 and by May of that...

I started in spring of 1997 and by May of that year, purchased my '80 L48.

Ideal for me meant the body had new (4-year old) paint. I didn't care about mechanicals as long as it was 'all there'....
Forum: C3 General 11-29-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 346
Posted By TedH
I bought an aftermarket replacement for $200. ...

I bought an aftermarket replacement for $200. Didn't realize until I installed that the lower inlet was oval (not round). Hose leaked forever. Going to try to get the inlet repaired or replaced...
Forum: C3 General 11-29-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By TedH
Found at JBcorvette supplies on eBay of all...

Found at JBcorvette supplies on eBay of all places. It is black so I have to mask off the emblem, sand/paint the ring but no more fighting a losing battle trying to assemble.
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 11-29-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,356
Posted By TedH
Agree. It really depends on the improvements YOU...

Agree. It really depends on the improvements YOU make.
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 11-29-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,356
Posted By TedH
If you take my first statement IN ITS ENTIRETY...

If you take my first statement IN ITS ENTIRETY and do not edit it for your purposes, my goal posts were well established to INCLUDE compression change. But, if have higher compression and better...
Forum: C3 General 11-29-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By TedH
both kits are unassembled. I've wasted two of...

both kits are unassembled. I've wasted two of those plastic buttons now (they crack/break way too easy).
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 11-29-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,356
Posted By TedH
Assuming flat-top pistons added to the L48 along...

Assuming flat-top pistons added to the L48 along with bigger valves, no performance difference from L82. Most 'Performance' rebuild kits for 350 introduce the flat-top (with reliefs) hypereutectic...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 11-29-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,356
Posted By TedH
Agree.

Agree.
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 11-27-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,356
Posted By TedH
In this order: recurve for power re-jet...

In this order:

recurve for power
re-jet carb to compliment the recurve
ensure all vacuum connections are tight and not leaking (loss of vacuum hurts power)
If you can, limit the vacuum...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 11-27-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,356
Posted By TedH
It is amazing what a distributor recurve can do...

It is amazing what a distributor recurve can do to waken a small block. Stock, advance curve is for emissions compliance. Recurve for power can add 50hp!!! Accomplished with an Accel performance...
Forum: C3 General 11-27-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By TedH
What my C3 is getting for Christmas...

New speed sender for the 700R4

Repaired radiator

Reman'd 350 Short Block with 4-bolt mains (80-85, RH dipstick) and a few goodies I will likely find while I am at it.
Forum: C3 General 11-27-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By TedH
Need ASSEMBLED Horn Button - 1980 C3

When I replaced my steering wheel, I foolishly chose to replace the AGED horn button. The interior color (camel/tan) metal ring was marked and the plastic insignia was scratched and faded.

What...
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