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Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 02-18-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By SwampeastMike
Unless someone has installed a manual valve in...

Unless someone has installed a manual valve in one* of the heater hoses leading to the heater core you will burn up in the cabin without that valve working properly.

*some put a valve on both...
Forum: C3 General 02-18-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 249
Posted By SwampeastMike
After the engine is fully warm, let it sit...

After the engine is fully warm, let it sit overnight or until stone cold.

Take off the top of the air cleaner. Pull back the throttle slightly. The choke plate over the two front (smaller)...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 02-11-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
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...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 02-11-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 939
Posted By SwampeastMike
Also the "T" in the PCV line is used to provide...

Also the "T" in the PCV line is used to provide another control signal to the canister that stops vapors from the car fuel bowl whenever the engine is running.
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 02-11-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 939
Posted By SwampeastMike
:iagree:

:iagree:
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 02-10-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 939
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,...
Forum: C3 General 02-05-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By SwampeastMike
Presuming it's styrene, plastic model glue (the...

Presuming it's styrene, plastic model glue (the real thing--not the "safer" stuff they also sell now) should be ideal. The "glue" is actually solvent mixed with plastic. It slightly dissolves the...
Forum: C3 General 02-05-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By SwampeastMike
Thanks for the info. I'd heard about the "black...

Thanks for the info. I'd heard about the "black out" but thought it was confined to the engine compartment and windshield areas. I didn't understand how so many later production cars had been...
Forum: C3 General 02-04-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By SwampeastMike
Factory Birdcage Primer

From interior "A" pillar photos I've seen here early C3s seem to have used green chromate primer while later (like my '79) have black primer. Is this correct or has the original green been...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 02-01-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By SwampeastMike
for 78+ 1) By the battery box 2) At the...

for 78+

1) By the battery box

2) At the solenoid

3) Engine harness: near starter.

4) Front lamp harness: First is at the lower left (driver side) corner of the radiator support facing to...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 01-14-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By SwampeastMike
Here's an excellent thread about our headlamp...

Here's an excellent thread about our headlamp doors (https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums/c3-tech-performance/2736499-how-your-headlight-vacuum-system-works.html).

It's very possible that the...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 01-14-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
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 01-13-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By SwampeastMike
Sadly it looks like replacement is the only real...

Sadly it looks like replacement is the only real option. Any attempt at a proper repair (proper repairs involve first repairing the fabric backing) is almost certain to increase the damage.

The...
Forum: C3 General 01-12-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By SwampeastMike
When I was researching new seals for my '79 I...

When I was researching new seals for my '79 I found:

1) The chance of getting NOS that would both install properly and function well for any length of time was very slim. As others said, better...
Forum: C3 General 01-09-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By SwampeastMike
No.

No.
Forum: C3 General 01-09-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By SwampeastMike
Corvette Museum Visit

A foreign friend visited during the holidays and the ridiculous cold forced us to find reasonably close indoor things to do.

The building is nice, the entrance fee token and our guide (group of...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 01-08-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By SwampeastMike
GM loudspeakers of that vintage have high...

GM loudspeakers of that vintage have high impedance. The dash speakers in C3s are 10 ohm. Compare that with modern loudspeakers of the same size that are 4 or even 2 ohm.

If you don't want to...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 01-08-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By SwampeastMike
The hot water shutoff valve (in the engine...

The hot water shutoff valve (in the engine compartment) is controlled by the hot water cut-off switch behind the glove box and on top of the plenum.

When you move the temperature control all the...
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 01-08-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By SwampeastMike
You'll be best off completely disassembling the...

You'll be best off completely disassembling the mechanism, cleaning out all the old lube and replacing with white lithium grease (in a tub, not spray can). Make sure all of the rollers turn freely...
Forum: C3 General 01-08-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
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 01-02-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By SwampeastMike
I installed the "original style" for the reasons...

I installed the "original style" for the reasons stated in my first message. Also I've examined some of the "universal fit" versions at Auto Zone, etc. and they seem very cheap quality.
Forum: C3 Tech/Performance 01-01-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By SwampeastMike
Sounds like the plastic retainer/insulator...

Sounds like the plastic retainer/insulator installed over the snap ring (a bit further down in the column) has disintegrated.
Forum: C3 General 01-01-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By SwampeastMike
The ones that say they are "original style"...

The ones that say they are "original style" (OEM/exact reproductions are not available) are usually the ones costing $150-$175. They are definitely the easiest to install. They come with the proper...
Forum: C3 General 12-22-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By SwampeastMike
In 1979 the inners house backup lights only. The...

In 1979 the inners house backup lights only. The red around the white center is a reflector.

The outers are the brake/turn/tail lights.
Forum: C3 General 12-21-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 653
Posted By SwampeastMike
Do know that truly proper type faces find rounded...

Do know that truly proper type faces find rounded letters like "O" and "C" slightly taller than straight letters like "T" and "E". Doing this makes them appear the same size to the eye; not doing it...
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