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09-21-2018, 02:14 PM
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Posted By ihatebarkingdogs

Do not EVER get in front of a donk on the road....

Do not EVER get in front of a donk on the road. They CAN NOT STOP! The mechanical advantage of the rolling tire diameter completely overwhelms the stock brakes, which these cars always retain, for...
09-21-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 114
Posted By ihatebarkingdogs

There is a mechanical linkage at the shifter...

There is a mechanical linkage at the shifter connected to the electrical part of the ignition switch by a push-pull cable. There is a spring on the shifter end that if it breaks, the "hook" won't...
09-20-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 503
Posted By ihatebarkingdogs

I miss the days of being able to distinguish a...

I miss the days of being able to distinguish a single year by the details like emblems, wheels, styling features, etc. The rubber-bumper C3 has differences for every year that allow identification...
09-20-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 503
Posted By ihatebarkingdogs

Not if the gas cap emblem is original to the car....

Not if the gas cap emblem is original to the car. The 78 has the "25th Anniversary" emblem. The 79 has Crossed Flags. Even though it goes by quickly in the vid, the emblem is definitely NOT "crossed...
09-20-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By ihatebarkingdogs

Try locking the transmission in gear so the...

Try locking the transmission in gear so the output can't rotate. Then force the driveshaft / yoke Clockwise (looking forward) and try to remove. Because the C4 yoke n ever moves in and out, the...
09-20-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 503
Posted By ihatebarkingdogs

^^Yep.^^ Look at the gas cap emblem, and the...

^^Yep.^^ Look at the gas cap emblem, and the side vents.
09-20-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By ihatebarkingdogs

I just screw the center contact back in until my...

I just screw the center contact back in until my meter indicates Zero-Ohms, Then back it out about 1/8 turn, and secure it in that position with a dollop of JB weld. I've fixed several Code 32's this...
09-18-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By ihatebarkingdogs

You need the "WA" number, not the RPO code for...

You need the "WA" number, not the RPO code for mixing paint. RPO codes are used over and over, WA codes are for a specific formula. RPO 10 and 11 have been "white" on GM-everything for about 40...
09-18-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 641
Posted By ihatebarkingdogs

You sure about this? It's driven off the nose of...

You sure about this? It's driven off the nose of the cam which is 360 degrees for 720 of crank. Just like a distributor driven off the rear of the cam, the opti is driven off the front of the cam.;
09-17-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 641
Posted By ihatebarkingdogs

For me, the only optispark situation that would...

For me, the only optispark situation that would add appeal (note, I did not say value) to a potential purchase would be a stock, never-touched, original optispark on a clean, obviously well cared for...
09-16-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By ihatebarkingdogs

Code 55 is "ECM internal failure".. Seems that...

Code 55 is "ECM internal failure".. Seems that almost all GM OBD-I have this DTC for "ECM failure". In over 35 years of messing with GM EFI, I have never seen 55 set in anything. I would clear the...
09-16-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By ihatebarkingdogs

What is the explanation for the RH side of the...

What is the explanation for the RH side of the sway bar eye being inboard-of-center of its bracket (hence why it moved on the bushing) BUT the sway bar eye still appears to be centered in its bracket...
09-16-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By ihatebarkingdogs

As long as there is some, fuel pressure doesn't...

As long as there is some, fuel pressure doesn't have anything to do with idle quality. Marginally-performing fuel pumps usually show up as drivability issues, not idle quality. Please expand on the...
09-15-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By ihatebarkingdogs

Check the white wire at the controller for 12...

Check the white wire at the controller for 12 volts with the headlight switch OFF. If = no voltage present this is why the doors don't close. Check the headlight switch itself. You could also apply...
09-15-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By ihatebarkingdogs

What year? Be sure the headlight switch (84-89)...

What year?
Be sure the headlight switch (84-89) pushes fully in to OFF. Sometimes the knob hits the dash before the switch is completely in and off.
09-14-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By ihatebarkingdogs

Does the tach indicate RPM while cranking? If =...

Does the tach indicate RPM while cranking? If = NO, there aren't any ignition reference pulses.
09-14-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 747
Posted By ihatebarkingdogs

I said my recollection from reading FSM was hazy....

I said my recollection from reading FSM was hazy. Thanks.
I know ASR uses timing retard. And on later systems (I was reading a 95 FSM) it will also apply the brakes to stop acceleration slip if...
09-13-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 747
Posted By ihatebarkingdogs

My recollection from reading the FSM is hazy. Not...

My recollection from reading the FSM is hazy. Not all year C4 ASR systems are the same. The later years incorporate dynamic handling into the ASR system. They use the ABS pump to apply brakes. It...
09-13-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By ihatebarkingdogs

I try to pack the larger, heavier items forward...

I try to pack the larger, heavier items forward so the seat-back will stop them in a hard brake application or frontal impact. Doesn't do anything for a roll-over, but there's only so much one can...
09-13-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By ihatebarkingdogs

That combo probably gets a lot of double-takes,...

That combo probably gets a lot of double-takes, comments, and thumbs-up's! like it.
How far do you have to travel to the lake when towing with the Corvette? I'm guessing not too far, and if you...
09-13-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,728
Posted By ihatebarkingdogs

Can you GET the balancer off and on in an L98...

Can you GET the balancer off and on in an L98 with the engine installed? Seems the centerline of the crank is inline with the wonder bar that's 2" in front of the pulley. Kind of tough to get a...
09-13-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By ihatebarkingdogs

You can NOT get the shoulder belt to lock by...

You can NOT get the shoulder belt to lock by "yanking". It only locks by a pendulum swinging from an impact. Not how "fast" the belt is pulled out of the reel.

The lap belt can be cinched in...
09-13-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By ihatebarkingdogs

I remember the Malibu Corvette. It was the...

I remember the Malibu Corvette. It was the special deck on a standard 18' tournament hull bottom. It had a non-standard Mercury EFI high output engine. IIRC it was a limited edition run, and they...
09-10-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 458
Posted By ihatebarkingdogs

Domestic cars that HAVE 300k+ miles on them have...

Domestic cars that HAVE 300k+ miles on them have been taken care of, or they don't GET to 300K. Period. In the East and Mid west they rot away long before that.

Engines are very durable. With...
09-09-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By ihatebarkingdogs

There are a LOT of brokers, flippers and dealers...

There are a LOT of brokers, flippers and dealers on BaT. The rules are that a car can only be offered once per owner/seller. I've been watching BaT regularly for about a year and I frequently see...
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