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Forum: C3 General
05-30-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,940
Posted By I'm Batman

Why spend the effort to make one? Those nylon...

Why spend the effort to make one? Those nylon guides are readily available and cheap.
05-30-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,381
Posted By I'm Batman

About the only change in there that I would make...

About the only change in there that I would make would be to use a VB&P dual-mount rear spring in place of the standard-mount spring and sway bar. :thumbs:
05-30-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By I'm Batman

Somewhere along the line I've seen a custom LED...

Somewhere along the line I've seen a custom LED light bar actually molded into the stock lines of the top of the halo. I don't think I saved the pic, but it looked good.
05-30-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 889
Posted By I'm Batman

I used the braided stainless Aeroquip parts. ...

I used the braided stainless Aeroquip parts. Bought them from Summit. Need to order some more for the upcoming rack conversion...
05-30-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,381
Posted By I'm Batman

They're tighter and don't deflect as much as...

They're tighter and don't deflect as much as rubber bushings. It's a more precise feel. Depending on the springs and shocks, and what the driver is looking for, some might call it "harsh" under...
05-30-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,652
Posted By I'm Batman

I didn't say "displacement," I said "size." ...

I didn't say "displacement," I said "size." Physical size. Every US manufacturer has small and big block engines. Small blocks are smaller than big blocks. End of story.
05-29-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,652
Posted By I'm Batman

I still have to vote that general engine size is...

I still have to vote that general engine size is what determines a "small block" vs. "big block." BBC blocks are...well...bigger.
05-29-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,381
Posted By I'm Batman

No harm in getting all sides of a debate out...

No harm in getting all sides of a debate out there. :thumbs:

If you're ever in this area, you're more than welcome to take my 77 out and see how the ES bushings feel on the street.
05-29-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By I'm Batman

If done well, it's not a bad thing at all.

If done well, it's not a bad thing at all.
Forum: C3 General
05-29-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 684
Posted By I'm Batman

I vote for electric. Less crap to get in the...

I vote for electric. Less crap to get in the way, less weight on an already too-heavy car.
Forum: C3 General
05-29-2012, 01:19 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 35,071
Posted By I'm Batman

Side-exit exhaust systems and open headers were...

Side-exit exhaust systems and open headers were common during the 50s "hot rod" movement. Not much place you can stick a V8 exhaust on a Model A or 32 Ford except out the sides.
05-29-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,652
Posted By I'm Batman

I don't think they moved any engine production to...

I don't think they moved any engine production to Mexico until later than that, but I could be wrong.
Forum: C3 General
05-28-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 35,071
Posted By I'm Batman

Almost all C3s have a big hunk of shiny under the...

Almost all C3s have a big hunk of shiny under the door, with the exception of the few years that used the black rocker covers. The "it doesn't look right on a non-chrome bumper car" comments seem...
Forum: C3 General
05-28-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,631
Posted By I'm Batman

To hang out with other car enthusiasts, admire...

To hang out with other car enthusiasts, admire different rides, get some sun, etc. I generally prefer cruise-ins or all-make shows to very focused types of gatherings...variety is the spice of life.
Forum: C3 General
05-28-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,976
Posted By I'm Batman

Lists like this don't seem to get that sports...

Lists like this don't seem to get that sports cars are designed for handling, not necessarily speed. There are a lot of true sports cars with small engines and low top speeds.

Sports car =...
Forum: C3 General
05-28-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,248
Posted By I'm Batman

A bit of flex might be normal, but that much...

A bit of flex might be normal, but that much isn't. I'd be checking the body mount bushings, along with a very thorough check for rust in the birdcage and/or frame. My 77 doesn't flex a bit when I...
Forum: C3 General
05-28-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,631
Posted By I'm Batman

Ouch! That's the sort of bad luck that I would...

Ouch! That's the sort of bad luck that I would have... :willy:
05-28-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,381
Posted By I'm Batman

I have the ES bushings on the front of my car...

I have the ES bushings on the front of my car (and a few select spots in the back). No squeaks at all, and the lack of deflection in the suspension bushings is very nice.

Go with the Bilstein...
05-28-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,652
Posted By I'm Batman

The 307 dates back to the late 60s, and the 305...

The 307 dates back to the late 60s, and the 305 was used in F-bodies and the 1980 CA Vettes. Smog-era, maybe...but probably not Mexican.

The 307 inhabits a very odd place in that it uses pistons...
Forum: C3 General
05-27-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,631
Posted By I'm Batman

OK, I'll bite...why was your glass top on the...

OK, I'll bite...why was your glass top on the ground?
Forum: C3 General
05-27-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 18,199
Posted By I'm Batman

Scotland has a bunch of those camera signs, too,...

Scotland has a bunch of those camera signs, too, but I never got anything nasty because of it. We never could find the cameras - I got the feeling they just put up the signs to scare people. ...
05-25-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 999
Posted By I'm Batman

Yeah...GM started trimming the fenders in 78 for...

Yeah...GM started trimming the fenders in 78 for the fun of it. :willy::rofl:
05-25-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 22,591
Posted By I'm Batman

A block that's in good shape after a lot of...

A block that's in good shape after a lot of heating and cooling cycles might well be better than a new block. When BMW turned the old 75hp M10 4-cylinder into an 1,100hp turbocharged F1 engine in...
Forum: C3 General
05-25-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,631
Posted By I'm Batman

Why did I read this thread? :willy: ...

Why did I read this thread? :willy:

Seriously...if someone putting a year-correct dealer promo model with their car in a show bothers you that much, just stay home and please don't go out in...
Forum: Off Topic
05-25-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,557
Posted By I'm Batman

You haven't been around many 1950s or earlier...

You haven't been around many 1950s or earlier vehicles.
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