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Forum: C3 General
09-16-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,719
Posted By TedH

I bought my '80 L48 in 1997. It had over 96K...

I bought my '80 L48 in 1997. It had over 96K miles, tired drivetrain and interior but NEW paint. Also, it was ALL there. Was nice to have a baseline to work from. 21 years later, new drivetrain,...
09-16-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By TedH

I damaged the lower inlet back in 2013 and bent...

I damaged the lower inlet back in 2013 and bent it so it was leaking. $100 repair this spring included a pressure test. Nobody wants to recore radiators anymore with all of the EPA crap. Those...
08-26-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 980
Views: 438,175
Posted By TedH

What are specs on your wheels/tires and did you...

What are specs on your wheels/tires and did you have any mod's to make the wheels and tires fit? Any spring, trailing arm or other changes?
08-26-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 980
Views: 438,175
Posted By TedH

Did you have any spacer, t-arm, spring or brake...

Did you have any spacer, t-arm, spring or brake mods to make them fit?
08-26-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By TedH

I'd go with Hedmann ceramic coated long tube...

I'd go with Hedmann ceramic coated long tube headers and straight plug heads. Less issues with clearance between the headers and plugs. If you are running flat-top pistons, straight or angled no real...
08-18-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 980
Views: 438,175
Posted By TedH

Did you have any mod's to make the wheels and...

Did you have any mod's to make the wheels and tires fit? Any spring, trailing arm or other changes?
08-11-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By TedH

After 15 years on ethanol, I sent my q-jet to...

After 15 years on ethanol, I sent my q-jet to Lars for its second rebuild (he rebuilt it in 2003).

He got it in ship shape for less than half the going rate for a rebuild and that included all...
08-04-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,049
Posted By TedH

Thanks Lars. I know it is in good hands.

Thanks Lars. I know it is in good hands.
08-04-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,049
Posted By TedH

Sent my Q-Jet to Lars

I am slowly putting the C3's engine back together. After finding the cylinder heads were in very sorry condition, and seeing no issues with the cylinder walls, I bagged the replacement short block...
06-30-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By TedH

What a beauty! Reminds me of the '71 Nova I had...

What a beauty! Reminds me of the '71 Nova I had in high school. Not nearly as nice as this one. I had a General Kinetics cam in a warmed over 283 (from a '64 Nova wagon), headers, duals, 3.54's in...
06-30-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By TedH

Lars-rebuilt Qjet

Lars-rebuilt over 15 years ago and still going strong. Other than 'touching' the carb when I may remove it to work on the top-end, the carb hasn't required any adjustment since.
06-30-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 12,661
Posted By TedH

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https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.corvetteforum.com-vbulletin/640x480/img_0121_d8017aa3a779788831f8636d53681ff9971bc9c6.jpg...
06-02-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By TedH

Agree. We need more info about the carb system...

Agree. We need more info about the carb system upgrade. Pictures too. Close-ups of the carb opening, linkage position at idle, half and full throttle (engine off).
05-26-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,255
Posted By TedH

Builder thought he resolved the run-out but I...

Builder thought he resolved the run-out but I suspect inferior metal in the valves. Lost faith in the valves in the heads. They came from Indy Cylinder Head in the DART Iron Eagle castings so I...
05-26-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,255
Posted By TedH

I am liking the Manley Street Master Street FLO...

I am liking the Manley Street Master Street FLO for the potential performance gains. Jeg's has sets of 8 at $88 (on sale).

Once my cylinder head builder weighs in on the specs (ie. if stock specs...
05-26-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,255
Posted By TedH

And I thought my rings were bad Lars!!! I...

And I thought my rings were bad Lars!!!

I installed the heads and performed a leak-down test on the new short block and discovered four (4) chambers with 30-40% leakage out of both the intake and...
05-25-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,255
Posted By TedH

It was so bad that the WD40 that had leaked past...

It was so bad that the WD40 that had leaked past the valve was pushed BACK around the intake valve by the compressed air and out of the intake port (I had removed the intake for the test).

Now the...
05-25-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By TedH

What is the condition of the distributor under...

What is the condition of the distributor under the cap & rotor? Also, I would purchase the two wires with connectors (Tach and Batt that run to the distributor) and replace as they are toast. You...
05-25-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By TedH

It looks like both the Tach and Batt wires got...

It looks like both the Tach and Batt wires got smoked all of the way to the coil. There has to be a short somewhere in the harness (the 3-wire connector at distributor).

How does the tach...
05-25-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,255
Posted By TedH

I got the heads back on Thursday. $375 to...

I got the heads back on Thursday. $375 to address the following:


ALL valves slightly bent in the same manner. 'Matt' advises they were probably a bad lot installed by the initial builder I...
05-25-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 655
Posted By TedH

I would see about having a metal fuel line...

I would see about having a metal fuel line fabricated. If you were running the q-jet, it would be an item you could just order. However, the Performer carb inlet position is different. An...
05-23-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By TedH

Lars rebuild my 4MV back around 2000-02. It has...

Lars rebuild my 4MV back around 2000-02. It has performed flawlessly since. That is with regular doses of 93 octane E10. I think I paid under $200 including shipping. He blueprinted, re-jetted...
05-23-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 655
Posted By TedH

First of all, WELCOME!!! I bought my 1980 L48 in...

First of all, WELCOME!!! I bought my 1980 L48 in 1997 and have enjoyed it ever since. Mine was a 'tired' 96k miler but had exceptional paint. That allowed me to focus on mechanicals and interior. ...
05-23-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,255
Posted By TedH

I had all of the valves closed on all cylinders...

I had all of the valves closed on all cylinders (removed all of the rocker arms) so maybe that helped. The engine was also in the car but I had all the fan belts off, plugs out and both intake and...
05-22-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,064
Posted By TedH

That is a sad state of affairs. To think, 20...

That is a sad state of affairs. To think, 20 years ago, if a car achieved Bloomington Gold status, that car, today, would be hard pressed to get the same award. The ever 'evolving' state of...
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