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10-03-2018, 02:15 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 35,851
Posted By akdale

Have a 142 weiand supercharger thats overdriven...

Have a 142 weiand supercharger thats overdriven so my vette runs HOT. I put a DeWitts in and it lowered average temp by 10 degrees. Old radiator was not original and in excellent shape. After the...
04-06-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By akdale

Well now I had not thought of or heard that. (My...

Well now I had not thought of or heard that. (My first thought is it would seem to depend on the thickness of the liquid (water would leak easier than 50wt oil). I recently asked Dana @ Probuilt...
04-04-2018, 01:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By akdale

40psi to start. It's not a rushing wind but not...

40psi to start. It's not a rushing wind but not a small hiss either.
04-04-2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By akdale

700R4 rebuild question

late 87 700R4. When pressure testing input drum the checkball leaks a bit. Is this ok? Should it be zero leak? I tried cleaning with carb cleaner. Maybe seat it with a drift and hammer?
02-27-2018, 12:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By akdale

My other question is target temps. 170 - 190...

My other question is target temps. 170 - 190 seems hot. 120 to 140 sounds good but if there is a reason for an additional 30+ degrees in temp then...... I am doing the rebuild myself and frankly I...
02-26-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By akdale

Let me add, this is a summer only 50+ degree...

Let me add, this is a summer only 50+ degree street/strip car with a supercharger.
02-26-2018, 02:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By akdale

Trans cooler, with radiator cooling or bypass it?

80 C3, 350 w/700R4, rebuilt, with help from Dana @ ProBuilt. I am getting mixed input on transmission cooling (have not asked dana yet) Anyway, have a Derale, stacked plate cooler with 10" fan. ...
12-11-2017, 01:45 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 18,628
Posted By akdale

Keep posting.

Learning a ton. Appreciate you willingness to share the project, your wisdom and experience.
12-31-2016, 03:05 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,684
Posted By akdale

NICE CAR! I get frowns from the purists too and...

NICE CAR! I get frowns from the purists too and mine is no where near as classic yours. The 63 SWC is my favorite. You did a great job Kevin and the modifications make it so much more fun to...
12-31-2016, 02:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,488
Posted By akdale

FWIW. I am looking into ways of cooling my trans...

FWIW. I am looking into ways of cooling my trans as well. So far it seems a stacked plate cooler w/fan is the best bang for the buck. The pan with cooling tubes seem to reduce heat some. Added...
12-29-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,057
Posted By akdale

great info here. I think I may have to squirrel...

great info here. I think I may have to squirrel away some pennies for a couple things......well, more like Benjamin's.
12-24-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By akdale

Hmm so as soon as jumper cables are hooked up it...

Hmm so as soon as jumper cables are hooked up it fires? I would look for simple stuff first. Ensure the cables are all fine and tight at battery, starter and alternator. Since you replaced solenoid...
12-24-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,655
Posted By akdale

Well, not 6-71 but with my baby blower, a weiand...

Well, not 6-71 but with my baby blower, a weiand 142 and scoop it is the max obstruction I would want on the street. Can't imagine I would enjoy the larger one in the way, but man in a straight line...
12-24-2016, 01:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By akdale

Welcome!

I recently started a thread on Best and worst mods so take a look there for some ideas.

I have a small roots blower. Weiand 142. Personally I love it. You MUST build the motor accordingly. ...
12-24-2016, 12:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 621
Posted By akdale

Depends on task but for me a good manual is...

Depends on task but for me a good manual is first, then internet where it will be the MFG website for instructions, tech tips etc. Then forums such as this or people I know personally who are...
12-23-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,057
Posted By akdale

HI Adam, Stock springs (front coils were heated...

HI Adam, Stock springs (front coils were heated to lower....NOT by me) OEM replacement shocks in good shape.

NEW: VB&P 460lb Grand touring coils. I cut almost 1 coil to lower a bit. VB&P 360lb...
12-23-2016, 10:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,057
Posted By akdale

:rofl::rofl: Nice, I like the "not" installed...

:rofl::rofl:
Nice, I like the "not" installed yet for parts in the loft....I had those too. Looked at my springs and shocks for 5 months before putting in.
12-21-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,487
Posted By akdale

Mine is a 1980. I did complete front end...

Mine is a 1980. I did complete front end rebuild, including springs and shocks, and drove it around for about a week. Installed bar and it does seem that the front end is a bit tighter, especially...
12-21-2016, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,259
Posted By akdale

Yep TOTAL is a good word for it. If your looking...

Yep TOTAL is a good word for it. If your looking for a project, or a laugh you could always get this one....http://anchorage.craigslist.org/cto/5911262565.html
12-20-2016, 11:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,057
Posted By akdale

The Best AND Worst Mods

I was thinking it would be cool to hear from the group on the best things you have done on your C3 AND the worst. Please list them and if you have pics, share.
I will kick it off.

BEST:...
12-10-2016, 03:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 771
Posted By akdale

Wanted to update and once I take it apart, will...

Wanted to update and once I take it apart, will add pics in case anyone else has the problem. I called Dana @Probuilt. Nice guy. Anyway, he is putting together a couple parts and believes a new...
12-05-2016, 03:05 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 55,943
Posted By akdale

One major thing I enjoy about this forum is the...

One major thing I enjoy about this forum is the number of folks who have the talent and resources to do stuff like this AND then share the work with us here. I have benefited from the creativity,...
12-04-2016, 01:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,975
Posted By akdale

So I think the OP got his ?? answered...

So I think the OP got his ?? answered and.....then some :), Im just curious why new caliper upgrade? Do the OEM ones not stop well enough? Planning one other "upgrades" to make it faster and your...
12-03-2016, 03:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,832
Posted By akdale

Starting this procedure in Jan. I am thinking a...

Starting this procedure in Jan. I am thinking a sawz-all would work like the bandsaw? Just need to keep it from jumping out onto the arm.

I thought for sure I saw a well documented pictorial on...
Forum: Off Topic
12-03-2016, 02:06 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,978
Posted By akdale

Everything changes. one day maybe we wont use...

Everything changes. one day maybe we wont use gas for fuel but it's going to be a while. Oil is too much a part of the world economy. Both my sons work in the oil fields. Work is plenty and quite...
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