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Forum: C3 General
04-17-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,549
Posted By Allen_396

Okay, I'm diving right in today with wire cutters...

Okay, I'm diving right in today with wire cutters in hand!

So far, the only wire that I could find that looked to be tied into the dash harness was one that was spliced into a...
Forum: C3 General
04-15-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,549
Posted By Allen_396

I'd be okay with paying an installer to remove...

I'd be okay with paying an installer to remove it.... but I can't get the car started. It's stuck in the garage. Every time I power up the battery, the thing goes crazy. Right now, with the right...
Forum: C3 General
04-15-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,549
Posted By Allen_396

Are there any wiring diagram images / files /...

Are there any wiring diagram images / files / PDF's on the internet? I've been searching and have only come up with opportunities to purchase one.
Forum: C3 General
04-15-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,549
Posted By Allen_396

Aftermarket alarm problems & removal - won't shut off or allow car to start

Hi all. My '69 had some aftermarket alarm system installed by the previous owner, and I'm guessing it was some time in the 80's. It's a VSE Derringer system.

I've never used it or activated it in...
Forum: C3 General
09-15-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By Allen_396

Amen! If one gets hooked on 'investment', that...

Amen! If one gets hooked on 'investment', that takes the fun right out of what they are there for - the drive, the enjoyment, and the experience!

I have a plain old '69 with a 350/300 and...
09-15-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,065
Posted By Allen_396

From the bottom, you can see if the linkage is...

From the bottom, you can see if the linkage is still hooked up. If not, the potential is there for it to slip out of those 'gates'. I was able to manipulate it back into place using the advice and...
Forum: C3 General
09-15-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,001
Posted By Allen_396

Exactly! I don't want the suspension dangling...

Exactly! I don't want the suspension dangling down due to not knowing what sort of unnatural bind it might put on the U-joints when I try to spin the wheels.

I have one floor jack and a few...
Forum: C3 General
09-14-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,001
Posted By Allen_396

I changed out the rear end fluid a couple of...

I changed out the rear end fluid a couple of years ago, and then promptly leaked it out over time due to a bad pinion seal.

It has a new seal and new fluid.

Where would one put jack stands to...
Forum: C3 General
09-14-2010, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,001
Posted By Allen_396

Thanks for the suggestions. I only have one...

Thanks for the suggestions. I only have one floor jack. Where would one put jack stands to get the back end off the ground so I could have it in neutral and spin the tires and not have the...
09-13-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,065
Posted By Allen_396

Thanks everyone for your help! The...

Thanks everyone for your help!

The suggestions and pictures, and the correct parts from Willcox Corvette (thanks Ernie!) have got me back on the road again. :thumbs:
Forum: C3 General
09-13-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,001
Posted By Allen_396

Rubbing / scraping noise from rear wheel(s) - best place to support?

My '69 is making a rubbing / scraping noise intermittantly from the rear wheel(s). I tried jacking it up to spin and check, but it just doesn't seem like a good idea to have the wheels hanging down...
09-06-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,065
Posted By Allen_396

Nope... that was what I groused about earlier....

Nope... that was what I groused about earlier. The people in those stores had no interest in looking any further than saying "I can't find it on the computer" and "maybe you'll see one in the HELP...
09-06-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,081
Posted By Allen_396

Rotate the little reverse link arm down that is...

Rotate the little reverse link arm down that is on the steering column. It is blocking the removal of the bolt that holds the bracket to the firewall. Once that bolt is out, then you should be able...
09-06-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,065
Posted By Allen_396

You got it! Items 1, 2, & 12 on the diagram that...

You got it! Items 1, 2, & 12 on the diagram that you linked. It's for the 1-2 shift rod. Those are the parts I need.
09-06-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,065
Posted By Allen_396

Not quite yet. (warning... rant coming on)...

Not quite yet.

(warning... rant coming on)


I apparently need help effectively communicating exactly what I'm looking for. Or, I just need to find some people that understand and may have...
09-06-2010, 12:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,065
Posted By Allen_396

I'm gonna opt for the 'short throw' position. I...

I'm gonna opt for the 'short throw' position. I just had the clutch changed out, and when I got it back, the shifter seemed different than it was before and was hitting on the console plate. I'm...
09-05-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,065
Posted By Allen_396

I feel better. Based on the help above, the...

I feel better. Based on the help above, the shifter seems to be engaged in all the correct slots or gates now.

It looks like I just need that pin / clip setup. Is it something like a local NAPA...
09-05-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,065
Posted By Allen_396

Roger and Faster Rat, Thank you for your help...

Roger and Faster Rat,
Thank you for your help so far!

The pictures explain what Roger was saying - possibly that end of the shifter handle is out of the notches, which is why it's laid so far...
09-05-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,065
Posted By Allen_396

It sure doesn't look that easy to remove due to...

It sure doesn't look that easy to remove due to lack of space to work.


So, to start with, I should disconnect the linkage to the 3-4 tab on the tranny and then try to find the magic...
09-05-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,065
Posted By Allen_396

Thanks for the additional tips. It makes sense....

Thanks for the additional tips. It makes sense. When that pin / clip thing disappeared, the shifter definately moved more than it should have - with my help as I was trying to figure out what the...
09-05-2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,065
Posted By Allen_396

Is this as literal as going underneath the car...

Is this as literal as going underneath the car again and trying to position the things on the bottom of the shifter and then manipulating the shifter up top from the passenger compartment? Which way...
09-04-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,065
Posted By Allen_396

Shift linkage, shifter problems, and more

Hi all! I was out happily cruising on this beautiful day, took off nicely in first gear, hit second, and went to shift to third when the shifter came up but couldn't hit third. It got all sloppy and...
Forum: C3 General
12-02-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By Allen_396

I read somewhere on the internet that 4 out of 3...

I read somewhere on the internet that 4 out of 3 people had trouble with fractions. Therefore, it must be true.
Forum: C3 General
12-02-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By Allen_396

I'd think it depends on the model of car. How...

I'd think it depends on the model of car. How many Mavericks, Escorts, Pacers, Chevettes, Mustang II's, Chrysler K-cars, name-a-car-here do you see any more?
Forum: C3 General
12-01-2009, 10:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,173
Posted By Allen_396

Sounds like there's a concensus of answers here....

Sounds like there's a concensus of answers here. My story is the same. 6'3" and 230+ with a '69 and 4-speed. If you get one without the tilt / tele steering column, plan on changing over to one...
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