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Forum: C3 General
Yesterday, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By 7T1vette

You could close the cover on the units that just...

You could close the cover on the units that just plug into the lighter. But, if you want to bugger the wiring, have at it. Otherwise, you can just insert it or move it to another car...whenever you...
Forum: C3 General
Yesterday, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By 7T1vette

72's were produced after the EPA got its paws...

72's were produced after the EPA got its paws into the auto industry. There is no need for a lead additive to 'save' your valve seats. GM was hardening seats well before any requirement of removing...
Yesterday, 06:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,146
Posted By 7T1vette

:thumbs: Probably the best solution to your...

:thumbs:

Probably the best solution to your problem. Putting that clogged-up rad 'out to pasture' was merciful.
Forum: C3 General
06-14-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By 7T1vette

Yep. Substituting standard fuel line for the...

Yep. Substituting standard fuel line for the molded ones will generally shut the fuel supply WAY down. It might trickle through enough to drive to the grocery....or not.
06-14-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By 7T1vette

The 'double belt' on the water pump is for two...

The 'double belt' on the water pump is for two reasons:

1. 2 belts spreads the stresses between them, making lifespan longer;
2. primary reason is to have redundant belts, in case one of them...
06-14-2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By 7T1vette

The correct way to install that belt is to loosen...

The correct way to install that belt is to loosen the four bolts on the pump pulley (do not remove them, but back them out MOST of the way), tip the pulley downward, install the belt over the pulley,...
Forum: C3 General
06-14-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,585
Posted By 7T1vette

Back in that era, US auto makers were required to...

Back in that era, US auto makers were required to have replacement parts stock available for a lengthy period. I think it was 8 or 10 years....can't remember for sure. I'd wager a pretty good sum of...
06-13-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By 7T1vette

Easier to install an aftermarket electronic...

Easier to install an aftermarket electronic ignition module into your stock distributor. But, if HEI is what you want, go for it.
06-13-2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By 7T1vette

If your engine is operational, that is the best...

If your engine is operational, that is the best source for vacuum. The hand pumps and most mechanical pumps don't have the capacity of producing continuous vacuum level needed to diagnose these...
Forum: C3 General
06-13-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,585
Posted By 7T1vette

If the rocker panels are really OEM parts,...

If the rocker panels are really OEM parts, they...alone...are likely worth $500.
06-11-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By 7T1vette

The rear axle ratio is not relevant to the torque...

The rear axle ratio is not relevant to the torque converter specs. The torque converter needs to be matched to your engine's actual torque capabilities AND the stall speed that you select. IMO, going...
06-11-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By 7T1vette

I'm thinking that the trans console is too far...

I'm thinking that the trans console is too far forward. Did you install sound-proofing and heat shielding material behind the trans console?
06-11-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By 7T1vette

Bead blaster....low pressure. (Sand blaster is...

Bead blaster....low pressure. (Sand blaster is too aggressive for aluminum)
06-11-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,251
Posted By 7T1vette

The 'size' of the alternator makes no difference....

The 'size' of the alternator makes no difference. The fact that it is putting out 14.4 volts (max output) AFTER driving it (battery should be fully charged) is something to resolve. Alternator output...
06-11-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,078
Posted By 7T1vette

Whenever you go to WOT, manifold vacuum drops to...

Whenever you go to WOT, manifold vacuum drops to nearly zero. The vacuum advance isn't involved with low rpm, WOT conditions. However, the advance can is important for normal driving, low power, low...
06-11-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By 7T1vette

No photos. Can't advise without photos.

No photos. Can't advise without photos.
06-10-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,251
Posted By 7T1vette

Voltage measuring over 14vdc "after driving"...

Voltage measuring over 14vdc "after driving" indicates that the alternator is over-charging the battery and at an excessive level. You may have some problem with the sensing wire which "tells" the...
06-09-2019, 01:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,023
Posted By 7T1vette

The T/A's tend to do some twisting as they move...

The T/A's tend to do some twisting as they move up and down. Rubber can 'give' a bit and allow that to happen; poly is not good for that and could be over-stressed. It would be good for the OP to...
Forum: C3 General
06-08-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By 7T1vette

I am assuming that your car is a 1972 model....

I am assuming that your car is a 1972 model. Stencil kits and decal kits for the LT-1 stripes are readily available.
06-08-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By 7T1vette

The A.I.M. for your model year would depict how...

The A.I.M. for your model year would depict how it should be from the factory.
Forum: C3 General
06-08-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,530
Posted By 7T1vette

If you go the 'home built' route, the BMV will...

If you go the 'home built' route, the BMV will issue an additional tag which must be attached to the car. That tag will have the same effect on the value of your car as a "SALVAGE" entry into the...
Forum: C3 General
06-07-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,530
Posted By 7T1vette

My mother told me that if I couldn't say anything...

My mother told me that if I couldn't say anything nice about something, I just shouldn't say anything at all....
06-07-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,394
Posted By 7T1vette

Regarding the intrusion of heat: there are films...

Regarding the intrusion of heat: there are films that reflect the infrared portion of sunshine. They are more expensive than darkening tints, but are effective and you can choose the level of tint...
06-07-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By 7T1vette

Couldn't really see the detail on 4 & 8 until you...

Couldn't really see the detail on 4 & 8 until you re-posted the close-ups. Looks like oil build-up. But they are so junked-up, spark is limited [or non-existent], so oil residue would continue to...
Forum: C3 General
06-07-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 933
Posted By 7T1vette

Once you cut thru the bottom of the shroud, it is...

Once you cut thru the bottom of the shroud, it is flexible enough to wiggle out of its "home". If the owner is a 'purist' and can't cut the shroud...."you get what you asked for".

Otherwise, it's...
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