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Today, 04:04 PM
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Posted By Bikespace

I just measured, and yes, the longest (two)...

I just measured, and yes, the longest (two) pieces are a hair under 8 1/2 feet, and the other two pieces of the ramp are just under 8 feet (100" and 93"). That sounds about right for the total...
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Today, 03:50 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By Bikespace

This is more of an Off-Topic observation, but...

This is more of an Off-Topic observation, but since you brought it up...

ask them how satellites work, if the Earth is flat. And buy them a copy of Kerbal Space Program, which indirectly teaches...
Forum: C3 General
Today, 01:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 934
Posted By Bikespace

Especially if it matches the trim tag, that '74...

Especially if it matches the trim tag, that '74 would get repainted green immediately. I'd likely bring a razor to the sale and start peeling before I drove home. Perhaps you are now leaning that...
Today, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,693
Posted By Bikespace

Awesome! You are 80% of the way there. I'm quite...

Awesome! You are 80% of the way there. I'm quite happy with my Innova 5568 (https://amzn.to/2IpH6Qw), but there are plenty of timing light options. Let us know how it works out, and take some...
Forum: C3 General
Yesterday, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By Bikespace

Probably most of the vendors. Zip (the largest...

Probably most of the vendors. Zip (the largest Corvette retailer in Virginia) certainly does. Call any of them and ask/confirm. They may sell from other retailers, too, so if you want something...
Yesterday, 06:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,693
Posted By Bikespace

Did you email Lars yet? Did you get a dial-back...

Did you email Lars yet? Did you get a dial-back timing light yet?

It should be really easy to help you once those two things are done.
Forum: C3 General
Yesterday, 06:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 934
Posted By Bikespace

Do you want a car to sit in your garage, or do...

Do you want a car to sit in your garage, or do you want a car to DRIVE? A Corvette is a beautiful fiberglass body wrapped around a 4-speed transmission, and the 69 is the best looking of the...
Forum: C3 General
Yesterday, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By Bikespace

5% per month. So if you want to keep your...

5% per month. So if you want to keep your alternator alive in the spring (and not burn out fusable links), you should charge your battery before firing up the car, but it should last a year if it was...
Forum: C3 General
Yesterday, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By Bikespace

Are 71 trim tags stainless? Later C3s had...

Are 71 trim tags stainless? Later C3s had stainless trim tags, and the chassis was primed, trim tag applied, then painted. Only regular paint ended up on the tags (not the primer), and most of it has...
Forum: C3 General
Yesterday, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By Bikespace

There is no better looking C3 than a black 79....

There is no better looking C3 than a black 79. Enjoy it, and be sure to take your assistant along for the ride!

I don't think an L88 engine will fit under a stock 79 hood, though. :thumbs:
Yesterday, 06:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 444
Posted By Bikespace

Did you check the measurements? It may not be the...

Did you check the measurements? It may not be the motor mounts themselves.

I had a bear of a time putting in my driver-side engine mount (Moroso, solid steel). I know the measurements are correct....
06-17-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,159
Posted By Bikespace

Here you go! This is in my 1980, so...

Here you go!

This is in my 1980, so obviously not the same as your 69. There is vinyl binding at the perimiter of any exposed edges of the carpet, including where the front carpet passes over the...
06-17-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By Bikespace

The image in post #7 indicates you may have some...

The image in post #7 indicates you may have some time before you need the trailing arms back. I sent mine out, and I'm happy with the results. I'd probably insist on doing the rotors myself (per the...
06-17-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,266
Posted By Bikespace

This is not a job for the mechanic. There is a...

This is not a job for the mechanic. There is a slight chance they are tuning it correctly, but at least an equal chance that they are reading the 4 degrees BTDC on your emission sticker and calling...
06-17-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,159
Posted By Bikespace

I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed. Did you...

I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed. Did you reach a resolution?

I've bought two sets of ACC carpet through Willcox, and for the price (and my intended use of my cars), they look and work...
Forum: C3 General
06-16-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,580
Posted By Bikespace

I didn't have to cut them, but I had to drill two...

I didn't have to cut them, but I had to drill two 5/16" clearance holes, and drill out two more slots into 5/16" clearance holes, to make them work with my Walker clamps. You can see the two slots I...
06-16-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By Bikespace

Did you check your fuses, too? I had one go bad...

Did you check your fuses, too? I had one go bad recently. Instead of just a single system failing, I had wacky symptoms in other circuits. If you garage miswired your starter, it is possible they...
Forum: C3 General
06-16-2019, 01:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By Bikespace

HEI with external coil, so perhaps a points to...

HEI with external coil, so perhaps a points to solid-state conversion? Please take a photo under the cap, too. I'm guessing a Pertronix ignitor or equivalent. They can fail abruptly, but are easy to...
Forum: C3 General
06-16-2019, 01:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By Bikespace

Assuming you already have stainless sleeves in...

Assuming you already have stainless sleeves in good condition (which is a bit of an assumption), rebuild them yourself with a kit from CSSB Inc.! For off-the-shelf calipers, I've had luck with...
06-16-2019, 01:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By Bikespace

Is it possible you have a trapped air bubble at...

Is it possible you have a trapped air bubble at your temperature sensor? I'd imagine that if the car had just been running, and your switch/sensor were in the intake manifold, this wouldn't be the...
Forum: C3 General
06-16-2019, 01:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By Bikespace

80s are the best year for C3s. :) Email Lars...

80s are the best year for C3s. :)

Email Lars for his carb and ignition tuning papers. Short of sending it to him directly, you are almost certainly better off with the stock Q-Jet and a proper...
Forum: C3 General
06-16-2019, 01:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By Bikespace

That looks really cool, and I completely...

That looks really cool, and I completely understand the desire to close the lid to keep it stock. You will likely find that the ground wire for your existing 12V socket looks like a ring.

Since...
06-16-2019, 01:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,552
Posted By Bikespace

TTT. CF Price is half of the new price, plus...

TTT. CF Price is half of the new price, plus includes two centerlift bridges, plus you don't have to pay shipping if you come get it!
Forum: C3 General
06-15-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,542
Posted By Bikespace

You can also check for TDC by fashioning a stop,...

You can also check for TDC by fashioning a stop, or using a piece of rope. Lars may have this in one of his papers, or the internet will know. Mark two points on the balancer, and then you will know...
Forum: C3 General
06-15-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,580
Posted By Bikespace

I got the Patriot side shields mounted and run...

I got the Patriot side shields mounted and run (chrome steel, not stainless). All together, with the Walker clamps, my shield solution cost $145-. That's less than a third the price of the "correct"...
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