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Forum: C3 General
07-07-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By Jason Staley

I replaced my worn out flaking chrome one back in...

I replaced my worn out flaking chrome one back in the late 90's with a stainless one. Been on the car for over 20 yrs now and still looks like new :thumbs:. Can't remember who made mine, but with a...
Forum: C3 General
05-20-2019, 05:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,255
Posted By Jason Staley

In addition to reading the rules, before you...

In addition to reading the rules, before you start throwing money at mod's I recommending reading up on these suspensions. They are unique and the more you learn, the less chance for making huge...
04-17-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By Jason Staley

I have had VBP's dual mount composite springs on...

I have had VBP's dual mount composite springs on my car since 1995. They still work great and have held up fine over the years, and that's with the car being a daily driver for several years...
03-19-2019, 01:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By Jason Staley

While I haven't used the Nitto 555 G2's, they...

While I haven't used the Nitto 555 G2's, they should be good tires based on my experience with Nitto 450's. For a street tire I was quite pleased with them, but I didn't use them at the track much...
03-17-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By Jason Staley

Is your Riken Raptors the summer version or the...

Is your Riken Raptors the summer version or the all-season version? I was looking at the average temperature of your area and I would say its marginal regarding temp for true summer only tires. ...
02-18-2019, 02:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By Jason Staley

Can't help you with a cost estimate, but I had my...

Can't help you with a cost estimate, but I had my belts restored by them ~20 years ago. Great quality and good customer support. I used them because of my interior color. They were the only ones I...
Forum: Off Topic
01-16-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,238
Posted By Jason Staley

During winter I have my F150 in 4x4 about half...

During winter I have my F150 in 4x4 about half the time. Love it in snow and icy conditions, plus I don't have to shovel my gravel driveway either :D.
01-05-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,390
Posted By Jason Staley

I like their kit, but Vansteel didn't come out...

I like their kit, but Vansteel didn't come out with those until recently. I did mine about 20 years ago, and it was either hard mount or rubber bushings back then so I improvised and made my own poly...
01-04-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,390
Posted By Jason Staley

If I recall correctly, I raised the diff 5/8"...

If I recall correctly, I raised the diff 5/8" using the method shown below. Using no rubber and directly mounting the x-member should get you a 3/4" raise in diff. location. I used some rubber and a...
Forum: C3 General
01-03-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,704
Posted By Jason Staley

Nice build, and good looking custom dash work. ...

Nice build, and good looking custom dash work. Love the look of your car. :thumbs:
01-03-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,009
Posted By Jason Staley

I've used it on my Mustang. Their system works...

I've used it on my Mustang. Their system works better than the touch up paints from your local parts stores like Autozone, etc. Like others have said, not perfect, but hard to see the chips unless...
Forum: C3 General
12-31-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 706
Posted By Jason Staley

Agree with all the above, but also realize that...

Agree with all the above, but also realize that the way HP was stated by the OEM's also changed around 1972. HP went from being stated as GROSS to NET, which also affects how powerful the car...
12-28-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,787
Posted By Jason Staley

Mine was also made in Italy and the red matches...

Mine was also made in Italy and the red matches the Firethorn interior quite well. I installed it over 20 yrs, and don't recall which vendor I got it through. Doesn't have much dish, and I had to...
12-28-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,346
Posted By Jason Staley

You can get into the 12's even using a 350 SBC if...

You can get into the 12's even using a 350 SBC if you get the setup correct. I'm running a modified ZZ4 crate engine with the GM's "LT4 Hot Cam" roller cam. I'm still using the original L98 cyl heads...
12-11-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,514
Posted By Jason Staley

:iagree: Mine's been a work in progress ever...

:iagree:
Mine's been a work in progress ever since I bought it back in 1995. Installed the ZZ4 crate engine in 1997, and been modifying it ever since. Done most of the work myself including the...
11-30-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By Jason Staley

I prefer a rag joint over a single u-joint in the...

I prefer a rag joint over a single u-joint in the steering system, especially if you have rubber body mounts. During hard cornering, the body moves relative to the chassis. With a single u-joint...
11-29-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,065
Posted By Jason Staley

I use to run my at the "street" drags (i.e. only...

I use to run my at the "street" drags (i.e. only DOT tires allowed) on our weeknight drags. Good times and was sponsored by the local police to help reduce street racing. Track prep wasn't much, but...
Forum: Off Topic
11-19-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 10,009
Posted By Jason Staley

NHRA U.S. NATIONAL INDY 500 Breaded...

NHRA U.S. NATIONAL
INDY 500
Breaded Tenderloins
...
11-18-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,275
Posted By Jason Staley

She states this like it was a bad thing....

She states this like it was a bad thing. :rolleyes:

"In the America of my childhood, there were apparently only two genders, girls and boys, and what you were born with was what you were stuck...
11-17-2018, 03:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,003
Posted By Jason Staley

If you are running one of those sizes, Toyo...

If you are running one of those sizes, Toyo PROXES R1R tires are another choice. I'm running them on my C3 and love them for track days.
...
11-13-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By Jason Staley

Only two thinks that might fall into the...

Only two thinks that might fall into the re-engineering category is:

If you have a steel floor board, you will have to cut an opening in it for the shifter and fab a small cover plate.
...
Forum: Off Topic
11-11-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By Jason Staley

I loved playing Wolfenstein in college, such an...

I loved playing Wolfenstein in college, such an addicting game.

Just went to Overlord in our IMAX theater. Pretty good movie to get away from everything for a few hours.
Forum: C3 General
11-06-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,120
Posted By Jason Staley

That's a cool video. Love seeing C3's tearing up...

That's a cool video. Love seeing C3's tearing up the track. :thumbs:



That's an early version of Traqmate. I use a later version of their software, but same basic hardware. It's a slick little...
Forum: C3 General
10-31-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By Jason Staley

They weren't designed to see over the rear hips....

They weren't designed to see over the rear hips. They should be adjusted farther out to reduce your blind spots as shown below. The rear view mirror is for seeing what is directly behind you. The...
Forum: C3 General
10-28-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By Jason Staley

You could use Race Ramp's Flatstoppers. ...

You could use Race Ramp's Flatstoppers.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.corvetteforum.com-vbulletin/425x200/camaro_flatstopper_425x200_1475723010_dc87051f7be9a8fe43e1b39aee356a5c22cd7a09.jpg
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