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Forum: C3 Tech & Performance Yesterday, 05:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 220
Posted By toobroketoretire
When I set the timing on my engine I screw my...

When I set the timing on my engine I screw my compression tester into #1 and bump it over until my gauge's needle jumps up; assuring it IS on the compression stroke.

Then I bump the engine a bit...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion Yesterday, 05:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By toobroketoretire
Welcome back................

Welcome back................
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 08-16-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 327
Posted By toobroketoretire
Funny story. When I was about 18 years old we...

Funny story. When I was about 18 years old we used to run our cars on a 1/4 mile strip marked on one of the narrow little country roads near my home. One day my best friend decided to make the...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 08-16-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 327
Posted By toobroketoretire
I gave up trying to do any 0-60's because the...

I gave up trying to do any 0-60's because the tires go up in smoke so easily. Really odd how I gained an instant 30% fuel mileage increase but I have now put about 15 tanks thru it and every one is...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 08-16-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,418
Posted By toobroketoretire
I have always preferred to do 60-100's because it...

I have always preferred to do 60-100's because it doesn't involve any tire spinning and gear shifting. With this new camshaft it starts out from 60 mph slower but really starts charging when it gets...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 08-15-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 327
Posted By toobroketoretire
Real Big Improvement

Now that I have put several thousand miles on my new Competition Cams Magnum camshaft I have started giving it full throttles in the lower gears. It makes so much more power it'll spin the tires...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 08-14-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By toobroketoretire
You can buy those o-rings from any auto parts...

You can buy those o-rings from any auto parts store for about 50 cents each.

By the way, you put the o-rings onto both ends of the tube first THEN push the tube in. And coat the o-rings with a...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 08-10-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By toobroketoretire
It made a HUGE difference in my '71. My A/C now...

It made a HUGE difference in my '71. My A/C now blows almost as much air as a full sized passenger car.
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 07-25-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By toobroketoretire
Yes, you should hear it click when you ground the...

Yes, you should hear it click when you ground the horn button. I have three C3's..........a 1968, a 1971, and a 1982 and all three of them have their horn relays mounted on the top of the left side...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 07-24-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By toobroketoretire
The horn relay is mounted on the top of the left...

The horn relay is mounted on the top of the left side inner fender (in front and to the left of the power brake booster) and it'll have about 5 wires going to it. When you depress the horn button it...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 07-21-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By toobroketoretire
The main problem was the electric fuel pump but...

The main problem was the electric fuel pump but by using an '85 pump it'll make about 50 more horsepower than it's rated 200. But because of the restrictive 425 cfm CrossFire intake manifold it...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 07-18-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By toobroketoretire
My left side exhaust manifold misses the rear of...

My left side exhaust manifold misses the rear of the upper a-frame by 3/8" and on the right side the valve cover misses the evaporator housing by about 3/4". Then the HEI misses the windshield wiper...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 07-18-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By toobroketoretire
C3 Engine Offset

I have told you before about the 1-1/2" engine offset that ALL C3's have because of the early big block options and interference with the power brake booster. Rather than making different frames for...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 07-18-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 383
Posted By toobroketoretire
Just take it back out and do the modification.

Just take it back out and do the modification.
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 07-16-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 383
Posted By toobroketoretire
The spacer needs to be 3/8" thick plywood with a...

The spacer needs to be 3/8" thick plywood with a 5-3/4" I.D. and a 7" O.D. If you don't have a compass to draw it onto the plywood give me your e-mail address and I'll send you a full size picture...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 07-15-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 383
Posted By toobroketoretire
If anyone else wants to make the conversion I...

If anyone else wants to make the conversion I will be glad to help them out. The 1" longer C4 blower wheel will give you over a 40% increase in output and you can easily see why.............
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 07-15-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By toobroketoretire
90 Degree Speedometer Cable Adapter

These inexpensive 90 degree adapters eliminate that 90 degree bend that destroys speedometer cables. I had to add a 2" extension to mine because I have a TH700R4 and the governor housing is in the...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 07-15-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By toobroketoretire
The cables almost always break in the first 90...

The cables almost always break in the first 90 degree bend down at the transmission. And yes, the cable does spin clockwise as viewed from the front of the speedometer. For the speedometer needle...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 07-12-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,418
Posted By toobroketoretire
As I said before, when I see all of the new cars...

As I said before, when I see all of the new cars coming with long tube headers only then will I consider it. Until then I will cherish my beautiful cast iron manifolds that are 1000% dependable.
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 07-12-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,418
Posted By toobroketoretire
It'll now burn the tires when it slams into 3rd...

It'll now burn the tires when it slams into 3rd gear at 55 mph so it's definitely making a lot more power than before. But what is really cool is I got a 25% increase in gas mileage.
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 07-11-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By toobroketoretire
But how can you stand driving it when it's that...

But how can you stand driving it when it's that dirty? What an eyesore! You would certainly puke of you could see mine. As I have to drive over a mile of dirt road to get to my house every single...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 07-11-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 383
Posted By toobroketoretire
If your C3 has A/C it's definitely worth the...

If your C3 has A/C it's definitely worth the small expense and effort to make the modification because it'll damned near double the air flow. I can actually feel the cold air hitting my face and...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 07-11-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 383
Posted By toobroketoretire
A 10 gauge ground wire is overkill but it's much...

A 10 gauge ground wire is overkill but it's much better to overkill than to underkill because there is no such thing as a ground that is "too good". I put a toothed "shakeproof" washer under my...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 07-11-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 383
Posted By toobroketoretire
No, when fish and I did it we just told the parts...

No, when fish and I did it we just told the parts man we wanted a blower wheel and didn't care how big or how long it was.

Of COURSE we have a part number! It's a 4-Seasons #35601 and it's an...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 07-11-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 383
Posted By toobroketoretire
The difference is amazing as I can now feel wind...

The difference is amazing as I can now feel wind blowing from my center vent clear back to my rear window or about 36" away.
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