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Forum: C3 Tech & Performance Today, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 28
Posted By toobroketoretire
The Benefits Of Soluble Oil

I run it along with a 50/50 mix of antifreeze and water. I have seen dozens and dozens of heavy equipment radiators torn apart and they were spotlessly clean on the inside because of the soluble oil...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance Today, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 28
Posted By toobroketoretire
Sta-Lube Soluble Oil In Cooling Systems

I have been using soluble oil in my cooling systems since the early 1970's when a commercial radiator repair shop advised me to. I was the shop supervisor of a vehicle maintenance shop back in those...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion Today, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 77
Posted By toobroketoretire
Ditto....................

Ditto....................
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance Yesterday, 04:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 43
Posted By toobroketoretire
More Information On Fan Clutches

I Googled "Fan Clutches" and got more information for you guys and gals:

1. The standard duty without a thermal spring will spin the fan at about 50% of crankshaft rpm at cruising speeds

2. The...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion Yesterday, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 169
Posted By toobroketoretire
Did you know the 1980 California Corvettes only...

Did you know the 1980 California Corvettes only came with 305's? They ran real good but they just didn't have the torque of the larger 350's.
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion Yesterday, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 169
Posted By toobroketoretire
After I bought my '82 in 1988 I immediately stuck...

After I bought my '82 in 1988 I immediately stuck a set of 3.54's in it to improve it's all around performance. In 1996 I installed a set of Dart 2.02" X 1.60" heads and did some port grinding on...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance Yesterday, 02:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By toobroketoretire
The viscous fan clutches began showing up in 1962...

The viscous fan clutches began showing up in 1962 when the 327's came out and right away wannabe mechanics cussed them because they didn't understand how the new fangled things worked. Around 1963...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion Yesterday, 01:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 169
Posted By toobroketoretire
They were rated at 200 horsepower. I would...

They were rated at 200 horsepower. I would estimate the '85 fuel pump and Renegade added a good 50 horsepower.
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 04-18-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By toobroketoretire
I was very lucky the amount of damage was so...

I was very lucky the amount of damage was so minimal. When I looked at the crank I KNEW it would need to be ground but after giving it a good "shoe shine" with emery cloth the smeared-on aluminum...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 04-18-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By toobroketoretire
Fish, for every gullible fool with a dollar in...

Fish, for every gullible fool with a dollar in his pocket there are 100 people dreaming up ways to get his dollar. There is a thousand year old business based in Rome Italy that pulls in a billion...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 04-18-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 169
Posted By toobroketoretire
The engine was okay but it needed a...

The engine was okay but it needed a freer-breathing intake manifold and a higher volume fuel pump. Once I put a Renegade and '85 fuel pump on mine it gained a LOT of power. In those early years the...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 04-18-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 73
Posted By toobroketoretire
Remove your wiper grill (8 screws) and you'll...

Remove your wiper grill (8 screws) and you'll find a slotted adjustment where the wiper arms connect to the motor's bell crank. Loosen the 3/8" nuts and slightly move the wiper arm (a little...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 04-18-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By toobroketoretire
My thoughts? As long as there are gullible fools...

My thoughts? As long as there are gullible fools in this world there will always be reports of "hauntings" and "ghosts" (ghost gods included) and "paranormal". Its fun to watch these various...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 04-17-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 111
Posted By toobroketoretire
Eric, since I read your post I have been doing...

Eric, since I read your post I have been doing some serious thinking about your problem and here's what I have concluded:

1. You already have this TH400 sitting in your garage.

2. To...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 04-17-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 111
Posted By toobroketoretire
You can buy u-joints that measure 3-1/4" X 3-5/8"...

You can buy u-joints that measure 3-1/4" X 3-5/8" so you can use your TH350 driveshaft and connect it to a larger TH400 yoke.

If you would like to learn how to go thru a TH350 I'll be glad to...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 04-17-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 111
Posted By toobroketoretire
I have been rebuilding TH350's ever since I was a...

I have been rebuilding TH350's ever since I was a kid so I know there's nothing to them. I would simply send the TH400 back for full credit then tear into your TH350 and find out what is wrong with...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 04-16-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 252
Posted By toobroketoretire
Motor? What Motor? The C3 Corvettes use the...

Motor? What Motor? The C3 Corvettes use the same cruise control vacuum diaphragm as most of the other G.M. cars of that year. Now the EGR valve electric/air controls are pretty expensive as I had...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 04-16-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By toobroketoretire
The most efficient fan is the largest possible...

The most efficient fan is the largest possible fan turning at the slowest possible speed. To put that in perspective imagine a 6-blade fan one mile in diameter turning at ONE revolution per minute. ...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 04-16-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By toobroketoretire
Urban Myths, Folk Lore, And Superstition

We have all heard the urban myth about the wet cat being killed when the owner microwaved it to dry it off, right? There's not a bit of truth to that urban myth but yet many gullible fools actually...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 04-16-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By toobroketoretire
Of course I left out some details but my thread...

Of course I left out some details but my thread was meant to give the basics of fan clutch operation in C3's. And the basic principle of fan clutch operation is the driving force provided by the...
Forum: C5 Corvette General Discussion 04-15-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By toobroketoretire
Take a digital multimeter and put it on the...

Take a digital multimeter and put it on the 10-amp scale. Then take the battery's positive terminal off and connect the multimeter between the cable and the battery. The multimeter will show how many...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 04-15-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By toobroketoretire
How A Fan Clutch Works

We have all seen fan clutches in our C3's but few of us know how the work. Inside the fan clutch is two 6" diameter discs; one of them being fastened to the fan and the other being fastened to the...
Forum: C4 Tech & Performance 04-15-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By toobroketoretire
When you turn the ignition switch on it'll only...

When you turn the ignition switch on it'll only power the fuel pump and pressurize the fuel rail for 2 seconds at which time the fuel pump will shut off if oil pressure isn't present to keep the fuel...
Forum: C4 Tech & Performance 04-15-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By toobroketoretire
If you have a little trickle charger you can use...

If you have a little trickle charger you can use it to power your fuel pump. Then connect a hose to your fuel line and pump the stale gasoline into a 5-gallon bucket.
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 04-14-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 252
Posted By toobroketoretire
What year?

What year?
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