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Forum: C4 Tech & Performance Today, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By toobroketoretire
Yep, you have a blown head gasket(s) and it'll...

Yep, you have a blown head gasket(s) and it'll require pulling both of the heads off. The heads need to be checked for cracks while they're off and the valves and seats re-cut if it has many miles...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance Today, 10:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,552
Posted By toobroketoretire
It starts off slower and ends up faster so the...

It starts off slower and ends up faster so the times were about equal. But after it hits 80 mph it REALLY begins to make serious power as it'll gain 10 mph every second up to 120 mph. I have buzzed...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion Today, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 218
Posted By toobroketoretire
I just did some reading on the subject and it...

I just did some reading on the subject and it said blood relatives are the best bet at finding matches. I would be more than happy to be a donor but I doubt my western European background would make...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance Today, 05:19 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,552
Posted By toobroketoretire
Yep.............

Yep.............
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion Yesterday, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 218
Posted By toobroketoretire
I have never believed in ANY imaginary ghost gods...

I have never believed in ANY imaginary ghost gods but I certainly will wish the best for him.............
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 08-24-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By toobroketoretire
When you change over to DOT 5 silicon fluid all...

When you change over to DOT 5 silicon fluid all of your original hoses will swell shut within 3 months because the DOT 5 attacks the older formulation of rubber. You must buy the newer J-1401 hoses....
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 08-23-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By toobroketoretire
It sounds like your clutch plate has gotten stuck...

It sounds like your clutch plate has gotten stuck against the flywheel after sitting all these years. To free it just put it in NEUTRAL and spin the engine over while applying the brakes. The shock...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 08-22-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By toobroketoretire
Yep, your clutch isn't fully releasing. First of...

Yep, your clutch isn't fully releasing. First of all make sure the rounded-head pivot stud is screwed all the way in and you can verify that by placing a 3/8" Allen wrench (or socket) into the head...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 08-21-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
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 08-21-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By toobroketoretire
Welcome back................

Welcome back................
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 08-16-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 396
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: 396
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: 75
Views: 1,552
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: 396
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: 127
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: 352
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: 455
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: 455
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: 238
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: 439
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: 439
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: 428
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: 428
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: 428
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: 325
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...
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