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Forum: C3 Tech & Performance Today, 04:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 56
Posted By toobroketoretire
Have you ever noticed how the tool is always JUST...

Have you ever noticed how the tool is always JUST out of your reach? And when you try to grab it the tool gets nudged a little bit further away? I finally learned to use my shop broom to retrieve...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance Yesterday, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 64
Posted By toobroketoretire
Thieves laugh at the OEM steering wheel locks and...

Thieves laugh at the OEM steering wheel locks and laugh at the "clubs" because a big hammer and hack saw are all that is needed. And like you said the easiest way is to back a tilt-bed wrecker up to...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance Yesterday, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 56
Posted By toobroketoretire
Murphey's Laws

I used to have a big poster in my garage showing 12 of Murphey's laws and it was amazingly accurate. The 2 laws that first come to my mind are:

1. A dropped tool always rolls under the exact...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance Yesterday, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 64
Posted By toobroketoretire
The steering wheel locks only slow a car thief...

The steering wheel locks only slow a car thief down.............
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance Yesterday, 03:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 64
Posted By toobroketoretire
I Finally Did It

After yelling and screaming and cussing at my totally annoying steering wheel lock for the past several years I finally disabled it. I took the notched lock plate out and torched off the outer 1/2"...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 03-27-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By toobroketoretire
Yep, as the OEM aluminum ground cable always...

Yep, as the OEM aluminum ground cable always looks real good hardly anyone knows that their cable is shot because of internal oxidation. Glad you got it going again and for very little expense.
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 03-26-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By toobroketoretire
I have been building high performance engines for...

I have been building high performance engines for a very long time and I know what works and what doesn't work. Edelbrock makes some very nice aluminum heads for the small and big block engines but...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 03-26-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 88
Posted By toobroketoretire
It was the high price that has kept me away from...

It was the high price that has kept me away from the synthetics but now that I found I can buy lesser known synthetics at just above conventional oil prices I finally made the switch. And the "hot...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 03-26-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 88
Posted By toobroketoretire
Interesting Oil Tests

I just compared a given volume of used 10W-30 conventional oil with a same volume of new 10W-30 synthetic oil in two ways: A "cold pour" test at 0 degrees and a "hot skillet" test.

1. At 0...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 03-26-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By toobroketoretire
I have always known the synthetics were superior...

I have always known the synthetics were superior but their high price kept me away until I found lesser-known brands are comparable in price to the name-brand conventional oils.
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 03-25-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By toobroketoretire
I just made the switch today as I had completely...

I just made the switch today as I had completely run out of conventional oil and bought 2 cases of Valvoline 10W-30 synthetic for only $3.99 a quart from the auto parts store I have dealt with since...
Forum: Edelbrock 03-25-2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By toobroketoretire
When someone mentions "high performance intake...

When someone mentions "high performance intake manifolds" the very first thing that comes to mind is EDELBROCK. But Offenhauser was also a big name in the 1950's thru 1970's but I don't see any ads...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 03-25-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 69
Posted By toobroketoretire
Steering Wheel Locking Mechanism

The next time I have my steering wheel off for any reason I'm going to take that annoying steering wheel lock plate out and torch off the notches that do the locking or remove the pin that locks it....
Forum: C4 Corvette General Discussion 03-25-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,312
Posted By toobroketoretire
That's about as cool as clear distributor...

That's about as cool as clear distributor caps...............
Forum: Edelbrock 03-24-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By toobroketoretire
Edelbrock Parts

I was a professional engine builder for 19 years and during that time I bought and used countless Edelbrock parts in my builds. When I was just a kid in the 1950's Edelbrock was THE name in...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 03-23-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 324
Posted By toobroketoretire
New Battery Terminals

I really like my new battery terminals and how easy it is to remove the 2 cables. Just a 9/16" wrench and they're off. No more having to deal with those big fat thick lead terminals with the 5/16"...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 03-23-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 324
Posted By toobroketoretire
The Prestolite battery plant was closed back in...

The Prestolite battery plant was closed back in the 1970's over some kinds of environmental issues but I don't know what those issues were. There was also a tanning plant a few miles north of it...
Forum: C5 Tech & Performance 03-23-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By toobroketoretire
Was it parked for a long time before you bought...

Was it parked for a long time before you bought it? When cars are parked for a long time with a partial tank the sending unit can get gummed up with evaporated gasoline residue and by driving it the...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 03-23-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 324
Posted By toobroketoretire
The battery plant said "Prestolite" on it's big...

The battery plant said "Prestolite" on it's big sign in front but inside they made at least a dozen brands of batteries using the same internal components but with different cases. I was able to...
Forum: C4 Tech & Performance 03-23-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By toobroketoretire
Its out of time. Verify your engine is on TDC of...

Its out of time. Verify your engine is on TDC of the compression stroke then check the position of your rotor. The rotor should be pointing at about the 11 o'clock position.

To verify it's on TDC...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 03-22-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By toobroketoretire
In the past I found everything I bought from Mid...

In the past I found everything I bought from Mid America was made-in-China crap so I started buying from Corvette Central, Eckler's, and Rik's because almost everything they sell is top quality OEM...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 03-22-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 851
Posted By toobroketoretire
Were you tipsy when you took that picture or was...

Were you tipsy when you took that picture or was your whole neighborhood built on the side of a mountain?
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 03-22-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 324
Posted By toobroketoretire
I like it how the battery manufacturers "prorate"...

I like it how the battery manufacturers "prorate" their batteries so if they fail 1/2 way thru their service life you don't get diddly squat.

I went to a battery manufacturing plant many years...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 03-21-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 324
Posted By toobroketoretire
I have seen those strap tools but never owned...

I have seen those strap tools but never owned one. I clearly remember seeing Redneck batteries that had wood screws or 16-penny nails driven in between the post and terminal to make a better...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 03-21-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 324
Posted By toobroketoretire
I think its really odd they don't all come with...

I think its really odd they don't all come with carrying straps just because they're so hard to handle without straps. The new 6-year Interstate battery I just got has straps but the old 7-year one...
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