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Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 07-25-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
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: 3
Views: 186
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: 145
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: 8
Views: 202
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: 8
Views: 202
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: 308
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: 308
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: 308
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: 4
Views: 170
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: 4
Views: 170
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: 68
Views: 1,217
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: 68
Views: 1,217
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: 506
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: 308
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: 308
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: 308
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: 308
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.
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 07-06-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By toobroketoretire
It is certainly worth the measly $20 it cost as...

It is certainly worth the measly $20 it cost as it blows about twice as hard now. As I bought a steel blower wheel it was easy to change the position of the center hub and then everything fell into...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 07-05-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By toobroketoretire
C4 Blower Wheel In A C3

I just finished installing a C4 blower wheel in my '71 and it made my A/C vents blow about twice as hard. If anyone would like to do this modification I'll be glad to walk you thru it.

The total...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 07-03-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,217
Posted By toobroketoretire
It was a lot more work than I was anticipating...

It was a lot more work than I was anticipating but it sure works great. It blows a LOT more air now so it was well worth the effort. And the expense was just a measly $20 for the #35601 4-Seasons...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 07-02-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 679
Posted By toobroketoretire
Are you absolutely sure your battery isn't...

Are you absolutely sure your battery isn't discharged? Does your headlights burn nice and bright? Will it crank if you short the top solenoid post to the "S" terminal? And is it possible you have...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 07-02-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,217
Posted By toobroketoretire
I finished the blower wheel swap this morning and...

I finished the blower wheel swap this morning and it came out great. But it was a LOT of work because the C4 blower wheel was a little bit larger in diameter than the C3 blower wheel which required...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 07-02-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,329
Posted By toobroketoretire
Looks terrific. If I had a 4-speed I would...

Looks terrific. If I had a 4-speed I would definitely look into a conversion like that.
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 07-01-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,217
Posted By toobroketoretire
I found my new blower wheel was as wrong as it...

I found my new blower wheel was as wrong as it could be. The specifications in the 4-Seasons catalog were completely wrong as they stated the C3 and C4 blower wheels had the same hub depth of...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 07-01-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,217
Posted By toobroketoretire
My attention got shifted to my A/C's blower. ...

My attention got shifted to my A/C's blower. Fish was telling me a number of C3 owners have installed C4 blower wheels along with a 1" spacer so I thought I'd try it. I ordered a blower wheel...
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