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Forum: C3 Tech & Performance Today, 06:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By toobroketoretire
The Factory Engineers Are NOT Stupid

My 1973 Chevy 3/4 ton pickup with its L48 engine came with a single 2-1/4" exhaust and it does fine at the lower rpm level it operates in. The C3's however came with DUAL 2-1/4" exhausts to...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 02-11-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By toobroketoretire
Unbiased Chassis Dyno Test

I want to see an UNBIASED chassis dyno test to show the difference between ram horn manifolds versus long tube headers with the rest of the OEM exhaust system operating. I am asserting you'll see no...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 02-07-2016, 05:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By toobroketoretire
Fluid Dynamics And Headers

Exhaust gasses fall under the heading of "Fluid Dynamics" as air is a fluid. Imagine for a minute a 50 foot long 1/2" garden hose with 50 psi of pressure feeding the inlet end. At the outlet end...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 02-05-2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By toobroketoretire
Uncorked Headers

Back in the 60's we "uncorked" our headers then went drag racing. The end of the header's collectors had a cover plate bolted on with a single nut in the middle for easy removal. But somewhere...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 02-03-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By toobroketoretire
High Performance Exhaust Systems

The object of running headers OPEN is to bypass the restriction of the exhaust system behind them and headers don't bypass anything. That's why headers are worthless unless exhaust cut outs are used...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 02-03-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By toobroketoretire
We always feel sorry for you Australians because...

We always feel sorry for you Australians because you have to walk upside down. If it weren't for gravity you'd fall into space.
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 01-31-2016, 02:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By toobroketoretire
Are Headers REALLY Worth It?

Back in the 1950's drag and track racers used exhaust "cut outs" to relieve back pressure and produce more power. Then it was found "shorty" headers and cut outs helped to improve the exhaust flow...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 01-31-2016, 02:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By toobroketoretire
The flat ends of the side yokes bear against the...

The flat ends of the side yokes bear against the sides of the round spider gear cross shaft; actually supporting the weight of the rear end of the car. Every time you make a turn the flat ends grind...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 01-26-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By toobroketoretire
For those 12.04's @ 117 mph I assume?

For those 12.04's @ 117 mph I assume?
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 05-24-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By toobroketoretire
My Last Post

Guys and gals, after being a valued member of this great forum since 2009 I have decided to quit for personal reasons. I wish you all the best now and in the future..................

Steve...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 05-24-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By toobroketoretire
The topic of my post is periodically re-gapping...

The topic of my post is periodically re-gapping spark plugs so please post something related to that topic.
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 05-24-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,261
Posted By toobroketoretire
What is the "certification" for? Please explain...

What is the "certification" for? Please explain what that's all about and why.
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 05-23-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 328
Posted By toobroketoretire
New Reproduction Radio Ordered

My OEM radio finally gave up and I decided to buy a brand new reproduction radio from Antique Radios in Florida. I had considered getting mine repaired but realized the whole radio is now 44 years...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 05-23-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,261
Posted By toobroketoretire
The 454" engines are readily available from auto...

The 454" engines are readily available from auto salvage yards and make an excellent swap in any C3. When it comes to out-and-out torque you can't beat a 454" and with little expense they can be...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 05-23-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By toobroketoretire
.43 Amp Battery Drain Finally Solved

My '82's new battery has been going completely dead every three days because it had a .43 amp drain somewhere. After doing a lot of testing I FINALLY found the cause. It was because I was leaving...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 05-23-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 293
Posted By toobroketoretire
Silicon Wiper Blades

About 3 years ago I bought my very first set of silicon wiper blades for about $30 and they're still like new after being used countless times. The silicon blades remain soft and never take a "set"...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 05-23-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,178
Posted By toobroketoretire
Synthetic Versus Regular Oil

As you may remember I finally made the switch from regular to synthetic oil several months ago after I discovered I can buy synthetic for only $1 more per quart at my local auto parts store (I get a...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 05-23-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 281
Posted By toobroketoretire
Calibrating Speedometers

Any time you change tire sizes or rear gear ratios or install a different transmission you'll need to check your speedometer for it's % of accuracy and correct it if needed. I can tell you which...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 05-23-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By toobroketoretire
Cleaning Headlights

I suggest you get into the habit of ALWAYS opening your headlight doors when washing your car because headlights get awfully scummy too! Filthy headlights can reduce their effectiveness by 50% which...
Forum: C5 Corvette General Discussion 05-23-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By toobroketoretire
The 203FF bearing in it was made in China. I...

The 203FF bearing in it was made in China. I have gotten to the point in which I pop the seals on every new ball bearing and pack them completely full of #2 lithium/moly grease. You just can't...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 05-23-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By toobroketoretire
So if your plug gaps have enlarged from .035" to...

So if your plug gaps have enlarged from .035" to .038" you would replace them? For anyone who doesn't know how to re-gap plugs that's certainly the easy way out assuming you remember they have right...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 05-23-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,261
Posted By toobroketoretire
A set of 76 cc Edelbrock heads with the larger...

A set of 76 cc Edelbrock heads with the larger 2.02 X 1.60 valves would work nicely on a 383" if you decide to go that route. For a roller cam a 220/220 .500" lift would work great as it would...
Forum: C3 Scan & Tune 05-23-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 917
Posted By toobroketoretire
I sent my '82's radio to Doctor Don about 10...

I sent my '82's radio to Doctor Don about 10 years ago and he sent it back to me with a message saying it needed a part that was no longer available. Ever since then I have questioned the wisdom of...
Forum: C3 Scan & Tune 05-23-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 917
Posted By toobroketoretire
Rather than getting mine repaired and having it...

Rather than getting mine repaired and having it fail again within 2-3 years I decided to buy a brand new reproduction radio from Antique Radios for $549. Their radios are brand new and use the...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 05-23-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 240
Posted By toobroketoretire
Keeping Maintenance Records

I highly recommend you keep a log book showing all of the maintenance and repairs you perform along with the date and mileage when those actions were performed. I also recommend checking your fluid...
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