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Forum: C3 Tech & Performance Today, 03:59 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By toobroketoretire
This is a C3 forum..........................

This is a C3 forum..........................
Forum: C4 Tech & Performance Yesterday, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By toobroketoretire
Any time the engine cranks but cranks real slow...

Any time the engine cranks but cranks real slow suspect the engine block ground cable that is attached to the left side of the engine block and under the frame. The OEM cables are made using...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance Yesterday, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 124
Posted By toobroketoretire
I'm running a 10 to 1 compression ratio 454" and...

I'm running a 10 to 1 compression ratio 454" and it spins over with the greatest of ease using a stock starter. In the late 1960's I was running a 283" with a 13 to 1 compression ratio and a stock...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance Yesterday, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 207
Posted By toobroketoretire
But those tools can't be used on Corvettes...

But those tools can't be used on Corvettes because they're too big in diameter to stick thru the hole. That's why I always use a 1/4" drive 3/8" socket to install the spring cup.
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance Yesterday, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 124
Posted By toobroketoretire
The Urban "HOT STARTER" Myth

Chevrolets have never suffered from "hot starter" problems because their starters don't get any hotter than any other starters. In other words "hot starters" is an urban myth that has been repeated...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance Yesterday, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 124
Posted By toobroketoretire
Worthless OEM Aluminum Ground Cables

You have never had a "hot starter" problem in the first place but rather a bad engine ground cable problem. I'll explain:

All of the 1970 thru 1980 G.M. vehicles came with a cheap aluminum engine...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 02-28-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 207
Posted By toobroketoretire
It can be a real mother of a job to replace the...

It can be a real mother of a job to replace the parking brake shoes and springs. First of all only buy the stainless steel springs and hardware that all the vendors stock. To put the "nails" and...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 02-28-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 51
Posted By toobroketoretire
Alternator Pulleys

My '82 threw the cover off it's alternator belt about once a year because of it's 1/2" wide pulley only having a 2-3/4" diameter. When it comes to alternator belts 3/8" wide belts will tolerate...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 02-26-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,184
Posted By toobroketoretire
It must have been a temporary glitch because it's...

It must have been a temporary glitch because it's reading normally again. But as I hadn't lubed it when I lubed my speedometer I propped the cable housing upright and filled it with thin air tool...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 02-26-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,184
Posted By toobroketoretire
Tachometer Also Reading Slow

It appears my OEM tachometer also got damaged because my "inductive" digital tachometer is showing 900-925 rpm when my mechanical tachometer is showing 750-800 rpm. So I just bought a "reflective"...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 02-24-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,184
Posted By toobroketoretire
The "points type" ignition coils were in grounded...

The "points type" ignition coils were in grounded steel housings bolted to the intake manifold but an HEI coil isn't in a grounded steel housing but rather sitting up high in a plastic well where it...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 02-24-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,184
Posted By toobroketoretire
Laurie, the head of the technical department of...

Laurie, the head of the technical department of the speedometer manufacturer called me a while ago and we discussed my 2 speedometer failures in detail. She told me once magnetized a magnet stays...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 02-24-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,184
Posted By toobroketoretire
Yes, but did the people you knew use their C2's...

Yes, but did the people you knew use their C2's and C3's for daily drivers and have to pull 10 mile long steep hills on their way home every day? Nope, they used their C2's and C3's for weekend...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 02-24-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,184
Posted By toobroketoretire
Fish, my OEM speedometer read perfectly accurate...

Fish, my OEM speedometer read perfectly accurate from 1971 to 2011 then it suddenly lost it's magnetism. Why? The only change I had made was installing my HEI 2 years before it failed. I bought a...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 02-23-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By toobroketoretire
As my old 3/4 ton Chevrolet pickup isn't licensed...

As my old 3/4 ton Chevrolet pickup isn't licensed and I occasionally need oxygen or acetylene I have to take my '71 to the supplier and lay the tank across my tail and tie it down on a throw rug to...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 02-23-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,184
Posted By toobroketoretire
I sent an e-mail to Instrument Services & Sales...

I sent an e-mail to Instrument Services & Sales and asked them what their opinion is on early Corvettes speedometers and tachometers losing their magnetism over time. My OEM speedometer was reading...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 02-22-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 104
Posted By toobroketoretire
Something You Probably Aren't Aware Of

When you replace your coolant the 1/4" NPT drain plugs on both sides of your engine block need to be taken out to drain the two gallons of coolant that are left in the block. I use only brass pipe...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 02-22-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By toobroketoretire
You should have about 3/4" to 1-1/4" of free...

You should have about 3/4" to 1-1/4" of free travel before your clutch pedal gets stiff. The fine-threaded clutch fork pivot ball sometimes unscrews itself from it's normally "seated" position and...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 02-22-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By toobroketoretire
HEI Caused My Speedometer To Read Slow?

I am now convinced the HEI in my '71 slowly de-magnetized my speedometer magnet to the point where it was reading 30% slow. All of the C2 and C3 Corvettes came with grounded distributor covers...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 02-22-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 207
Posted By toobroketoretire
You'll need a quality OTC slide hammer (about...

You'll need a quality OTC slide hammer (about $120) and a 1" travel dial indicator (about $20 from Harbor Freight) and you can replace the bearings and seals without removing the trailing arm. If...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 02-22-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 77
Posted By toobroketoretire
Speedometers Reading Slow In C2 And C3 Corvettes

The more I think about my '71's slow speedometer the more convinced I am that my HEI caused the magnet in my speedometer to lose 30% of it's strength over the last 3 years. All of the Corvettes came...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 02-22-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,184
Posted By toobroketoretire
I'm still wondering if my HEI could have caused...

I'm still wondering if my HEI could have caused my speedometer magnet to lose it's strength because of the powerful electrical field the HEI generates and the fiberglass firewall. All of the C3's...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 02-22-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By toobroketoretire
Right above the oil filter and the place where...

Right above the oil filter and the place where your oil pressure sender screws in.................
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 02-21-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By toobroketoretire
I was determined to find the cause as long as it...

I was determined to find the cause as long as it didn't cost me a bundle. My first real clue was when I read speedometer repair shops routinely re-magnetize the magnets and then adjust their...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 02-21-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By toobroketoretire
Say what you want but as none of the automobile...

Say what you want but as none of the automobile manufacturers in the world install pre-lube systems (or headers) on their engines there's obviously no need for them.
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