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Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion Today, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By toobroketoretire
You know how replacement speedometer cables come...

You know how replacement speedometer cables come with those flunky "crimpers" to install the squared end? I discovered a set of heavy duty wire crimpers does a perfect job and without damaging the...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion Yesterday, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 383
Posted By toobroketoretire
A really sexy young blond gets stopped on a rural...

A really sexy young blond gets stopped on a rural country road for speeding. Seeing she was a young blond the trooper figured she was really dumb so he stuck his erect "member" thru the window. Upon...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion Yesterday, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By toobroketoretire
The Lenz Law Used For Mechanical Speedometers And Tachometers

I don't think it's the speedometer because it reads correctly most of the time and every part in it is new. I took it completely apart and did find 2 little manufacturing defects but neither could...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion Yesterday, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By toobroketoretire
Well, after fixing my nylon driven gear's square...

Well, after fixing my nylon driven gear's square bore I am finding my speedometer is still reading 10-20 mph slow @ 60-65 mph after it warms up so the problem is still there. In my 46+ years of...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 01-28-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By toobroketoretire
I'm just glad I thought of a way to repair my...

I'm just glad I thought of a way to repair my damaged gear so I wouldn't have to make a 90 mile round trip to Fresno to buy a new one.
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 01-27-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By toobroketoretire
Speedometer Occasionally Running 10-20 mph Slow

My 3-year old $300 speedometer has been running 10-20 mph slow every once in a while and it appeared to be a temperature related problem because it always read correctly when it was cold. Last week...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 01-26-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 383
Posted By toobroketoretire
Or there's less ducks flying on the other...

Or there's less ducks flying on the other side.............
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 01-23-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By toobroketoretire
I counted 21 guys just before the car pulled in.

I counted 21 guys just before the car pulled in.
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 01-22-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 297
Posted By toobroketoretire
The windshield wiper delay control is also...

The windshield wiper delay control is also mounted in front of the jack. If you intend to keep your '82 I suggest investing in a Helms shop manual (about $100).
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 01-22-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By toobroketoretire
I have a Henry Ferguson TO-30 tractor that had...

I have a Henry Ferguson TO-30 tractor that had the same problem as it also had a steering box filled with oil and leather seals on the sides. Over time the leather seals allowed all of the oil to...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 01-20-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 525
Posted By toobroketoretire
Hawaii Is A Nice Place To Visit But.................

I spent about a month in Hawaii in 1982 and again in 1985 and I wasn't really impressed with the weather. It seems as though the temperature stays too much "the same" between day and night. It...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 01-20-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 297
Posted By toobroketoretire
On your 1997 or did you also buy a C3?

On your 1997 or did you also buy a C3?
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 01-20-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 525
Posted By toobroketoretire
Wow, $4.09 for a single gallon? Gee, that would...

Wow, $4.09 for a single gallon? Gee, that would make those 117 mph @ 12.04 second passes awfully expensive.
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 01-19-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 410
Posted By toobroketoretire
Or they'll say "Foreign Made" to hide the fact...

Or they'll say "Foreign Made" to hide the fact the part is being made by 10 year old girls working 16 hour shifts in Chinese sweat factories for a bowl of rice per day..................
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 01-18-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By toobroketoretire
I have always run straight Windex or one of the...

I have always run straight Windex or one of the generic brands because it will easily remove dried bug splatter and road oils.
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 01-18-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 410
Posted By toobroketoretire
"American" you say? Which part of it was made in...

"American" you say? Which part of it was made in America? Now days most of the parts for our cars are made in foreign countries by workers being paid really crappy wages................
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 01-17-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 410
Posted By toobroketoretire
I hope a big blizzard blows your way..............

I hope a big blizzard blows your way..............
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 01-17-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 410
Posted By toobroketoretire
A FORD? Naw, tell me it's not a FORD because...

A FORD? Naw, tell me it's not a FORD because sleazy FORDS don't belong in awesome Corvette forums. Excuse me while I step outside to puke..............
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 01-16-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 455
Posted By toobroketoretire
You can also increase the initial timing from 6...

You can also increase the initial timing from 6 degrees TDC to about 10-12 degrees without any danger of pinging because your knock sensor will pull the timing back if any pinging starts. There is...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 01-16-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 455
Posted By toobroketoretire
A serpentine belt system will only gain a tiny 5...

A serpentine belt system will only gain a tiny 5 horsepower over the v-belts so it wouldn't make enough difference to notice even on most chassis dynos. For the weak CrossFires the biggest gain...
Forum: C4 Corvette General Discussion 01-15-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By toobroketoretire
A performance PROM (aka "chip") will make the...

A performance PROM (aka "chip") will make the air/fuel mixture a bit richer so it'll run a bit smoother but the power increase is pretty small. The best feature of a performance PROM is the lack of...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 01-15-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 455
Posted By toobroketoretire
That link is showing kits that use the long-nosed...

That link is showing kits that use the long-nosed water pumps but as he has a small block I supposed it could be used.
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 01-15-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 455
Posted By toobroketoretire
I just Googled "Serpentine Belt Kits SBC" and...

I just Googled "Serpentine Belt Kits SBC" and found Summit shows one and it's a very expensive kit at around $1400 but I don't think that kit would work on your '82 because it's showing the...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 01-15-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 455
Posted By toobroketoretire
Uh, what is a 1982 "standard"?

Uh, what is a 1982 "standard"?
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 01-13-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By toobroketoretire
A Maintenance Reminder For You

I have always found Sundays are the best day for me to check my fluid levels and the air pressures in my tires. As the weight distribution of the C3's isn't 50/50 the front tires require a bit more...
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