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Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 11-21-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By toobroketoretire
Out of curiosity I Googled them to see what they...

Out of curiosity I Googled them to see what they were and how they were made. Although they would work I would think they would be an absolute nightmare to adjust in the dark confines of a wheel well...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 11-21-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By toobroketoretire
Here's some wheel bearing trivia for you. The...

Here's some wheel bearing trivia for you. The front wheel bearings last a very long time because the outer races are always turning and the cones "creep" because they're loose fitting on the spindle...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 11-20-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 66
Posted By toobroketoretire
Another Helpful Hint

The original spin-on oil filters didn't have an "anti drain back" feature so upon killing the engine the oil in the passages would slowly drain back into the oil pan. The newer engines use an oil...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 11-20-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By toobroketoretire
Just A Reminder

Guys and gals, don't forget your front wheel bearings need to be repacked every once in a while to ensure they don't get overheated and seize. Of the inner and outer bearings it's always the outer...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 11-20-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By toobroketoretire
What was the actual issue? Front tires too small...

What was the actual issue? Front tires too small for the weight of the car? Around here in the central San Joaquin valley in California it was real popular among the Hispanics to use REAL small...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 11-18-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 490
Posted By toobroketoretire
And a TH700R4 transmission?

And a TH700R4 transmission?
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 11-18-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 490
Posted By toobroketoretire
But when your "big" cam is compared to a NASCAR...

But when your "big" cam is compared to a NASCAR cam it ain't diddly.

NASCAR cams have around 275 to 280 degrees duration and .800" lifts!
Forum: C4 Tech & Performance 11-18-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By toobroketoretire
As the idle speed is controlled by the ECM based...

As the idle speed is controlled by the ECM based on several sensor inputs I would guess you have a sensor that isn't sending valid information to the ECM. The usual cause of a fast idle is the O2...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 11-17-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 490
Posted By toobroketoretire
The new 236/236 X .561" lift magnum cam I just...

The new 236/236 X .561" lift magnum cam I just put in my big block is right on the edge of radical as it produces a distinct "choppy" exhaust. Cams start getting radical when their operating range...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 11-17-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By toobroketoretire
I ate a 16-ounce Top Surloin steak with 2 medium...

I ate a 16-ounce Top Surloin steak with 2 medium sized baked potatoes for breakfast then drank 2 Cokes up until 3:00 P.M. But yet I am so weak I can hardly stand up let alone walk so the increased...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 11-16-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 490
Posted By toobroketoretire
It doesn't sound very radical to me at all. ...

It doesn't sound very radical to me at all. Sounds very similar to the 220/220 marine cam I had in my 454". Might be a 268H Competition Csms as those have a 218/218 duration and a .480 lift.
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 11-16-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 396
Posted By toobroketoretire
You almost took your top off? Ooooooh, you made...

You almost took your top off? Ooooooh, you made it quiver.
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 11-16-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 490
Posted By toobroketoretire
If he's planning to use 3.73's in the rear the...

If he's planning to use 3.73's in the rear the RPM Air Gap would be the best choice along with a 600 cfm Edelbrock or Holley. But if he's going to retain his stock rear end ratio he'd be better off...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 11-16-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By toobroketoretire
Okay, I get it now. Just for kicks I ate a big...

Okay, I get it now. Just for kicks I ate a big 16-ounce top sirloin steak and 2 baked potatoes for breakfast at 5:00 A.M. so I'll see how the morning goes. After doing some serious thinking about...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 11-16-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 490
Posted By toobroketoretire
I should have said it's ALMOST impossible because...

I should have said it's ALMOST impossible because it takes a long time, a dial indicator, and a degree wheel.
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 11-16-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By toobroketoretire
Tmi? What the heck is tmi?

Tmi? What the heck is tmi?
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 11-15-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 490
Posted By toobroketoretire
It's impossible to identify the camshaft without...

It's impossible to identify the camshaft without removing it and then all camshafts aren't stamped with the grinder's name and part number. Also there is no such thing as 383" Fastburn heads; just...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 11-15-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By toobroketoretire
I can't be "backed up" fish because something is...

I can't be "backed up" fish because something is constantly leaking out of the back end.
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 11-15-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By toobroketoretire
My blood test didn't indicate anything abnormal...

My blood test didn't indicate anything abnormal so I'm back to square one. But after doing a lot of thinking about it I am now wondering if my mainly noodle diet might be causing my extreme...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 11-15-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 387
Posted By toobroketoretire
We only hear about their big winnings but never...

We only hear about their big winnings but never their big losses.................
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 11-15-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 490
Posted By toobroketoretire
First of all the ZZ4 350's aren't considered...

First of all the ZZ4 350's aren't considered "performance" engines as they are just medium horsepower crate engines that G.M. is offering to replace the mundane L-48's. Although advertised at 355...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 11-14-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 490
Posted By toobroketoretire
If your C3 is a daily driver and it has a TH350...

If your C3 is a daily driver and it has a TH350 the fastest and cheapest way to terrific performance is by swapping a TH700R4 along with a set of 3.73's. Then with a decent camshaft and intake...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 11-14-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 490
Posted By toobroketoretire
Many people think alternators produce uh "free"...

Many people think alternators produce uh "free" electrical power but that is a dead wrong assumption. It takes 5 hp to spin a 61 amp alternator at full output and 8-9 hp to spin a 100 amp alternator...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 11-14-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 490
Posted By toobroketoretire
If you truly believe dual electric fans and an...

If you truly believe dual electric fans and an electric water pump are an "upgrade" you're sadly mistaken. Alternators take a LOT of horsepower to spin them when they are cranking out full power and...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 11-13-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By toobroketoretire
Hey Kenny, you can easily crimp a 12-10 gauge...

Hey Kenny, you can easily crimp a 12-10 gauge male blade terminal to your temperature sender post then solder it. Bend the blade over 90 degrees then crimp a female blade terminal onto your wire. ...
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