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Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion   07-02-2016, 05:12 PM
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Redvettegirl, Fish needs Your Help

Redvettegirl, fish got locked out of the forum and can't get back in. Please e-mail him and give him some help.
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance   06-07-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By toobroketoretire
In the process of restoring my '71 for highway...

In the process of restoring my '71 for highway use I have run into the most baffling problems I have ever encountered in my 50+ years of wrench twisting. Like the "missing on 4 cylinders" that...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance   06-05-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By toobroketoretire
Why It's Best To NOT Jump To Conclusions

I recently discovered my #2 cylinder wasn't firing so I ran a compression check and found it was only producing 80 psi. I ran another check and again it only showed 80 psi. I ran about 8 more...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance   06-01-2016, 02:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By toobroketoretire
The chrome button has fine threads in it so it...

The chrome button has fine threads in it so it comes off slowly. Just keep turning it (counterclockwise, of course).
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion   05-30-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By toobroketoretire
I had forgotten about the removable rear window. ...

I had forgotten about the removable rear window. A really stupid idea if you ask me.
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance   05-30-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 92
Posted By toobroketoretire
How Many Of You Are Running Electric Fuel Pumps?

I installed a new Pierce mechanical fuel pump back in 2010 and immediately had problems with my engine occasionally dying at idle in DRIVE and an occasional feeling of fuel starvation at cruising...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion   05-30-2016, 05:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By toobroketoretire
My '71 also had that and I assumed it was for...

My '71 also had that and I assumed it was for t-top storage. It was really warped so I trashed it and removed the hinges.
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance   05-28-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By toobroketoretire
Armor All For Removing Hard Water Spots

Yeah, but do interior cleaners remove hard water spots? In the past I have resorted to using fine steel wool and Windex but it wasn't real effective as it took a LOT of effort. This Armor All does...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance   05-25-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By toobroketoretire
Armor All For Removing Water Spots

About a week ago I was applying Armor All on my interior parts and wondered if it would do any good at removing water spots on my windows. I sprayed some onto my horribly spotted side mirrors and...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance   05-21-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By toobroketoretire
The QuadraJet equipped car will easily outrun the...

The QuadraJet equipped car will easily outrun the double pumper equipped car because it has a very high venturi velocity versus the double pumpers very slow venturi velocity. When the venturi...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance   05-21-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By toobroketoretire
9:35 a.m.

9:35 a.m.
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion   05-21-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By toobroketoretire
That's an interesting way to get "high" I would...

That's an interesting way to get "high" I would put my CAR on the lift if I wanted to change it's fuel pump.
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance   05-20-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By toobroketoretire
A Brain Teaser For You

You have two identical C3's; one with a 800 cfm QuadraJet and the other with a 750 cfm double pumper.

You run them side-by-side at 45 mph in 4th gear and on the 3rd blast of a horn both get a full...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance   05-18-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By toobroketoretire
I start controversial threads like these to...

I start controversial threads like these to encourage you guys to think. To use the brain you were born with but not used to it's full capacity. To use "critical thinking" skills that few humans...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance   05-18-2016, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By toobroketoretire
I get a kick out of ignorant people who buy into...

I get a kick out of ignorant people who buy into the aftermarket advertising hype without doing any critical thinking. If you want to know which parts provide power or fuel mileage gains look no...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance   05-17-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By toobroketoretire
You guys have missed the point I am trying to...

You guys have missed the point I am trying to make. The part about the better fuel mileage that aftermarket parts can NOT achieve without a divine intervention. Any technology that is able to...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance   05-16-2016, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By toobroketoretire
As long as there are gullible people who believe...

As long as there are gullible people who believe the "More Power" advertising hype there will be sales. Very few people possess critical thinking skills and that's why they are so gullible.
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance   05-01-2016, 03:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 857
Posted By toobroketoretire
Throttling Up REAL Slow

Have you ever noticed how the engine is throttled up REAL slow in every dyno test? Have you ever asked yourself WHY is the engine throttled up REAL slow? Well gang, I'll tell you why the engine is...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance   05-01-2016, 03:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 857
Posted By toobroketoretire
Yes, but once the exhaust gasses go POP out of...

Yes, but once the exhaust gasses go POP out of the exhaust ports the "power event" is over. You have to consider the very real possibility you have been scammed over your entire life by advertising...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance   04-30-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 857
Posted By toobroketoretire
And the fact it wouldn't produce a single...

And the fact it wouldn't produce a single additional horsepower. People have forgotten NONE of the miracle horsepower adders have ever produced a single horsepower when tested by an independent...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance   04-29-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 145
Posted By toobroketoretire
Engine Dyno And Chassis Dyno Tests

Have you ever noticed how the engine is always throttled up real slow? Do you know why it's throttled up real slow? Because if the engine is equipped with a mechanical secondary carburetor a...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance   04-28-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By toobroketoretire
When it comes to making BIG mistakes choosing...

When it comes to making BIG mistakes choosing carburetors that are way too big is one of the most common. An engine can only swallow a certain amount of air at maximum power so it does no good to...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance   04-27-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By toobroketoretire
Carburetor Sizing Chart

Here's a carburetor sizing chart that shows how many cfm your engine will consume at 75%, 80%, 85%, and 100% volumetric efficiency at 6000 rpm. Note the 100% column only pertains to off road track...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance   04-18-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By toobroketoretire
If I recall correctly the actuator door for the...

If I recall correctly the actuator door for the A/C and heat vents defaults to the middle position if the vacuum is removed from the A/C side of the diaphragm. Meaning the air will blow out of the...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion   04-14-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By toobroketoretire
It looks like the engine vanished.

It looks like the engine vanished.
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