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Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 10-24-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 141
Posted By toobroketoretire
Great video fish................

Great video fish................
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 10-24-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By toobroketoretire
Breaking Tires Loose

Heck, I can break all 4 of my tires loose at 100 mph on DRY ground if I stand on my brake pedal hard enough.
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 10-23-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 141
Posted By toobroketoretire
I told fish about the aluminum brazing rod that...

I told fish about the aluminum brazing rod that can be used with an ordinary propane torch. Makes beautiful welds that are stronger than the parent aluminum. The next time I go to Fresno I'm going...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 10-19-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By toobroketoretire
Quiet Year In The SV Forums

It seems like the C3 and C4 forums have been unusually quiet this year. Mostly the little nit-picky brake and turn signal problems that are always present with these old cars.

Speaking of old...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 10-17-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 859
Posted By toobroketoretire
$3.99 for 87 octane in Dunlap...

$3.99 for 87 octane in Dunlap California................
Forum: C1 & C2 Tech & Performance 10-16-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By toobroketoretire
Bonding strap? Are you referring to the braided...

Bonding strap? Are you referring to the braided copper wire that goes from the front of the left valve cover to the frame? That's not the main engine ground as that is on the right side and it runs...
Forum: C1 and C2 Corvette General Discussion 10-16-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By toobroketoretire
ta-daaa

ta-daaa
Forum: C1 & C2 Tech & Performance 10-16-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By toobroketoretire
The temperature of the engine/coolant has nothing...

The temperature of the engine/coolant has nothing to do with the rate of charge or discharge so abandon that thought. The only things that influence the charging or discharging rate are the speed of...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 10-15-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By toobroketoretire
Try Googling C3 Corvette F-41 option and see what...

Try Googling C3 Corvette F-41 option and see what comes up.

My big block '68 and '71 have a 15/16" front sway bar and none in the rear so maybe the F-41 option gives you a rear sway bar too.
Forum: C1 and C2 Corvette General Discussion 10-15-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By toobroketoretire
Fish, you miss-read his post. He said his hood...

Fish, you miss-read his post. He said his hood support was on the LEFT side; not the passenger side. Ha, you're getting old too!
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 10-14-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 119
Posted By toobroketoretire
Temperature Senders

The temperature sender must be the correct ohm resistance for the gauge being used or the gauge will read about 30-40 degrees too hot.

The early C3's used a sender that was matched to their...
Forum: C1 and C2 Corvette General Discussion 10-14-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By toobroketoretire
Yes, I would buy that rebuild kit in a heartbeat...

Yes, I would buy that rebuild kit in a heartbeat as $25 is dirt cheap. Do you have a soldering iron or soldering gun (like a 200-250 watt Weller)? The pigtails of the 6 diodes will have to be...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 10-14-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By toobroketoretire
An Edelbrock kit with 63cc head chambers and a...

An Edelbrock kit with 63cc head chambers and a Performer cam would really wake it up.

The 2-bolt main blocks will easily handle 400 horsepower as will the nodular iron crank. But one thing is...
Forum: C1 and C2 Corvette General Discussion 10-14-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By toobroketoretire
Okay, I did some research on the old external...

Okay, I did some research on the old external regulated 10-DN alternators and see they have 3 positive and 3 negative diodes; not a diode "trio" as I had assumed (my 67 year old brain is failing).
...
Forum: C1 & C2 Tech & Performance 10-14-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By toobroketoretire
Well fish, I am very embarrassed because I failed...

Well fish, I am very embarrassed because I failed to read his entire post that included high coolant temperatures.

Yes, the first thing to check is the belt tension which should be enough to...
Forum: C1 & C2 Tech & Performance 10-13-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By toobroketoretire
Generators won't produce any power at hot idling...

Generators won't produce any power at hot idling speeds (1/3rd the rpm of cold idling speeds) and that's the reason they all got replaced with alternators in the 1963 and later models. A generator...
Forum: C1 and C2 Corvette General Discussion 10-13-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By toobroketoretire
My first thought was it's time for you to enroll...

My first thought was it's time for you to enroll in a Looney-Tunes farm.

Does your clock do this ONLY when your engine is running or will it also do it when the engine is shut off? My thought...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 10-13-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By toobroketoretire
The L-48 isn't completely worthless as it's iron...

The L-48 isn't completely worthless as it's iron content alone is worth almost $20.
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 10-13-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By toobroketoretire
Before you start buying any parts ask yourself...

Before you start buying any parts ask yourself what is the goal you want to reach. As all of our highways have speed limits it is pointless to want a blazing top speed so it's much better to desire...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 10-12-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By toobroketoretire
I take it you don't have any kind of book or shop...

I take it you don't have any kind of book or shop manual? I had my '68's 4-speed completely apart several years ago and I believe the tail housing goes on last. Or buy a new gear and leave the old...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 10-12-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By toobroketoretire
Remove the tail housing................

Remove the tail housing................
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 10-10-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By toobroketoretire
It proves mental illness DOES run in...

It proves mental illness DOES run in families..............
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 10-07-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By toobroketoretire
You forgot to mention: 12-point sockets...

You forgot to mention:

12-point sockets are used to turn hex head bolts into round head bolts.

Never-Seez is used to coat bolt threads after it has stripped out the aluminum threads.
...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 10-03-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By toobroketoretire
Your O2 sensor is bad and must be replaced every...

Your O2 sensor is bad and must be replaced every 25,000 miles. The O2 sensor is what tells the ECM to go into "closed loop" (lean) operation. I am the SV forum's 1982 Crossfire geru so if you want...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 10-03-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By toobroketoretire
Replace the spark plugs with new CLEAN and DRY...

Replace the spark plugs with new CLEAN and DRY spark plugs and it'll run fine..........
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