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Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 05-24-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By toobroketoretire
My Last Post

Guys and gals, after being a valued member of this great forum since 2009 I have decided to quit for personal reasons. I wish you all the best now and in the future..................

Steve...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 05-24-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By toobroketoretire
The topic of my post is periodically re-gapping...

The topic of my post is periodically re-gapping spark plugs so please post something related to that topic.
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 05-24-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By toobroketoretire
What is the "certification" for? Please explain...

What is the "certification" for? Please explain what that's all about and why.
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 05-23-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 141
Posted By toobroketoretire
New Reproduction Radio Ordered

My OEM radio finally gave up and I decided to buy a brand new reproduction radio from Antique Radios in Florida. I had considered getting mine repaired but realized the whole radio is now 44 years...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 05-23-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By toobroketoretire
The 454" engines are readily available from auto...

The 454" engines are readily available from auto salvage yards and make an excellent swap in any C3. When it comes to out-and-out torque you can't beat a 454" and with little expense they can be...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 05-23-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By toobroketoretire
.43 Amp Battery Drain Finally Solved

My '82's new battery has been going completely dead every three days because it had a .43 amp drain somewhere. After doing a lot of testing I FINALLY found the cause. It was because I was leaving...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 05-23-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 149
Posted By toobroketoretire
Silicon Wiper Blades

About 3 years ago I bought my very first set of silicon wiper blades for about $30 and they're still like new after being used countless times. The silicon blades remain soft and never take a "set"...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 05-23-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By toobroketoretire
Synthetic Versus Regular Oil

As you may remember I finally made the switch from regular to synthetic oil several months ago after I discovered I can buy synthetic for only $1 more per quart at my local auto parts store (I get a...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 05-23-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 140
Posted By toobroketoretire
Calibrating Speedometers

Any time you change tire sizes or rear gear ratios or install a different transmission you'll need to check your speedometer for it's % of accuracy and correct it if needed. I can tell you which...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 05-23-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By toobroketoretire
Cleaning Headlights

I suggest you get into the habit of ALWAYS opening your headlight doors when washing your car because headlights get awfully scummy too! Filthy headlights can reduce their effectiveness by 50% which...
Forum: C5 Corvette General Discussion 05-23-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By toobroketoretire
The 203FF bearing in it was made in China. I...

The 203FF bearing in it was made in China. I have gotten to the point in which I pop the seals on every new ball bearing and pack them completely full of #2 lithium/moly grease. You just can't...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 05-23-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By toobroketoretire
So if your plug gaps have enlarged from .035" to...

So if your plug gaps have enlarged from .035" to .038" you would replace them? For anyone who doesn't know how to re-gap plugs that's certainly the easy way out assuming you remember they have right...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 05-23-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By toobroketoretire
A set of 76 cc Edelbrock heads with the larger...

A set of 76 cc Edelbrock heads with the larger 2.02 X 1.60 valves would work nicely on a 383" if you decide to go that route. For a roller cam a 220/220 .500" lift would work great as it would...
Forum: C3 Scan & Tune 05-23-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By toobroketoretire
I sent my '82's radio to Doctor Don about 10...

I sent my '82's radio to Doctor Don about 10 years ago and he sent it back to me with a message saying it needed a part that was no longer available. Ever since then I have questioned the wisdom of...
Forum: C3 Scan & Tune 05-23-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By toobroketoretire
Rather than getting mine repaired and having it...

Rather than getting mine repaired and having it fail again within 2-3 years I decided to buy a brand new reproduction radio from Antique Radios for $549. Their radios are brand new and use the...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 05-23-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 140
Posted By toobroketoretire
Keeping Maintenance Records

I highly recommend you keep a log book showing all of the maintenance and repairs you perform along with the date and mileage when those actions were performed. I also recommend checking your fluid...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 05-23-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 118
Posted By toobroketoretire
Proper Tire Pressures

Back in the days when F70-15 tires were used the normal tire pressures were in the order of 30 psi front and 28 psi rear. But once the narrow F70-15's got replaced by the much wider 225-60R15's and...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 05-23-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By toobroketoretire
And once again Vettex has proven his lack of...

And once again Vettex has proven his lack of maturity with his completely off-topic and childish comment. The point I'm TRYING to make is your spark plugs will erode over time and their gaps will...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 05-23-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 149
Posted By toobroketoretire
Its TORQUE That Moves Your Car

People often get confused over the terms horsepower and torque so I thought I'd take a moment to explain the difference between the two terms.

Horsepower is the measure of work done in a given...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 05-23-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 138
Posted By toobroketoretire
Re-Packing Wheel Bearings

Although genuine "wheel bearing" grease is still readily available very few people use it because its old 1930's technology. Now days most everyone uses ordinary #2 chassis lube but use a lot more...
Forum: C5 Corvette General Discussion 05-23-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By toobroketoretire
Several years ago I installed a new made-in-China...

Several years ago I installed a new made-in-China idler pulley and at 500 miles it seized and tore the nose off my water pump. Upon taking the idler pulley apart I discovered it didn't have a speck...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 05-23-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By toobroketoretire
Replacing A Mechanical Fuel Pump

First of all its virtually impossible to put "a dab of grease" onto the push rod because of it's hard-to-get-to location and the likelihood the area is blazing hot. Using grease is most likely an...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 05-23-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By toobroketoretire
I don't think so as the later C3's used a...

I don't think so as the later C3's used a different radiator mount that had a dished spot in the middle for the air ducting to go thru. Cold air intakes have their place at high speeds but for an...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 05-23-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By toobroketoretire
Actually you have a pretty good combination for...

Actually you have a pretty good combination for highway driving right now but a 383" would improve your acceleration somewhat. For a camshaft all you would want is a high lift short duration flat...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 05-22-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By toobroketoretire
Periodically Re-Gapping Spark Plugs

For daily drivers like mine you need to periodically re-gap your spark plugs so they continue to do their jobs. I got lazy 2 years ago and failed to re-gap my spark plugs and on a long trip my...
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