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Forum: C3 Tech & Performance Yesterday, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 99
Posted By toobroketoretire
First of all push rod guide plates are only used...

First of all push rod guide plates are only used for the 2.02" X 1.60" heads that have a 1-7/8" center to center spacing. The stock heads have the same 1-3/4" valve spacing as the lifters so that's...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance Yesterday, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 99
Posted By toobroketoretire
The usual cause of breaking studs is when the...

The usual cause of breaking studs is when the slot in the bottom of the rocker arm is too short for the amount of lift. I am guessing the rockers you got are made for another kind of engine. What...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance Yesterday, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 136
Posted By toobroketoretire
The Federal Mogul seal is #313842 and the G.M....

The Federal Mogul seal is #313842 and the G.M. seal is #7801626. With the Pitman arm pulled off the seal can be pried out easily and the new one pressed in by using a deep socket. But before...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion Yesterday, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 124
Posted By toobroketoretire
Yeah, it was her BIG **** that caught my...

Yeah, it was her BIG **** that caught my eye................
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 04-15-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 136
Posted By toobroketoretire
C3 Steering Boxes

If your steering box is the original and has never been rebuilt it's as dry as a bone as the factory oil fill leaked out many years ago.

The problem with these old boxes is they used oil instead...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 04-15-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,032
Posted By toobroketoretire
For some twisted dudes it's a gateway to...

For some twisted dudes it's a gateway to heaven.............
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 04-13-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 335
Posted By toobroketoretire
Did you know the California 1980's came with...

Did you know the California 1980's came with 305's? Yep, but as the 305's were good engines they run well but just lack the torque of the bigger 350's.
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 04-12-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By toobroketoretire
High stall converters are made for drag racing to...

High stall converters are made for drag racing to get the launch rpm up high enough to make good power. Like Fish I am also running a 2000 rpm stall and at times I wish I would have used a standard...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 04-10-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By toobroketoretire
As the torque converters in TH700R4's are already...

As the torque converters in TH700R4's are already "high stall" just buy a standard stall speed but get one with a woven carbon fiber clutch plate. Rebuilts are only $100 or so and they're plenty...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 04-09-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By toobroketoretire
Automotive paint is very expensive and it's not...

Automotive paint is very expensive and it's not unusual to see a $10,000 paint job. I had my '82 painted about 5 years ago and it cost $5000 which was very reasonable. And that involved almost no...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 04-08-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By toobroketoretire
Get a catalog from Corvette Central. It'll show...

Get a catalog from Corvette Central. It'll show an exploded view of the steering column as well as the part numbers of every part.
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 04-07-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By toobroketoretire
The "out" line on the transmission is the bottom...

The "out" line on the transmission is the bottom one and it goes to the bottom of the radiator cooler. Then from the top of the radiator you run a hose to the bottom of your remote cooler then from...
Forum: C4 Tech & Performance 04-07-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By toobroketoretire
Where on earth is Bush?

Where on earth is Bush?
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 04-06-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By toobroketoretire
With a TH700R4 you'll be able to cruise 60 mph at...

With a TH700R4 you'll be able to cruise 60 mph at only 2000 rpm and 80 mph at 2500 rpm. Fish swapped one in several years ago and I swapped one in a year later. Then we both installed a set of...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 04-06-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 108
Posted By toobroketoretire
I just road tested it and found 3" Hg is perfect...

I just road tested it and found 3" Hg is perfect as it'll disconnect at about 1/4 throttle and I can still run 70+ mph up a 6% grade with it locked.

If anyone wants to make a switch like this I'll...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 04-06-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 108
Posted By toobroketoretire
I think he simply didn't understand my term "low...

I think he simply didn't understand my term "low end" as I was referring to low engine rpm and not low vehicle speed.

I found my disconnect switch was breaking at 6" Hg so I added a pull spring to...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 04-05-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 108
Posted By toobroketoretire
4-Terminal Brake Light Switch

As the 350's don't have tons of low end torque I advise using the 4-terminal brake light switch to unlock the clutch for easier passing and mountain driving. With the clutch unlocked you'll gain 400...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 04-05-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By toobroketoretire
All of the A/C Corvettes have very heavy duty...

All of the A/C Corvettes have very heavy duty cooling systems that will easily handle 454's with A/C. A 383" is only 9% bigger than a 350" so your cooling system won't even notice. I suggest...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 04-05-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 108
Posted By toobroketoretire
TH700R4 Locking Clutch Information

Very few of us own 1982's so the remainder of the TH700R4 owners are those who swapped them into their earlier 1968 thru 1981 C3's. But few TH700R4 owners know exactly when their torque converter...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 04-05-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 842
Posted By toobroketoretire
At slow engine speeds the exhaust gasses POP out...

At slow engine speeds the exhaust gasses POP out when the exhaust valve begins to open as the exhaust gasses are under high pressure. As the engine speed increases the piston speed becomes faster...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 04-04-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 842
Posted By toobroketoretire
Headers don't do much good until the rpm gets up...

Headers don't do much good until the rpm gets up to 4000 rpm or more and how often does an average street engine ever get operated that fast? Other than for a brief moment when passing someone the...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 04-02-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,070
Posted By toobroketoretire
I found out the hard way performance mufflers...

I found out the hard way performance mufflers REALLY drone when used with a TH700R4. The reverberation feels like your heart is going to fall down into your intestines and then you have a feeling...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 04-02-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,312
Posted By toobroketoretire
When it comes to choosing a thermostat I suggest...

When it comes to choosing a thermostat I suggest heeding vettex's or Fishslayer's or my advice as we have many many years of experience in engine building. An engine is much more thermally efficient...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 04-01-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By toobroketoretire
No voltage with the key ON? Loosen the clamp...

No voltage with the key ON?

Loosen the clamp and rotate the choke housing until the butterfly is all the way open and then some.
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 04-01-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By toobroketoretire
The timing should be 6 degrees with the vacuum...

The timing should be 6 degrees with the vacuum advance disconnected and the plug gap for HEI's is .045". You can connect the hot lead to any hot terminal so the alternator output terminal is usually...
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