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Forum: C3 Tech & Performance Today, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 51
Posted By toobroketoretire
Flies have been landing on my left elbow ever...

Flies have been landing on my left elbow ever since I was a little kid but never on my right elbow. I have wondered why they land on my left elbow ONLY and thought maybe my left elbow sweats or...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance Today, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 51
Posted By toobroketoretire
Does Anyone Know How And Why?

For many years I have been puzzled over how a fly can land on my left elbow and when I shoo it off it'll return and land in the same exact spot. I'll shoo it off again and it'll AGAIN return to the...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance Yesterday, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 97
Posted By toobroketoretire
Use a hardened 1/2" head bolt washer on each bolt...

Use a hardened 1/2" head bolt washer on each bolt (no lock washers) and torque them about 50 ft/lbs with blue Loctite on the threads.
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 09-11-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 57
Posted By toobroketoretire
Voltage Regulator Specifications

All of us should have a notebook with our car's maintenance history and also specifications of various parts.

Here's the specifications for the voltage regulators used in all of the C3's.

If...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 09-10-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,762
Posted By toobroketoretire
Astonishing Acceleration

I am astonished over how fast it'll accelerate at speeds over 80 mph. It'll gain 10 mph every second and it's still pulling hard when it hits 130 mph.

I'm running a 750 cfm #3310 Holley and a...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 09-09-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By toobroketoretire
Hone-O-Drive

They were a real good idea back then but now days most every transmission has an overdrive. I was looking at the Gear Vendors websites and I'm astonished over how many models they make.
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 09-08-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By toobroketoretire
If I recall correctly a Hone-O-Drive was an...

If I recall correctly a Hone-O-Drive was an overdrive using planetary gears that bolted to the rear of a TH350; taking the place of the tail housing. They came out right after the big 1973 energy...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 09-07-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By toobroketoretire
A Suggestion

Greg, if you're planning on driving your '68 a lot I would strongly recommend swapping in a TH700R4 for it's 30% overdrive. A number of our members have made the swap and they're thrilled with the...
Forum: C4 Tech & Performance 09-06-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By toobroketoretire
It seems like I remember reading the O2 sensor is...

It seems like I remember reading the O2 sensor is what tells the ECM when to turn on the EGR valve. If your O2 sensor is due for replacement I'd change it and see if that cures the problem. O2...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 09-04-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By toobroketoretire
E-mail me at sw82vette@yahoo.com and I'll get you...

E-mail me at sw82vette@yahoo.com and I'll get you going.
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 09-03-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By toobroketoretire
The booster operates on the amount of vacuum...

The booster operates on the amount of vacuum trapped in the front half. By modifying my check valve (extending it) I have added the volume of my vacuum tank to the volume in my booster which gives...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 09-01-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By toobroketoretire
Solving Power Brake Problems When A Long Duration Cam Is Used

After I installed my magnum cam I found my power brakes didn't work at idle speeds in DRIVE because the 6" Hg of vacuum was way too low to operate the brake booster.

I solved my low vacuum problem...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 09-01-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By toobroketoretire
Are you planning on converting to a manual...

Are you planning on converting to a manual 5-speed with overdrive in 5th? If so have you considered swapping in a TH700R4 with it's 30% overdrive in 4th?
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 09-01-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,762
Posted By toobroketoretire
The only negative thing about this 236 degree...

The only negative thing about this 236 degree duration camshaft is I lost my power brakes in real slow city traffic because of extremely low vacuum at idle. After thinking about the problem I...
Forum: C4 Tech & Performance 08-31-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By toobroketoretire
Yep, you have a blown head gasket(s) and it'll...

Yep, you have a blown head gasket(s) and it'll require pulling both of the heads off. The heads need to be checked for cracks while they're off and the valves and seats re-cut if it has many miles...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 08-31-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,762
Posted By toobroketoretire
It starts off slower and ends up faster so the...

It starts off slower and ends up faster so the times were about equal. But after it hits 80 mph it REALLY begins to make serious power as it'll gain 10 mph every second up to 120 mph. I have buzzed...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 08-31-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 445
Posted By toobroketoretire
I just did some reading on the subject and it...

I just did some reading on the subject and it said blood relatives are the best bet at finding matches. I would be more than happy to be a donor but I doubt my western European background would make...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 08-31-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,762
Posted By toobroketoretire
Yep.............

Yep.............
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 08-30-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 445
Posted By toobroketoretire
I have never believed in ANY imaginary ghost gods...

I have never believed in ANY imaginary ghost gods but I certainly will wish the best for him.............
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 08-24-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By toobroketoretire
When you change over to DOT 5 silicon fluid all...

When you change over to DOT 5 silicon fluid all of your original hoses will swell shut within 3 months because the DOT 5 attacks the older formulation of rubber. You must buy the newer J-1401 hoses....
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 08-23-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By toobroketoretire
It sounds like your clutch plate has gotten stuck...

It sounds like your clutch plate has gotten stuck against the flywheel after sitting all these years. To free it just put it in NEUTRAL and spin the engine over while applying the brakes. The shock...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 08-22-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By toobroketoretire
Yep, your clutch isn't fully releasing. First of...

Yep, your clutch isn't fully releasing. First of all make sure the rounded-head pivot stud is screwed all the way in and you can verify that by placing a 3/8" Allen wrench (or socket) into the head...
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 08-21-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By toobroketoretire
When I set the timing on my engine I screw my...

When I set the timing on my engine I screw my compression tester into #1 and bump it over until my gauge's needle jumps up; assuring it IS on the compression stroke.

Then I bump the engine a bit...
Forum: C3 Corvette General Discussion 08-21-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By toobroketoretire
Welcome back................

Welcome back................
Forum: C3 Tech & Performance 08-16-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 458
Posted By toobroketoretire
Funny story. When I was about 18 years old we...

Funny story. When I was about 18 years old we used to run our cars on a 1/4 mile strip marked on one of the narrow little country roads near my home. One day my best friend decided to make the...
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