and any charts on fluid levels and any good general info would be great
well im new here and would first like to say thanks to anyone willing to help. i have 1975 corvette thats been sittin for some time now. i dont need the bells and whistles quite yet. first i want to start the beast and just play it safe for awhile. do you all have any ideas or things i need to know before i jump in? im plannin on changin all the fluids, filters, plugs, battery, general cleanup and then give it a try. anything else i need to know? i have alot of basic engin knowledge but not all to familiar about the older vettes. thanks all!
first off thanks a million! and i agree on the fuel. the belts i think can get me enough to just start er up. and yea the hoses prolly could be replaced. the car is all original with everything on it. could use a paint job but other then that i cant wait to dig into this project. ill try and get a few pics up soon. do you guys know which side the fuel lines run and where exactly the fuel filter is? thanks again!
C3 s have a greater rust problem in the birdcage, than the frame..that is ,in the metal framework around the passenger compartment.. look at the rails around the windshield ,under the reveal moldings.and in the hinge pillar area.. remove the kick panels on each side floor and look inside, remove moldings and look underneth.. these areas are prone to rust, especially if salt is used on the icey roads .frame sections can easily be repaired or replaced, but a rotted out birdcage is a nightmare..very nice, infact the scott AFB air show was just last weekend. is there any spots in particular that would be of intrest?
yea, id like to just remove the tank and then be able to do full check, i know for a fact im gonna need a new gas line now. :doh:mine was sitting for a while bone dry and before I took off the sending unit I did a pressure test on the tank to see if there were any leaks, mine turned out ok (my tank was already out of the car when I did this) maybe one of the other guys will, but I don't know of a way to check it in the car since ther are a few hoses attached to the top and one might be cracked giving a false reading. start by using a flashlight and taking a look in the fill neck to see if there are any "evils" floating around.
No, I would get original type replacement lines if the oem ones are damaged. The tank to pump line is only $65 from Corvette America as an example and it is stainless steel.. Braided lines are normally just rubber covered with braiding for dress up looks and will not last forever like one made from stainless steel tubing.and i was lookin at summit racing... they have that braided gas line, do you think that would do well? as long as i get all the right fittings?