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  1. Thread: Battery Issue

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    I simply keep the battery charged with what is...

    I simply keep the battery charged with what is called a float charger.

    The more modern the car; the more they may draw when shut off.. A float charger the battery charged.

    How to Find and Stop...
  2. It was a beast of an engine..

    It was a beast of an engine..
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    Welcome to CAC and the group..

    Welcome to CAC and the group..
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    You said it quite well as did your source.. I'm a...

    You said it quite well as did your source.. I'm a retired power train design type which means I can be detail oriented to the point of being anal. :D

    As the clearance between the shaft and bore...
  5. Thread: My Two Vettes

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    IMHO, nothing on 4 wheels is as beautiful as a...

    IMHO, nothing on 4 wheels is as beautiful as a Corvette!
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    Swell is 100% correct and IMO, putting it...

    Swell is 100% correct and IMO, putting it mildly..
    An O-Ring fits in an annulus (groove) and in a bore.. It stretches slightly in the groove and is compressed slightly in the bore which provides a...
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    DOT 5 is silicone based and DOT 5.1 is back to...

    DOT 5 is silicone based and DOT 5.1 is back to glycol based the same as DOT 3 and 4. Actually they are poly-glycol based..

    Here's an interesting site on the subject; in addition, it shows a...
  8. Thread: Hello

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    Definitely a compromise with vehicles.

    Definitely a compromise with vehicles.
  9. Thread: CB radios?

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    I'm a Ham operator and shortwave listener which...

    I'm a Ham operator and shortwave listener which means I notice antennas.. I don't see as many antennas on interstate rigs as compared to the past when almost truck had one. Perhaps the cell phone's...
  10. Thread: Hello

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    I replaced it with an 84 Z/28, swapped the 305...

    I replaced it with an 84 Z/28, swapped the 305 for a pre-smog 350 with nitrous.. Never tracked it, but it was fairly quick. Best was, it had a backseat for daughter.. :)
  11. Thread: Hood light

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    X2, the hood light does time out.. And no, I've...

    X2, the hood light does time out.. And no, I've never timed it.... ;)
  12. Thread: C6 exhaust

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    After the blower destroys the CATs; I'll go with...

    After the blower destroys the CATs; I'll go with metallics; cleaner and more flow...
  13. Thread: Hello

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    Welcome to CAC!! I understand kids... Once my...

    Welcome to CAC!!

    I understand kids... Once my daughter saw a 69 BBC roadster and said that is a cool car... The ex said your father owned one; daughter said why did he get rid of it?? Answer: go...
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    I agree with Hib.. As they copy everything, I'd...

    I agree with Hib.. As they copy everything, I'd add check out Ebay's offshore copies also.
  15. Thread: Hood light

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    Welcome to CAC.. As you didn't mention...

    Welcome to CAC..

    As you didn't mention anything other than it doesn't work and the fuse is good... The first test is there electricity at the contacts?
  16. Thread: Engine Oil

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    Question: A 120K on the engine; with the valve covers off...

    A 120K on the engine; with the valve covers off it looks mighty clean to me.. Depending on how hard they were run with gas engines, a couple of thousands wear at 100K is pretty much normal.
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    I did the 30 yard thing at Costco.. When I walked...

    I did the 30 yard thing at Costco.. When I walked out there was a fancy BMW parked next to me..I though what the heck.. The owner was pushing her cart behind me.. She said I knew my baby was safe...
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    Meguiar's paint conditioner followed by their wax...

    Meguiar's paint conditioner followed by their wax did wonders to the 84 Z/28's tired paint..

    After a color test where it couldn't be seen, I used the Goof Off method on my C5 and it worked quite...
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    Tom, Businesses are getting wise to Armor-All. As...

    Tom, Businesses are getting wise to Armor-All. As the maker of my tonneau covers warranty states cut out a piece of the failed vinyl and send it to us for analysis... I'd bet they save a lot of...
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    I have a C5 so my opinion might be irrelevant. Be...

    I have a C5 so my opinion might be irrelevant. Be that as it may, but I already have enough problems scraping the front air dam or the blower's duck bill. My wife has become an absolute expert at...
  21. Thread: Engine Oil

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    Question: As a former OEM (vehicle manufacturer) employee...

    As a former OEM (vehicle manufacturer) employee in design engineering for 20 years; I learned the depth they test oils and any oil that meets their standards is good stuff.
    All OEMs test engine...
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    Tim: Remember HS chemistry; likes dissolve likes?...

    Tim: Remember HS chemistry; likes dissolve likes? Armor-All is petroleum based same as many things such as vinyl, plastics etc..
    I've found 303 Aerospace Protectant the magic fix-all for many...
  23. Another method is use a copper compression...

    Another method is use a copper compression terminal. They are known by other names also..

    Compression Lugs and Terminal Connectors
  24. Thread: Hello!

    by kpic
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    Welcome to CAC and compliments on a very nice...

    Welcome to CAC and compliments on a very nice car...

    IMO, when a "tuner" says he won't touch it; he is saying he doesn't know how. ;)
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    Question: It could be GM and others need to shield their...

    It could be GM and others need to shield their systems better?? When we look at a lot of systems on our vehicles nothing is shielded except spark plug wires.. Grounds are all over the vehicles and...
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