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    Question: Thanks for the tip! I'll need to experiment with...

    Thanks for the tip! I'll need to experiment with this potential solution before the winter weather arrives in Wisconsin. :w
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    Question: The switches mounted in the door jamb for both...

    The switches mounted in the door jamb for both doors are secure and do not appear to be a problem. Thanks for the tip regardless!
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    Question: Thanks for the tip. I'll check the switch and...

    Thanks for the tip. I'll check the switch and let you know what I find!
  4. Thread: Hood operation

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    Just received the replacement hood springs, but...

    Just received the replacement hood springs, but not sure how to go about replacing the original springs. Do I need to remove the complete assembly on each side of the hood? i.e. The triangular...
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    Thanks for your feedback, Ted. I've ordered a...

    Thanks for your feedback, Ted. I've ordered a set of new springs from Corvette Central.

    Dennis
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    As I'm experiencing the same lack of hood "pop"...

    As I'm experiencing the same lack of hood "pop" as described by Bill Heygster in his dated post, I read the various posts with a great deal of interest. Unlatching is not a problem with my 1985 C4;...
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    Question: C4 Alarm Problem

    On occasion, the alarm will sound on my '85 after pressing the locking button on the inside of the door and then closing the door. As the problem occurs rather infrequently and the alarm can be...
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    Help! Fit conflict was resolved by opening the hood a...

    Fit conflict was resolved by opening the hood a bit further. Thanks!
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    Help! Hood opening gas filled strut replacement

    I'm having a problem with replacing the hood opening gas struts on my '85 C4. The replacement struts were purchased on-line from a well know Corvette parts supplier. Each end of the first...
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    While checking the vacuum hoses for a potential...

    While checking the vacuum hoses for a potential leak, I discovered the electrical connector was not making proper contact with the pins on the cruise diaphragm (pancake). Just took a test...
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    Thanks for your help, Don. I'll let you know...

    Thanks for your help, Don. I'll let you know what I find based on the information you have provided.

    Dennis
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    Surge as DonB has referred to in a subsequent...

    Surge as DonB has referred to in a subsequent reply to my question is a better description of the problem. I'll be checking for the potential fixes as he has suggested. Thanks for your help!
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    Cruise control performance question

    My C4 is a 1985 with automatic transmission and has 115,000 miles on it. With only a few minor exceptions, the vehicle is completely stock. When driving on a level surface with the cruise control...
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    Question: C4 Backup Lamp Lens

    Having more time due to retirement, I'm gradually restoring/replacing various components on my 85
    Coupe. Does anyone know if the lens on the backup lamps can be cleaned? The original lens are...
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    A very interesting upgrade and inexpensive...

    A very interesting upgrade and inexpensive upgrade! Thanks for sharing!! :w
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    Thanks for the feedback! Coincidentally, I...

    Thanks for the feedback! Coincidentally, I contacted McGard yesterday and learned that they no longer offer replacement caps for the OEM supplied wheel locks. As you have suggested, I ordered a new...
  17. Thread: 1985 New Tires

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    I had a set of the BFG's installed last week, and...

    I had a set of the BFG's installed last week, and while I've only put on a few miles, I'm very pleased with the improvement in handling and ride. Thanks again for your help!
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    Locking Lug Nut Cap

    I'm in need of one black plastic cap for a locking lug nut on an '85 C-4. Thus far I've only been able to locate caps for the non-locking lug nuts.
  19. Thread: 1985 New Tires

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    Thanks for the feedback. Are you running with...

    Thanks for the feedback. Are you running with 16" wheels on your '85, or have you upgraded to perhaps 17"?
  20. Thread: 1985 New Tires

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    I checked the tires listed on the Nitto site. ...

    I checked the tires listed on the Nitto site. Unfortunately they do not offer tires for the 16" rims on my car. As I'm striving to leave the car as near to original spec's as possible, I'm...
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    Thanks for the tip. We're leaving on a 10-day...

    Thanks for the tip. We're leaving on a 10-day vacation. I'll check it out after we return.

    Dennis R.
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    New Member from Sheboygan, WI

    Hello -

    I'm a retired grandfather of five who purchased a 1985 C-4 coupe in 1992. It's gold in color thus the tagline...Sld_Gld. We are approaching 110k in miles having put roughly 70k on the...
  23. Thread: 1985 New Tires

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    1985 New Tires

    It's time to replace the Goodyear GT+4 tires on my 1985 coupe. As it has been many years since I purchased the last tires, any recommendations would be much appreciated. I would like to soften the...
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