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  1. Help! Turn signal / reverse light failure in 81 after LED switch

    Hi guys:

    just got my 81 back from its 55 week stay at the body shop. They did beautiful body work but screwed up a lot of stuff to the point where I told them I'd deal with the electrical mess...
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    Help with color identification?

    Getting the car painted, and I rally like this color combination. Found it on google, and it's not from a forum. Any thoughts on what the colors are? The shop says they can match it, but I'd love...
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    Pics?

    I've been looking on forums and google and can find a ton of pictures of fender flares on C3's up to '77, but hardly any pics of 78-82 with flared fenders. It's making me worry that the differences...
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    1981 fender flares

    I've done a lot of searching, both on this site and the internet in general, and haven't seen a whole lot about fender flares. I'm getting some body work done and a paint job, and was just kicking...
  5. Question: Detachable steering wheel? Aftermarket kits?

    '81 corvette, would like a detachable steering wheel as a theft deterrent. Telescoping steering is apparently a problem per the shop that's doing a lot of the work. Does anyone know of any...
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    If that shop manual is in fact specific for the...

    If that shop manual is in fact specific for the year, I'd love to take it off your hands. PM me if you get a chance and I will be happy to pay you whatever you want for shipping and your trouble.
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    This is a very kind gesture. I just ordered a...

    This is a very kind gesture. I just ordered a reprint assembly manual, but don't have a shop manual. Is it a general one for 68-82?

    Thanks
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    Help! Engine bay cleaning/prep suggestions

    Hi all:

    This post is a request for suggestions on what works for engine cleaning and prep. A search on this forum yielded lots of good suggestions as to what kind of paint to use for the engine...
  9. Help! 81 with AR Torque Thrust II's - potentially DANGEROUS situation

    Hi all - thanks for everyone who's been kind enough to read/help with my numerous problems.

    I put 17x8 AR Torq thrust II's on with 255/50/17's - love the look, rides great. Here's the problem -...
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    Electrical "pause" with starting

    Hi all:

    Thanks for all of the help so far. I have a stock '81 that I'm in the process of restoring. To date, I've done the front end suspension, had the quadrajet rebuilt (runs 10x better), put...
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    Battery drain(s)?

    Left my car in the garage for 4 days while I was out of town. Have a brand new alternator (last week) and battery (3 weeks ago). There are no obvious power drains (headlights on, radio, dome light,...
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    Hib: Thanks for the advice. My car is...

    Hib:

    Thanks for the advice. My car is registered as a classic/collectible and does not require further emissions testing in AZ.

    I think I'll pursue the rebuild option with the electric choke...
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    Surprises re: "Stock" 81 engine/carb

    Was getting really upset about rough starting requiring carb/choke spray. Read a lot of the posts and I decided to have my carb rebuilt here in tucson. I've read the warnings about having any person...
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    Question: follow-up question

    I have some follow-up to this question.

    I don't think my '81 quadrajet has ever had any TLC (starting is a bear that has amounted to copious amounts of carb&choke cleaner sprays into the carb)....
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    I think I'm gonna go with the 17's. Haven't had...

    I think I'm gonna go with the 17's. Haven't had the car for a week - it's been getting a new front suspension.

    When I first bought the car, I was trying to decide on buying a lotus elise or...
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    C3 wheel sizes and brakes

    At the step of picking out some wheels for this '81. Would like fatter tires on the back - like 295's.

    I really like the look of 15 inch wheels with high tires - I think it really does preserve...
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    Restoring stock 81 4 speed

    Hi everyone:

    Pretty new to the forum - been reading it a few days now and already got some help in the technical forum which actually amounted to how stupid I was.

    Regardless, I picked up a...
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    Thanks and here's another question

    Figured it out. Despite being put in in 4/08, pep boys told me by battery was bad. The joker who owned the car had gutted the compartments behind the seats in a lame attempt to start restoring it....
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    81 starting frustrations

    Hi all - new to the forum. Just picked up a stock '81 4 speed. Never restored a car before, but I figured this would be the one since I've loved the C3 and there's an abundance of parts and help...
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