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    That's what I wanted to hear !! It's not hard,...

    That's what I wanted to hear !! It's not hard, but I really didn't want to have to scrape the new gasket off the new pan and buy a new gasket and trans fluid.
    Thanks !
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    Oooohhhh; I went ahead and put a lock washer on...

    Oooohhhh; I went ahead and put a lock washer on the bolt to make it tighter. I wonder what the reasoning is to having it so loose ? I took it for an extended drive and it seemed fine (and it didn't...
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    '71 TH400 Trans

    Here we go again: I thought this was going to be easy, but a little messy; it's one but not the other. Pulling and replacing the pan on my '71 TH400. Got the old pan off; a little messy, but not too...
  4. Thread: '71 Fan Switch

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    Bill81, I get that - that's why I'm holding on...

    Bill81,
    I get that - that's why I'm holding on to my '59 ! I just want a car that I can pretty much stick the key in and go 1000 miles if I want to in relative comfort and decent gas mileage....
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    Tom, sorry for the late reply - got tied up with...

    Tom, sorry for the late reply - got tied up with other issues. So... the test drive went fine - have all speeds for the fan and it cools “OK”; I don’t think it will ever cool as well as the R-12, but...
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    So here's where I am today: Things are looking up...

    So here's where I am today: Things are looking up ! I jumped the two 12 ga wires at the relay and the blower motor spooled right up to full speed - great ! Then I disconnected the "melted mess" from...
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    Tom, The plot thickens !! Take a look at this: I...

    Tom,
    The plot thickens !! Take a look at this: I received my new relay and resistor today and I was going to take your advice and jump the two wires that you suggested to see what, if anything,...
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    Tom, Just tobe sure so I don't blow something up...

    Tom,
    Just tobe sure so I don't blow something up or set something on fire: You mean the RELAY that's on the side of the A/C box and NOT the resistor that I just pulled out, correct ?
    And I'm still...
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    OK, now I'm really at a loss. I finally figured...

    OK, now I'm really at a loss. I finally figured out how to get the resistor out: One screw was hidden under the ww actuator door and a wiring harness clip and the other screw was hidden under what I...
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    DG, Tom, Thanks ! I thought that might be it....

    DG, Tom,

    Thanks ! I thought that might be it. But how do i get the resistor out of there ? Do I just pull on it or do I have to open up the A/C box ? There don't appear to be any screws holding it...
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    DG, Thanks for the part number. I must need a new...

    DG, Thanks for the part number. I must need a new catalog, because this P/N is not in my book. The other thing is I cannot see this thing anywhere on my car. There is something that looks more like a...
  12. Thread: '71 Fan Switch

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    Ok ….. I like the idea that its the resistor....

    Ok ….. I like the idea that its the resistor. However, I'm looking through the Corvette Central catalog and I see P/N 453048 for an "A/C Blower Motor Resistor" for a '68 and P/N 453044 for an "A/C...
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    Bill, I replaced both the underhood and under...

    Bill,
    I replaced both the underhood and under dash fuses yesterday; both were somewhat corroded with the under dash fuse being worse. There is definitely improvement, but the fan still does not seem...
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    Bill, Thanks for the response ! Fan Switch: I...

    Bill,
    Thanks for the response !
    Fan Switch: I probably should have noted that this is the 3rd or 4th fan switch I've installed in this car. The've all had the same problem except the original that...
  15. Thread: '71 Fan Switch

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    '71 Fan Switch

    I have a '71, base motor, Automatic, PS, PB and A/C.
    Problem #1
    I am having issues with the fan motor switch on the console: It seems to have only one speed (low) no matter where I position the...
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    Help! If I were you I would also replace the...

    If I were you I would also replace the distributor cap and plug wires and check the plugs. I assume you've already checked the timing. Another possibility is old gas gumming up the insides of the...
  17. Thread: 1959 283 id?

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    Either that or the block has been decked. I cant...

    Either that or the block has been decked. I cant help you with the crank number. My guess is its going to be very hard to prove that it is in fact a Corvette motor. However, as long as you are up...
  18. Thread: 1959 283 id?

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    Look on the front passenger side pad on the block...

    Look on the front passenger side pad on the block where the head bolts on- there will be a series of letters/numbers that you can de-code that will tell you where and when the motor was built as well...
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    These items have been SOLD: Intake Manifold,...

    These items have been SOLD: Intake Manifold, Steering Column/Box, Valve Covers, Upper Windshield Trim, Rally Caps, Turn Signal Housings, Turn Signal Canceling Cam, Turn Signal Lever.
    Thanks
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    F/S - C-1 Parts

    For Sale: 58-61 2x4 Intake Manifols (cast # 3739653) very good condition; Corvette aluminum Valve Covers (with casting flaw) good condition; Upper Windshield Moulding (no sun visors) very good...
  21. Thread: IFS for C-1

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    IFS for C-1

    I've been toying (really wanting to) with the idea of putting a Jim Meyer IFS under the '59. Just waiting for the boss to let me spend the $$$. However, in a recent issue of Vette magazine I saw an...
  22. Thread: Carburetors

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    Carbs

    Guess I should update evceryone on this topic: It turns out the carbs were'nt the problem at all - at least not the major part of it. Ended up replacing my Crane Fireball ignition system with a new...
  23. Thread: C-3 Rivet Pops

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    C-3 Rivet Pops

    I'm sure this has been discussed before, but I seem to be only getting one page of posts. So...

    I have the all to common rivet pops on the front of my '71. It might be my imagination, but one or...
  24. Thread: Carburetors

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    Carbs

    Just talked to Robbie Kunz - he is a nice guy, and is going to mail me a receipt. So I guess I should take back some of the venom I spewed when I was so frustrated with waiting on these carbs to come...
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    Finally !

    I finally got my carbs back from Robbie Kunz late last week - I was out of town until Thurs night, so just got to take a look at them. I have to admit they really look good - I hope they run as well...
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