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What did you do with your Vette today?


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FIVE RED

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Sun 06 Aug 17 13:29

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


Took the wife shopping Cool


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Le Vette

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Sun 06 Aug 17 15:40

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


Replaced leaking aircon condenser radiator with shiny new one courtesy of Keef at Eurovettes. It was a bit of a pain because on two occasions I dropped bits down the front and they're fiddly to get back! Also the standard air filter box is a pain to get mounted because it flexes and is fairly inaccessible (mental note, maybe I'll replace it with a pair of those k&n type filters on a split intake at some point). Banghead

I took the opportunity to install a grill over the big gap under the front where rocks obviously kick up and damage said condenser. No more! Just got to arrange to get it re-pumped up now. Toetap

Cup of tea now beckons.... Thumbs up


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Vetteheadtony

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Sun 06 Aug 17 19:22

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Done a little bit of under hood detailing on the 1976 survivor Corvette ready for any perspective new buyers Thumbs up



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Mick Howes

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Mon 07 Aug 17 08:29

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Sunday, trip to Cardiff to visit friends and show them our new baby, by which I of course mean the new C4 Laughing in the six days since buying the car, we have covered some 650 miles, more than the last owner covered in the previous year...love this car Cloud9


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CaptainK

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Mon 07 Aug 17 12:08


Took my C3 to a steam fayre and vintage vehicle show over the weekend, and did the whole parade arena driving thing as well. Always fun and also get lots of people interested in the Vette.

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kentvette

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Mon 07 Aug 17 13:07

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We did another "Traversee" event on Sunday, this time in and around Le Mans. Some parts of the city that we knew nothing about, so very interesting and, some lovely countryside around of course. Couple of stops in villages for a drink, provided by the village, and a picnic in the city centre before a return to St Saturnin (known to Le Mans 24 hours goers) for a an "Au Revoir" glass... 115 miles in all, so a nice little run out for the old '78. Another brilliantly organised, relaxed and friendly event that unfortunately wouldn't work in the UK. Sad


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Mon 07 Aug 17 14:26

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


Did a bit of 'fine tuning' of the camber settings on the front of my '87 now that its all settled down. Basically it was just adding in a pair of 2mm spacers into the top wishbone mounts on the o/s. This now gives me about 1.5deg -ve on each front wheel from the stock +ve camber 1deg setting (why would they do that on what's supposed to be a sports car??) Scratchchin

Feels ok to drive but as I feel I can go harder into bends, its showing up the crap and drifty Cooper Cobras on the back for what they are, just big fat tyres to give the '87 a muscular stance! Very Happy All good fun though and they wear well.. Smile

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Shifty

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Thu 17 Aug 17 00:50

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Finished install of new spark plugs and leads today, for the first time (I suspect ever for this car). Oil and filter already done. New wheels and tyres inbound!

All 8 old sparks looked healthy, none lean nor rich. One or two of the threads were thinly oily though. Not enough for me to bother thinking about investigating gaskets, as the car doesn't seem to actually lose any oil, but something I'll keep in mind I suppose. Installed all new leads and did both ends with dielectric grease. Spark plug #7 is truly a bitch, but not half as bad as the yanks make it out to be.

Next jobs, clutch fluid, gearbox fluid, and differential fluid (if I have it).

What else does she deserve at 50k miles...?


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Rich

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Thu 17 Aug 17 06:25

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Shifty wrote (View Post):What else does she deserve at 50k miles...?

A current CCCUK windscreen sticker. Wink


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stevel98

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Thu 17 Aug 17 09:04

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Shifty wrote (View Post):Finished install of new spark plugs and leads today, for the first time (I suspect ever for this car). Oil and filter already done. New wheels and tyres inbound!

All 8 old sparks looked healthy, none lean nor rich. One or two of the threads were thinly oily though. Not enough for me to bother thinking about investigating gaskets, as the car doesn't seem to actually lose any oil, but something I'll keep in mind I suppose. Installed all new leads and did both ends with dielectric grease. Spark plug #7 is truly a bitch, but not half as bad as the yanks make it out to be.

Next jobs, clutch fluid, gearbox fluid, and differential fluid (if I have it).

What else does she deserve at 50k miles...?


Could well be that whoever installed the plugs put some lubricant on the threads, and that's what your seeing.

I have collected a load of socket extensions and adapters from various shows and fairs that have served me well over the years, ideal for modern car bits that are hard to access. Those palm ratchets are really handy things I find when you loosen something yet don't have a lot of room to swing a ratchet arm. My own ratchet has a double action where you can hold it still and twist the end of the arm itself to drive a socket via an internal multiplying gear arrangement..

How about changing coolant fluid, brake fluid and fuel filter if you haven't already?

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