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What did you do with your Vette today?


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weslp00

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Sun 29 Oct 17 18:38

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


'Ello BlackZed... whats this billet bearing support??? Bigear

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BlackZeD

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Sun 29 Oct 17 19:04

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


Hi there

It is the black wotsit on the right in the monster clutches link that i posted.
They can be got from other places but monster made them first so im gonna stick with them.
Also sent you a pm back

Dave.


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weslp00

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Sun 29 Oct 17 21:10

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


Ah ha gotcha..its all falling into place now ! Yes

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FIVE RED

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Tue 31 Oct 17 13:24

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


Sorn'd it for the winter Sad
Got the Dodge to play with now though Cool


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C5 owner & very happy about it!

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JonnyC4

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Thu 02 Nov 17 11:38

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


Working on the C4 35th anniversary for the second day in a row. Yesterday I clayed the body up and polished the C4 after it, like a mirror.

Today some more parts replaced like some sealing on the front wheel bays, cleaned the wheels and checked the fluids of the engine. I think that the most work on the engine bay needs to be done at the NEC, as the engine bay will be dusty again on arrival.

The C4 will be ready for the trip to Birmingham and the CCCUK stand next Thursday.


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FelixP

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Thu 28 Dec 17 12:09

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


Fitted the smog pump bypass kit. It's amazing how much you can remove! I also put on a new belt and tensioner. I gave the car a full service too and renewed the front brake pad clips. Now I have no rattles!!!

For Christmas my girlfriend bought me a very nice Auto Art die-cast model, so I took that for a spin too!

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stevel98

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Thu 28 Dec 17 14:07

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FelixP wrote (View Post):Fitted the smog pump bypass kit. It's amazing how much you can remove!

Did that too, including its solenoid and other electrical fittings under the plenum, as the pump's bearing was screaming at me. The entire AC/Intercooler system is gone too as the pump didn't work and I replaced it with a simple idler. Cruise control, entire evap system (got no vacuum piping anywhere apart from the servo, fpr and ventilation controls). Radio (didn't work) and four speakers. Few other random bits are gone too and not an SES code to be seen!

I suppose I should really have fixed them all, but they serve me no useful purpose and I like the simplicity of my car now and I didn't buy it as an investment. I work with medical electronic systems all day and have no interest in pursuing even more when I get home, prefer to spend my money and time to keep all the other vital systems in good shape instead..

The C4's water pump runs backwards compared to a C3's, so if you fit a C3 water pump you can lose the smog kit and AC, and fit a much shorter drive belt with underdriven pulleys to gain a few more bhp.

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stevel98

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Thu 28 Dec 17 14:16

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I see you have the cruise disconnected. Not working?

What kind or headers are those? Any good? No leaks? Scratchchin

Thinking of doing that too as I still have the stock cast manifolds with those inserted pipes. Apart from looking crap, they are a bit restrictive too..

I'm currently scoping the net for what am best headers for a C4. I thought about getting cast performance headers after reading about sealing problems on the tubular steel type.

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FelixP

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Wed 03 Jan 18 11:40

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You're right, my cruise isn't working. I'm going to redo all my vac lines and look into it, the weather is horrible at the moment though! It'd be nice to have it working for longer journeys and I couldn't be without AC in a black car with a bronze tinted roof in summer!!

I have the cheaper Hedmans. I stripped off the black transit paint and gave them a few coats of BBQ paint from B&Q, which is holding up to the temp fine. Then I got my trusted local mechanic to fit them, he had to remove the dipstick and starter on the passenger side, otherwise they just bolted straight up. So far there's no leaks and the car pulls noticeably better at higher RPM. I have a true dual exhaust too, it produces a nice, deep sound.

On NYE as is tradition, a bunch of us met up to do a few laps of the tunnels & underpasses in Cardiff. The VXR8 sounded incredible!

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FIVE RED

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Sun 07 Jan 18 17:50

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


Got the car up on the lift for the winter jobs.
So far I've removed the Bassani X pipe as it's got a hole on one of the welds (discovered on MOT), easy fix by the guys over the road.
Also started replacing the discs and pads with Powerstop units - really nice. Got the fronts done but while doing the rears I thought it'd be an opportunity to find out why the handbrake is so poor. Apart from a bit of crap in there the adjuster and shoes look to be ok, the shoes measuring 3mm thick so unlikely to need replacing.
Doing research on the adjustment it all seems to rely on the notched adjuster to spread the shoes. Although I've read that the handbrake lever can be adjusted by pulling up 3 times, this only applies to any slack in the cables, it does nothing for the shoes.
Someone please correct me if I'm wrong but I can't see how the shoes can 'self adjust'. I can see how the thing works - move the adjuster to the left to spread the shoes. Some cars have a small hole in the disc so that a flat screwdriver can be inserted to move the adjuster, my discs don't have this hole, nor do the new discs have it.
I'm tempted to drill a small hole so that I can adjust the handbrake without taking the disc off, obviously a large hole may be a balance issue but it only needs to be 5mm or so.
Any thoughts? Scratchchin


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