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What do you plan to do with your C3 this winter? (1/17)
 12/1/20 5:32pm
Adam WartellLifetime Member
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What do you have in mind for your C3 this winter?

Projects?

Storage?

Driving?

 



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Re: What do you plan to do with your C3 this winter? (2/17)
 12/1/20 6:37pm
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Cana, VA - USA

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After spending over three years getting everything right on my '75, I plan on getting some driving enjoyment out of it -- until something else goes south. . .

 



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Re: What do you plan to do with your C3 this winter? (3/17)
 12/1/20 10:31pm
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My 73 is going to be sleeping the winter away 5 feet in the air.

 



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73 coupe L48, Flat-top pistons, Performer RPM Heads, Crane Cam and roller rockers, Holley 650 vac sec. Performer intake,
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Leather seats, F-body seatbelts, Pioneer CD player
Magnaflow Exhuast System

Dewitt radiator and dual electric fans
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Re: What do you plan to do with your C3 this winter? (4/17)
 12/1/20 10:46pm
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Mine is already asleep for the winter, but only 2 feet in the air. We had our first snow mid October, Once the salt is applied to the roadway it's put away until the rain washes off the salt in the spring.  😭

Re: What do you plan to do with your C3 this winter? (5/17)
 12/1/20 11:57pm
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1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.


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Finish rebuilding/restoring the front suspension so I can put the engine back in.



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Re: What do you plan to do with your C3 this winter? (6/17)
 12/2/20 10:19am
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Yup, The five feet in the air, and salt are my sentiments as well! 

Re: What do you plan to do with your C3 this winter? (7/17)
 12/2/20 4:02pm
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Grapevine, TX - USA

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I'll be driving mine.  About once a week.



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Re: What do you plan to do with your C3 this winter? (8/17)
 12/2/20 10:54pm
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BillHanna said:

After spending over three years getting everything right on my '75, I plan on getting some driving enjoyment out of it -- until something else goes south. . .

 


Goes to figure -- went out to the garage today, and all the water/antifreeze is all over the floor!  I pressure checked it, and it indicated just a small leak.  I'm sure this will be fun trying to find the leak. . .



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Re: What do you plan to do with your C3 this winter? (9/17)
 12/3/20 2:57am
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Try Bar's Stop Leak.  I've had good luck with it. 



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Re: What do you plan to do with your C3 this winter? (10/17)
 12/3/20 12:20pm
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The first thing I had to do once I got the C3 home from the dealer this fall is replace the radiator because the previous owner used Bars Leak and it plugged the radiator up beyond repair. Bars Leak is a very good band aid but it doesn't solve the problem in the long run.

Re: What do you plan to do with your C3 this winter? (11/17)
 12/3/20 6:04pm
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I have a ton planned for mine. I’m having a custom 383 stroker built for it, cleaning and painting the engine bay, upgrading to a Frostbite rad, replacing the ps pump as it’s leaking and putting in a chrome one, putting Rocket Attack 18” wheels on with new tires, adding new Brawler carb, replacing severely bent and rusty Hooker headers, and putting on some heat shields for my headers. After all this I will consider some new paint.  Trying to get this done in time for a lot of spring driving. 

Re: What do you plan to do with your C3 this winter? (12/17)
 12/3/20 6:06pm
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Oh....and upgrading the suspension to a Ridetech streetgrip kit. 

Re: What do you plan to do with your C3 this winter? (13/17)
 12/3/20 8:34pm
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BillHanna said:
BillHanna said:

After spending over three years getting everything right on my '75, I plan on getting some driving enjoyment out of it -- until something else goes south. . .

 


Goes to figure -- went out to the garage today, and all the water/antifreeze is all over the floor!  I pressure checked it, and it indicated just a small leak.  I'm sure this will be fun trying to find the leak. . .

Got under the car today to find the leak -- the lower radiator hose was leaking; I don't understand how it can take pressure for weeks, then suddenly leak just sitting there.  I also found a heater hose had a hole rubbed in it by the AC bracket.  I had slit a piece of hose to protect it, but it slipped around and still got cut.  The new one will get routed differently. . .


 



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Re: What do you plan to do with your C3 this winter? (14/17)
 12/3/20 9:43pm
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Bill don't feel alone. Not a Corvette, but when I went into the garage yesterday my 1961 Norton ES2 motorcycle had a large puddle of oil under it. I did not notice the puddle before yesterday and it was oil tight all summer. The only difference was  that we had below zero temperature two days ago and the garage is not heated. I have no idea why that would cause it to leak the oil. I'll need to wait til spring to check it out. 

Re: What do you plan to do with your C3 this winter? (15/17)
 12/3/20 11:42pm
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gapl1953 said:

Bill don't feel alone. Not a Corvette, but when I went into the garage yesterday my 1961 Norton ES2 motorcycle had a large puddle of oil under it. I did not notice the puddle before yesterday and it was oil tight all summer. The only difference was  that we had below zero temperature two days ago and the garage is not heated. I have no idea why that would cause it to leak the oil. I'll need to wait til spring to check it out. 


Nortons are what I had for many years.  a 68 Commando 750 Fastback which I put over 75,000 miles on, 67 G15, and a 74 850 (which is now in a museum in Pennsylvania).  Great bikes, but I now ride Harleys.



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Re: What do you plan to do with your C3 this winter? (16/17)
 12/5/20 11:25am
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I hear you about the Harley's, I'm a lifetime member of HOG.

Re: What do you plan to do with your C3 this winter? (17/17)
 12/5/20 12:12pm
BillHanna
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gapl1953 said:

Bill don't feel alone. Not a Corvette, but when I went into the garage yesterday my 1961 Norton ES2 motorcycle had a large puddle of oil under it. I did not notice the puddle before yesterday and it was oil tight all summer. The only difference was  that we had below zero temperature two days ago and the garage is not heated. I have no idea why that would cause it to leak the oil. I'll need to wait til spring to check it out. 


Is there a chance that there was some water in the oil, and freezing caused it to push the case apart a bit?



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