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What projects do you have planned for your C3 this spring? (1/7)
 4/14/20 4:33pm
Adam WartellLifetime Member
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Going to be working on your C3 this spring/summer?

What types of things are you going to be doing?

 



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Re: What projects do you have planned for your C3 this spring? (2/7)
 4/15/20 11:20am
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replacing electric wiring harness,  for now probably only in the engine bay since i might not have the time to take dash out this year.

i will come back with questions about this later on :) 

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Re: What projects do you have planned for your C3 this spring? (3/7)
 4/20/20 12:14am
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1975 Stingray 71 350 engine Flat top pistons Sniper fuel injection Hyperspark ignition Vintage Air air conditioning


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Not this Summer, but in the fall I plan on pulling the engine & transmission (again for the 5th time).  After going into the 4-speed transmission twice, Joel provided information that should finally fix it from jumping out of 2nd gear.  I have already purchased two syncro sliders that have tapered teeth to keep them in gear.

I also have a oil leak that is probably coming from around the rear main bearing cap -- I usually put a bit of silicon in the joint under the cap, but I forgot when I rebuilt the engine last year.

That, hopefully, will be the last major thing I need to do on this car.  It now has fuel-injection, air conditioning, tilt steering, rebuilt power steering and brakes, etc., etc.



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Re: What projects do you have planned for your C3 this spring? (4/7)
 4/21/20 11:42am
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Plan on putting the dash back in and getting it back to driver status. Then will probably put it on the market.

What projects do you have planned for your C3 this spring? (5/7)
 4/21/20 12:16pm
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Every year I just try to keep up with regular maintenance, as my '76 is a one owner survivor (now)

The parking brake needs some attention, and maybe some carb cleaning.

Novelty has kinda worn off after doing this for forty-five years!



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Re: What projects do you have planned for your C3 this spring? (6/7)
 4/21/20 11:48pm
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Corvette-Ron said:

Every year I just try to keep up with regular maintenance, as my '76 is a one owner survivor (now)

The parking brake needs some attention, and maybe some carb cleaning.

Novelty has kinda worn off after doing this for forty-five years!



I look at that as a "rite-of-passage" into the fun of the upcoming driving season...!!!  And in these times of Shelter-in-Place some "quality alone time" in the garage may save a marriage...!!!   😷   🤣



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Reply: What projects do you have planned for your C3 this spring? (7/7)
 8/5/20 2:03am
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It might be time to hand the baton to someone else who will carry on your `76's legacy.  Pretty amazing being the original owner of a vehicle that turned most heads that you drove by back then - especially young teens who drooled as you drove by. (that's why I bought a C3 after seeing a guy's white `76 in the body shop after a mishap when I was a very impressionable lad).

On the other hand, you and your wife, and grown kids/grandkids if applicable - might enter a state of depression if not for the reassuring/beloved C3 under the cover in your garage.  And, if you let the kids/grand kids drive it a little more often and allow it to be in a show or parade or two it will make it even harder for them to let go and look at that empty spot that it has been parked in for years!  And, I imagine that there are some fantastic family stories about the car that you might be willing to share, including pics.

A tough decision that all of us will one day face.  But, wanted to congratulate you for carrying the  torch for our beloved C3 hobby for so many years.

Dave V. (lakeside49)

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p.s. I happened to work for a fellow (Barry Engle) at Ford Motor Company - who is the President of General Motors for the time being (leaving to be an investment banker) and had lunch with him last week, allowed him to drive my `82.  He loved driving his first C3.  I'll try to attach a picture.  But, know that the top GM brass acknowledge and envy your C3 experience, even compared to the C8. 

 



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