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LS7 in a 1969 Corvette Convertible (Read 4068 times)
Reply #105 - Dec 22nd, 2018 at 5:52am

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Sounds about right with these C3's. One step forward, two backwards... I remember that 10 year with yellowjacket.
 

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Reply #106 - Jan 7th, 2019 at 8:53am

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OK,
I've been neglecting posting here mainly because my ipad does not like these pages and fights with me. I generally update here from work! Today I am at work so here is an update!


At last post I had started my baby but dumped fluids everywhere! I do not even remember why but I thought antifreeze!. Nope a combination of power steering and engine oils! Being stumped as to why the oil dumped I was at a stand still.

<<<RW> I was trying to sell the original oil tank and breather. There was a fellow very low balling me on the price. Periodically pinging me if I had decided to take his offer. HMM <back to current> IF this guy wants it so bad, and knows the value I bet he is an LS7 expert of some sort. So I made a deal to accept his offer but only if he could come by and give advice on my setup. Yes, I did due diligence . . . .

Well, just before Christmas he arrived with a heavily built 2006 Z06. Race seats, rollbar, quick release steering, etc etc etc. SWEET car! It was clearly cammed and sounded awesome! Long story short, he knew his stuff and showed I had over filled the oil and it simply spewed out the breather. Power steering is simply a leak.

With confidence restored, I went back to work on my baby. Fixed the starting issue, new ignition switch, buttoned up the dash, and have her to the point of turn the ket and she starts every time! Turn the key the other way and she stops! Nice! I started cleaning up the interior and re installing the console ( not complete yet ), and started buttoning up the under hood!

A neighbor came over and helped install the hood.
Doh! the pretty aluminum radiator cap, yeah, no fit. I had to go buy a stock 6 dollar radiator cap! It fits great!

I finally decided to cut up the fuel rail covers and put them on!

So here she is today!
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I need to get my dads C5 running which should not be an issue and move it so I can get mine  ride out of the garage. Once in the driveway I can check the brakes and gears and even the steering somewhat. IF all is well I can schedule time at the muffler shop for the side pipes.

Unfortunately just before new years my bride and I came down with colds. So Sharky sits. I had rolled the Harley out so I could work on my vette and the cold set in. My poor Harley has set outside now for almost 2 weeks. Hopefully tonight I can get her back in the garage.

Today is my first day back to work and man I am already tired!

Scott








 
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Reply #107 - Jan 7th, 2019 at 9:39am

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Gotta admire a man that never quits Cool Sounds like you are in for a fun ride soon..get vwell. 
Between taking care of my BIL & the excessive rain we've had last year I don't think I took my 68 out more than 2 times last year. Started it up in the garage this morning with the extension hose going out under the door ...revved it once & blew the hoses off Cheesy
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Reply #108 - Jan 7th, 2019 at 7:30pm

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You was off work for two weeks with a cold??? Shocked
That must have been a bad one. I had mine last year.
 

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Reply #109 - Jan 8th, 2019 at 7:07am

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Actually I was out of work on vacation burning extra vaca days. You know use it or lose it where I work. First day off was the 13 Dec thus working on my car. We went to Wenatchee to visit my mom and one of my cousins came to visit also! She brought her kids and they were all sick! Doh! I only missed 3 days because of sickness. Oh well! Great to see everyone but man, they are little petri dishes! LOL!

So the recovery begins! Got my Harley back in the garage last night which is good!
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Reply #110 - Jan 17th, 2019 at 6:38am

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Big day yesterday!
When I got home last night, I moved the C5, the C6, and the Harley. Then I moved all the crap that built up behind my C3 in the garage. I jacked her up and took her off the car dollies.

I fired her up and backed her out of the garage on her on power!! WHOO HOO! SHE LIVES!
I used that 427 ci to turn her around and back her back into the garage!

I still have a power steering leak so I will try and fix that over the weekend.
Next step is to get her to an exhaust shop! Need to get the pipes modified slightly and have the 02 sensor bungs welded in!

heh heh! Looks like I might make the spring season for cruisins!

FYI I have a 1 minute video of backing her out of the garage. I'll see if I can get it posted somewhere and link here!


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Reply #111 - Jan 17th, 2019 at 8:56am

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Like to see that video.
BTW, remember this?
 

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Reply #112 - Jan 17th, 2019 at 9:01am

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Yep!
I remember that! That was when I had brownish hair!
All grey now! We still have the same boat too!

Lot of our friends have changed severl boats over but I gues we are just the same! LOL!

I'll likely need to create a Youtube account and post there. the 1 minute video is 125MB in size! Doh!


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Reply #113 - Jan 17th, 2019 at 5:11pm

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Not only the same boat, but same Corvette too.
That is a good thing.
Your living the good life, three Corvettes, a Harley and your sailboat. And a terrific bride to share it with is the cherry on the top.
 

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Reply #114 - Jan 21st, 2019 at 6:58am

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OK,
Saturday I fired her up and pulled her out of the garage.
My new Blue Tooth dongle plugged in! My iPad and new 9 dollar software up and running!
The connection was a success!

I can now read my computer and many PIDs! My goal was to heat her up gently, feel the thermostat turn on, and then the fans!

Whoo hoo! Thermostat opened! I could feel the water temp in the hoses! Nice!

After waiting for what seemed an eternity, the engine finally reached 200 degrees and the fans kicked on! YES! More things working well! Other than my power steering fluid going out of the system about as fast as it can! Doh! Thought that was fixed.

So back in the garage and the front end up. Engine off. No problem. Engine running . . . . fluid everywhere! So I figured I'd have fun instead of fiddling with the steering.


My new JBL GTR-104 amp has arrived! I'll install that! Blue tooth ready it will feed all 4 speakers and I can control the gain on each! NICE! Well, not so . . . .
Dang thing would not power up. Out comes the power probe. All wiring is good. All fuses good. Even the remote wire was confirmed hot. Ground confirmed.

Return Label already received. Darn it. I was looking forward to that. Looked like a nice unit.

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Reply #115 - Jan 23rd, 2019 at 7:51am

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Back under the car last night.
Good news! I found the leak in the power steering!

Bad news . . . . . it appears I hooked up the pressure side hose to the none pressure side of the rack and blew the gasket at the input shaft! Quite the pita to get to and see but the gasket looks pushed out! Doh.

More work for me!

Scott
 
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Reply #116 - Jan 23rd, 2019 at 9:14am

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If it makes you feel better..my Dodge came with power steering I never could get it to work & tried everything so I finally through everything in the trash. Ordered a  manual gearbox & everything works great. Sometimes you have to suffer before you can enjoy. Roll Eyes
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Reply #117 - Jan 23rd, 2019 at 5:22pm

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Thanks Alan!
I feel stupid because I know I checked that! Doh!

Here is the first start!
https://youtu.be/BmZb8xs-Huc

Here is the first move on her own!
https://youtu.be/uEkivi6jmHs

Scott
 
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Reply #118 - Jan 23rd, 2019 at 6:30pm

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I enjoyed both of those... I think you enjoyed it more! Smiley
 

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Reply #119 - Jan 25th, 2019 at 6:27am

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Yes I did!
Yesterday I took her in a car trailer to get the side pipes modified and installed!
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