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    Help! Turn signal / reverse light failure in 81 after LED switch

    Hi guys: just got my 81 back from its 55 week stay at the body shop. They did beautiful body work but screwed up a lot of stuff to the point where I told them I'd deal with the electrical mess they created. They suggested LED tail lights (all 4 red with reverse lights in a license plate frame)...
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    Help with color identification?

    Getting the car painted, and I rally like this color combination. Found it on google, and it's not from a forum. Any thoughts on what the colors are? The shop says they can match it, but I'd love some input. Is the darker color Steel City Grey? Any other thoughts? Thanks John p.s. sorry for...
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    1981 fender flares

    I've done a lot of searching, both on this site and the internet in general, and haven't seen a whole lot about fender flares. I'm getting some body work done and a paint job, and was just kicking around the idea of L-88 style flares. All of the kits I've seen say they fit C3 model years up to...
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    Question: Detachable steering wheel? Aftermarket kits?

    '81 corvette, would like a detachable steering wheel as a theft deterrent. Telescoping steering is apparently a problem per the shop that's doing a lot of the work. Does anyone know of any aftermarket kits that work well with this year? Thanks! p.s. just fired it up the first time last week...
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    Help! Engine bay cleaning/prep suggestions

    Hi all: This post is a request for suggestions on what works for engine cleaning and prep. A search on this forum yielded lots of good suggestions as to what kind of paint to use for the engine bay, but I would also welcome any more suggestions. I'm still restoring my 1981. Bought it summer...
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    Help! 81 with AR Torque Thrust II's - potentially DANGEROUS situation

    Hi all - thanks for everyone who's been kind enough to read/help with my numerous problems. I put 17x8 AR Torq thrust II's on with 255/50/17's - love the look, rides great. Here's the problem - the other day I was driving around, heard a snap, saw something silver fly out from under my car...
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    Electrical "pause" with starting

    Hi all: Thanks for all of the help so far. I have a stock '81 that I'm in the process of restoring. To date, I've done the front end suspension, had the quadrajet rebuilt (runs 10x better), put in a new alternator, and just put new wheels on. The last couple days I've had a problem with the...
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    Battery drain(s)?

    Left my car in the garage for 4 days while I was out of town. Have a brand new alternator (last week) and battery (3 weeks ago). There are no obvious power drains (headlights on, radio, dome light, etc). Got in to fire it up today to see if my new electric choke and newly-rebuilt carburetor...
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    Surprises re: "Stock" 81 engine/carb

    Was getting really upset about rough starting requiring carb/choke spray. Read a lot of the posts and I decided to have my carb rebuilt here in tucson. I've read the warnings about having any person do it, but this guy assured me that he's done lots of quadrajets, and I know a couple people with...
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    C3 wheel sizes and brakes

    At the step of picking out some wheels for this '81. Would like fatter tires on the back - like 295's. I really like the look of 15 inch wheels with high tires - I think it really does preserve that old muscle car look. was hoping to do 295/50/15's. But then I started looking at brake...
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    Restoring stock 81 4 speed

    Hi everyone: Pretty new to the forum - been reading it a few days now and already got some help in the technical forum which actually amounted to how stupid I was. Regardless, I picked up a stock '81 about 2 weeks ago with the intention of restoring it. Already did some shopping online and...
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    81 starting frustrations

    Hi all - new to the forum. Just picked up a stock '81 4 speed. Never restored a car before, but I figured this would be the one since I've loved the C3 and there's an abundance of parts and help available. The car runs fine and I've had a mechanic tell me it's in good shape. The first (of...
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