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    Anyone replate their old headlight actuators?

    Instead of purchasing the paint kit from Eastwood, I was looking to replate all of my headlight actuators, relays, and master cylinder cap using this product: http://www.caswellplating.com/kits/zinc.htm CopyCad & Zinc Kit plus Yellow Chromate solution (approx $180) Anyone have experience doing...
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    A "tiring" decision

    Hey CAC’ers, I'm trying to decide what to do with the tires/wheels on my 70. Right now I have the stock rally wheels with BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires (225/70/15). Well these tires look great but to the best of my knowledge they’re over 20 years old so it’s time to replace them. Here’s my...
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    Automatic Transmission Wiring

    Hey all, A while ago I posted a topic about the kickdown switch not functioning on my TH400 transmission. Also, the reverse lights do not work on the car. And finally, the ignition key lock does not seem to work. I began to think, are all of these three related? The assembly manual for 1970 is...
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    TH400 kickdown switch

    Hi all, While going over all of the wiring on my car, I discovered that the kickdown switch that is attached to the gas pedal is disconnected (only on turbo 400 transmissions). I tested the switch to see if it works, and it does. However, I do not seem to be getting any current from the harness...
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    Measuring Runout

    Hi all, From previous posts concerning replacing rotors, I've learned how important it is to measure for runout. However, I am unsure how to do this myself? Could someone please explain this procedure in detail? Thanks in advance. Vince
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    Rotor Rivets

    Hi all, I purchased new front rotors for my '70. I removed the old rotor and rivets from the hub assembly, and wanted to replace the rivets after installing the new rotors. It seems not many people do this, but I have the rivets, I just am not sure on the proper technique to install them...
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    Looking: C5 Convertible

    Hey all, I'm looking for a C5 (preferably '00-'02) convertible. This is what I'm looking for: Color: Triple Black, or Magnetic Red Miles: Under 30,000 Options: Well loaded, with HUD If you're selling, or know of something similar to this within a reasonable drive of the Northeast Ohio Area...
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    Donnybrooke Green...

    ...is the original color of my '70. I've been looking around in magazines, books, and online and have yet to find a nice, high quality picture of what this color actually looks like. I've seen some great greens and some not-so-great greens on Vettes, and I'm simply curious which one of those...
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    Seat Stitching

    Hey all, I have a 1970 Vette which rolled off the assembly line 34 years ago tomorrow (Feb 20). I am currently recovering my seats, which brings me to my question.. I ordered the covers and foam from Corvette America, and after receiving my covers; I noticed a difference in stitching on the...
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    Seat Tracks

    Hi all, I've ran into some trouble on the first step of my interior restoration. I removed my rusted seat tracks from the seats for some sanding and painting. However, I can't seem to disassemble the track itself. I've looked at it with a trouble light, but can't seem to find what I need to do...
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    1970 Green-Silver Rally Wheels?

    Merry Christmas Everyone, Santa gave me a can of Rally wheel paint this morning. When I checked out the can, this is what it says: "IN LATE 1969 TO EARLY 1971 THE RALLYE WHEEL WAS PAINTED A GREENISH SILVER. THIS PAINT MATCHES THE SILVER ON 1967-1969E & 1971L-1982 RALLYE WHEELS. " I did not...
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    Original 1970 Carburetor?

    Hey all, With 2-5" of snow in the forecast for NE Ohio tomorrow, it looks like the new Vette's in for the winter. Now it's time to get started on all of my winter projects for it, which brings me to my first question... I have a 1970 LS5 (454/390) coupe with a Holley carburetor. Everywhere...
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    Bought my Vette!

    Hey all, Just wanted to thank everyone here for all the help in searching for my Vette, be it direct advice, or what I've learned just from browsing here. I decided on a 1970 LS5 coupe, automatic, and fairly loaded with A/C and power everything. It has a custom paint job, which while I would...
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    1973 Interior Replacement

    Hi all, I've been shopping around for a '70-73 Vette over the past few months, and I am hoping some users here can help me out with this question: I looked at a '73 4-speed coupe today, and while the exterior was near flawless, the interior needs complete replacement. When the owner changed...
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