It's a piece of cake... there's another thread here "Cheap Coolant Bypass" that has some discussion on whether it's worthwhile or not but most of us have had it done with no ill effects. There should also be some detailed explanation of how to do it in that thread; jus do a search for it.
Gee, hon. That really stings:eek It would sting more if it came from someone who knows the difference between effect and affect, or what the word "ill" means. You might want to read the post before you comment on it, dumpling.
Darn...I guess that means you and I won't be hanging out braiding each others hair and stuff then, huh?:bash
Please tell me we are not going to revert to third grade playground mentality here.
This is a Corvette info board. Some of us are better educated that others, some of us can spell better than others, some of us are rich and can own mulitple Vettes, some of us saved for years to get our one car. This is what America is, lots of different folks.
I ask that we keep our focus here Corvettes and help our fellow members no matter what their background or education.
If I remember the Constitution says something about 'all men (and ladies, bows to Silver) are created equal'
Shadow, in a nutshell it's a simple mod that might take an hour to do, is easily reversible, and doesn't seem to hurt anything. I can try to scan in the directions that came with a "kit" I bought (directions were OK, hose coupling was too small) so you can judge if it's worth doing. I got the proper hose fitting from Home Depot for about $3, with hose clamps.
One guy that owns a WS6 TransAm did a before/after dyno of his LT1 doing the TB bypass. He was amazed at the outcome. About 6ft/lb TQ from 2000-5000rpm. About 5hp around 4000-5000rpm.
So if costs you $5 for the parts then that is $1/HP and $1/TQ. That is a big improvement in price/performance ratio. Hell at that rate I'd throw in $1000 right now for 1000Hp. I'd have Vipers peeing themselves when I got next to them :L
Ok. So maybe i'm dreaming a little. But the dyno numbers are real.
On the 85 it's a snap. Just pick up a heater hose coupling(5/8" I think) at pep Boys or the like with two gear clamps. Remove inlet hose and outlet hose from throttle body, insert coupling, clamp and your done.