Saturday, May 6, 2023

Bypassing the Courtesy Light Timer Delay

I didn't want to spend $80 so my 1981 Corvette's interior lights would have a time delay when closing the doors, and the solution was simple: bypass the module and splice two wires.
So the interior (or courtesy) lights work fine but without the five- or ten-second delay (I'm not sure about the duration), but that's how my '76 works, and I have no problem with that.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

What's the Plan for the '81 Corvette?

My "new" C3 Corvette got its first bath (by me, anyway), a few days ago, and in this video, I assess the project as well as some of the things that I will be doing to it.

The 1981 C3 Corvette will provide lots of video coverage of the different DIY projects I am planning.

Things such as complete interior detailing, fixing inoperative power window switches, courtesy lights that do not turn on when you open a door, and so much more.

I already have approximately ten videos already scheduled for the next couple of months, with more being produced almost every day. And I hope most if not all will be of informational and entertaining value for my viewers, so if this 1981 Corvette Project is of interest to you, make sure you're subscribed to the C3 Corvette Channel.

I hope you enjoy the video, and thank you for watching!

Saturday, April 15, 2023

I Bought a 1981 Corvette!

I regularly check the classified ads with the hope of finding a C3 Corvette for a reasonable price but, especially, in good original condition.

That search has taken several years as most of the C3s that pique my interest are:

  1. Too much of a project.
  2. The car has been modified.
  3. The asking price exceeds my budget.

I favor Corvettes that are as close to original as possible, something that can be challenging after four decades, but they are out there.

Anyway, I was lucky to spot this one offered for sale about an hour and a half from my home, so I made an appointment to come to have a look and a test drive. And after a week of offers and counter-offers, we reached an agreement so a friend and I rented a car trailer and picked it up.

This video is of the pre-purchase inspection and test drive, and I will have more videos on my YouTube channel as I clean it and bring it back to its former glory, so stay tuned for more!

I hope you enjoy the video!

Thursday, March 30, 2023

C3s of the Spring Turkey Run 2023

I attended the first day of the 2023 Spring Turkey Run at the Daytona International Speedway, Friday, March 24, to check C3 Corvettes values at the Car Corral, plus any other C3s participating in the huge car show.

The selection of C3s did not disappoint and I will post a video of the ones I spotted that day on Sunday, April 2, so check my YouTube channel for it: The C3 Corvette Channel.

In the meantime, these are a few photos of some of the cars that will be featured in the video which, by the way, will list car details as well as the asking price and more.


Tuesday, March 14, 2023

This is How the NCRS Judges Corvettes

If you've never attended an NCRS judging event, and you own or plan to purchase a classic Corvette, you must! The cars being judged are some of the best in the USA, and you usually get a chance to talk to the owners and (sometimes) the judges themselves.

In this video, I share some of the cars there undergoing judging for the many classes offered by the NCRS, with an obvious bias toward C3 Corvettes, of course.

I hope you enjoy the video.

For the complete NCRS Playlist, click here.