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Archive for September, 2012
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1970-1977 Corvette T-Top Weatherstrip Installation

There comes a time in the life of a Corvette, especially the older C3s, when the weather seals need replacing. Our project Stingray is going on 35+ years-old now and the seals, including the T-tops, doors and windows, are start...


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1959 Fuelie Corvette – The One to Have

Today, someone with a decent stash of cash seeking to buy a high performance sports or musclecar has a sizeable selection to choose from. Those wishing to confine their choices to U.S. shores can consider Vipers, Camaros, Musta...


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1963-1982 Corvette Steering Box Rebuild

Sometimes, no matter how well you take care of your Corvette, there are certain items that just wear out. The steering box on your Corvette is definitely one of those pieces. Often the steering box lubricant NEVER gets changed ...



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1968-1982 Corvette Headlight Actuator Removal & Seal Replacement

We’ve all seen this scenario. You spot a nice-looking C3 Corvette tooling down the road, but, oops, it’s daytime and both of the headlights are popped up. Or even worse, the Corvette is looking cock-eyed with one light up ...


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1968-1982 Corvette Headlight Vacuum Hose Kit

If you are the proud owner of a 1968-1982 Corvette, then you are probably aware that your headlight system operates with vacuum. These cars are around 30-40 years old now, so if you haven’t already experienced problems wi...


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How To Rebuild The Rear Brakes On a 1953-1962 Corvette

Many times we like to go out to the garage to tinker with our Corvettes, or even attempt major overhauls on certain components. One thing that can get overlooked is the brakes. The service manual only “kind of” expl...



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1962-1974 Corvette Tachometer Drive Cross Gear Replacement

Mechanical tachometers were standard equipment on Corvettes from their inception through the 1974 Corvette model year. Unfortunately, they’re all prone to the same problem: Eventually, the cross shaft gear in the distribu...


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1977-1982 Corvette Air Condition Blower Motor Replacement

You turn your key on and you hear a low rump, rump, rump sound coming from the far right hand corner of the dash. You realize that it may be the blower motor so you turn the fan switch to high just to be sure. It now sounds lik...


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How to Rebuild the Front Brakes on a 1953-1962 Corvette

In last week’s edition of CorvetteMagazine.com, we tackled the rebuilding of the rear brakes on our 1957 Corvette. In this second of a two-parter, we’re moving to the front. In the same format as last week, we’...



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1965-1982 Corvette Brake Rotor Replacement

If you are like me, you want your 1967 to 1982 Corvette to stop just as good as it goes.  So when it comes to your brake system, you want it to be of top quality.  You want to install everything one time and be sure that ever...


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1965-1982 Corvette Disc Brake Installation

Right now, most 1973-1982 Corvettes are in that middle ground between ultra-collectible and new. They’re still Corvettes, which makes them desirable and prestigious, yet they haven’t reached the value and collectabi...


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1968-1982 Corvette Carpet Installation

Our Millennium project 1974 Stingray is receiving a new carpet set, but instead of the original tan, this shark is getting the Torch Red of the 90’s courtesy of Zip Corvette Parts, 8067 Fast Lane, Mechanicsville, VA 23111, 1-...