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Archive for September, 2012
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1968-1982 Corvette Headlight Vacuum System Repair

When you turn your headlights on in your 68 to 82 Corvette, does only one headlight lock up into place and the other one sits partially open? Do the headlights come up or go down very slowly? Do you have to help one or both hea...


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1963-1967 Steering Wheel, Horn Button, Stand & Canceling Cam Install

Has this ever happened to you? You turn on your turn signal lever, make your turn and the lever does not come back to the neutral position. Your turn signal just keeps flashing. Just to check it, you try it again and it still d...


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1968-1982 Door Hinge Spring Replacement & Handle Flap Repair

Do you have to prop your Corvette’s door to keep it open? If so, then your Corvette door hinge spring is either broken, disconnected or missing. The replacement is simple when you have the right part and right tool. All y...



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1968-1982 Corvette Wiper Motor Replacement

Your windshield wiper motor has stopped working. You have checked the fuse. The wiper switch is good and you have power to the wiper motor. Well, Sparky, your Corvette’s wiper motor has decided to go to that big wiper mot...


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1963-1967 Corvette Headlamp Motor Replacement

Nothing is more aggravating to a 1963 to 1967 Corvette owner than to turn on the headlight motor switch and have only one headlight open. How about turning on the switch and the headlights open so slowly that it will be dayligh...


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1968-1976 Corvette Shifter Console Restoration

The console area is a focal point in any Corvette interior. Any time you have to shift gears or use the heater or air conditioner, you are drawn to this area. If this area in the Corvette does not look good, it will make the re...



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1963-1982 Corvette Alternator Replacement

The alternator is an essential component in the electrical system of a Corvette, since it supplies the necessary DC voltage and keeps the battery charged. Like all things mechanical, eventually it wears out and fails. The proje...


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1977-1982 Corvette Sunvisor Installation

Nothing is as annoying as driving your Corvette down the road and having the sunvisor flop down in front of you. You push it back up and it falls down again. After years of use, the sunvisors’ hinges lose their tension and wi...


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1963-1974 Corvette Washer Pump Valve Repair

Have you ever pressed your windshield washer button, heard the washer pump engage but the washers didn’t work? You check to make sure the reservoir is full, the lines are all connected and not broken and the nozzles are c...



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1968-1982 Window Regulator Roller Rebuild

One of the most annoying things that can happen to a 68-82 Corvette owner is to start to roll up your window and find it is going up at a severe angle and will not close.  You may also start to roll it up only to have it drop ...


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1956-1982 Corvette Water Pump Rebuild

Your 30 year old, all numbers and date code matching Corvette’s water pump starts to leak. What are you going to do? You have worked very hard making sure every original part is still on the car so buying a new replacement wa...


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1958-1967 Corvette Radio Face Rebuild

You have a dilemma. Your 1958 to 1967 Corvette radio plays perfectly but the exterior face of it looks terrible. The bezel is pitted. The selector slider is worn and the buttons are loose or missing. The repair for these proble...