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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-...


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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...