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1957-1974 Corvette Ignition Coil Replacement

The ignition coil is the very heart of the fire for older Corvettes, and it’s one of those parts that can fail totally without warning, or give you subtle hints of its imminent demise. The latter was the case with the coil on...


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1957-1974 Corvette Distributor Electronic Ignition Conversion

How many times would you have liked to convert your 1957-1974 Corvette to a solid state electronic ignition but a few problems always stood in the way? You had to use a non-stock distributor, had wiring so complicated it took a...


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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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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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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...


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1957-1975 Corvette Horn Rebuild

Does only one horn in your dual horn system work? Do your Corvette horns sound like a cow with a stomach ache? We all know what the solution is. Replace the horns. There is nothing wrong with this solution, but what if you want...