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Corvette Front Suspension Rebuild

1963-1982 Corvette Front Suspension Rebuild

We will be focusing on the front suspension in this article and will be replacing all of the major components in a 1978 Corvette. The good people at Zip Corvette Parts, 8067 Fast Lane, Mechanicsville,VA 23111, 1-800-962-9632, w...


1963-1974 Corvette Fuel Tank Sending Unit Replacement

If your fuel dash gauge starts to register intermittently, readings fluctuate, or it just plain quits, it can most often be traced back to the fuel tank sending unit. These units are always sitting in fuel. They are constantly ...


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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...



Bleeding Your 1967-1982 Corvette Brake System

Most Corvette owners love to talk about how much horsepower their Corvette is producing or how many cubic inches their running under the hood. And don’t get us wrong we love horsepower, but what good is blasting off a stoplig...


Corvette Front Wheel Bearing Replacement

1963-1965 Corvette Front Wheel Bearing Replacement

1963-1965 front wheel bearings are something that just seem to be taken for granted. The only time we seem to think of them is when we hear a bearing noise in the front, have a vibration or wheel shimmy or have cupped front tir...


1965-1982 Corvette Front Wheel Bearing Replacement

Re-packing your 1965-1982 Corvette’s front wheel bearings is a dirty job, but someone has got to do it.  The Corvette front wheel bearings should be re-packed every 30,000 miles or sooner under harder use conditions.  T...



1964-1981 Corvette 4-Speed Shifter Rebuild

Is your Corvette shifter so loose that you sometimes have to hunt for each gear? Do you have to make a perfect shift pattern to get it into gear? Does the shift handle move around so much that you feel like you are stirring a m...


1963-1967 Corvette Rear Deck Emblem Installation

The Corvette rear script or emblem, along with virtually all other decorative trim and insignias on Mid-Year Corvettes, is made of chrome-plated pot metal. Over time, due to exposure to moisture and the elements, the chrome pla...


1963-1982 Corvette Water Pump Replacement

You notice a green spot under the front of the engine every time you stop. You hope it cures itself, but instead of disappearing, the spot gets bigger.  You check all of the obvious things: hoses, clamps, heater core, radiator...



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1963-1976 Corvette Steering Relay Rod Rebuild

On manual steering 1963-1976 Corvettes, the relay rod is often overlooked when attempting to fix sloppy steering. However, it can be one of the leading causes of an ill-feeling steering wheel. In a previous article, we showed y...


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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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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...