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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...


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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...


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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...



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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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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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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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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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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...