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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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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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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...



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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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1963-1979 Corvette Half-Shaft U-Joint Replacement

It starts out as a slight squeak in the rear when you make a hard turn at slow or moderate speed. You notice it usually makes its presence known when you turn the same direction each time. You know it is something that just nee...



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1963-1982 Corvette Power Steering Rebuild

Some 700 gallons of power steering fluid later, or so it seemed, I figured that I might have a leak somewhere in the steering system of my 1974 Corvette. After a quick degrease of the undercarriage, I discovered that the power ...


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1963-1967 Corvette Tail Light Installation

An easy way to enhance the appearance of the tail end of your 63 to 67 Corvette is to replace the tail light assemblies. The mid-year tail light assemblies always seem to get quite a bit of abuse. Road grime, stones and condens...


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1967-1982 Corvette Parking Brake Rebuild

When you apply the parking brake in your 1967-1982 Corvette, you expect that the car is going to stay put. But that’s not always the case. This is a typical problem for all 67 to 82 Corvettes.  The design of the parking ...