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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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1977-1982 Corvette Sunvisor Installation

Nothing is as annoying as driving your Corvette down the road and having the sunvisor flop down in front of you. You push it back up and it falls down again. After years of use, the sunvisors’ hinges lose their tension and wi...


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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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1968-1982 Window Regulator Roller Rebuild

One of the most annoying things that can happen to a 68-82 Corvette owner is to start to roll up your window and find it is going up at a severe angle and will not close.  You may also start to roll it up only to have it drop ...


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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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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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1978-1982 Corvette Power Door Lock Repair

Have you become so frustrated with your non-working power door locks you’ve decided to take drastic measures to pull open the locks. Well, Bunkie, put away those channel locks. The solution is right at hand. The most comm...


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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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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 ...



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1968-1982 Power Window Motor Replacement

Here’s a project that’s fairly easy to do and only requires standard tools – nothing exotic (assuming you have a clip removal tool). The entire replacement of the power window motor should be completed in about 1....


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1968-1982 Corvette Headlight Switch Removal and Installation

You pull your Corvette Headlight switch knob out and your lights go on. All of a sudden they go out, then come back on for no apparent reason. Maybe all of the dash lights have gone out or they only come on at one position on t...


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1969-1982 Corvette Door Outer Window Seals Replacement

When your Corvette door glass is rolled up, is there a large gap between the door and outside of the glass? Well, Pilgrim, there shouldn't be. On a Corvette there is a rubber seal that fills this area. It is called the Door Gla...