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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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1968-1982 Corvette Rally Wheel & Trim Ring Installation

Finding the correct Rally Wheels, trim rings and center caps for a 1968-1982 Corvette has always been a problem. Your options used to be used mismatched wheels and trim rings or the elusive NOS (New Old Stock) set. Now Zip Cor...


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1975-1979 Corvette Exhaust System Installation

If you have a 1975 to 1979 Corvette and you want to pass most emission inspections, you are going to need the correct exhaust system, one that installs easily and, most of all, fits. You don’t want to have to hold your tongue...


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1968-1976 Corvette Heat/AC Control Panel Rebuild

On 1969-1976 Corvettes, there are many items in the interior that need attention. By now, most of these cars have replacement interiors, but one of the items that is often overlooked is the air conditioning/heater control panel...



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1977-1982 Corvette Air Condition Control Repair & Installation

Do you have to play with your air conditioning control switch to make the system operate?  Is the control lever sloppy? Do you sometimes hear a slight hissing sound? All of these symptoms are related to the air conditioning co...


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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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1970-1977 Corvette T-Top Weatherstrip Installation

There comes a time in the life of a Corvette, especially the older C3s, when the weather seals need replacing. Our project Stingray is going on 35+ years-old now and the seals, including the T-tops, doors and windows, are start...



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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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1968-1982 Corvette Headlight Actuator Removal & Seal Replacement

We’ve all seen this scenario. You spot a nice-looking C3 Corvette tooling down the road, but, oops, it’s daytime and both of the headlights are popped up. Or even worse, the Corvette is looking cock-eyed with one light up ...


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1968-1982 Corvette Headlight Vacuum Hose Kit

If you are the proud owner of a 1968-1982 Corvette, then you are probably aware that your headlight system operates with vacuum. These cars are around 30-40 years old now, so if you haven’t already experienced problems wi...