The radiator core support has two functions: radiator placement and front end support. Weakened core supports allow the nose of your Corvette to droop, increasing the gap between the upper part of front fender and the door. When that occurs, stress is placed on the inner fenders. Before the core support project begins, a thorough inspection of the attaching hardware and cushions is in order. We’re working with a rough but fairly original car, so we were careful to save the hardware and as many O.E. pieces as possible. Read more on “C3 Radiator Core Support Installation” »
Mechanical projects can be fickle. You start simple and before long it is an all-out assault. Our initial intent was to simply replace the leaking brake calipers and possibly the rotors on our 1969 427 convertible but we found ourselves heavy into the wheel bearing grease. Read more on “1963-1982 Corvette Rear Bearing and U-Joint Overhaul” »
In a previous article, we covered how to restore your fuel pump. Those were the days! Disassemble the fuel pump, replace the check valves and diaphragm, and you were back in business. I have always felt fortunate that when I started out in this business, engines had carburetors and emission systems were in their infancy. At the local GM dealer, we repaired or overhauled components to fix them, not just replace pieces. Oh well, those days are over. All I can do is share those early experiences and hope they help you get through what would otherwise be a trying situation. Read more on “Addendum: 1955-1966 Corvette Fuel Pump Rebuild” »
If you own a squeaky clean C5, you’re still likely concerned about an acidic force that could be slowly destroying your prized possession: Battery electrolytic acid leakage. Read more on “C5 Battery Leak” »
If you own a C-4 equipped with Bose sound system, you will eventually need Bose amplifier repair or replacement. Every Bose sound system equipped C-4 uses one amplifier per speaker. This is the weak link. Amplifier capacitors are filled with electrolytic fluid which ultimately leaks out onto the circuit board causing failure. If the leak is slow, the amplifier’s circuit board can be damaged beyond repair. Electrolytic fluid is acidic and will corrode anything it touches.
Read more on “C4 BOSE WOES: Repairing & Replacing 84-96 Bose Speakers & Amps” »