A voltmeter capable of reading both AC and DC currents is required to test cooling systems. The meter needs to read zero to the maximum voltage of the system being tested in tenths of a volt. The meter leads must be long enough to reach between the coolant and the groundside of the battery. An […]
Keeping your Corvette’s engine cool, especially during summer temperatures or performance runs, can make the difference between cruising along the coastline in comfort or walking along the roadside back home. We’ve assembled some common steps below to help maintain your vehicle for those long runs on sunny days. Confirm gauge reading Have you confirmed your […]
A frame off restoration is not for everyone; it’s an involved process that invariably takes much more time and money than you plan. It is, however, the only way to address some problems, and even if you don’t already have a frame issue, it’s the only way to make sure everything underneath the car is […]
It’s that time of the year…time to start thinking about storing your beloved Corvette for the winter season. But it’s not as simple as pulling into the garage and locking the door! Performing just six extra tasks now will ensure you won’t have any nasty surprises waiting for you in the springtime.
A look at the enigmatic Evaporative Emission Control System… Does your garage reek of gasoline fumes? Seldom-noticed parts in your Corvette make your garage smell better and make the air cleaner. The Evaporation Emission Control system, EVAP or EEC, also called Evaporation Control System, ECS, became a part of many car’s inner workings in 1970. […]
Adding electric windows is one of the easier upgrades that can make the C3 a little more user-friendly. Although somewhat labor intensive, since it was a factory option, both the mechanical and electric parts of conversion are a bolt-in proposition. There’s no fab work required: no welding, drilling holes through the firewall, or trying to […]
LS swaps are one of the hottest things going in the automotive aftermarket, and that includes shoehorning them into Corvettes that rolled out of St. Louis thirty or forty years before the LS1 debuted in 1997. Powerful, lightweight, and relatively drama-free, the ultra-efficient LS engines make big-block power out of a small-block package and get […]
If your Corvette was built after 1981, the Check Engine or Service Engine Soon light will illuminate at some point. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about the glowing yellow light.
Whether you are doing a frame off or partially restoring a Shark, the body mounts should be replaced. All rubber products degrade as they age, dry out, and crack. Moisture causes corrosion, eventually tearing the rubber apart as the body mount steel reinforcement sleeves grow larger. Deteriorated body mounts affect door alignment and will eventually […]