Posts By: Matt

Body & Paint

84-96 Door Outside Seal Strip Replacement

84-96 Door Outside Seal Strip Replacement By Chris Petris Automotive door sealing technology has improved dramatically from the early days when rain water came in from all angles. By 1969 GM changed the outer seal strip that wipes the glass clear on those damp mornings to do a good job of keeping water out of… Read more »

C1 (53-62)

The Other Way Of Stopping Wilwood C1 Front Disc Brakes

The Other Way Of Stopping Wilwood C1 Front Disc Brakes By Jay Heath Wilwood front disc brakes help turn our fishtailing ’58 into a decelerating dynamo As recent auction results make clear, ’53-’62 Corvettes continue to rank among the most desirable U.S.-built vehicles in the collector-car marketplace. Credit the car’s historical significance and timeless good… Read more »

C5 (97-04)

1997-2013 Shock Absorber Information and Replacement

1997-2013 Shock Absorber Replacement By Chris Petris Shock absorbers are considered a consumable product with a limited lifespan here’s why… The C5 Corvette shock absorbers and C6 Corvette shock absorbers are both Mono-tube design. Mono-tube shock absorbers construction begins with a single cylinder (tube) filled with hydraulic fluid. Another piston is used to separate the… Read more »

C4 (84-96)

Corvette Rear Suspension Bushing Installation and Component Installation

By Chris Petris Petris Enterprises This is the third installment of a C4 suspension overview series. Click to view the first article, Click to view the second article. In this installment, we tackle the rear suspension bushing installation and component installation. So far I have covered all the C4 suspension disassembly and have the front… Read more »

C4 (84-96)

How do I install the new polyurethane rear differential bushings on my 84-96, as the bushing seems too large to fit?

The polyurethane bushings for the rear differential carrier or “batwing on a C4 measure 2 1/8” diameter on the portion that fits into the carrier hole.  When You press the original rubber bushings out, there is an outer “sleeve” from the bushing that remains.  This has to be removed as well.  One simple way to… Read more »

C4 (84-96)

Which Rocker Arm Is Right For Me?

Assembling the perfect valve train combination is challenging for even the most seasoned engine builders because there are so many variables involved. One area of the valve train that many people have difficulty with is selecting the perfect rocker arms. With a wide variety of options available, it can be hard to know which rocker… Read more »