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Corvette Central Exhaust Systems Overview, Part I

By Chris Petris Exhaust systems have improved immensely from the early years when we would replace rear exhaust, mufflers and tail-pipes almost yearly on dual exhaust vehicles. Corvettes were no exception.  If they were driven infrequently with rich running engines, it destroyed the carbon steel exhaust tubing quickly. The rear of the exhaust system was… Read more »

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1963-1982 Corvette Dent Removal tool instructions

Story and pictures by Chris Petris Your 1963-1982 Corvette front crossmember is subjected to large rocks, unimaginable road debris and damage from repair work (poorly positioned floor jacks). As a result, many, if not all, the frames under C2 and C3 Corvettes have caved-in front crossmembers. The repair tool (Corvette Central part number 182100) will… Read more »

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Corvette Evolution: From Status Icon to Competent Cruiser

By Chris Petris Society often pokes fun at aging, but there are many positives to growing older that are often glossed over. Many types of wines and cheeses are encouraged to age. As a person grows older, they typically do so with increased wisdom and a better understanding of what is important in life. Fine… Read more »

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1963-1982 Corvette Alignment Information

By Chris Petris   Before an alignment is done, it is important to make sure all suspension components are in good shape. For example, loose wheel bearings on the front or rear will affect alignment and worn components front and rear will alter the alignment over time. Tire wear will indicate how the suspension and… Read more »

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Brake Pad Bedding Procedures Explained

  Brake pad bedding defined Brake pad bedding involves heating a brake rotor and pad, through braking, to a specified temperature in order to allow the formation of a transfer layer.  In order to maximize braking performance, brake pads must be bedded-in with their brake rotors.  Following the bed-in procedures provided by the manufacturer will… Read more »

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Corvette Central Project Split Mod, Part V: Transmission, Differential and Camshaft Selection

By Chris Petris We left off with Split Mod’s engine built and ready for installation; now we are moving on to the transmission, differential and camshaft choices. We discussed the various options available for the driveline before any engine components were chosen. All too often, camshaft incompatibility with drivetrain components leaves projects in the “garage… Read more »