Posts Categorized C4 (84-96)

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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C4 Suspension Overview

  By Chris Petris This is the first installment of a C4 suspension overview series.  Click to view the second article,   Click to view the third article The fourth generation Corvette was a radical departure from General Motors early Corvette engineering.  It eliminated a perimeter frame to support the suspension and driveline.  Two front frame rails integrated into the… Read more »

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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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C4 Corvette Tackles One Lap of America Endurance Race

Story and photos by Chris Petris The Brock Yates’ One Lap of America endurance race, formerly known as “The Cannonball,” consists of a variety of challenges on the dry skid pad, drag strip, and racetrack. It is the equivalent of the Hot Rod Power Tour with track challenges at each stop. However, it is grueling… Read more »