Posts Categorized Engine & Drivetrain

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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 »

C5 (97-04)

1997-04 Corvette Skid Plate/Radiator Support Replacement

  Story and photos by Chris Petris Tools needed: ratchet or drill 9/32″ or 7mm socket 10mm socket 13mm socket deadman tool small flat head screwdriver pry bar   If you are fond of putting miles on your C5, you will likely need to replace your skid plate/radiator support at some point. The support literally… Read more »

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Corvette Central Deluxe C1 Gas Tank Kit Installation

Written by Jay Heath. Reprinted with permission from Source Interlink, publisher of Vette Magazine. Original article link: http://www.vetteweb.com/tech/vemp_1303_corvette_central_deluxe_gas_tank_kit/ Time may heal all wounds, but it’s hellishly hard on automobiles. These depredations tend to fall into two categories: those arising from the inevitable effects of the aging process, and those inflicted—whether intentionally or not—by one or… Read more »

C4 (84-96)

1984-1996 Corvette EGR Diagnosis

  By Chris Petris Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) came about in 1975 when catalytic converters were introduced. The inert exhaust gas was used to quell the increased heat in the engine’s cylinders from the lean fuel mixtures required to keep the catalytic converters from melting down. EGR systems also helped eliminate spark knock from the… Read more »

Body & Paint

Checklist for Summer Cruising

By Chris Petris Let’s face it: summer has officially arrived. If you have not already done so, now is the time to make sure that your Corvette is ready for vacation travel, car shows, and everyday commuting in extreme temperatures. Use this brief guide to ensure that you address all of the major summer maintenance… Read more »

C5 (97-04)

Retro LS Build: Rocker Arm Trunion Upgrade

Original article, by Mike Mavrigian, reprinted with permission. If you’re gonna pound on an LS engine that features OE rocker arms, you need to perform this simple aftermarket trunion/bearing upgrade! In the process of building any LS engine, if you plan to use OE rocker arms (whether re-using originals or using new OE rockers), you… 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 »