The C6 Corvette has many features to aid in the comfort of the driver, and this makes the car an ideal long distance or daily driving vehicle. As a result, many C6 Corvettes are put into daily use, and they require more maintenance than cars that see occasional weekend duty.
The engine air filter is usually high on the list for inspection. The car should be able to breathe freely for optimal performance and fuel economy. But what about the driver?
Fear not, Chevrolet has included a cabin air filter (486113) in C6 Corvettes for this very reason. But to say it gets overlooked during routine maintenance is an understatement. Replacement of this filter is easy.
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For your enjoyment, below are some videos we captured while attending the 2011 Corvette World Tribute.
The event, coordinated in conjunction with the Registry of Corvette Race Cars (RCRC), took place August 21, 2011 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Over 40 significant racing Corvettes were present (including the Corvette C6.Rs that raced the previous day in the American Le Mans event), along with noted racing drivers including Tony DeLorenzo, Bob Bondurant, Dick Guldstrand and many others. Enjoy!
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By Chris Petris
Corvette projects are something many car guys consider doing at some point in the future. Some enjoy just being a part of any restoration project, watching the process from conception to completion.
Corvette Central has been a huge part of the restoration hobby for many years and has been instrumental in manufacturing previously discontinued Corvette parts. One of their specialties is exhaust systems that they manufacture in house. The exhaust kits are ready to go with all the factory bends and original looks. With the myriad of parts available, Corvette Central wanted an opportunity to show customers what they supply in person. What better way than to have rolling live Corvette projects on display? This is where Chris Petris and the guys at Corvette Central come together.
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Corvette Central is pleased to introduce correct push-down antennas for C1 Corvettes, available in three versions: 1956-58 (early), 1958 (late)-60 and 1961-62. Our new assemblies not only reflect the attention to detail that judges are looking for during shows, but our dedication to producing the highest quality parts possible. As an example, the antenna tips on all three versions of our C1 antennas are identical to factory specifications.
Correct push down mast antenna as original. No rings on mast. Fully extended, the mast is 45 inches. Normal height, not extended, is 11.5 inches. The mast pushes down into the antenna approximately 2 inches as they did from the factory.
Correct push down mast antenna as original. Features rings on mast. Fully extended, the mast is 45 inches. Normal height, not extended, is 11.5 inches. The mast pushes down into the antenna approximately 2 inches as they did from the factory.
Correct push down mast antenna as original. Fully extended the mast is 26.5 inches. Normal height, not extended is 15 inches. The mast pushes down into the antenna approximately 5 1/2 inches as they did from the factory.
For your convenience, we have identified the following parts on our C4 Corvette Cutaway, as well as some larger overview shots at the beginning to help you orient yourself as while viewing them. Clicking on each thumbnail will expand the image to fill your screen. Read more on “C4 Corvette Cutaway Car Parts Gallery” »
By Chris Petris
The fifth and sixth generation Corvettes are engineering masterpieces. As the first Corvette built for comfortable extended highway travel, the C5 Corvette has plenty of power and torque with excellent fuel economy, and the C6 continues to improve the breed. Accolades aside, the stock exhaust systems leave a lot to be desired. For one, the puny bell-shaped outlets do not fill out the valence. And the sound? Just a low hum at road speed and non existent at idle. Whether satisfying federal regulations or NVH objectives, engineering an OEM exhaust system is quite a feat. The result? Mundane exhaust systems on factory built performance cars.
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Information courtesy of Vette Brakes and Products. Buying new wheels? Also check out our wheel offset calculator. Read more on “1963-2002 Corvette Wheel Alignment Specs” »
Lineup at Monterey Historics
Corvette race fans take note! Corvette Central is pleased to announce an alliance with the Registry of Corvette Race Cars (RCRC). The RCRC was formed to “…preserve the heritage of Corvette race cars that keeps the Corvette legend alive”. The organization maintains an active registry of all Corvette race cars, from C1 through C6, in various racing series, including but not limited to the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA), Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and many others.
Corvette Central will be publishing feature stories covering topics of interest from within the RCRC, with the goal of building awareness for Corvette owners and enthusiasts. Look for updates here in the CC Blog, as well as Corvette Central’s Facebook fan page. We have also established a gallery that will showcase many different Corvette race cars (most still actively racing) and events across the country.
The first installment will be an overview of Watkins Glen, the “birthplace of sports car racing” after World War II. Stay tuned!