Story and photos by Chris Petris There was a time when a component would fail it would require repair or rebuild. But today we throw it into the appropriate recycle pile. Growing up in the 60s and 70s sometimes makes it difficult to trash anything; today it makes more fiscal sense to buy another… Read more »
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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 »
By Chris Petris Headlight buckets on 1963-1967 Corvettes can be rather difficult to install properly. Ill-fitting assemblies and incorrect installations are common finds . We’ll provide some tips and tricks to do the job properly.
All-American Look For Your Mid-Year Vette Story by Jerry Heasley, Vette Magazine Factory side pipes go on a Vette like a set of pinstripes on Mickey Mantle’s Yankee uniform. The combination just looks right and all-American. Mike remembered side pipes on his ’67 big block coupe. Although that car is long gone, today he owns… Read more »
Article and photos by Chris Petris Power steering is a mechanical wonder that many of us often take for granted. For some, it is hard to even remember a time without power steering. Today’s systems are cost effective to manufacture and are very reliable with just basic maintenance. It is likely that these systems… Read more »
Article courtesy of Clifton Klaverweiden, Corvette Online (www.corvetteonline.com) Even though they are one of the defining characteristics of a C2 Corvette, the repairing or replacing the roll-over headlights can be one of the biggest pains you’ll encounter in restoring a C2. In this video we found on YouTube, the guys from Red Dirt Rodz give… Read more »
For your convenience, below are caliper and master cylinder casting numbers for 1953-82 Corvettes. Information courtesy of Lonestar Caliper Co.
By Chris Petris 1965-1968 Corvette disc brake systems were a major technological advancement at their onset. The early Corvette design utilized “fixed” disc brake calipers, used until 1968. When disc brakes became commonplace in 1969, “floating disc brake calipers” were used. Floating calipers slide on a ways system, repositioning the caliper as the disc… Read more »