Posts Tagged 1970

Body & Paint

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 »

C3 (68-82)

Side Mount C3 Exhaust? Look No Further than Doug’s Headers

The third-generation Corvette is perhaps the most-overlooked model of all ‘Vette styles. Despite being saddled with carrying the Corvette nameplate through the smog years, some of the earlier models were factory-equipped with decent small- and big-block engine options. The focus of our article today is a 1969 Corvette stuffed with a Tri-Power 427 cubic-inch big-block… Read more »

C2 (63-67)

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 »

Body & Paint

1968-82 Corvette Door Hinge Repair, Door Window Seal Installation and WIndow Adjustment

  Article and photos by Chris Petris   You know it will eventually happen: your C3 Corvette’s door hinges wear out and the resulting alignment issues cause a multitude of problems. Sagging, broken seals, road noise, and water leaks to name a few.   Have you ever wondered how many times you have opened and… Read more »

C3 (68-82)

1968-1982 Patriot Header and Exhaust System Install

  By Chris Petris Original small block “rams horn” exhaust manifolds (produced up to 1979) can be said to flow efficiently.  Their flow may not be optimal, but they are better than many of the original equipment manifolds. The idea is to reduce back-pressure while tuning the flowing exhaust gases. The center exhaust ports on… Read more »

C2 (63-67)

1965-1982 Corvette Wilwood Disc Brake Caliper Replacement

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 »