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 »
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By Chris Petris Society often pokes fun at aging, but there are many positives to growing older that are often glossed over. Many types of wines and cheeses are encouraged to age. As a person grows older, they typically do so with increased wisdom and a better understanding of what is important in life. Fine… Read more »
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 »
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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… Read more »
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 »
For your convenience, below are caliper and master cylinder casting numbers for 1953-82 Corvettes. Information courtesy of Lonestar Caliper Co.
Corvette Central and CorvetteCentralExhaust.com are pleased to introduce the Doug’s Headers line of exhaust components for C2 and C3 Corvettes. Doug’s Headers, the most respected name in the header industry since the 60’s, began in 1958 as a small muffler shop in East Los Angeles, California. The company expanded rapidly into a shop that designed… Read more »