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 »
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By Chris Petris While plastic certainly has its merits in our modern society, it can be problematic when it is used extensively in automotive interiors. Temperature extremes, excessively bumpy roads, and improper removal/reinstallation are the biggest factors that can cause annoying interior component squeaks. 1984-1989 Corvettes are arguably the worst affected, with later… Read more »
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 »
As we covered in an earlier post (“Why Cut Up a C4 Corvette?“), for the last few years, we had been discussing the possibilities of using a donor C4 for seminar and display purposes. We knew that many owners had plenty of questions on how the C4′s were put together. Why not dissect one for… Read more »
Photos and article notes by Chris Petris Over time, the original rubber control arm bushings on C4-C6 Corvettes will wear out and fail. While some owners will want to stick with new rubber bushings as a replacement option, there is another option that has become almost second nature in recent years: urethane bushings. … Read more »
Story by Chris McDonald, Auto Enthusiast Magazine, November 2011 Reprinted with Permission There are many reasons why you would consider changing the weatherstripping on your C4. Over time, the rubber breaks down, hardens and cracks, leaving an unpleasant appearance, poor seal, wind noise, and the dreaded drip. If you own a C4 and actually… Read more »
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.
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