Have you ever wondered when your Corvette rolled off the assembly line? Our new tool can tell you with a great degree of accuracy.
Have you ever thought about how the correct rear axle ratio affects your Corvette’s performance? First, learn what ratio you have hidden away in the differential housing. Early Corvettes (1960-1970) may have many different ratios; later Corvettes had fewer choices, in an effort to boost fuel mileage, and by the mid-80s performance gear ratio options […]
Originally hailing from Toledo, Ohio, the now-defunct Libbey-Owens-Ford Company produced OEM and replacement flat glass for the construction and automotive industries until 1986 when it sold to Pilkington in the UK. Among its products were windshields and windows for the C1 through C4 generation Corvettes. But how do you decipher the LOF glass codes?
Corvette Central manufactures many parts for Corvettes, including this cable nut for various control cables found on 58-62 Corvettes. Our three-step, in-house machining process is as follows:
In a previous article, we covered how to restore your fuel pump. Those were the days! Disassemble the fuel pump, replace the check valves and diaphragm, and you were back in business. I have always felt fortunate that when I started out in this business, engines had carburetors and emission systems were in their infancy. […]
The Other Way Of Stopping Wilwood C1 Front Disc Brakes By Jay Heath Wilwood front disc brakes help turn our fishtailing ’58 into a decelerating dynamo As recent auction results make clear, ’53-’62 Corvettes continue to rank among the most desirable U.S.-built vehicles in the collector-car marketplace. Credit the car’s historical significance and timeless good […]
Many of our 1956 to 1962 Corvette customers report a noticeable vibration or rocking at the base of their windshield. More frequently than not, the windshield mounting posts are snapped off. Over the years, many of these posts have been subjected to questionable repair work, with shims, metal strips and welding being employed to varying […]
Exhaust systems have improved immensely from the early years when we would replace rear exhaust, mufflers and tail-pipes almost yearly on dual exhaust vehicles. Corvettes were no exception. If they were driven infrequently with rich running engines, it destroyed the carbon steel exhaust tubing quickly. The rear of the exhaust system was most prone to […]
[ view the Addendum here ] 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 one. […]
NOTICE: It has been brought to our attention that there is a possible fuel leakage problem with a small percentage of GF48 fuel filters. These filters are sold by Corvette Central under part # 351290. The problem is caused by very small pin holes (porosity) that go through the part (please refer to area in […]