C2 Production Numbers

This week we’ll continue our Corvette production numbers series with a look at the “mid-years”, those cars produced between 1963 and 1967. These cars are the first Corvettes to feature independent rear suspension, optional 4-wheel disc brakes, a big-block engine option and the use of the “Stingray” designation, among other innovations. Their limited production years […]

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C2, C3 & C4 A/C Retrofit

Basic System Operation The compressor pressurizes the refrigerant then it enters the A/C condenser as a gas. The high temperature, high pressure gas is cooled as it goes through the condenser. This changes the gas to a liquid. Then the liquid goes to the evaporator through an expansion valve or metered orifice. This quickly depressurizes […]

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C2 & C3 Troubleshooting

By Chris Petris The most important tool to use when troubleshooting is a good memory or notes. If necessary, write down as much information as possible. This will help compile a troubleshooting notebook. A factory service manual is an invaluable tool when diagnosing problems. A road test is very important and notes should be taken […]

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Corvette Glossary of Terms

For your convenience, the following is a glossary of terms commonly used in the Corvette community. ABS Anti-lock Braking System.  Sensors monitor wheel rotation and prevent wheel lockup during braking by modulating hydraulic pressure. ASR Acceleration Slip Regulation A-Pillar The post section between the door glass and the windshield.

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Corvette Cooling System

As summer approaches and temperatures soar to record highs, we would like to focus on your Corvette’s cooling system. Although it may seem more important to check the A/C system to keep you cool, you also need to make sure the cooling system is working properly for optimum A/C performance. As engine temperatures increase, A/C […]

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Electrical Diagnosis

The following is a workbook from a technical seminar that we sponsored during Corvettes at Carlisle in 2007. The workshop was hosted by Chris Petris from Petris Enterprises in Scottsboro, AL. The concept is to provide easy to understand electrical troubleshooting concerning all Corvette generations in layman’s terms. We’ll show you how to do this […]

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