A frame off restoration is not for everyone; it’s an involved process that invariably takes much more time and money than you plan. It is, however, the only way to address some problems, and even if you don’t already have a frame issue, it’s the only way to make sure everything underneath the car is […]
A look at the enigmatic Evaporative Emission Control System… Does your garage reek of gasoline fumes? Seldom-noticed parts in your Corvette make your garage smell better and make the air cleaner. The Evaporation Emission Control system, EVAP or EEC, also called Evaporation Control System, ECS, became a part of many car’s inner workings in 1970. […]
Adding electric windows is one of the easier upgrades that can make the C3 a little more user-friendly. Although somewhat labor intensive, since it was a factory option, both the mechanical and electric parts of conversion are a bolt-in proposition. There’s no fab work required: no welding, drilling holes through the firewall, or trying to […]
LS swaps are one of the hottest things going in the automotive aftermarket, and that includes shoehorning them into Corvettes that rolled out of St. Louis thirty or forty years before the LS1 debuted in 1997. Powerful, lightweight, and relatively drama-free, the ultra-efficient LS engines make big-block power out of a small-block package and get […]
If your Corvette was built after 1981, the Check Engine or Service Engine Soon light will illuminate at some point. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about the glowing yellow light.
Whether you are doing a frame off or partially restoring a Shark, the body mounts should be replaced. All rubber products degrade as they age, dry out, and crack. Moisture causes corrosion, eventually tearing the rubber apart as the body mount steel reinforcement sleeves grow larger. Deteriorated body mounts affect door alignment and will eventually […]
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 […]
What is your first impression upon seeing all these carburetors in a row? Sheer terror or wondering why they would do something that crazy? A few of us actually must have them. When the carburetors are set up properly, the feeling of an additional four barrels opening is exhilarating. The acceleration rate is similar in […]