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  1. Question: I'll chime in here too. With manual steering set...

    I'll chime in here too. With manual steering set on the faster ratio, the steering effort isn't appreciably different; those of us who learned to drive back in the day when power steering was rare...
  2. Question: I did too - I was the Senior Process Engineer at...

    I did too - I was the Senior Process Engineer at the Chevrolet Pilot Line and GM Assembly Research Center from 1966-1969, then moved on to Lordstown. :thumb

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  3. Thread: 58 paint

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    Question: Corvettes don't have gelcoat, but boats do. What...

    Corvettes don't have gelcoat, but boats do. What you're seeing is contamination of the fiberglass from absorbing standard brake fluid, which occurred prior to changing it over to DOT5 silicone fluid....
  4. Thread: Transmission oil

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    GL-5 won't hurt it a bit. :) :beer

    GL-5 won't hurt it a bit. :)

    :beer
  5. Question: VIN numbers (E53F001001 - E53F001300) make it...

    VIN numbers (E53F001001 - E53F001300) make it pretty clear that it's 300.

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    Talk to Bair's in Linesville, Pennsylvania (Yogi...

    Talk to Bair's in Linesville, Pennsylvania (Yogi Bair's Parts & Service For Corvettes) and see what they can do for you.

    :beer
  7. Thread: 1964 Header Bow

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    Sully's or Coffman Corvette should have one -...

    Sully's or Coffman Corvette should have one - both manufacture Corvette soft top frame parts.

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    Yup - John DeGregory, JohnDeGreg@aol.com. ...

    Yup - John DeGregory, JohnDeGreg@aol.com.

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  9. Question: The standard under-car exhaust system was made by...

    The standard under-car exhaust system was made by Walker, and Arvin supplied the RPO N-11 under-car "off-road" exhaust system. St. Louis had no way to measure horsepower (no chassis dyno at the...
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    Not on the L-36 (or L-68 3x2) - they had cast...

    Not on the L-36 (or L-68 3x2) - they had cast pistons, which were fitted with conventional close .0009"-.0015" clearances; it might have been an issue on some L-71's which had much looser-fitting...
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    Coolant capacity of a radiator isn't important to...

    Coolant capacity of a radiator isn't important to cooling performance - what matters is heat rejection capability ("cooling capacity"), and that's what DeWitts is good at; nobody else but DeWitts...
  12. Question: The RPO L-76 (327/365hp) engine was available...

    The RPO L-76 (327/365hp) engine was available with A/C in 1964 and 1965; that was the last time A/C was available with a solid-lifter engine until the LT-1 in 1972. The tachometer wasn't changed with...
  13. Question: ALL '53-'82 Corvette frames were manufactured by...

    ALL '53-'82 Corvette frames were manufactured by A.O. Smith. '53-'62 and '68-'82 frames were made in their Milwaukee, Wisconsin plant, and '63-'67 frames were made in their Granite City, Illinois...
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    Those wheels are Service replacements - all...

    Those wheels are Service replacements - all production wheels were welded. :thumb
  15. Question: See page 52 in your owner's manual. :thumb

    See page 52 in your owner's manual. :thumb
  16. Question: Depends on condition - if the rear of the boxed...

    Depends on condition - if the rear of the boxed side rails and rear kickup areas are heavily corroded, either the rear frame section or the entire frame should be replaced; Vette Products of Michigan...
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    Question: All 1967 BB Corvette engines had painted valve...

    All 1967 BB Corvette engines had painted valve covers EXCEPT the (16) L-89's, which had chrome valve covers. :thumb
  18. Question: No. None have ever been documented. :thumb

    No. None have ever been documented. :thumb
  19. Question: 3.70:1 was the highest (numerical) axle ratio...

    3.70:1 was the highest (numerical) axle ratio available with either L36 or L68, and it was only available on those engines with the close-ratio M21 4-speed or with Poweerglide. There was no such...
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    The '62 wheel hub pilot hole diameter is...

    The '62 wheel hub pilot hole diameter is 2.783"/2.786", same as the midyears; '61 and earlier is 2.91". If your '62 has the earlier/larger front hubs, you MAY have to provide additional clearance,...
  21. Help! Either both front park/turn bulbs failed...

    Either both front park/turn bulbs failed simultaneously (unlikely), or the bright filaments in those two lamps aren't getting power. Go to the connector between the steering column and the dash...
  22. I'd check the terminals on the switch for contact...

    I'd check the terminals on the switch for contact and continuity between terminals in each position, and see if that matches up with the wire colors in the connector. The wiper motor works based on...
  23. I can't think of anything block-wise that would...

    I can't think of anything block-wise that would make them unsuitable - depending on casting dates, the 351 will work for a '67, and the 321 would work for a late '67 or '68. The front block pads will...
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    Cable-Dahmer Chevrolet is also the sponsoring...

    Cable-Dahmer Chevrolet is also the sponsoring dealer for the Kansas City NCRS chapter.

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    Help! That "Godzilla" spring was only used on '56-'62...

    That "Godzilla" spring was only used on '56-'62 Corvettes; all the '65 has is a simple return spring.

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