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1979 Corvette Specifications

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Wheelbase (in.) 98.0
Track Frt/Rear (in) 58.7 / 59.5
Length (in.) 185.2
Width (in.) 69.0
Height (in.) 48
Frontal Area (in) NA
Ground Clearance (in.) (minimum) 4.3 in.
Curb Weight (lbs) 3480
Weight-to-power ratio (lbs:hp) NA
Coefficient of Drag NA
Weight Dist. F/R (%) 47.1 / 52.9
Coolant Capacity (qt.) 20.7
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 24.0
Oil Capacity (qt.) (w/ filter) 5.0

Engine Specifications
  L48 L82
Type Overhead valve, 350 ci, pushrod V8, 2 valves/cylinder
Bore 4.00 in 4.00 in
Stroke 3.48 3.48
Displacement 350 ci. 350 ci.
Compression Ratio NA 8.9:1
Horsepower 195 hp 225 hp @ 5200 rpm
Torque NA 270 lb-ft. @ 3600 rpm
Redline (RPM) NA NA
Induction System 1 x 4 bbl Rochester 1 x 4 bbl Rochester
Valvetrain Hydraulic Lifters Hydraulic Lifters

Type 4-wheel power-assist vented disk
Front Rotors (diam x thickness) 11.8 in.
Rear Rotors (diam x thickness) 11.8 in.
Wheels and Tires
Wheel Size 8.0 x 15 in.
Wheel Type Cast alloy
Tire Type Goodyear Steel Belted Radials

  Automatic Manual
Type 3-Speed Automatic 4-Speed Manual
Gear Ratios    
1st 2.48 2.64
2nd 1.48 1.75
3rd 1.00 1.34
4th NA 1.00
Reverse 2.08:1 NA
Axle Ratio NA NA
Final Drive Ratio 3.55:1 3.70:1

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