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1982 Corvette Chassis and Suspension Specifications


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Below is a listing of chassis and suspension specifications for the 1982 Corvette:

Transmission
Type: 4-Speed Automatic Hydraulic Torque Converter & Compound Planetary Gear System - "700-R4"
Selector Lever: Location:  Floor Mountd in Center Console
Operation:  Controls Actuated by Hydraulic System From Pressurized Gear Type Pump
Positions:  P - R - N - D - 3 - 2
Gear Ratios: R:  2.29
D:  .70
3:  1.00
2:  1.63
1:  3.06
Torque Converter: Feature:  Clutch, 2nd, 3rd, &l 4th Gear Lock-Up
Number of Elements:  3
Maximum Ratio at Stall:  2.0
Type of Cooling:  Liquid
Nominal Diameter:  11.75 (298)
Lubricant: Capacity:  8.0 (3.38)
Recommended Type:  Dexron II
Axle
Type: Dana 44
Description: Overhung Pinion Gear
Ltd. Slip Differential Type: Standard Disc Clutches
Pinion: Drive Offset:  1.50 (38.1)
Number Of:  2
Bearing Adjustment:  Shim
Wheel Bearing Type: Tapered Roller
Ratio Tooth Combinations: Ratio:  2.87:1, 2.72:1
No. of Teeth:  Pinion - 15, Ring Gear - 43
Ring Gear O.D:  8.50 (216)
Lubricant: Capacity - PT (L):  3.75 (1.8)
Type:  GL - 5 Gear
SAE Viscosity - All WEather:  80W or 80W-90
Propeller Shaft
Type & Quantity: Straight tube & One
Outer Diameter x Length x Wall Thickness: 2.50 x 25.06 x .065 (63.5 x 714.5 x 2.11)
Intermediate Bearings: None
Slip Yoke: Number of Teeth:  26
Spline O.D:  1.17 (29.7)
Universal Joints: MFGR No:  FRT - 1331   RR - 1318
Number Used:  2
Type:  Cross
Rear Attachment Type:  Strap & Bolt
Bearing Type:  Anti-Friction
Lubrication:  Prepacked
Drive & Torque Taken Through: Straight tube & One
Suspension
General
Provision - Brake Dip Control: MTG Angle at Front Uppder Control Arm
Shock Absorber: Make:  Delco Direct Double Acting Hydraulic
Piston Size:  25.4
Front
Type: Independent SLA with Coil Springs
Full Jounce & Rebound Travel: 74.7 & 120.9
Spring: Type & Material:  Coil & Steel Alloy
Size - (Hgt. & ID Bar Lgth. x Dia.):  3527.0 x 15.75 - 265.4 x 96.5
Rate & Rate at Wheel:  45.5 & 17.0
Stabilizer: Type & Material & Diameter:  Link, HR Steel & 28.4
Rear
Type & Description: Fully Independent with Fixed Differential, Transverse Leaf Spring, Lateral Struts, & "U" Jointed Axle Shafts
Drive & Torque Taken Through: Torque Control Arms
Full Jounce & Rebound Travel: 88.9 & 76.2
Spring: Type & Material:  Man. Trans. Leaf & Chrome Carbon Steel
Size - Length x Width:  1234.4 x 63.5
Type & Material:  Monoleaf* & Composite FRP
Size - Length x Width:  1234.4 x 57.2 - 123.7
Rate & Rate at Wheel:  32 & 21.3
Mounting:  Aluminum Spacers
Insulation:  Vertical Loading Only at Shackle
No. of Leaves:  1
Type of Shackle:  Tension
Stabilizer: Type:  Link - FE7 Gymkhana Suspension Only
Material & Bar Diameter:  HR Steel & 11.118
*:  8 Leaf steel spring is used with RPO FE7 Gymkhana Suspension
Steering
Type: Power Standard
Power Steering: Type:  Linkage - Power Pump Assisted
Make:  Saginaw Steering Gear
Gear:
   Type:  Semi-Reversible Recirculating Ball Nut
   Gear and Overall Ratio:  16.1:1 & 17.6:1
Pump Driven By: : Crankshaft Pulley V Belt
No. Wheel Turns Stop to Stop:  2.58
Wheel Type:  Tilt-Telescopic
Steering Wheel Diameter: 368
Turning Diameter (FT) - (Wall to Wall & Curb to Curb): 12.6 & 12.3
Linkage: Type:  Parallel-O-Gram
Location:  Rar of Wheels
Tie Rods:  2
Steering Axis: Inclination:  7.683 @ 5
BRG Upper and Lower:  Ball Stud with Non-Metallic BRG Surface
Steering Spindle & Joint Type: Steering Knuckle with Spherical Joint
Wheel Bearing: Inner Bearing Diameter:  34.91 - 34.92
Outer Bearing Diameter:  21.407 - 21.420
Spindle: Thread Dimension:  27 / 32 - 20 UNEF Modified
Bearing Type:  Tapered Roller
Brakes
Type: Power & Self Adjusting
Valving & Booster Type: Proportioning & Integral
Area: Effective CM2 (IN2)*:  483.2
Gross Lining CM2 (IN2)**:  556.6
Swept CM2 (IN2)***:  3214.0
Rotor: Outer - Inner Working Diameter FRT & RR:  298 - 193.5
Thickness FRT & Rear Each:  31.8
Material Type FRT & Rear Each:  Vented Cast Iron
Wheel Cylinder Bore: FRT - 47.6    RR - 34.9
Master Cylinder: Bore - 28.6    Stroke - 29.0
Pedal Arc Ratio: 3.51:1
Front & Rear Linking: Attachment & Rive Qty. & Size:  Riveted - 8 - 3.63 x 6.35
Make:  Delco Moraine
Material:  Molded Asbestos
Size In/Out-Board ****:  137.2 x 49.0 x 10.41
Shoe Thickness w/o Lining:  12.7
Parking: Type & Control:  Hand Control Lever - Floor Mounted in Center Console Between Seats
Method of Operation:  Inboard of Disc Rotors on Axle Shafts of Rear Brake Drums Upon Raising of Lever
Drum Diameter:  165
Lining Length x Width x Thick:  172.2 x 31.8 x 4.44
*:  Excludes rivet holes, grooves & chamfers.
**:  Includes rivet holds, gooves & chamfers.
***:  Total swept area for 4 brakes.
****:  Size for drum brakes - L x W x T.