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All Corvettes: Service Bulletin: Removal of Tight Wheels
Viewed 905 times since Thu, Mar 26, 2015
Subject:   Removal of Tight Wheels Model and Year:   All Passenger Cars Source:  Chevrolet Dealer Service Bulletin Bulletin No:   85-28 Section:    3E (X) Date:   Feb., 1985 TO:  ALL CHEVROLET DEALERS Sometimes wheels can be... Read More
Big Block Chevrolet Engine Crankshaft Specifications
Viewed 1382 times since Tue, Jul 15, 2014
Big Block Chevrolet Crankshaft Specifications   Casting #EngineForged/CastStrokeRear Main SealNotes 6223 396 / 402 / 427 Forged 3.76" Stroke 2-piece 1053 steel 7115 396 / 402 / 427 Forged 3.76" Stroke 2-piece Nitrided, cross drilled, 5140 steel... Read More
Buying: Buying a Corvette and What to Look For
Viewed 794 times since Tue, Jul 15, 2014
Description:Buying a used Corvette can be quite intimidating if your new to Vettes and not sure what all the jargon is or what to look for. Use our handy check list (printable) to help you purchase your next Corvette.Excerpt:"Buying your first... Read More
Chevrolet Service Bulletin: Information on Proper Tire Pressure
Viewed 604 times since Mon, Jul 14, 2014
Service Bulletin #:  00-00-90-002C Date: August 2005 Subject:  Information on Proper Tire Pressure Model(s): 2006 and Prior Passenger Cars and Trucks (Including Saturn)2006 and Prior HUMMER H22006 HUMMER H32005 - 2006 Saab 9-7XThis bulletin is... Read More
Chevrolet Service Bulletin: Information on Tire Radial Force Variation (RFV)
Viewed 3160 times since Mon, Jul 14, 2014
Service Bulletin #:  00-03-10-006A Date: June 2005 Subject:  Information on Tire Radial Force Variation (RFV) Model(s): 2006 and Prior Passenger Cars and Light Duty Trucks2006 and Prior HUMMER H22006 HUMMER H32000 - 2005 Saturn L Series2003 - 2006... Read More
Corvette Demographics - 2009
Viewed 606 times since Sun, Jul 6, 2014
This article was released from the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and outlines interesting statistics and demographics for Corvette owners across the United States in 2009:Link:  http://www.corvetteactioncenter.com/tech... Read More
Determining the Resistance Value of the Ignition Key Resistor Pellet
Viewed 714 times since Tue, Jul 15, 2014
From Jerry Watts, retired Corvette Engineer, National Corvette Museum:If you own any GM car that has a resistor pellet in the key, it would be in your best interest to record the resistance value of the pellet in the vent that you lose your keys... Read More
Engine Casting Numbers: Chevrolet V8 Passenger Cars
Viewed 663 times since Tue, Jul 15, 2014
Casting Numbers:  Chevrolet V8 Passenger Cars   IDCID LiterYearVIN/CylinderApplicationBlockCrankHead 1 283 4.6 58-62 V8 OHV; RWD Hydraulic cam;threaded pulley hole 3756519 3789935 3794226 3837739 3849852 3735236 3836266 3815822 3731554 3748770... Read More
Error Codes On GM Radios Explained
Viewed 573 times since Tue, Jul 15, 2014
Cassette Errors E10 : Tight tape error Cause(s): A restricted cassette tape transport or broken cassette drive belt Correction: Substitute a different cassette tape. If there still is an error code, service the unit at an ACDelco® Service Center.... Read More
GM Press Release: April 22, 1996: Zora Arkus-Duntov
Viewed 605 times since Thu, Aug 7, 2014
General Motors Media Press Release FOR RELEASE: April 22, 1996 CONTACT(S):  Chevrolet Communications Phone:  (800) CHEVY-MI or: (810) 492-8841 Fax: (810) 492-8853 Zora Arkus-Duntov He was called the "Father of the Corvette," a dream maker, a... Read More
Head Casting Numbers: Chevrolet Small Block Engines
Viewed 3264 times since Tue, Jul 15, 2014
Chevrolet Small Block Head Casting Numbers Casting #Combustion Chamber Size (CCs)Intake ValveExhaust ValveProduction YearsMisc.Engine Size (ci) 10033867 62cc 2.02 1.60   over the counter 23 degree, angle plug, 196cc intake runner, aluminum   ... Read More
Paint: Orange Peel as it Applies to Corvette Paint Quality
Viewed 698 times since Tue, Jul 15, 2014
Description:Dan Stauft was a Paint Process Engineer at the Corvette manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky back in October of 1995. At that time, he was a member of the ZR-1 Net - an online group of Corvette enthusiasts dedicated to the... Read More
Press Release: Batteries 101--How Lead-Acid Batteries Work
Viewed 452 times since Tue, Jul 15, 2014
General Motors Media Press Release FOR RELEASE: December 20, 1996CONTACT:  Kathy BommaritoPhone:  (313) 974-7136, fax (313) 974-0321CONTACT:  Dan DolanPhone:  (810) 257-7723, fax (810) 257-2085 Batteries 101--How lead-acid batteries work FLINT,... Read More
Product Evaluation: 3M Scotchcal Car Bra
Viewed 609 times since Tue, Jul 15, 2014
Click image for larger view Envisage Design Labs', Daniel Cook, begins the Transparent Bra application by cleaning the surfaces to which the Bra will be applied in a manner that will allow Scotchcal's adhesive to form a strong... Read More
Product Evaluation: K&N Air Filter vs. The Green Filter
Viewed 2784 times since Tue, Jul 15, 2014
Product Evaluation:  K&N vs. The Green Filter by Hib Halverson ©2003 by Shark Communications NO USE WITHOUT PERMISSION   Side by side comparison of the panel filter for 90-96 C4. Right is K&N. Left is Green Filter. The white... Read More
Product Review: Best All-Round: We Test the Goodyear F1 GS-D3
Viewed 762 times since Tue, Jul 15, 2014
Best All-Round: We Test the Goodyear F1 GS-D3 It's one thing for an ultra-performance tire to work well when the road is dry. It's another for an ultra-performance tire to work well in both wet weather as well as in the dry.... Read More
Service Bulletin: Cleaning, Coating and Painting of Aluminum Wheels
Viewed 2683 times since Tue, Jul 15, 2014
Model Year: NASubject: Cleaning, Coating and Painting of Aluminum WheelsSource: Chevrolet Dealer Service Information BulletinNumber: 80-I-83, Section XDate: October, 1980To: All Chevrolet DealersAluminum wheels can be cleaned, coated and painted... Read More
Service Bulletin: Delco Freedom Battery Diagnosis Information
Viewed 3235 times since Tue, Jul 15, 2014
Subject: Delco Freedom Battery Diagnosis Information Model and Year: Corvette - All YearsSource: Chevrolet Dealer Service BulletinBulletin Number: 83-T-8Date:  (06/16/1983) Recent service experience indicates nearly 45% of all batteries replaced... Read More
Service Bulletin: Fluid Leak Detection
Viewed 854 times since Tue, Jul 15, 2014
The following service bulletin was issued by Chevrolet in May of 1986 and contains excellent tips for tracking down hard to find fluid leaks which can be applied to all vehicle lines.Subject: Fluid Leak DetectionSource: Chevrolet Dealer Service... Read More
Service Bulletin: Minor Paint Repair Without Repainting
Viewed 479 times since Tue, Jul 15, 2014
Note: This service bulletin is not specific to Corvettes but can be applied to them.  It was published in April of 1967 but can be applied to several different model years.Subject: Minor Paint Repair Without RepaintingSource: Chevrolet Dealer... Read More
Service Bulletin: Removal of Tight Wheels
Viewed 3057 times since Tue, Jul 15, 2014
Subject: Removal of Tight WheelsModel and Year: All Passenger CarsSource: Chevrolet Service BulletinBulletin Number: Number 85-28, Section 3E (X), Feb., 1985 TO:  ALL CHEVROLET DEALERS Sometimes wheels can be difficult to remove from the car due to... Read More
Small Block and Big Block Engine Bore and Stroke Chart
Viewed 959 times since Tue, Jul 15, 2014
Bore & Stroke Chart Small Block Engine EngineYearsBore DiameterStrokeRod LengthMain Bearing DiameterRod Bearing DiameterMain CapsJournal SizeNotes 262 1975-76 3.671 3.10 5.7 2.45 2.10 2-bolt Medium   265 1955-56 3.75 3.00 5.7 2.30 2.10 2... Read More
Small Block Chevrolet Engine Crankshaft Specifications
Viewed 1144 times since Tue, Jul 15, 2014
Small Block Chevrolet Crankshaft Specifications Casting #EngineForged/CastJournalStroke of crankRear main seal 1130 327 Forged Medium 3.25" 2-piece 1178 302 Forged Medium 3.25" 2-piece 1181 305/350 Cast Medium 3.48" 2-piece 1182 350 Forged... Read More
Technical Article: Advantages of an Oil Prime Tool
Viewed 512 times since Tue, Jul 15, 2014
By John Hinckley, Corvette Enthusiast MagazineUsed here with permission.Copyright John Hinckley, Corvette Enthusiast MagazineREADER’S QUESTION: My ’69 restoration is about half done; the body is at the painter, and I’ve completed... Read More
Technical Article: Corvette - New Application Test Car of the Future - by Dave McLellan - Corvette Chief Engineer
Viewed 433 times since Wed, Jan 7, 2015
Corvette - New Application Test Car of the Future - By Dave McLellan - Corvette Chief Engineer Talk Give to the 33rd Annual Conference of the Reinforced Plastics and Composite Institute - February 9, 1978 In this the Corvette's 25th Anniversary... Read More
Technical Article: Corvette Performance Testing
Viewed 428 times since Tue, Jul 15, 2014
Description:An in-depth look at how Corvette performance numbers are generated by the Corvette Development team. This article was written by Jim Ingle who used to be a Corvette Powertrain Engineer.Excerpt:"This is another discussions best illustrated... Read More
Technical Article: Horsepower vs. Torque
Viewed 523 times since Tue, Jul 15, 2014
Description:An excellent look at the differences between horsepower and torque and how each rating is achieved during engine development by Corvette Powertrain Engineer, Jim Ingle.Excerpt:"Two views of the same measurement are involved: power and... Read More
Technical Article: Mapping Your Advance Curve
Viewed 441 times since Tue, Jul 15, 2014
By John HinckleyUsed here with permission.Copyright John HinckleyThe objective of this article is to show how to verify the operation of these systems and make necessary corrections at home, using ordinary tools; there’s no need for a classic... Read More
Technical Article: Riveting Experience - Home-Restorer’s Guide to Installing Soft Aluminum Rivets on your Corvette
Viewed 492 times since Mon, Jul 14, 2014
By John Hinckley, Corvette Enthusiast MagazineUsed here with permission.Copyright John Hinckley, Corvette Enthusiast MagazineFROM THE FACTORY: Since bolts don’t hold very well just driven intofiberglass, your Corvette has a lot of steel tapping... Read More
Technical Article: Synthetic Oil Use
Viewed 968 times since Tue, Jul 15, 2014
From Jim Ingle, GM Powertrain Engineer (this question was asked in terms of adding Mobil 1 to a ZR-1 after engine break-in):"There is probably more misunderstanding of lubricants and "old wive's tales" about them than any other automotive issue.... Read More
Technical Article: Timing and Vacuum Advance 101
Viewed 725 times since Tue, Jul 15, 2014
By John HinckleyUsed here with permission.Copyright John HinckleyIn this day and age, when modern automotive powertrains are computer-controlled and engines don’t even HAVE distributors any more, the knowledge of what distributors did and how... Read More
Technical Article: Air Conditioning System Maintenance and Repair
Viewed 602 times since Tue, Jul 15, 2014
Posted By: Joe on 8-21-2001 - 6:11PMSubject: HC's,R-12 systems, etc.OK. Here we go My name is Joe and I have over 20yrs experience in the field of automotive repair. Over the past 1½ years one of the shops I own has charged over 132 passenger... Read More
Technical Article: How to Install a BG Speed Demon (Basic)
Viewed 440 times since Fri, Jul 4, 2014
How to Install a BG Speed Demon (basic) by Lars Grimsrud©2010 Lars Grimsrud. This article may not be published or distributed without the written permission of the author Rev. D 4-2-10 Getting a BG Speed Demon carb set up and running right on your... Read More
Technical Article: How to Repair & Rebuild your Alternator
Viewed 770 times since Fri, Jul 4, 2014
How to Repair & Rebuild your Alternator by Lars Grimsrud©2010 Lars Grimsrud. This article may not be published or distributed without the written permission of the author Rev. C 1-2-10 This tech paper will discuss the disassembly, diagnostics,... Read More
Technical Article: How to Set Up a BG Speed Demon (basic)
Viewed 507 times since Fri, Jul 4, 2014
How to Set Up a BG Speed Demon (basic) by Lars Grimsrud©2010 Lars Grimsrud. This article may not be published or distributed without the written permission of the author Rev. C 1-2-10 This tech paper will discuss basic set-up of the Barry Grant... Read More
Technical Article: Leak Less - Swapping the Centerhead in Your Corvette and Keeping Leaks at Bay
Viewed 429 times since Mon, Jul 14, 2014
By John Hinckley, Corvette Enthusiast MagazineUsed here with permission.Copyright John Hinckley, Corvette Enthusiast MagazineThe objective of this article is to walk you through an intake manifold swap and identify the tools, materials, and tips... Read More
Technical Article: Long Term / Winter Corvette Storage
Viewed 626 times since Tue, Jul 15, 2014
Description:Not quite sure how to prepare your Corvette for long term or cold weather winter storage?  This four page article with printable check list is just for you.Excerpt:" One of the most popular questions among Corvette owners is "how should... Read More
Technical Article: Problems I have Seen with Commercially Rebuilt Q-Jets
Viewed 552 times since Fri, Jul 4, 2014
Problems I have Seen with Commercially Rebuilt Q-Jetsby Lars Grimsrud©2010 Lars Grimsrud. This article may not be published or distributed without the written permission of the author Rev. D 10-2-10As the Q-Jet carbs keep getting older, fewer and... Read More
Technical Article: Spring Thing - Putting the "Spring" Back In Your Corvette’s Step
Viewed 455 times since Tue, Jul 15, 2014
By John Hinckley, Corvette Enthusiast MagazineUsed here with permission.Copyright John Hinckley, Corvette Enthusiast MagazineTHE OBJECTIVE of this article is to show you the “right” way to rebuild/re-arch Corvette leaf springs, and to share some... Read More
Tire Storage Recommendations
Viewed 515 times since Tue, Jul 15, 2014
Description:The following text is a document from Engineering at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. Although the tips listed are directed mainly at warehouse facilities and dealers, they are helpful tips if you are planning on storing your Corvette&... Read More