1962 Corvette: Chevrolet Engineering Center Letter: Racing Parts Supplied by Chevrolet for 1962 SCCA Racing Season
This is a letter from Vince W. Piggins to Charles E. Brown, the S.C.C.A. Chairman in 1961 - 1962 sharing what special parts Chevrolet would like to have certified for use in 1962 S.C.C.A. events.
Date: December 11, 1961
Mr. Charles E. Brown
S.C.C.A. - Chairman
Car Classification Committee
72 Belmont Avenue
Belleville, New Jersey
Dear Mr. Brown:
Purusant to our conversation, I have listed below certain heavy duty service parts that are being made available for the 1962 Chevrolet Corvette, in order to have same homologated for the coming 1962 S.C.C.A. season.
Heavy-Duty Suspension Springs
Front - 3748140
Rear - 3748143
These springs are identical with those presently being used for heavy duty service on 1958-1961 Corvette.
Stabilizer Unit - Front (auxiliary)
This is a .750 diameter bar used in addition to the standard Corvette front stabilizer bar.
Brake Unit - Heavy Duty (special)
This is a new sintered metallic brake kit consisting of larger I.D. drums and new brake shoes with thicker pads and incorporates self-adjusting features.
Tank Unit - Gasoline
This is substantially the same 37 gallon capacity, fibre glass tank as used in previous years.
Wheel Unit - Knock Off
This is a quick change aluminum wheel and associated parts (front hubs, axle shaft and spinner nuts) first used in 1956 for competition purposes and being re-instated for 1962 Corvette service.
I trust the information above is complete to your satisfaction and if additional information is needed, I will be most happy to comply with your request.
Yours very truly,
Economy, Safety and Performance Department
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