Tag: engine

Bloomington Gold

Gordon Killebrew www.gordonkillebrew.com and Ron Kane www.kaneauto.com taught this class in June of 03. Here are the notes I took: When replacing weatherstrip use GM parts for a 95/96. These are the latest designs and will fit and work best. When doing wiring you can prevent corrosion at the joints by using metal connectors from […] More »

  Comments | By - April 21, 2010

Plenum Studs

Recently I had to remove the air cleaner plenum for the first time. Unfortunately, when I tried to spin the plastic thumbscrews holding the plenum, they simply spun and did not release the plenum. Having never removed the plenum before I didn’t know how it was attached to the radiator shroud below it. I consulted […] More »

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Complete Vented Optispark Replacement Guide

http://www.the-reeds.com/optispark_conversion.htm The Optispark is the distributor that was installed on all late model LT1’s and LT4’s. This distributor was installed on : 1992 – 1996 LT1/LT4 Corvettes (Y-Body) 1993 – 1997 LT1/LT4 Camaro’s, Trans Ams (F-Body) 1994 – 1996 Fleetwood (D-Body) 1994 – 1996 Impala, Caprice, Roadmaster (B-Body) The concept of the Optispark was a […] More »

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Remove the Late L98 “Frisbee”

In front of the water pump pulley on 1988 and later L98s resides a rather large 10lb steel disk, lovingly refered to as the “frisbee”. There has been much debate on the Forum about it’s purpose and the benefits/risks of removing it. During a Q & A session at Corvettes at Carlisle 2001, I posed […] More »

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Converting to an Alternator on a C1 With a V8 engine

Replacing the stock exhaust manifold with a stock manifold from a 1968 small block motor will give you the necessary mounting points. The 68 manifold is drilled and tapped on the end and will accept the late model single wire alternators such as I used on my 59 C1. You will also be able to […] More »

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