Tag: engine

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 »

  Comments | By - April 21, 2010

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 »

  Comments | By - April 21, 2010

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 »

  Comments | By - April 21, 2010

2005-2009 Chevrolet C6 Corvette: History, Engine, Performance, and Features

Brand Development, Growth & ExpansionThe 6th generation Chevrolet Corvette C6 began production in 2005, sporting a completely overhauled suspension system and all-new body. A total of 147,264 Corvette C6s manufactured between 2005 and 2008 at the Corvette plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The Cadillac XLR Roadster shares its platform with the new generation Corvette is […] More »

  Comments | By - September 9, 2009

1984-1996 C4 Chevrolet Corvette: ZR1, LT1 Engine, Performance, and Features

Brand Development, Growth & ExpansionThe 4th generation Chevrolet C4 Corvette had a rocky beginning with production problems in 1983, delaying its debut until the following year. Almost 50 prototypes completed never went into production; all except for # 23, which is on display at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The official beginning of […] More »

  Comments | By - September 9, 2009

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