Drift-ready Corvette Gets New Brakes and Fixed Blower Motor
Corvettes are easy to work on and repair, except when someone over-torques the bolts
Used cars can be a bargain, especially if you win one in a raffle. But if you’re on the giving end of that deal, you’re going to have to make sure it’s in tip-top shape ahead of time. Little things might take a few hours worth of work, but are just a courtesy for this kind of giveaway. That said, YouTuber Taylor Ray is getting some loose ends tied up on his drift Corvette before it goes on to it’s next owner.
Brakes might seem simple enough, especially when you have the tools to get them done. But that all changes when the person working on the car before you puts what seems like 1000 lbs of twist on every bolt holding on the calipers. Fortunately, after enough work, those are off and replaced. As noted by Ray, are plenty beefy enough to handle quite rigorous work without really needing to be upgraded.
One of the things he also attempted to fix was the blower motor regulator. Having a C5 Corvette with only the single zone climate control, this HVAC unit has the switch that has fan speed settings of 1-5. The switch only worked on setting 5, which is better than nothing, but should be fixed anyway. Located under the glovebox area, it’s a tight squeeze to get to, and with fixed bucket seats in the Drift Vette, it takes a lot of bending and flexibility to complete the job. Unfortunately, the new resistor didn’t fix the issue. There’s still no sign of life from the switch on positions 1 through 4.You win some, you lose some.
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Hopefully Ray takes a look at some of our trouble shooting threads on Corvette Forum. Our members have had to fix exactly the same type of issue, and found fixes that didn’t involve replacement of the remote blower motor resistor.