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Forum: C3 General
07-14-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By gbvette62

Did GM participate in this event? This is the...

Did GM participate in this event? This is the XP-892 Wankel 2 Rotor Corvette concept car, and I'm pretty sure it's still part of the GM Heritage Center Collection?

Thanks for posting this. It's...
07-11-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By gbvette62

Without a doubt, get rid of the Polyglas GT's. If...

Without a doubt, get rid of the Polyglas GT's. If you plan on driving the car, a good set of modern radials, like BF Goodrich TA's, is the way to go. The original tires on the car were F70 x 15 bias...
Forum: C3 General
06-24-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By gbvette62

If you're asking what was different on 68 435's,...

If you're asking what was different on 68 435's, verses 67 or 69 435's, not a whole lot. The 67 used a different intake and throttle linkage, and 69 used a different throttle cable. Obviously the...
Forum: C3 General
06-22-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 237
Posted By gbvette62

The PPG tops are replacement tops, either later...

The PPG tops are replacement tops, either later GM service replacements or re-glassed tops. LOF was the only brand used by Chevrolet in production.

As long as they're in good shape, with no cracks...
Forum: C3 General
06-18-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,046
Posted By gbvette62

For just $20 on Saturday ($18 if you're a veteran...

For just $20 on Saturday ($18 if you're a veteran or over 65), you can see about 130 vintage race cars competing on the road course at Thompson Speedway, 45 minutes north of Mohegan Sun.

This...
06-18-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
[C2] Teak ?
Views: 667
Posted By gbvette62

:iagree: That's the "walnut" grain, plastic...

:iagree: That's the "walnut" grain, plastic wheel, that came standard on all 64-66 Corvettes.
Forum: C3 General
06-18-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By gbvette62

ONLY the 80-82 wheels came with clear on them. ...

ONLY the 80-82 wheels came with clear on them.

76-79 aluminum wheels were a natural (somewhat dull) aluminum finish, the 80-82 wheels were polished and had a clear finish on them. The clear didn't...
Forum: C3 General
06-12-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 229
Posted By gbvette62

That's a Bowling Green trim tag, and the Bright...

That's a Bowling Green trim tag, and the Bright Blue 81 was built at St Louis.

People have been looking for that lone blue 81 for years. Through my involvement in the NCRS, I have been contacted a...
Forum: C3 General
06-10-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By gbvette62

Yes, you really should have a 77 Assembly Manual...

Yes, you really should have a 77 Assembly Manual too. The Assembly Manual includes exploded drawings of every part of the car that was assembled at St. Louis. There are no written instructions, just...
Forum: C3 General
06-09-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By gbvette62

If it's the book with the green cover, printed by...

If it's the book with the green cover, printed by Helm in Detroit MI, it is about the best service manual you can get for a 77. In some years the Corvette had it's own dedicated shop manual, and...
Forum: C3 General
06-04-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By gbvette62

They're not cheap at $40.00 a pair, but Fesler...

They're not cheap at $40.00 a pair, but Fesler Billet offers them in stainless steel. I recently ordered a pair for a customer building a 69 Camaro resto-mod, and their very nice looking.
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06-03-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,360
Posted By gbvette62

You'd probably have done better starting a new a...

You'd probably have done better starting a new a new post, in the C1/C2 section of the Forum, but I'll see if I can help.

The first set of digits is the engine assembly code. I suspect the code...
Forum: C3 General
05-30-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By gbvette62

Richmond offers a 3:90 ring and pinion set, the...

Richmond offers a 3:90 ring and pinion set, the part number is 49-0031-1.
05-24-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By gbvette62

It is a 70-74 top box, but it wasn't limited to...

It is a 70-74 top box, but it wasn't limited to big blocks. That top box was used on both big blocks and small blocks. Normally a small block would have the vertical side shields installed too. Big...
05-22-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By gbvette62

This is just a guess, but it might be a Chevrolet...

This is just a guess, but it might be a Chevrolet service replacement 63 Corvette air cleaner.

Production 63 air cleaners didn't have the half circle indent, in the rear of the base. That...
05-16-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By gbvette62

Only the window crank gets the stainless bezel....

Only the window crank gets the stainless bezel. The door panel has a raised portion molded into it, to mate up with the vent crank.
05-10-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 496
Posted By gbvette62

These three pieces look like the retainers for...

These three pieces look like the retainers for the stainless trim on a 63-67 removable hardtop?



These are 63 only expansion tank straps. They hold the aluminum expansion tank onto the bracket,...
Forum: C3 General
05-09-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By gbvette62

Here are a couple pictures. ...

Here are a couple pictures.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.corvetteforum.com-vbulletin/2000x1333/80-dsc_4852_0d004e9c197346133b09c0335bad828b6ccb684e.jpg

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05-08-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By gbvette62

The first carb is a Holley for a late 50's Ford...

The first carb is a Holley for a late 50's Ford product. I have a couple Holley ECZ carbs laying around, and from what I understand they were used by Ford from 57-64. I think the "V" identifies the...
05-04-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By gbvette62

The one on the left with the set screw, looks...

The one on the left with the set screw, looks like the fan knob, the one on the right looks like a radio knob.

The 65 radio knobs are completely round and use set screws. The blower fan knob has...
05-04-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 128
Posted By gbvette62

56-58 used a 2 piece header weatherstrip...

56-58 used a 2 piece header weatherstrip retainer, 59-62 use a one piece retainer.

The 56-58 retainer set is available from Central, and most other Corvette vendors, for about $35.00. A search of...
Forum: C3 General
04-18-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
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Views: 297
Posted By gbvette62

Federal law required the 17 digit VIN beginning...

Federal law required the 17 digit VIN beginning with the 1981 model year. GM switched a year early, in 1980. Prior to 1980, VIN's were 13 digit.

If you're trying to get a Carfax, it can't be...
Forum: C3 General
04-16-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 478
Posted By gbvette62

From my experience, if they don't have a radiator...

From my experience, if they don't have a radiator in stock, it usually takes about a week for them to make it up.

As far as a custom radiator, last year I ordered a polished LS radiator from them,...
04-12-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 407
Posted By gbvette62

63-69 Corvettes used a vented cap, 70 and later...

63-69 Corvettes used a vented cap, 70 and later have a non vented, or sealed, cap.

The OP doesn't mention what year he has, but if he has a 70-74 he can use a 63-69 Corvette vented cap. 63-74...
Forum: C3 General
04-11-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By gbvette62

NO. To start with, manual trans and automatic...

NO. To start with, manual trans and automatic trans systems are different, small block and big block are different, L-48 and LT-1/L-82 are different, 80-82 are different than the earlier systems, and...
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