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Forum: C3 General
06-22-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By gbvette62

Be aware that the parts books changed two or...

Be aware that the parts books changed two or three times a year. Chevrolet often discontinued parts, superseded parts and changed part numbers, so a part for a 69 may still be in a 75 Catalog, but...
Forum: C3 General
06-22-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 194
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
06-21-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By gbvette62

To start with, Corvette America does not make the...

To start with, Corvette America does not make the 69-71 gauge bezels.

There use to be two sources for center gauge bezels. One was US made, and was being cast using the original GM molds. The...
06-21-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By gbvette62

If anyone's interested in it, here's the...

If anyone's interested in it, here's the Craigslist listing for that 61.

https://cnj.craigslist.org/cto/d/1961-chevrolet-corvette/6620893346.html

This must be a whole new trend in Corvette...
06-19-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 7
[C2] Radiators
Views: 339
Posted By gbvette62

They are two completely different animals. ...

They are two completely different animals.

The small block uses a 19" wide aluminum radiator, with no tanks. 427's (except L-88's) used a copper radiator with attached tanks, that was about 24"...
06-19-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By gbvette62

1965 was a split year. At the beginning of...

1965 was a split year. At the beginning of production, cars with power brakes used 3/16". Later in the year, the master cylinder and lines were changed to 1/4". The 1/4" lines were also used on 66's...
Forum: C3 General
06-19-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By gbvette62

That is NOT the correct mirror for a 72 Corvette....

That is NOT the correct mirror for a 72 Corvette.

That mirror can be used on a 72, but it's only correct for a 75-79 Corvette. 68-74 Corvettes used what is commonly referred as the "small head"...
Forum: C3 General
06-19-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By gbvette62

Do you know if they're even Corvette? Corvettes...

Do you know if they're even Corvette? Corvettes generally used GM tops. The tops made by Hurst, ASC, Cars & Concepts, etc, went into Camaro's, Monte Carlo's, Cutlass', Dodge Magnum's and Aspen's and...
06-19-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 934
Posted By gbvette62

:iagree: The best way to install valve cover...

:iagree: The best way to install valve cover decals is to use Solvaset, Micro Sol, or some other brand of decal setting solution.

Decal setting solution softens the decal, allowing it to conform...
Forum: C3 General
06-18-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By gbvette62

The anti-rattle cushions were not used in 68...

The anti-rattle cushions were not used in 68 doors, only 69 to 82's (and 84-96's too).
Forum: C3 General
06-18-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 808
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: 606
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: 342
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...
06-18-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By gbvette62

The 3 piece washer set is considered a bearing on...

The 3 piece washer set is considered a bearing on 66-67 Type III jacks. The Type III jack bearing is available from Corvette Central, Long Island and probably most of the other vendors. The bearing...
06-17-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,032
Posted By gbvette62

The aluminum covers use different grommets, than...

The aluminum covers use different grommets, than the steel covers. The aluminum is thicker, so the slots in the grommet are thicker. The grommets from the steel covers won't fit.

The left and...
Forum: C3 General
06-17-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By gbvette62

Not in that particular pattern, but I've seen...

Not in that particular pattern, but I've seen plenty of day/night mirrors (and other kinds of old mirrors) have similar things happen to the silvering.

On day/night mirrors, I think it's often...
Forum: C3 General
06-17-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 737
Posted By gbvette62

I'm betting that it has new springs, which are...

I'm betting that it has new springs, which are causing it to sit high. That and I think it picture was shot using a wide angle lens, which will cause distortion at the outer edges of a picture.
...
Forum: C3 General
06-17-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By gbvette62

68-70 gas doors have a spring steel "tang"...

68-70 gas doors have a spring steel "tang" riveted to them. When the door is closed, the tang snaps in between the 2 nylon buttons in the gap in the bezel, to hood the door closed. As far as I know,...
Forum: C3 General
06-14-2018, 01:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 220
Posted By gbvette62

The chartreuse 77 does (or did) exist. It was...

The chartreuse 77 does (or did) exist. It was featured in Vette Vues Magazine years ago. I forget the exact story on it, but I think it might have been bought by a GM employee, you worked at GM's...
Forum: C3 General
06-12-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By gbvette62

I'm curious how you got the housing retainer over...

I'm curious how you got the housing retainer over the ground tang on the housing, and if you didn't use the retainer, how did you secure the housing to the console? Or does the housing come with a...
Forum: C3 General
06-12-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 220
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
06-11-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By gbvette62

If it was War Bonnet Yellow (sort of a gold...

If it was War Bonnet Yellow (sort of a gold metallic), it was one of the most popular colors in 71-72, and I think the saddle interior goes well with it. Sunflower Yellow is a bright yellow, with a...
Forum: C3 General
06-11-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By gbvette62

If I'm looking at the picture correctly, it looks...

If I'm looking at the picture correctly, it looks like the weatherstrip retainer is missing from the driver's side? The weatherstrip doesn't look correct either, but it might be because the...
06-10-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 893
Posted By gbvette62

The Black Book's not bad, but personally I prefer...

The Black Book's not bad, but personally I prefer the NCRS 53-67 Corvette Pocket Specifications Guide, and the 68-82 version also.



The 300 horse engine had the same suffix code, with or...
Forum: C3 General
06-10-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
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...
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