Optispark Repair

You can make the LT1 \’92-\’94 Optispark setup more reliable than a �95-�96, even with the early distributor configuration. Buy a $12 \’96 GM Vette distributor vacuum harness assy. Buy a $4 clear plastic fuel filter. Buy a $3 tube of premium black Permatex RTV, because it withstands the highest temps. Reserve a long day […] More »

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No More Squeaky Tops

Banished squeaks from my top today. First remove the trim from the windshield header. Next, loosen the mounts on the top itself, front and rear. Next, snug the top down normally, but leave the front and rear bolts finger tight. Then loosen both front windshield mounts (the part on the windshield frame itself). Then take […] More »

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No Cost Air Pump Removal

Best thing to do for no $$$ is to remove all the hoses/air tubes and the diverter box that go to the air pump and the exhaust manifolds, and all the associated brakets. You can cap off the manifold air tubes with 50 cent pipe caps from the hardware store. Removal of this alone will […] More »

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Notes for Rebuilding a 1992-1996 Tilt Steering Core

I rebuilt the steering column in my \’93 automatic using a column out of a parted-out \’96 manual. The steering colum core is pot metal or very low quality cast steel. The yoke around the pivot pins stretches and wallows out, allowing down-and-left play in the column that is disconcerting. it requires repair or replacement […] More »

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Non Run Flat Tire Field Repair Tool Kit

There are many of us moving away from the Run Flats and picking up tire repair kits as a bit of insurance against a flat or leaking tire. I have repaired a tire in the field and found the following the bare minimum to make it a successful patch and get me on my way. […] More »

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