Cover image for Corvette performance projects 1968-1982
Title:
Corvette performance projects 1968-1982
Author:
Benford, Tom.
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Publication Information:
St. Paul, MN : MBI Pub. Co., [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
111 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780760317549
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Of the five generations of Corvettes, the C3 or "shark" models are among the most popular with do-it-yourselfers. Produced from 1968 all the way up to 1982, most C3 Corvettes haven't reached the collector status (and inflated prices) of earlier models. Far from being the black sheep of the Corvette family though, these attractive cars are plentiful (500,000+ were built) and affordable enough that they can be purchased, maintained, and enjoyed by a large spectrum of car lovers. The vast majority are powered by the popular 350ci small block-perhaps the most modified and successful performance engine ever.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 6
Introductionp. 7
Toolsp. 9
Section 1 Basicsp. 15
Project 1 Jacking and Supporting Your Corvettep. 15
Project 2 Changing Oil and Filterp. 18
Project 3 Detailingp. 21
Project 4 Protecting Your Investmentp. 25
Section 2 Under the Hoodp. 27
Project 5 Fuel Pump Replacementp. 27
Project 6 Starter Motor Replacementp. 30
Project 7 Air Conditioning Upgradep. 33
Project 8 Cooling Tipsp. 35
Project 9 High-Performance Water Pump Replacementp. 39
Project 10 Racing Radiator Upgradep. 42
Section 3 Brakes and Suspensionp. 44
Project 11 Master Cylinder Replacementp. 44
Project 12 Installing Brake Pads, Rotors, and Calipersp. 46
Project 13 Bleeding and Flushing Brakesp. 50
Project 14 Rear Suspension Upgradep. 52
Project 15 Half-Shaft U-Joint Replacementp. 56
Section 4 Interiorp. 59
Project 16 Parking Brake Slider/Seal Replacementp. 59
Project 17 Forward Fiber Optic Console Trim Refurbishmentp. 61
Project 18 Steering Wheel Upgradep. 64
Project 19 Astro Top Installationp. 65
Project 20 Stereo System Upgradep. 68
Project 21 Refurbishing--Seat Covers and Carpetingp. 71
Section 5 Bodyp. 78
Project 22 Basic Fiberglass Crack Repairp. 78
Project 23 Fiberglass Panel Bondingp. 81
Project 24 Rocker Panel Molding Mount Repairp. 84
Project 25 Flex-Glas Front Bumper Replacementp. 86
Project 26 Upper Windshield Frame Repairp. 89
Project 27 Fender Flares and Daytona Louvers Installationp. 92
Project 28 Complete Nose Replacementp. 96
Section 6 Electricalp. 101
Project 29 Using a Multimeter and Troubleshooting Electrical Problemsp. 101
Project 30 Alternator Replacementp. 103
Project 31 Windshield Wiper Motor Replacementp. 105
Supplier Resource Directoryp. 107
Supplier Contact Informationp. 109
Indexp. 111