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Corvette C3 1968-1982: How to Build & Modify (Performance How-To)

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  • Barcode: 9781613254691
About a half-million Corvettes were sold between 1968 and 1982, and the distinctive Shark body style with the combination of V-8 power has gained legendary status. Some Corvettes are too rare and valuable to be modified. These include the big-block cars built between 1968-1974, which command big dollars at auctions. However, the vast majority of Corvettes, built between 1975 and 1982, are affordable and plentiful, and these are ideal for high-performance builds. Many Corvettes from this era are often considered weekend cruisers because they carry antiquated brakes, steering, and suspension, and also anemic V-8 engines with 165-220 horsepower. Lacking modern technology, these 31-year-old or older cars are ripe for a high-performance transformation. And with the right build-up plan, products, and services, they can become high-performance sports cars that rival current sports cars on the road today. Corvette expert and builder Chris Petris shows how to transform a mundane C3 into a standout, high-performance car. The most popular upgrades to every component group are covered, including engine, transmission, differential, front suspension, rear suspension, steering, chassis, electrics, interior, tires and wheels and more. With this information, you will confidently know all the products and procedures that make the car as a whole a far better performer than stock. Corvette C3: How to Build & Modify is the ideal book for the at-home mechanic as well as the adept enthusiast supervising the build-up of a Corvette. ? Swap in a GM LS engine for vastly improved performance and economy over a stock engine ? Modify and install best products for performance that rivals modern cars ? Features extensive frame and suspension upgrades for better handling About the Author Chris Petris, President of Petris Enterprises, restores and modifies Corvettes on a daily basis at his specialty business. He is an ASE Master Certified Technician and has performed many C3 high-performance build-ups at his own shop. He managed the Corvette service center for Eckler?s and has worked behind the scenes at Greenwood Automotive. Currently, Petris is a contributing technical editor for Auto Enthusiast magazine. He has also been a Bloomington Gold School technical instructor for 11 years.

Author: Chris Petris

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ISBN: 9781613250334

Publisher: CarTech

Binding Type: Paperback

Illustrations: 362 B&W photos and charts

Language: NA

Pages: 176

Printing Status: In Print

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