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Vette Magazine January 2019

VETTE covers the complete spectrum from classic to late-model Corvette performance, restoration, how-to articles, feature cars, news, events and more.

United States
TEN: The Enthusiast Network
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the ultimate rental car

I’m looking at the latest press release from Hertz Rental Car Company and the fact they are celebrating 100 years of service. Quite an achievement regardless of the industry, product or service you perform. If you are one who travels and finds himself (or herself) at the rental car counter with any sort of frequency we have an option you may wish to avail yourself of … especially if you are undoubtedly a Corvette lover. Your friendly Hertz counter (Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco and Tampa) will be offering, for the discerning rental car enthusiast, the ultimate in weekend (or longer) getaway rides. It’s a Special Edition (100 produced) Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (supercharged, of course!) coupes.…

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product preview

C1 Restomod Upgrade Kugel Komponents is a family owned and operated California business that has manufactured its own IFS (independent front suspension) systems since the early 1980s. Kugel’s IFS systems are of their own design and manufacture—they are not Mustang II or Camaro based frontends. They make all their own cast stainless spindle assemblies and cast or fabricated A-arms. All Kugel Komponents suspension systems are custom built to order and come complete with a crossmember, rack-and-pinion steering and sway bar. Kugel Komponents (562) 691-7006 ▪ www.kugelkomponents.com Alky Friendly Hose Kits FiTech has introduced an exciting new line of stainless steel hose kits that offer beautiful, chemical-resistant natural or black stainless steel braided fuel lines and superior-quality AN fittings. FiTech’s new True Flow Technology AN fittings feature tight bends with a continuous internal dimension and uniform…

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injector carbs

“Chevrolet and Corvette owners who have attempted to run twin four-barrel carbs on the street as well as on the dragstrip have long experienced difficulties of one kind or another,” wrote Bud Lang, Car Craft magazine’s technical editor, in the October 1964 issue. Those difficulties included “consuming more gasoline than the owner would like to admit,” carburetor flooding “during normal road cornering or road racing,” and “operating conditions around idling speed that were far from normal.” Yet a single carb “just hasn’t got what it takes when it comes to competition driving,” and mounting three or even four two-barrel carbs “still wouldn’t cut the cake.” All that was preamble to Lang’s examination of an induction alternative, the Man-A-Fre direct-port plate system. The name, which meant “free from manifold passages,” described its…

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how to change the front blinker bulb on your c5

Q I know this may sound like a ridiculous question, but my left front blinker is flashing fast, I think the left front blinker bulb is burned out because it is not illumining. I have changed out bulbs on other cars, but I can’t seem to find out how to get to the bulb on the C5 Corvette.I checked with a local shop and they want to charge me more than I think it is worth to replace a bulb. I searched the Internet and found that you are supposed to raise the car to access the bulb from underneath. I do not have a way to raise my Corvette at home safely so I was wondering if there’s an easy way to get to the bulb without removing the…

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what’s on demand this month?

10/13/18 LIVE! 24H GT Series/24H Touring Car Endurance Series, 12H Spa - Qualifying and Race Part 1 10/13/18 LIVE! 24H GT Series/24H Touring Car Endurance Series, 12H Spa - Race Part 2 10/13/18 LIVE! DTM Championship, Hockenheim 10/13/18 LIVE! FIA Formula 3 Championship, Hockenheim 10/14/18 LIVE! FIA Formula 3 Championship, Hockenheim 10/15/18 Dirt Every Day, Ep. 82 10/20/18 LIVE! Virgin Australia Supercars, Gold Coast 10/21/18 LIVE! Virgin Australia Supercars, Gold Coast 10/22/18 HOT ROD Garage, Ep. 69 10/27/18 LIVE! European Le Mans Series - Qualifying, Portimao, Portugal 10/28/18 LIVE! European Le Mans Series, Portimao, Portugal 10/28/18 LIVE! Intercontinental GT Challenge, Laguna Seca 8 Hours 10/29/18 Roadkill, Ep. 77 10/31/18 Put Up or Shut Up, Ep. 11 11/03/18 LIVE! Virgin Australia Supercars, Auckland 11/04/18 LIVE! Virgin Australia Supercars, Auckland 11/05/18 Roadkill Garage, Ep. 37 11/07/18 Engine Masters, Ep. 41 11/08/18 Ferrari Challenge Europe World Final, Monza 11/10/18 LIVE! Trans Am…

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bill tower’s amazingly advanced 1956 sr-2 corvette: decades ahead of its time!

There were exciting things were underway inside of Chevrolet in 1956. The Corvette received its first body refresh, there was an optional dual-quad, 225-horsepower 265 engine (RPO 469, $172.20) and a Special High-Lift Camshaft option (RPO 449, $188.30) that bumped the power of the dual-quad 265 to 240 horsepower, plus fuel injection was in the works. Corvettes set records at Daytona Beach and took a class win at the 12 Hours at Sebring; memorialized with the now classic “Real McCoy” print ad. Things were looking up for Corvette. Meanwhile, an unlikely series of events happened in Corvette creator, Harley Earl’s house; that could have become the Z06 of its day. Earl’s son Jerry bought a Ferrari with the intention of going racing. When Harley learned of his son’s plans, he hit the…