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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.

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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 UpgradeKugel 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.comAlky Friendly Hose KitsFiTech 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

Harold Graves, who manufactured the Man-A-Fre systems in Southern California in the early 1960s, puts a wrench on the carburetor’s ball-bearing throttle linkage.This injector plate was the heart of the Man-A-Fre system. It weighed just nine pounds and positioned a two-barrel carb directly over each intake port.At the time, two Man-A-Fre systems had been developed: one for 265- and 283 small-blocks, another for 327s. The difference was in the size of the carburetors.“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…

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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 110/13/18 LIVE! 24H GT Series/24H Touring Car Endurance Series, 12H Spa - Race Part 210/13/18 LIVE! DTM Championship, Hockenheim10/13/18 LIVE! FIA Formula 3 Championship, Hockenheim10/14/18 LIVE! FIA Formula 3 Championship, Hockenheim10/15/18 Dirt Every Day, Ep. 8210/20/18 LIVE! Virgin Australia Supercars, Gold Coast10/21/18 LIVE! Virgin Australia Supercars, Gold Coast10/22/18 HOT ROD Garage, Ep. 6910/27/18 LIVE! European Le Mans Series - Qualifying, Portimao, Portugal10/28/18 LIVE! European Le Mans Series, Portimao, Portugal10/28/18 LIVE! Intercontinental GT Challenge, Laguna Seca 8 Hours10/29/18 Roadkill, Ep. 7710/31/18 Put Up or Shut Up, Ep. 1111/03/18 LIVE! Virgin Australia Supercars, Auckland11/04/18 LIVE! Virgin Australia Supercars, Auckland11/05/18 Roadkill Garage, Ep. 3711/07/18 Engine Masters, Ep. 4111/08/18 Ferrari Challenge Europe World Final, Monza11/10/18 LIVE! Trans Am…

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

The SR-2 used every aerodynamic trick of the day. “Streamlining” was the buzzword of the day, just like today’s “downforce.” The SR-2 had headlight cones, short windscreens and a faired in headrest with an aircraft-style vertical stabilizer fin for high-speed stability. We see the same concept on the modern prototype road racing cars.Although aerodynamicist Wunibald Kamm invented what we call today the “Kammback” design that is very aerodynamically efficient, automotive designers and stylists favored the tapered teardrop-style for high-speed cars. While not as extreme as the long tapered speed record cars from Europe, the design of the 1953-’60 Corvette’s rear section tapers down.Because of the rear vertical stabilizer fin, the large trunk section was hinged at the back and opens to the back. Both the front and back of the…