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Vette Magazine November 2018

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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st. louis closes down and bowling green opens up … the c3 evolves into the c4

During my lifetime I have moved on several occasions and each time I promised the good Lord that I would never move again. Given my measly experience with moving I cannot begin to fathom what it must have been like for Chevrolet, more specifically Corvette, to move from St. Louis, Missouri, to Bowling Green, Kentucky; a driving distance of approximately 280 miles. However, the move is more about the complexity of literally moving an automotive manufacturing plant.In the interim, it should be noted that the last Corvette made in St. Louis was a white 1981 coupe (VIN 31611; July 31, 1981; It took 22 hours to build a Corvette at St. Louis so the car technically rolled off the assembly line on August 1, 1981). This also marked the end…

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product preview

Ignition Products GaloreHolley/MSD is pleased to announce the release of a wide array of ignition products, including an HEI ignition kit, a cap and rotor, a boot/terminal kit, an O-ring kit and an HEI distributor timing lockout kit. The HEI ignition kit is available with MSD’s increasingly popular black distributor cap and is compatible with a wide range of early GM distributors. The cap and rotor are designed just for small-diameter V-8 Chevy applications.Holley/MSD Performance Products(866) 464-6553 www.holley.comThe Right CapCorvette aficionados rejoice, here’s OER’s reproduction of the original radiator cap designed for the enthusiast who wants total originality in a reproduction radiator cap. It fits 1964-’65 w/ A/C, 1966 (except 427), 2nd design 1968-’72. Each cap features the correct markings as well as an accurate cosmetic appearance of the flat…

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cobra eater

All apologies to you restorers and split-window collectors out there, but this kind of thing happened with Vettes in the 1960s.Well, maybe not often. Not to this extent, anyway. Floridian Pete Arend must have spent a considerable amount of money to turn this ’63 coupe into the Cobra-hunting Mongoose that he drag raced and entered in car shows on both sides of the country.The car was initially built for drag racing with a fuel-injected big-block Chevy engine, but Arend stepped up to a Hilborn-injected Dodge Hemi built by Ollie Olsen of West Palm Beach, Florida. The elephant was mated to a Chrysler TorqueFlite automatic transmission, with a solid torque tube joining the trans to a Halibrand quick-change built into the independent rear suspension. Dual Jaguar XKE coilovers suspended the 9.00-15…

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how to repair c5 & c6 manual trans excessive shifter lever movement & other woes

Traction control button panel removal.Air-conditioning sensor cover removal.Some of the symptoms can include excessive or sloppy shift lever movement and difficulty when trying to upshift or downshift. You could also experience vibrations and rattling coming from your transmission tunnel or at the shift knob.Console compartment removal.Shift knob removal.Q Greetings to everyone at the magazine. I have enjoyed the how-to articles for several years now. I own a 1998 Corvette with a manual transmission and I like to think of myself as a weekend mechanic. I have recently noticed a rattling sound from the shifter in First or Second gear under acceleration. It also seems like my whole shifter has a lot of movement in it, like something is not tight. Do you think my shifter is just worn out? I…

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what’s on demand this month?

08/17/18 LIVE! European Le Mans Series - Qualifying, Silverstone, England08/17/18 LIVE! Michelin Le Mans Cup - Race 2, Silverstone, England08/17/18 China GT Championship, TBC, China08/18/18 LIVE! European Le Mans Series, Silverstone, England08/18/18 LIVE! Michelin Le Mans Cup - Race 1, Silverstone, England08/20/18 Dirt Every Day, Ep. 8008/22/18 Ignition, Ep. 19508/25/18 LIVE! DTM Championship, Misano08/25/18 LIVE! Trans Am Series, Road America08/25/18 LIVE! Virgin Australia Supercars, Tailem Bend08/26/18 LIVE! Intercontinental GT Challenge, Suzuka 10 Hours08/26/18 LIVE! Virgin Australia Supercars, Tailem Bend08/27/18 HOT ROD Garage, Ep. 6708/29/18 Head 2 Head, Ep. 10608/30/18 DTM Championship, Brands Hatch09/03/18 Roadkill, Ep. 7509/05/18 Put Up or Shut Up, Ep. 909/08/18 LIVE! 24H GT Series/24H Touring Car Endurance Series, 24H Barcelona09/08/18 LIVE! DTM Championship, Nürburgring09/10/18 Roadkill Garage, Ep. 3509/12/18 Engine Masters, Ep. 3809/14/18 DTM Championship, Misano09/15/18 LIVE! Virgin…

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arctic blue persuasion

The General Motors Corporation is famous in its history for making a lot of questionable decisions, but the worst of all for Corvette fans would have been to kill the fiberglass-bodied two-seat sports car in its fourth year of production.A pilot run of sorts, there were 300 Corvettes produced in Flint, Michigan, in 1953, and then full production moved to St. Louis, Missouri, with 3,640 Corvettes manufactured for the 1954 model year. The year 1955, with the introduction of the 265-inch small-block V-8, was a banner sales year for Chevrolet passenger cars and pickups, but only a total of 700 Corvettes were built for 1955. There were 693 ’55 Corvettes equipped with the 265-inch V-8 and a mere 7 powered by the 235-inch Blue Flame inline 6.Believe it or not,…