Side Rails and intermediate crossmembers box section; front crossmember box girder section. The moldings around the rear window and glass T-top panels not shown was changed from a chrome finish to black. On cars equipped with an automatic transmission, the final drive ratio was lowered from 3. Therefore, you are welcome to examine the vehicle in person. Install the wheels and place the brake handle in the applied position — 13 notches.
. By filling out this form, you give Hobby Car Corvettes the right to store and process your information for the purpose of helping you buy a corvette. Interior has no cracks on dashboard, one minor tear on driver side seat. Fast Idle 1977-1979 Use choke valve measuring gage J-26701. While the seats received a great deal of attention, the rest of the interior was subject to a number of other small changes as well. Spark Plugs Inspect each plug individually for badly worn electrodes, glazed, broken or blistered porcelains and replace plugs where necessary. They also featured seat backs that folded at a higher point than most conventional seats to permit easier rear storage area access.
Keep vent plugs tight so that the neutralizing solution does not enter the cell. Naturally, the development of a special Corvette Pace Car meant an opportunity for to market the design to consumers. Crank engine several times and recheck compression. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. As before, engineers had continued adding more of the previously optional features available to consumers to the standard base package. This brought the L48 engine to a total output of 195 hp and the L82 engine offered 225 hp.
We hope this specific year excited you as much as it did us. With the hand brake off, there should be no dragon either of the rear wheels. We also replaced all 4 brake calipers, rubber brake hoses, brake pads, master cylinder, fan clutch, alternator, full carpet set, rebuilt the carburetor, and much more. Install spark plugs with new gaskets and torque to specifications. It wrapped under and around the front of the car before blending into the wheel wells. Tighten all ignition system connections. Disconnect accelerator return and trans.
Headlight changes were made for increased visibility. Tilt-telescopic steering columns, air conditioning, and power windows were three of the main features that joined the standard package. The Brakes and Suspension were also rebuilt about 1000 miles ago. The driver and passenger seat tracks were redesigned to provide an additional inch of forward travel. To aid in security of the 1979 Corvette, the ignition cylinder lock was reinforced through the addition of extra shielding.
Coat gasket of new filter with engine oil. Dual, 4 port, exhaust emission to a single runner with center takedown collector. Numbers matching 225hp 350ci engine, 4 speed manual transmission, posi rear-end. Tighten the check nuts until an 80 pound pull is required to pull the handle into the fourteenth notch. On vehicles equipped with automatic transmission, pull through detent.
Weak point pressure permits bouncing or chattering, resulting in arcing and burning of the points and an ignition miss at high speed. Tungsten-halogen headlights were phased into 1979 production early in the model year for increased visibility. Bend must be such that rod enters choke lever hole freely and squarely. Where prematurely burned or badly pitted points are encountered, the ignition system and engine should be checked to determine the cause of trouble so that it can be eliminated. However, a new speedometer cable and gear are pictured and come with the car. Throttle Linkage Adjustment Powerglide Remove air cleaner, disconnect accelerator linkage at carburetor.
Therefore, please expect to continue - as the new owner and caretaker of this classic - to perform additional maintenance and repairs. This corvette runs and drives nice and will make someone a fun Indy Pace Car to cruise around in. Contact points with an overall gray color and only slight roughness or pitting need not be replaced. Check by removing wheel and looking directly into caliper. The 1978 Corvette Indy Pace Car leading laps at the Indianapolis 500 on May 28, 1978.