Weekend Projects for Your Modern Corvette: C4, C5, & C6

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However perfect a Corvette may be, it can always use a little work--upgrades to the engine or body, performance improvements, modifications to make it your own. And whatever you want to do to your Corvette, this book shows you how. Covering the three modern generations of America’s favorite sports car, Weekend Projects for Your Modern Corvette is the ultimate guide for maintaining, upgrading, and personalizing your Corvette. Basic maintenance, bodywork, painting, interior upgrades, audio/visual ...

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Overview

However perfect a Corvette may be, it can always use a little work--upgrades to the engine or body, performance improvements, modifications to make it your own. And whatever you want to do to your Corvette, this book shows you how. Covering the three modern generations of America’s favorite sports car, Weekend Projects for Your Modern Corvette is the ultimate guide for maintaining, upgrading, and personalizing your Corvette. Basic maintenance, bodywork, painting, interior upgrades, audio/visual customizations, wheels, tires, shocks, lights and electrical, accessories--a total of 52 projects, one for every weekend, for a year's worth of Corvette upgrades; and the author details the needed skills, tools, and parts, as well as how much time and money you can expect to spend. As the title suggests, all of these projects can be completed in a few hours over the weekend. Whichever model (or models) you own, Weekend Projects for Your Corvette is the book that can take your Corvette that much closer to the car of your dreams.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760335406
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 11/7/2009
  • Series: Motorbooks Workshop Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 630,453
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Tom Benford has been a freelance journalist for more than 30 years and contributes regularly to several national magazines. He has authored more than 15 books, including 3 on computer science and more than a dozen on the Corvette and other automotive subjects. His titles for Motorbooks include Corvette: Five Decades of Sports Car Speed, Corvette Performance Projects 1968–1982, Corvette Gallery, Garage and Workshop Gear Guide, The Street Rod, and others.

Tom resides with his wife of 30 years, Liz, and their German Shepherd, Major, on more than four acres on the New Jersey Shore. The Benford automotive stable includes six Corvettes, ranging from a 1963 split-window coupe through a 1998 C5 convertible, and a 1933 Dodge five-window coupe. His website is www.tombenford.com.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Dedication

About the Author

Introduction

 

Engine

Project 1          Oil Filter Magnet

Project 2          Priority Start Installation

Project 3          Spark Plug Upgrade

Project 4          Serpentine Belt, Tensioner, and Idler Pulley Replacement

Project 5          Throttle Body Insignia Installation

Project 6          C5 Oil Pressure Sending Unit Replacement

Project 7          Performance Air Filter Cleaning

Project 8          Retro Fuel Rail Cover Upgrade

Project 9          Engine Caps and Covers Upgrade

Project 10        Stainless Hood Strut Upgrade

Project 11        Dual Cone Low Restriction Intake Upgrade

Project 12        PCV Catch Can Installation

Project 13        Intake Manifold Vacuum Connector Repair

Project 14        Washer Bottle Leak Repair

Project 15        Chrome Alternator Cover Installation

Project 16        Chrome Serpentine Belt Cover Installation

Project 17        Hood Light Switch Installation

Project 18        Rigid Tunnel Plate Upgrade

Interior

Project 19        Harman-Kardon iPod Drive+Play Installation

Project 20        Billet Aluminum Shifter Knob Upgrade

Project 21        Aluminum Dead Pedal Upgrade

Project 22        Aluminum Gas Pedal Upgrade

Project 23        Window Valet Remote Controller Installation

Project 24        Padded Glove Box Cover Upgrade

Project 25        XM Satellite Radio/Stereo Upgrade

Project 26        MGW C5 Performance Shifter Upgrade

Project 27        MGW C6 Performance Shifter Upgrade

Project 28        C5 Dual Cupholder Upgrade

Project 29        Billet Seat Adjuster Handle Upgrade

Project 30        Targa Top Weatherstrip Replacement

Exterior

Project 31        Trunk Screw Upgrade

Project 32        LED Taillight Installation

Project 33        LED Taillight Flasher Bypass Module Installation

Project 34        Trunk Apron Installation

Project 35        Cargo Bay Organizer Installation

Project 36        C5 Headlight Bulb Replacement/Upgrade

Project 37        Nose Mask Installation

Project 38        Aftermarket Hardtop Upgrade

Project 39        Back-up Video Camera Installation

Project 40        Side Cove Screen Installation

Project 41        Side Cove Spear Installation

Project 42        Chrome Rear Fascia Screen Installation

Project 43        Stainless Rear Letter Installation

Project 44        Chrome Plenum Cover Installation

Project 45        Aftermarket Stinger Hood Upgrade

Project 46        A-Pillar Trim Upgrade

Project 47        Trunk Lid Liner Installation

Brakes and Suspension

Project 48        Performance Shock Absorber Upgrade

Project 49        Stainless-Steel Brake Hose Upgrade

Project 50        Chrome Control Arm & Cradle Cover Installation

Project 51        C4 Ball Joint Replacement

Project 52        C4 Upper Control Arm Bushing Replacement

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