The original clutch linkage through the firewall boot is removed, then the hydraulic clutch master cylinder is installed using the original screw holes as guides. Watch for steel check balls as the valve body and plate are removed; they must be put back in the same location. The M22 is a strong and reliable gearbox. Side mounted and front fender vent trim were options for this year only. We think the front and rear together produce a 'molded' shape that speaks of function rather than decor.
All T-tops were now wired into the standard anti-theft alarm system. The company offers 5- and 6-speed transmissions for direct installation. The radiator and shroud were revised for better low-speed cooling. Steering wheel diameter was reduced from 16 to 15 inches to permit easier entry and exit, the ignition switch was moved from the dash to the steering column, and map pockets were added to the dash area in front of the passenger seat. Lighter weights require increased output shaft speed; consequently, the transmission shifts later. The chassis was carried over from the second generation models, retaining the fully independent suspension with minor revisions and the four-wheel disc brake system. This is rarely the problem because most pumps are very reliable, but a quick check is a good idea.
The transmission is attached to the frame with two bolts on a bracket that bolts to the frame and to the transmission extension. Because the C3 is a versatile design, there can be confusion with some car owners about the compatibility of some units. The difference in machines is not as great as the disparity in price. On the downside, the new transmission was not considered a strong unit and proved problematic. The optional cast aluminum wheels were finally made available, which reduced the unsprung weight of the car by 32 pounds. If not, get a C-4 and be happy, lol.
The hood was also restyled as well. New was an optional roof panel carrier that would mount to the rear deck. The case that is sitting on the right will be completely disassembled and cleaned of all its grit and grime in a high-pressure washer then pressure tested for any cracks prior to being rebuilt. If you plan to use a clutch assembly that requires high effort, hydraulic clutch actuation should be considered. When the speed increases, the converter spins and multiplies the torque inside the unit. Clutch pressure plates come in two designs: diaphragm and lever.
For the first time, air conditioning was installed on most of the cars, with nearly 53 percent so ordered. The stainless steel exhaust manifolds and computer control system introduced on the 305 cu in 5. The Muncie M20 wide-ratio 4-speed has been installed behind a 190-hp, 350-ci engine in this 1973 Corvette. It can be affordably rebuilt with better components. Installation begins with a new roller bearing pilot assembly with a proper socket that fits the outer diameter of the pilot bearing.
However, in order to install the transmission, the engine must be removed or you need to unbolt it from the motor mounts and move it forward on the frame so you have adequate room to install the transmission. Heavy duty shock absorbers could now be ordered without the full Gymkhana suspension. No gas lid emblem was used. Installing an additional transmission fluid cooler is also an excellent idea. Like the flywheel, the pressure plate surfaces should be cleaned with an alcohol-based cleaner to remove any oil or grease preservatives.
Proper shift linkage setup and shifter gate alignment are key to quick, clean shifting. A Corvette milestone was reached during 1977 as Chevrolet had built a half million Corvettes since production began in 1953. Louis assembly line is at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The majority of performance car builders know that you want versatile vehicles that can get your heart rate up and still cruise the interstates. I only hope the T-5 waiting to go into my Zephyr will be as trouble-free! Used T-56 transmission availability is also pretty good. On the Bridgehampton road course and over the ride and handling course at Suffolk County Raceway, the base L48 coupe was again our choice. One consequence of this modification was that an 8-track tape player was now available as an option.
The inside rear-view mirror width was increased from 8 inches 200 mm to 10 inches 250 mm. In fact, they deliver the benefits for all-around performance driving in long haulers. Muncie 4-Speed Manual Muncie 4-speeds were available for all Corvettes from 1968 to 1974. The governor controls the shift points after approximately half throttle. In 1968 a total of 326 3-speed Corvettes were built; in 1969 the number fell to 252 for this rare shifter. The readyto-go box is a safer bet unless you are well versed in the innermost workings of this gearbox.
The engine line-up and horsepower ratings were also carried over from the previous year as were the 3 and 4-speed. As in previous years, a folding top came standard with roadsters and a body color or vinyl covered hardtop was optional at additional cost. The transmission is equipped with new gears, bearings, and synchronizers. The task is similar to the separator plate replacement. This transmission was introduced in Europe on the 1985 and in North America with the 1985 and , again with four- and six-cylinder engines only.