Bring your Corvette and join in on the cruise!
Fellow MS Corvette Club Members, After rescheduling our trip cruise to Sciple's Water Mill in DeKalb, MS to 29 April Bill Franks found out that a number of members who signed up for the original trip and wanted to go on the rescheduled cruise date were unable to go due to prior commitments and other scheduled events. In talking to Bill we decided that it would be in the bests interests of all concerned to reschedule it to the next available month for a cruise that would be July since we have cruises already scheduled for May and June. The cruise to Sciple's Water Mill and afternoon lunch at Weidmann's Restaurant in Meridian, MS is now scheduled for 15 July. Hope everyone can attend as this will be a real learning experience for all.
2019 Corvette Classic
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2020 Corvette Classic
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Plenty of vintage Corvettes are equipped with drum brakes (actually, everything prior to ’65, and even a few ’65 models), and for the most part, servicing these components is pretty much a no-brainer. One thing to remember, however, is that when you replace the shoes, use a bit of Scotch-Brite to clean the contact points on the wheel backing plates. Next, lube these contact points lightly with white grease. This allows for smooth shoe action. Just be careful not to drop any grease on the shoes. If you do, use some spray-on brake cleaner to clean it. Otherwise, the friction material won’t be too happy!
The folks at NGK point out that torque is one of the most critical aspects of spark-plug installation. Torque directly affects the spark plug’s ability to transfer heat out of the combustion chamber. A spark plug that’s under-torqued will not be fully seated on the cylinder head; hence heat transfer will be slowed. This will tend to elevate combustion-chamber temperatures to unsafe levels, and pre-ignition and detonation will usually follow. Serious engine damage is not far behind.
An over-torqued spark plug can suffer from severe stress to the metal shell which in turn can distort the spark plug’s inner gas seals or even cause a hairline fracture to the spark plug’s insulator. In either case, heat transfer can again be slowed and the above-mentioned conditions can occur. NGK also states that the spark-plug holes must always be cleaned prior to installation; otherwise you may be torquing against dirt or debris and the spark plug may actually end up under-torqued, even though your torque wrench says otherwise. Of course, you should only install spark plugs in a cool engine, because metal expands when it’s hot and installation may prove difficult.
If you find brown, foamy residue in the coolant of your Corvette you may have also located a cracked cylinder head, which can cause overheating. Have your radiator pressure checked at your local radiator shop. Pressure loss can cause overheating. Before you start peeling apart the engine, give this some consideration: Many times a failed radiator cap is the culprit. A cap that has failed to hold system pressure can cause coolant loss and overheating conditions.
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