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1968 Corvette, Fastback, 427 V-8 / 435 H.P., TRI-POWER (original)

NEW ENGINE PARTS

1. OVER BORE BLOCK (now modified)

2. TOTAL SEAL PISTON RINGS (trickset)

3. SPEEDPRO TRW PISTONS (Duroshield) DOMED

 4. CLEVITE ROD BEARINGS

5. CLEVITE CRANK BEARINGS

6. CLEVITE CAM BEARINGS

7. CRANE HI LIFT CAM L-88 REPLACEMENT

8. CRANE SOLID LIFTERS

9. CHROME MOLLY PUSH RODS

10. ISKY VALVE SEALS

11. VALVE GUIDES BRONZE

12. VALVES INTAKE & EXHAUST STAINLESS STEEL

13. CONNECTING RODS FACTORY

14. HARLAND SHARP ROLLER ROCKER ARMS

15. PROFORM VALVE COVERS, CHROME, TALL, BAFFLES

16. MOROSSO WIRE LOOMS

17. LS-7 OIL PUMP FACTORY 

18. LS-7 OIL PAN FACTORY 

19. FELPRO COMPLETE GASKET SET

20. HOLLEY CARBURETOR 2bbl center 0-4055-1

21. CARBURETOR and 2 ndary 2bbl 0-3659-1 (2)

22. OIL PENNZOIL 40W. H.D. & MR. MOLY ENGINE AID

23. OIL FILTER FRAM

24.PCV VALVE FRAM

25. (Prior QUAKER STATE OIL 40 WT. H.D. & MR. MOLY ENGINE AID)

26. HOLLEY ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP (Revised) # 12-801

27. 3405 CHAMPION PLATINUM SPARK PLUGS  (8)

28. 2 - 14 INCH GROUND STRAPS INSTALLED ON CYLINDER HEADS

29. 8571 MSD TACH DRIVE DISTRIBUTOR (new) COMPLETE

30. 3 - 6 x 4 3/16 x 3/16 aluminum spacers (heat dissipators) : one under each carburetor

NEW 4 SPEED MUNCIE TRANSMISSION PARTS

 

1.CENTER FORCE II CLUTCH 11"

2. CENTER FORCE II PRESSURE PLATE 11"

3. CENTER FORCE T.O. BEARING

4. GM CLUTCH FORK

5. GM STEEL FACTORY FLYWHEEL, 168 Tooth, 14"

6. (Prior 19,000 miles factory setup replaced with CENTER FORCE Setup)

 

IGNITION PRIOR PARTS

 

1. MSD BILLET DISTRIBUTOR TACH DRIVE

2. MSD 6200 A

3. MSD BLASTER II COIL (Modified)

4. MSD 8.5 HELI CORE WIRE SET

5. CHAMPION PLATINUM SPARK PLUGS

(Prior replaced 19,000 miles factory MAGNETIC PULSE IGNITION)

 

ENGINE PRIOR PARTS

 

1. ISKY VALVE SPRINGS, SHIMS, RETAINERS, LOCKS

2. CLEVITE TIMING GEARS, CHAIN

3. TRW AIRTEX WATER PUMP ALUMINUM HI-FLOW

4. RADIATOR COPPER H.D. FACTORY

5. STANT RADIATOR CAP

6. ROBERT SHAW HI-FLOW THERMOSTAT

7. RACK OVER FLOW BOTTLE

8. FLEXILITE FLEX FAN STAINLESS STEEL 19"

9. INTAKE MANIFOLD FACTORY ALUMINUM, 3x2, 180 degrees

10. HOLLEY CARBURETOR, 3x2

11. PROGRESSIVE LINKAGE STEEL (trick set)

12. K&N AIR FILTER CARBURETORS

13. FRAM INLINE GAS FILTER

14. FRAM PCV VALVE

HOLLEY ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP

 

PRIOR FACTORY PARTS

 

1. CYLINDER HEADS SQUAREPORT, 11:1 Compression Ratio

2. VALVES STAINLESS STEEL

3. ROCKER ARMS, PUSH RODS, LIFTERS FACTORY

4. CAM L-88 FACTORY

5. VALVE COVERS CHROME FACTORY

6. AIR CLEANER CHROME, 3X2, FACTORY

7. EXHAUST HEADERS CAST IRON FACTORY

8. SIDE EXHAUST ORIGINAL BIG BLOCK FACTORY

9. TRANSMISSION MUNCIE 4 SPEED Gear Oil 90 Wt. Penzoil & Mr Moly Gear Oil

10. SHIFTER 4 SPEED FACTORY

11. REAR END POSITRACTION 4:11 to 1 Gears

12. BRAKE ROTORS STEEL FACTORY (4)

13. BRAKE CALIPERS STAINLESS STEEL (4)

14. BRAKE PADS: Performance Friction

15. BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER STAINLESS STEEL

16. SUSPENSION: COILS FACTORY FRONT (modified)

TANDEM FACTORY REAR (modified)

17. SHOCKS: GABRIEL ADJUSTABLE E's

18. SWAY BARS: FACTORY STOCK & LINKS

19. BUSHINGS: ENERGY BUSHINGS (all suspension)

20. MISC. TRW CONTROL ARM, IDLER, BALL JOINTS, MOTOR MOUNTS

21. WHEELS: TAOS POLISHED 5 SPOKE ALUMINUM 15"x10"

22. TIRES: BF GOODRICH TA RADIAL 50 SERIES 15"

 

SPECIAL THANKS GO TO THESE FINE BUSINESSES WHO HELPED IN THE COMPLETION OF THISROJECT

 

 

JOHN'S AUTO

Complete Auto Repair

8740 Baird Northridge CA. 91324  (818) 886-9377

 

 

MARK DeGROFF MACHINE SHOP

Engine Rebuilding

18736 Parthenia #2 Northridge CA. 91324  (818) 701-5274

 

 

LEONARD'S AUTOMOTIVE

Classic Mustangs, Porsches and Volkswagons

specializing in fuel injection and electrical

Inquiries: call Bernie (818) 349 2900

 

 

 

RIVERSIDE CARBURETOR: Carbwiz: Dana 

QUICK FUEL TECHNOLOGY: Marty

MSD: AUTOTRONIC CONTROLS: Spike & team

TOTAL SEAL PISTON RINGS: Keith

CRANE CAMS: Frank

SUMMIT RACING: Kayle

MR MOLY: Bernie

MALIBU EXPORTS: Bruce

THE WELDER ELITE: Bill

THE MANAGER z best: Edgar

VINCENT AUTO TUNEUP: himself loco

 

 

history

 

 

Maintaining my 1968 Corvette over the years has come with grief, losses and pain.

Businesses who have ripped me off include:

COMPETITION CHEVROLET

SAN FERNANDO TIRE

TIRE PROS

VALLEY SMOG REPAIR

BAHER CHEVROLET

 PUBLIC STORAGE

RYDELL CHEVROLET

 

After market parts used, reliable, last longer, but nothing is infallible.

A labor of love keeps the car running

 

It is my mean machine; Wherever I drive, people young and old all do one thing:

THEY GET OFF ON MY 1968 BAD ASS CORVETTE!

 

EAT MY SMOKE OUT!