1978 Chevrolet Corvette

- 1978 Chevrolet Corvette -

2010 pictures and work log

09 January 2010
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Front brakes restored.
New brake pads on both sides.
On driver side - New disk brake rotor and seal kit for the caliper.
All parts bought from Corvette store in Norway. Total price for parts 915 Nok.

10 January 2010
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And then a test drive in the snow. Brakes works just fine :-)

28 March 2010
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Rear steel spring replaced. New composite spring installed.
Big improvement, recommended.
Also new exhaust end-tips.

28 April 2010
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Carbrella Sport Top. (Bought at Corvette store in Norway)
Eliminates the hassle of installing the hardtops for short-term parking.
The Carbrella Sport Top protects interior against the elements. Steel reinforce
plastic panels are covered with convertible grade fabric, it's lightweight and folds for easy storage.

01 May 2010
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Springtime and sunny.
Visiting the town of Lillesand.

05 May 2010
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A few pictures.

05 May 2010
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Today I installed a rear sway bar on my wifes car.
Trying this out in combination with the new composite spring.

05 May 2010
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Bad luck and plenty luck as well.
While testdriving the sway bar the speedometer died, at the same time it started to smell burnt plastic.
I stopped the car to check it out and found that the wire had fallen down onto the exhaust system and melted.
Resulting in the the wire not able to rotate. Headed home to have a look at it, this is when I got lucky. At first
I was worried that the gears in the transmission was broken, but after removing the wire I found out that the wire was
broken (Picture). Changing a wire like this is usually not an easy task, accessing the back of the speedometer can be a
big problem, but luckily not on a '78 Corvette. All I had to remove was the cover below the steering wheel, only four screws
and then clear access to the wire. Next lucky move was when I checked my "collection" of spare parts and found that the wire
from the '81 Oldsmobile parts car (that I bought many years back) did fit on the Vette. So three hours later we are back on the road.

07 May 2010
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Installing four new speakers.
Two for the dash and two behind the seats.
Nothing fancy - but a lot better that the originals that was still there from 1978.

08 June 2010
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Cool picture.

20 June 2010
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A few more pictures to enjoy.
1680 X 1050 format (16:10)

05 September 2010
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New low sealed-beam headlamps.