Technical

Installing New Weatherstripping

Time: approximately 30 minutes (for one part: eg. door, trunk, etc.)

Some examples may not pertain to a Tri-5 Chevy, this is a general article on weatherstripping.

Tools: putty knife, utility knife

Cost: price varies depending on seals or number of seals

Tinware: new weatherstripping, weatherstripping adhesive, weatherstrip remover (aerosol can).

Tip: If you happen to break or lose a plastic retainer during installation, try using 3M weatherstrip adhesive in its place. The glue is super tacky and forms a lasting, watertight seal.

Performance gains: a quiet, weatherproof interior and trunk

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Installing New Seat Upholstery

Time: varies depending on number of seats and style, plan on at least 2 hours

Tools: standard wrenches, hog-ring pliers, flat-blade screwdriver, needle-nose pliers (optional)

Cost: anywhere from $500 and up, approximately

Tinware: upholstery, hog-rings and pliers, seat foam padding (optional)

Tip: Before installing new vinyl seat covers, lay them out in the sun to loosen the material and to relieve any folds or creases in the vinyl from due to packaging.

Performance gains: none that are track-proven, but the added comfort and style far make up for it!

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Installing A High Performance Front Sway Bar

Time: 1 hour (approximately)

Tools: standard socket set, standard wrenches

Cost: approximately $175-200

Tinware: front sway bar, new sway bar bushings, new sway bar end links (recommended), lubrication grease

Tip: Before removing anything from the car, take note of the sequence of the bushings in relation to the lower control arm and the sway bar. This will eliminate any confusion during reassembly.

Performance gains: a tighter, better-handling front end and longer lasting components

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Installing A Transmission Cooler

Time: Approx. 2 hours

Tools: standard wrenches, small flat-blade screwdriver, razor blade

Cost: approximately $75

Tinware: transmission cooler and installation hardware (included in most kits)

Tip: Allow the transmission to completely cool before attempting to drain the fluid or disconnect any lines under pressure.

Performance gains: a cooler, more efficient transmission capable of handling increased loads and horsepower

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Eckler's Classic Series: Radio Noise Suppression Kit

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