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1955-1964 Corvette Exhaust Manifold ID

All early Chevrolet Corvette factory exhaust manifolds are cast iron. Since the manifolds are cast, the actual casting number and date are raised above the actual surface of the part. Most casting numbers are visible when the manifold is installed on the engine. The casting number location and casting date location will vary from year to year and sometimes manifold to manifold. Some manifolds will not carry a casting date at all. Small block manifolds do not carry a year designation. 2" outlet small block manifolds will have a casting date, while most 2 1/2" outlet manifolds do not have a casting date. There were two types of manifolds being cast for Corvette, the first from the Flint, Michigan built engines, which were cast in Saginaw, Michigan. All small block Corvettes used these manifolds. The second type was cast at the Tonawanda Engine plant and all Corvette big block engines used these manifolds. The big block manifolds will be discussed and identified in the second installment of this article.

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10 Cheap & Easy Restoration Tips

Sometimes the cash flow is up, sometimes it’s barely a trickle. Either way, you don't always need to throw huge money at your car to get it looking its best.

To prove the point, we’ve put together 10 cheap & easy restoration tips that will make a big improvement in how your car looks and how it comes across to others. These are things that are frequently overlooked, and they’re guaranteed not to break the bank.

So let’s walk through a few things that you can do at minimal cost to make your car stand out in a crowd. Grab your cleaning supplies and a can of elbow grease– let’s give the wallet the day off.

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Corvette Jack Pads

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Today Tom shows a critical part to make sure your 1997-2015 Corvette stays safe whenever you’re doing maintenance!

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Corvette Throttle Body Bypass Tube

Today Tom shows off a great way to get some extra horse power out of your 1992-2004 Corvette, the Throttle Body Bypass Tube!

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Corvette Skip Shift Eliminator

Today John shows off the Skip Shift for your 1997-2013 Corvette a quick solution to disable the CAG without an engine light!

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Disc Brake Installation Tip

If you are looking to add or upgrade disc brakes on your Corvette, you’ll need to pay close attention to the wheel on the hub assembly. Often times, the mounting plane of the new hub will cause the wheel to sit further outward in the wheel well. Depending on the wheel and tire size, this slight variance can create all sorts of clearance problems. Check it out before installing or assembling the parts!

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Paint Brush Detailing Tip

Instead of trying to wedge a tissue or a rag between those interior vents, try using a paintbrush. It gets into the tight spots. A cotton swab also works well. The paint brush can also be used for cleaning dust and debris out of other tight interior areas, such as where the corners of the dash meet up with the windshield pillars.

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Carpet Molding Tip

After purchasing a new carpet kit, remove the pieces from the box and lay them out flat. This will help take the folds and creases of packaging out of the rug before it goes into the car. If the weather permits, lay the carpet outside in the direct sun with the plastic backing facing up- allowing the sun’s heat to soften the mold and ease in the installation.

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