The L48 was standard equipment on the Corvette from 1975 to 1980. Move pan under filter and remove filter by turning if counterclockwise. Remove plug and place finger tip inside hole. Tighten until the disc will not move, then back off six to eight notches. Its been said that racing improves the breed, and when it comes to the Chevrolet Corvette, nearly six decades of checkered flags are the proof.
Adjust the timing by loosening the distributor clamp and rotating the distributor body as required, then tighten the clamp, and recheck timing. Very few vehicles elicit the same kind of satisfaction as the Chevrolet Corvette. The L48 received an aluminum intake in 1980. For California and high-altitude areas, the engine generated 175 bhp. Never use emery cloth or sandpaper to clean contact points since particles will embed and cause arcing and rapid burning of points. Ignition System Remove distributor cap, clean cap and inspect for cracks, carbon tracks and burned or corroded terminals.
For carburetors without solenoid and with air conditioner off, turn idle speed screw to set curb idle speed to specifications. Spring tension should be 19-23 ounces. With engine running at idle, raise the adjustment screw window and insert an Allen wrench in the socket of the adjusting screw. Connect rod at choke lever and install air cleaner. If not within limits, replace. If contact points have been in service, they should be cleaned with a point file before adjusting with a feeler gauge.
Free play with pedal released is approx. Do not change setting of idle stop solenoid stopscrew or idle mixture screw Fast Idle 1977-1979 Use choke valve measuring gage J-26701. Check distributor point spring tension contact point pressure with a spring gauge hooked to breaker lever at the contact and pull exerted at 90 degrees to the breaker lever. Particular care should be taken to see that the top of the battery is kept clean of acid film and dirt. The three-point seat belts were given a single inertia reel, and belt guides were eliminated.
With the optional L82 205-hp engine, the Corvette could charge to 60 mph in 7. Never let the oil level fall so low that it does not show at all on the dipstick. Frame: all welded, full length, ladder construction with 5 crossmembers. The L82 was an option on the Corvette until 1980. If compression comes up but does not necessarily reach normal, rings are worn.
Use only a few strokes of a clean, fine-cut contact file. Excessive point pressure will cause excessive wear on the points, cam and rubber block. Continue until proper play is obtained, then securely tighten top nut and replace spring. Oil battery terminal felt washer. Additionally, recognized that there were many other models in their automobile portfolio that needed to be reworked to survive the rising costs throughout the entire automobile industry. Glass were offered for the first time in 1978, though had originally intended for them to be available on the model.
The file should not be used on other metals and should not be allowed to become greasy or dirty. Insert a screwdriver and tighten the adjusting screw by moving the screwdriver handle upward. The Corvette Indy Pace Car also featured a front and rear spoiler, both of which added a more dramatic appearance to the car, though neither offered much in the way of additional downforce or other functionality. All adjustments are made with the engine at normal operating temperature. Close access cover fully to prevent the entry of dirt into the distributor. Weak point pressure permits bouncing or chattering, resulting in arcing and burning of the points and an ignition miss at high speed.
The oil should be just about level with the bottom edge of the hole. Standard performance 350s initially used 1. Parking Brake 1977-1979 Raise the vehicle and remove the rear wheels. All Corvettes built in 1978 featured this emblem. Additionally, the L82 was offered with a revised that featured a low-inertia, high-stall-speed 2,400rpm torque converter.
When changing oil filter, add one additional quart. A single piece, fully padded dashboard with a front mounted cluster was developed for easier removal in such cases where service was required. Examine distributor points and clean or replace if necessary. Adjust control linkage to freely enter hole in carburetor throttle lever. The interior door panels featured an all-new design with armrests that were screwed onto the door instead of being molded into the door as they had been since. Do not attempt to remove all roughness nor dress the point surfaces down smooth. To ensure good contact, the battery cables should be tight on the battery posts.
Do not remove the caps during normal engine maintenance. Throttle Linkage Adjustment Turbo Hydra-matic 350 Disengage the snap lock and position the carburetor to wide open throttle. Space Rim — Size 15 x 5. The L82 350 was a performance version of the base 350 and manufactured between 1973 and 1980. System There are no moving parts in the ignition pulse amplifier, and the distributor shaft and bushings have permanent type lubrication, therefore no periodic maintenance is required for the magnetic pulse ignition system. Although these seats were originally slated for the model, the development program was accelerated so that these new seats could be introduced as part of the 1978 Pace Car package. This is when the groove in the center of the pad is gone.