Corvettes are well known for their speed and power but just as important are the brakes and if you want your Corvette to be up to par with other classic roadsters then make sure the brakes are in prime condition and that all areas are covered to ensure your Chevy Corvette can stop when it has to. When maintaining brake systems keep in mind the areas of the brakes that will need careful inspection including brake pads, discs, rotors, drums and shoes. Many people mistakenly think the pads are all there is to the brake but there is much more to tend to if you want your brakes to perform at high standards. When it comes to brakes there is a wide selection of kits to choose from for complete brake repair or replacement. You can find full Corvette brake sets for caliper kits, conversion kits and parking brake kits. These all-in-one kits contain all the parts you need to fine tune your brakes. Caliper kits often include sleeved lip seals, stainless steel O-rings, caliper speed bleeders and natural aluminum caliper sets. Conversion kits are another brake set that many car owners use to add power brakes to the vehicle. For Corvettes you can find great conversion brake kits for disc brakes, parking brakes, rear brakes and overall brake upgrade kits.
If you only need a particular brake part swapped out or upgraded you can easily find high quality Corvette parts on the auto parts aftermarket where you’ll find terrific selections of pads, calipers, disc brakes, lines and hoses, master cylinders, shoes and rotors and drums. When performing routine maintenance or full repairs it always helps to have the right tools on hand to perform the job without hassle. You can find specific tools online to better manage a repair job including brake caliper piston compressor tools, bleeder adapter kits, Corvette rear spindle set-up tools and spindling installation tools. When you take on a brake job and want the end result to look professionally done, consider a wide variety of aesthetic enhancements parts. Chrome and aluminum covers will not only help the performance but also add a nice metal shine and protective covering for several important areas. The Corvette brakes aftermarket is full of high quality brake accessories including duct screens, powder coated caliper covers, carbon fiver caliper covers, chrome brake booster bolts and stainless steel mounting brackets. With high quality, fine metal coverings your brakes will be well protected and the Corvette will have a nice metallic shine that will make it stand out in a crowd.
Where to Find High Performance Corvette Parts
The Corvette is the quintessential American sports car and many auto enthusiasts search far and wide for classic C1 generation Sting Rays, C3 coupes and convertibles and contemporary C6 ZR-1’s. Once you’ve found the car of your dreams and arranged payment for it the real work begins as you will need many high performance genuine Chevy Corvette parts to keep any make or model of Corvette in showroom shape.
Finding parts for select models of Corvette can prove to be daunting since many earlier generations are no longer in production and consequently the parts that were used to make each model are no longer being manufactured either. The online auto parts aftermarket is your best bet for finding high quality Corvette parts including brakes, wheels, seat covers, air filters and more. The Chevy Corvette is a precisely engineered automobile that requires the right parts to make the car perform at an optimum level. Unlike Nissan Sentra’s or Honda Civic’s that can be repaired with generic auto parts and even scrap parts found in a junk yard Corvettes need genuine Corvette parts in order to run smoothly. You can perform repairs and add accessories with non-genuine parts but the results will vary and rarely will the performance be of the quality one expects from a Corvette. A problem many people have when looking for genuine Corvette parts including brakes, wheels, tires and engine parts is not many auto superstores or garages carry these parts in stock. Corvettes aren’t your typical automobile and often times a Corvette owner will have to order parts from a variety of vendors to outfit any make or model of Chevy Corvette.
Luckily the Corvette following is a large one and several high quality aftermarket parts suppliers can be found online where you can match your model Corvette to the exact part you are looking for. From brake pads and brake rotors, transmission coolers and oil coolers to custom car covers and exhaust systems the web is your best source for finding rare and hard to find genuine Corvette parts. Shopping for parts online is much easier than trying to find rare parts in an auto parts store or even a mechanics shop. Once you have the make and model you can quickly find the specific part number and then browse the selections of any online aftermarket parts supplier for the right match. Better still you can comparison shop to see if you can find the same part for a cheaper price depending on the vendor and how long it will take them to ship the part. As with any premium sports car the Chevy Corvette is both a high performance automobile and a collector’s item that many enthusiasts like to show off at car shows and keep in pristine condition in a garage or carport. There are literally hundreds of custom Corvette parts and accessories that can keep any make or model of Chevy Corvette looking and running great and all you have to do is search online for a high quality genuine Corvette parts supplier to track down the exact part you’re looking for.
Giving Your Corvette the Protection It Deserves
Not everyone is privileged enough to own a Corvette. However, you are one lucky person, and do have one. You probably keep in your garage waiting for the perfect occasion to use your beauty. It’s not exactly as if you go to do carpool in it. So when that special day comes, you expect that, as you have not used your Corvette for a while, it must be in the exact same gleaming state as you left it. Problem is, chances are it is not. It will have piled up thick layers of dust, looking at you mockingly. There may even be little nicks and dings along the sides.
In case you were wondering how these dents and scratches arrived on your car from sitting in your garage, allow me to explain. When you take out the garbage, invariably, the bag will knock against the car on its way past. This doesn’t always necessarily do something to the car, but say you have something heavier inside the bag, this could make a mark on the car. Alternatively, as you brush past your Corvette, the key dangling from your belt may come a bit too close, and end up scratching the exterior. So even when the Corvette is kept indoors, in a garage, away from nature’s harm, it is still not entirely safe. Cover craft recognize this and have therefore made a cover that will protect the car, whilst indoors. The Multiband porsche 911 car cover is an inexpensive cover that is perfect for use indoors, and even occasionally outdoors too. The material consists of a three-layered polypropylene fabric that will resist dirt, dust, and moisture and ultra-violet rays.
The Multiband cover is lightweight and easy to use. It can be slipped on and off easily due to the elastic sewn in at the front and back of the cover. It is compact when folded and therefore can be carried in the trunk of the car, ready for when you want to use it next. The material is breathable, meaning that air and moisture can escape out through the fabric, but not in. Hence the car can ‘sweat’ without getting steamed up, but the cover remains water-resistant all the same. The inside layer of the Multiband is a soft material, so that the finish and paint work will not get scratched and ruined from the cover. Multiband cushions the car, and absorbs minor scrapes and bashes, preventing them from making a mark on the Corvette. The Multiband will help you preserve your Corvette and make sure it doesn’t look aged before its time. It will keep its exterior gleaming and shiny, just as a Corvette deserves to be. Multiband will save you the expense of all those cleaning, polishing and waxing products you would have used on the car, not to mention the endless hours it would have taken you to clean it.
Lost and Found – First 36 Years of the Corvette Originally Won in a Contest
In one of the most odd ball stories involving Corvettes ever, last month a collection of Corvettes that is owned by artist Peter Max was lost but then found. How you lose 36 Corvettes is truly a mystery, but it did in fact happen and the story leaves all Vette fanatics to scratch their heads and wonder. The Corvettes were from a contest that the music video channel VH1 originally held back in 1989 in which the television station gave away 36 Corvettes in a random drawing. The winner of the contest received one Corvette for each year of production, or a 1953 Corvette all the way up to a 1989 Corvette. The winner sold the collection to Max for $250,000 cash, another $250,000 in art work and a percentage of all future sales of the Vettes with a cap of $1 million and then went on his marry way. Max said that he bought the collection of Corvettes so that he could design them with his wild art work and then he planned on touring with them and eventually selling them off one by one. Max then put the Vettes in a basement parking garage in Brooklyn New York and forgot about them; literally.
Over 20 years later and what was a great idea from the artist turned out to be a forgotten project. While nothing was ever talked about in the news in regards to these Vettes, some began to believe that the collection was lost forever. However, Max said that he had simply moved them and they now reside under a parking garage in Manhattan New York in an old newspaper building. The most disturbing part of the story is that Max simply stored the vehicles and that’s it. He didn’t even use any car covers which would explain the layers upon layers of thick dust that now adorns all the Corvettes. There were even a few that had some significant damage on them which was probably caused by movers who simply did not care about the Corvettes. Max says that he still intends to do something with the Corvettes and that he had good intentions with the purchase, but never got around to his idea. Now he is claiming that if he does go through with the project that he will even add another 14 years to the collection which will bring it up to the year 2003. Also rumored now is a documentary to be done on the mysterious vanishing and then reappearance of the collection of Corvettes. It just seems such a shame to have so many wonderful Corvettes just dry rotting away in a basement, but then again if you have the money to do so you can pretty much get away with it. Hopefully Max will follow through this time around and if he doesn’t, hopefully he will at least clean and cover these magnificent vehicles so that someone someday can enjoy them. Talk about an expensive idea that never got off the ground.