aluminum panels Classic Car History - 1963-67 Corvette Sting Ray

by:Carlos     2019-04-09
Specification 1963-Engine:OHV 90 degree V-8,327 cid,396 cid,Construction:Cast-Iron and head,single cam,Compression ratio:11:Induction:Maximum Power:250-375 bhp (327 cid)390-435 (427 cid)Top Speed:0-60 mph:5.4 sec,Transmission:Four-speed,All syncromesh manualsOptional three-speed manual,Body/Chassis:Wheels:Five bolt steel (Shot down aluminum optional)6in.x 15in.Tires:6.7 in.x 15 in.Brakes:Drums to 1965,Front suspension:Double crossarm,coil springs,anti-Rear suspension:Semi-trailing arms,Wheelbase:Length:175.Height:49.Weight:Quarter Mile performance:12.Fuel Mileage:9-16 mpg.Production:118,964 including 1963-Price:The 1963-The second generation Corvette is 1963-1967 Thorn rays,Don't be confused with the third generation 1968-82 Stingray (1 word).Styling is the expression of many new GM styling concepts by Bill Mitchell, chief.A double cockpit was implemented internally similar to the earlier corvittes,But updated as a thorn Ray.Starting in 1963, the first hardtop sports car was offered,With two-piece rear window design.Bill Mitchell intends to make it visually connected to the central raised part on Hood.The feature declined in 1964 because of its limited rear visibility.However, the 1963-dash sports car is now the most sought after second-generation corvittes model.Like all the CorollaThe body of the Thorn Ray is made of glass fiber board mounted on the steel ladder frame.Another new feature is hidden dual pop-up headlights,This not only adds style to their assisted pneumatic efficiency.Thorn rays for other styling cues include optional side mount exhaust,The expansion of power on the cover (This is more extensive corvittes with big engine),No trunk cover (Access is from the back seat.In addition, Corvette's convertible fold is completely out of use and stored under the flush fit fiberglass panel behind the driver.There is also an optional hard top.Different year models can often distinguish their side ventilation designs,For example, there are 5 side vents in 1967,Models 1965 and 1966 have three-side vents,the 1963-There are 64 horizontal double vents.There are three engine sizes for Thorn rays,the 327 cid,396 cid and 427 cid.Horsepower changes between 250 and 435 hp.The 396 engine was only available in 1965,And fell in 1966 in favor of 427.The 1967 L88 427 cid V8 marks the peak of the performance of the second generation Corvette.The V8 engine drives the rear wheels through four-Speed manual or three-speed automatic transmission.There is also an alloy clutch housing and an alloy-The casing gearbox helps reduce weight and weight distribution.The 1963 Thorn Ray is the first Corvette to have a separate suspension.1965 is the first brake with 4 wheels.63 Corvette also has racing optionsthe Z-06.The Z-06 was created by Zora Arkus-Duntoz built the car as a purpose.The Z-06 options include fuel-Inject 327 cid V836.5 gallon tankheavy-duty brakes,heavy-Suspended,and knock-off wheels.The heavy-The working brake is a drum lined by a Sintering metal,Dual Circuit master cylinder for power assist and support.The "elephant ear", the spoon hits the fresh air drum and the cooling fan rotates with the hub.For 1967,There are 427 available for four versions.The first version,the L36,It costs only $200 and takes a single four-barrel car,10.25:1 compression and hydraulic lift.It was rated as stout 390 bhp.Next is L68 for $305, three of which-Bucket Holly carbs (The first one is Corvette.And 400 bhp is good.At the top is L71 three or two-Bucket Holly carbs,solid lifters,Special performance Cam,and 11:1 compression, conservative rated at 435 bhp.Very rare (Only 20 built)Is the top L88 for $948 more.The L88 features a new aluminum head12.5:1 compression,A separate Holley four-barrel carb is rated at 850 cfm and sits in an aluminum intake manifold with a special raised air chamber.In addition,You have a transistor ignition and positive traction differential but don't get a fan cover,heater,nor defroster.Chevrolet is reluctant to reveal the real potential of the engine, with an official rating of only 430 BHP Billiton,But most experts believe it actually develops close to 600 bhp!In all,9,707 big-Building blocks were built,It means 42.All 31% corolla of 1967 were 427 s, respectively.Transmission selection is relatively simple.With L36 and L68,Buyers can choose between a wide range-ratio ($184)or close-ratio ($184)four-speed manuals,Automatic transmission of powder ($194).L71 only with off-ratio four-speed.The back-end gear ratio ranges from 3.08 to 4.11.Other options include side-Install the exhaust at $132,Cast aluminum bolts-Wheels are $263 on a $232 and removable hardtop convertible.Stats by year:Production:21,Coupe:10,Z06 Coupe:Convertible:10,Engines:327 V8 250 bhp @ 4400 rpm,350 lb-ft @ 2800 rpm.L75 327 V8 300 bhp @ 5000 rpm,360 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm.L76 327 V8 340 bhp @ 6000 rpm,344 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm.L84 327 ("fuelie")V8 360 bhp @ 6000 rpm,352 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm.Performance:327/370:0-60 in 5.9 seconds,1/4 miles at 14.9 seconds.Production:22,Coupe:8,Convertible:13,Engines:327 V8 250 bhp @ 4400 rpm,350 lb-ft @ 2800 rpm.L75 327 V8 300 bhp @ 5000 rpm,360 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm.L79 327 V8 350 bhp @ 5500 rpm,360 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm.L76 327 V8 365 bhp @ 6200 rpm,350 lb-ft @ 3400 rpm.L84 327 ("fuelie")V8 375 bhp @ 6200 rpm,350 lb-ft @ 4600 rpm.Performance:Production:23,Coupe:8,Convertible:15,Engines:327 V8 250 bhp @ 4400 rpm,350 lb-ft @ 2800 rpm.L75 327 V8 300 bhp @ 5000 rpm,360 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm.L79 327 V8 350 bhp @ 5500 rpm,360 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm.L76 327 V8 365 bhp @ 6200 rpm,350 lb-ft @ 3400 rpm.L84 327 ("fuelie")V8 375 bhp @ 6200 rpm,350 lb-ft @ 4600 rpm.L78 396 V8 425 bhp @ 6400 rpm,415 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm.Performance:396/425:0-60 in 5.7 seconds,1/4 miles at 14.1 Second @ 103 miles.Production:27,Coupe:9,Convertible:17,Engines:L79 327 V8 300 bhp @ 4800 rpm,360 lb-ft @ 3400 rpm.L36 427 V8 390 bhp @ 5400 rpm,460 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm.L72 427 V8 425 bhp.Performance:427/425:0-60 in 5.7 seconds,1/4 miles in 14 secondsProduction:22,Coupe:14,Convertible:8,Engines:L79 327 V8 300 bhp @ 4800 rpm,360 lb-ft @ 3400 rpm.L36 427 V8 390 bhp @ 5400 rpm,460 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm.L68 427 V8 400 bhp @ 5400 rpm,460 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm.L71 427 V8 435 bhp @ 5800 rpm,460 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm.L88 427 V8 430 bhp @ 5200 rpm,460 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm.Performance:L88:1/4 miles at 12.8 seconds @ 112mph.
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