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Chevrolet Corvette 1957 repair and maintenance guide free download ebook

book by Andreasen Aleksander

Published: 05/06/2019, file verified: 10/15/2019
  • Air filter change
  • Alternator replacement
  • Brakes, suspension and tyres
  • Compatible oil table
  • Fuse box and relay

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Chevrolet Corvette 1957, this book can help you understand, care for and repair your Chevrolet. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 500 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Chevrolet Corvette can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive. Download e-book for Chevrolet Corvette of 1957 model year.

Ebook details

You can download guidelines for repair and maintenance of Chevrolet Corvette in e-book format. The zip-archive contains versions for iPhone, Android and computer reading.

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Number of pages
314 pages
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File size
43.4 kB (ZIP archive)
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Chevrolet Corvette specifications

The main characteristics of a Chevrolet Corvette car. Full list of characteristics you will find in the book after free download.

Car modelChevrolet Corvette
Model year1957
CategoryCabrioSport Cars
Number of seats2
Number of doors2
Body typeCabrio
Car length4520 mm (177.11 inches)
Car width1860 mm (72.83 inches)
Car height1310 mm (51.34 inches)
Wheelbase2600 mm (101.89 inches)
Ground clearance210 mm (8.26 inches)
Vehicle weight1376 kg (3018.43 pounds)
Drive unitRear
Front brakesDrums
Rear brakesDrums
Max speed220.0 km/h (136.02 mph)
Turning radius11 m (442.68 inches)
Engine locationFront
Engine capacity4638 ccm (281.60 cubic inches)
Engine's typeV8
Maximum power233.20 PS (171.14 kW or 228.85 HP) at 4800 Rev. per min.
Torque407.00 Nm (41.29 kgf-m or 298.70 ft.lbs) at 3000 Rev. per min.
Cylinder size98.4 x 76.2 mm (3.88 x 3.0 inches)
Compression ratio9.5:1
Power density0.1695 PS/kg
Cooling system typeLiquid
Fuel tank capacity61.0 litres (16.04 gallons)

Quick reference data

Detailed guide to repair and maintenance of Chevrolet Corvette model 1957 in e-book format.

Chapter one / General information about Chevrolet

Service hints / Safety first / Expendable supplies / Serial numbers / Service tips / Torque specifications / Parts replacement / Off Road rules / Mechanics tips / Basic hand tools / Notes, cautions and warnings / Tune-up and troubleshooting tools / Safety

Chapter two / Troubleshooting

Engine noises / Engine performance / Brake problems / Emergency troubleshooting / Operating requirements / Excessive vibration / Engine starting / Front suspension and steering

Chapter three / Lubrication, maintenance and tune-up

Final drive oil change / Periodic maintenance / Idle speed adjustment / Pre-checks / Ignition timing / Periodic lubrication / Compression test / Specifications / Air filter / Engine oil and filter change / Service intervals / Tune-up / Valve adjustment / Spark plug

Chapter four / Chevrolet's engine

Alternator / Specifications / Starter gears / Crankcase and crankshaft / Removal installation / Cylinder head / Engine cooling / Oil pump / Valves and valve components / Cylinder head cover and camshaft / Cylinder / Piston, piston pin and piston rings / Recoil starter / Break-in / Ignition pulse generator / Camshaft chain and tensioner

Chapter five / Fuel and exhaust system

Air filter air box / Operation cleaning inspection / Fuel level gauge / Specifications / Fuel tank / Fuel shutoff valve / Cold starting / Throttle cable / Exhaust system

Chapter six / Electrical system

Ignition pulse generator / Voltage regulator / Fuses / Specifications / Electric starting system / Alternator / Charging system / Lighting system / Switches / High oil temperature warning indicator system

Chapter seven / Front suspension and steering

Front suspension arm and steering knuckle / Front brake and axle / Specifications / Tie rod / Handlebar / Steering shaft / Front wheel

Chapter eight / Rear axle suspension

Rear axle housing / Rear axle / Shock absorber / Rear wheel

Chapter nine / Body of Chevrolet Corvette

Rear fend / Rear fender seat / Front fender / Specifications / Front fender / Rear fender

Wiring diagrams

Circuits / Colors of wires / Connectors

Supplement / Index

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