The most common problem in 1963-1982 Corvettes is not something major like the engine or transmission. No, the most common problem in C2 and C3 Corvettes is a clock that does not work. While it may seem like a minor issue, it can be a major annoyance.
The electric clocks included in 1963-1982 Corvettes all seem determined to self destruct. If, by chance, your clock is still working, it’s probably so slow that it’s useless. Thankfully, there’s an easy, affordable fix – and you can do it yourself.
The remedy is a 1963-1982 Corvette Clock Quartz Movement Kit from Zip. You’ll also want to consider needle paint, bezel paint and a new lens to complete your project. Follow along with our tech article 1963-1982 Corvette Clock Quartz Rebuild as we convert the clock in a 1964 Corvette from the old electric movement to the modern quartz movement. You’ll find step-by-step instructions with pictures so you can get the project done yourself. The whole conversion takes about 2 to 3 hours, a little mechanical aptitude and a few tools. But having a clock that keeps accurate time is well worth the effort.
The fist step is to remove your clock as per your Corvette shop manual’s instructions. We always recommend that you have your shop manual close by whenever starting any DIY project. A few additional tools and supplies will be needed for the conversion: small pliers, needle nose pliers, flat blade screwdriver, 5/16″ nut driver and a paint brush. Mechanical aptitude is always a plus, but remember, you have our 1963-1982 Corvette Clock Rebuild Technical Article to guide you every step of the way!
For more great technical articles covering all Corvette generations, visit www.corvettemagazine.com, your online source for Corvette know-how!
Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Sure, flowers are nice and candles are always appreciated….but if your mom is a Vette girl at heart, she deserves better! Zip has a great selection of Corvette shirts, hats and jackets that will let mom wear her Corvette pride all year! When you order now through May 13, you’ll receive a 10% discount on all Women’s Corvette Apparel.
Put your mom on the cutting edge with our new C7 Corvette ladies shirts and pullovers. The Women’s Nike Half-Zip Therma-Fit C7 Corvette Pullover is great for morning walks or late evenings with her Corvette club friends. The C7 Corvette Heathered T-Shirt is perfect for layering or by itself for a hot day at the track.
If mom’s heart belongs to other generations, no problem. We have something for everyone, including the Ladies Corvette Shimmer Cap and the popular Vette Girl Ladies T-Shirt.
So this year, let’s give the cookbooks and vacuum cleaners a rest. Give mom what she really wants – Corvette Stuff! Order now, so we can get it to you in time for Mother’s Day!
Sale ends midnight Monday, May 13 and is available for retail customers only. Discount valid on select women’s Corvette apparel only. Discount cannot be combined with any other offer and is applicable to online orders only.
Are you tired of fighting your 1968-1982 C3 Corvette’s door glass? When you roll up your window, does it go up at a severe angle, unable to completely close? Or perhaps you’ve experienced the most embarrassing of all: you start to roll it up only to have it drop down into the door with a resounding thud or worse, to the sound of breaking glass. It’s annoying..it’s infuriating…but thankfully, it can be easily fixed with just a few hours and the right Corvette Parts!
These problems can all be attributed to broken window and regulator roller assemblies. There are five nylon rollers that attach to the glass and window regulator and roll in the door and glass run channels. Those rollers allow the window to roll up and down freely. When they break, the glass has a tendency to roll up at angles or not at all, depending on how many rollers are broken.
Follow along with our tech article “1968-1982 Corvette Window Regulator Roller Rebuild” as we get the passenger door glass back on track in our project ’73. The article includes step-by-step instructions and photos that will show you how to replace the faulty window regulator roller assembly in your C3 Corvette.
To complete the project, you’ll need front and rear glass run rollers, regulator rollers, glass bushings and washers and two anti-rattlers. You’ll also need a few basic hand tools, a helper and a shop manual for your year Corvette. Within just a few hours, your windows will be back on track and your Corvette will be back on the road, where it belongs!
For more technical articles and how-to project ideas, visit Zip’s corvettemagazine.com, your online source for Corvette know-how!
Zip Corvette is back again this year with our 2nd annual Cruisin’ in the Fast Lane customer appreciation cruise-in! Join us at our corporate headquarters in Mechanicsville, VA on Saturday, May 4 from 10 am – 3 pm for a day of food, fun and all things Corvette!
Our showroom will be open with a special 10% discount for everyone on-site. We’ll offer up hourly door prize drawings and a complimentary lunch will be served from 11 am-1 pm. Stop by the hospitality tent for coffee, doughnuts and other tasty treats as you stroll our grounds and admire some of the best Corvettes around!
All you have to do is show up (with your Corvette, of course). There are no registration forms, no entry fees and no judging. Just Corvette people doing what they love – showing off their cars and spending the day with other enthusiasts.
Zip is located at 8067 Fast Lane, just outside of Richmond. Round up your Corvette club friends and join us for the fun!
Today is the first day of Spring – no matter what the weather outside your window says! Even if you’re still waiting for the weather to catch up with the calendar, there’s plenty you can do right now to get your Corvette ready for the car shows, road trips and cruise-ins that are just around the corner.
Whether your Corvette has endured its fair share of rain, sleet and snow or has spent the winter months tucked away safely in the garage, it’s time to clean her up and get her ready for the driving season.
Zip has the best Corvette Car Care Products available – from Adam’s Polishes to 303 Corvette Convertible Top Protection. If you really want to make it easy on yourself, consider an Adam’s Corvette Detail Kit. Adam’s polishes, when used correctly, have proven to clean and detail a Corvette to even the most particular enthusiasts’ standards. That’s why Zip uses Adam’s products on both company-owned and customer Corvettes.
Before you head out for those car shows, consider purchasing a set of Corvette Race Ramps. Not only are they great for working under your car, they can also get your Corvette some extra attention at the car show! Tilt or raise your Corvette and set it apart from the crowd. Consider Corvette Trailer Ramps for less hassle when loading your lowered Corvette onto the trailer.
And don’t forget the small details! Whether you’re going to spend your day on the road, in the stands or beside your car, pack in style with a Corvette Insulated Cooler. The C6 Corvette Racing Duffel Cooler has a 12 can capacity and includes outside zipper pockets for keys, phones and whatever else you’ll need during the day. Embroidered Corvette racing emblem on top.