A faulty 1984-1986 Corvette Steering Column Turn Signal & Dimmer Switch Actuator Pivot can compromise your Corvette’s safety systems by not allowing you to properly utilize your turn signals or dim your headlights. A working pivot is essential for the safe operation of your Corvette. Recently discontinued by GM, this was a hard-to-find, but necessary, Corvette Part. Corvette wrecking yards have been hesitant to sell the part individually, since it essentially eliminates a good working steering column from their inventory.
But now, a new pivot is just a phone call or mouse click away from your C4. Zip’s new reproduction replaces the original and puts you back into the safe operating zone.
When the power steering system in your 1963-1982 C2 or C3 Corvette begins to leak it may seem as if you are constantly topping off the fluid level.
Our project 1974 Corvette had a power steering leak somewhere and after a quick degrease of the undercarriage, we discovered that the power steering control valve was the culprit. That’s not a great discovery because C3 Corvettes are known for leaking control valves. Since the control valve needed to be replaced, it provided the perfect opportunity to rebuild the entire power steering system with new hoses and a power steering cylinder.
To keep things simple Zip Corvette Parts offers Power Steering Renew Kits for 1963-1979 small-block Corvettes, 1965-1974 big-blocks, and 1980-1982 models. Available with new or rebuilt components, the renew kits include a steering ram and control valve (be sure to return your old ones for core refunds with the rebuilt kits), power cylinder, and hoses. When our box arrived with our new Corvette Power Steering Renew Kit, we headed to the garage…
Don’t you hate it when you sit in a really nice 1984-1989 C4 Corvette and place your hands onto the steering wheel only to find that it is dirty or worn out? Or better yet it has one of those cheap steering wheel covers on it from one of those local “auto parts” stores. You know… the one we get our wax from! The fact is, your Corvette’s steering wheel suffers from the harsh effects of UV sunlight and while it may have been supple leather in its glory days, now it seems there is more black leather on the floor than the top of your wheel. This doesn’t have to be your C4! Zip Corvette has new reproduction C4 Corvette Steering Wheels that include leather wrapping, padding and stitching as original.
Installation of a new C4 steering wheel from Zip is easy, just slip off your Corvette’s horn button, horn contact and telescopic pawl and you will have direct access to the 13/16” nut holding the steering wheel in place. Use of a steering wheel puller will aid removal and keep you from damaging your Corvette’s steering shaft. Reassemble in reverse order; torquing the steering wheel nut to 45lbs. Once reinstalled your early C4 Corvette is like new again.
Oh, by the way if you own a 1984 or 1985 Corvette and have the “slim” design steering wheel, this is a perfect time to upgrade to the “fat” 1986-1989 design. When installing on a 1984-1985 Corvette, the Horn Button & Horn Contact must be updated as well. This will look great and be a nice addition to the interior of your Corvette. Let Zip Corvette “steer” you in the right direction when it comes to Corvette parts for your C4 Corvette.
AC-Delco discontinued the 1963-1968 Corvette Steering Dampener nearly a year ago and there hasn’t been a good resource since. Thankfully a new reproduction steering vibration dampener has become available. This item is quite often referred to as a steering absorber or shock, which mounts between the frame and the steering linkage. The new vibration dampener from Zip Corvette fits all non-power steering 1963-1968 Corvettes except 1963-1965 Special Hi-Performance and Fuel Injection models due to their deep oil pan. The new correct reproductions include the mounting pin attaching to the frame and hardware, plus they are Made in the USA.
Note: This steering dampener can be used on any 1963-1968 non-power steering Corvette if it is used with a base motor (shallow) oil pan.