1965 Corvette Coupe

2007-8 Winter Clean Up / Overhaul Project:
Started Nov 1, 2007 - Ended Mar 15, 2008

Objectives:

UNDER HOOD
Install ZZ4 Crate Engine                               Complete
EdelBrock Dual Quad Intake/Carbs            Complete
New Flywheel/Clutch                                   Complete
Tremec 5-Speed Transmission                  Complete
Distributor Mapping (LARS)                        Complete
Tubular Front Upper Control Arms            Complete
New Steering Box                                        Complete
Rebuild Right Headlight Motor                   Complete
Remove grease/grime                                Complete for now 
Little Painting                                               Complete for now
More Chrome
J J                                    Complete for now

INTERIOR
Dynomat (rear compartment)
Additional Insulation

Other While I'm "AT-IT" Items
 

 

Below are some of the photos I took.

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ZZ4 - Crate Unpacking Unpacked Off the Crate
On Stand POR-15 Orange   Inspection
More Orange Test Fit Test Fit Test Fit
 
Alum. Heads Need Work Grind Here  
Out with the old Out with the old OUT ! Bellhousing Dial-in
1 piece rear main Dust cover fix Centerforce clutch Mating Up
Final Test Fitting ====>>>  The Install <<<==== 
Shifter Position Tight Fit Tunnel Insulation  
       
       
Dynamat Dynamat    
TKO-500 Dual Quads Dual Quads Distributor by LARS

 

ZZ4 with Corvette Scripted Valve Covers

I wanted to keep a somewhat original look including the Corvette Scripted Valve Covers. Two things are need (1) Adaptors because the L98 head have center bolts for the Valve Covers and (2) the need for a PCV system.
 

Here is the adaptors, kind of simple and self explanatory. I polish them better match to valve covers.

 

** NOTE ** Instruction call for using supplied small ring rubber gasket but I found out these, at least in my case, leak bad so I use some stock GM rubber gasket in-between adapter and head.  I also use FELPRO VS12869T Perma Dry Valve cover gaskets.
                                                       
Now NO leaks.

 

Spacers/Studs Adaptor W/Valve Cover Polished

The PVC system required a little more ingenuity and design to get installed with the dual quad manifold. Here is my solution ==>>  ZZ4-PCV System

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