General Chevrolet Tech Information & Helpful Tools/Calculators

General information you may find useful.

Additional Resources

* Chevrolet Assembly Plants
* Engine Assembly for Flint & Tonawanda
* General Automotive Formulas - Cubic Inch Displacement, MPH, Gear Ratio, etc.
* General Motors Restoration Kit & GM of Canada
* TriFive Registry ~  1955-1957 Chevrolet
* Trim Tag Decoder
* Paint/Plating, Engine Compartment
* Paint, Special Order Body
* Reported GM Strikes
* Oklahoma Trim Tag Law (Nov 1, 2007)
* Vehicle Identification Number Tampering

Tech Links and Articles

Various state procedures to obtain a new VIN

Errata for Alan Colvin's "Chevrolet by the numbers"  1960-1964, 1965-1969, and 1970-1975

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Electrical

* Accessory wiring with relays
* Fuel Gauge Diagnosis - Reprinted with permission of Fred Aldrich
* Headlight wiring with relays
* HEI ignition conversion
* How a typical Bosch relay works
* How to wire an electric fan w/Bosch-type relay

Miscellaneous

* AN (Army/Navy) fittings and hoses
* Conversion of 1/8-mile to 1/4-mile times
* GM "Restoration Kit"
* GM "Special Paint" Discussions

Transmission/Rear End/Suspension

* Auto transmission fluid temperatures and life expectancy
* Automatic transmission lengths
* GM Automatic transmission descriptions
* Muncie 4-speed Tower w/Hurst Shifter
* Speedo Gear Selection - Reprinted with permission of Fred Aldrich

Under the hood - Tune up

* Alternator ~ Rebuilding a Delco-Remy CS-130 & CS-121 Alternator *
* Alternator ~ Recommended wire sizes
* Degree a Camshaft ~ Lunati *
* Ford Solenoids
* How to read a vacuum gauge *
* Valve Lash Adjustment
* Water Pumps - Chevrolet small block and big block

Wheels/Tires/Chassis

* Tire information ~ sizes/ratings/etc.
* Tire sidewall information and size conversions
* Tire size conversions ~ i.e.; 670x15 = 215x15
* Wheel offset ~ backspacing

* "..by the numbers" errata