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101 Projects for Your Corvette 1984-1996 [Paperback]

Richard Newton

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Feb. 7 2004 Motorbooks Workshop
One of the most popular and most easily acquired Corvettes is the C4, produced from 1984 through 1996.The performance enhancements, maintenance procedures and restoration tips provided in this book provide Corvette owners a wide variety of options to upgrade their cars, all within reasonable price ranges.Projects include restoration tips, time estimates, tools needed, expertise level, and money necessary to complete the project so the reader will know what is required before starting. - These Corvettes receive steady how-to coverage in periodicals and this is the first book to be published that offers detailed how-to instruction for the C4 model.

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Motorbooks; First edition (Feb. 7 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760314616
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760314616
  • Product Dimensions: 27.1 x 21.1 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 794 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #943,537 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Richard Newton is an ASE-certified Master Technician who spent 15 years in the automotive service industry before becoming an automotive magazine editor and freelance writer. He has written five books to date, including Corvette C5 Performance Projects, 101 Projects for Your Corvette and Ultimate Garage Handbook. Newton lives in Bonita Springs, Florida.

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Amazon.com: 3.8 out of 5 stars  12 reviews
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you have a C4 you need this book! May 25 2005
By Vette Jockey - Published on Amazon.com
When I got my C4 I read all the Vette mags and ads that told me "just add this miracle part and it will increase your horsepower by 200%".

This book tells you what works and what does not. It also tells you if you add this, you also need to change this.

The book does not just tell you about hop-up projects. Most of the book tells you about the everyday things that you need to know if you are not rich. It tells you how to change light bulbs, suspension, interior, etc.

This is a book you will use a lot as your car gets older. It will also save you a lot of money on hop-up projects because he will tell you which ones are marginal and those that work.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you have a C4 you NEED this book July 29 2004
By L. Flewelling - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is an awesome addition to owning the factory service manuals. Great details and instructions on doing the things you need to do to keep your C4 in top condition from details to engine mods.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the investment for C4 owners. Aug. 18 2006
By Jonathan Vonengeln - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a good supplementary book to a Chilton's, Haynes, or Helm if you are a novice mechanic. It breaks simpler projects down in really simple terms and pictures for a first time mechanic or even a first time corvette owner. I think most of the information contained can be found on the internet or on forums, but the nice part is having it at your finger tips. It references instructions for quite a few jobs quite well...but for the complicated jobs it pretty much just tells you to take the car to your mechanic(steering wheel mounted blinker/highbeam failure) Overall this is a good supplementary book to owning a C4 Corvette and well worth the money. It's a great fingertip reference and a good general maintenance reference too. It tells you about the cheaper performance modifications and what REALLY works and what doesn't and what is appropriate for the associate expense. If you have a C4 and are new to Corvette ownership I'd say this is a must buy.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Resource July 4 2009
By William B. Chou - Published on Amazon.com
To Amazon customers interested in this book:

As a new owner of a '95 LT1, this book is a great resource. In fact, one paragraph I read alone was worth the price of this entire book.

I am a member of many Corvette forums, and I frequent the boards often. What this means is that I keep up with a wealth of knowledge available to you for free, yet this book has some great tips.

The tip that was worth the entire book, had to do the braking system on my car. The brakes squeaked quite a bit, and on the Corvette forums many members are talking about how the braking system isn't strong. In fact, there is even a C4 to C5 brake conversion out there.

What's interesting is that in this book, I found out why brakes seem weak. My brakes were always fine and gave me confidence. However, if you let the parking brake sit without constantly using it, the rear brakes will go out of alignment and stopping power is reduced due to full stopping power relying only on the front brakes. I followed the tip about using the parking brake, and immediately braking was smoother, and much less squeaking.

Great book, highly recommend it if you are interested in maintenance, restoration, and/or modding your Corvette.

As ever,
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The most realisitic view of any car book out there Oct. 9 2009
By Bonnie Ciafre - Published on Amazon.com
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This book gives you a good view of what you can do to the C4. It deals with the cars small issues, and gives you a good idea where to go and what to expect. It explains how hard it is to improve on GMs design here, as for suspention its tuff to out due it. But it spends little time on imporatant things like heads, cams, and intakes. More it spends much of the time talking about how the aftermarket is shadey, and what you can't improve on. So its info is great, but its drab. The author is just trying to get the truth across, but there still very little to excite you about. So if you own a C4, this is a good book for info but nothing else. And much of it I already knew. So for me this book was kind of worth it, but I could have lived without it.

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