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Part 4 - Reassembly

Just because I am this far into the project, I decided to disassemble the shifting unit, clean/ lubricate, and reassemble it.

1976 Corvette shifter assembly

1976 Corvette

1976 Corvette

After I cleaned the bell housing off, I notice that there were a few cracks so they were welded up.

1976 Corvette bell housing

1976 Corvette transmission

Resurfaced the fly wheel for $20. I made sure that they used a grinding stone which gives the fly wheel a non directional pattern on it.

1976 Corvette engin

1976 Corvette flywheel

1976 Corvette engin

1976 Corvette

I felt that the original bend in the hoses was too constrictive for the coolant. To eliminate the hoses from making the bends, I installed these 90 degrees pipes that I bought from Lowes.

1976 Corvette

1976 Corvette

1976 Corvette

1976 Corvette

1976 Corvette

1976 Corvette

I also did some major cleaning/polishing of the wheels which I will go further into detail about in another article.

1976 Corvette

1976 Corvette

And that’s it. This project took a lot of time, money, and hard work but in the end it was completely worth it. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

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