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1963 Chevrolet Corvette C2 in Sebring Silver
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1963 Corvette Specs

Body Specs

Wheelbase 98.00 inches
Front Track 56.3 inches
Rear Track 57.00 inches
Length 175.3 inches
Width 69.6 inches
Height 49.8 inches (Coupe, Convertible)
49.3 inches (Hard Top)
Height (Hard Top) 52.1 inches
Hood Opening Front (reverse alligator)
Finish (paint type) Lacquer
Turning Diameter - Outside Front Outside Front
41.9 feet (right); 41.3 feet (left) wall - wall
40.4 feet (right); 39.4 feet (left) curb - curb
Turning Diameter - Inside Rear 26.2 feet (right); 25.1 feet (left) wall - wall
26.2 feet (right); 25.1 feet (left) curb - curb
Steering gear ratio 16:1
Steering Wheel Turns Manual: 3.4
Power: 2.92
Power Steering Fluid Capacity 2.3 Pints
Tire Size 6.70-15 4 Ply Rating
Wheels, Regular Production Size: 15 x 5.5
Attachment to Hub: Five Hex nuts
Wheels, Quick Take-Off, RPO P48 Size: 15 x 6
Cast Aluminum
Method of Retention: Adapter and Lock Nut
Three Speed Transmission 1st Gear 2.47:1
2nd Gear 1.53:1
3rd Gear 1.00:1
Reverse Gear 2.80:1
Four Speed Transmission
(Standard, L75 engines)
1st Gear 2.54:1
2nd Gear 1.89:1
3rd Gear 1.51:1
4th Gear 1.00:1
Reverse Gear 2.61:1
Four Speed Transmission
(L76, L84 engines)
1st Gear 2.20:1
2nd Gear 1.64:1
3rd Gear 1.31:1
4th Gear 1.00:1
Reverse Gear 2.26:1
Transmission Lubricant Type Military MIL-L-2105-B
Lubricant Capacity Three Speed: Two Quarts
Four Speed: Three Quarts
Axle Ratio 3.36:1 (Three Speed Manual)
3.70:1 (Four Speed Manual, L76, L84 Engines)
Optional: 3.08:1, 3.55:1, 4.11:1 and 4.56:1
Automatic: 3.36:1
Transmission Synchromesh Three Speed: 2nd and 3rd Gears
Four Speed: All Four Gears
Standard Fuel Tank Capacity 20 Gallons


Special Performance Equipment (Z06)

Fuel Tank Capacity 36.5 Gallons
Wheels - Type and Material Ribbed Integral Casting, Aluminum
Rim (Size and Flange Type) 15 x 6L
Shock Absorber Piston Diameter Front: 1.00; Rear: 1.375
Front Suspension Spring Height: 8.56 inches; ID: 3.80 inches
Length: 100.16 Inches; .680 inch Diameter
Stabilizer Bar Steel, .94 Inch Diameter

Special Performance Brakes
Provisions for Cooling, Divided Master Cylinder (to Front and Rear Brakes) Assisted by Vacuum Power Unit
Hydraulic System Type Dual
Effective Area 144.9 Sq. In.
Gross Lining 144.9 Sq. In.
Swept Area 334.3 Sq. In.
Drum Diameter 11.2 inches (Front and Rear)
Drum Type and Material Composite, Steel Web and Cast Iron Alloy Rim, Finned
Master Cylinder Bore 1.00 inch
Shoe Clearance Adjustment Self Adjusting
Front Shoe Material Sintered, Iron Segments
Size, Front 1.64 x 1.37 x .388
Size, Rear 2.00 x 1.00 x .388
Segments Per Shoe 6 Front: 12; Rear: 10
Rear Shoe Material Sintered, Iron Segments


Weight

Model 867 Convertible Front: 1,610 lb.
Rear: 1,427 lb.
Total: 3,037 lb.
Shipping*: 2,881 lb.
Model 867 Convertible Hardtop Front: 1,613 lb.
Rear: 1,430 lb.
Total: 3,043 lb.
Shipping*: 2,887 lb.
Model 837 Sport Coupe Front: 1,598 lb.
Rear: 1,417 lb.
Total: 3,015 lb.
Shipping*: 2,859 lb.
*These are weights that are reported to states for licensing purposes.
Weight Differentials
Automatic (Powerglide) Transmission +19.5 lb.
Four Speed Manual Transmission +1.9 lb.
L75 300 Hosepower Engine +4.7 lb.
L76 340 Horsepower Engine +12.8 lb.
L84 360 Horsepower Fuel Injected Engine +10.5 lb.
Power Brakes +12.7 lb.
Power Steering +27.2 lb.
Optional Wheels +10.8 lb.
Positraction Axles +8.9 lb.
Auxiliary Top +6.2 lb.


Engine Specs

Type: V8
Valve Location: In Head
Bore / Stroke: 4.00" / 3.25"
Displacement: 327 Cubic Inches
Compression Ratio: 10.5 : 1 (Standard, 300 hp engines)
11.25:1 (340 and 360 hp engines)
Crankshaft Material: Forged Steel
Camshaft Material: Cast Alloy Iron
Oil Pump Type: Gear
Normal Oil Pressure 35 psi @ 2,000 RPM
Oil Pressure Gauge Electric
Crankcase Oil Capacity, Standard and L75 Engines 4 Quarts, Less Filter
5 Quarts, With Filter
Crankcase Oil Capacity, L76 and L84 Engines 5 Quarts, Less Filter
6 Quarts, With Filter
Recommended Oil Grade Above 32°: SAE 20W, SAE 20 or SAE 10W-30
To 0°: SAE 10W or SAE 10W-30
Below 0°: SAE 5W or SAE 5W-20
Sustained high speed over 90°F - SAE 30
Fuel Tank 16.4 Gallons
Fuel Tank Code 1625A
(Hardtop Only)
24.0 Gallons
(Fiberglass)
Carburetor Carter 3826003 Single 4 barrel
L75 Engine: Carter 3826004 (3826006 Powerglide)
L76 Engine: Carter 3826004
Fuel Filter Strainer
Fuel Pump Mechanical
Fuel Pressure 5¼ - 6½ PSI
Cooling System Capacity 16.5 Quarts (with heater)
15.5 Quarts (without heater)
Thermostat Type Choke
Radiator Cap Relief Pressure 13 +/- 1 PSI
Battery Delco 1980458 (12 volt)
53 Amp hr. @ 120 hr.
Thermostat Opening 167° - 172° F
Compression Pressure 160 PSI (Engine Hot)

Horsepower
Standard Engine 250 hp @ 4,400 RPM;
Torque: 350 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM
RPO L75 300 hp @ 5,000 RPM;
Torque: 360 ft-lb. @ 3,200 RPM
RPO L76 340 hp @ 6,000 RPM;
Torque: 344 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
RPO L84
Fuel Injection
360 hp @ 6,000 RPM;
Torque: 352 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Fuel Injection
Manufacturer Rochester Products
Model 7017360
Recommended Fuel Premium
Fuel Pump Mechanical
Fuel Pressure 5 ¼ - 6 ½ PSI
Inlet Manifold Cast Aluminum
Air Cleaner Type Dry
Air Meter Location Engine Left Side
Plenum Chamber Integral With Inlet Manifold
Ram Pipe Length 12 Inches
Fuel Induction Metered as Function of Air Flow
Air / Fuel Ratio Control Vacuum Sensitive Diaphragm Located on Air Flow Meter
Fuel Meter Pump Type Gear
Fuel Meter Pump Location In Fuel Meter Assembly
Fuel Meter Pump Drive Gear Driven by Flexible Shaft From Distributor
Fuel Meter Pump Pressure 300 PSI
Injection Nozzles Quantity 8
Injection Nozzles Material Brass
Injection Nozzles Location Mounted on Inlet Manifold Above Intake Ports
Injection Nozzles Orifice Size - Fuel .0118 inch
Injection Nozzles Insulation Bakelite
Automatic Choke Type Electric, Time Temperature Type
Automatic Choke Location On Air Meter Assembly
Automatic Choke Current Draw 1 amp @ 70°
Automatic Choke Fast Idle Cam Yes

Ignition System
Coil Delco-Remy 1115091 (FI Engines: 1115107)
Coil current rating 4 amps (engine stopped)
1.8 amps (engine running)
Breaker Gap .016" - .019"
Ignition Timing 4° BTC @ 500 RPM idle (Standard Engine)
8° BTC @ 500 L75 Engine
10° BTC @ 700 RPM L76, L84 Engines
Ignition Timing Centrifugal Advance Begins: 700 RPM
24 ° @ 2,400 RPM
Ignition Timing Vacuum Advance Begins: 8° @ 8 inches Hg
Maximum: 15.5° @ 15 inches Hg
Spark Plug AC 44
Spark Plug Thread 14 mm.
Spark Plug Torque 25 lb.-ft.
Spark Plug Gap .033 - .038 inch
Firing Order 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2

1963 Corvette Options

RPO Description Production Price