The C2 Corvette Sting Ray isn't just one of the greatest American car, it's one of the great cars. What made the Sting Ray so special? This brief history of the C2 and the Red Rocket provides some clues.
1965 was a big year for the Corvette. New engine options, improved cooling and 4-wheel disc brakes are just a few of the improvements introduced in '65.
New for ‘65, the 327/350hp engine RPO L79 was the first performance engine from Chevrolet with hydraulic lifters. It would become one of the legendary V8s of the ‘60s muscle car era.
There's only one way to permanently solve the problem of leaking brake callipers on a C2 Corvette — replace them! If you want a bolt-on solution there's really only one choice, the Wilwood D8-4 kit.
With the machining completed, it's time to start building the engine.
With the engine in pieces it was a great opportunity to clean up the intake manifold.