Performance is pleased to announce a 10%
discount to all Official
C5 Registry members on CORSA's
Power-Pulse exhaust systems. This takes effect with all orders
placed directly with CORSA
on or after September 11, 1998. This is CORSA's
way of continuing their support of the Official
C5 Registry and it's
members. Be sure to have your membership number and password available
when ordering your C5 CORSA's
Power-Pulse exhaust systems directly
The EPA has required
additional changes to the Fuel Flow,
Exhaust System and Emission System for the 1999
Corvette (Collectively know as the EVAP
System). The most notable change is the "Fuel Return Line"
being moved from the Front of the Car (Next to the Fuel Input Line and
Manifold under the Left Beauty Cover) to the Middle of the Car near the
Fuel Pump Control Unit and Fuel Filter System). This
change allows the temperature of the Fuel Returned to the Fuel Tank to
be cooler by a number of degrees, thus resulting in less
emissions and vapor escape from the Fuel Tanks. There is only one
"Braided" Fuel Line on the 1999 LS1
Engines, indicated by a single slot in the Left Beauty Cover.
has extended tip spark plugs in order to "smooth
out" the idle. Some 1997 and 1998 owners found that the LS1
Engine had a "rough" idle. These
extended tips spark plugs are useable in the 1997
and 1998 LS1
Congratulations to the Bowling Green Plant C5
Employees who are currently "500" VIN'S Ahead
of last year (year to date) in Producing
the "BEST VETTE YET"
even with missing several weeks due to the STRIKE.These GREAT
are currently producing 15 C5's
an hour and building up to
a day!! and the
Quality has never been higher....From all the C5
Registry Members (over 1250) THANK
YOU ....THANK YOU !
Everyone who has been so patiently waiting
for there C5 in Magnetic
86U) We have GREAT NEWS FOR YOU...the fine folks
in Detroit have heard your pleads(and your Dealers too) and have doubled
production of the Magnetic
from 40 a week to a est. of 90 a week!!! Several of our
C5 Registry Dealers have
reported in the last few days large ALLOCATIONS of Magnetic
have been Prefrenced from there SOLD orders inventory bank. Check
with your dealer for an update.
The New Cadillac
two seat sports car the Evoq will not be built on the Corvette
C5 platform as previously expected. The Evoq
will use a second generation "Northstar V8"
and will be built on GM's new Sigma platform for worldwide sales of
front engine rear wheel drive vehicles.
Blue Metallic has been placed on "MATERIAL
HOLD" until late October or early November. A
paint problem has arisen with an outside supplier regarding poor
paint matching on their pre-painted supplied parts. This will delay all
Dealer orders on all Nassau
September 4, 1998
announced a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
of $38,777 (including
destination charge) for the all-new 1999
Corvette hardtop. The
(less destination charge) for the 1999
Corvette Coupe, with the removable top, and the announced MSRP
of $38,197 for the 1999
Corvette Hardtop puts them at only $394
September 4, 1998
Members ask what is the difference between FE3
and Z51? Thanks to David
Sweet (C5R#V0017), We now
have the answer. FE3
is the HEAVY DUTY SUSPENSION
Hardware, as the factory refers to it, used in the Z51
Gymkhana Handling Package. Along with the FE3
suspension (which includes larger sway bars,large
monotube shocks, stiff springs and even different bushings) the Z51
Package also includes a POWER STEERING
FLUID COOLER (GM Part #
26057898), which is mounted in front of the power
steering rack, in a space in front of the engine before the radiator. It
is visible from the top (passenger side) of the engine compartment. The
unit is a black (approx.12" long) thin finned U shaped cooling
tube. This information has not been noticed in any GM,
C5 Corvette literature we
have seen to date, but may be in the Y-car service manuals from Helm.
August 17, 1998
If you've been waiting for
the new color, good
news..The 1st NAVY BLUE
(28U) was produced today.It was a Convertible,
6-Spd.Black Int.& Top, Noteable OPTIONS included HUD, Telescopic
Wheel & CD Changer. It is heading to Canada.
AND... They started PRODUCTION OF the C5
Hardtop today! Bowling Green is going to build 2 a day
to insure QUALITY is at its HIGHEST on
this NEW for 99 Model..Of course the "Hardtop"
will be about 92 lbs. lighter than a 99 Removable Roof Coupe(6-Spd) and
will include a 6-Spd with Z51 Performance.Suspension. Black Leather,
Int. as Standard Equipment. MSRP has not been release. Our best
guess is $500 less than
the Base Price of the Removable Roof Coupe (with Automatic).
August 17, 1998
We receive a lot of e-mails
asking about when will the C5
be available in "Competition
Yellow". We'll, one of
our members, Terri Lynn Hanson
[W0950] of Sandy, Oregon, couldn't wait for
the year 2000. She painted her 1998 C5
Convertible "Sunshine Yellow".
August 14, 1998
Hot News On
the New C5 Colors! On
August 12th, the first 10 Red
Tint (86U) Magnetic Red C5's
rolled down the assembly line together. Seven were Six-Speeds,
and five were Convertibles. Word from our
friends in Detroit is they will produce about 40 per
week in this color. The New Navy Blue
color is also ready to paint, but dealers have not yet sent in enough
orders to begin production. And speaking of new colors, check out the
August 17th issue of Autoweek Magazine
(Page 2) for a photo of the Competition
Yellow color slated for
production in the 2000
August 5, 1998
defines a new GM.
Click Here for
a transcript of his speech.
August 4, 1998
400 from Pro Auto Tech
dyno'd at 339.9 HP and 343
Ft Lbs of torque! On a 1998 C5 6speed. That
equates to 400HP at the
flywheel ! That's 400 HP for under $2000.00 and installs in
a few hours!
August 1, 1999
We promised Chevrolet we
would hold off posting the photos of the new 1999
took at the Route 66 Corvette
show until August. Well, we kept our promise, and it's the 1st of August
[ Click here ] to
July 25, 1999
Been waiting for a build
date on your new 1999 Corvette? This story from Reuters
News Service may interest you.
LTD. recently introduced their 1999
product line for the C5
Corvette, including a revised Mallett 435
and the all-new 1999 Mallett 396.
Itís now possible to get into an authentic Mallett Corvette
for well under $60,000.00.
Here ] for
Mallett's press release.
July 23, 1998
Many of our C5
Registry members may recall in the February/March
I stated that one of the goals for 1998 was to
have Chevrolet to put a BUILD SHEET (Manifest) in every new Corvette
built. I am happy to announce that our goal has been
achieved. We have received word that a Build Sheet is being put into the
front frame rail of every new C5
built! This is reminiscent of the old Corvette practice of taping Build
Sheets to the top of gas tanks in the mid year Vettes. [
Click Here ] For
a Special Edition
of "Dan's Say"
July 21, 1998
The production for 1998 is
over, and the C5
Registry has learned there
was another player in the game for "Rare"
Blue has defeated Aztec
Gold as the rarest of the
1998 colors. Fourteen Navy
Corvettes were built compared with Fifteen Aztec
Enough for Chevrolet to consider Navy Blue
a carryover color in the 1999 dealer option guide.
July 20, 1998
Corvette Dealers received
their 1999 price guides from Chevrolet. It is
confirmed that option prices will remain the same as 1998, except
for: RPO N37- Steering Column; Power
Telescope, Manual Tilt $350 - RPO
UV6-Heads Up Display $375 and RPO
T82- Twilight Sentinel $60.
These options were not available for 1998. The new RPO
86U Metallic Red with Tint
color will be a $500 option. Prices for the new C5
Hardtop and options have
not yet been released by Chevrolet.
Click Here for
July 6, 1998
Per the C5
Net and confirmed with local
dealers, GM has released the base price on the 1999
C5 Corvette. The Coupe
(removable roof) is based price at $38,591.00
and the Convertible is based priced
at $44,999.00. Delivery charge has
increased to $580.00....All of last year's options will remain at
1998 prices......The prices for 1999 Hardtop
and the new options for 1999 such as Heads Up
Display (UV6) have not been released.
July 6, 1998
The August edition of "Motor
Trend" has several "possible
production" cars from the Jon Moss "Toybox",
including one called the "Corvette H.O."
(High Output). They used such mod's as larger Fikse 5-spoke wheels,
Goodyear F1 Fiorano tires, a dual cone filter intake, a Corsa
"Indy" exhaust, milled heads, "pocket porting" of
intake and exhaust ports, Callies crankshaft, Diamond aluminum pistons,
and more. Result is claimed to be 443
hp and 419 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm.
A "conservative" quarter mile was 12.8
sec/112.4 mph with 0-60 in 4.4 secs.
G.M. will take public reaction from July 1 to September 30 at (800)
243-8911 (6 PM to 8 AM EDT M-F; anytime weekends) or by response on the
Net to http://www.chevrolet.com
There is also an article on the possible Vette-based
Cadillac; MT calls it the "Eldoroadster."
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