I just purchased my first Vette! It's a 4+3 85 Targa, and I love it! It's
tight with onlly 55k miles, and only needs some minor items looked into.
I worked in a service station in 73-74, and have performed many repairs
on my past "servicable" vehicles. That basically means, once the
pollution control and computers got into the act, I pretty much passed
the work onto a certified mechanic. With this C4, I have a dash light out
which illuminates the oil pres and trip odo lettering. I would also like
to do some wiring for my CD changer which will mount in the rear. I used
to use the large Chiltons and Motors manuals back in the 70's, which
showed you exactly how to "R&R" most everything.
The previous owner of my C4 gave me his Chilton Corvette 84-96 Repair
Manual (28502) with the car. Basically, unless you plan to overhaul the
engine or pollution control system, it isn't a whole lot of help. It does
cover some of the basics, but nothing about R&R for interior/exterior
details like radio, bulbs, emblems, console, speakers, and the sort.
I hate to admit it, but I purchased a Factory Shop Manual for my (GULP!)
94 Dodge Grand Caravan (I will light a candle when they tow it away), and
it is mostly complete in every way. Pages and pages of general R&R
instructions, right down to the remote mirror switch.
What I would like to ask you all is, I see at the GM site a 1985 Corvette
Shop Manual for $82.00. Is this as complete as I am hoping for? I am
willing to shell out the bucks for a GOOD shop manual. If you can suggest
an alternate, please do so. My direct email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you all in advance!!