This post contains refurbishing of the 1963 Corvette Door Handles, Wiper Motor, and Clutch Rod. Here the team installed the exterior door handles and locks, the wiper motor, the brake master cylinder, the distributor, and the rest of the clutch assembly.
The Corvette wheels were bolted on to the vehicle.
Here is the passenger door handle and lock cylinder.
Here is the driver side door handle and lock cylinder.
Here is the wiper motor that was sent to Paragon to be rebuilt.
This is rebuilt heater blower motor.
Here is the rebuilt headlight motors.
The wiper motor installed.
The linkage hooked up to the wiper motor.
Here is the clutch rod that runs from the pedal to the z-bar. This is the rod that was installed in the car when it was disassembled. Notice the tapers in the rod where it changes size. The judging manual mentions these tapers.
When we first installed the clutch rod we found that is was too long. Previously the lower clutch rod was home made which is why they were able to use this clutch rod before. We ordered a reproduction clutch rod which is shown in the top of this photo, you’ll notice that it is shorter than the rod that was previously in the car; however, the reproduction does not have the correct tapers. We took the clutch rod that was previously in the car and cut a section out of it to shorten it and than treated it to look like black oxide which is the correct finish.
Here is the clutch rod installed in the Corvette and functioning properly. Also notice the rubber boot that seals around the rod on the firewall. The reproduction comes with a zinc plated metal retainer which is incorrect. We changed the retainer to black as stated in the manual and installed it.
Here is the Distributor installed.
Here is a picture of the fuel injection installed on the motor.