Chevrolet Corvette Service Repair Manuals


1976 CORVETTE

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Corvette was advertised as "America's only true production sports car."

V.I.N. NUMBERS

Position Character Description
1 1 Chevrolet Division
2 Z Corvette
3&4 37 coupe
5 * Engine type where * is replaced by the following
  • L = ZQ3 350-cid V8, 180-hp, 4-barrel
  • X = L82 350-cid V8, 210-hp, 4-barrel
6 6 1976
7 S Assembled in St. Louis, MO
8 to 13 400001 to 446558 production sequence
Code Engine Horsepower Compression Transmission Fuel Supply
CHC 350-cid 210-hp V-8 9.0:1 manual four-barrel carburetor
CKC 350-cid 210-hp V-8 9.0:1 automatic four-barrel carburetor
CKW 350-cid 180-hp V-8 8.5:1 manual four-barrel carburetor
CKX 350-cid 180-hp V-8 8.5:1 automatic four-barrel carburetor
CLS 350-cid 180-hp V-8 8.5:1 automatic four-barrel carburetor
Color Vinyl Upholstery Leather Upholstery
Black 19V 192
Firethorn 71V 712
Buckskin 64V 642
White 15V 112
Smoked Gray   152
Dark Brown   692
Blue-Green   322

IDENTIFICATION

Model No. Body/Style No. Body Type Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
1Y Z37
2-dr. Sport Coupe - 2 passenger

2-dr. Sport Coupe - 2 passenger

$7605 3445 46,558

ENGINE

Feature Standard Engine (RPO L48) Optional Engine (RPO L82)
TypeV-8, Overhead valve
BlockCast iron block
Displacement 350 cid (5.7 liters) 350 cid (5.7 liters)
Bore & Stroke 4.00 x 3.48" 4.00 x 3.48"
Compression ratio 8.5:1 9.0:1
Brake horsepower 180 @ 4000 210 @ 5200
Torque 270 lb-ft @ 2400 255 lb-ft @ 3600
Main bearingfive
Valve liftershydraulic
Fuel supply Rochester M4MC Rochester M4MC

TRANSMISSION

CHASSIS

Feature Coupe
Wheelbase 98 inches (2.489 m)
Overall length 185.2 inches (4.704 m)
Overall width 69.0 inches (1.753 m)
Overall height 48 inches (1.219 m)
Ground Clearance 4.5 inches (11.4 cm)
Front tread 58.7 inches (1.491 m)
Rear tread 59.5 inches (1.511 m)
Tires GR70 x 15
Positraction standard
Steering recirculating ball
Front suspension Independent, unequal-length control arms with ball joints, coil springs, and stabilizer bar
Rear suspension Independent, trailing link, transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs
Brakes Hydraulic, vented four wheel discs; 11.75-inch diameter, single calipers
Ignition HEI electronic
Body construction Separate fiberglass body and box-type ladder frame with cross-members
Fuel tank 18 US Gal (15 Imp Gal) (68 liters)

OPTIONS

RPO Custom interior trim $164
RPO A31 Electric power windows $107
RPO C49 Rear window defogger $78
RPO C08 Vinyl covered auxiliary hardtop $350
RPO C60 Air conditioning $523
RPO FE7 Gymkhana suspension $35
RPO G81 Positraction rear axle, all ratios $13
RPO J50 Power brakes $59
RPO L82 350-cid 210-hp V-8 $481
RPO M21 Four-speed close-ratio manual transmission no-cost option
RPO M40 Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission no-cost option
RPO N37 Tilt-telescopic steering wheel $95
RPO N40 Power steering $151
RPO QRM White stripe nylon steel-belted radial tires GR7O x 15 $37
RPO QRZ GR7O x 15 raised-white-letter steel-belted radial tires $51
RPO U58 AM-FM stereo radio $281
RPO U69 AM-FM radio $187
RPO UA1 Heavy-duty battery $16
RPO UF1 Map light $10
RPO YJ8 Aluminum wheels $299

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