Chevrolet Corvette Service Repair Manuals


1977 CORVETTE

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Since the Stingray front fender nameplate departed this year, Chevrolet's sports car technically no longer had a secondary title.

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 = L48 350-cid V8, 180-hp, 4-barrel
  • X = L82 350-cid V8, 210-hp, 4-barrel
6 7 1977
7 S Assembled in St. Louis, MO
8 to 13 400001 to 446558 production sequence
Code Engine Horsepower Compression Transmission Fuel Supply Emission Control System
CHD 350-cid 180-hp V-8 8.5:1 automatic four-barrel carburetor California
CKD 350-cid 180-hp V-8 8.5:1 automatic four-barrel carburetor high-altitude
CKZ 350-cid 180-hp V-8 8.5:1 manual four-barrel carburetor  
CLA 350-cid 180-hp V-8 8.5:1 automatic four-barrel carburetor  
CLB 350-cid 180-hp V-8 8.5:1 automatic four-barrel carburetor high-altitude
CLC 350-cid 180-hp V-8 8.5:1 automatic four-barrel carburetor California
CLD 350-cid 210-hp V-8 9.0:1 manual four-barrel carburetor  
CLF 350-cid 210-hp V-8 9.0:1 automatic four-barrel carburetor  
Color Cloth & Leather Upholstery Leather Upholstery
Black 19C 192
Smoked Gray 15C 152
Blue 27C  
Brown 69C 692
Red 72C 722
Buckskin   642
White   112

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

$8648 3448 49,213

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 17 US Gal (14 Imp Gal) (64 liters)

OPTIONS

RPO A31 Electric power windows $116
RPO B32 Color-keyed floor mats $22
RPO C49 Rear window defogger $84
RPO C60 Air conditioning $553
RPO D35 Sport mirrors $36
RPO FE7 Gymkhana suspension $38
RPO L82 350-cid 210-hp V-8 $495
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 $165
RPO N40 Power steering $151
RPO QRZ GR7O x 15 raised-white-letter steel-belted radial tires $57
RPO U58 AM-FM stereo radio $187
RPO UM2 AM-FM stereo radio with tape system $414
RPO U69 AM-FM radio $187
RPO V54 Luggage rack and roof panel rack $73
RPO YJ8 Aluminum wheels $321
RPO ZN1 Trailering package $83
RPO ZX2 Convenience group $22

HISTORICAL NOTES

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