1964 Chevrolet Corvette - By The Numbers

Gaby Bouchard's '64 Chevy Corvette

Alan Colvin Mar 1, 2005 0 Comment(s)
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General Information
Year: 1964
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Model No.: 0837
Engine: 327ci
Horsepower: 300
Transmission: Two-Speed Powerglide
Engine Code Suffix: SD

Casting No.: 3782870
Main: Two-bolt

Cylinder Head
Casting No.: 3782461
Intake/Exhaust Valve Size: 1.94/1.50
Combustion Chamber: 62.076 cc

Intake Manifold
Casting No.: 3799349
Carb Type: 4bbl Carter AFB

Two Carter AFB carburetors were used on the 300hp/Powerglide automatic Corvettes in 1964.
Type: 3460 S, used through September 1963
Chevrolet PN: 3826006
Air Horn Casting No.: 6-1518
Main Body Casting No.: 0-1552
Type: 3720 S, SA* (used after depletion of 3460 stock.SA was used from 11/63 through 11/64)
Chevrolet PN: 3851762
Air Horn Casting No.: 6-1518
Main Body Casting No.: 0-1552

Exhaust Manifolds
Casting (Lefthand) No.: 3846559
Casting (Righthand) No.: 3750556

Stamping No.: 1111024
Engine/HP/Application: 327/300hp
Housing: Cast-iron external adjustment
Point: Single
Notes: No standpipe oiler, tach drive, vacuum

1100668, 37 Amp, Base unit
1100665, 55 Amp, Optional-A/C
1100669, 42 Amp, Optional-all breakerless ignition
1100684, 60 Amp, Optional-all except 365hp with breakerless ignition

Two-Speed Powerglide (aluminum)
Main Case: Aluminum
Extension Housing: Aluminum
Type: Automatic hydraulic torque converter with planetary gear system for Reverse and Low.

'63-'64 Corvette Dana Posi-traction Units
The '63-'64 Corvette used a Dana Posi-traction unit in the new IRS rear axle. Although the unit was prone to breakage and most have been replaced with later-model Eaton units, the usage of the units necessitates their inclusion here.

Special Note: This Corvette came from the factory originally with a 327/300hp engine, so that's been used for this edition of "Corvette By The Numbers."

From Corvette By The Numbers by Alan Colvin, published in 2002, used with permission of Robert Bently Publishers.


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