After all, how often would you be loading up the family in this? Headlights were now rectangular and the grille was a tight eggcrate design with the Chevy bowtie emblem in the center. There were actually five models available: the base model was called Scooter, which was about as basic as a car could get - rubber floor mats, painted front and rear bumpers instead of chrome, and an optional back seat. This part is also sometimes called Chevrolet Chevette Timing Belts. I need it so badly. Drill the holes for the engine mounts into the frame mount. The rear seat delete would be kinda neat. Anyone know how to fix a stock tachometer to work with a V-6? All the elctricals hooked up except the oil sender.
Where the heck I'm gonna find a new one of those gizmos I haven't a clue dealer? Belt replacement is a small investment compared to an engine replacement due to a damaged, stretched or broken timing belt. I am the owner of this car. Have fun with this one. Other than that, I am looking for a cheap posi-traction for the Impulse rear end pre-turbo. This is how I troubleshot my problem.
The 'F' connector is the one on the extreme left, top row looking at it from the front. I used double u-joints to get the steering to work. We sell wholesale to the public. Not only was Chevette the smallest, most fuel-efficient car ever marketed by Chevrolet, it was the lightest American car then being offered, weighing in at under a ton. In 1982, Chevy introduced a five-door hatchback Chevette. Chevrolet built more than 360,000 Chevettes in 1981.
Well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. His last was a 4dr. Check out these reports, which include safety recalls and trouble spots. Call toll free to order or place your order online via our secure checkout system. The exhaust was ok on the drivers side, but it had to go through the hole in the subframe under the passengers feet on the other side.
Get enough engine clearance from the crossmenber by putting a short piece of 2x4 beneath the oil pan. My first car was a 1981 Chevette 4 door stick with air. The distributor and throttle body were replaced with pieces from a 79 without computer control. The base-level Scooter was dropped for 1984 and the T1000 was renamed 1000. I would hope others would use the Chevy V6 as the conversion was real easy and Chevy parts are easier to find than a Buick, besides a Chevy belongs in a Chevy. When normal cruising is encounted once more the switch engages again. It covers the electrical connectors from the engine bay to the dash and fusebox inside the car.
If I was in the market…. This left it in the 'on' mode no matter what. I used a Stewart Warner 160 Speedo and installed it where the stock one used to be. I like this little survivor and its less than 20 miles away! I built a 79 Chevette with the 229 and for 5 years I had lots of fun with it. Once this happens distributor advance is then regulated by the interplay of ported and manifold vacuum in the vacuum regulator valve that connects to the delay valve.
Chevettes had rack-and-pinion steering, front disc brakes, a front stabilizer bar, 13-inch tires, tri-color taillights, front bucket seats, and an onboard diagnostic system. They were all very seldom driven, always serviced at the dealership, with usually under 20K miles at trade time. These codes would sure make hunting a lot easier. This car was a blast to drive and took a whole bunch of people by surprise. Talk about an easy swap. This is for a 1985 Chevette automatic with no air conditioning. In an effort to rekindle sales, most prices either stayed the same or dropped, but it didn't help; production sank some 27 percent to 169,565 -- the worst performance since 1977.
You'll have to drop the transmission pan and change it. The heater hooked directly into the 229 using new hoses for proper length. The transmission vacuum switch is located under the plastic cover in the rear corner drivers side of the engine compartment. Click on pic for larger view. You can use a simple continuity testor here if you like. You will have to use a carburetor from a non-computer 229 and non computer distributor. My brake switch was working correctly.