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1976 Corvette Specifications
1978 Corvette Specifications
MODEL: 1977 Chevrolet CorvetteBODY STYLE: Two-door coupe, front engine, rear wheel drive
MANUFACTURING LOCATION: St. Louis, Missouri
VEHICLE NUMBERS (Also known as VIN Numbers): 1Z37L7S400001 - 1Z37L7S449213
CONSTRUCTION: Uniconstruction: fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP or "fiberglass") body, backboned by a steel cage outlining the passenger compartment. Principal members - underbody, front and rear end assemblies, dash panel and hinge pillars are bonded, riveted, or bolted together and to each other. Hood is plastic with bonded plastic reinforcement. Coupe: two removable roof panels and removable rear window. Frame: all welded, full length, ladder construction with 5 crossmembers. Side Rails and intermediate crossmembers box section; front crossmember box girder section. Eight body-mounting points.
AUG., 1976: 402287
SEP.. 1976: 406337
OCT., 1976: 410517
NOV., 1976: 414216
DEC., 1976: 417551
JAN., 1977: 421118
FEB., 1977: 424662
MAR., 1977: 429041
APR., 1977: 433057
MAY., 1977: 437029
JUNE., 1977: 441233
JULY., 1977:  445179
PRODUCTION CUTOFF NUMBERS (ENDING VEHICLE):
CHD: 350 CUBIC INCH, 180 HORSEPOWER, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
CKD: 350 CUBIC INCH, 180 HORSEPOWER, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, HIGH ALTITUDE
CKZ: 350 CUBIC INCH, 180 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION
CLA: 350 CUBIC INCH, 180 HORSEPOWER, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
CLB: 350 CUBIC INCH, 180 HORSEPOWER, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, HIGH ALTITUDE
CLC: 350 CUBIC INCH, 180 HORSEPOWER, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
CLD: 350 CUBIC INCH, 210 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION
CLF: 350 CUBIC INCH, 210 HORSEPOWER, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ENGINE SUFFIX:
ENGINE BLOCK NUMBER:
3970010: 350 CUBIC INCH, 180 HP, 210HP
333882: 350 CUBIC INCH, 180HP, 210HP
374650: 350 CUBIC INCH, 180HP
HEAD NUMBER:
ROCHESTER Q-jet #17057202: 350 C.I., 180HP, AUTOMATIC TRANS.
ROCHESTER Q-jet #17057203: 350 C.I., 180HP, MANUAL TRANS.
ROCHESTER Q-jet #17057204: 350 C.I., 180HP, AUTOMATIC TRANS., AIR CONDITIONING
ROCHESTER Q-jet #17057210: 350 C.I., 210HP, AUTOMATIC TRANS.
ROCHESTER Q-jet #17057211: 350 C.I., 210HP, MANUAL TRANS.
ROCHESTER Q-jet #17057228: 350 C.I., 210HP, AUTOMATIC TRANS., AIR CONDITIONING
ROCHESTER Q-jet #17057502: 350 C.I., 180HP, AUTOMATIC TRANS., CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
ROCHESTER Q-jet #17057504: 350 C.I., 180HP, AUTOMATIC TRANS., AIR COND., CALIF. EMISSIONS
ROCHESTER Q-jet #17057510: 350 C.I., 210HP, AUTOMATIC TRANS., CALIF. EMISSIONS
ROCHESTER Q-jet #17057582: 350 C.I., 180HP, AUTOMATIC TRANS., HIGH ALTITUDE
ROCHESTER Q-jet #17057584: 350 C.I., 180HP, AUTOMATIC TRANS., AIR COND., HIGH ALTITUDE
1103246: 350 CUBIC INCH, 180HP
1103248: 350 CUBIC INCH, 180HP, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
1103256: 350 CUBIC INCH, 210HP
1102474: 350 CUBIC INCH
1102484: 350 CUBIC INCH, WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING
1102908: 350 CUBIC INCH
1102909: 350 CUBIC INCH
ALTERNATOR:
OA: 3.08:1 RATIO
OD: 3.36:1 RATIO
LR: 3.36:1 RATIO
OB: 3.55:1 RATIO
OC: 3.70:1 RATIO
DISTRIBUTOR NUMBER:
CARBURETOR:
AXLE IDENTIFICATION:
1977 CORVETTE FACTORY OPTIONS
CODE:
1YZ37
A31
B32
C49
C60
D35
FE7
G95
K30
L82
M21
M40
NA6
N37
QRZ
UA1
U58
U69
UM2
V54
YF5
YJ8
ZN1
ZX2
DESCRIPTION:
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
Power Windows
Color Keyed Floor Mats
Rear Window Defogger
Air Conditioning
Sport Mirrors
Gymkhana Suspension
Optional Rear Axle Ratios
Speed Control
350ci, 210hp Engine
4-Speed Manual Trans, Close Ratio
Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission
High-Altitude Emission Equipment
Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
White Letter Steel Belted Tires, GR70x15
Heavy Duty Battery
AM-FM Radio, stereo
AM-FM Radio
AM-FM Radio, stereo with 8-track tape
Luggage and Roof Panel Rack
California Emission Certification
Aluminum Wheels (4)
Trailer Package
Convenience Group
QUANTITY:
49,213
44,341
36,763
30,411
45,249
20,206
7,269
972
29,161
6,148
2,060
41,231
854
46,487
46,227
32,882
18,483
4,700
24,603
16,860
4,084
12,646
289
40,872
RETAIL PRICE:
$8,647.65
$116.00
$22.00
$84.00
$553.00
$36.00
$38.00
$14.00
$88.00
$495.00
$0.00
$0.00
$22.00
$165.00
$57.00
$17.00
$281.00
$187.00
$414.00
$73.00
$70.00
$321.00
$83.00
$22.00
COLOR CODES:
CODE
10
13
19
26
28
41
52
56
66
72
80
83
EXTERIOR
Classic White
Silver
Black
Corvette Light Blue
Corvette Dark Blue
Corvette Chartreuse
Corvette Yellow
Corvette Bright Yellow
Corvette Orange
Corvette Tan
Medium Red
Corvette Dark Red
INTERIOR
Blue, Black, Brown, Buckskin, Red, Smoked Grey, White
Blue, Black, Red, Smoked Grey, White
Black, Buckskin, Red, Smoked Grey, White
Black, Smoked Grey, White
Blue, Black, Buckskin, Smoked Grey, White
Black
Black, Brown
Black, Brown
Black, Brown, Buckskin
Black, Brown, Buckskin, Red, White
Black, Buckskin, Red, Smoked Grey, White
Black, Buckskin, Smoked Grey
WHEELS
Silver
Silver
Silver
Silver
Silver
Silver
Silver
Silver
Silver
Silver
Silver
Silver
INTERIOR COLOR CODES (CLOTH):
Smoked Grey (Cloth)
Black (Cloth)
Blue (Cloth)
Buckskin (Cloth)
Brown (Cloth)
Red (Cloth)
15C
19C
27C
64C
69C
72C
INTERIOR COLOR CODES (LEATHER):
White (Leather)
Smoke Grey (Leather)
Black (Leather)
Blue (Leather)
Buckskin (Leather)
Brown(Leather)
Red (Leather)
112L
152L
192L
272L
642L
692L
722L
QTY.
9,408
5,518
6,070
5,967
4,065
1
71
1,942
4,012
4,588
4,057
3,434
1977 Corvette Aluminum Wheels RPO YJ8
Silver Mist
Silver MistSilver MistSilver Mist
Silver Mist
Corvette Bright Yellow
Corvette Bright YellowCorvette Bright YellowCorvette Bright Yellow
Corvette Bright Yellow
EXTERIOR COLOR TEMPLATE:
Classic White
Black
Silver
Black
Corvette
Light Blue
Corvette
Dark Red
Corvette
Orange
Corvette
Bright Yellow
INTERIOR COLOR TEMPLATE:
White
WhiteWhiteWhite
White
White
Corvette Light Blue
Corvette Light BlueCorvette Light BlueCorvette Light Blue
Corvette Light Blue
Black
BlackBlackBlack
Black
Classic White
Classic WhiteClassic WhiteClassic White
Classic White
Corvette Dark Red
Corvette Dark RedCorvette Dark RedCorvette Dark Red
Corvette Dark Red
Corvette Orange
Corvette OrangeCorvette OrangeCorvette Orange
Corvette Orange
Blue
Blue
BlueBlueBlue
Blue
Black
BlackBlackBlack
Black
Corvette Tan
Corvette TanCorvette TanCorvette Tan
Corvette Tan
Corvette
Tan
Corvette Yellow
Corvette YellowCorvette YellowCorvette Yellow
Corvette Yellow
Corvette
Yellow
Buckskin
Buckskin
BuckskinBuckskinBuckskin
Buckskin
Corvette
Dark Blue
Corvette Dark Blue
Corvette Dark BlueCorvette Dark BlueCorvette Dark Blue
Corvette Dark Blue
Red
Red
RedRedRed
Red
Standard Seats
Aluminum Wheel
RPO YJ8
Smoked
Grey
Smoked Grey
Smoked GreySmoked GreySmoked Grey
Smoked Grey
Brown
Brown
BrownBrownBrown
Brown
Standard Wheels
1977 Corvette Wheels
Corvette
Chartreuse
Corvette Chartreuse
Corvette ChartreuseCorvette ChartreuseCorvette Chartreuse
Corvette Chartreuse
Medium Red
Medium RedMedium RedMedium Red
Medium Red
Medium Red
Engine:
Order Code:
Engine Manufacturing Location
Type:
Number of Cylinders
Displacement (cid):
Fuel induction system:
Horsepower (net hp @ rpm):
Torque (net lbs.-ft. @ rpm)
Valves per cylinder:
Bore x stroke (in.):
Redline (rpm):
Compression ratio:
Valve Lifters
Total Dressed Engine Weight Dry:
Automatic
Manual
Firing Order:
Cylinder Number System;
Left Bank:
Right Bank:
Recommended Fuel:
EPA - Automatic Transmission
City (mpg):
Highway (mpg):
Max cruising range (miles):
EPA - Manual Transmission
City (mpg):
Highway (mpg):
Max cruising range (miles):
Standard L48
Flint, Michigan
90 degree V, Overhead Valve
8
350
4-Barrel Carburetor
180 @ 4,000
270 @ 2,400

4.00 x 3.48
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8.5:1
Hydraulic

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1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2

1-3-5-7
2-4-6-8
Premium

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CORVETTE POWERTRAIN SPECIFICATIONS:
L82
Flint, Michigan
90 degree V, Overhead Valve
8
350
4-Barrel Carburetor
210 @ 5,200
255 @ 3,600

4.00 x 3.48
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9.0:1
Hydraulic

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1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2

1-3-5-7
2-4-6-8
Premium

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TURBO HYDRA-MATIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (RPO M40) GEAR RATIOS:

1st Gear:
2nd Gear:
3rd Gear:
Reverse:
MANUAL TRANSMISSION / GEAR RATIOS:

1st Gear:
2nd Gear:
3rd Gear:
4th Gear:
Reverse:
4-Speed (RPO M20)
2.64:1
1.75:1
1.34:1
1.00:1
2.55:1
Drive:
2.52:1
1.52:1
1.00:1
N/A
Manual Clutch:
  Type
  Effective plate load (lbs.)
  Total Affective Area (sq. in.)
Single dry disk, semi-centrifugal
2450 - 2750 for L48, 2450-2750 for L82
101.5 for L48, 123.7 for L82
4-Speed Close Ratio (RPO M21)
2.43:1
1.61:1
1.23:1
1.00:1
2.35:1
L2:
2.48:1
1.48:1
N/A
N/A
L1:
2.48:1
N/A
N/A
N/A
Reverse:
N/A
N/A
N/A
1.94
SUSPENSION - FRONT:
Type and Description:  Independent, SLA type, coil springs with center mounted shock absorbers, spherical joint steering knuckle pivots.

Front Stabilizer Bar:
  Type:
  Material:
  Diameter:
SUSPENSION - REAR:
Type and Description: Full Independent rear suspension with frame-anchored differential unit. Position of each wheel established by three links: tubular axle drive shafts, transverse strut rods, torque control arms. Vertical suspension loads taken by transverse leaf springs. Built-in camber adjustment at strut rod inner ends.

Rear Leaf Springs:
  Number of leaves:
  Material:
  Length, width, height:
Link
Hot rolled steel
.875
Variable rate 9-leaf
Chrome carbon steel
48.60 x 2.25 x 2.121
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS:
Wheelbase:
Overall Length:
Total Body Width:
Overall Height:
98.0 Inches
185.2 Inches
69.2 Inches
48.0 Inches
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Headroom:
Shoulder Room:
Hip Room:
Leg Room:
32.2 Inches
47.9 Inches
48.8 Inches
42.1 Inches
Coupe
Track Width, Front:
Track Width, Rear:
Min. Ground Clearance:
58.7 Inches
59.5 Inches
4.3 Inches

2 - Driver & Passenger

3,534
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7.8
17
4.0 (capacity of crankcase less filter - refill)
4.5 (capacity of crankcase refill with filter change)
20.7
12 Volt, 78 Plates, 3,500 Watts for Standard
12 Volt, 90 Plates, 4,000 Watts for Heavy Duty
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CAPACITIES:
Passenger Capacity:
Curb Weight w/ standard equipment (lbs.)
  Coupe
Interior Passenger Volume (cu.ft):
Luggage Compartment (cu.ft):
Fuel Capacity (gallons):
Engine Oil Capacity (qts.):

Coolant capacity with heater (qts.):
Battery:

Coefficient of Drag (cd):
Weight Dist. Front/Rear (%):
MANUAL STEERING:
Type:
Power:
Steering Gear:
Power:
Overall Ratio
Power:
Wheel diameter (in.):
Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock:
Power:
Turning Diameter, curb-to-curb (ft.):
Turning Diameter, wall-to-wall (ft.):

Integral, recirculating ball nut with hydraulic pressure  provided from a vane type pump.

16.1

17.6:1
14.75 x 14.25

2.92
37 ft. (outside front)
38.6 ft. (outside front)
BRAKES:
Type:
Standard:
J50:
Disk Diameter, front (in.):
Disk Diameter, rear (in.):
Swept Area (sq. in.):

Caliper Disk - 4 Wheel Dual Hydraulic with Pressure Differential and Warning Light
Delco Moraine, vacuum power unit; integral
11.75 x 1.25
11.75 x 1.25
249.14
WHEELS/TIRES:
Wheel Type:
Standard:
Optional:
Wheels, size:
Standard:
Optional:
Tire, size:
Standard:
         QRZ:
Inflation (cold)
Front:
Rear:
Short-spoke spider, welded steel
Cast Aluminum

15" x 8.00
15" x 8.00

GR70 x 15B -- Blackwall Steel Belted Radial
GR70 x 15B -- White Letter Steel Belted Radial

24
24
PERFORMANCE RESULTS:

4-Speed Transmission
Performance weight (lbs.)
Pounds/net horsepower
Pounds/cu.in. piston displacement
Net horsepower/cu.in. displacement
Power displacement (cu.ft./mile)
Displacement factor (cu.ft./mile)
0 - 60 mph (seconds)
Top Speed (mph)
Quarter Mile (secs @ mph)

Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission
Performance weight (lbs.)
Pounds/net horsepower
Pounds/cu.in. piston displacement
Net horsepower/cu.in. displacement
Power displacement (cu.ft./mile)
Displacement factor (cu.ft./mile)
0 - 60 mph (seconds)
Top Speed (mph)
Quarter Mile (secs @ mph)

(1) - Road and Track, June 1977
Base
3834
21.30
10.95
.514
258.61
134.90
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3868
21.50
11.05
.514
237.06
122.57
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L82
3838
18.28
10.96
.600
284.78
148.40
6.8 (1)
132 (1)
15.5 @ 92.5 (1)



3896
18.55
11.13
.600
273.23
140.26
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AUG., 1976: 449213