Radio Noise Suppression
Applicable Years: C2/C3
Difficulty Level: 2
Tools: 1/2-inch and 3/8-inch wrenches
Time: 30 minutes
Parts source: Corvette Central

If you have an early alternator-equipped Corvette ('63-'82), and you're plagued by whining or other engine noise polluting the sweet sounds coming from your stereo (usually due to removing the ignition shielding or using upgraded audio components), the cure will only set you back about $20 and takes less than a half-hour to administer. It comes in the form of a noise-suppression kit from Corvette Central that consists of a large capacitor with two leads already outfitted with terminals and a black nylon cable wrap. To install it, you simply connect the red lead to the "hot" terminal of your alternator and, attach the black lead to the alternator's ground connection. Then find a discrete, out-of-sight location to tuck away the capacitor (or leave it in plain sight if you prefer), and use the cable tie to secure it. That's all it takes to get rid of that annoying radio interference and start enjoying your tunes again.

Hood Emblem Replacement
Applicable Years: C2/C3
Difficulty Level: 2
Tools: 5/16-inch socket and ratchet
Time: 30 minutes
Parts source: Paragon Reproductions

If you have a big-block C2 or C3 with engine designation numbers on the hood (or L-88 designators, for that matter), they are made of pot metal, and, as is the case with all pot-metal parts, they'll start to show their age due to pitting and oxidation over a period of time. Take heart, however, for replacing them is easy and quick.

Oil Filter Magnet Installation
Applicable Years: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6
Difficulty Level: 1
Tools: ramps or jackstands
Time: 30 minutes
Parts source: www.filtermag.com

If you're looking for a little peace of mind that there are no nasty metal particles circulating around in the engine of your Corvette, then investing in an oil filter magnet is a good idea, and it's easy to install. Log onto www.filtermag.com and enter the year, make, and model of your car to see which models are right for you. most years give you a choice of standard, SS, or heavy-duty magnets, and they simply stick right onto the side of your oil filter.