Chevrolet by the Numbers Book Series

 

Chevrolet by the Numbers Book Series

When you purchase books from this website, they will all be signed and dated by Alan!!

Chevrolet by the Numbers is the only authoritative reference for identifying and verifying the correct Chevrolet parts, by casting number, for your exact model.

•  Restoring your Chevrolet to original factory specifications? You’ll find the casting numbers that correspond to your car’s Vehicle Identification Number. With this correct information you will avoid buying – and being sold – the wrong parts.

•  Buying a Chevrolet that has been restored? These numbers will help you determine whether or not the car has been authentically restored, and whether it’s a smart investment.

•  Searching for factory high-performance parts at swap meets? Chevrolet by the Numbers tells you which parts to look for, why they are special, and which engines those parts came with.

Other books rely on secondhand information or out-of-date part numbers. Author Alan Colvin documented every casting number for every Chevrolet V-8 engine and drivetrain part from 1955 through 1975, using original source material in Chevrolet’s archives, including engineering blueprints, technical service bulletins, and build sheets. He interviewed the original manufacturers and engineers and brings you fascinating stories of parts development from behind the factory gates. Most of this information has never before been seen in public.

If you absolutely want to know the original parts for your Chevrolet – not what interchanges or fits, but the correct part that came with your car when it was assembled – Chevrolet by the Numbers has the answer.

Are you having trouble identifying a part on your car? Is there a part on your car that you believe is original, but its casting number is not listed in and of my books? Are there codes that you don’t understand?  Contact me at info@alancolvin.com for any of your parts identification inquiries.

 

Chevrolet by the Numbers: 1955-59

by Alan L. Colvin

Softcover, 8 3/8 in. x 11 in.

240 pages

474 photos/illustrations

This book covers all 1955-1959 passenger cars, including: Series 150, Series 210, Bel Air, Impala, Corvette, and El Camino. Engines covered include the 265, 283, and 348.

If you already own this book, you may find it useful to see a comprehensive list of the changes from each printing of the book. Download the PDF file (68 kb) below. You may also want to check which printing of the book you have as it may be easier to buy a new book than to update each change yourself. Many enthusiasts bought my books years ago and most have no idea how many changes I’ve made over the years, thus making the original book they purchased incorrect in many instances.

55-59 summary-of-changes

Chevy by the Numbers: 55-59

Price: $39.00 + $14.50 for shipping (All books are signed and dated!)


For a business or club, Wholesale Case Quantity(10): $280 + $25 for shipping


Special Pricing: A set of all 5 books (1 each) is $200 + $10 for shipping

Special Orders: If you want to buy multiple books (2-9) that cannot be addressed with the above purchase options, please send me an email to specialorders@alancolvin.com with your specific request and I will get back in touch with you on the final price and shipping arrangements for your order.


 

Chevrolet by the Numbers: 1960-64: The Essential Chevrolet Parts Reference

by Alan L. Colvin

Softcover, 8 3/8 in. x 11 in.

300 pages

788 photos and illustrations

This book covers all 1960-1964 passenger cars, including Biscayne, Bel Air, Impala, Chevy II, Chevelle, and Corvette. Engines covered include 283, 327, 348, 409 and 427.

If you already own this book, you may find it useful to see a comprehensive list of the changes from each printing of the book. Download the PDF file (125 kb) below. You may also want to check which printing of the book you have as it may be easier to buy a new book than to update each change yourself. Many enthusiasts bought my books years ago and most have no idea how many changes I’ve made over the years, thus making the original book they purchased incorrect in many instances.

60-64 summary-of-changes

Chevy by the Numbers: 60-64

Price: $39.00 + $14.50 for shipping (All books are signed and dated!)


For a business or club, Wholesale Case Quantity (10):$280 + $25 for shipping


Special Pricing: A set of all 5 books (1 each) is $200 + $10 for shipping

Special Orders: If you want to buy multiple books (2-9) that cannot be addressed with the above purchase options, please send me an email to specialorders@alancolvin.com with your specific request and I will get back in touch with you on the final price and shipping arrangements for your order.


 

 

Chevrolet by the Numbers: 1965-69: The Essential Chevrolet Parts Reference

by Alan L. Colvin

Softcover, 8 3/8 in. x 11 in.

356 pages

360 photos and illustrations

This book covers all 1965-1969 passenger cars, including Camaro, Corvette, Chevy II/Nova, Chevelle, Impala, Bel Air, and El Camino. Engines covered include 283, 302, 307, 327, 350, 396, 409 and 427.

If you already own this book, you may find it useful to see a comprehensive list of the changes from each printing of the book. Download the PDF file (260 kb) below. You may also want to check which printing of the book you have as it may be easier to buy a new book than to update each change yourself. Many enthusiasts bought my books years ago and most have no idea how many changes I’ve made over the years, thus making the original book they purchased incorrect in many instances.

65-69 summary-of-changes

Chevy by the Numbers: 65-69

Price: $39.00 + $14.50 for shipping (all books are signed and dated!)


For a business or club, Wholesale Case Quantity (10): $280 + $25 for shipping


Special Pricing: A set of all 5 books (1 each) is $200 + $10 for shipping

Special Orders: If you want to buy multiple books (2-9) that cannot be addressed with the above purchase options, please send me an email to specialorders@alancolvin.com with your specific request and I will get back in touch with you on the final price and shipping arrangements for your order.


 

 

Chevrolet by the Numbers: 1970-75

by Alan L. Colvin

Softcover, 8 3/8 in. x 11 in.

312 pages

220 photos and illustrations

This book covers all 1970-1975 passenger cars, including Chevelle, Camaro, Corvette, Nova, Bel Air, Monte Carlo, Impala, and El Camino. Engines covered include 262, 307, 350, 400, 402 and 454.

If you already own this book, you may find it useful to see a comprehensive list of the changes from each printing of the book. Download the PDF file (116 kb) below. You may also want to check which printing of the book you have as it may be easier to buy a new book than to update each change yourself. Many enthusiasts bought my books years ago and most have no idea how many changes I’ve made over the years, thus making the original book they purchased incorrect in many instances.

70-75 summary-of-changes

Chevy by the Numbers: 70-75

Price: $39.00 + $14.50 for shipping (all books are signed and dated!)


For a business or club, Wholesale Case Quantity (10): $280 + $25 for shipping


Special Pricing: A set of all 5 books (1 each)  is $200 + $10 for shipping

Special Orders: If you want to buy multiple books (2-9) that cannot be addressed with the above purchase options, please send me an email to specialorders@alancolvin.com with your specific request and I will get back in touch with you on the final price and shipping arrangements for your order.


 

 

Corvette by the Numbers: 1955-82: The Essential Corvette Parts Reference

by Alan L. Colvin

Softcover, 8 3/8 in. x 11 in.

596 pages

over 1000 photos, illustrations and diagrams

Corvette by the Numbers is the only authoritative reference for identifying and verifying, by casting number, the correct engine and drivetrain parts for your exact model Corvette. From the author of the highly acclaimed Chevrolet by the Numbers book series, Corvette by the Numbers documents part casting numbers and applications using original source material from General Motors Archives. No other book has this authoritative factory information, including photographs, engineering blueprints, technical service bulletins, and build sheets.

Part numbers can tell you what parts fit, but they can’t tell you what part your car was originally manufactured Only casting numbers can tell you what a part’s exact model and year application is, when the part was manufactured, and which plant made it. This book shows you where to look for casting numbers on parts and how to decipher their codes so you can be sure you have the correct part for your car.

The Chevrolet by the Numbers series set the standard in Chevrolet parts identification. This same tradition has been continued with the release of Corvette by the Numbers. In this book Colvin has managed to go WAY beyond the Chevy books by adding the following chapters:

  • Delco Starters
  • Clutch Housings
  • Crankshaft Balancers
  • Delco Radios
  • Hoses
  • LOF Glass Codes
  • Year-by-Year Model Changes

Restoring your Corvette to original factory specifications? You’ll find the casting numbers that correspond to your car’s Vehicle Identification Number to help you avoid buying the wrong parts. Buying a Corvette? You’ll find how to tell if it really is a “matching numbers” car. Interested in Corvette history? There are fascinating stories that explain mid-year running changes and production idiosyncrasies.

Whether you are new to the Corvette hobby or a 15-year Bloomington Gold judge, you can learn something new from Corvette by the Numbers.

If you already own this book, you may find it useful to see a comprehensive list of the changes from each printing of the book. Download the PDF file (92 kb) below. You may also want to check which printing of the book you have as it may be easier to buy a new book than to update each change yourself. Many enthusiasts bought my books years ago and most have no idea how many changes I’ve made over the years, thus making the original book they purchased incorrect in many instances.

55-82 summary-of-changes

Corvette by the Numbers: 55-82

Price: $59.00 + $14.50 for shipping (All books are signed and dated)


For a business or club, Wholesale Case Quantity (10): $475 + $20 for shipping


Special Pricing: A set of all 5 books (1 each) is $200 + $10 for shipping

Special Orders: If you want to buy multiple books (2-9) that cannot be addressed with the above purchase options, please send me an email to specialorders@alancolvin.com with your specific request and I will get back in touch with you on the final price and shipping arrangements for your order.