1964 Corvette Resto Mod

1964 Corvette Performance & Specifications

Powertrain, Steering, Brakes, Dimensions, & Suspension

The 1964 Corvette continued to build upon the improvements of the 1963 model year, with a choice of four different engine outputs, three manual transmissions (and one automatic), as well as more technology and creature comforts.

Read more: 1964 Corvette Guide.

1964 Corvette Main Specs

MODEL: 1964 Chevrolet Corvette
BODY STYLE: Two-door convertible/coupe, front engine, rear wheel drive
MANUFACTURING LOCATION: St. Louis, Missouri
CONSTRUCTION: Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP or “fiberglass”) body, all welded, full length, ladder construction frame with 5 cross-members. Front section flat;rear section contoured over rear axle. Side-rails and intermediate cross members box construction. Rear crossmember “C” shaped; front crossmember concave for engine clearance.
VEHICLE NUMBERS (VIN): 40837S100001 – 40837S122229 (Corvette Coupe & Convertible)
ENGINE SUFFIX: RC: 327 CUBIC INCH, 250 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION
RD: 327 CUBIC INCH, 300 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION
RE: 327 CUBIC INCH, 365 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION
RF: 327 CUBIC INCH, 375 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION
RP: 327 CUBIC INCH, 250 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION, AIRCON
RQ: 327 CUBIC INCH, 300 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION, AIRCON
RR: 327 CUBIC INCH, 365 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION, AIRCON
RT: 327 CUBIC INCH, 365 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION, TRANSISTOR IGNITION
RU: 327 CUBIC INCH, 365 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION, AIRCON
RX: 327 CUBIC INCH, 375 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION, TRANSISTOR IGNITION
SC: 327 CUBIC INCH, 250 HORSEPOWER, POWERGLIDE AUTOMATIC TRANS
SD: 327 CUBIC INCH, 300 HORSEPOWER, POWERGLIDE AUTOMATIC TRANS
SK: 327 CUBIC INCH, 250 HORSEPOWER, POWERGLIDE AUTOMATIC TRANS, AIRCON
SL: 327 CUBIC INCH, 300 HORSEPOWER, POWERGLIDE AUTOMATIC TRANS, AIRCON
ENGINE BLOCK NUMBER: 3782870
HEAD NUMBER:
3782461: 327 CUBIC INCH, 300HP, 365HP, 375HP
3795896: 327 CUBIC INCH, 250HP
CARBURETOR NUMBERS:
CARTER 3696S #3846246: 327 CUBIC INCH, 250 HP, AUTOMATIC TRANS
CARTER 3697S #3846247: 327 CUBIC INCH, 250 HP, MANUAL TRANS
CARTER 3720S / SA / SB #3851762: 327 CUBIC INCH, 300 HP, AUTOMATIC TRANS
CARTER 3721S / SA / SB #3851761: 327 CUBIC INCH, 300 HP MANUAL TRANS
HOLLEY R2818A #3849804: 327 CUBIC INCH, 365 HP
FUEL INJECTION NUMBER:
ROCHESTER 7017375
ROCHESTER 7017375R, LIMITED USE
ROCHESTER 7017380
DISTRIBUTOR NUMBER:
1111024: 327 CUBIC INCH, 250HP, 300HP
1111060: 327 CUBIC INCH, 365HP, TRANSISTOR IGNITION
1111062: 327 CUBIC INCH, 365HP
1111063: 327 CUBIC INCH, 375HP
1111064: 327 CUBIC INCH, 375HP, TRANSISTOR IGNITION
1111069: 327 CUBIC INCH, 365HP
1111070: 327 CUBIC INCH, 375HP
ALTERNATOR NUMBER:
1100628: 327 CUBIC INCH, LIMITED USE
1100665: 327 CUBIC INCH, 250HP, 300HP, 365HP, AIR CONDITIOING
1100668: 327 CUBIC INCH, 250HP, 300HP, 365HP, 375HP
1100669: 327 CUBIC INCH, 365HP, 375HP, TRANSISTOR IGNITION
1100684: 327 CUBIC INCH, 365HP, AIR CONDITIONING, TRANSISTOR IGNITION
AXLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
CZ:  3.08:1 RATIO
CA:  3.36:1 RATIO
CX:  3.70:1 RATIO
POSITRACTION AXLE:
CJ:  3.08:1 RATIO
CB:  3.36:1 RATIO
CC:  3.55:1 RATIO
CD:  3.70:1 RATIO
CE:  4.11:1 RATIO
CF:  4.56:1 RATIO
PRODUCTION ENDING VEHICLE: SEP. 1963: 101741, JAN. 1964: 110297, MAY 1964: 118805, OCT. 1963: 104045, FEB. 1964: 112322, JUN. 1964: 120920, NOV. 1963: 106063, MAR. 1964: 114570, JUL. 1964: 122229, DEC. 1963:108091, APR. 1964: 116865

1964 Corvette Powertrain Specifications

Order Code Standard L75 L76 L84
Engine Manufacturing Location Flint, Michigan Flint, Michigan Flint, Michigan Flint, Michigan
Type 90 degree V, Valve-In-Head 90 degree V, Valve-In-Head 90 degree V, Valve-In-Head 90 degree V, Valve-In-Head
Cylinders 8 8 8 8
Displacement (cid) 327 327 327 327
Fuel Induction System Carburetor Carburetor Carburetor Fuel Injection
Horsepower 250 @ 4,400 300 @ 5,000 365 @ 6,200 375 @ 6,200
Torque 350 @ 2,800 360 @ 3,200 350 @ 4,000 350 @ 4,400 – 4,800
Bore x Stroke (in.) 4.00 x 3.25 4.00 x 3.25 4.00 x 3.25 4.00 x 3.25
Compression Ratio 10.5:1 10.5:1 11.0:1 11.0:1
Firing Order 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 1-8-7-2-6-5-4-3 1-8-7-2-6-5-4-3 1-8-7-2-6-5-4-3
Cylinder Number System (Left) 1-3-5-7 1-3-5-7 1-3-5-7 1-3-5-7
Cylinder Number System (Right) 2-4-6-8 2-4-6-8 2-4-6-8 2-4-6-8
Recommended Fuel Premium Premium Premium Premium

1964 Corvette Manual Transmission/Gear Ratios

Manual Transmission

Gear Ratios  3-Speed
4-Speed (RPO M20)
4-Speed Close Ratio (RPO M20)
Standard
for 250HP and 300HP engines
for 365HP and 375HP engines
1st Gear:
2.58:1
2.56:1
2.20:1
2nd Gear:
1.48:1
1.91:1
1.64:1
3rd Gear:
1.00:1
1.48:1
1.28:1
4th Gear:
N/A
1.00:1
1.00:1
Reverse:
2.58:1
2.64:1
2.27:1

Clutch

Clutch Stats
Type Chevrolet, single disk, dry plate, centrifugally
Spring Pressure (lbs) 2100 – 2300
Lining area (sq. in.) 90.7

Powerglide Automatic Transmission RPO M35/ Gear Ratios

Drive 1.76 and 1.00:1
Low 1.76:1
Reverse 1.76:1

1964 C2 Corvette

1964 Corvette Exterior Dimensions

Hard Top Dimensions

1964 Corvette Dimensions - Hardtop

Exterior Dimensions (Hardtop) Interior Dimensions (Hardtop)
Wheelbase: 98.0 Inches Headroom: 42.7 Inches
Overall Length: 175.3 Inches Shoulder Room: 48.2 Inches
Total Body Width: 69.6 Inches Hip Room: 52.4 Inches
Overall Height: 49.3 Inches Leg Room: 41.6 Inches
Front Track Width: 56.3 Inches
Rear Track Width: 57.0 Inches
Min. Ground Clearance 5.0 Inches

Soft Top Dimensions

1964 Corvette Dimensions - Softtop

Exterior Dimensions (Soft Top) Interior Dimensions (Soft Top)
Wheelbase: 98.0 Inches Headroom: 42.7 Inches
Overall Length: 175.3 Inches Shoulder Room: 48.2 Inches
Total Body Width: 69.6 Inches Hip Room: 52.4 Inches
Overall Height: 49.3 Inches Leg Room: 41.6 Inches
Front Track Width: 56.3 Inches
Rear Track Width: 57.0 Inches
Min. Ground Clearance 5.0 Inches

Coupe Dimensions

1964 Corvette Dimensions - Coupe

Exterior Dimensions (Coupe) Interior Dimensions (Coupe)
Wheelbase: 98.0 Inches Headroom: 44.8 Inches
Overall Length: 175.3 Inches Shoulder Room: 48.2 Inches
Total Body Width: 69.6 Inches Hip Room: 52.4 Inches
Overall Height: 49.3 Inches Leg Room: 41.6 Inches
Front Track Width: 56.3 Inches
Rear Track Width: 57.0 Inches
Min. Ground Clearance 5.0 Inches

Capacities

Capacities
Passenger Capacity 2 – Driver & Passenger
Curb Weight (lbs) 3,110
– Convertible 3,118
– Convertible (with hardtop) 3,125
Interior Passenger Volume (cu. ft)
Interior Trunk Volume (cu. ft)
– Convertible 8.4
– Coupe 10.5
Engine Oil Capacity (qts.): 20 (36 with RPO N03)
– 250HP and 300HP engines 4 (capacity of crankcase less filter – refill)
– 340HP and 360HP engines 5 (capacity of crankcase less filter – refill)
Coolant capacity without heater (qts.) 18.0
Battery: 12 volt, 61AH, Delco-Remy

1964 C2 Corvette

1964 Chevrolet Corvette Performance Results

Performance Results Standard L75 L76 L84
(3.36 Axle) (3.36 Axle) (3.70 Axle) (3.70 Axle)
3-Speed Transmission
Performance weight (lbs.) 3410 3410
Pounds/gross horsepower 13.64 11.38
Pounds/cu.in. piston displacement 10.42 10.44
 Gross horsepower/cu.in. displacement .765 .917
 Power displacement (cu.ft./mile) 241.6 241.6
Displacement factor (cu.ft./mile) 141.7 141.4
 0 – 60 mph (seconds)
 Top Speed (mph)
4-Speed Transmission
 Performance weight (lbs.) 3410 3410 3500 3420
 Pounds/gross horsepower 13.64 11.37 9.32 9.12
 Pounds/cu.in. piston displacement 10.42 10.43 10.40 10.46
 Gross horsepower/cu.in. displacement .765 .917 1.116 1.146
 Power displacement (cu.ft./mile) 241.6 241.6 266.1 266.1
 Displacement factor (cu.ft./mile) 141.7 141.7 156.5 155.6
 0 – 60 mph (seconds)
 Top Speed (mph)
Powerglide Transmission
Performance weight (lbs.) 3435 3435
Pounds/gross horsepower 13.74 11.45
Pounds/cu.in. piston displacement 10.50 10.50
Gross horsepower/cu.in. displacement .765 .917
Power displacement (cu.ft./mile) 241.6 241.6
 Displacement factor (cu.ft./mile) 140.7 140.6
 0 – 60 mph (seconds) 8 sec.
Top Speed (mph) 130 mph