We are experts in Corvette Headlight Motor Repair. We can rebuild and restore these dated components, and return your original motor!
Corvette headlight motors seemed to be doomed from the start. They were built with a soft-cast main drive gear and an armature exposed to the elements. The armature extends out from the main case with a small thumb-wheel mounted on the end so, in case they failed to operate, you could reach in and open your headlight by turning the wheel! However, problems developed soon after introduction when corrosion would build up on the armature and bushing and would eventually cause the motor to seize. Thankfully we can restore your motors! Corvette Specialties of MD West performs all of the rebuilds right in our shop, and you will receive your same original motor when complete. We do not exchange your motor for another part! Corvette Specialties of MD West: your “Restoration Leader” for over 45 years!
Corvette Headlight Motors 1963-1967
- $135.00 Base Labor, each
- Includes complete rebuild and cosmetic restoration.
- Includes new main drive gear.
- All additional parts and repairs extra. Will contact with cost if needed.
- Examples: Cage/Bushing repair, Field repair, etc.
- Unfortunately we often run into problems on these 50+ year old motors.
- Most problems are the result of poor workmanship on prior repairs.
- Planning to have your Corvette judged? We have a limited supply of restored original ground bolts and washers for $35.00 additional, per pair. These are unique to this application and have a specific head marking. Please make a note on your Restoration Order Form if you would like a set installed on your motors. If not requested, we will install bolts and washers that are correct in dimensions, but not correct for judging.
- Please note: We do not repair or restore reproduction headlight motors.
WHEN SENDING CORVETTE SPECIALTY PARTS, PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE OUR RESTORATION ORDER FORM.
IMPORTANT PACKING & SHIPPING NOTES: When shipping gauges and other items for restoration, please wrap the items securely! We suggest wrapping each item in bubble wrap individually and cushioning the wrapped bundles within the box with more packaging. When shipping open-face gauges, protect the gauge face by taping the gauge face-down to a piece of cardboard and wrap with bubble wrap. Note that some pointer bases may stick up beyond the edge of the face so the cardboard may need to have a small hole to accommodate it. Be sure to fill the package completely with cushioning material, especially the corners, as any movement within the box can cause damage. Do not use packing peanuts as they allow too much movement within the package. Insure your items for a replacement value you feel comfortable with. Please note that even if you insure your items, if the carrier determines the package was not packed properly they may dispute your damage claim.