Corvette Cooling System


As summer approaches and temperatures soar to record highs, we would like to focus on your Corvette’s cooling system. Although it may seem more important to check the A/C system to keep you cool, you also need to make sure the cooling system is working properly for optimum A/C performance. As engine temperatures increase, A/C performance is affected adversely.

There are a few things that every Corvette owner should check annually to determine if further maintenance is necessary. 53-82 Corvettes have a basic cooling system in which radiator cooled air flows through the grille opening. Obvious large road debris should be removed from the front of the radiator. A garden hose can be directed through the radiator from the fan side of the radiator to flush out debris and dirt that has accumulated.

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C3 Upper Windshield Frame and Windshield Replacement

I purchased a fathom green ‘69 big-block tri-power T-top coupe with only 42,000 original miles on it recently. I’m the third owner of the car, and I got it for a very good price because it needs some heavy doses of TLC. The car had been exposed to the weather during its 31 years of existence and, as is a common malady of Sharks, the upper windshield frame had rusted through,
badly resulting in lots of water damage to the interior. Additionally, the windshield had a large crack in it. (more…)