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7/14/08 9:11pm - Original Message: 'Lesson I learned today...'
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Gloucester, VA - USA

Vette(s):
1979 T-Top, Metallic Green ZZ4 350/355 hp 405 ft/lbs torque Dual Spal Fans 700R4 4 Spd O/D Transmission 2004 Z06 Commemorative Edition

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Never run over ANYTHING in a C5. 

darn 5 cent plastic bag got sucked up into my cooling fan. Wrapped around the spindle and locked it up SOLID. Burned it out.

 20 minutes to fix it...and 80 bucks...

 darn litter bugs.
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7/14/08 9:16pm - Reply: 'Lesson I learned today...'
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Rockland, MA - USA

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76, L48, 4spd & 09, LS3, 6spd

Joined: 1/30/2003
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so true.... sometimes I think I spend as much time cleaning the radiator as I do the carpet ....LOL

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7/14/08 10:06pm - Reply: 'Lesson I learned today...'
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Sebago Lake, ME - USA

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1978 Silver Anniversary L82 4spd (M21) Red Leather. -1978 Pace Car L82 4spd (M21) 20k miles.

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Friend of mine hit a racoon with his C-5. Did a job on the spoiler.

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7/14/08 10:28pm - Reply: 'Lesson I learned today...'
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Greensburg, IN - USA

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Previous: 1984 Silver / Charcoal Coupe, 1988 Maroon Coupe / 1989 Artic White / Mod. Red Int. Coupe, Present:1976 Stingray Black / Black, Auto, 350 slightly modified (355 hp) Luxor Wires Redline Tires. / 2001 Speedway White Vert, Torch Red Int, LS1, Auto.

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Jimmy,

This will prevent that little problem! RADIATOR SCREEN

I have purchased items from here and the service is awsome. He is a multivette owner selling Vette parts from his home on EBAY.

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7/14/08 10:49pm - Reply: 'Lesson I learned today...'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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The C4 cars suffer from the same idiocy...nothing there to keep trash out of the front. Mama had a plastic sack wrapped around the pusher fan on the '85 once, too...
The same metal cloth-type screen will work on the C4s, too. You can also go buy the screen/cloth at da local hardware store, and DIY.

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