C3 Vette Registry - The Best Resource on the Net for C3 Vettes! C3 Vette
Forums -> C3 Cooling and Heating Systems
Not Logged In! Login or Register!  Users Online: 22 / Help 
Features  Find C3 Parts on ebay in only 2 or 3 clicks!  | Add YOUR C3 to the Registry

Supporting Vendors
Volunteer Vette Products
CorvetteClothing.com
Bair's Corvettes
VetteBookStore.com
Mid America Motorworks

C3 of the Month
None Current
Enter Yours Today!
Online C3 Show
13
C3s are Registered

Vanity Plates
82SHARK
82Sharkman
Featured Links

Buy Now
Corvette Magazine - $19.99 for 8 issues
Corvette Magazine
Only $19.99 for 8 issues


GM Corvette 1963-82 (Chilton's Total Car Care Repair Manuals) (Paperback)
GM Corvette 1963-82 (Chilton's Total Car Care Repair Manuals) (Paperback)


Corvette 50th Anniversary
Corvette 50th Anniversary


Kindle
Kindle



| Hide Signatures and Profile Pics

 New Topic New Topic Post Reply Reply New Poll New Poll Search     Search Page [1]  
10/15/09 10:48pm - Original Message: 'Radiator is finally Out!!'
rod7515 Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
- Send Private Message


Red Lion, PA - USA

Vette(s):
1974 White 350 Corvette, TH400 Automatic 1972 Tangerine /Go Mango Convertible 383 Stroker, 2004r Automatic

Joined: 10/27/2006
Posts: 1172
Well I finally removed the radiator from the 74. In order to get it out I had to remove the AC Condenser and the radiator support. I am wondering if at sometime this car may have been in a front end accident that may have things a little tighter than they were from new. I just cant believe that you should have to pull the support out to remove the radiator. I dread thinking about the reinstall, but I'll be glad when its done.


____________________________________

 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
 
Support C3VR!
Suport our advertisers
10/16/09 11:50am - Reply: 'Radiator is finally Out!!'
aceinthehole Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
- Send Private Message


Valley Springs, CA - USA

Vette(s):
1978,Metalic Money Green W/Gold emblems,TH350 w/gear splitter,black & grey interior.1978,two tone,Metalic Rootbeer & gold ,Doeskin interior,auto. trans. 1981, Silver w/mirrored T-Tops,4 spd, charcoal interior.

Joined: 11/20/2005
Posts: 3618
Curious. I hadn't heard of either item coming into play before.

____________________________________
Jimmy B.
Just can't wait to get on the road again.

 
                             Click to see larger views!
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
10/16/09 12:58pm - Reply: 'Radiator is finally Out!!'
Adams' Apple Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
Moderator
- Send Private Message


Duncanville, TX - USA

Vette(s):
#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

Joined: 11/8/2003
Posts: 19449
Was the radiator stuck to the support? First time I attempted to remove the rad in my '74, the seals(air dams) along the sides wouldn't turn loose of it, and I finally gave up trying to get it out...

____________________________________
Joel Adams
C3VR Lifetime Member #56    
My Link


(click for Texas-sized view!)
             NCRS

"Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comforting to cry in a CORVETTE than in a Kia"
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
10/16/09 1:17pm - Reply: 'Radiator is finally Out!!'
rod7515 Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
- Send Private Message


Red Lion, PA - USA

Vette(s):
1974 White 350 Corvette, TH400 Automatic 1972 Tangerine /Go Mango Convertible 383 Stroker, 2004r Automatic

Joined: 10/27/2006
Posts: 1172
At first I thought that was the problem too, however as soon as I unbolted the 3 bolts inside the fenders that hold the support in place everything got loose. All li had to do was pull the support back, of course after it was out I have now removed it to do a better cleanup and paint. It seems to never end ! I am enjoying this but I am ready to stop finding more things to spend money on each time you take a step forward! Last night I decided to order a new airdam since its off now, and sway bar bushings, And since the control arms both uppers and lowers are now off I decided to do ball joints and shocks. Does it ever end???   I will post a question under brakes now that I am this far. Thanks for all your support as I go forward. I am sure I have spent more than I should have but I plan on keeping it a long time. 

____________________________________

 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
4/28/10 12:04am - Reply: 'Radiator is finally Out!!'
rod7515 Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
- Send Private Message


Red Lion, PA - USA

Vette(s):
1974 White 350 Corvette, TH400 Automatic 1972 Tangerine /Go Mango Convertible 383 Stroker, 2004r Automatic

Joined: 10/27/2006
Posts: 1172
Update on Radiator!!
Tonight I decided to tackle reinstalling the radiator. First i installed the radiator support but only installed the bottom screw in each side. This allowed me to pivot the support upright to install the radiator. Once the radiator was sitting on the lower brackets i was able to install the fan shroud. Once both were sitting in place I installed the remaining 2 screws for each side. Next the condenser and job was complete. Now all I have to do is connect hoses this weekend.
Wow! I feel so much better now!



____________________________________

 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
4/28/10 4:12pm - Reply: 'Radiator is finally Out!!'
KDADDY79
Former Member
- Send Private Message


Dutchess County, NY - USA

Vette(s):
White '79 Corvette. It's a driver.

Joined: 8/27/2007
Posts: 2484

When I did mine I found I had to adjust the shroud a few times once it was in place.

When the car was at idle or low RPM's it was fine. But during hard acceleration or a down shift I still had some fan contact with the shroud.

I hope yours goes back together without too much trouble.
Keep us posted.
 
Kevin


____________________________________
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
 New Topic New Topic Post Reply Reply New Poll New Poll Search     Search Page [1]  
 Forums -> C3 Cooling and Heating Systems
(Moderator: Adam Wartell, Norsky, Adams' Apple)
 

 
Official C3 Vette Registry Community:
Home | Forums | Email | Who's Online | Clubs | Events | Member Stats

Other Official C3 Vette Registry Areas:
Members | Research | Shop | My Account | About C3VR
 

Corvette is a registered trademark of the General Motors Corporation(GM) & Chevrolet Motor Division. Vette Registries, LLC is responsible for all site content (except for member submitted content or where otherwise noted) and does not claim or imply that Chevrolet or GM is responsible for Official C3 Vette Registry content. Vette Registries, LLC is independent from GM and is not affiliated with, sponsored or supported by GM.  Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended, or implied and are in fact used to support GM, Chevrolet and Corvette

Official C3 Vette Registry content is Copyright 2001-2017, Vette Registries, LLC. Content may not be reused without written consent. All Rights Reserved. NS

Corvette (Vette) Model Years on this site: 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 30