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11/30/12 6:31pm - Reply: 'Re: Flex Fan or no Flex Fan'
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Chadds Ford, PA - USA

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1971 BB, 4spd, Convertible, Brands Hatch Green 1990 L98, Auto, Convertible, Polo Green Met

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I found this on Willcox Corvette and thought it might help.

http://willcoxcorvette.com/instructions/johns_cooling_article.pdf


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11/30/12 10:10pm - Reply: 'Re: Flex Fan or no Flex Fan'
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edgwood, MD - USA

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1975 convertible,with the hard top and power streering.it a 350 L48 with auto trans. the color is light blue.

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Well I got everything changed,man what a pain in the *#*.I also did a couple of small fixes. Well ran out of time so tomorrow is the big day to see of I fixed the overheating problem. If not then the only thing left is the radiator. Rick

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12/1/12 5:48pm - Reply: 'Re: Flex Fan or no Flex Fan'
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Badin Lake, NC - USA

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1979 Red L-48 Corvette with Doeskin interior, 3-speed automatic, 3.55 rear; 1986 L-98 Coupe, 4+3 Manual - Satin Black and Purple (SCCA TT/Hillclimb Car); 1993 White LT-1 Coupe, Black Interior, 6-speed

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I am another one in the no flex fans club - I race in SCCA events and they are not permitted for a darn good reason. And I have had them let go, with one in particular creating a nice hole in the hood of a classic 1969 Ford LTD.  A fan with a clutch will be as effective in cooling, if not more so, and is much safer. Check the clutch!  Other items to check that caused some heat problems with my C3:
1. Shroud in good shape and properly installed
2. seals between hood and radiator are critical to prevent air from just spilling over the top of the radiator
3. air dam/spoiler in place.
4. if all else fails, get a nice Spal electric fan to supplement the cooling
 
Just my humble opinion....good luck. I had to work on mine to get it cool during NC summers.


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C3: 1979 Corvette Coupe, Auto, L-48, Red/Doeskin (my wife's fave);
C4s: 1986 C4 coupe (SCCA road race car), satin black, 4+3, Z51 package, L-98;  & 1993 C4 coupe, white, 6-speed, LT-1.
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12/1/12 11:43pm - Reply: 'Re: Flex Fan or no Flex Fan'
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Sykesville, MD - USA

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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

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Rick, if you do have to replace the radiator get the direct fit aluminum one. I got mine from Corvette America but MAM and Corvette Central sells the same one. Made an amazing difference in my car! Good luck and hope it works out!
 
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12/2/12 11:11am - Reply: 'Re: Flex Fan or no Flex Fan'
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Well I let the car  running and got it up to temp....then drove it for a little the temp got to just below the 200 line and stayed there.(I have a 195 thermostat) So hopefully this solves my overheating problem.
                                Rick

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12/2/12 3:03pm - Reply: 'Re: Flex Fan or no Flex Fan'
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Yeah! I love when aproblem gets solved! Great to hear, Rick!
 
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