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Hello all,
I just bought a 67 C2 numbers matching coupe from its second owner and good friend of mine. Now at 70 years of age he tells me that the 427 435hp engine was just too difficult to drive in the summers here in California. The engine has about 45 k of gentle driving on it and I would like to put it back in. Other than pouring in some oil and letting it sit a bit do you think I need to do anything more to the engine? I don't want to built it up given that overheating is a problem any and I don't want to loose the serial numbers with decking. Any ideas on how I can manage the heat with new technology? I was thinking of improving the weight balance with some L88 aluminum heads. Any idea where I can find some?

This is my first vette and I feel I am blessed to have such good friends who trust me with their "baby". I don't want to mess it up by installing the original big block (currently has a 350 in it) and head but if I can find a way to eliminate the overheating issue I think I will return it to stock.

Any ideas?
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Scott
 

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Welcome to DC Scott. If you are not trying to preserves the all original condition there are several things that can be done while allowing you to keep it where it can be returned to stock in the future. Even with these mods, you can put the used parts in teh corner for later restoration if you so choose. First is get a new radiator with today's technology. There are several on the market today. Go with a pair of high flow cooling fan and in choosing remember the all fans are not created equal. The local parts house probably will not have a quality fan. Look to the street rod market for small high flow fan. Also run a proper mixture of water and coolant and if you are running an auto, do not run the cooling line to the radiator, put in a separate trans cooler for that. The important thing is to remember that it doesn't have to be at 180*, 200* OR 210* is okay.

...and how about posting up some pics. Sounds like one sweet ride
 

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Thanks so much for the quick support. Any recommendation on a new aftermarket radiaidor (spelling)? I've read a great deal about that being the first step but I'm confussed with all the choices. Is it such that with the new technology I can make a wrong decsion or it one better than another?

Pics to post soon once I have the car shipped and in my garage.
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Thanks so much for the quick support. Any recommendation on a new aftermarket radiaidor (spelling)? I've read a great deal about that being the first step but I'm confussed with all the choices. Is it such that with the new technology I can make a wrong decsion or it one better than another?

Pics to post soon once I have the car shipped and in my garage.
Thanks,
Scott

The Best and only place you should consider is Dewitts, best in service and product:

http://www.dewitts.com/


He also has a section on information to make sure it runs cool. There is several areas you need to address.

http://www.dewitts.com/pages/downloads.asp

Read the to PDF's by John Hinckley. You address those areas and you will not have a cooling problem. I would give them a call and they will tell you what extactly you need.



My setup that I just bought.
Chuck
 
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