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85 vette, 89 engine,92 body style ...UHGGGG!

i have an 85 vette, the guy suped her up and put a rebuilt 1989 350 vette engine in her, and changed to a 92 body style in front and rear...then made her super low in front...heck, i dont know what year of vehicle i need parts for! does anybody have a good pic of what the frontend (shocks area) is supposed to look like?and she is running hot....i think i need a shroud....dont know what they look like either...and whats a oil cooler and how do i know if i have one? how can i tell what kind of radiator i have and if its good enough? uhhhhhhhhhggggggggggg! thank you anyone who replys.....amy

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if you need pictures of the parts try yahoo images

if you don't know what kind of radiator is in it try calling a parts store and ask them what kind of radiator is in it

to find out if the radiator is good, find a radiator pressure tester and find out if it is leaking if its not leaking you have a good radiator

the next thing to check would be the thermostat

good luck
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Doc here,

FIRST of all..ON any Corvette, You must have a Shroud..If you don't have one Now..get one installed asap..

Be sure the Air Dam and nose piece is unobstructed...and the radiator fins and condenser fins are clean and clear.

Do a Flush and back flush on the system, using a Good quality Cleaner..then pressure test the Radiator and Cap..

Be sure when you refill the system, you "belch " the air from the system..For this you need a working recovery kit, and a low pressure (5 to 10 psi) cap.

Run it and keep the recovery tank full, hose below the line, and watch as it blows air off and withdraws coolant to replace the air..until it stops blowing air..then shut down, let it cool, and replace the stock cap.

Be sure the New Engine Sensors are compatible with the HUD, DIC , or mechanical gauges in your body, (they must be resistance matched to report accurately OR at all..) Not all senders are the same..

As far as the bumpers ( Nose-piece, I think that what you asked about..) you want to know what an 85 looks like? or 92? or What year? ...

84-5 Front bumper type.

If the Engine is Stock, and not a high performance upgrade, unless you opt to, you do not need an engine oil cooler..however, it is a good idea BUT I wouldn't do it until the overheating problems are first resolved.

Another Problem specific to Corvette, is evacuation of engine bay heat..Especially if the hood gaskets are new or in very good shape..the bay holds heat very well and causes rises in temps under certain conditions.

Check your Fenderwell louvers to see if they are a functional type or non~Functional deco type..If they are functional, be sure they are not obstructed..they evacuate Engine bay heat ... If they are Deco..make them functional .. open them up to the engine bay.

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