Got the Be Cool Radiator and installed it, PERFECT FIT! Only mistake I made was putting sealing tape around the temp sensor that screws into the block, does not allow a good ground for the sensor so had to correct that. When those fans go on it sounds like a fricken airplane taking off!
Does a very good job! Very nice radiator, pricy yes but very, very nice..
And here we go.. I just can't leave things alone.. The 327 engine blew a head gasket on me so seeing that I am pulling the engine out I decided to go all out.
Purchased a new engine from GM performance. Got the 350 and bolted on a Edelbrock 2101 manifold, the AVS 650 CFM carb, MSD Distributor, Ignition module and blaster coil. Also got new MSD pug wires. Between my 68 Camaro and the 66 Corvette Summit racing must love me by now!
It can get to 100+ degrees here is Los Angeles so I also purchased the Be Cool Direct Fit Module 80230 with dual fan. I know it's rated 700 HP but I am tired of the summer driving issues here people have with these old Corvettes so I just swallowed the pill and spent the $1,450 on it! Ouch..
I also purchased a power steering and power brake assist conversion for the car. The power steering conversion was soooo easy I could not believe it. The car came with 4 wheels disk already but no power assist booster! Installed it and new lines and they are ready to go. Still waiting on the radiator and it comes on Friday. It just so happens that I have Friday off so I should hopefully have it all together for the engine break in process on Friday and a drive up PCH on Saturday! Added up my receipts and the total cost this time in parts $7,125.00 so I am calling it a b-day present to myself..
I still have my 1968 Camaro SS convertible but saw this car and well the rest you can probably figure out.
So this car is in A LOT better shape than any other project I have ever had before. This is my 1966 Corvette Stingray convertible 327/350 with a manual 4 speed. It's pretty much stock but there are a few things I am going to do right off the bat. It has 4 wheel disk brakes but no vacuum power assist so that has been ordered. There is also no power steering so that has been ordered too and should be here is 2 weeks. Obviously the first thing we will be seeing in this project will be those 2 add-ons.
The little woman thinks I have lost my mind working on 2 projects at the same time but all I can say is let's see how it goes. I still LOVE the Camaro and will be doing some work on her this weekend doing lead work and prepping the body for final paint!
Finished the passenger side strip, sand and primer. Now on to the drivers side. I am putting a lot of prep work into the car and I hope to be rewarded with an outstanding paint job. The passenger door had a pretty sloppy repair done in the lower front corner so I cut it out and fixed it properly.