What have YOU being doing or are you planning to do with your Vette?

Adtheman

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Had to pull the Rad' today as the bottom drain was weeping from the rad main part, only slightly but enough to warrant pulling it. Now in a dilemma as i use a guy at work for all my welding who says he can braze it with silver and repair it for around £80-£100 but the rest although ok is looking tired, or do i buy a new ally one for around £400 and fit the electric aftermarket fans? Anyone have any views or have done this successfully.
 

Chuffer

CCCUK Member
Very good point Roscbbc ! I regularly check my hoses and connections before and after each trip anyway in case a joint needs nipping up a bit . The consequences of a leak don`t bare thinking about :eek: . I had mine made up to order from Competition Supplies at Silverstone Circuit using race spec hose and fittings with a 500 psi rated working pressure and 3000 psi burst pressure .
 

mickn

CCCUK Member
Had to pull the Rad' today as the bottom drain was weeping from the rad main part, only slightly but enough to warrant pulling it. Now in a dilemma as i use a guy at work for all my welding who says he can braze it with silver and repair it for around £80-£100 but the rest although ok is looking tired, or do i buy a new ally one for around £400 and fit the electric aftermarket fans? Anyone have any views or have done this successfully.
I have a recently discovered weeping rad problem on my 73, am hoping to take it to someone this week to look at a possible repair. If it can't be repaired where are you looking to get an ally rad from if you don't mind me asking?
 

maxuk15

CCCUK Member
Brake line now free from hose. TA removed from car, handbrake shoes removed ready for unbolting carrier unit... But, can we shift the spindle nut?? Can we heck! A buddy is coming round tomorrow with an oxyacetylene torch, to put a bit of heat into it! That should be fun! Can't believe that I'd managed to get it so tight when I fitted the flange a few years ago.

But, a plus again is that the bushes on the second TA are even worse than the first! Talke about "shot"
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In case I go up in flames tomorrow - a Happy New Year to all! :D 🍾
That looks very familiar Stephen !!!!!
A lot of play in there.........................
 

BobbyV8

CCCUK Member
Just taken delivery of a pair of T85 headlights to replace the T84's which hopefully will improve the night vision a bit from what it is now.

After that I will be replacing the standard exhaust (nothing wrong with it just a bit quiet) with an axle back system. Not 100% decided yet which make but will probably be a Billy Boat PRT Quad round tip. Not sure whether to get an X pipe as well or leave it and fit the exhaust first and see what it's like.
 

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