Chevrolet Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
What does this mean, " Have a 180 star in the car"?
What temperature is the thermostat rated at?
Is this crate engine fuel injected or carbureted?
Do you have a mechanical belt driven cooling fan or are you still using electric fans? Is this an automatic transmission with the cooler inside the radiator?
Do you have or have you considered adding an extra transmission cooler?
Is this a distributor engine and if so, how is the ignition timing? Timing too far retarded may cause overheating.
I thought Corvette engines were supposed to run hot and have 195 degree thermostats and not turn on cooling fans until like 232 degrees.
Perhaps you should stick a kitchen thermometer down into the radiator and see what the real temperature is, then maybe getting a more recent temperature gauge that goes up to say 250 degrees f.