CCCUK logo

 Ian Allan Motors

Website Control

Recent threads

New Forum Posts

» C8 is Coming by Redlevel on Mon 24 Sep 18 11:32

» DeLorean DMC-12 with LS3 480 by 5 USA on Mon 24 Sep 18 10:34

» l/h rear brake caliper wanted by damc3 on Mon 24 Sep 18 00:01

» 2008 z06 jacking pucks. by Norm on Sun 23 Sep 18 20:41

» Failed oil pump drive by roscobbc on Sun 23 Sep 18 20:21

» C3 that are in UK 1968-73 with chrome bumpers pics please! by L88 on Sat 22 Sep 18 19:11

» Resto Vette - or - Modifed Vette by MIT on Sat 22 Sep 18 11:18

» Amazing by MIT on Sat 22 Sep 18 11:07

» Spare wheel light by PAZ9556 on Fri 21 Sep 18 19:35

» '95 C4 with LT1 missfire by corvetteville on Fri 21 Sep 18 18:42

» 1989 C4 For Sale by RickyG512 on Fri 21 Sep 18 14:28

» C7 Configurator by c6pete on Thu 20 Sep 18 12:46

» C2 fibreglassing and prep. by L88 on Wed 19 Sep 18 20:50

» What did you do with your Vette today? by FelixP on Wed 19 Sep 18 13:44

» Potential new C5 owner - some basic questions by Le Vette on Tue 18 Sep 18 14:09

» Stunt Driving from 1966 Chevys by Daytona Vette on Tue 18 Sep 18 10:47

» 1966 C2 Corvette Wilwood Master Cylinder by L88 on Mon 17 Sep 18 11:44

» Euro to US tail lights help by julian marshall on Sun 16 Sep 18 11:41

» Mid engined Corvette by Norm on Sat 15 Sep 18 15:19

» C3 Side Exhaust Pipes by CaptainK on Fri 14 Sep 18 13:10

» Presume this is my battery on the way out? :-( by roppa440 on Fri 14 Sep 18 00:02

» [Pics] C6 Corvette's in the UK. by autocolor on Thu 13 Sep 18 19:45

» T-tops - single / double latch by Vetteheadtony on Thu 13 Sep 18 14:06

» Breakfast meet by VetteWeekend on Wed 12 Sep 18 20:20

» Recommended Restorers by CaptainK on Wed 12 Sep 18 12:12

» 1990 L98 C4 not starting by lovejoy on Tue 11 Sep 18 19:28

» CCCUK West Sussex meeting in September by robbiew on Tue 11 Sep 18 18:34

» South Central Regional Meeting for September by Daytona Vette on Mon 10 Sep 18 12:22

» My 01 c5 yellow for sale by Celcius on Sun 09 Sep 18 20:58

» For Sale 09 C6 Corvette by John Lynn on Sun 09 Sep 18 01:25

Engine bay

Reply to topic
View previous topicEmail to a FriendPrinter FriendlyView next topic




Club Member

Wed 21 Feb 18 16:22

Engine bay

I haven’t had my 1979 coupe long so over the winter/spring period I will be doing stuff on the interior,but during periods when I am not doing any thing in particular but wait for better weather my mind drifts to the engine bay and what I could do to give it a cleaner less cluttered look.I am thinking of removing the air con compressor and just generally making the bay much simpler to look at,having said that my mechanical knowledge is minimal to say the least.Does any one out there have any thoughts they would care to share on the subject ? I don’t think I will suffer heat stroke if I remove the air con stuff under the hood and store it in the loft ready to go back on should the need arise
Regards Nige

Reply with quote


Club Member

Wed 21 Feb 18 19:02

Re: Engine bay

This thread is useless without pics Laughing Laughing

Give us some clues Nige Thumbs up

But, initially, I wouldn't actually remove the AC equipment. I wish now that I'd been more prudent in keeping the AC running on our '78. We used to take the T-Tops out as often as we could, so just stopped using the AC. Oh how we miss it now! But alas, we're looking at 1000$bill to re-instate!

Stephen J Irons
CCCUK Lifetime Member
Corvette Club France
Corvettes of Southern California
NCM Family Member
Stephen & June's Web Site
Red Corvettes Have More Fun!

Apple IS Genisys!
The "Born-Again Greenies" are killing the planet! It's time to wake up and smell the rain-forest burning!

Reply with quote


Committee Member

Wed 21 Feb 18 19:32

As Steve says don't remove the a/c - and if it isn't working - get it fixed. If you have limited mechanical skills consider chroming some metal parts like air filter cover - if alternator is ally polish it - get some fancy braided stainless covers for hoses - steam clean the interior and spray parts satin black.

CCCUK Chairman
'68 coupe - 4 speed - 3.08 - 489 cu in - 570 bhp @ 5850 rpm - 606 ft/lbs torque (821 Newton Metres) @ 3850 rpm

Reply with quote


Club Member

Thu 22 Feb 18 15:50

If it helps, my 68 327 doesn't even have aircon and I have no issues with it (I've never been one for using aircon other than to demist a screen quicker). Fine during the summer and awesome to have the t-tops off purely for the look. Granted you big block boys generate a fair amount more heat though.

However, if you have working aircon, then leave it along - remember you need a qualified aircon technician to de-gas the system before you can disconnect the pipes, otherwise you'll put refridgerant into the atmosphere and that's naughty.

I'd go with shiny parts, or cleaning and painting/chroming up various container tops and so forth. You can also get a colour scheme going and put covers over your hoses and swap your plug leads for ones of the same colour etc.

Last edited by CaptainK on Thu 22 Feb 18 15:51; edited 1 time in total. [5 %]

Reply with quote


Club Member

Fri 23 Feb 18 10:16

Re: Engine bay

Thanks guys for your words of wisdom , think the air con stays and a good clean up with perhaps a dress up kit will be the way to good
Regards nige

Reply with quote

Reply to topic
View previous topicEmail to a FriendPrinter FriendlyPrivate MessengerView next topic


You cannot post new threads in this forum
You cannot reply to threads in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot add events in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum