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Original radiator cap?
« on: March 25, 2012, 03:19:44 AM »
I have been going through parts that came with my 01B 1969 Z and one of the parts is the radiator cap.  Is this an original cap?  The rivet on top looks odd and why is there a hole in one of the ears?








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Re: Original radiator cap?
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2012, 10:24:22 AM »
Yes - That is an original cap. The rivet is perfectly correct for that month.
The hole was probably drilled by someone who attached a safety cord?

Nice cap - -should clean up very easily....

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Re: Original radiator cap?
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2012, 10:54:08 AM »
Agree with Jeff that it should clean up nicely. Get yourself some evaporust or one of the other similar rust remover solutions and let it soak for a day. Those in nice condititon bring good money. A NOS one just brought $609 recently........
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69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
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Re: Original radiator cap?
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2012, 12:18:11 PM »
Thanks guys!  I am thinking about sending it out to be restored.

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Re: Original radiator cap?
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2012, 01:17:05 AM »
Soak it in Evap o rust then soak it in Boe Shield. It will clean up nice.
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Re: Original radiator cap?
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2012, 08:28:54 PM »
I believe Car Craft had an article a few months ago about how to clean up a old rediator cap......

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Re: Original radiator cap?
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2012, 12:00:07 AM »
Jeff,
Is that cap also correct for a 67 05E build or was the rivet different?
Bob

Yes - That is an original cap. The rivet is perfectly correct for that month.
The hole was probably drilled by someone who attached a safety cord?

Nice cap - -should clean up very easily....

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Re: Original radiator cap?
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2012, 02:16:26 PM »
No - the earlier cap had a hollow rivet - there may have been some overlap in 68 but typically the flat rivet is 69 and later.
see 67 cap below...

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Re: Original radiator cap?
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2012, 03:23:17 PM »
Here's the original RC-15 cap on my 02D '69 Z/28.
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Re: Original radiator cap?
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2012, 04:07:46 PM »
That is a beauty John!!!!  I ended up sending mine to someone who had loads of recommendations - Joe Perri out of Chicago Ill.

I will post up pics when I get it back.


Jeff,

You have an amazing collection.  Wow!

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Re: Original radiator cap?
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2012, 05:18:53 PM »
Jeff,
The cap I have for my 67 looks like your 2nd picture. The Ac and 15# are reversed in the two pictures any reason for this?
Bob

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Re: Original radiator cap?
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2012, 06:09:47 PM »
No reason at all.  Lots of versions of those Rad caps.
AC on one side - AC on the other side - Sometimes they even forgot a circle or two.
Sometimes the logos are upside down or angled - Really it was just a mass produced item with a lot of different variations.

Nice cap John - -I love the deep stampings on a gently used original...

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Re: Original radiator cap?
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2012, 07:08:29 PM »
Jeff,
Thanks for the reply. ;D
Bob

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Re: Original radiator cap?
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2012, 03:44:09 PM »
Joe Perri did an awesome job restoring the original cap.  He even fixed the hole in the ear.







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Re: Original radiator cap?
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2012, 06:58:23 PM »
Wow...that's nice! Can you give us that don't know him his contact info? Thanks

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Re: Original radiator cap?
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2012, 07:47:10 PM »
Wow...that's nice! Can you give us that don't know him his contact info? Thanks

As long as it's not against CRG policy.  If it is, I can delete the info ASAP.  

Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with Mr. Perri, but he did an awesome job on my cap and his prices are very reasonable.

Joe Perri
6845 N. Mendota Avenue
Chicago, IL 60646
phone: 312-307-1977
email: corvetteillinois@comcast.net

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Re: Original radiator cap?
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2012, 08:57:41 PM »
"Soak it in Evap o rust then soak it in Boe Shield. It will clean up nice."

What stores sell these products? I have a gas cap and radiator cap that could use a cleaning
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
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Re: Original radiator cap?
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2012, 09:01:54 PM »
"Soak it in Evap o rust then soak it in Boe Shield. It will clean up nice."

What stores sell these products? I have a gas cap and radiator cap that could use a cleaning

I bought both products on Amazon.com cheaper than any store had it.
Daniel  
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Re: Original radiator cap?
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2012, 09:04:30 PM »
right on, thank you for the help!
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear) please
Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: Original radiator cap?
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2012, 12:25:42 AM »
"Soak it in Evap o rust then soak it in Boe Shield. It will clean up nice."

What stores sell these products? I have a gas cap and radiator cap that could use a cleaning

Daniel is correct! I purchase ours at our local harbor freight and use a 20% coupon. PepBoys used to sell it as well but not sure if they still do.
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68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
R 68Z build- http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584

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Re: Original radiator cap?
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2014, 03:25:49 AM »
Reply #15 in this thread has Joe Perri's contact information...
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Re: Original radiator cap?
« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2014, 03:31:39 AM »
Jeff, Would you have any of the "flat rivet" caps on hand??  thanks!  Don

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Re: Original radiator cap?
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2014, 04:24:39 AM »
Joe also provides a service for those who just want their caps rebuilt instead of restored to keep that patina for survivor or unrestored cars. Great guy to talk with. I called him a while back and he explained the whole proccess.
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Re: Original radiator cap?
« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2014, 11:51:00 PM »
Jeff, Would you have any of the "flat rivet" caps on hand??  thanks!  Don

Best thing to do is send Jeff a PM or email.
Note for restoration-Joe can utilize whatever rivet you need for your application. For anyone coming to Corvette Carlisle, Joe is normally there with a space and is a great guy!
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68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
R 68Z build- http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584

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Re: Original radiator cap?
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2014, 01:58:14 AM »
Joe just restored the horns on my silver X66 convertible. Great job...
'69 RS Z/28 Olympic Gold, 711
Flat hood no spoiler, black top, endura, 4:10
POP 39,000
69 X77 Z/28 69 711 Original Paint Unrestored
'69 X66 Convertible Cortez Silver 712 black top Endura, auto, bumper guards, am/fm rear speaker 44k miles