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Old 11-27-2016, 09:44 PM
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To borrow a phrase I read on the forum, I was just going to change a fuse .
Oh and while I have this out.................😁
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Old 11-27-2016, 10:05 PM
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Just thought I'd the windshield date code LOF/Libbey-Owens-Corning/ASI/TL would be March(L) 70' (T) so it's as original as I could guess..... for what it's worth
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Great looking car , keep us posted , we love pics , I just picked up a Mulsanne Blue 70 myself , 1 owner car with all the docs , even have a deliverie letter from Chev manager J.Z. Delorean .

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Old 11-28-2016, 11:11 AM
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Great looking car , keep us posted , we love pics , I just picked up a Mulsanne Blue 70 myself , 1 owner car with all the docs , even a letter from Chev manager J.D Delorean .
Thanks and hope you are able to travel many a mile in your new ride.
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Old 11-28-2016, 11:42 AM
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Hi c,
I don't think any "Safety Float" glass was used as original windshields on 70-72 cars.
"Safety Plate" glass was used during the 70 model year production and continued into early 71 model year production.
In late 1970 (Nov.-Dec.) "Safety Flo-Lite" glass became standard for 71 production and continued through the 1972 model year production.
The tinting was described as "Shaded Soft-Ray".
The manner in which the windshield was installed (damming strip/type of sealer) may also be an indication of whether your pictured windshield is original or not.
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Here's a typical configuration for a 71 windshield of the later type, (Flo-lite). (A mid-January 71 built car.)
The logo and info way typically etched on the outside of the glass but read from the inside.

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Well now aren't you a wet blanket, Alan. What would I do without you ? Thanks for pointing this out, researching it has may me smarter than I was when I woke up today. A reproduction is fine with me, it does what it's supposed to do, keeps the bugs out of my teeth !

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Old 11-28-2016, 01:26 PM
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So, further research shows the windshield glass markings/DOT 177 indicate that it was a replacement mfg. L-N SAFETY GLASS S.A DE C.V. OF MEXICALI, TOLEDO, OHIO USA.

Found this information on DOT database via carwindshields.info

Wonder what other surprises await me ?
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Hi c,
It's becoming pretty rare to see cars from the late 60s and early 70s with original windshields. I never kept a record but it can't be more than 1 or 2 cars in 10.
The sad thing is that some original windshields are lost during a thorough restoration if the windshield is removed for some reason.
The glass has become so brittle from age that it's EXTREMELY easy to crack it getting it out, storing it, or putting it back in.
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I cracked mine!
It was Thanksgiving morning MANY years ago. The smell of turkey always reminds me of the little 'pop' it made when it cracked.

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And for what it is worth...I have pulled out original windshields and I can say ...if my memory serves me correctly...the one I did on a 1969 was actually thicker than what was being put back in. And I mean significantly thicker.

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Hi DUB,
What you remember is typical of new glass from what I read and see.
It's part of the reason test fitting the glass to establish what if any spacers are needed is so important. It's the way to ensure that the ss reveal molding fit nice and close to the surface of the glass.
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Hi DUB,
What you remember is typical of new glass from what I read and see.
It's part of the reason test fitting the glass to establish what if any spacers are needed is so important. It's the way to ensure that the ss reveal molding fit nice and close to the surface of the glass.
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When I am having the windshield install it is a process to make sure ALL IS GOOD..before the urethane is applied.

One of the things a really HATE is when a windshield set too low and the gap between it and the molding is excessive. Especially the top outer corners.

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Just a note on this picture: It is from my 1970 350/300 with A/C/AT Corvette shows the fill line approx. 3"inches below the cap. This setup does not require a overflow tank. Unlike a few of the other model/HP setups of that year.

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Hi c,
Nice photo!
Where's the cap on this radiator?
Is there any kind of tag on it that identifies the radiator?
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Your advice is well taken. I have my camera/markers/tape/Zip locks/ I have to purchase some tags, storage trays and bins. The previous owner of the last 44 years gave me the original protect-O-plate, owners manual, a copy of the shop manual re-print, and then surprised me with a "GM 1953-1972 Corvette Parts Catalog", (pic attach) manna from heaven, it was meant to be. I'm looking forward to this pursuit, I have time ( I think ) to do this the right way which is part of the fun.




What a great find! Great car. Great project. Best of luck.
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Old 12-07-2016, 12:42 PM
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Hi c,
Nice photo!
Where's the cap on this radiator?
Is there any kind of tag on it that identifies the radiator?
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But of course you'd ask that Alan





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Why do I get the feeling your going to suggest another psi rating on the cap Alan ?
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Hi c,
No, I think I like a 15# cap just fine.
I think there might be (have been) a clip or strap to hold the overflow hose as it hung down?
I was curious if your car still had either.
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Hi c,
No, I think I like a 15# cap just fine.
I think there might be (have been) a clip or strap to hold the overflow hose as it hung down?
I was curious if your car still had either.
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I'm messing with you Alan. The radiator was overfilled and a hose had been run to a reservoir with no lid of course ( thanks Bubba ) in the passenger wheel well area. How did they get it in there you might ask ? Bubba was creative. There may be a couple of tabs for the hose to run down the side of the radiator I'll check.
Thanks always for your input.

Btw, I just broke, not one but four (45year old )bolts on the Windshield wiper cover panel of all things. Extraction in the near future. Oh well.

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Hi c,
No, I think I like a 15# cap just fine.
I think there might be (have been) a clip or strap to hold the overflow hose as it hung down?
I was curious if your car still had either.
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Looked for clip/strap on radiator, did not find one. Which makes me wonder.
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Hi c,
"Panel Asm"?
I asked about the clip because I read about a 'clip' attached to the radiator or a 'strap' attached to the apron being used and I was curious if you saw signs of either.
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