Classic Chevy Cooling System and Belts

Classic Chevy engines can generate a lot of heat. Their cooling systems are what help prevent overheats.

How one works is a process that starts with liquid coolant (antifreeze), which travels between radiator hoses -- inlet and outlet hoses, to be exact. Many different parts make that movement possible -- everything from a water pump, serpentine and/or V-belts, and a belt tensioner to one or more idler pulleys. Even the power steering pump, air conditioning compressor, and alternator factor in. As the fluid travels, a radiator cap pressurizes it, and it traps that excess heat.

When absorption is at its max, a set of fins releases the heat, and a cooling fan helps scatter it. As a result, the engine runs a little cooler: it can keep working as well as vintage can, and a motor that runs right lasts longer.

Unfortunately, though, no cooling system lasts indefinitely. If one goes bad, it'll cause other problems, like heating and AC malfunctions if not outright engine failure. Fortunately, if you're seeing the signs of, say, a bad radiator -- odd engine noises, fin damage, antifreeze turned to sludge, the sweet, syrup-like smell of ethylene glycol -- our auto parts store has what your repair or restoration project needs.

Get Cooling System Repairs Done Right -- Choose Classic Chevy Parts

Whether you need a fan shroud for a Chevrolet Impala from the mid-1960s, a mounting panel for a 1970s Chevy Camaro, or something in between, you'll find it here. Ditto for installation accessories -- everything from fittings and bolts to seals and clamps. You can order it all online, too, in a few easy clicks. Buy now -- we ship and deliver fast, right to your address.

Parts

1967-72 Chevy C10 Fan Shroud Lower Mounting Clip (each)
Part Number: 11352-PS
Description: 1967-72 Chevy C10 Fan Shroud Lower Mounting Clip (each) 1967-72 Chevy C10 Fan Shroud Lower Mounting Clip (each) More Info
$0.33
$0.33
1965-66 Impala/Belair BB Fan Shroud w/ac &28 inch core (Steel Replacement)
Part Number: 170019
Description: 1965-66 Impala/Belair BB Fan Shroud w/ac &28 inch core (Steel Replacement) 1965-66 Impala/Belair BB Fan Shroud w/ac &28 inch... More Info
Not For Sale
Not For Sale
1965-66 Impala/Bel Air BB Fan Shroud (fiberglass reproduction)
Part Number: 170006
Description: 1965-66 Impala/Bel Air BB Fan Shroud (fiberglass replacement) 1965-66 Impala/Bel Air BB Fan Shroud (fiberglass reproduction) More Info
Not For Sale
Not For Sale
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Radiator Alum 2 row exact fit
Part Number: 670046
Description: Radiator Alum 2 row exact fit More Info
Not For Sale
Not For Sale
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1980-1981 SB with A/C or HD Radiator - Upper
Part Number: 14013520
Description: 1980-1981 SB with A/C or HD Radiator - Upper More Info
Not For Sale
Not For Sale
1969-1972 Radiator, Exact Fit Alum
Part Number: 670187
Description: 1969 1972 X2 ALUM RADIATOR EXACT FIT Part Number: 6-70187... More Info
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1955-1957 Radiator Universal 6 Cylinder or 8 Cylinder Mount, Auto Trans
Part Number: 870018
Description: Griffin PerformanceFit Radiator Details Vehicle: 55 Chevrolet 150 PART NUMBER: 8-70018... More Info
Not For Sale
Not For Sale
1969-1975 Camaro/Nova/Chevelle/Impala Fan Clutch
Part Number: 153R
Description: Fan Clutch Use With 154GM Fan Only 1969-1975 Camaro/Nova/Chevelle/Impala Fan Clutch More Info
Not For Sale
Not For Sale
1975-79 Nova Radiator Overflow Jar
Part Number: 551448
Description: 1975-79 Nova Radiator Overflow Jar 1975-79 Nova Radiator Overflow Jar More Info
$45.48
$45.48
1964-1967 Radiator, Exact Fit Alum
Part Number: 670054
Description: 1964 1967 A1 EXACT FIT ALUM RADIATOR Link to Full ExactFit Radiator 6-70054 Details:... More Info
Not For Sale
Not For Sale
1978-80 C10 V-8 Fan Shroud
Part Number: 850253
Description: 1978-80 C10 V-8 Fan Shroud 1978-80 C10 V-8 Fan Shroud More Info
Not For Sale
Not For Sale
1974-80 Chevrolet / GMC Truck Radiator Overflow Jar
Part Number: 357402
Description: 1974-80 Chevrolet / GMC Truck Radiator Overflow Jar 1974-80 Chevrolet / GMC Truck Radiator Overflow Jar OER© reproduction radiator... More Info
$28.88
$28.88
1973-1974 SB with A/C or H.D. Radiator
Part Number: 164R
Description: Hose Upper Radiator Hose With Correct GM Markings Hose Upper Radiator Hose With Correct GM Markings 1973-1974 SB... More Info
$25.38
$25.38
1974-84 GM Truck Overflow Bottle Cap
Part Number: 15588032
Description: 1974-84 GM Truck Overflow Bottle Cap 1974-84 GM Truck Overflow Bottle Cap More Info
$9.08
$9.08
Radiator M/T
Part Number: 600048
Description: 1967 F1 M/T ALUM RAD EXACT FIT Finish: Aluminum/Silver Core Size: 23 X 18.47 X 2.68 2 rows of 1.25(in) tubing... More Info
Not For Sale
Not For Sale
1973-74 Nova Radiator Overflow Jar
Part Number: 344387
Description: 1973-74 Nova Radiator Overflow Jar 1973-74 Nova Radiator Overflow Jar This is a correct reproduction of the GM radiator... More Info
Not For Sale
Not For Sale
1965-1968 All
Part Number: 151R
Description: Fan Clutch Fan Clutch 1965-1968 All More Info
$52.87
$52.87
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1980-1981 SB (exc A/C or HD radiator) Upper
Part Number: 14013519
Description: 1980-1981 SB (exc A/C or HD radiator) Upper More Info
Not For Sale
Not For Sale
1980-1981 V8 with HD Radiator
Part Number: 14015198
Description: 1980-1981 V8 with HD Radiator More Info
Not For Sale
Not For Sale
1968-1972 Radiator BB W/A/C
Part Number: 870008
Description: 1968 1972 A2 BB AUTO W/AIR ALUM RAD Griffin Performance Fit Radiator Details Vehicle: 68 Chevrolet Chevelle PART... More Info
Not For Sale
Not For Sale