More than likely your fan is not turning on. either the fan motor is fried or the temp switch that triggers it to start is faulty. On the freeway the wind from your speed is enough to keep it cool. Actually a constant speed of about 45mph or better should keep it cool. There are multiple ways to check the fan. If you are electrically inclined you should be able to figure it out. If not you'll probably have to find someone else to do it. If nothing else turning on the heater or defroster helps keep an over heating car cool longer if you have to drive it somewhere to get it worked on. .
Sounds like your electic fan is not working. Thing cause the fan not to work. Fan relay, fan motor, fan thermostat wiring to the components.
I agree, sounds like a relay, mine did the same thing. There are many relays make sure you get the right one. Plus corvettes do run hotter than other cars my 1988 ran 200 all the time and if its hot out and your in traffic 225 was normal.
These corvettes are bottom feeders. If you are not moving they are not cooling. The fan temps are set high - like 235 degrees. Your fan should start about the time you think the engine is going to overheat. You can turn on the a/c and that will start the second fan which will cool the car in heavy traffic.
Could be debris (leaves, rodent nests, etc.) blocking the air flow through the radiator.
Possibly, you have a broken timing belt.
It would be 65 MPH.
No, not an alternator itself. A slipping belt driving the alternator and the water pump could though.
It could be a bad fan clutch. If the fan clutch goes bad it could cause it to overheat while idling, but it would cool off when driving due to the wind going over the radiator.
Since there was no 1927 Corvette the answer would be NO.
Lots of reasons, but mine was the fuel pump was bad. It would overheat after driving maybe 15 minutes, then I would let the car stop for an hour or two and it would start back up.
Insuring any car, in this case a Corvette, would depend on the insurance company a person used as well as the person's driving history. It could also depend on the year and location of the vehicle.
it depends on what style of 81 corvette, But a doubt it would work.
It really depends on what corvette, if you ask about a corvette zr1 vs a viper, i think the corvette zr1 beats it by a mile,but if you ask about the corvette zo6 than i guess the viper would tie the corvette or beat it by a second.
The only nickel I can think of in a Corvette, would be in the engine bearing inserts.
Might be the Tranny
Driving slow for a long period of time on a very hot day. Or the result of another mechanical issue (such as the failure of the radiator fan or the fan belt).
I would search on ebay or craiglist for a used corvette at an affordable price.
You would take the 101 to 60E to the 215S to the Moreno Valley Freeway to the 10 East.
This depends on what kind of driving you plan to do. If you mostly stay close to home and do little freeway driving an electric model may be right for you. If you have a long commute or plan on vacationing in your car, a hybrid would be your best choice.
The radiator fan is not working,or not working properly,or possibly the thermostat is bad.But,usually if the thermostat is bad the engine would still overheat even if you speed up,so I would suggest testing the radiator cooling fans.
Probably restricted coolant flow, or air flow across the radiator.
for me it was over heating(caused by a relay), then loss of coolant, and another reason was because of the fuel pump going bad
Your Pinion seal on the drive shaft and rear differential need to be fixed.
I am hard pressed to think of a worse car for a sixteen-year-old. Things people don't realize about Corvettes is that there is no trunk and no back seat. And the insurance rates for a sixteen-year-old driving a Corvette would bankrupt anybody.