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362 Racer
Posted by: v8vair ()
Date: February 06, 2019 06:36AM

Heres a pic of the Bill Thomas Racer, ready for its first test drive as soon as I clear the driveway smiling smiley

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Re: 362 Racer
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: February 06, 2019 06:40AM

Sweet!

Lee Adkins

A Cave Man car
1960 2dr Coupe with pg
Color Tasco Turq.
With Ermine white top.

Catlettsburg,
In the Beautiful state of
North/East KY!

Not the best pic, but the only I had from then, 1997!

2016!

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Re: 362 Racer
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 06, 2019 08:07AM

About time you showcased it here!





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Re: 362 Racer
Posted by: fred bagnall ()
Date: February 06, 2019 08:32AM

How cool is that !! Also, its an original California black plate. I think the 64's are SHWEET !!! I miss my 64 -4 door. Is that going to be a vintage racer ?


64 Greenbrier std -110, 4spd,barn find on the road again after 46 year hiatus.
66 Turbo Corsa, 180hp,posi-trac, quick steering HD suspension,AM-FM-multiplex,soft-Ray glass all around
Floridian currently residing in Nor Cal

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Re: 362 Racer
Posted by: v8vair ()
Date: February 06, 2019 09:17AM

more pics

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Re: 362 Racer
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: February 06, 2019 10:12AM

Is this the one Warren had? Was that 361? Was that a 1960 and this a 64?
Is that still a Charlie Clark fan housing casting?
Looks good.

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com

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Re: 362 Racer
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 06, 2019 10:55AM


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Re: 362 Racer
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: February 06, 2019 11:14AM

That's amazing. What rear suspension does it run?

Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Other fun car: 2004 Porsche 911 GT3 - Trailered track monster
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: 362 Racer
Posted by: v8vair ()
Date: February 06, 2019 12:54PM

The rear Cross member is held in with Nylon frame Mounts and Suspension bushings by David Kostich. Custom Made Chrome Moly 5 lug axles by Dutchman,FC Bearings. Fully Metalic Front and rear brake shoes by Carbo tech. Late model front end with Crown style Bar,Heim links, rear Brakes are from an FC. Decambered, No Camber Compensator, Racing shocks. Power pack raised up 1 1/2 inches from stock.


Yes its a Vintage Racer and yes a Charlie Clark Fan set up. No relation to 361 except for 361s Livery which ive tried to copy right down to the correct Decals.

Mike



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/06/2019 01:02PM by v8vair.

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Re: 362 Racer
Posted by: Boosted60 ()
Date: February 06, 2019 12:55PM

that is bad ass!

im also curious about the rear suspension.

was the powertrain moved higher up into the chassis?

Shant Yazijian
Pasadena, California

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Re: 362 Racer
Posted by: v8vair ()
Date: February 06, 2019 01:17PM

One more pic

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Re: 362 Racer
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: February 06, 2019 03:14PM

v8vair Wrote:
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> Power pack raised up 1 1/2 inches from stock.



Is the power pack raised to maintain the halfshaft angles in the lowered suspension position?

Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Other fun car: 2004 Porsche 911 GT3 - Trailered track monster
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: 362 Racer
Posted by: v8vair ()
Date: February 06, 2019 03:36PM

Yes, to get the correct ride height and enough negative camber I had to raise it up. It also has a 66 Yenko close Trans mounted to the 64 Diff so its set back a bit for proper alignment. mike

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Re: 362 Racer
Posted by: guthrie1068 ()
Date: February 06, 2019 03:45PM

Super Cool!! I'm curious about how the power pack was raised, can you share some of the details of that? Also, what tires are those?

Chad Guthrie
Onondaga, MI
'63 convertible

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Re: 362 Racer
Posted by: v8vair ()
Date: February 06, 2019 04:17PM

Solid motor mounts made using the late two Bolt rear bracket. 205 60 13 Toyos on front 14s on rear to clear the FC drums.

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Re: 362 Racer
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: February 06, 2019 06:16PM

Very cool. What are your negative camber settings?

Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Other fun car: 2004 Porsche 911 GT3 - Trailered track monster
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: 362 Racer
Posted by: Joe West ()
Date: February 06, 2019 06:26PM

That is some amazing work. What a beautiful Corvair.


1964 Spyder Convertible, Laurinburg North Carolina
Restoration Website: [www.corvairspyder.com]

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Re: 362 Racer
Posted by: v8vair ()
Date: February 06, 2019 06:55PM

When the 911 pooch came out, Porsche built the 356 for one more year and the development in racing continued. Swing Axles didn't slow the 356 at all. When the 65 Corvair came out the 64 was left behind. With Modern Radial tires that love camber gain, the early Corvair with its Swing axles should be a Contender in Vintage racing.Its smaller, I still have to weigh the same as the lates but I believe it will have a handling advantage. Time will tell smiling smiley but im excited !!

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Re: 362 Racer
Posted by: tboltkc ()
Date: February 06, 2019 07:00PM

Any chance it'll be at the PCG Performance Workshop? Would love to see it!

-Travis


'65 Corsa; '63 Convertible; '62 Wagon; '65 4 Door
Heart of America Corvair Owners Assocation (Kansas City, MO)

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Re: 362 Racer
Posted by: v8vair ()
Date: February 06, 2019 07:03PM

No Tom,im going to bring it out the week before the workshop at Road Atlanta for SVRAs Vintage Race. No time for the workshop as the Mitty is two weeks later :/

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