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Fiberglass or Carbon Fiber parts.
Posted by: 13hellbilly69 ()
Date: March 20, 2009 11:50PM

Does anyone have a source for Fiberglass or CF Trunk lid, front fenders, engine cover, doors, bumpers? in early planning stages for my 900

Thanks



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Re: Fiberglass or Carbon Fiber parts.
Posted by: Menace Kustoms ()
Date: March 21, 2009 01:15AM

eye rolling smiley That's a little ricer. Don't think anybody makes them for these. There would be almost zero demand.

Josh

1961 Corvair "Targa" - The Monkey Paw
It's umm, not stock and it's FOR SALE!

1962 Corvair Monza Coupe - La Vida Baja
4 Speed with a 2 carb 140 and a tune up, lol.

1963 Corvair 700 Sedan - The Parts Pile
PG and a 85

Buy my cars - $1500 for the 62, $300 for the 63, $750 for the 61.

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Re: Fiberglass or Carbon Fiber parts.
Posted by: Shawn ()
Date: March 21, 2009 03:52AM

I disagree and actually there is a pretty decent demand on the race side.

If done properly (Don't just clearcoat the part to see the carbon core) it isn't ricer at all. Weight is weight period.

Bumpers, decklids, hoods, and doors are available for a LM. PM me.

I have various parts on all of my Vairs.

Shawn

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Re: Fiberglass or Carbon Fiber parts.
Posted by: Scott V ()
Date: March 21, 2009 04:53AM

yea LM stuff is available but is any EM stuff available for the guys 900?

-Scott V.

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Re: Fiberglass or Carbon Fiber parts.
Posted by: 13hellbilly69 ()
Date: March 21, 2009 05:03AM

I have a close friend that had a one off CF fron end built for his VM Notchback Drag Car The CF nose weighs like 15 pounds down from 80 for the Fiberglass. Car runs low 9s with NO tubro or supercharger.





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Re: Fiberglass or Carbon Fiber parts.
Posted by: 13hellbilly69 ()
Date: March 21, 2009 05:07AM

Josh,

Bill Thomas did it...

I'm looking to get the overall car weight down to < 2000 LBS... for my drag car project. Has nothing to do with rice and everything to do with speed...

As far as the demand there seem to be plenty of people racing EMs...


Menace Kustoms Wrote:
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> eye rolling smiley That's a little ricer. Don't think anybody
> makes them for these. There would be almost zero
> demand.

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Re: Fiberglass or Carbon Fiber parts. Not much for EM
Posted by: ral1963 ()
Date: March 21, 2009 07:34AM

Currently the only known (to me) source of lightweight EM parts would be from Jeff Moore..and I don't know if he actually sells them or just parts with them on personal favors...

He made the superlight fiberglass EM engine lid that Warren LeVeque used on his Roadster and Jim Dallas is running on his Yellow coupe.

Warren fiberglassed the rest of the complete rear of the car himself using a donor parts car for the mold.

To my knowledge( and I keep looking) there are a significant shortage of EM race parts specific to lightweight body panels...

Rick Loving
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Performance Corvair Group
Chicagoland Corvair Enthusiasts

corvair sprint
RAL1963@COMCAST.NET
Just south of Chicago IL
Current Rides
63 Sprint Vert 140/4sp
66 Turbo Coupe 180/4sp
Past Rides
60 700 Sedan 80hp PG
63 Monza Vert 102hp 4 spd
63 Monza Coupe 140hp 4 spd
63 700 Sedan 80hp 3 spd
64 Monza Vert 110hp 4 spd
64 Monza Coupe 95hp 3 spd
64 Monza Sedan 110hp PG
65 500 Coupe 95hp 4 spd
65 Monza Coupe 110hp PG
65 Corsa Coupe 140hp 4 spd
68 Monza Vert 140hp 3 spd

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Re: Fiberglass or Carbon Fiber parts.
Posted by: triumphcorvair ()
Date: March 21, 2009 09:51AM


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Re: Fiberglass or Carbon Fiber parts.
Posted by: Menace Kustoms ()
Date: March 21, 2009 09:31PM

Okay, I take back the ricer comments. Those valve covers are really cool.

Josh

1961 Corvair "Targa" - The Monkey Paw
It's umm, not stock and it's FOR SALE!

1962 Corvair Monza Coupe - La Vida Baja
4 Speed with a 2 carb 140 and a tune up, lol.

1963 Corvair 700 Sedan - The Parts Pile
PG and a 85

Buy my cars - $1500 for the 62, $300 for the 63, $750 for the 61.

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Re: Fiberglass or Carbon Fiber parts.
Posted by: ral1963 ()
Date: March 22, 2009 06:54AM

Yes, the valve covers and oil pan have been on my dream list for a while...(along with the stroked cranks with 94mm pistons..)

There are at least 2 different people who have mentioned that they are designing CF top shrouds and other shroud parts...

I am hoping for a cool CF fan as well....

But in regards to body panels for the EM....choices are lacking....

Rick Loving
CORSA
Performance Corvair Group
Chicagoland Corvair Enthusiasts

corvair sprint
RAL1963@COMCAST.NET
Just south of Chicago IL
Current Rides
63 Sprint Vert 140/4sp
66 Turbo Coupe 180/4sp
Past Rides
60 700 Sedan 80hp PG
63 Monza Vert 102hp 4 spd
63 Monza Coupe 140hp 4 spd
63 700 Sedan 80hp 3 spd
64 Monza Vert 110hp 4 spd
64 Monza Coupe 95hp 3 spd
64 Monza Sedan 110hp PG
65 500 Coupe 95hp 4 spd
65 Monza Coupe 110hp PG
65 Corsa Coupe 140hp 4 spd
68 Monza Vert 140hp 3 spd

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Re: Fiberglass or Carbon Fiber parts. GeeWhiz
Posted by: Andrew ()
Date: March 22, 2009 08:00AM

I doubt those CF valve covers dissipate heat very well.

I wonder how many bumps a CF oil pan will take before it shatters....

Seems to me these are better places to loose weight in a Corvair, like the ones Rick mentioned.

Many of the ricer CF hoods and parts are wet laid, meaning they aren't really any lighter than normal fiberglass parts. Sure looks trick though.

Lexan windows, and a real lightweight CF hood, trunk, and doors would drop a couple hunnert pounds.

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Re: Fiberglass or Carbon Fiber parts. GeeWhiz
Posted by: ral1963 ()
Date: March 22, 2009 08:13AM

I just sold a Clarks Ultimate pan, the same I have on my car.

It weighed over 11 lbs...much, much heavier than the stock pan. (total weight to ship was 13.5 lbs in a cardboard box just bigger than the pan with bubble wrap)

Very solid with lots of baffles and cooling fins but very heavy.

I think Clarks are getting over $190 for them...so 250.00 for a 2.5oz pan doesn't seem that bad.

I haven't hit my pan on anything (yet) but strength would be a concern....if one did hit something....

Rick Loving
CORSA
Performance Corvair Group
Chicagoland Corvair Enthusiasts

corvair sprint
RAL1963@COMCAST.NET
Just south of Chicago IL
Current Rides
63 Sprint Vert 140/4sp
66 Turbo Coupe 180/4sp
Past Rides
60 700 Sedan 80hp PG
63 Monza Vert 102hp 4 spd
63 Monza Coupe 140hp 4 spd
63 700 Sedan 80hp 3 spd
64 Monza Vert 110hp 4 spd
64 Monza Coupe 95hp 3 spd
64 Monza Sedan 110hp PG
65 500 Coupe 95hp 4 spd
65 Monza Coupe 110hp PG
65 Corsa Coupe 140hp 4 spd
68 Monza Vert 140hp 3 spd

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Re: Fiberglass or Carbon Fiber parts.
Posted by: ScottS ()
Date: March 22, 2009 03:00PM

I can't see any of the pics on the magnifecent machine site - just red x's

any ideas ?

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Re: Fiberglass or Carbon Fiber parts.
Posted by: ral1963 ()
Date: March 22, 2009 06:32PM

Not sure why your browser won't let you "see" them.

There are only two pic's...

Rick Loving
CORSA
Performance Corvair Group
Chicagoland Corvair Enthusiasts

corvair sprint
RAL1963@COMCAST.NET
Just south of Chicago IL
Current Rides
63 Sprint Vert 140/4sp
66 Turbo Coupe 180/4sp
Past Rides
60 700 Sedan 80hp PG
63 Monza Vert 102hp 4 spd
63 Monza Coupe 140hp 4 spd
63 700 Sedan 80hp 3 spd
64 Monza Vert 110hp 4 spd
64 Monza Coupe 95hp 3 spd
64 Monza Sedan 110hp PG
65 500 Coupe 95hp 4 spd
65 Monza Coupe 110hp PG
65 Corsa Coupe 140hp 4 spd
68 Monza Vert 140hp 3 spd

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Re: Fiberglass or Carbon Fiber parts.
Posted by: upnorth1 ()
Date: March 22, 2009 06:47PM

ral1963 Wrote:
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> Not sure why your browser won't let you "see"
> them.
>
> There are only two pic's...


suweeett

Chaplain Bob
135 miles from Canada

AT THE TIP OF LAKE SUPERIOR
1961 Loadside 95hp. 30 over bored and stroked. 145 block, 165 heads 4 speed
1966 Corsa clone 140 4 speed, 30 over.
1966 4 door 110 pg soon to return to factory 140 PG

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