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What is the next part that is going to HAVE to be made?
Posted by: FLSteve ()
Date: February 21, 2012 04:23PM

What part do you think is the next part that is going to be an issue for the Corvair?
I'm not talking about 63 rear grills, front trim bars, thermister, tires (change the size) or even fuel pumps(you can add an electric). I am thinking of a part that is needed for driving it could be a normal wear item that has never been a supply issue like brake shoes, heads, carbs, wheel bearings etc. The part might have just stopped being produced or is used on another car or there was plenty going around but it's getting harder to find then needed part. What do you think is going to be the next hard to get part in keeping your vair on the road?

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Re: What is the next part that is going to HAVE to be made?
Posted by: ccvair ()
Date: February 21, 2012 04:27PM

Brake shoes for 60-61 corvairs are getting hard to find,napa dont even list them and the flaps dont have them either.I havent even looked to see what can be used as a substitute,or if there is one.

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Re: What is the next part that is going to HAVE to be made?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 21, 2012 04:33PM

LM front lower ball joints..





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Re: What is the next part that is going to HAVE to be made?
Posted by: gmorphan ()
Date: February 21, 2012 04:37PM

Engine cranks....164 cid....nitrided.

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Re: What is the next part that is going to HAVE to be made?
Posted by: john ackley ()
Date: February 21, 2012 07:27PM

FC rear wheel bearings

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Working EM Radios

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Re: What is the next part that is going to HAVE to be made?
Posted by: blackspyder ()
Date: February 22, 2012 12:26AM

13" tires

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Re: What is the next part that is going to HAVE to be made?
Posted by: dansk ()
Date: February 22, 2012 01:01AM

Next part is in the works, although not a part that is needed to keep ours vairs running. But a part that is not made.
Dann

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So. Calif.
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1996 Ford E350 Powerstroke diesel
2003 Volkwagen Jetta
Fun cars
1965 Corsa Turbo (currently undergoing total restoration) + 65 Corsa 140 waiting for resto
1994 Dodge Viper RT10
1996 Dodge Viper GTS
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Re: What is the next part that is going to HAVE to be made?
Posted by: Pacerace ()
Date: February 22, 2012 01:08AM

dansk Wrote:
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> Next part is in the works, although not a part
> that is needed to keep ours vairs running. But a
> part that is not made.
> Dann


LM interior A pillar covers? grinning smiley

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Re: What is the next part that is going to HAVE to be made?
Posted by: Marco_a_p ()
Date: February 22, 2012 01:17AM

You can "upgrade" your 60-61 brake shoes with 62-64 brake shoes.
On the front all you have to do is.......change the brake shoes....
On the rear all you need to do is........change the park brake arms for one from a 62-64 and change the brake shoes! grinning smiley Simple....thumbs up

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Re: What is the next part that is going to HAVE to be made?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 22, 2012 01:26AM

As more Blocks wear in the Cam Bearing area... someone needs to find current bearing inserts that will fit with minor machine work.





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Re: What is the next part that is going to HAVE to be made?
Posted by: dansk ()
Date: February 22, 2012 01:40AM

Pacerace, I make sheet metal parts lol. This part will be made for one of our memebers and he will be sole distributor or whatever he wants to do with it. He will chime in when project is up and running.
Dann


Pacerace Wrote:
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> dansk Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Next part is in the works, although not a part
> > that is needed to keep ours vairs running. But
> a
> > part that is not made.
> > Dann
>
>
> LM interior A pillar covers? grinning smiley

Dann
So. Calif.
Granada Hills
Daily drivers
1996 Ford E350 Powerstroke diesel
2003 Volkwagen Jetta
Fun cars
1965 Corsa Turbo (currently undergoing total restoration) + 65 Corsa 140 waiting for resto
1994 Dodge Viper RT10
1996 Dodge Viper GTS
1998 Dodge Viper GT2

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Re: What is the next part that is going to HAVE to be made?
Posted by: ccvair ()
Date: February 22, 2012 01:44AM

Marco_a_p Wrote:
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> You can "upgrade" your 60-61 brake shoes with
> 62-64 brake shoes.
> On the front all you have to do is.......change
> the brake shoes....
> On the rear all you need to do is........change
> the park brake arms for one from a 62-64 and
> change the brake shoes! grinning smiley Simple....thumbs up


Ok sweet I need a pair of those then!You have any?

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Re: What is the next part that is going to HAVE to be made?
Posted by: Scott V ()
Date: February 22, 2012 03:54AM

MattNall Wrote:
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> LM front lower ball joints..

clarks has them

-Scott V.

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Re: What is the next part that is going to HAVE to be made?
Posted by: Scott V ()
Date: February 22, 2012 03:56AM

john ackley Wrote:
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> FC rear wheel bearings

clarks has them

-Scott V.

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Re: What is the next part that is going to HAVE to be made?
Posted by: Scott V ()
Date: February 22, 2012 04:05AM

Pacerace Wrote:
> LM interior A pillar covers?

pretty sure clarks has them.

-Scott V.

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Re: What is the next part that is going to HAVE to be made?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 22, 2012 04:12AM

Scott V Wrote:
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> Pacerace Wrote:
> > LM interior A pillar covers?
>
> pretty sure clarks has them.
>
> -Scott V.
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iirc... a topic here talked about them being fiberglass..and needing a lot of fitting adjustments





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Re: What is the next part that is going to HAVE to be made?
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: February 22, 2012 04:23AM

Matt - Machining a block to accept two piece cam bearing seems difficult.

Actually I suspect it would be easier to line bore the cam journals slightly larger and use a cam with oversized journals. Yeah You'd have to get the cam companies to do agree, but it's doable.

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Re: What is the next part that is going to HAVE to be made?
Posted by: caroseiii ()
Date: February 22, 2012 04:25AM

I'd say its going to be input shafts as Clark's says it is not going to run anymore. Of course, if there was a demand, that could change.
Crawford

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Re: What is the next part that is going to HAVE to be made?
Posted by: Pacerace ()
Date: February 22, 2012 04:37AM

dansk Wrote:
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> Pacerace, I make sheet metal parts lol. This part
> will be made for one of our memebers and he will
> be sole distributor or whatever he wants to do
> with it. He will chime in when project is up and
> running.
> Dann

Yes, but they would be so much better in sheet metal form if they fit right, because you wouldn't have to worry about cracking them!

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Re: What is the next part that is going to HAVE to be made?
Posted by: Scott V ()
Date: February 22, 2012 04:47AM

MattNall Wrote:
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> iirc... a topic here talked about them being
> fiberglass..and needing a lot of fitting
> adjustments

the ones i got were plastic - the fit was ok.

-Scott V.

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