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Re: Dainer's Rampy Project
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: December 15, 2020 07:25AM

Now to touch up that crossmember! winking smiley

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Re: Dainer's Rampy Project
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: January 31, 2021 09:08PM

So having officially retired after 44 years, I celebrated my last day at work, just like my Father did 40 years ago!

More fun to work on some remaining details on Dainer's Rampside.
Sure like my EZ Car Lift. It's been my go to lift for about 10 years now! thumbs up

Off to another local Cars&Coffee!

smileys with beer

Corventure Dave

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Re: Dainer's Rampy Project
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: February 21, 2021 06:32PM

Just a quick update.
Just before I had my double hernia surgery last week, I did some simple service on Dainer's Rampside. I had a slight binding of the throttle linkage on the right hand carburetor at idle. Not a big deal, and easily corrected.

Well today I was finally recovered enough to do some things around the man-cave and sitting there is the Rampy. So I fired it up and took a nice drive around
town and enjoyed the smooth running 110 engine and great idle in drive gear at stops. Such a pleasure today in our sunny severe Kaliphornya winter weather. eye popping smiley

It's a shame the CORSA Convention has been cancelled this year. We'll just have
to make plans for 2024. But we will be looking 4ward to Central Coast Corsa's Vair fest later this Spring.

However, what a joy it was today, getting out after my surgery and driving The Rampside.smileys with beer

Corventure Dave

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Re: Dainer's Rampy Project
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: February 22, 2021 06:43AM

Oop's! How did this not get attached? Must have missed "enter" !

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Re: Dainer's Rampy Project
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 22, 2021 07:52AM

It was so BIG.. How did youmiss it? gg

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Re: Dainer's Rampy Project
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: February 27, 2021 06:35PM

Next project. Installing custom engine lid insulation.
The Deluxe model Greenbrier FC's I know had insulation here. My 64 Brier has the retainers, tho the insolation was sucked away by the cooling fan decades ago!!!eye popping smiley

I had to modify the Rampside engine a bit to accommodate the VW hinges I installed.
So this project has been in the thought process for quite some time.
First I acquired the FC engine lid insulation from Clarks. I decided to back it up with upholstery board. That's the stiff cardboard used for backing door panel vinyl and other parts.
I first measured the cardboard and cut to the sizes I needed for two panels. I had to shape one panel to clear the accessory oil bath air filter.
Once I had the sizes figured out I cut the insulation, just slightly larger in order to hide the cardboard backing. Then I glued the two together and let dry over night.
Next is to make up 3 of the wire retainers identical to the ones in my Greenbrier.

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Re: Dainer's Rampy Project
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 27, 2021 06:51PM

You're not going to like these comments...GGG

Why do you want insulation on a Rampside?

When will you start resizing / "View size", your pics....they are huge! You almost can't tell what's in the pic until you "scroll" around! 800x600 is the preferred size.

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Re: Dainer's Rampy Project
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: February 27, 2021 06:52PM

I just know Matt is gonna love the photo size!!! Too bad we don't have a choice of "thumbnail" size on our site here, as others do.
I'll keep trying to reduce the size!

Any who... I made up 3 of the retainers using welding wire. Not a big deal. Probably the most challenge was making the eyelet loops. I just bent the wire around a 1/4 inch bolt.
I also had to make the end tabs for the wire to slip into. Another easy job and I will mount them to the lid with Corvair flange head philips screws.

ON to continue tomorrow! winking smiley

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Re: Dainer's Rampy Project
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: February 27, 2021 06:53PM

Matt,

I don't seem to have a view size option.

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Re: Dainer's Rampy Project
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: February 27, 2021 06:56PM

Lets try this!

Nope. Minimize didn't work!



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Re: Dainer's Rampy Project
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 27, 2021 07:30PM

What graphics program are you using?

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Re: Dainer's Rampy Project
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: February 28, 2021 09:54AM

Next attempt to resize the picture... from my little netbook laptop!eye popping smiley

Well, I finalized the project today. Was looking to clean up the bottom of the
lid for display. Kinda like Late Model engine lids. I believe I managed to get the look I was going for, and keeping with the original OEM appearance.

Now to ponder the next detail. There are always little details!winking smiley

Corventure Dave

Well... that reduction did not work! eye rolling smiley



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Re: Dainer's Rampy Project
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: February 28, 2021 10:04AM

One more try! Resize

Edit... I'm getting closer!!!winking smiley



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Re: Dainer's Rampy Project
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 28, 2021 10:06AM

You got it! perfect

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Re: Dainer's Rampy Project
Posted by: matchlessmo ()
Date: February 28, 2021 06:40PM

Dave great pictures , curious what are you using for insulation, and how many screws are you using to hold it all in, thanks for sharing.

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Re: Dainer's Rampy Project
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: March 01, 2021 07:42AM

matchlessmo Wrote:
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> Dave great pictures , curious what are you using for insulation, and how many screws are you using to hold it all in, thanks for sharing.

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Go back 10 posts and I mention the materials used and sources. smileys with beer

Looking Like Central Coast Corsa's, Vair Fest on June 26 will be the first "Corvair" show in my area this year. In the mean time it's looking like we'll be going to more Cars&Coffee gatherings. I'm not a coffee drinker. But I never turn down a donut! grinning smiley

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