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New Part for Corvairs - All models
Posted by: rlp11 ()
Date: August 09, 2017 11:37AM

Hi All

I have been playing again. I have come up with a 1961-69 Aluminum parking brake cable pulley. Pulley is made from 2024-T3 Aluminum. This is the type that is used for nuts and bolts. Very tuff stuff. These are drop in replacements for the plastic ones. I hate plastic anywhere it is used. Yes I am also doing the 1961-64 clutch cable pulleys but it needs to be mill into a pie wedge shape. I need to know if you people in Corvair land are interested in Aluminum pulleys.

OK cost. The stock plastic brake pulley repop's are $11 each and the 1961-64 clutch pulley is $10 each. Late models clutch pulleys repop's are now made from Aluminum and are $25.00..

My price would be brake pulley - $17.50 and Clutch pulley - $24.00. Takes about 1 1/2 hours to make. Pictures are of the brake cable pulley.

Comments- let me have it.

Roger Parent
El Cajon, CA
1964 Monza Driver
1964 Monza Project

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Re: New Part for Corvairs - All models
Posted by: flat_six ()
Date: August 09, 2017 11:52AM

Nice!

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Re: New Part for Corvairs - All models
Posted by: hardcase ()
Date: August 09, 2017 11:56AM

With the enthusiasm that I use when I grab the parking brake, I'll probably break the plastic one soon enough. And probably the cable, too! spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

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Re: New Part for Corvairs - All models
Posted by: rlp11 ()
Date: August 09, 2017 12:34PM

I think I need to clean my work bench.

I have also toyed with using bearing in the pulleys. Cost would go up of course. More on that later.

Roger Parent
El Cajon, CA
1964 Monza Driver
1964 Monza Project

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Re: New Part for Corvairs - All models
Posted by: cepak ()
Date: August 09, 2017 12:43PM

rlp11 Wrote:
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> I think I need to clean my work bench.
>
> I have also toyed with using bearing in the
> pulleys. Cost would go up of course. More on that
> later.


Wouldn't that be a bit of overkill for these parts?


Tom Cepak
Fort Worth, TX

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Re: New Part for Corvairs - All models
Posted by: Paulsgt ()
Date: August 09, 2017 01:08PM

I think it's a great idea. I've never had one break on me though.

Paul Sergeant
CORSA Central Division Director / CORSA Treasurer <-new title
Lee's Summit, MO
CORSA since 1975
Member – HACOA, Corvair Minnesota, CORSA, Little Indians, POCI



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Re: New Part for Corvairs - All models
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: August 09, 2017 01:46PM

Clutch Cable pulley's would be great to make from aluminum,the old ones are starting to break, maybe make a Clutch cable that does not break in six months also.





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Re: New Part for Corvairs - All models
Posted by: sirwaldizmo ()
Date: August 09, 2017 02:16PM

Great Idea!

The clutch pulley under my dash broke over the weekend. Thought i snapped a cable at first. Will be replacing all three. Tried to order from CA Corvairs but they only carried used ones. Had searched for repops in aluminum but nothing came up. Heard that the nylon repops from Clarks are not that great in quality but that was the only ones available.

I would've been a buyer if mine were not already on its way.

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Re: New Part for Corvairs - All models
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: August 09, 2017 02:27PM

Since I'm in the process of a pavement-up resto, sign me up.

-Mark

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Re: New Part for Corvairs - All models
Posted by: ralph65corsa ()
Date: August 09, 2017 02:42PM

That pulley looks nicely done.

Is the channel wider than the stock plastic pulley?

I've never broken any of my pulleys (yet).

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Re: New Part for Corvairs - All models
Posted by: gnrand ()
Date: August 09, 2017 03:27PM

Yes, I would be interested. You must have got some new equipment since the last time I visited you.
Jeff

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Re: New Part for Corvairs - All models
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: August 09, 2017 06:22PM

If I were in the market I'd buy the aluminum, I don't think they need a bearing though.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: New Part for Corvairs - All models
Posted by: matchlessmo ()
Date: August 10, 2017 03:06AM

Sir, I am interested 👍


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Re: New Part for Corvairs - All models
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: August 10, 2017 04:24AM

I would definitely buy.

I think a bearing on the clutch pulley(s) would be good. On the parking brake it probably doesn't matter.

Nick
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Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/US Navy Veteran
Other cars: 2003 Porsche 996 Carrera 2; Boring daily drivers; 2005 Lotus Elise supercharged (SOLD); 1982 Porsche 911SC (SOLD)
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: New Part for Corvairs - All models
Posted by: Gwrodzhi ()
Date: August 10, 2017 04:53AM

I would be interested in one of each.

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Re: New Part for Corvairs - All models
Posted by: Setterz54 ()
Date: August 10, 2017 07:32AM

I think its a great idea! Not sure they need the bearing either but the pulley is great. When time comes I will be intrested. Right now kind of short on cash.

Setterz54
Fulton,MD.

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Re: New Part for Corvairs - All models
Posted by: thewolfe ()
Date: August 10, 2017 08:10AM

A bearing on the under dash clutch cross shaft bracket I think would be cool. The one under the defroster of a late model that uses a plastic bushing. And on the other end so the whole pedal shaft rotates on bearings instead of plastic bushings but that'd probably be a bit of work to install on the clutch pedal end. I would try it though!

Nate Wolfe
Portland OR
65 Corsa 180

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Re: New Part for Corvairs - All models
Posted by: flat_six ()
Date: August 10, 2017 08:45AM

Nickshu Wrote:
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> I would definitely buy.
>
> I think a bearing on the clutch pulley(s) would be
> good. On the parking brake it probably doesn't
> matter.


Fully agree. Bearing on the clutch pulley would reduce friction and help enhance the clutch "feel". Like the fancy aftermarket throttle linkages that have bearings.

Reasonable price and I'm in!

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Posted by: Demon-Xanth ()
Date: August 10, 2017 09:15AM

You might look into a press in oilite bushing rather than a bearing. It'd give much the same advantage while not having to worry about being gummed up and inconstant once dirt gets in there.

'61 Monza 900, 3 speed. Roams the streets of soon to be Stafford, Va
Cars need to drive to be alive. One that never leaves the garage may be perfect, but dead.

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Re: New Part for Corvairs - All models
Posted by: Goop Of Oil ()
Date: August 10, 2017 01:48PM

I guess NOW is the time to replace these. This is my project. All the pulleys are already out.
Three E-Brake pulleys are required per car. Do you have a Package Price for 3 E-Brake Pulleys and one Clutch cable Pulley for a 1966?
Thanks.

Mark Holmlund

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