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Re: My 63 convertible project
Posted by: FLSteve ()
Date: June 24, 2020 04:57PM

Nice!!!

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Re: My 63 convertible project
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: June 24, 2020 07:06PM

Coming along nicely. thumbs up
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Re: My 63 convertible project
Posted by: guthrie1068 ()
Date: June 24, 2020 07:16PM

Thanks Mel, and no, I changed my mind and just got a regular plate for it. Maybe next year I'll get it!

Chad Guthrie
Onondaga, MI
'63 convertible

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Re: My 63 convertible project
Posted by: guthrie1068 ()
Date: November 04, 2020 05:18PM

I wrapped the hood on my car a couple of years ago, and it was the first time I'd attempted a wrap. It turned out ok, but developed some problems and had some air under it in a few spots. Then it got a cut in it where there was a large air pocket near the peak in the center, so it was time to fix it. The tear was about 4 inches long. So I peeled it off, now you can see why I wrapped it... A buddy of mine with some experience doing wraps came over and gave me a hand with it, or, I should say, I gave him a hand with it. Anyway, it turned out pretty good.

Chad Guthrie
Onondaga, MI
'63 convertible

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Re: My 63 convertible project
Posted by: guthrie1068 ()
Date: November 04, 2020 05:20PM

Corvair frunk wraping time lapse

Chad Guthrie
Onondaga, MI
'63 convertible

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Re: My 63 convertible project
Posted by: guthrie1068 ()
Date: November 04, 2020 05:22PM

dang it, I hate when I misspell stuff!! Maybe Matt can fix that?

Chad Guthrie
Onondaga, MI
'63 convertible

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Re: My 63 convertible project
Posted by: guthrie1068 ()
Date: November 04, 2020 05:29PM

I posted these pics in the "What did you do" thread, but wanted to have them here too. I polished the alternator/oil filter mount and the idler pulley mount, but I also polished the pulley. That isn't chromed, just sanded smooth and polished to a chrome finish. I'm thinking about polishing the mag fan too. I'm aware of the dangers of sanding magnesium, and I'm also aware that it oxidizes quickly, but I think it would look amazing. Anybody think it will adversely affect the performance of the fan?

Chad Guthrie
Onondaga, MI
'63 convertible

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Re: My 63 convertible project
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 04, 2020 06:22PM

Paint the fan with the new Chrome finish..you can do it at home..see youtube

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Re: My 63 convertible project
Posted by: doug6423 ()
Date: November 04, 2020 07:45PM

Do plan to wrap the whole car eventually? I like what you're doing with it.

Doug
65 Monza
Cincy, OH

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Re: My 63 convertible project
Posted by: guthrie1068 ()
Date: November 05, 2020 02:46AM

Thanks. Just the hood, because it was brown. I plan on leaving the rest of the car the way it is, I like the look.

Chad Guthrie
Onondaga, MI
'63 convertible

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Re: My 63 convertible project
Posted by: guthrie1068 ()
Date: November 20, 2020 02:50PM

I bought these fast arms on everyone's favorite auction site a couple of weeks ago and was wondering if anyone knows which ones they are. They had no markings on them at all. I installed them today and my steering went from about 3.75 turns lock to lock down to 2.5. Anybody know what brand they are?

Chad Guthrie
Onondaga, MI
'63 convertible

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Re: My 63 convertible project
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 21, 2020 08:55AM

They look like Clark's arms.

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Re: My 63 convertible project
Posted by: guthrie1068 ()
Date: November 28, 2020 05:57AM

I have been cleaning up the engine in my car, getting it ready for the parts I polished, and fixing a couple of things that have been bugging me. I had a 12 row oil cooler that I took off the 140 that's been sitting on my floor for a couple of years that I was going to put on, because I thought that was a good upgrade. After I got some advice here about the folded fin cooler I called Ken Hand and he had one that he traded me for the 12 row. Once I got that installed I pulled the balancer off the 140, cleaned it up and got it ready to put on my motor. There's a pic of the old balancer and the one from the 140 with good rubber.

Chad Guthrie
Onondaga, MI
'63 convertible

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Re: My 63 convertible project
Posted by: guthrie1068 ()
Date: November 28, 2020 06:01AM

When I pulled the old balancer off, I found this. So I ordered a new seal. That explains the coating of oil everywhere. So, while everything is apart I cleaned it all up. It'll never be as clean and nice as some of the fantastic engines I've seen on other threads, but it'll be clean, and hopefully it'll stop dripping on the floor.

Chad Guthrie
Onondaga, MI
'63 convertible

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