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11 days ago
vairsUPnorth
Paulsgt Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > So an update. We disassembled the FC Diff today and found that it is actually 3.89 gears. The gears inside did not match the stamping on the case. (How is that possible? ) I think I'll keep the 3.89 gears. > Hello Paul, With 3.89 gearing I suggest you consider taller (at least stock 26.3" OD) tires
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24 days ago
vairsUPnorth
I almost forgot, also on the Deluxe, the inside door handle actuators from the front and side doors. On the 61's make sure to get the arm rests. These are specific to 61's.
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24 days ago
vairsUPnorth
On the deluxe Greenbrier make sure to pull all six of the window regulators. These have longer shafts for the crank handle to allow spacing for the door cards. I have several contacts looking for these.
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7 weeks ago
vairsUPnorth
This looks like a pretty simple part. There is a place about 30 miles south of me that specializes in CNC laser cut fabrication of almost anything you can think of (similar to the people Nick suggested). They can do up to 1" thick carbon steel plate, so cutting this out of 1/4" A36 steel would be like cutting butter. The limiting factor here is making a CAD model. Do you have an orig
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7 weeks ago
vairsUPnorth
Slaw31 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > These are discontinued by clarks, anyone happen to have a old catalogue with these listed? They are for a late but not sure what type. Looking at my 2002-2006 edition of Clark's main catalog I see C762R listed as heavy duty front springs for all 1965-69 cars. In the 2007-2012 and later catalogs Clark's
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8 weeks ago
vairsUPnorth
This would be for sharpening hand saws or perhaps band saw blades. A triangular file is used.
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3 months ago
vairsUPnorth
Instead of lowering the brake pedal (with all of the inherent safety issues) why not raise the accelerator pedal to match the brake? Perhaps seat track extenders might also be needed depending on the height of the driver but these should not be a problem. It's a long story but due to complications of my father falling off a snow statue he was building* while in college, which resulted in
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3 months ago
vairsUPnorth
If you would want to go with the reliability of mirrors you might want to look into these which are universal fit for older trucks: They are a bit more pricey than before but you can really see with this setup. I put them on my 01 Dodge in 2001 to have enough view for backing while plowing snow. You can flip the heads around wider if needed but I have never had to.
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4 months ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello John, If you have the 3.89 gear in the differential gear you would likely not want to go too small on diameter. The original 7.00-14 tires had a diameter of 26.3" Here are some options: A. 205/75R14 on stock 14X5 wheels, dia 26.1" This is pretty much as large as you can go on a 5" wheel width. B. 205/70R15 on 15x6 wheels, dia 26.3" This is about as close as
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4 months ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Scott, I handle all of the laundry in our household and have dealt with perhaps every imaginable stain; children, my wife's work clothes, sunscreen, and my own grease & oil stains. It does not help that our household water contains a lot of iron, which in itself is a stain creating problem. The most important and first thing to determine is whether this stain can be oxidiz
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4 months ago
vairsUPnorth
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5 months ago
vairsUPnorth
VairKing Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I like to buy a gallon of base and a gallon of clear. Even with door jams and trunk bottoms there is still some left over for touch up or redos. I suggest following Ryan's advice. I had my wife's '65 Monza repainted in 2013 after a complete stripping down to base metal. I bought a gallon of Tahitian
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5 months ago
vairsUPnorth
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6 months ago
vairsUPnorth
vairmech Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Wagon Master Wrote: > ------------------------------------------------------- > > Not knowing what "Industrial" entails, what temperature oven do you need? > >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>&
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6 months ago
vairsUPnorth
I found this 1968 photo of the nation's first travel welcome center built by the Michigan State Highway Department in 1934-5 along US Hwy 12 about 1 mile north of the Indiana state line. The first car in the line (R to L) is pretty easy to identify but what about the rest? I searched through Google images to confirm my first guesses. I got all but one of the makes and models correct the
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6 months ago
vairsUPnorth
Notice the chain fall to the extreme right side chained to the rafter. Perhaps this was simply moved to closest rafter and position needed to make the lifts.
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7 months ago
vairsUPnorth
I'm confused here. Doesn't the shift lever for the FC PG attach along side of the panel? Is this panel a mixture of parts or is it perhaps from a '60?
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7 months ago
vairsUPnorth
I would have to agree with 66vairman. Back in 2010 I purchased a 1967 500 4-door 110/PG off eBay. It was in a suburb of Minneapolis about 7-hr drive from me. Some messages back and forth with the seller confirmed that it was a 87k survivor from southern CO and worth placing a little more than the minimum bid of $1200. I ended up being the only bidder. I met the seller at a storage unit with m
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8 months ago
vairsUPnorth
Our church is building a 1200 sqft garage to house our passenger transport van and snow removal equipment (Cat 910M w/ Metalpless blade, Kubota w/ snowblower). We plan to install a NG fired overhead radiant tube heater such as one of these; I think you could get by with ~50,000 BTU unit for your garage and save a lot of money firing it with propane. In my experience 62F radiant heat feels
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8 months ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Pete, That rear license plate is from Menomenee County here in the Upper Peninsula (UP-haha). Is that where you picked up the car? Is the matching plate attached up front? I need to convert a '67 Sport Sedan from PG to 4-speed. I already have the '67 pedal assembly and powertrain but this car would have all of the small parts I need for the rest of the conversion. We own 90+ a
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8 months ago
vairsUPnorth
Apparently the '66 version of the dealer accessory hitch came with revised reinforcement plates. Here are some photos of the hitch on on my recently acquired '65 Corsa. There is no bumper reinforcement piece. There are two engine compartment jogged reinforcements that attach to the rear boxed in frame member. I am still confused about the purpose of the toggle switch but it seems to
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8 months ago
vairsUPnorth
FWIW I think you can use 110 heads also. Ken built the engine in our '65 Greenbrier using his cam (2 deg retarded for even more torque) and 110 heads I obtained from Michael LeVeque. These heads were set up for aircraft use (but never picked up) with deep seats, cc'ed chambers and the center nub removed. The only thing missing was the Singh groove Ken normally cuts. This engine pushe
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8 months ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Cody, I think this is what you are looking for. This is a nicely optioned Corsa I just purchased. Unfortunately there are title issues that will probably require me to get a bonded title and wait.
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9 months ago
vairsUPnorth
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10 months ago
vairsUPnorth
It kind of looks like a beer keg was repurposed into a fuel tank.
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10 months ago
vairsUPnorth
Cadillacdevic Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > A little help, > > can someone tell me if the rear door handle button has a key lock tumbler in it like the driver/passenger door handles? > > Thanks Yes, The rear cargo door has a key lock in the button. In fact, to secure the vehicle you must manually lock that button lock from the outside
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10 months ago
vairsUPnorth
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10 months ago
vairsUPnorth
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10 months ago
vairsUPnorth
66vairman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Yup --- I've had a few paints fail. First issue is magnesium oxidizes and GM painted them with a VERY TOUGH paint. Any exposed magnesium is porous and getting all cleaning moisture or solvent removed is a job. > I don't really want to nitpick but the original factory dull gray "paint" was
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