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1 year ago
Dennis D
This is his corvair - presently in storage in Michigan. Dennis Dorogi Brocton, NY
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1 year ago
Dennis D
This is the trunk of the Sagan Spyder that was painted with Zolotone. It is not even close to the original spatter paint. It does go on smooth and is waterproof, but you want to do alot of experimenting with air pressure and different guns and maybe you can get better results than I did. It hard just doing the occasional trunk. Just experiment as much as you can with the Zolotone. Dennis Do
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1 year ago
Dennis D
Just for a reference point - this is the original spatter paint in my 1965 4 door. There is some touchup around the master cylinder but most is original. I haven't found anything close to the original paint. Dennis Dorogi Brocton, NY
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1 year ago
Dennis D
Some of the corvairs that I have restored over the years. I also did the Carl Sagan 64 turbo convertible. Dennis Dorogi Brocton, NY
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2 years ago
Dennis D
I did the same thing - ruined a very nice 65 hood by sandblasting. Dennis D. Brocton,NY
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2 years ago
Dennis D
In my rural area of Western New York I would have to drive close to 50 miles to get a Kia, Honda, or Toyota. They just don't deal around here. And servicing becomes a problem. But the big three are close by and that is why we have a Malibu. It is just the way it is. Dennis D. Brocton, NY.
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2 years ago
Dennis D
I hired a local mechanic to tow my son's rampside from Indiana to NY many years ago (500 miles). He used a dolly and first tried to tow it backwards on my recommendation. It didn't work as he said it was very erratic and hard to control. He put it on the dolly front end first and towed it successfully with no further problems. I am not recommending to try it - just relating what we did.
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2 years ago
Dennis D
Here is another picture of my 65 4 door - what a solid car for NY state. Dennis Dorogi Brocton, NY
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2 years ago
Dennis D
This is the original undercarriage paint on my 65 four door. It is in excellent condition. Dennis Dorogi Brocton, NY
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2 years ago
Dennis D
Matt: Story with my sons 65 corvair. He had a loud squealing noise. I told him to remove the belt - he did and noise stopped. I told him to replace the belt and assumed he did. It really sounded like a bearing going bad. It really did. So - he rebuilt the alternator - noise still there. Replaced the idler bearing. Noise still there. So that left the blower bearing - so he replaced it (hard o
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2 years ago
Dennis D
Try a simple thing. Change the belt with a new one. It may be your problem. Dennis Dorogi Brocton, NY
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2 years ago
Dennis D
More pictures of my 4 door. Dennis Dorogi
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2 years ago
Dennis D
I also have a beautiful 4 door, no rust California car that was driven to NY state in 1982, 59,000 miles, auto, runs and drives as good as it looks. There just isn't a more solid 4 door out there. And it is for sale! Dennis Dorogi Brocton, NY
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2 years ago
Dennis D
My son got Phobus 1 plates on the Sagan Spyder when he registered it in Michigan. Just plain Phobus was taken! We also had no registration or title for the car at all but we got it registered in New York State and then were able to transfer it to Michigan. I don't understand why the Sagan Porsche couldn't be licensed. We had no documents at all. Dennis Dorogi Brocton, NY 65 Four do
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2 years ago
Dennis D
Thank you. My son Mark, now owns the car in Ann Arbor, Michigan. That was Ken Hand's trailer. He took it to safely to Michigan. Dennis D. Brocton,NY
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2 years ago
Dennis D
I have been following ebay on Sagan's Porsche. But I am too old, and broke to try to do another Sagan car. But then I said that about the Sagan Spyder. It would be a good project for someone though. Dennis Dorogi Brocton,NY
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2 years ago
Dennis D
Remember that Woodstock was advertised as a Music and Art fair. I was starting my business in 1969 making and selling mountain dulcimers and thought it would be a good place to go to sell my instruments. I drove from Brocton, NY and got to the Woodstock area and the traffic was exactly as shown in the above picture - exactly like that and worse. I had my 64 Econoline loaded with thousands o
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2 years ago
Dennis D
And this is what a Clark's uphostery looks like in my 63 rampside. Dennis D. Brocton,NY
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2 years ago
Dennis D
I have the same problem with my 63 rampside - I guess I just keep tightening them. Mine are just some aftermarket reproductions. Dennis D Brocton,NY
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3 years ago
Dennis D
And of course Ithaca is the home of the Carl Sagan 64 Spyder convertible! Dennis Dorogi Brocton,NY
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3 years ago
Dennis D
OK. Second thoughts. This may "work" but you do not have the nice rolled lip as on the original hubcap. There just is not enough material to really roll the lip so you end up with an almost right angle sharp lip. It seems to go on the wheel OK but no where as tight as an original hub cap. I discovered this when I put my NOS hub cap back on. Also I did not "road test" this hub cap to see if it
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3 years ago
Dennis D
I tried this with a 64 style C-10 hubcap and it works! Only I used a cut-off tool to cut the inner ring - and finished off with a dremel and a carbide tip. It took about 10 minutes. Then just used a ball peen hammer to bend in the inner lip. You don't see that part anyhow. It seems to fit OK and you can adjust tightness depending on how much you bend in the inner lip. Try it! Thanks for the t
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3 years ago
Dennis D
I have one of those C-10 hubcaps. I am going to try your suggestion so I have a spare hubcap for my rampside. Thanks. Dennis D.
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3 years ago
Dennis D
The trouble with older cars and finishes is that they are not compatible with new urethane finishes. For example it is recommended that old lacquer is removed to bare metal. It should not be recoated with urethane Dennis D. Brocton, NY
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3 years ago
Dennis D
Why don't you have it reconned as suggested earlier. I had the speaker on my rampside done and it sounds great. Cost would probably be the same as a substitute speaker and it will be very stock in appearance and fit. Not that you can see it! Dennis D.
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3 years ago
Dennis D
As others have said - if the brake shoes got wet with brake fluid you should replace the brake shoes on both sides. It is next to impossible to clean the contaminated brakes shoes and have them work properly. It happens to all of us! Dennis D Brocton, NY
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3 years ago
Dennis D
I don't know about DOT 5 silicone brake fluid, but when I rebuilt the system in the Sagan spyder I used what was recommended by the manufacturer of the hydralic cylinders and that was transmission fluid. I rebuilt the pump, had new cylinders, and hoses and it all worked fine with the transmission fluid. Dennis D Brocton,NY
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3 years ago
Dennis D
Here is a very detailed primer on rebuilding a convertible top motor and pump. Dennis D Brocton, NY
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3 years ago
Dennis D
No speednuts. Just pry them off carefully. Studs on the fake louvers just press in to inserts. Dennis D. Brocton, NY
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3 years ago
Dennis D
We had to pick up a shower unit for our new bathroom and it just wouldn't fit in my 1974 Econoline van so we used the rampside. My son rode in the bed to stabilize this huge box and I just drove slow on back roads. It worked! Even show trucks can be used. Dennis D. Brocton, NY
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