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4 days ago
gbullman
Glen, I had a 79 MGB before I bought this Corvair and that is a classic car world all to its own. A lot of helpful people on MG forums like we have her and a little bit of an underdog mentality which I feel exists in the Corvair community to some degree as well (intending for that to be a complement). I don’t approach classic cars as an investment but I want to be reasonable as far as inves
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4 days ago
gbullman
I find this whole topic pretty interesting but I don’t totally get it. All cars have consumables like brakes, belts, tires, clutches, hoses that have a finite lifespan. Some even degrade just sitting so low mileage won’t even preserve them. All cars have other items fail that it is common practice to replace them with new or rebuilt parts (thinking alternators, bearings, seals). My point be
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8 days ago
gbullman
Would expect manuals to get a little better mileage than automatics from that era cars. That isn’t necessarily true with today’s cars.
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14 days ago
gbullman
I’ve used resources like Hagerty’s value estimator, listings on classiccars.com, possibly eBay sold listings as a starting point. You have to be realistic on the condition of the car and if you want to move it be a little aggressive on asking price. Very true when it comes to classic cars, it is worth what someone is willing to pay for it but you’ll get more interest if it is priced within rea
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15 days ago
gbullman
That is a fun video, think overall a good representation of Corvairs. I agree with his emphasis that they are fun to drive, that is probably their biggest draw for ownership.
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16 days ago
gbullman
Oil on the clutch would be a likely cause of chatter. Unfortunately no matter what it is probably going to have to come out.
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21 days ago
gbullman
Thanks for the info, it does get challenging at times when trying to add 3rd party parts. Moving to metric was not one of the US's smoothest transitions, decades later it is still a crap shoot what size fastener something has.
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22 days ago
gbullman
From experience 66 backup lights are fed by the heater fuse. Someone had put an undersized fuse in mine which blew. All good so far with correct sized fuse. That is also where I connected my fuel pump with its own inline fuse. So far no issues.
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4 weeks ago
gbullman
Well done car. If it were just me we would be talking, my wife on the other hand will veto a “race car”
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5 weeks ago
gbullman
I love how matter of fact he is in this whole video. Some great straight forward engineering and a lot of guts to push essentially a street car like that. Would like to know more about gear ratios and details like that.
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6 weeks ago
gbullman
Great story, well worth the read
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6 weeks ago
gbullman
I commend you for your commitment to original but why would you want to run a smog pump if you don't have to? I look at those years leading up to catalytic converters as the dark years of American Automobiles.
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7 weeks ago
gbullman
They are very inexpensive speakers but sound pretty good and can handle power from almost any setup. They are Pyramid 2022SX 3-1/4'' 3-Way Mini Box Speakers. I bought them from Advanced Auto but they don't seem to carry them anymore and they are cheaper from another supplier; Pyramid 20225X Speakers I drilled the mounts of the speakers and used the existing screws in the back
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7 weeks ago
gbullman
The existing right side mirror on my 66 just won’t hold a position any longer so I’m planning to replace it. I would much prefer a Convex mirror so I can see more of what is around me on the right side. I’m finding convex bowtie mirrors for Chevelles and Camaros around that year, do Corvairs have the same mirrors as its corporate siblings and were the same ones used beyond 66? I see some ma
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7 weeks ago
gbullman
1STLM Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Thanks Gary, much appreciated. Do you leave the speakers in the brackets when putting the top down. I like my rock and roll too, but also value my hearing! So, this may just work out for me too. Brice, Yes, speakers stay in all the time. Back window takes a little care to tuck it under the speakers (wrapped in a
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7 weeks ago
gbullman
David, Thanks, that would work out better for all involved. I’m only back into Corvairs about 16 months. Gary
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7 weeks ago
gbullman
Posting some photos for 1STLM, couldn’t figure out how to attach them to a PM. Photos are both, left and right speakers with top up but window down in its storage area.
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7 weeks ago
gbullman
Krish EP Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > That's the one ! (in the facebook link) Have you reached out to seller, is he expecting someone local to come look at it? PM me if you feel more comfortable sharing into that way.
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7 weeks ago
gbullman
fred bagnall Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Gary, you can download the Corvair buyer's checklist righ here from the phorum. Wear some work clothes that you don't mind getting a little dirty, a flashlight, and maybe a few refrigerator magnets.I would definitely NOT nuy it without SOMEONE looking at it first, especially a northern car. Refrigera
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7 weeks ago
gbullman
I am in northern NJ and may be able to take a look. I think it would be better if someone with more experience in evaluating Corvairs looked it over. Expect I would catch major issues but not necessarily subtle ones.
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2 months ago
gbullman
Finally installing the FAST XR700 in my 66 Corsa with 140 HP engine. Discovered the Vacuum advance is just a pass through so I'll be ordering that from Clark's. It Looks to me like the breaker plate has been replaced with one of the better rebuilt ones with the bronze sleeve. This is good except the shouldered bolt that holds the breaker plate down is kind of long and I believe it will
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2 months ago
gbullman
I purchase all LEDs from Superbrite LEDs . Use these part numbers to find them on the site; I used these for the dash illumination lights; BA9S-WWHP5: Warm White and these for the turn signals and heater control illumination; BA9S-GHP5: Green Rest of bulbs were stock incandescent bulbs. Note if your tach still has the dust bubble in place you'll need to remove it. Super eas
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2 months ago
gbullman
I went through this process last year and very satisfied with the results. Here is a thread of the advice I received and I'm attaching a good picture of the dash with lights on. Note that is as dim as they will go but it doesn't cause me issues driving at night so I'm happy with them overall. LED Dash Lights Thread
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2 months ago
gbullman
Thanks for the info. The battery is taking a charge per the capacity meter on my charger so all seems heading in the right direction. My take away so far is AGM batteries take longer to charge than conventional Lead Acid batteries. The subject vehicle is a 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The owners are taking it to the dealer on Monday to have it checked out, likely have the battery replaced. Just t
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2 months ago
gbullman
I did the electric pump that Clark's sells as well as the distribution block in the old mechanical pump and an inertial switch. I decided against an oil pressure switch, the inertial switch should provide the safety I need.
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2 months ago
gbullman
Having my first encounter with an AGM battery in a newer car and realizing I don't really understand how that battery technology differs from the Lead Acid I've used my whole life. Car has been doing mostly short trips for probably the last 4 or 5 months and about 2 weeks ago it wouldn't start. I couldn't even get a decent reading on my voltmeter but it did take charge and
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2 months ago
gbullman
Mark M Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > No dome light. It is a convertible, but I'll check fuses again and trace the wires. Same set up for convertibles except lights are under dash. Easiest test is to provide ground to each of the lights or measure voltage at feed for lights. Really sounds like they are not getting power.
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2 months ago
gbullman
Great video, thanks for posting!
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2 months ago
gbullman
I like it, I’d drive it for sure. Reminds me of the 55 I had but sold when I got my Corsa.
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3 months ago
gbullman
That is very cool and well done! Enjoy!
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