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17 days ago
OldWrenchTurner
RobertC Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > For some weird reason, the mirror may be a rear view mirror from 60’s Buick / Oldsmobile??? That's why I'm assuming it could be any GM mirror. I can only guess that the car got modified for Japanese traffic regulations by some GM dealership in Japan and used pretty much whatever GM parts (mirror) they had
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17 days ago
OldWrenchTurner
DOUG WARD Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Clarks page 297 item C5991 $ 37.90 Thanks Doug, but I don't think the '64 and '61 emblems are interchangeable. I believe the '64 is more of an equilateral triangle and not as 'wide' as the '61 I need.
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18 days ago
OldWrenchTurner
Thanks for the heads up, but I really only need the triangle emblem in the middle - I have the rest of the entire large badge. Maybe I should just try to find someone who could 3D print one?
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19 days ago
OldWrenchTurner
Hi again everyone, I have yet another quandary I am hoping the expert eyes out there can resolve. Below is a (poor) picture of a 1961 700 sedan with a fender mounted mirror. This picture is as old as the car and was taken in Japan where fender mirrors were a requirement. I'm sorry I don't have a better image. I am trying to identify the mirror. It is very close to a standard r
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4 weeks ago
OldWrenchTurner
Hi Everyone, Making slow progress on my 61 sedan restoration. One of the things I'm having a hard time finding is a replacement triangular 'emblem' that fits inside the front grill badge that goes across the front of the car (see picture below). I only need the triangular emblem part (arrow points at it) as the folks who had the car before me lost it somehow, but the rest of the
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7 weeks ago
OldWrenchTurner
Here's a video I found on YouTube of a guy prying the moulding off a Buick (GM trim) using the bottle opener method. It's hard to tell, but it looks like it has the same 'C' style clip the Corvair does. The downside is that he obviously doesn't care if he damages the car's drip rail doing this - he only wants to get the trim off whole because he is going to scrap car
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7 weeks ago
OldWrenchTurner
I think the bottle opener will work well with the very rear trim piece, however the front piece (item G below) seems to have an extra 'C' clip part to it that the bottle cap opener will not work with. Here's a close-up diagram with the additional 'C' part that clips underneath and BEHIND the drip rail circled in yellow. This front trim piece must come off before a
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7 weeks ago
OldWrenchTurner
Hi everyone, I'm in the process of removing the 'chrome' trim from my Early Model (1961) 700 series roof in order to take care of some rust issues. The Shop Manual says to use a 'pointed hook tool' and unsnap the scalp (aka trim) from the drip moulding (page 10-47). Has anyone done this before? If so, what is the best tool to use to avoid damaging the trim or rustin
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3 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
Thanks everyone for the suggestions! I finally have them off the car! I used a plastic putty knife and carefully worked it under the badges, back and forth, until they popped out. These 700 badges are indeed a press fit into the fender with NO nuts on the backside. I've included a picture of the back of one the badges showing the post and the fitting which 'snaps' the badge into
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3 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
Sorry about the poor quality of the original photo, but it's the best I can do. I zoomed in on it a bit to show the attachment point. It looks like this has a straight attachment point vs. the 'elbow' attachment point shown in the California Corvair Parts link above. The 'body' of the wiper that the blade attaches to looks very close though. The straight attachment
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3 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
Hi everyone, I'm looking to try and match the wiper in the following picture. I already have the correct wiper arms, I am specifically looking to match the wiper assembly shown that clips on the arm. The fitting in the middle is probably the best thing to go by as it seems to be fairly unique. The picture shown is from a 1961 4-door sedan, but it was taken in 1966 - so the wiper a
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3 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
JimBrandberg Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Yes you are correct, it is a screw in plug with normal counter-clockwise to loosen. I don't see very many of them but have never had a problem getting them loose. Maybe hitting it with a punch and hammer will send shock waves to help it come loose. My buddy is fond of saying that penetrating oil always works g
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3 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
Hi folks, I'm trying to get the filler cap off the main (master) brake cylinder on my 61 sedan. It has the old 'square' nut cap that screws into the housing. Here's a picture of the whole thing from Clark's (the cap is the gray part at the very top): (click this link) 60-61 main brake cylinder Now I know why master cylinders went with the clip cap in the followin
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3 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
Beers Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I bet it’s just a press-in emblem, like the kind that would use this style of clip from Clark’s. > > > > Try sliding a thin piece of plastic under the edges and see if you can just wiggle it out. Do the clips stay in place afterward? (attached to the fender?) If they don't, well, I won'
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3 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
Thanks Mel, I've looked at the fresh air vent at the bottom of the forward door post as means of access well as removing the fresh air grill just in front of the bottom of the windshield. I can get to the radio antenna this way, but the sheet metal for the wheel well is molded in such as way as to create a 'double wall' here with the badge just behind the open area where the anten
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3 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
Hi everyone, As per the title I'm am hoping the community's knowledge base can help answer a puzzling question for me. In addition to everything else I am doing to my Early Model 1961 Model 700 4-door sedan, I would like to temporarily remove the model number fender badges (circled in the photo below) so I can do a proper prep for painting. (This picture is not my car - I hope to mak
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3 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
Congrats John! That is truly a remarkable feat after so long!
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3 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
Thanks for all the advice everyone. I've sent PMs to a number of people in response to their posts. In addition: isucorvair Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > You 100% do not need an engine cradle to remove the powerpack. > > We've been pulling them with a 2x8 and a floor jack for years and years (and my Dad, and Grandpa, back to the late
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3 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
steve c goodman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I am just curious, your last thread was about bad mounts/sagging powertrain. > > Are you thinking you need to R&R the powertrain to service the mounts? > > If your answer is 'yes' then my answer is 'no'. You can replace the mounts with the powertrain in place, you just
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3 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
Hi all, Looks like I'll be dropping the entire powerpack out of my 61' sedan. I'm going to need an engine cradle for my floor jack and was wondering if folks here could recommend a decent one. I know Davemotohead, who does some really awesome Corvair videos on YouTube, said he made some up for sale. But unfortunately a search on the interwebs didn't come up with any info o
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3 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
Hi everyone, I thought I'd ask for expert opinions on an issue I have. While crawling around underneath my 61 sedan's engine compartment, I notice that the left (driver's) side of the motor is hanging lower than the right side. It is very clear that the right side is correct because the side rubber shrouding is nicely level and seals perfectly, whereas the left side is dropped a
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3 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
Thanks everybody for the help so far! Here's the confirmed list of correct parts: 1. Taillight housing gasket. 3. Front license plate/bumper bracket. (I've never seen one for a car so beefy that attaches to both the front valence and bumper at the same time, basically becoming a frame part. That's some heavy duty engineering!) 5. White plastic spacer for window crank ha
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4 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
Hi everyone, As I continue work on my 61 sedan I have finally come to the bottom of the big cardboard 'box o' parts' that was on the back seat when I bought it. These five items are a mystery to me - and I'm not even sure they are Corvair parts. I'd thought I'd ask those folks here with a keen eye and expertise for such things to see if they can help identify
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4 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
Thanks Frank! I sent you a PM.
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4 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
I have a glovebox for my 61 sedan that unfortunately doesn't have a key. I would like to get it re-keyed to use the ignition/doors key so the entire car has one universal key that works in all locks. The ignition/doors key fits nicely in the glovebox lock, so I assume that the lock can be re-keyed to use it. Can anyone recommend someone who I can send it to to have this work done? Than
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5 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
RexJohnson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > You will need to take that sprocket housing off because there is a spring "brake" on the inside of the housing that is probably rusted away. That spring is what keeps the window from dropping as you drive the car. If that sprocket housing is like the later Corvairs they were all the same and they were used
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5 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
Hi everyone, I finally got around to working on my window regulators in my 61 sedan. Three of the four are stuck - actually rusted - in the up position. I have removed one of the rear regulators from the door and after copious amounts of liquid wrench, WD-40, and elbow grease was able to clean it up and get the 'scissor' arm working smoothly again. However the crank handle sprocket (
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6 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
Ah. Thanks gents! Looks like I'll be adding that plastic plug to my list of needed stuff.
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6 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
Hi everyone! I have another thing that is making me scratch my head. There is a hole in the firewall of the engine compartment just to the right of the cool air intake. To me it looks like something should go here - either an air hose (like the cool air one to the left of the hole) or a block off plate or something(?). The shop manual I have doesn't show this. The only picture I've c
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6 months ago
OldWrenchTurner
Wow, it's beautiful! Congrats about getting it back on the road!
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