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6 years ago
russmcd
Corvair’s of New Mexico welcomes all of our Corvair community to the 2017 Tri-State Corvair Meet in Taos, New Mexico. We will be joined by Rocky Mountain Corsa and Pikes Peak Corvair Club for this annual event now in its 33rd year and you are invited to attend. For everything you need to know about Tri-State Taos 2017, please go to www.Corsaturbo180usa.com See you there!
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6 years ago
russmcd
It was "running a year and a half ago"?!?!?! From what point in time of which decade do you refer to, sir?
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6 years ago
russmcd
MattNall Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > No leaks.... fluid goes down because shoes are > worn! > > Put new shoes on all around! Just for > Maintenance! I"m with Matt, your shoes are probably worn down. Had this issue a couple months back on the 62 I maintain for a friend. Took an hour to go around all 4 and adjust via the star wh
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6 years ago
russmcd
I ran across this while gathering some better parts for my Convertible build. I noticed the Convertible vent was rectangular, while the Coupe was curved upwards at the edges. I was given a Coupe vent, as "this should work for you." Like I said, it was given, didn't pay for it. It's going back to the guy when the build is done. Coupe Vent Convertible Vent
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6 years ago
russmcd
cnicol Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Actually, they're not "dampeners", they're > dampers. Dampeners are spritz bottles used in > ironing clothes. > > As far as I'm concerned, it's "Back Glass" or > better still "Backlite". "Rear Window" is > ambiguous. Craig - your co
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6 years ago
russmcd
"Dampeners" = Cocktail Shakers This sounds much more refined...like a perfect martini
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6 years ago
russmcd
Funny you should mention this, as I contacted a glass place yesterday for the replacement of my windshield on my F350 and the guy made a comment, "ok, you need the front?" My comment was "uhhh...yea?" Then while I had him OTP, I asked about the windshield (front, by the way) for my 65 Convertible and again he said "ok, that's the front windshield, right?"
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6 years ago
russmcd
Yeah Nick, I was a little worried there for a bit. He texted me last night the pix you posted above along with a side shot of your car. I keyed in on the blank wheels right away. HA!!! That Spyder of his is a hot runner, and that cap ran for a block or two after he threw it. Beautiful car and you made Geoff's week!
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6 years ago
russmcd
I just did this Saturday on a 62. Ran the wire up thru the tunnel to a tab on the fuse block. I do plan to go back in later (soon) and put in the oil pressure switch as mentioned above. Pretty simple job. Be sure to add rubber in between the pump and the frame to cut down on the vibration noise. Can get pretty loud.
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6 years ago
russmcd
That was the first Red Green show I ever saw with the Toilet Power Camaro...I was dying laughing. That dude is funny.
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6 years ago
russmcd
As already mentioned a couple times, it is most likely ground related. My Dad's 62 had a similar issue (as has almost EVERY EM that someone has brake or signal issues with, it's ALWAYS the left! UGH!!!! ) Anyway...BEST thing to do it get you a small section of wire (14-16g) to create an extra ground to the body. Drill a TINY hole in the base of the socket for the left tail light
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6 years ago
russmcd
Do you have the aftermarket extra capacity oil pan on your car? I do, and mine hit all the time...had the road rash on it to prove it.
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6 years ago
russmcd
I agree with Greg, if it still leaks, torque down those oil pan bolts, use a cheater bar if necessary, if it STILL leaks, seal the edges with RTV.
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6 years ago
russmcd
x3 on pricing...that is pretty slick!!
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6 years ago
russmcd
I am REALLY late to the party myself. MG, I'm glad you were able to move thru this process so well, and I too wish you luck and safety at your new post, and THANK YOU for your service. I am SUPER stoked Tami has the car now!!! I remember her from Chama Tri-state, and enjoyed the time spent with her and her family. Hopefully, they can caravan to Montrose this year!
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6 years ago
russmcd
Dangit...missed by 4,714! That is a pretty awesome score Don, both beautiful cars. Hopefully they are in as good a shape mechanically as they are aesthetically. Would LOVE to see some of your stable at Tri-State!! Have you been to it with Terry and Ned before? If so, what car? That seems to be all I can remember most times. LOL
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6 years ago
russmcd
LOL..yeah, tippytoes and on my head. I should have just crawled under the D*&% car now that I think about it, it's a HUGE FREAKING EMPTY HOLE!!!
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6 years ago
russmcd
OK, front suspension is all done now. Ended up replacing the upper A-arm on the passenger side since it was missing its bumper stop. Called up Pat Hall, our local Corvair parts warehouse guy, and he had a bunch laying around. Pretty simple swap out overall. Replaced inner and outer Sway bar bushings, reinstalled that, then cut the springs by 1 coil. Painted it up and it's as good
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6 years ago
russmcd
installed my inner and outer sway bar bushings, then the swaybar to the suspension. Then I cut my springs by 1 coil to get the proper rake that I want. Once I get a strong 2nd body (my son or The Stig) I'll take it down from my workbench and roll it under the car and install. Also put in my shiny new "Late" LM motor mount (the 66+, not the 65 version ) and then installed the
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6 years ago
russmcd
Noticed my passenger side A-arm was missing its bumper stop last Saturday. Called up our local Corvair Parts Guy, Pat Hall, and then went to his place on Sunday. He had a dozen or so upper arms laying around with the stops still in them. Found one that was literally brand new in it, as it still had the rubber nipple on its base from the mold! Swapped out the arm, cleaned it up and painted
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6 years ago
russmcd
Checked out my front brakes to see if I needed to do a rebuild and was pleasantly surprised as to how good they looked. Altho, I did find that the right brake was assembled backwards with the short shoe to the rear, and long to the front. Took it apart and swapped out correctly and cleaned it up. That should explain my pulling to the right on the other car. This front end was swapped out abou
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6 years ago
russmcd
Checked out my front brakes to see if I needed to do a rebuild and was pleasantly surprised as to how good they looked. Altho, I did find that the right brake was assembled backwards with the short shoe to the rear, and long to the front. Took it apart and swapped out correctly and cleaned it up. That should explain my pulling to the right on the other car. This front end was swapped out abou
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7 years ago
russmcd
QUIT!!! You're adding $$ to my project!!!!!
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7 years ago
russmcd
denver66 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Front seats are swapped left-right - the adjusters > are inboard. Looks like the seats are COMPLETELY backwards, they are swapped left/right, with adjusters inboard as denver66 said, but the seat backs are on the wrong bottoms. The back releases are on the correct sides. How do you screw THAT up as an upho
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7 years ago
russmcd
Dropped the front and rear from the old car this weekend. Had my youngest son Ryan helping with the front (that was pretty awesome) and Geoff came by and assisted with getting the engine out. I was going to just wire brush my front end and rattle can it really good, but now that Nate has posted that above, I may have to kick it up a notch. Those look GREAT Nate!
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7 years ago
russmcd
With the help of my youngest son Saturday Morning, we got the front dropped out of the old car and up on my bench to for me to wire brush and paint. I also want to take the springs out and cut one coil out to lower the stance. This was a replacement front end I put on the other car and it sat pretty level front to back and I want a front rake. Just never got to it before the wreck. I'll do
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7 years ago
russmcd
gerg Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > anxiously awaiting video . . . scroll UP ^^^^^^ my friend!!!
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7 years ago
russmcd
This is exciting dude!!! I can't wait to see more pics!!
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7 years ago
russmcd
That was pretty frickin' awesome. Got the notification via my YouTube subscription with Dave he was crankin her up and I couldn't wait to get home to watch. I was pretty sure it'd crank right up! Lol Pretty cool Dave!
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7 years ago
russmcd
Good luck to you! It's a big job, I know that. I have our Tri-State coming up in June I'm trying to get finished for.
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