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4 days ago
monza67
I kept the 4 bolt, front and rear on my orange Corvair buggy. Used Datsun slotted wheels on the front that I lightly glass beaded, wet sanded and polished. The rear wheels are polished slotted 15" 5 lug x4.5" bolt circle (Ford). Custom made adapters to go from 4x4.5 to 5x4.5 on the rear. Adapters made in the early 70's by the tool room in a major Industrial Equipment Manufacturer.
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4 weeks ago
monza67
So, in some places it says the convention is 18-23 May and in others it shows 19-23 May. Even the title on this post shows 19-23 May. I had motel reservations for 19-23 May, but now changed them to also include the night of 18 May. Looks like if I were to use Wednesday as a travel day, I'd miss the Concours. I think it is important that this has some high visibility so that folks get there o
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7 weeks ago
monza67
Neither of my Corvair buggies are Meyers Manx buggies, but my Manx clone and Sears Rascal would never have happened without Bruce. Hard to see that my Manx clone is not a true Manx, however when my brother bought the new body from a racer back in 1971, he told him it was a direct splash off of a Manx body. I had a picture of my Sears Rascal with me when I met Bruce in Minneapolis with Eric...he s
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7 weeks ago
monza67
I plan on attending and will be vending for at least part of the time. I've been blasting and powder coating some of the sets of valve covers that we have and they'll be for sale along with a few sets of powder coated hold downs, among over things. I'll probably be bringing one of the Corvair buggies. Chuck P. Davenport, IA Previous Corvairs: 63 Spyder convt. 63 Monza convt.
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2 months ago
monza67
I enjoy selling and buying at convention swap meets, but don't expect to get rich doing it. Also, if the part is large, heavy or both and is not a desirable or rare part, it's usually not worth bringing to a convention since you'll probably be taking it homw with you. Just my thoughts... Chuck P. Davenport, IA
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2 months ago
monza67
This is a picture of the yellow flatbed I took at the Chicago convention in 1987. Chuck P. Davenport, IA
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2 months ago
monza67
I was 65 in August of last year. My Dad started working on Corvairs in the mid to late 60's to support restoring his '31 Model A. He liked them so much that we started using them as second cars...all three of us boys had Corvairs to drive in high school/college. I took my drivers test in 1971 in a beautiful Tropic Turq. 66 Monza 4-door, 140hp pg. and drove it through most of high school
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3 months ago
monza67
In my Manx clone Corvair powered and suspended buggy. Chuck Prosise Davenport, IA
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4 months ago
monza67
I agree, we don't typically blast engine blocks, heads, carbs or any engine parts with hidden areas or passages. Just my opinion, but too much of a chance to get into the engine and cause damage. Chuck P.
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5 months ago
monza67
I also have a copy of the November 1964 Chevy vs Ford Communication that is for sale, if anyone is interested. Corvair the-can-do-car has been sold. Chuck P. Davenport, IA
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5 months ago
monza67
PM Sent....I have the Chevy VS Ford Communication set and also the Corvair-the Can-Do Car. Chuck P. Davenport, IA
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5 months ago
monza67
If I remember correctly, when Mike's parts were stolen, he didn't have his trailer with him. His truck was an extended cab with a topper on it and he had the truck bed and rear of the cab full of the nos parts that he had just purchased. Any documentation of the purchase of the parts was also in the truck when it was stolen. His truck was not new, but was always impeccably detailed and
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6 months ago
monza67
Now you can make the switch do whatever you want it to...or remove it and fill the hole. Chuck P.
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1 year ago
monza67
Electrical section of home improvement center as listed above or some of the larger hardware stores that have huge selections of hardware. Chuck P.
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1 year ago
monza67
Lots of different ways of cleaning tins. Back in the 70s when we were rebuilding lots of engines, we'd use a steel drum cut in half the long way and then set it in a rectangular frame made of 2x4s. Scrape all the tins with a putty knife or scraper into a trash can. We then would put some diesel fuel in the drum and wash the parts with parts cleaning brush. Then wash them off with water and l
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1 year ago
monza67
Back in the 70s at the University of Illinois, John Prine, Bonnie Kokack and Steve Goodman were some of my favorites and sometimes held concerts together. Saw John Prine in concert there many times...always a good time. He had an unusual voice, but some great stories. I can still sing lyrics to some of his songs. Chuck Prosise Davenport, IA
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1 year ago
monza67
I had a 66 Corvair Corsa convertible with a 3 speed in it. It was a low mileage car (around 23k original miles) and it was obvious it was original to the car. Funny thing about the car is that it had original bumper guards and electric top, but they must have either wanted the 3 speed or they forgot to check the 4 speed option when they ordered it. This car went thru a few people after me and is
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1 year ago
monza67
It's either moisture, or junk causing the plugging. be sure to screen your sand and use water trap on comp. air. Chuck P.
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1 year ago
monza67
As Eric said, I put a handbrake lever between the seats on both of my Corvair buggys. I think they were from a Ford Escort and had 3 or 4 tabs on the bottom to bolt flat to the floor. I did make a bracket with small pulley on it so the cable could go from vertical to horizontal. I shortened the existing Corvair cable...works great. Chuck P. Davenport, IA 67 Monza Sears Rascal Corvair buggy
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1 year ago
monza67
Lot's of good buggy folks on the Manx Club Facebook page that can also give advice. Your buggy doesn't have to be a Manx to be on the page or be a Manx club member. Also as Matt said above, www.dunebuggyarchives.com can help you id it. In my opinion, these aren't as popular as the other Manx style buggys, but are definitely unique and standout. Chuck P. 1967 Monza coupe 1964 Ma
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1 year ago
monza67
Wet toilet paper is my preferred method and has always worked for me. I've been doing it that way since the early 1970's. Have a broken input shaft, like shown in one of the pictures above, that I tap into the pilot bearing after filling with wet toilet paper. Everyone has TP, but you may not have bread...and why waste food, there are starving kids out there. Chuck P. Davenport, Iowa
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1 year ago
monza67
We need to find a way to keep this event going. Although I haven't driven the track, I've attended for 3 years to watch and also support my son Eric. I've also ridden along with Eric during parade laps, etc. It's a great time, even when it is raining, but we need to find a way to get the numbers up or get some additional funding to help offset the high cost of the track rental
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1 year ago
monza67
Mickey and I will be there Tuesday afternoon through Saturday afternoon. I'll have a swap spot to sell a few used parts...stop by and see me. The plan is to bring two Corvairs, Mickey driving the 67 Coupe and me towing the Corvair buggy. Chuck Prosise Davenport, IA Iowa Corvair Enthusiasts
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2 years ago
monza67
Thanks for posting...I was a board member of the host club and didn't get a chance to have much fun at that convention. The purple Spatz buggy near the end of the video was mine and the green Solar Cavaliar next to it is my brothers. Sold that buggy several years ago and built two nicer buggies since then. Chuck P. Davenport, IA
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2 years ago
monza67
Chris, I used to use Stabil but seemed like I had more carb issues after using it than when I didn't. I no longer use it in my Corvairs. It's not difficult to clean out a Corvair carb and if you are going to continue to own one, it's probably something that you need to get comfortable doing. Is your fuel tank clean? If not, you're going to be fighting that issue forever. Do
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2 years ago
monza67
Funny thing is that it is titled as a 1965 and the pictures are of a 1966. Chuck P. Davenport, IA
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2 years ago
monza67
I have hydraulic clutches on both of my Corvair dune buggys. They both have the Wilwood master and slave cylinders. It's a little simpler for the buggies, since I have custom fabricated pedal assemblies, but I've seen it done on cars. To install the slave cylinder, I shorten the clutch actuating rod, weld a fitting to it to screw the cylinder rod to and attach a plate to the transmissio
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2 years ago
monza67
On the Pickers show, Mike is often seen wearing a jacket with a Conoco patch on the front and Joetown Garage on the back. Mike got the jacket from one of the members of the Iowa Corvair Enthusiasts that owns Joetown Garage. Wally B.owns Joetown Garage in Joetown, Iowa, just outside of Iowa City. Wally is a long time Corvair mechanic and VW mechanic. Mike is a fan of VW's and I believe Wally
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2 years ago
monza67
Yes, I saw it too and thought their comments were interesting. As long time car guys in the Vegas area, you'd think that they would know some Corvair folks there. Chuck P.
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2 years ago
monza67
One thing I don't like about this jack is that you can't lower the jack using the handle...you have to turn the knob on the jack. Has anyone modified this so you don't have to reach under the engine to lower the jack? Chuck P.
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