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Caveman_1960
Not to hijack Ken's thread, but I have a similar situation a little later in the week. On Wednesday the 25th I will be transporting a Corvair to the convention and it will be going to it's new owner once there. So on Saturday we will be heading back to the Detroit area with an empty 18' open trailer following us. See me in Pittsburgh if you need help. - Caveman Pete
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4 days ago
Caveman_1960
Bringing this thread back to Bob Lutz and his first Corvair: A few weeks back I was invited to a show at the Yankee Air Museum (held at the Willow Run Airport) for antique cars and antique planes. Since Bob Lutz' name was on the selection committee I thought it would be cool to bring my 1963 Monza sedan and see if he still had interest in it. His Corvair back in the day was the 102 and 4-speed ve
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5 days ago
Caveman_1960
Looks like I wont be bringing any of my wire wheel collection to the Convention next week. They may be available at the DACC Homecoming in August if anyone is interested. I have one set of NOS Daytons, one set of NOS Kelsey-Hayes with 4 or 5 lug adapters and one slightly used set of the Clark's re-pops with nice Maxxis radials mounted. - Caveman Pete forsale
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13 days ago
Caveman_1960
Back on track? I am driving east in a pickup truck with enough extra room for a 1/4 panel. No drilling required. This would be on Wednesday the 25th and we'll be towing a trailer with a Corvair headed to the convention. The Corvair is staying so if something has to come back toward Detroit on a flatbed leaving Saturday afternoon just PM me and maybe I can help. - Caveman Pete
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13 days ago
Caveman_1960
Pictures in a day or two. I have found a pair of NOS front fenders for early model Corvairs. Also have the upper half of an NOS 1964 front panel and a new (I think it might be aftermarket) lower front gravel shield panel for an early. These are located in southeast Michigan but could be brought to the convention in Pittsburgh, or saved for delivery at the DACC Homecoming in August. PM me for deta
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14 days ago
Caveman_1960
Leaving Wednesday, the 25th at oh-dark-thirty in a mini-convoy with other DACC members. I'll be driving my Silverado half ton pulling my almost new flatbed trailer. Going East the trailer will have Eddie B's 1960 Canadian 500 sedan. In Pittsburgh we will re-load the car onto his rented trailer and then the hunt is on for something else to ride back toward Detroit after Saturday's car show. Got an
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22 days ago
Caveman_1960
So today I picked up what was left of a 1966 Corsa 180 turbo convertible. There wasn't much left. The front crossmember was swiss cheese. The interior and powertrain were gone. But, the steering box was still bolted to the body shell. Since the car was well optioned with some cool bits; drop top, Corsa and the 180 HP turbo engine there was a good chance that the person checking the order sheet in
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28 days ago
Caveman_1960
Given a choice, would you prefer Dayton Wire Wheels or Kelsey-Hayes wires???? For some strange reason I seem to have a growing collection of real live knock-off wire wheels for Corvairs.
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4 weeks ago
Caveman_1960
Numbers on the inside of the wheels: D4 85 66. Any idea what they mean? There are no numbers stamped in the front of the rim near the valve opening.
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4 weeks ago
Caveman_1960
Upon closer inspection these wheels appear to be new. Never had a tire mounted and never mounted to an adapter. How rare would a set of five NOS Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels be?
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4 weeks ago
Caveman_1960
Here are a couple of pics of the 5-bolt K-H adapters. They were cast as 5-bolt, not welded and re-drilled. I also have a picture of the wheels -in the next post.
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4 weeks ago
Caveman_1960
These are reported to be engineering test pieces. They came along with a set of 4-bolt adapters and a beautiful set of the 13x5.5" K-H wire wheels. The wheels look like they never had been mounted. Same with the adapters. I may bring these to the CORSA convention next month. If anybody is truly interested please PM me. Caution: Kelsey-Hayes real wire wheels are not cheap! Same goes for 5-bolt ada
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4 weeks ago
Caveman_1960
Did K-H offer 5-bolt adapters to mount their wire wheels on a late model? I have a set and wondered where they might have come from...
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5 weeks ago
Caveman_1960
Today I was cleaning up an engine that we took out of a 1964 500 coupe. The PO told me that the car had a "new" engine put in it just a few years ago. The car was a dud, but the engine turned out to be a service engine with an "XX0" code stamped on the block. I took the top shroud off to clean it and then the fan. Underneath I found another "XX0" designation - this time hand written on the blower
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7 weeks ago
Caveman_1960
I have several early model differentials and manual transmissions available for sale. Here is a list: 1964 3.55 posi diff with or without the 4-speed transmission 1964 3.27 open diff with or without the Powerglide transmission 1961-63 3.89 open diff with or without the 3-speed transmission 1961-63 3.27 open diff with or without the 4-speed transmission 1964-65 4-speed manual transmission f
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7 weeks ago
Caveman_1960
Exhaust side of the turbo and a shot of the whole, filthy (but with clean oil and a newer Clark's oil filter!) 150 engine assembly. - Pete
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7 weeks ago
Caveman_1960
More pics. The carb side of the turbo.
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7 weeks ago
Caveman_1960
Recently I picked up a 1962 Spyder project that was beyond saving. The 150 engine was still in the car, but the turbo was removed and the carb and air cleaner were missing. The carb side of the turbo housing was walnut blasted and the exhaust side looks good as well. My question is; is there any interest in just the turbines? They are both good and not damaged. See the pics. I know that some of y
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8 weeks ago
Caveman_1960
Rules in Michigan are changing soon as well. To renew any driver's license you will need either a current Passport or a Birth Certificate. Since all I could get when GM sent me to Canada for work was a "Certificate of Birth" they had to get a look at the actual birth certificate so I could get a Passport. That took nearly 3 months and cost hundreds of $$$. Now to renew my license here I will need
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2 months ago
Caveman_1960
Tim, I'm hoping the '64 might have a chance to live again. I know the engine is junk, but I have more engines... If we can drag the car up on my trailer tomorrow at least we can check everything and see if the car is a project or not. Oh yeah, you can have the '62's door and windshield. Free but the ride will put you upside down for sure!
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2 months ago
Caveman_1960
Got a call from a club member yesterday with news: Free Corvairs! At first the story was one Spyder convert and one '64 sedan. Neither one was running and the owner was fed up with them. They had to be moved like right now so today I hooked up my brand new wood deck car hauling trailer and headed out to Attica, Michigan. Upon arrival the story was somewhat different. The '64 sedan was staying but
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2 months ago
Caveman_1960
Sorry, somebody beat you to it. Moderator please mark as sold. Thanx! - Caveman Pete
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2 months ago
Caveman_1960
Does anybody need a better set of B pillar interior panels for their late model 4-door sedan? These came out of a parts stash up North and are in pretty good shape. Minor cracks that are repairable and no missing plastic. I don't have a late model sedan (yet!) so these are available. Any interest? - Caveman Pete
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2 months ago
Caveman_1960
Somebody out there should buy these. It would be hard to find a better deal. And yes, they make any early model Corvair look really classy. Even a Caveman 1960 sedan!!!!
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2 months ago
Caveman_1960
The Tires are a set of Goodyear Arrivas. I don't remember the date codes, but they weren't that current. Plenty of tread and looked great though.
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2 months ago
Caveman_1960
Thanks, Matt for the link. After reading that it seems that this would be a 1961 FC 4-speed because the back-up switch location was not drilled and tapped. But, the input shaft that fits in the trans is the 1964-5 style that has a larger diameter than what a 1961 would have. Did the '61 FC use a larger diameter input shaft???
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2 months ago
Caveman_1960
I have a question for you FC experts out there in CCF Land; how do I identify a 1964-1965 FC 4-speed transmission? I think if there is no provision for a back-up switch it could be what I'm looking for. Here is a picture of the trans in question. There is no threaded hole for a switch in the trans case. Does that mean it came out of an FC? Is there any other way to verify what I have? Any suggest
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2 months ago
Caveman_1960
My convertible (#5997) is 49 today! I'll be a few years older in a few daze...
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2 months ago
Caveman_1960
Last Fall I answered a Craigslist ad for a 1960 Monza coupe up in Northern Michigan. As a result of buying the car the seller offered me any parts I might want that were stored in a couple of barns and a derelict Greenbrier just down the road from him at his Dad's farm. Yesterday a small group of enthusiasts made the trek up to the barns and unloaded/loaded a whole bunch of cool stuff. I think ev
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2 months ago
Caveman_1960
Great show! Over 100 Corvairs in town but not a single 1960 model? Did I miss one or should I plan to drive one of mine down next year? - Caveman Pete
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