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5 months ago
chuckvh
I can take pictures and send to seriously interested parties, I just have a lot of work to do before my trip. (have to move 7 sheds full of corvair parts to free up my side yard to park the new boat)
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5 months ago
chuckvh
forsale Hey folks I am project poor and just bought another big boat before selling the even bigger boat. I have been directed by my boss (and she is mean and hits hard when it comes to excessive project accumulation) to divest myself of the 1964 Spyder Convertible that followed me home without her knowledge a couple of years ago. Original California car, original owner was a big muck
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8 months ago
chuckvh
The only way we get paid for the time is if special legislation is passed after the budget is signed or CR is extended. Five of my people are required to keep working without any pay for the duration of the shutdown to provide some measure of support to some critical military programs. They will definitely get paid at some point. We are Department of Defense so the requirements are a bit dif
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8 months ago
chuckvh
Corvair content: I get to stay home and work on my Corvair garage! But first, I have to go to work in a non-pay status to issue furlough letters to most of my employees, who have to come in to work to receive them (non-pay status as well) I could use the time off, but this is really getting old...
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11 months ago
chuckvh
Housing and two impellers arrived today, perfect condition, excellent packing job, thanks Mark!
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11 months ago
chuckvh
I bought a set of ARP case studs from Clarks several years ago, but have never been able to get the reamer (or reamer set) whenever I've gone back and inquired when placing orders. I just recently got an e-mail from them telling me that the studs and reamer set are now discontinued (along with the adjustable cam gear and other HP items) Does anybody have a good source and part number for the
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11 months ago
chuckvh
Mark I don't want to step on any toes, but if you don't have the two wheels and housing sold yet, I'll take all three. PM sent
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1 year ago
chuckvh
I've been so busy with work that I haven't had had the time to go pull the cover off the car, so here's the info: 66 turbo convt Regal Red / white int / black top VIN# 107676L103671 Block# TI025RL Options: power top, turbocharged, headrest bucket seats. General Motors Corporation 11B ST 66-10767 LOS 98 BODY TR 795-Y R-2 PAINT D 4O I'm the third owner and have had the car since 19
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1 year ago
chuckvh
Seth's description is exactly what I did with my son's 62 Monza convertible. I was able to hide the switch under the left side of the instrument panel and it has been working perfectly for over 15 years now.
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1 year ago
chuckvh
If you still have it, consider it sold. Will send pm
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2 years ago
chuckvh
Mike Did you ever get new axles made for your early racer? And if so, did you incorporate some kind of positive bearing retention to supplement the press fit?
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2 years ago
chuckvh
Wow, I wish you had that for sale when you brought all my goodies up to Brentwood a couple of weeks ago!
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2 years ago
chuckvh
Did you have this specific problem before the lifter replacement? Valves set too tight could cause symptoms like these. Have you checked compression?
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2 years ago
chuckvh
I always thought the bounce was a function of the swing axle design coupled with the tire sidewall flex. My 62 Pontiac Tempest LeMans convertible did exactly the same thing. Our 62 Monza vert has one coil cut both front and rear, adjustable shocks set on firm, and 205/60 R14 rear with 195/60 R14 front. Kind of bouncy at a standstill, but no bouncing or bobbing on the road.
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2 years ago
chuckvh
Yes, had the exact same thing happen many years ago. Dollars to donuts that you forgot to reinstall the c-clip/snap ring that secures the clutch gear to the front mainshaft bearing. The bearing has a ring on its outer circumference that locates/locks it in position fore and aft. If the ring is not installed on the clutch gear after installing the bearing, the gear can move fore and aft dependi
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2 years ago
chuckvh
Does anybody know the story behind the differences in rear wheel arches on the Midgets? My sister had a 73 Midget that I cruised around as a senior in High School, it had the round arches which I think look great. The earlier Midgets and Sprites had a squared-off arch which covered the top part of the tire, giving the car quite a different look. Funny thing is that I've also seen later Midgets
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2 years ago
chuckvh
Both Mike Levine and John Egerton have done some nice looking work on their earlies. I will probably do something similar on my early that keeps Corvair power. I'm thinking more along the lines of wide-body versus flares because I'm starting to toss around the idea of a 64 with fiberglass tilt front and rear ends with an integrated roll cage/partial tube frame with custom suspension. Superchar
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2 years ago
chuckvh
I did a little searching and came up empty. Has anyone done any early model body mods similar to the Porsche 916 or 944 fender treatment?
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3 years ago
chuckvh
Bump Hi guys, still looking for that elusive RAYJAY E-Flow housing. I thought my search was over, but unfortunately the housing that spyder1 has is a RAYJAY F-Flow, and I already have one of those.
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3 years ago
chuckvh
Thanks Phil, I missed the housing by a few hours but I snagged the wheel along with a rayjay F-flow housing. I could get the F-flow housing machined to match the E-flow wheel, but I actually have a use for the F-flow housing with the 3 inch inlet. So, bottom line, I still need a 3 inch inlet E-flow housing. (my son runs an E-flow with the machined original housing, so small inlet) Yes, I know
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3 years ago
chuckvh
needpart Hey there fellow nut jobs (as my wife would put it) I need a RAYJAY E-Flow housing, you know, the one with the 3 inch inlet. Natewolfe was kind enough to provide me with the compressor wheel, now I need the housing. Why you might ask? Call it a family rivalry, feud, whatever... I spent all my money building my son's car, and it kicks my cars butt... So now I need to obta
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3 years ago
chuckvh
Dave It's simple. Take your $19 and hand it to the counter guy at store #2. Betcha he would take a look and say "gee, they just got lost from inventory". Truth is, it would cost store #2 a lot more to process the paperwork than the 4 bucks.
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3 years ago
chuckvh
Hi Dan Just looking at the pics you posted, it looks like the rust goes much further than what you'll get with the floor boards from Clarks. Have you checked out the structure where the front and rear suspension cross members mount to the body? If you could take some additional pics from other angles you might get some additional suggestions on repair methods. If it were me I would defini
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3 years ago
chuckvh
Nate, I'll take them if still available. PM sent.
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3 years ago
chuckvh
Okay folks, I don't really care about pictures at this point. What I'm in desperate need of is a Monza Junior or Chevy Junior Kart, any condition. I'm soon to be a grandfather of three, and my oldest grandbaby, Miss Charlotte, is in love with my 64 Spyder vert and 64 Spyder coupe. Charlotte, at 23 months old, insists that the coupe is a "race car" and loves for me to pull off the cover and let
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3 years ago
chuckvh
I've been tossing around the idea of building a mid engine V-8 using a ZF transaxle combined with the latest GM LS offering, maybe even the supercharged Corvette power plant. I have experience with the transaxles (Pantera in the family for 30 years now.) and the bell housing LS adapter is now available. I'd be interested in seeing what others may have done in the past using a ZF in a Corvair.
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3 years ago
chuckvh
NOS in the box isn't necessarily the color as delivered on an assembled engine. Every Corvair I've owned has had the magnesium fan painted the same color as the shrouds. Cars included a 64 Monza purchased in 1977, under 80K miles, engine never touched until I owned it, a 64 Spyder purchased in 1980, 76K miles, engine never touched, all original seals intact and boy did it leak oil!
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3 years ago
chuckvh
Back in 1991 I went to Hot August Nights in Reno with my wife and another couple. (all friends from scouts since we were teens) Our friends drove their 64 1/2 Mustang convertible, and we drove my 66 Corsa Turbo Convertible. It was great fun, and we decided to sit on the sidelines and watch the car parade instead of participating ourselves. As we watched the most awesome collection of vintage
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3 years ago
chuckvh
Thanks Mark The car is currently undergoing a major upgrade and those wheels are coming off in favor of some original 14x6 Camaro rallye wheels, disc brakes, e-flow turbo motor, and re-install of the factory air that it came with (sanden and condenser upgrades of course.)
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