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SteveInMarietta
While we would all like absolute certainties, that's not always possible. Since coronavirus is a pathogen of respiratory track, a mask reduced the risk of the wearer inhaling the virus as well as passing the virus to other. Reducing the risk of spreading the virus is a responsible thing to do. Steve
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Yesterday
SteveInMarietta
We can at least be fashionable about it! Steve
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11 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Yes, that's true - a dry, irritated respiratory track would be more susceptible to infection. We live in a world of conflicting tradeoffs. Humidify the bedroom but maintain social distancing while you're there. Hmmm . . . another industry bites the dust? Steve
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11 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Not usually a great idea, but extraordinary circumstances ... Soaking in 70% alcohol (ethanol, not isopropanol; and not 100% - more is not better!) for 5-10 minutes is effective. However, some types of gloves can "cryptically" tear (e.g., latex) and not be apparent, so one has to be very careful to test for integrity (does it hold air?). Nitrile gloves tend to disintegrate with even
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12 days ago
SteveInMarietta
> --------------------------- > Thanks for helping to spread this around. > ----------------------------- I respectfully ask that we do not "blame" other people for spreading the virus. I am among the least religious, but I do believe that this extraordinary situation will become infinitely more difficult if we start casting proverbial stones. Let's remind ourselv
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12 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Tim, It may more likely be the dryness than the heat. Coronaviruses are surrounded by a membrane, and do not hold up well on dry surfaces. They spread most effectively in aerosols, the little droplets of moisture we release when we exhale. In dry environments those aerosols evaporate quickly, which leads to quicker inactivation of the virus. The data I've seen was that heat inactivation of
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13 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Chilly Willy Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > It is disappointing about the lack of the details of this virus. Pretty much a lot of theories and speculation. Projections? Can we get some real facts? ===================================== WIll, I gave a public presentation about the virus; what would you like to know? Steve
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13 days ago
SteveInMarietta
National or regional differences certainly exist in availability of testing, but differences are less likely in the long-run in regards to percentage of serious cases, at least as suggested by that graph. I'm suspicious of the data in the graph because there are too many variables, such as when the virus first reached the population, extent and type of testing, and even the criteria used
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15 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Normally when data for two different measures are very different in their magnitude, they are grafted on different scales so that the trends of both lines will be evident. Steve
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15 days ago
SteveInMarietta
If I knew (or suspected) I had it, I would self-quarantine immediately. I would not want to infect anyone else. Steve
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15 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Of all the deficiencies in the US response, unavailability of testing most critically undermined the ability to implement site specific containment. It's too late for that now; but continued lack of testing is now heightening frustration and fear. Eric, I hope the time posses quickly and all turns out well. Steve
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16 days ago
SteveInMarietta
I thought I'd share with my fellow Corvair Enthusiasts some perspectives from a biologist on SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that is currently making some news. I've taught Microbiology for 30-some years, and I believe I can provide some insight into the necessity for the severe containment measures before us and why small numbers (like 10%, 1%, 0.1% and even 0.01%) can mean big trouble.
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16 days ago
SteveInMarietta
I've seen lesser FCs go for a lot more. But as the week progressed I wasn't holding much hope. Steve
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18 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Thank you all for your support. By the way, maybe you've noticed how I choose to try to sell this during a global pandemic and economic downturn. Possibly bad timing. On the other hand, my reserve is certainly less than the cost of a modern minivan, so maybe a nice Corvair 95 will become more appealing as stock values tumble? Steve
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18 days ago
SteveInMarietta
I am honored by the above comments from eminent members of the Corvair Community. Your generous words are most appreciated. Steve
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23 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Thought I'd spread the word. It's here on BAT. Steve
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7 weeks ago
SteveInMarietta
Matt, I suggest, if at all possible, to leave the door correctly mounted on the hinges when you do the replacement. This way you can swing it into place to assure that dogleg ends up in the right position with the correct clearances. Steve
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8 weeks ago
SteveInMarietta
Hi Al, I'm probably misunderstanding what is in your FC currently. Are you missing the part of the steel line that extends across the cross-brace? Originally main fuel line ended where the "U" bend occurs, in front of the hole on the right side of the cross brace , through which the hose from the tank extended to connect with the fuel line. So everything between the yellow dots i
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8 weeks ago
SteveInMarietta
If you need any other shots or measurements let me know. It's got a lot of bends in different directions. I can't guarantee this line is perfect. Steve Side view:
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3 months ago
SteveInMarietta
Thanks. And I'm glad others have found some of the restoration descriptions helpful. Steve
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3 months ago
SteveInMarietta
You'll find some pics here of dent pulling on the Firebrier with a HF stud welder. Scroll down first to see work on the rear doors and further down on a side door. I have found this stud gun works really well. Steve
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3 months ago
SteveInMarietta
Steve Spilatro Marietta, OH
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4 months ago
SteveInMarietta
I should have made clear that the price is per handle. The repros are much less expensive, and these are intended for full restorations where original stock handles are desired (or if poor spline engagement by the repros is a problem). Steve
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4 months ago
SteveInMarietta
Because good quality and NOS original FC window crank handles are becoming unobtanium, I've been preparing rechromed ones that are nearly as good as NOS. These are all original GM #4237908 handles. As many FC owners have discovered, the repop handles that are commonly available just aren't the same. The repops do not have the off-center set screw, which is much easier to
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4 months ago
SteveInMarietta
"As we said when we started the Corvair Museum, it will be ever changing!" Which I understood to mean that the displays would change. I wonder if the above statement well captures the significance of the move; and if so, whether continual changes like this are wise? Brochures get printed and distributed, there is loss of place-recognition, there are transportation costs; risks of dam
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5 months ago
SteveInMarietta
Thanks for posting the VIN. I believe that's the Rampy that was listed on ebay a couple of years ago; is that how you acquired it? 541 paint code indicates it was originally off-white with a red stripe. Steve
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5 months ago
SteveInMarietta
Hi, I was wondering if you could send me the VIN from your Rampside? I would like to add it to the Corvanatics FC registry. Thanks Steve S Corvanatics Webmaster and Histrorian
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5 months ago
SteveInMarietta
Mark, If someone else did the legwork tabulating the codes, part numbers, notes, etc. in a spreadsheet, and get some decent pictures, I would be willing to place it into web form. Maybe the Stock Corvair group would be willing to do this? Steve
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5 months ago
SteveInMarietta
To enrich the club with royalty payments, the copyright at the bottom of each page is for Corvanatics. The accountant reports that these payments, to date, have total exactly $0.00 Steve
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5 months ago
SteveInMarietta
Hi John, Well, I was trying to show that both lube drains were eliminated in 1964, but I didn't have a decent picture of a 64-65 transmission or differential lacking the drain. Steve
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