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4 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Well, I've looked for correlations but cannot decipher the meaning of those ancient inscriptions. The 'R'correlates with Rampside, but that would seem too straightforward for GM's normally arcane coding systems. This seems to be a Dave Newell-level question. Has he been asked about it? Steve
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9 days ago
SteveInMarietta
PM sent.
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13 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Bob, Did you get my PM sent a couple of days ago? Steve
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16 days ago
SteveInMarietta
My experience also - their's is, without doubt, one of the worst web pages I have ever tried to navigate, and like Bob I gave up. Not much of a sales incentive. Steve
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18 days ago
SteveInMarietta
No PM received. Steve
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18 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Upstream of Marietta, OH Any FC parts you can send down the river? Steve
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20 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Andria, Thanks. btw: I dug through my stuff looking for a door escutcheon, but no luck. Steve
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22 days ago
SteveInMarietta
The September 2018 issue of the CORSA Communique is now available, and you will find excerpts of the feature articles in the Communique Preview. Articles in this issue include the final submission by the recently passed Bob Helt - "A Primer on 1965-67 Corvair Four-Door Hardtops". Also included are "A History of the Great American Fan Belt Toss & Swap Meet" by Ken Schifftner, and the Cover Featu
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30 days ago
SteveInMarietta
CORSA is pleased to publicize the Chapter web site awards. The awards recognize the Chapter websites that are best developed, well maintained and content rich. 1st Place: Heart of America Corvair Owners Association (HACOA) Webmaster: Travis Bolton 2nd Place: Western Pennsylvania Corvair Club (WPCC) Webmaster: Rod Murray 3rd Place: Pikes Peak Corvair Club (PPCC) Webmaster:
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4 weeks ago
SteveInMarietta
Hi Dan, Why does a properly inserted stud need to be sealed and locked? It's my guess that JB Weld does not add to the integrity of the stud, and if there is a defect in the insertion of the stud, adding JB Weld is unlikely to prevent failure. Steve
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4 weeks ago
SteveInMarietta
A side-note to anyone thinking about using JB weld for any engine-related application. Although JB weld is rated to withstand 500oF, in my experience its bonding properties deteriorate during repeated heating and and cooling cycles. I found that metal items JB welded and repeatedly cycled to ~200oF released after several rounds. Possibly this is due to differences in thermal expansion, and I
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4 weeks ago
SteveInMarietta
Good point that Dave makes. In my analysis, the root of the problem is that the splines on the repro handles do not extend as far as on the originals. Dave's solution apparently will work; I eventually replaced all of the repoped handles with original ones. Steve
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4 weeks ago
SteveInMarietta
Jerry, Did you stretch the vinyl on the panels yourself? That's a tough job and it's been really well done. Steve
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5 weeks ago
SteveInMarietta
At last, front and engine compartment mats for deluxe FCs. The engine compartment mat will also work for FCs with standard trim. These mats are even better reproductions than the standard mats I had previously made, with only some minor blemishes to the embossment. Creating these reproductions involved restoring template mats to a condition adequate to mold, preparing huge epoxy molds that can
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5 weeks ago
SteveInMarietta
Yes, I think you are correct. The modification I suggested worked great to give extra cable travel, but other issues periodically conspire to knock out the directionals. Better to save time by addressing the root of the problem. All you need is a NOS Corvair flux-capacitor. Steve
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5 weeks ago
SteveInMarietta
Cliff, That all looks OK to me. So many issues can cause the problem you're having, which I have struggled with on both of my GBs. The best solution is a time machine by which you can return to 1960 and knock the GM engineers on the head until they redesign the darn thing. In lieu of that, this is what I did. I found that the travel of the mechanism was being limited by the flange on t
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5 weeks ago
SteveInMarietta
Craig is correct except the cross shaft "A" in the original image has the secondary carb actuating levers with bends (not straight), which makes it the 66-67 version of the 140 HP. 68 - 69 140HP cross shafts had levers were straight and longer. Steve
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7 weeks ago
SteveInMarietta
Minor correction: There were two FCs entered in the Concours - a LOadside and a Greenbrier. Steve
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7 weeks ago
SteveInMarietta
OK, thanks. Nice work. Steve
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7 weeks ago
SteveInMarietta
Jerry, Clarify for me... You repainted the interior and exterior red, correct? It looks much better, and I wondered if you might share how you did the repainting (sanding, masking, type of paint, etc.); were the white pin stripes repainted? Steve
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2 months ago
SteveInMarietta
And having thought about it more, I believe that corrosion of normal steel wool could be a real problem because moisture that initially vaporizes, particularly on startup, can condense on the steel wool as an oil/water emulsion. With the unit elevated away from the engine, the steel wool never gets hot enough to revaporize the water, allowing corrosion to occur. Obviously I don't know for sure, b
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2 months ago
SteveInMarietta
OK, Phil (in his VIN tag thread) and I are discussing the same Rampy. The data plate (of which Phil sent me a picture) is clearly not from a '61, the paint code is 541G, and Trim is 431P, which correspond with a '62 Rampside; I suspect the data plate is original, but there's a chance it was moved from another vehicle. Based upon the feedback from others this is clearly not a '61, and my best gu
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2 months ago
SteveInMarietta
Danny, Yes, that's one of the things I noticed; but it could have been repainted. Are any distinctive structural elements that would distinguish model years. Steve
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2 months ago
SteveInMarietta
Can any Rampy experts make a positive ID as to the model year of this FC? https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/61chev-corvair-ramp-side/6614103819.html I have reasons to believe it might be a different model year, but I don't want to jump to conclusions. I also don't want to bias other peoples' interpretations, so I'll share my reasons later. Steve
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2 months ago
SteveInMarietta
Ken, Any chance there will be moisture condensing and rusting the steel wool? Is there a stainless form of steel wool? Steve
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2 months ago
SteveInMarietta
I would like to clarify that the Communiques in the CORSA archive include direct pdf copies of the most recent issues. The majority of the back issues were scanned at a resolution of 200 dpi and converted to pdf, yielding high quality digital copies, and most are OCR'ed. Some of the earliest Communiques and some of the pre-Communique publications are at a lower resolution. Steve
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2 months ago
SteveInMarietta
From the FC Registry: GB Corvan 1961 9 4 1962 4 7 1963 10 10 1964 13 7 1965 15 Total 51 28 % 65% 35% Of course in 65 there were no Corvans, which skews data somewhat more toward Greenbriers. Seth was right, I couldn't find a single 8-door Rampy! Steve
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2 months ago
SteveInMarietta
In an earlier post Clarks provided a link to this catalog page where they have the 2nd design rubber bushings. Steve
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2 months ago
SteveInMarietta
Yes, quite likely the late-style FC shifter helped. Steve
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2 months ago
SteveInMarietta
Ed, Yes, that's correct. I'm collecting information for an article I'm writing for CorvanAnatics. Steve
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