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SteveInMarietta
QuoteI think it takes a lot more Voltage than what I used to cause a problem, this process was very mild. Dave, This may be difficult to judge without previous experience or some standard of comparison. What appears mild to the eye could be quite vigorous at the molecular level. The actual conditions (concentration, current, time) would all be important. Unfortunately, as best I can tell, no
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SteveInMarietta
In my experience electrolysis can remove paint, although how readily may depend upon what electrolyte is used in the solution and the concentration. I use washing soda (soda ash) which is sodium carbonate (Na2CO3) and more alkaline (caustic) than baking soda (NaHC03), and more likely to remove paint, which is usually OK with me. An advantage of Na2CO3 is also that you need less per unit volume v
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SteveInMarietta
As I mentioned above, I frequently use electrolytic derusting. It allow much quicker rust removal than most other mechanical methods, especially smaller home size blasters and wire wheels; and especially-especially if there is a lot of rust. For a heavily rusted item, after the electrolytic process the black surface residue easily brushes off very easily, whereas blasting or wire-wheeling would b
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SteveInMarietta
I've used this frequently. Expect to need wire brush wheel to clean metal. But any significant pitting will remain. Steve
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6 days ago
SteveInMarietta
To answer Monza109's question: The wheels were restored as best I could tell from the historic photographs. The van clearly had wheel covers, and I could not detect a dark rim around wheel covers. in the few color photographs I have, such as this one the rim seems to be white; at least there is no hint of red in the image. Since the van had been outfitted with whitewalls, I think th
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6 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Fist of all, I want to thank everyone for their kind and generous words throughout this project; I'm really just a guy who is afraid of someone in the future looking at my work and thinking it was half-ass. Craftsman? I dunno... but I'll certainly beat the proverbial horse to death to make something right. I'd be embarrassed to concede how many times I had to repaint some of the interior pane
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6 days ago
SteveInMarietta
OMG! I fear you may have just described OCD :) Steve
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9 days ago
SteveInMarietta
The Concours d’Elegance is certainly one of the highlights of the annual convention. Here, the finest and most prestigious Corvairs compete for points within different classes - the name is the French phrase for "competition of elegance". The vehicles are thoroughly inspected and judged based upon paint and bodywork, trim and trunk or cargo area, wheels, tires and glass, undercarriage, engine,
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10 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Would love to bring it to Springfield, but will not have the trailer ready yet. Next year. Steve
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10 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Eric, I believe that any feedback from the membership would be much appreciated by the BOD. Even if you cannot come to the convention, your comments or suggestions could have bearing on the proposal. Steve
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10 days ago
SteveInMarietta
OK, I see that Allan just responded also. Steve
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10 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Hi Kevin, That is my understanding. I'm not aware of the specific reasons on-line/write-in votes are not be utilized, and maybe someone from the BOD will contribute to this response. I do know that should there be an amendment or significant change to the wording of the proposal as a result of the discussion during the convention, then any pre-cast votes could not be counted. If someone else c
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10 days ago
SteveInMarietta
I have mixed feelings of excitement and just being numb, but the Firebrier is essentially done. We've cruised around town a bit lately and it seems to drive well. I finally got the heater wired correctly, realizing after much fussing that that, of course, the bulb for the heater control only illuminates when the headlights are on - Duh! I thought I'd first show a superb historical pictur
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11 days ago
SteveInMarietta
The CORSA Board of Directors wishes to put forward to the membership a proposed change to the organization's Bylaws. The change pertains to the election procedure for Board members, and you can follow this link for an overview of the proposed changes. There you will also find links to the full text of the proposed changes and the complete CORSA Bylaws. Steve Spilatro CORSA Social Media Coordi
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17 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Dale, The 102" antenna I have can be cut as needed and the upper end attached to a replacement ferrell. Thanks for the help. btw: Still no ghosts in the machine needing exorcism. Steve
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18 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Greg, My recollection is that the FC speaker is very shallow (almost flat) compared to the car speakers, but there probably is not a significant difference between FC speakers from different years (GM often changed part numbers for insignificant modifications). Thus, I think an FC speaker from any year is likely to work in your '62. Steve
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18 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Correct. I raised the front seat and got the correct numbers: . I've determiined that the TGN- number in the previous post is the part number for the head unit. Steve
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18 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Oops, Frank is correct. Here's the correct information, a mashup from two different pages from a radio parts manual. The top half gives the code number for the radio of different vehicles, the lower half gives the speaker part number according to radio code. You'll notice that although the Corvair car and Greenbrier speakers have the same dimensions, the speakers have different part numbers in
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18 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Thanks all for the kind words on the project. Dale, I recalled this morning finding the codes inside when I had the base unit disassembled, and fortunately photographed them: I presume TGN6002A is the model number and 64D852654 is the serial number? However, in a communication last night, my contact at the Malden-West Camp FD seems to recall clearly that the van had Motrac two-channel ra
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18 days ago
SteveInMarietta
The parts catalogs list different part numbers for FC vs car speakers. Steve
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19 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Hi Dale, Thanks for the info. I'll try to read the model number tomorrow; this is a replacement not the original radio. I have a manual for a motrac radio (picked it up on ebay) and it says very little about the antenna; but has a picture of a short one attached to the bumper of a car. Yet I had several people tell me that the 102(8?)" antenna was correct. What size antenna should be used? (I
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19 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Really getting down to the nitty gritty. The Motorola Motrac two-way radio is installed. Here's the head unit mpounted under the dash. The radio electronics have been fully restored by a local electronics wizard with much experience with these old units. He came out of retirement to do this one. The microphone is temporarily attached to a bracket connected under the dash. There were nume
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19 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Sharing some general shipping information: Having shipped some large, heavy FC mats recently, I discovered that the most economical carrier depended upon the destination - often FedEx was the best option, especially when the destination was the western coastal states. Shipping to a business rather than a residential address will save some money for FedEx (and UPS). I also set up an online Fed
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23 days ago
SteveInMarietta
The assembly manual provides some information. Steve
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23 days ago
SteveInMarietta
The June 2018 issue of the CORSA Communique is now available, and you will find excerpts of the feature articles in the Communique Preview. This month there are additional descriptions of activities at the Pittsburgh Convention and Things to Do in the Pittsburgh area. There is a report from the Central Florida Corvair Association on their show at the SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Music Festival
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24 days ago
SteveInMarietta
I've been mov'in along on the reassembly, not without occasional setbacks... the latest being the whitewalls: I had noticed this discoloration of the whitewalls spreading from the rim, but thinking it was just dirt or a stain from the body shop. Nope, absolutely permanent; turns out to be a manufacturing defect. Good news is the Coker Tire Company has agreed to replace them, but I have to
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6 weeks ago
SteveInMarietta
The Model Car Concours of petite-sized Corvair replicas offers something for everyone. You can display a toy or model that came pre-assembled or was assembled from a kit, made by a commercial manufacturer or scratch-built by a craftsman, displayed in solo or with a group of vehicles, possibly situated in an imaginary scene, being a Corvair car, station wagon or FC, for the enjoyment and appreciat
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2 months ago
SteveInMarietta
During the upcoming 2018 CORSA International Convention, the autocross races will be held on Friday, July 27th, at the parking lot facilities of The Mall at Robinson,100 Robinson Centre, behind Macys department store. Only a 15 minute drive from the Convention hotel, the air conditioned mall will be open and the shopping, many restaurants, free parking, and restrooms will be greatly appreciated b
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3 months ago
SteveInMarietta
Great idea, and helpful to make the Convention a real family affair. Steve
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3 months ago
SteveInMarietta
Not only are Corvairs showcased at the CORSA International Convention but so also are certain Corvair parts. For example, the Valve Cover Races, where ingenious individuals convert a cylinder head valve cover into a race car to compete for the championship of a 24-foot long track. The Valve Cover Races are scheduled for Friday, July 27 during the upcoming Pittsburgh Convention. What Fun!!
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