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4 days ago
whubbell
Here is a chart for 1964 Interior colors
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7 days ago
whubbell
Gasoline heater was never an option in 1964 - the trunk will not even accommodate one without modifications. I’m pretty sure the gas heater wasn’t even an option in 1963, although for most of that model year it would not have been too difficult to install one. Later in the 1963 model year, however, the trunk was modified in a way that would have made installation of a gas heater much more d
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11 days ago
whubbell
Finished products
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11 days ago
whubbell
Painting Wheel cylinders. I know, I know - nobody will ever see them, but I’ll know they are there and I want them to look good - at least for awhile. First, I clean them, then hone and sandblast them, wipe down with mineral spirits, blow dry with compressed air, mask off the cylinder with old cup seals, the bleeder port with an old bleeder valve, and the hose port with an old brake hose,
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11 days ago
whubbell
The weather cooperated today and I was able to paint a few parts. Nothing fancy, but it’s nice to see something starting to look finished.
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12 days ago
whubbell
Some progress today. I delivered the front and rear suspensions to the powdercoater today - no rush, I told him, but at least they are out of my garage now and will eventually be refinished. In the meantime, I started stripping the undercoating from the wheel wells. Ugh- what a messy and miserable job. I started with the front left wheel well and only got the undercoating off of the lowe
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12 days ago
whubbell
Do you have some for sale? I think mine are still usable, but I would consider replacing them.
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13 days ago
whubbell
Thanks for the information. So I went out and compared the 1964 drum with an Nos 60-63 drum and confirmed the difference as above. However, it seems the 60-63 drum will still fit over the 64 backing plate, except you wouldn’t have the outer rim overriding (and I presume sealing) it. I’ll stick with the ‘64 drums, obviously, but I wonder if anybody has any experience actually using a
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13 days ago
whubbell
You’d think I would know this, but I don’t. Obviously the rear brake drums are different, but the fronts look the same to me, although I admit I haven’t measured them. They are listed as different part numbers, however, so what’s the difference?
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13 days ago
whubbell
Thanks, Matt. We made reservations at Raccoon Creek State Park. We are going to camp for one week there with our grandson, Tripp. He has previously attended 3 Virginia Vair Fairs - this will be his first National convention.
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13 days ago
whubbell
Interesting topic. I am currently trying to pin down the approximate percent gloss of all black parts on Early Model Corvairs. The following link takes you to an Excel File I’ve created as a first draft. Please feel free to send me your edits. Early Corvair Black Parts list - percent gloss
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13 days ago
whubbell
We are thinking about camping near the convention this year. Does anybody have any information about nearby campgrounds? We will be tent camping.
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14 days ago
whubbell
Got a little bit of work done today. Removed the cross-shafts and bushings from the front and rear A-arms. That does NOT work per the instructions in the shop manual - bushings are locked in too tight by rust. Eventually I learned to loosen them first with an air chisel. Anyway, they are apart now and here are the cross-shafts sandblasted and Os-Pho’d. Hopefully later this week I will be
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15 days ago
whubbell
Sorry for the low resolution (blame the website restrictions). That lower one is a 1964. If you blow it up you can barely see the lines.
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15 days ago
whubbell
Identify the years: Glovebox doors
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16 days ago
whubbell
Top one looks like 1964, bottom one 1962
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17 days ago
whubbell
It’s hard to get much work done this time of year - too cold and wet outside and I’m also quite busy at work (Flu season). However, I find a little time in the evenings to work on prepping small parts. I bought some cheap dish drains and plastic trays - after dipping the freshly sandblasted parts in Os-Pho I let them drain and dry here. Eventually they will get painted or powder-coate
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6 weeks ago
whubbell
I have copies of all titles for the car that go back to original owner John H. Glenn, Jr. of Seabrook, Tx.
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6 weeks ago
whubbell
I am taking a lot of photos, but when it comes to the hardware, it is easier to do it this way (really!) because it comes off the car dirty and rusty, so it doesn’t photograph well. These are life-sized tracings, but I also take measurements and wire brush the tops of the bolts to check for markings. I’m not totally committed to reusing all the original hardware, but I probably will reuse
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6 weeks ago
whubbell
It's been too cold to do much work on the car, but I am keeping busy documenting the appearance of the hardware. Right now I have each set of used hardware stored in labeled zip lock baggies, but at some point I will need to send it all out for cleaning and re-plating, so I need to have a fool-proof way of re-identifying it when it is returned to me. Thus, I have been making these drawings to d
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7 weeks ago
whubbell
Attached are photos of original Early Model inner and outer tie rod ends. Note the unique “notched” aspect to the shaft as it connects to the end.
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8 weeks ago
whubbell
I was asked to provide specs for the threaded rod. Photos also attached. I think all parts can be bought at Home Depot or other local hardware store. (1) Rod 20” long, 7/16-14 thread (2) Nuts 7/16-14 (use 11/16” wrench) (1) Bar 4”x1”x1/4” - drill 7/16” hole in center - bridges space in lower control arm (1) Washer 1 1/8” OD - fits in depression on top of shock tower (Upp
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8 weeks ago
whubbell
As promised, some photos of the tag.
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8 weeks ago
whubbell
There are still some parts I am looking to purchase to help me with my stock restoration of the John Glenn Corvair. If anybody has a lead on these parts, please contact me. Inner tie rod ends - must be early model style Outer tie rod ends - must be early model style Original tie rod boots Tower clamps for gas tank hoses (2 pair, 2 different sizes) Tower clamps for 4” heater hoses (4 ne
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8 weeks ago
whubbell
While tearing down the front suspension of the Glenn Corvair (‘64 convertible), I came across a metal tag that was secured by one of the bolts holding the left upper A-arm to the crossmember. The tag is about 1x1.5 inches in size and made of fairly heavy gauge steel. Unfortunately it was heavily oxidized and after cleaning I can make out no clear discernible markings. My guess is it might’
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8 weeks ago
whubbell
Looks like your new body originally had factory Air Conditioning? (Pipe fitting under rear seat area)
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8 weeks ago
whubbell
Using a threaded rod to disassemble the front suspension. Works well.
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8 weeks ago
whubbell
All the rest of the underbody parts were removed today.
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8 weeks ago
whubbell
If I had it done, I would dip it in chocolate (yum)
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