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4 days ago
whubbell
Looks like it will be a rainy Vair Fair this year. Oh well, at least the cars will all look shiny! I had a harrowing drive here today - first my turn signals stopped working and we had to stop to reconnect the cable from the steering hub to the switch on the steering column. Then, while driving across the Blue Ridge mountains in driving rain, my wipers suddenly froze up and couldn’t be fix
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7 days ago
whubbell
Hope to get some underbody photos tomorrow!
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7 days ago
whubbell
Back from the Blaster!!!! X(
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9 days ago
whubbell
Here are the sector gears from the three boxes. Again, one looks to be in much better condition than the other two.
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9 days ago
whubbell
These are the worm nut gears from the three boxes. The brightly copper colored one looks to be in much better shape than the other two.
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9 days ago
whubbell
Cleaned up the Glenn car’s steering box and two spare boxes this weekend. The gear inside the Glenn Box was pretty worn, but I think I have at least one decent set of gears from one of the other boxes.
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15 days ago
whubbell
Well, restoration is an imperfect process. Unless I had nearly unlimited resources, including access to manufacturing process that existed 55 years ago, there are bound to be some deviations from the original. Hopefully when I am done it will achieve the goal of looking as much like the original as possible, all things considered, but it will not be original. Some things are just no longer pos
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15 days ago
whubbell
The trained eye can kiss my ***. I’m restoring to stock appearance but it will never be original again, so I am using material that hold up well over time. I’ve done it both ways and powder coating holds up better in the long run. Speaking of runs, did you know the factory dipped the sheet metal parts in paint which is why you have all those runs and thickly painted areas on stock part
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15 days ago
whubbell
Cleaning steps: 1) Degreased with Zep Industrial Purple Cleaner and Degreaser in a large plastic tub (work quickly because the solution also attacks aluminum!) 2) Thoroughly rinsed with water 3) Blow-dried 4) light blasting with media 5) Polishing of gasket and bearing surfaces using Dremel brushes. 6) Brushing and polishing all ports and screw holes. Cleaning and polishing was more aggr
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16 days ago
whubbell
Crankcase parts are all cleaned, polished. Now waiting on machine shop for heads and crankshaft work - then I’ll place a parts order - will get new camshaft and timing gear, new pistons, cylinders. Also all the sheet metal, oil filler tube, pulleys, etc are at the powder coaters
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27 days ago
whubbell
I made some progress today - got the engine block, top cover, baffle, rear housing and sundry smaller parts cleaned today. Next I’ll start cleaning the heads before sending them and the crank, etc. out for machine work. Also it looks like it’s about time to figure out an order of engine parts from Clark’s.
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4 weeks ago
whubbell
I’m sorry to hear this. Bob was a great guy and an invaluable asset to the Corvair World. My condolences to his family.
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4 weeks ago
whubbell
Engine code and Right and left cylinder head codes.
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4 weeks ago
whubbell
With the Glenn car gone to the body shop I finally have some space in my garage to start working on the smaller projects. First up - the engine. Pictured here is the original engine for this car - not the engine I took out of it, but the actual engine that was original to the car. It was passed on to me by the prior owner and has been sitting on this cart in my garage for 16 years! Surpris
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4 weeks ago
whubbell
Mel, I have no idea what those metal strips are. He just moved into this new facility April 1st and I haven’t visited it yet. He sent me these photos today after taking my car to his shop. I’ll get down there eventually and perhaps I will find an answer to your question.
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4 weeks ago
whubbell
Don’t know how well this visualizes, but the first photo shows the undercoating overspray on the top of the outer end of the front crossmember while the second photo of the right front wheelwell (taken before I cleaned it) shows undercoating on the brake line bracket and no undercoating on areas that were covered by front crossmember parts.
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4 weeks ago
whubbell
Yes, there is undercoating overspray on various parts of the suspension components and brake parts (especially brackets) that are in the wheel wells. It is obvious that the suspensions, bumper braces, headlight buckets, and taillights were installed prior to the undercoating as there is undercoating overspray on all these parts. The paint on the engine compartment metal facing outward is red
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4 weeks ago
whubbell
Glenn’s new home (for awhile, anyway): Yokum’s Signature Hot Rods
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4 weeks ago
whubbell
To answer a few questions from earlier: 1) The undercoating mostly stopped at the wheel wells, but some overspray was found beyond them, in particular on the outer edges of the engine compartment side rails, upper outer corners of the heater box area, upper outer corners of the gas tank area, and the outer sides of the trunk well. 2) I primarily saved the undercoating to weigh it (which I
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4 weeks ago
whubbell
A few photos of the car getting out of the garage and on the trailer.
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4 weeks ago
whubbell
The Glenn Car departed my garage today, beginning its journey of stripping, bodywork, and painting. Glenn Corvair Leaving Home
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5 weeks ago
whubbell
1964 Convertible - just the body shell with doors, trunk and engine lid - everything else (including undercoating) removed. How much does it weigh?
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7 weeks ago
whubbell
It took nearly two months of intermittent heating, scraping, wire-brushing, and wiping, using a heat gun, several scrapers (wood chisels work best!), a gallon of Mineral Spirits, nearly two boxes of paper rags, a couple boxes of nitrile gloves, occasionally a dremel or drill-driven wire brush, head, ear, and eye protection, work lights, a milk crate (to sit on), numerous showers and laundries, bu
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7 weeks ago
whubbell
The final Wheel well is done! This is the front wheel well. I started with this one so many weeks ago, but got discouraged and only half-finished it. I finally went back and finished it today. There remains a very small area to the rear of the gas filler box that I can’t get to easily. I think I’ll leave that to the pro who will be stripping the car.
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7 weeks ago
whubbell
Three of four floor panels were patched in this manner back in 2002. It held up well, but it’s time to have it done right.
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7 weeks ago
whubbell
These are older photos from 2002 when I first got the car. The floors were a rusty mess and I wanted to drive the car, so I stripped the floors to bare metal, painted them with rustoleum primer red, then patched the floors with fiberglass mesh, roofing tar, and pop-riveted metal patches. Of course, now all this will have to be cut out and replaced with new metal.
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7 weeks ago
whubbell
Inner quarter panel - Swiss cheese!
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7 weeks ago
whubbell
First photo - left rear quarter - prior body repai Second photo - inside right front fender - screwdriver pointing to a dimpled area from prior body damage Third photo - battery box cut by a prior owner to accommodate a larger size battery
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7 weeks ago
whubbell
This is the right rear wheel wellrust holes
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