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1 year ago
gmorphan
Early C4's are cheap for a reason. Even diehard Corvette guys stay away from them. The Cross-Fire Injected ones were the worst. The electronics stuff in these mid-80's cars are trouble...and the C4's have a ton of it. The chassis are flexible flyers too. But hey...if you've mastered working on Corvair's and want a bigger challenge, an old C4 will give it to you...10 fold. ::o
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1 year ago
gmorphan
I remember having one of those wiper delay boxes, the smaller one on top to be exact. I think I bought it from JC Whitney in the early 80's.
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1 year ago
gmorphan
(tu) Looking great Bill! (tu) I like the twist you did with the dash wrap. Sorta like when I did mine in hammertone pewter instead of the wrinkle paint. I like what you did with the bed liner in the engine bay too.
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1 year ago
gmorphan
#1432, 500 coupe 95HP 4 speed. Shot in late model GM color.
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1 year ago
gmorphan
(tu) Love the flares on that EM. (tu) Just don't know how much the steering might be restricted though. ;)
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1 year ago
gmorphan
In a pinch, I've used the ring lug of a non-solder connector for wiring. Cut off the ring, file it round, coin it to get it to dish (flare), install and torque. Worked great to repair a leaking clutch line on my M Roadster after the fitting got nicked while removing the old line.
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1 year ago
gmorphan
I've seen this car a couple of times and it's always stopped me in my tracks. A very sharp car that exudes quality and taste. Definitely a car I wouldn't mind having in my fleet. Whoever ends up with it will be getting a very nice car. (tu)(tu)
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1 year ago
gmorphan
So true! 8-) Those that can...do, those that can't...go on the internet and talk about it.;)
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1 year ago
gmorphan
(tu) Love the color! (tu)
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1 year ago
gmorphan
It always amazed me at how many issues come up with valve adjustments, hot or cold. Over the years I think I've seen more damage done by wrong hot adjustments though. Back when I was 15 years old (1976) my Dad taught me the cold adjust method per the factory shop manual and I've NEVER had an issue. Even using brand new lifters. I have had a few lifters take upwards of 30-45 minutes of running to
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1 year ago
gmorphan
Does anyone have a clue as to what "FMPO" stood for on the fake tag? :S
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1 year ago
gmorphan
If that car is as nice as it looks, that price is a steal of a deal!
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1 year ago
gmorphan
The car looks stunning and I'm so glad to hear that you're actually driving it. As for the carb, try dropping the float level a bit. I've resolved similar warm/hot starting issues on the Rochester's by dropping the floats about 1/8"-3/16". (tu) Again, great job on the car! (tu)
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1 year ago
gmorphan
The whole Stinger "pedigree" story has quite the twists & turns. I see varying degrees of Stingers, all with different purposes and values. A: Highly documented "original" (001 thru the mid-120's). Hardest to validate, but should be worth the most as it should've made the dance in PA. Could be in "stock" condition or period correct race configuration. (Which I personally think is cool). B:
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1 year ago
gmorphan
Well just to set the record straight..I DON"T want to be right. ;) You already have the sweetest looking Corvair I've ever set eyes on, so I'm sure this one will be in the same neighborhood. B)
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1 year ago
gmorphan
I'm crossing my fingers...suggest you do the same. Painting any color other than black as separate panels at different times is risky. I've seen non-metallic colors result in slightly different shades. A friend of mine has a Crocus Yellow LM and the doors are a noticeably different shape...painted at the same time as the rest of the car. :( With metallics is even more touchy, horizontal pane
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1 year ago
gmorphan
UGLYTRUK Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I noticed GMOrphan has near zero slab surrounding the > building. Based on Phil's comments, would you have > considered adding more slab? I back-filled the slab with crushed rock to create a 1 foot drainage barrier and keep vegetation away from the building. I have a 1/4 mile asphalt driveway paved up to the
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1 year ago
gmorphan
There are 500 brokers you can buy steel building from, but actually only about 6 manufacturers. I built a 30' x 45' that I "designed" myself on steelbuilding.com. I liked the site because it allowed me to spec the important features I wanted (size, eave wall height, roof pitch, overhang, doors, windows, skylights, insulation, interior panels...everything!) I also paid for engineering drawings ap
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1 year ago
gmorphan
Stinger ID tags....any number I might need! ::o:D;)
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2 years ago
gmorphan
Used the current wheel/tire package to align to standard settings.
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2 years ago
gmorphan
Avoid full restoration? - Check! Title? - Check! 66-69? - Check! 500 coupe? - Check! 95 HP? - Check! 3 speed? - Just don't shift into 4th and you'll be fine! ;) Run when parked at this years convention! :D
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2 years ago
gmorphan
Those wheels are technically not GTA wheels. GTA's were the Pontiac equivalent to the IROC. Both had 16" staggered offset wheel packages. As for the lug nuts, treat the same as when using any GM alloy wheel from that era. Many threads about running Z-28 & IROC wheels and the special nuts needed. Another option is to change to metric studs, then use OEM lug nuts with the factory plastic covers
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2 years ago
gmorphan
Now THAT is cool! actually using the rampy to bring stuff to the dump. (tu) That thing is in the perfect condition. Nice enough to use AND nice enough to leave alone.
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2 years ago
gmorphan
WOW! I've never seen these non-Corsa tabs in my life. ::o But they sure do make sense, holding the boot from rocking.
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2 years ago
gmorphan
I'd be real careful with the sandblasting. First off, the inside of the trunk is probably the last place on earth that needs sandblasting. Add to that that fact that it will be extremely hard to get all the media out from inside the sub-structure. You don't need sand finding it's way out during any painting. :(
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2 years ago
gmorphan
Hey Man! A do it yourself garage paint job is good enough to build a nice driver. And it still manages to sneak an overall concourse score of +96 points 4 years later! ::o
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2 years ago
gmorphan
It's not 1977 anymore! ;) I almost always buy my tires mail order and then have them mounted & balanced locally. Depending on the shop, 4 tires serviced will cost $80 to $100 (including disposal). I've learned to use a local European shop that has a Hunter Road Force balancer that loads the tire and measures reflect force. It's a good way to check for bad tires.
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2 years ago
gmorphan
Wow! That car has come a long, long way. It's closer than ever now...you can do it! :D
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2 years ago
gmorphan
Allan Lacki Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Thanks to the folks who posted all the Convention > results on the 2016 Corvairs on the Prarie web > page. > > Among other things, the answers to the Rally > questions are posted there. Fascinating! > > CORSA Convention Rally Questions & Answers > > :D (tu) Thanks for the
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