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14 days ago
WhenIm64
C95 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > know anybody who needs a Ramp Side tailgate? < Yes, I do know somebody who needs one... ME. I am in New Jersey, 350 miles south of you...
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5 weeks ago
WhenIm64
Update: The engine advertised above, and two others (and lots of other Corvair parts), will be with me at the big AACA Hershey flea market next week (October 10-12). I and some friends will be on the "chocolate field" in space CC-72, listed in the directory as Lawrence Ashley (my friend in whose name the spaces are registered). I'll even have a hand truck with me for easy transport of an e
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5 weeks ago
WhenIm64
I am far from having sold the last of my parts collection, but I have no available transmissions currently. That said, I would tend to recommend just swapping in another 3-speed, cuz the 3-speed is so unloved people will just GIVE 'em to you. I have scrapped more than one because "nobody" wanted them. Come to the NJACE breakfast this Saturday (9 AM, Empire Diner, Rt 46 in Parsippany). Someb
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8 weeks ago
WhenIm64
WOW what a show this year! Beautiful weather after several weeks of wet and dreary, with the result that more cars came to this show than ever before -- more than 300 in all! VWs of every configuration, Porsches, dune buggies, and of course Corvairs.
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2 months ago
WhenIm64
The annual “All Air Cooled Gathering,” a big, big VW-centric show that is Corvair-friendly, takes place this Sunday, September 16, at the Swim and Sport Club of Flanders, New Jersey. The exact address is 272 Emmans Road, Flanders, NJ 07836. Every year there is a feature car and this year it is oval window Beetles. Although this is a VW club show, the tagline is “As long as it’s air
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2 months ago
WhenIm64
FRANK6969 Wrote: > changing oil good > green marine stable in a full gas tank good > using laundry softner sheets for critters semi-good. Some persons have had less-than-ideal results using laundry sheets as critter repellent. The product "Fresh Cab," available at Tractor Supply and elsewhere, proved 100 percent effective in my vehicles stored in my otherwise mouse-rid
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2 months ago
WhenIm64
forsale This is the factory original engine from my 1963 Rampside. When I bought the truck in 2009 it started and ran and made no strange noises, but it had badly excessive blowby. A compression test revealed that cylinder No. 2 had 40 psi compression and the rest were between 120 and 140. Broken rings are what were suspected in the weak cylinder, and the engine was removed with the inten
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3 months ago
WhenIm64
UnauthorizedServiceTech Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > How hard do you think Id be trolling if I rolled > into this? You'll be welcomed. This VW group has welcomed Corvairs, even giving the Best in Show award to Allen Bristow's Greenbrier a few years back. The show is supported by the NJ Association of Corvair Enthusiasts and so you won't b
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3 months ago
WhenIm64
Darrell, not only are all the 140 sets gone, so are any individual 140 pieces, sorry. Only two-carb sets and individual pieces remain.
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3 months ago
WhenIm64
Post-convention: My supply of refinished shrouds has been reduced substantially. All the 140 sets, like those shown in the photo above, have been sold. All the early model pieces, with the exception of two top shrouds, have been sold. I have two LM 95-110 sets remaining, plus one FC/wagon top shroud. All will be at the upcoming Detroit Homecoming, at clearance-sale prices. What's a clea
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3 months ago
WhenIm64
It is true that the wood wheel was never offered on any FC, although plenty of owners have installed them through the years. Only two steering wheels were used by the factory on FCs: The relatively flat, off-white wheel most commonly seen, and a early-style Corvair passenger car wheel used on 1964 deluxe Greenbriers, only. (This is the dished wheel that Jim Brandberg does not like, but it is
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3 months ago
WhenIm64
Forgive me for kinda hijacking Greg's message. I too have a set of FC bumpers for sale, which I will have with me at the convention. Greg's have been professionally sandblasted, soaked with Eastwood's Oxi-Solve and primed with self-etching primer. They sound to be very nice. Mine are the chrome style, as-removed from my Rampside. They are good "driver quality," good enough for a casual s
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4 months ago
WhenIm64
I am bringing a truckload of junk valuable Corvair parts to Pittsburgh. I’ll have a table in the vendor area and much more than I can fit on that table, so a fair amount will stay in the truck and I’ll have information at the table. Among the items will be refinished shrouds. These were stripped to bare metal and then commercially refinished with paint, not powder coating, by an industri
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4 months ago
WhenIm64
Frank, no secret handshake, the tip was to look at the right-front heater hose shroud. Straight = 145, notched = 164. Which I knew, but had managed to forget. --Bob
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4 months ago
WhenIm64
Thank you, everyone. My buddy Caveman Pete gave me a call and reminded me that I really did know how to do this, I was just having a senior moment. Well, more than a moment, but you get the point. Anyway, the engine proves to be a 1962 FC 80-hp with one mismatched head. I have a spare correct head, so a swap may be in the cards.
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4 months ago
WhenIm64
Phil Dally Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Does it have the extra case rib? I don't know. What's 'extra?' What should I look for?
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4 months ago
WhenIm64
I have an FC engine here that I am not sure whether it is a 145-cid 1963 engine, or a 164-cid 1964 engine. I believe that there is a simple external visual clue on the crankcase, but I do not recall what it may be. You might say, just check the case code. Well, the code is ‘W’ and that code is listed for both displacements. You might say, check the casting number on the heads. One he
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4 months ago
WhenIm64
Digging through my stash of Corvair parts, I find the FC Engine Access Door shown in the photo below. It is the 1962-63 style, and it is far from perfect. Originally white, it has been repainted red (poorly) and it has a shallow dent. But it is perfectly functional. Does it have any value to anyone? Or should I toss it into the metal recycling?
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6 months ago
WhenIm64
Spotted by a local club member here in New Jersey, a very rusty early 2-door, perhaps a ‘64, onto which a Solar-era VenTop has been grafted, among other debatable modifications...
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7 months ago
WhenIm64
Steve, those support brackets for the rear door bumpers were a running change, made at a point in production lost to my memory but for a purpose that I do remember clearly: It was demonstrated that an "aggressive" opening of the door would dent the body where the bumper is located. I remember the late Bob Kirkman, who worked on the production side of things, telling the story of the "suits" com
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7 months ago
WhenIm64
Permit me to echo the recommendations that you do your research and that you think about the factors that are important to you. It is probably true in other parts of the country, but here in the Northeast plenty of people move south upon retirement... and a meaningful percentage of them move back once they realize that the region is not for them. So, do your homework. I live in New Jersey,
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7 months ago
WhenIm64
It doesn't just look my my car, it IS (was) my car. To judge by that one photo, it has not been changed in the slightest from when I sold it several years ago. --Bob Marlow (no e)
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7 months ago
WhenIm64
I used the aluminum drink tumblers to make the ones I used on my car (the one in my signature). I have several remaining if someone would like to go that route.
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7 months ago
WhenIm64
Sorry, Frank, I beg to differ. The black car is a 1957 Plymouth. The white wagon is a 1959 Plymouth.
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8 months ago
WhenIm64
Largely irrelevant to the original questioner's purpose I'll bet, but in my track car I mounted it where I could reach it without unbuckling, in case an off-track excursion triggered it...
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8 months ago
WhenIm64
The OP asked not only about the difference between the S10 2WD and 4WD wheels, but also about which might require the "thinnest adapter." The 2WD wheels are the ones to use, but do they require an adapter at all? The 15-inch S10 2WD steel wheel is a 15x7. Is an adapter necessary, front or rear, to use this wheel on an FC, and if so, what thickness is recommended? --Bob
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8 months ago
WhenIm64
When using the 64-65 style engine access door, have any of you been successful in re-gluing the stock license lens to the door? (For those of you playing along at home it is item #8 as indicated in the accompanying photo.) I have a nicely refinished door, and an NOS lens. But some years ago I installed an NOS lens in another nice door and the lens disappeared in short order. I no longer rem
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8 months ago
WhenIm64
Longtime Corvair enthusiast Don Smieszek, of New Jersey, passed away last night. Don was a Vietnam veteran, a Marine, who was nearly killed from a mine explosion. He was the only member of his company to survive the blast. His doctors did not expect him to survive. We knew him as a Corvair guy, especially as a leading authority on 1969 Corvairs and especially the 1969 Monza Convertible o
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8 months ago
WhenIm64
He's in Edinboro, PA, in the northwest part of the state, not far from Erie. And, like Seth, I know nothing about this car.
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