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19 days 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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6 weeks 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 weeks 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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3 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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3 months ago
WhenIm64
In recent years my knees have informed me that getting into and out of low cars was no longer going to be an easy thing to do. At first, it was just really low cars... but eventually Corvairs joined the group. This was a factor the choice to retain only the Rampside when Sue and I retired to a condo in which the garage could house only one "hobby car." Curiously, the Rampside was acquired
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3 months ago
WhenIm64
The auction was certainly a success, with one of the largest turnouts of people we have seen in recent years (more than 45 bidders) and, perhaps tellingly, absolutely the largest turnout of parts we have ever seen. So many parts that we went with FOUR auctioneers in rapid rotation, and we still did not get to every part in more than 3-1/2 hours of fast talking and ruthless proclamations of "SO
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3 months ago
WhenIm64
Weather update: The professional weather guessers have now added some precipitation for late Saturday. Probably rain, could be some snow, but not enough to impact this event. It's a go!
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3 months ago
WhenIm64
Make that THIS Saturday, February 17. Weather forecast looks good, a little rain on Friday but no precipitation of any sort predicted for Saturday. There is NO CHARGE to attend, and the event includes FREE LUNCH! See details above. Right now I am heading to my storage unit to pick out a few used and NOS parts for the auction. --Bob
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3 months ago
WhenIm64
Caveman Pete's recollections are mostly correct. These award plates were indeed from the 1984 CORSA Convention in New Jersey, and they were manufactured in three sizes to be awarded for 1st-2nd-3rd. I know this because I was the guy whose job it was to order them. They were manufactured out of a faux pewter material. We had seen similar cast plates used for an unrelated purpose, and thoug
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3 months ago
WhenIm64
I guess I'm going to have to look for my photo of my '64 Greenbrier parked in front of a small motel (long gone) named the Greenbrier Motel. Or take a photo of the office building in my hometown with its name etched in concrete above the entrance, CORSA BUILDING, so named because it is adjacent to the street named CORSA TERRACE on which stand the CORSA CONDOMINIUMS. Or, still in my hometown
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3 months ago
WhenIm64
junkman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Reminds me of the virgin Snow White and the 7 > dwarfs... Which in turn reminds me of a T-shirt I saw on a pretty young girl some years ago, which read: I AM A VIRGIN But this is an old shirt
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4 months ago
WhenIm64
The stretched Lakewood, the shortened convertible, and other cars were featured in Old Cars' coverage of the 1978 CORSA Convention in San Diego, which is where the photos were taken.
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4 months ago
WhenIm64
Here's my obit on Dan Gurney:
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4 months ago
WhenIm64
The annual Corvair Parts Auction, conducted by the New Jersey Association of Corvair Enthusiasts, will take place on Saturday, February 17, indoors at Ashley's Auto Body on Hillside Avenue in Flanders, NJ. (We'll use the following Saturday, February 24, as a "snow date" if necessary.) Free lunch! Read on. At the auction our shameless auctioneers offer Corvair parts and Corvair-related ite
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4 months ago
WhenIm64
vairmech Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Was there something on the track? > > That has to be a fun job or hobby? !!!! Not sure what you're asking, Ken. Was there something on the track? Perhaps referring to the young lady in the first photo who appears to be dealing with something on the track, but who is instead stringing up the transponder
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4 months ago
WhenIm64
Many of you are aware that I have long been involved with oval-track racing. This past weekend one of the many wintertime indoor TQ Midget races took place and a special guest was Marco Andretti, who took some demonstration laps in a friend’s car and would have been fast enough to qualify for the main event had his contractual obligations permitted him to race. Last year I stepped away from
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4 months ago
WhenIm64
Pedigo Wrote: > Now I need a pretty anodized aluminum grill to match the bar. < I believe that I have one, NOS. But it's in storage. I'll look for it when I go get the bumper. --Bob
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4 months ago
WhenIm64
This made me go check my NOS parts list, because I knew that I have an NOS FC bumper but I could not remember whether it was front or rear. It's a rear. But I don't want to trade, because if I did I would then still have only half a set. I'd rather just sell mine outright, because I do not anticipating having a need for it. I'm in the process of putting Clark's rechromed bumpers on my R
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5 months ago
WhenIm64
PM sent too.
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5 months ago
WhenIm64
Remembering only that there had been some controversy with Hobby Lobby in the past year or so, but not remembering what it was, I looked it up. It is certainly the right, and perhaps even the obligation, of individuals to determine whether these issues will cause them to boycott the stores. Whether you choose to shop there or choose to boycott, I will respect your choice. However, I will
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5 months ago
WhenIm64
Nickshu Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Anyone else thinking that perhaps OPGI is buying out Clarks? < Curious about this very speculation, I made sure to attend the presentation called "The Future of Clarks" that took place during this past September's show at Clarks. Cal Clark himself made the presentation, and the short answer to the above quest
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5 months ago
WhenIm64
Here's what I found in my stash, all excess to my needs but inconvenient to ship. A close inspection will yield at least three variations. --Bob
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5 months ago
WhenIm64
This filler panel and the correspondingly wider deluxe panel were not an option, they were standard on all deluxe Greenbriers beginning with the 1964 model year. So, not particularly rare. What IS rare is the 8-door version of the filler panel, which is a mirror image of the 6-door piece and as uncommon as deluxe-equipped 8-doors. A club member here in NJ is restoring a '65 deluxe 8-door Green
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