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2 days 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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2 days 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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5 days 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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7 days 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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9 days 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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16 days 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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22 days 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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29 days 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 weeks ago
WhenIm64
Here's my obit on Dan Gurney:
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5 weeks 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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6 weeks 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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6 weeks 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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7 weeks 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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7 weeks 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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8 weeks ago
WhenIm64
PM sent too.
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8 weeks 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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8 weeks 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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2 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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2 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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2 months ago
WhenIm64
I collected open-wheel oval track racing memorabilia, ever since an old gent GAVE me his collection when I was a teenager. Ultimately my collection spanned from pre-war fairgrounds racing to today's Indy cars. I had payout receipts signed by a young Mario Andretti. I had an assortment of Chris Economaki's personal collection from when he began to "downsize." I had my father's ticket stub for
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3 months ago
WhenIm64
Less than a day remaining: --Bob
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3 months ago
WhenIm64
SteveInMarietta Wrote: > I would still like to know if these were standard for all FCs? < Steve, they were not standard in all FCs, at least, not at first. These were introduced midway through the 1961 model year to combat carburetor icing which had become a customer complaint. From that point forward they were standard in all FCs. You will find a similar "fix" for wagons, in tha
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3 months ago
WhenIm64
Well, let's see whether it is hyperbole. I just listed a complete used FC washer kit, with the nozzle, on eBay. Let the market speak. --Bob
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3 months ago
WhenIm64
Recently I attended a local automotive flea market here in Ocean County, New Jersey, where a fellow told me that he had a Corvair to sell. He was not able to give me any other particulars except that it was a convertible and that he thought it was a ‘65. Because I am my club’s newsletter guy I gave him my card and asked him to send photos and info. He has since done so. Here’s what he s
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3 months ago
WhenIm64
Ooo, I like MonzaJPD61's seat adjustment spring theory! As others have surmised, that spring is too strong to be a throttle return spring and too weak to be a clutch return spring. I also like Junkman's door handle/window crank theory, because I kinda thought that's what they were. But they're not all the same, so some of the other suggestions have to remain in play. --Bob
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3 months ago
WhenIm64
I agree the Pedigo's looks good compared to what I have. In fact, I have saved that photo for reference for when I try to hammer out a replacement. Another reason why I wish my Rampside was a Powerglide. Like Brizo, my Greenbrier's panel was preserved perfectly by decades of leaking ATF. But I no longer own that vehicle.
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3 months ago
WhenIm64
What are these? The first photo shows a group of springs, with a quarter alongside for size reference. The second photo shows a single spring, with the same 25 cents for size reference. I am still sorting through boxes and boxes of parts since our household move, and every once in a while I find something such as these springs, which I cannot identify with any certainty. Thank you in adva
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3 months ago
WhenIm64
One of the issues is the matter of heat. This lens lives inside the engine compartment. I suspect that the reason my initial attempt failed was because the product I used could not withstand the heat generated nearby (and conveniently circulated onto it via the carburetor air warming slot). Neither the Goop nor Gorilla Glue products claim to possess any particular heat resistance. But I hav
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3 months ago
WhenIm64
Okay, gang, those of you who have replaced the license plate lamp lens on a '64-'65 FC engine access door, what have you used for glue? I have a freshly restored door and an NOS lens. Although these lenses have small tabs that enable them to be snapped into place, that's not enough and the factory glued 'em in place. I did one of these years ago, but it fell out and disappeared not long th
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3 months ago
WhenIm64
Okay, lock-and-key enthusiasts, now that the OP has solved his problem, who might want these? I have had these GM lock tumbler kits for long time, but I am now at a point where I no longer need them. I was planning to put them on eBay, but maybe one of you guys wants to make an offer? --Bob forsale
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