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2 days ago
scottymac
Still looking!
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3 days ago
scottymac
Going through this site, 1960-1970, it doesn't appear a Corvair was ever entered. In 1962, there was a private entry Corvette with drivers listed as Settember and Turner. There were other private entry Corvettes listed in the Sixties, as well as Bizzarrini cars equipped with 327 Corvette mills. In 1967, Dana Chevrolet entered a Sting Ray, and that kind of opened the flood gates thereafte
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7 days ago
scottymac
Consumer Guide HI-PERFORMANCE CHEVROLET October 1981 says "The Monza Spyder made its debut in February 1962, but as volume production didn't begin until April, availability was limited." Richard Langworth, author. CLASSIC MOTORSPORTS September 2006, issue 122 says "Chevy continued the sporty development by introducing the Spyder option, the second production car ever with a turbocharger. (Th
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7 days ago
scottymac
I checked Tony Fiore's THE CORVAIR DECADE, didn't see a specific date mentioned for the Spyder introduction. COLLECTIBLE AUTOMOBILE, February 1987, Vol. 3 #5, says "March 25, 1962 saw Monza take two giant steps toward sporty performance with the long-planned convertible and the new Spyder option group, officially RPO 690.". Chris Halla, author. COLLECTIBLE AUTOMOBILE, April 2003, Vol. 19 #6,
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8 days ago
scottymac
After going through about 200 pages at truquetructruk.com, I came across another photo. Black and white from a different vantage point. There were a lot of cool trucks on the site, vintage, foreign, custom. Second photo for Craig Nicol. [66.media.tumblr.com] [66.media.tumblr.com]
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8 days ago
scottymac
Mike, This picture appeared in HEMMINGS CLASSIC CAR last year. It was discussed in a March 25 posting here. Not much discussion, though.
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9 days ago
scottymac
I used one from O'Reilly that was similar to the KD shown, but didn't have a spring to hold the lower legs compressed into the valve spring. Rather than tie wraps or hose clamps, I was able to open the jaws on a small set of vice grips to clamp the legs together to keep them from slipping off the springs. The compressor I got had an indention in the top for a 3/8" drive ratchet, much easier th
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14 days ago
scottymac
Back in the Seventies when my car was first put together in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Ben Adam's shop came up with this solution. (Anybody that races in eastern N. Dakota or northwestern Minnesota knows Ben.) A substitute cover for the hot air vent below the oil cooler was fabbed, with a small snorkel. A flexible hose connected that to a generic GM four barrel air cleaner. I believe the ther
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19 days ago
scottymac
1966-Corsa-GT-180 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Another interesting wagon would be the early GM > upscale compact class: > Buick, Olds, Pontiac all made wagons from there > little guys: > > ds/2012/02/1963_buick_special_1.jpg > 1963 Buick Special Wagon > > ems/Fullsize/Cars/18613/18613_Front_3-4_Web.jpg > 1962 Oldsmobil
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30 days ago
scottymac
Sorry, hadn't noticed your question before tonight. Not sure there's anything especially valuable, just would be the correct code for the engine that belongs in the car. I bought my car out of a junkyard with no drive train at all, so was pieced together with a parts car I had on hand. Still looking!
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4 weeks ago
scottymac
'61-'62 Galaxie, if I had to guess.
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8 weeks ago
scottymac
Sorry about the Capri photo, but it represents the color on the hood very well. I suppose we all know what Corvairs with black coves look like, but here's my '66 Aztec bronze Monza with a black cove, taken during the blizzard of 1978. I'd just come out of North Dakota and was on my way to Germany with my first Capri in the background, two years of fun on the autobahn.
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8 weeks ago
scottymac
stitch Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I would go with Black/Clear coat just to make the > Crocus yellow "Pop".. > 'Course that's just me. No accounting for tastes.. Ditto for me. I had a NAPA store mix up a semi-gloss black that doesn't need a clear coat, can be polished, and doesn't chalk up like most rattle cans I've tried. I'll try to find
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2 months ago
scottymac
Still looking!
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2 months ago
scottymac
Thanks for everyone's answer. I bought this quarter inch set at a stand alone Sears hardware/appliance store that's since closed. So have the nearby Sears and K-Marts. If I don't have any luck with Lowes, nice to know I can try Ace. My 3/8" and 1/2" socket sets are S-K brand that have stood up well, another company that's gone by the wayside. I thought I'd heard about them making a comeback,
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2 months ago
scottymac
Appears Lowes has purchased the Craftsman brand tools from Sears. Has anyone tested to see if they will honor the Craftsman lifetime replacement warranty on defective tools? I have a Craftsman 1/4" drive ratchet, no more than 4-5 years old, that unless you hold it 90 degrees to the bolt/nut you're removing will "skip". Didn't want to waste a trip to the store if the warranty is no longer honor
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2 months ago
scottymac
At least it sounds like the proceeds will continue to do some good through the charitable foundation. These Indiana b*s*a*d* sold off a Hudson collection and pocketed the money.
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2 months ago
scottymac
I was kind of digging on that '60 in the background with the polished 5 lug Fuchs/Porsche wheels. Any more pictures or details of that?
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2 months ago
scottymac
Here is the message I received from David Ferguson, photographer of the event in the title. Please note, David is offering photos for other races. "Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I’ve been swamped by a rash of requests this last week. I am attaching a folder with proofs of the VIR Corvair event. There is more to come… Other Corvair pics from that weekend, plus the Road Amer
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2 months ago
scottymac
JIMC: Not sure if Weber licensed multiple producers, here's the original article from C & SC, page 46: "Weber carburettor {sic} specialist Webcon is to restart manufacture of its 40IDA3C and 46IDA3C carbs, which were fitted to classic Porsche 911s. They are being produced using brand-new tooling that's based on the original Weber factory drawings, and are claimed to benefit from a number of
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2 months ago
scottymac
Never cared for the recent Challengers, too bland and slab sided for me, but Fiat keeps cranking up the horsepower. I really like the nose on these, and the exhaust tips on the red car are kind of cool. Were these from someone using poetic license, or did Petty have a hand in the modifications?
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2 months ago
scottymac
One of my dream projects when I win the lottery and stop wasting time on the computer would be to narrow and fit the nose cone of an '82-'92 Camaro to a late model. Not sure if you could stay with round headlamps or if a rectangular version would be necessary. Anyone have a graphics program to show me what it would look like?
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2 months ago
scottymac
After reading an article in the November issue of CLASSIC & SPORTS CARS, I looked up the manufacturer's web site. Although it looks like the British pound is loosing value against the dollar, a pair of 40mm carbs will run around $3,300. I didn't look to see if the consumption tax was included in that price, or if Yanks can buy them cheaper.
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2 months ago
scottymac
I was able to make contact with Mr. Ferguson, he stated he could make prints of the photo from my original post, either 8.5X11 ($30) or 13X19 ($50). He was also willing to make a file of other photos taken at VIR, if you're looking for photos of a particular race car. I'm waiting to hear from him, although I've encouraged him to post here himself as a guest when he has the file ready.
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2 months ago
scottymac
I'm acquiring parts for a hot rod 1961 BMW 700 Coupe. That's right, all 697cc! The similarities to Corvairs are amazing to those not familiar with them, but only about 3,500 were officially imported to the States between 1959 and 1965, too expensive, Beetles were cheaper. Two cylinder boxer engine, similar to their bikes, mounted in the rear using a four speed transaxle. I thought Kent Sulliv
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2 months ago
scottymac
Don, The '77 Impala has a rear track 6" wider than a LM Corvair, so instead of narrowing the rear axle, took the cheaper route of jacking up the Corvair's rear to clear? Scott '65 Corsa basket case '66 Monza coupe
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2 months ago
scottymac
Didn't see this on the daily for sale list. Doesn't look bad for an Ohio car. Not associated with seller. Scott '65 Corsa basket case '66 Monza coupe
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2 months ago
scottymac
I gave up trying to find a recent (available in a touch up spray bomb) color similar to evening orchid, so may have to shell out the almost $40 paintscratch gets. Those that have used it, do you know if it's a lacquer type paint, or if it is safe to use on model plastic styrene? Scott '65 Corsa basket case '66 Monza coupe
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2 months ago
scottymac
18 Corvairs/Stingers on track at VIR in September. I'll contact SVRA tomorrow and see if they'll provide contact information for David Ferguson, the photographer. Has anyone else inquired about this? Scott '65 Corsa basket case '66 Monza coupe
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2 months ago
scottymac
Question for those that have done it, does carpeting the trunk make the car any quieter, or just prettier?
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