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7 days ago
dolomitefan
These systems with the wheel sensors are a real pain and expense. I run winter tyres on my BMW so have a spare set of wheels and tyres which all needed sensors. BMW allow you to pair two sets of sensors to the car i.e. one winter one summer. A lot of other manufacturers don't so you have to take the car somewhere to get it programmed, then return again when you swap the wheels over. What was w
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8 days ago
dolomitefan
Is it possible to modify the shifter selector to be a bit longer?
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10 days ago
dolomitefan
When I got my GB I reckon the tyres were at least 25 years old looking at the date code, I replaced them and feel happier for doing so.
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21 days ago
dolomitefan
I had my weekly VIP email this morning and there's a 61 Greenbrier listed. Loads of pics, looks like a nice example. I don;t know if the link will work for everyone unless you are a VIP member but here it is anyway.
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25 days ago
dolomitefan
Sadly the Volt and it's sister car the Ampera arrived about 5-6 years too early in Europe and kinda bombed. Europe is really starting to turn away from diesel now and ironically the Volt would probably do quite well here now.
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25 days ago
dolomitefan
I heard about this one a few months ago. I hope it finds a nice home.I'll get in trouble if I buy it.
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5 weeks ago
dolomitefan
An update from me: I ended up ordering the 2 cushion blocks and fitted them. Slightly faffy to fit with all the packing washers but I can report that it has remained in gear since.I consider this a good result!
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5 weeks ago
dolomitefan
That's nothing, took 5 months to get my van from Indiana to the UK!
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6 weeks ago
dolomitefan
I was browsing a website earlier and came across this beauty of a Greenbrier. I don't like to talk down values but this translates into something like $98,000 I've heard rumours of a 95 panel van that might be available in the UK too, but it's much cheaper than this.
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6 weeks ago
dolomitefan
Whatever the view on OPG it's good to see another example being restored. I've certainly seen cars far worse condition being restored.
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6 weeks ago
dolomitefan
Finally seen this on You Tube. Lovely looking Greenbrier and I have to say Addison seems very easy on the eye too which is a bonus. Who cares about the value, a real credit to the owner.
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7 weeks ago
dolomitefan
Me and Gladys the Greenbrier
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7 weeks ago
dolomitefan
I like the patina of my GB. It's got some scrapes and the odd dent but it's basically 100% 1961 original. I could improve it with a respray and some interior work but that patina has taken nearly 60 years to develop.
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2 months ago
dolomitefan
I saw a Mercedes at a dealership last week that had 2 fancy exhaust trims on the rear. On closer inspection neither was real and the actual exhaust exited a couple of inches behind the bumper. On cold days that's gonna look rubbish with steam coming only from one side of the car and underneath the bumper.
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2 months ago
dolomitefan
On another car I own I've used a ceramic coating on the exhaust manifold. The coating reduces heat coming from the manifold into the engine bay but the consequence is it te=hen puts more heat down the exhaust. For regular driving this is OK but on a race car is has a tendency to significantly reduce exhaust life. I wouldn't coat a vair head in it, where would the heat go? It'd stay in the engi
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2 months ago
dolomitefan
When looking for a Greenbrier I posted on here and despite being thousands of miles away I got a reply and a local CORSA member came up trumps pointing me to a vehicle he knew very well. I had to ship mine across the Atlantic ocean so any shipping you need to do will be nothing compared to what our car (and my wallet) had to endure.
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2 months ago
dolomitefan
Unfortunately not available to watch in the UK. I doubt the show will come to us either. Perhaps someone will shamelessly put it online for me to watch? Annoyingly we do get all of your episodes of Say Yes To The Dress which my wife really likes for some reason. Please don't send us any more!
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3 months ago
dolomitefan
We don't seem to get this show on Discovery in Europe, I might see if I can find it online as I'd like to see it.
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3 months ago
dolomitefan
Whilst looking at my rear crossmember mountings my torch shone on this. This would go some way to explaining why the heater seemed so feeble back in the winter time. I can only assume it was disconnected when it lived in Florida for many years when a heater was probably not needed. I'm not sure the flaps are working as they should so of course it could be stuck more on than off, or perh
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3 months ago
dolomitefan
It's taken me a while to get my head around the diagram but that looks like it would be a good solution for me. I'm tempted to just double check my mountings as well then I can always order some at the same time.
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3 months ago
dolomitefan
Here's my GB underneath, no bracketry to be seen. Went out yesterday and it was pretty bad at coming out of 3rd. The road has some undulations which when going over under power seem to promote the problem. I'm very keen to find a way of reducing the problem. The mounts are OK, the photo makes one look bad so I can only assume it's swaying enough to make it pop out. Are the brackets availab
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3 months ago
dolomitefan
Doesnt look like I have any of these on my 61. I'd be interested in finding out how to fit one. My mounts appear to be ok so perhaps it'd help to fit something.
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3 months ago
dolomitefan
I'll have to look. I thought if the feed was already there it would be easy enough to add the socket. I would fuse it though, guess an inline fuse would be sufficient.
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3 months ago
dolomitefan
Incidentally I have just a blank where my lighter should be. Is the wiring still there in some form behind? I'd quite like to have a 12v socket there, no smoking for me.
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3 months ago
dolomitefan
I'll have to look at my 61. It does have a tendency to jump out of 3rd gear (top), though oddly more when it's hot rather than cold. It's a very annoying thing but I have no idea why it does it, it also doesn't tend to do it less than 45mph.
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3 months ago
dolomitefan
I wonder if you can get Kumho tyres over there. I'm very pleased with the white band tyres I have from Kumho.
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3 months ago
dolomitefan
I purchased some new belts recently as one shredded itself and I was unsure how old the spare was. I ordered mine via Rock Auto but you have to search for the correct part rather than use the drop down. For me they worked well as the shipping is very reasonable to the UK. I've fitted one of them and have another as a spare.
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3 months ago
dolomitefan
Certainly provides some food for thought. Whether it's round the right way or not Ed's rampy looks awesome.
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3 months ago
dolomitefan
Does it make a significant difference to handling? I guess I'd either have to adapt the lower wishbones or would need to source later ones which already have the mounting brackets on them? I don't mind doing the work if the difference is significant.
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3 months ago
dolomitefan
I was at a show yesterday and amazingly there was one of the other 5 or 6 Corvair FC's in the country at the show along with mine. I had a good look over the other one, which is a Corvair 95, 1961 and noticed it seemed to have what appeared to be a front anti roll bar fitted. I'm not sure of the origins of the part but I thought it was pretty neat. I was wondering whether this is a common modi
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