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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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2 days 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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4 days 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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4 days 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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6 days 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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7 days 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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7 days 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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7 days 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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17 days 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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17 days 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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17 days 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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18 days 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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18 days 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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23 days ago
dolomitefan
I've seen a few Vairs at this event before. Is anyone planning on attending this weekend? I have a ticket for both days, undecided on which to attend yet but could be swayed by the possibility of meeting up with a fellow UK Corvair owner.
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25 days ago
dolomitefan
I like these
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4 weeks ago
dolomitefan
Finally got round to organising my CORSA membership. The sticker that came with my Greenbrier is now valid again! Wonder if I'm the only member in the UK? I don't imagine there's many of us.
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5 weeks ago
dolomitefan
I think it also depends on how long you'd like your vehicle off the road. I've been restoring a Triumph for many years now and I debated doing something similar. Then the project went in a different direction moving from a rebuild to a full restoration including an unused factory bodyshell. From this point I decided to refurbish my existing engine. Now some 10 years since the car came off the
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5 weeks ago
dolomitefan
I wouldn't take any chances with brakes. 10 years can be OK for a hose but of course it depends on the life it has led. How often fluid has been changed, exposure to ozone, cold, wet, salt etc. I'd certainly be tempted to swap them out for what it's worth. Cylinders are pretty cheap too. Are they the same for a dual setup? Must admit I replaced the fluid in mine and it made the world of dif
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5 weeks ago
dolomitefan
The finished project looks great. I love the details with all the fire accessories
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5 weeks ago
dolomitefan
On Friday I went to the sports centre to play badminton in the van. I think it looks pretty cool in the car park.
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7 weeks ago
dolomitefan
Yes makes sense now. Thinking I might try the flexible pipe idea first of all as at least it will reduce vibration and chance of splitting a rigid one. Going forward I may go with the oil filter bolt design and then perhaps fill the old hole with a pressure switch, or perhaps make a bolt with an NPT thread. I think either way I need to lose the rigid pipe and move the sender away from the belt.
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7 weeks ago
dolomitefan
Just out of interest what would normally go where the extension pipe is fitted to my vehicle? Is it a regular bolt or is this where the normal oil pressure switch goes? I like the idea of the oil filter bolt trick so of course I'd need to block up the hole where the extension currently is.
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7 weeks ago
dolomitefan
Excellent advice as always. I do think the extension pipe is asking for trouble. No time this evening but will look at tomorrow and at latest in the short term try and tighten it up. Longer term I like the oil filter bolt idea. Not coast effective for me to ship one here so I might get my dad to make one on his lathe. I'll do a bit of thread searching too. The remote idea looks promising. Relu
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7 weeks ago
dolomitefan
I attended, well tried to attend my first show in the GB at the weekend. Unfortunately I got only about 8 miles before a noise appeared which then promptly stopped followed by the generator light coming on. The fan belt had shredded itself! I have no idea how old the belt was but if it's anything like the tyres were it could be 20+ years old. I was carrying a spare but no tools so I called rec
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7 weeks ago
dolomitefan
I recently replaced the whole exhaust on my GB. It wasn't technically difficult to do but I did have my own challenges owing to lack of availability of the correct crossover pipe. I used plenty of penetrating oil and some heat in an attempt to get the manifold to pipe nuts off and still managed to break 2 studs. I then found it easier to take off both manifolds and get them on the bench. A
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8 weeks ago
dolomitefan
Or bird poop, that is the worst for clearcoat. 66vairman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > kenzen Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > The consideration on when to wax is based on > how > > long it takes the paint to COMPLETELY dry. This > > will be heavily dependent on the paint system &g
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8 weeks ago
dolomitefan
Loving the Fleetline
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8 weeks ago
dolomitefan
Car crossover pipe arrived Friday. Had a look at bending it but decided to fit and use a small length of flexible stainless tube between the pipe and muffler. I had to sleeve the end of the crossover pipe but then was able to use the flexible section to achieve the required angle to join onto the muffler. It seems to work and will certainly do for the moment. If and when the FC pipes become av
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8 weeks ago
dolomitefan
Newly built vehicles have a much more intensive curing so they can be waxed pretty much straight away, certainly at the dealership. Re-paints of old cars, would leave for a good while to make sure any solvents have evaporated before waxing.
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2 months ago
dolomitefan
Social media has its uses but I do get fed up of the same questions. Largely bought about because the search facility is so bad. Forums IMO are far better, albeit they do not enjoy the popularity they once did. In the Triumph world I largely post on 1 forum and very occasionally on Social Media. For Corvairs I post on here, another forum and I like to share pictures on Corvanatics Facebook. I
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