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3 days ago
Nick_Soapdish
Just saw this on the FaceSpace. Not a lot of users here, as I understand it, so figured I'd share. Pretty unusual configuration: full panel on the driver's side (presuming original doors) and windows on passenger. It clearly put in some time as a work vehicle.
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22 days ago
Nick_Soapdish
Just received the FC version. Haven't installed yet, but right out of the box it's clearly a very high-quality unit. Almost a shame that it'll be hidden up under the dashboard. Shipping was super quick too (though shipping is bonkers right now, so ymmv).
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8 weeks ago
Nick_Soapdish
To add my own not-quite answer (never installed just the trans/diff, sorry): Wooden beam over the engine compartment. Ratchet straps looped over the axle shafts. You'll still have to wrastle with them a bit, but she'll roll.
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2 months ago
Nick_Soapdish
Knocking the asking price down to $150. Original asking was silly vs. marginally more for new Clark pistons (even if these are way cooler).
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2 months ago
Nick_Soapdish
RKF Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Good on ya, Dylan, for keeping the helpful spirit of our hobby alive. For sure! Glad to do what I can to keep it (and our 'vairs) rolling!
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3 months ago
Nick_Soapdish
Gauge clusters, generator and regulator pending. Filler/housing/mount thing still available.
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3 months ago
Nick_Soapdish
vairmech Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The pistons shown are for a 145cu. in. engine. Yes.
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3 months ago
Nick_Soapdish
TimeMachineParadox Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > What would you estimate shipping cost, based on weight, to be for the 100mph dash cluster? I'm really only interested in the speedo, if you'd want to bother taking that out. > According to the USPS site, somewhere in the $10 neighborhood. I pulled the speedo out. It appears to be function
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3 months ago
Nick_Soapdish
Sorry, should have specified. They were purchased for my '62 when I thought it had a standard crank. Turns out it has a later crank. These very much sit proud of the deck at TDC with a late crank.
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3 months ago
Nick_Soapdish
Thanks Joel. Updated to remove year-specific info. They were ordered for my '62 with 164 crank, so you're probably right about '61-'63. Happy to provide measurements if needed.
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3 months ago
Nick_Soapdish
Egge .030-Over Pistons They're these ones. Full set of six. They were installed and then immediately uninstalled because I'm a gigantic dumb and bought the wrong ones. Light marks on the wrist pins (consistent with being installed and immediately uninstalled); otherwise completely unused. They even come with a cool sticker for your toolbox. $200 obo. forsale
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3 months ago
Nick_Soapdish
Offering up some parts that came on (or in) my van. Everything for free (just pay shipping) in the hopes that these can help someone out. All EM/FC as far as I know. No idea on specific years/applications, but I'm sure someone here knows. Generator Worked when removed. I'll throw in the bracket unless someone wants that separately. Local pick-up is probably better, as this th
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3 months ago
Nick_Soapdish
Thanks for the info, Craig! The shoulder on the 5/16" die is about 1/32" shorter than on the 3/16" one. Which seemed backward, but makes sense when you consider similar wall thickness and whatnot. Guess I'm overthinking it, as I only have one or two shots at it before I have to buy a new line.
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3 months ago
Nick_Soapdish
When double/inverted flaring 5/16" line with one of those clamp and screw-down yoke type tools,* how much length do you leave protruding from the surface of the clamp? My 3/16" die has a nifty groove to line it up, but my 5/16" die don't. *For the record, I'm using a Ridgid version, which is functionally similar, but vastly superior, to the AutoZone rental garbage.
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5 months ago
Nick_Soapdish
Firstly, that Volvo is bonkers and I love it!! My not-Corvair is a '64 Falcon wagon. Kind of a monster project since whoever had it before me cut out the majority of the sheet metal, including the unibody rails, over the rear axle in the pursuit of lowness. The damage having been done, I figured run with it. New notchy frame sections, four-link suspension, air ride, and lots of lowness. P
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5 months ago
Nick_Soapdish
Heck yes! I was really pulling for you, since we were dealing with the same BS from the same guy at roughly the same time (though in my case he only managed to keep my car off the road for an extra eight months). Glad you were able to get it together and ripping!
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6 months ago
Nick_Soapdish
I think they're silicone. Bright red color and more pliable than the Clarks ones.
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6 months ago
Nick_Soapdish
That got pretty exciting toward the last hour. Congrats on the sale! Hope it brought in what you wanted.
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7 months ago
Nick_Soapdish
EM one is goneso! LM still up for grabs.
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7 months ago
Nick_Soapdish
JimBrandberg Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I'd like to go with drop spindles in conjunction with a disc brake conversion and keep the same springs. > > Others have done it but I haven't so I can't help with any particulars. I believe FC front suspension is similar to say '59 Chevy in this regard. I have disc/drop spindles o
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7 months ago
Nick_Soapdish
Guess this is why I have both.
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7 months ago
Nick_Soapdish
Couldn't tell you specific years or anything (I'm a van guy). Both in passable-to-decent condition. The LM one appears to have been damaged and smacked back into shape. Can anyone use these? Yours for the cost of shipping. freeby forsale
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7 months ago
Nick_Soapdish
I like the picture with the camping chairs. I do the same with mine.
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9 months ago
Nick_Soapdish
Are we talking factory option, or a panel van with 'brier doors swapped in at some point during its life? Honest question.
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9 months ago
Nick_Soapdish
You and me both.
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9 months ago
Nick_Soapdish
The Stig Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > D'oh! Good spot. I left that organization that I had hosting that. I will try to find a new place to post those instructions. Haha that was you? Excellent instructions, man! Made all the difference.
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9 months ago
Nick_Soapdish
No prob. I used what I had available, and it's on a van, so configuration may vary and colors should vary. I replaced the external regulator with a circuit breaker for the body wiring. Red fatty 10-gauge wire from main alternator terminal to battery, upstream of the breaker. For terminals 1 and 2 (clearly this housing has been blasted/rebuilt several times, but that's t
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9 months ago
Nick_Soapdish
Had the same issue. The problem I found was that the lock only limits movement of the latches; doesn't restrict it entirely. As CD said, first make sure the tabs aren't bent. Further, you can adjust the latch mechanism for more engagement, so that when the exterior handle is pulled, the latches move, but not enough to clear the tabs.
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9 months ago
Nick_Soapdish
With internally regulated alternator, you can replace that external regulator with a smaller/simpler junction block, unless you are looking to maintain originality/aesthetic, of course. I can take some pics of how I wired my alternator if it will help.
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