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8 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Paul, Thank you for the concern, but I do not have a list of all people I know and trust from previous conventions. So far no one has replied so I may end up releasing the room for someone else to occupy, perhaps later in the week. Dale Dewald Hancock, MI
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8 years ago
vairsUPnorth
I have two rooms reserved at the Hotel Murano from Sunday through Friday night; July 20-26. One of the rooms was to be shared by my son Alex (16), and my father, Carl. Unfortnately, my fathers' health has deteriorated to the point that he cannot make the trip. Therefore, the room for my son is available to be shared with someone else who would not mind bunking with a teenager. Please PM
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8 years ago
vairsUPnorth
We were planning to leave Wednesday, but a leaking transmission input seal has delayed our ETD to Thursday. I have wittled down our route from the UP to Tacoma to 1850 miles. I hope to get to Cleveland, ND on Thursday; Great Falls, MT (via MT200) on Friday; and Ellensburg, WA on Saturday--about 600 miles per day. It will be just me and my son, Alex, on the road trip. My wife, Marilynn is flying
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8 years ago
vairsUPnorth
The stock metal turn signal flasher unit is the perfect size to use as plugs for the axle seals. You should have one under the dash you can "borrow" for the transaxle R&R. Perhaps you can purchase another spare that would have dual purpose. Dale Dewald HAncock, MI
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8 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Back in the 1980's I used to use Pennzoil 10W-30 in the winter, 10W-40 in the summer. If I only drove short short trips in cool weather I regularly got the milky oil/water emulsion deposited on the filler cap. A drive of 20 miles or so would completely burn off/eliminate it. For the past 20 years I have been using Valvoline/Mobil 1/Amsoil lubricants in our Corvairs and have yet to see the
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8 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Its going to be hard to properly prep that area without removing the glass. Once it is out I think you will be happy to have removed it. The back glass is rather hard to break, as it is tempered, not laminated like the windshield. You WILL know if you do break it because it will explode into thousands of small pieces. I have two spare LM coupe back glass panes free for taking if you break it.
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8 years ago
vairsUPnorth
I know a fellow in Green Bay, WI who is building a mid engine '68 500 with a LS engine fitted to a Chrysler 300 transaxle. He has a source for a custom adapter to mate the engine and transaxle but the rest of the conversion is custom. Dale Dewald Hancock, MI
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8 years ago
vairsUPnorth
I've had to remove rusted head nuts quite a number of times on engines from Michigan cars--usually there are no exposed threads left on the stud ends and the nuts have no corners left. I use a modified muffler chisel but most any long shank chisel would work. Spool up the grinder and sharpen the tip to a somewhat extreme point. Align the chisel parallel to the stud with one corner center
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9 years ago
vairsUPnorth
I've done pretty much the same as Frank and Ken; grind out a slot for a stainless bolt, then weld it in. This was for both manifolds on my wife's car--supposed to be a temporary fix. I just used my Lincoln AC buzz box. I do not remember if I used cast iron rod or not, after all it was 10 years ago, but the fix has long since outlived the temporary aspect. Make sure to use brass nuts if
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9 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Is this a 2-door or 4-door?
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9 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Ken, I think you meant that it drops off at about 4500 RPM. Still, with a 3.27 axle and near stock sized tires (803 rev/mile) this would equate to about 100 MPH. Our Greenbrier seems to have a sweet spot at 65-70 MPH and will easily do 80+ but I do not have the nerve to explore the true top end. It will just as easily cruise around town at 30 MPH in 4th gear @ 1350 RPM. Stomp on the gas
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9 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Two years ago this big kitty was caught on trail-cam about 100 yds from our house: Yes, he was moving so the photo is blurred but the DNR confirmed him as a cougar. Dale Dewald Hancock, MI
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9 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Brian, There is a fellow here in Green Bay that will practically give away some very good front and rear seats from a '68 500 he is converting to a V8 car. PM me and I can send you his contact information. The problem will be shipping to your location but maybe they could get down to you one hop at a time... Dale Dewald Hancock, MI
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9 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Mike, When you set the timing, was that with the vacuum line to the distributor disconnected and plugged? The distributor vacuum line is not supposed to have vacuum at idle as it is ported just above the closed throttle plate. If the throttle plate happens to be open a bit at idle, there will be a contribution to the timing from the vacuum advance can and you will end up setting the st
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9 years ago
vairsUPnorth
>>> Considering the recent cold snap has started up the lake effect snow machine here in the UP and MDOT has begun their annual salt attack, I cannot resist the opportunity for humor on this topic <<< ------------------------------------------------------------- Here in Michigan the following criteria should be met: 1) The valence panel under the front bumper should be so
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9 years ago
vairsUPnorth
MattNall Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hard to explain..my method for stuff like this > > > You pull the backing off as you lay it in the > channel... with a roller that fits to form... Do you suggest the roller used for pressing in the rubber retaining cord when repairing window screens? Dale Dewald Hancock, MI
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9 years ago
vairsUPnorth
davemotohead Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Are they the same front to rear? Autozone has them > listed as the same for F/C's and EM cars,whats the > facts? anyone have a part number? The Delco parts list posted by Matt shows that GM apparently had different shocks (probably with stiffer valving) specified for the FC line. Even though they f
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9 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Bob, Maybe I can help you out with a part this time. I recently acquired a 1964 Greenbrier that needs to be parted out. The bumpers are complete. Give me a day or two to work on this... Dale Dewald Hancock, MI
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9 years ago
vairsUPnorth
DAVECS1 Wrote: >>snip<< > > The local parts store has a Raptor 2 in 2 out. I > am thinking it will tuck into the fender nicely. I > have 1020 mild steel rod I can bend to make a > hanger and the frame work for the heat shield. > > Am I going backwards, getting rid of the duals? I don't think so. But back in the 80's when I replaced the dual
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9 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Its only 1885 miles by way of US-2 for most of the trip, probably not enough for us to capture the long distance award, but we plan to be there in our '65 Greenbrier. My wife might need to fly in somehow, but count on two adults, two children. Dale Dewald Hancock, MI
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9 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Clark, I've been doing a lot of door adjustments lately on our Greenbrier and I think I have pretty much figured out how to make them rattle free. Call me and we can work on this tomorrow (Friday @ the Homecoming). Dale Dewald Hancock, MI dragvairclark Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Wind noise and rattling doors in my Greenbrier. >
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9 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Wabbitkiller Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > vairmech Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > That is a wide open question! > > One of the first things most recommend is some > > type of electronic points replacement and I > > recommend anything BUT Pertronics. It sounds > like > >
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9 years ago
vairsUPnorth
I just did a similar installation in my wife's '65 Monza, except that I installed a '65 tele column in her "04C" car. I only used the upper column which I had acquired for only $30 in 1983 from a car that was just hours from being crushed. I did not use the matching steering box, but instead adapted it to a Flaming River quick steer box. I used two universal joints, 5/8-3
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9 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Ray, The only decent shot I have on the computer is of a '65 Corsa we used to own. The wheels are now on my wife's '65 Monza at the body shop. Dale Dewald Hancock, MI
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9 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Todd, You mention in this note that you have an unneeded '65 transaxle. Could you tell me more about this? I need to bring my daughter down to the UW eye clinic in September for a check up. I could bring my truck. Dale Dewald Hancock, MI devairguy Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > YN code 102 motor and a seperate YN code short > block,
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9 years ago
vairsUPnorth
On our way to the 2003 CORSA convention in Carlisle we got off the rat race of the Pennsylvania turnpike east of Pittsburgh and took US-30, the Lincoln Highway, to relax a little. Maybe there were fewer trucks back then as most traffic was local and light. Here is a photo from along the way. We sold the '64 Greenbrier to Jim Forgey in 2004. Dale Dewald Hancock, MI
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9 years ago
vairsUPnorth
davemotohead Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Now would the fan running backwards just push air > thru the unit in the opposite direction? but maybe > not enough flow? In a word, No. The alternator "fan" is actually a centrifugal blower, working on the same principle as the engine cooling "fan." It pulls air from the center and
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9 years ago
vairsUPnorth
The best compromise I can think of for late 65-66 cars (with the two piece steering shaft joined by the swivel coupler) is to install a Flaming River quick steer box and a collapsible adapter shaft. Clark's sells the Flaming river box C10011X and adapter shaft C10011XA as a bolt in system. For early 65 cars (with the one piece steering shaft) I suggest finding a late 65-66 column to inst
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9 years ago
vairsUPnorth
PM Sent
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9 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Marilynn loves to drive fast cars, and even slow ones fast, but she does not like to drive anything with an automatic. Her current work (winter) car is this 2003 Audi TT Quattro 225hp 6-sp. With a set of Hakkapeliitta R's it's pretty good even in deep snow. Dale Dewald Hancock, MI
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