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12 months ago
vairsUPnorth
66vairman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Yup --- I've had a few paints fail. First issue is magnesium oxidizes and GM painted them with a VERY TOUGH paint. Any exposed magnesium is porous and getting all cleaning moisture or solvent removed is a job. > I don't really want to nitpick but the original factory dull gray "paint" was
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1 year ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello All, I live 2:15 hrs away from Rhinelander, WI. Is there some serious interest in someone checking this out? My guess it probably is a Solar Corvair. Sorry, I don't do Facebook (I have other names for the company I can't mention) and never will, so some one will need to contact the seller and get me their contact information if they want to arrange some kind of inspection.
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1 year ago
vairsUPnorth
Good to hear it was a success! Except for a bit of edge separation not covered by the gasket at the lower pass side corner, it is a nice piece of OEM glass.
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1 year ago
vairsUPnorth
PM Sent
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1 year ago
vairsUPnorth
jjohnsonjo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > FOLLOWING, I have thousands of miles on mine. No problems detected yet. What happens to the case hardening if you start machining the pockets? I did an analysis of the Summit Racing Ford roller tip arms, as pictured in Ken's group on the extreme right. These are made from 4340 steel and heat treated to ~52 Rc
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1 year ago
vairsUPnorth
Westds Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I need to drain a 64 diff to change the clutch release bearing support. Since it is a positraction I do not want to use the wrong oil. > Brand GL# and weight please. The differential and 4-speed transmission in our '65 Greenbrier was rebuilt with a posi unit >15 years ago. We filled it with Amsoil GL-4 m
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1 year ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Mark, I like how you set this up and would like to know how you constructed the deflector and LED array. I have an idea for some slight modifications to separate turn signal function; 1) Use 4 backup lenses for all positions and add deflectors per your construction, 2) Tint the clear section of the outboard lenses amber, 3) Have the tail and brake lamp functions illuminate through th
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1 year ago
vairsUPnorth
You might want to revisit some of the truck wrecking yards. It would seem that one of these aero type caps could be cut down to fit your rig.
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1 year ago
vairsUPnorth
We have Nokian winter tires for most our daily driver vehicles mounted on extra sets of wheels for the 5-6 months of the year we usually see snowfall. These have been excellent performers on snow and ice and have lasted reasonably long--usually 4-5 winters. I think all of them have been XL rated and as such, have held up to the terrible abuse of frost heaved and broken pavement trails we call ro
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1 year ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Bruce, Do you just need an original color sample? I own an original paint 1965 500 Sport Sedan in non-faded Madeira Maroon. This is a garage kept Michigan car that was apparently driven only on back roads and has never seen salt. I could perhaps lend you the gas filler door to make a match?
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1 year ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello All, I have been following this thread for a while, wondering if it will be figured out. What Mel might be observing is the phenomenon of undercooling and nucleation. As a materials scientist I deal with this all the time, particularly in the field of foundry for which I am employed, but the solidification of metals is a bit different than water. Mel, if your milk jug was washed out
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1 year ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Tony, My current house is sitting on a concrete perimeter reinforced floating slab exactly like you are planning for your garage. I have done (20 years ago) the same thing with insulation you are trying to do. Please PM me with your email so we can discuss....
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1 year ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Tony, That exact console was in several G3500 cutaway based school buses I drove back in the 2000's. You should ask any of the salvage yards you contact if they have any G3500 based buses. The agency I worked for has long since disposed of the buses I drove (UP of MI terminal rust) so you might have to search in yards further south.
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1 year ago
vairsUPnorth
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1 year ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Tony, Do you have any friends in the OPP or RCMP? The commercial vehicle enforcement division would have portable scales for weighing trucks. For a small fee my local sand/gravel/concrete pit will weigh vehicles an axle at a time. Of course, there are also scales at many truck stops. Dale
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1 year ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Craig, What are the date codes off the starters? Dale
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1 year ago
vairsUPnorth
48kb1panel Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I have a donner car that is a coupe if I can bring my self to cut it up. It's in pretty good shape and hate to waist a good one. I got it from Georgia and need a title but it's definitely one that could be saved? I'm not one to waist a good one for not the right reasons. Any thoughts? Thanks guys for y
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1 year ago
vairsUPnorth
I have a couple of used FC windshields here in the western Upper Peninsula of MI--not too far away... One of these came from a '64 Greenbrier.
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1 year ago
vairsUPnorth
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1 year ago
vairsUPnorth
Vairismo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Wasn't there a thread(s) about how some Corvairs run down to about 1/2 quart low and then stop consuming oil and the level stays at about 1/2 quart low? I don't know about a thread on this subject but my first Corvair, a 1966 Corsa 140, purchased in 1978, would always burn off 1/2 quart of oil from full in
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1 year ago
vairsUPnorth
That crack-like flaw does not appear to be a cold shut, especially since it doesn't run through to the opposite side. It looks to me more like a hot tear; this caused by shrinkage of already solidified areas of the casting putting tension on warmer areas not quite solid. Since there was only liquid metal between the growing crystal grains in that area, it simply pulled apart but not all the
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1 year ago
vairsUPnorth
vairTer Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Are the "inner tubes", which may be missing from the exhaust pipes (I haven't pulled it apart yet...), a separate piece that can be purchased and inserted, or would I have to replace the entire exhaust piece between the manifold and the muffler with a tube that had integral extensions? These can be pur
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1 year ago
vairsUPnorth
I have two very low mile (1967-22.7k and 1965-42.4k) LM 4-doors in my collection. The latter, a 1965 500, was a northern Michigan car all its life, apparently not driven in winter, and was mostly stored indoors. The weatherstripping, interior and rubber are in excellent shape. Let me check out these pieces and see if I can remove them without destruction. AZdave - If these can be removed saf
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1 year ago
vairsUPnorth
Kamaka Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I agree that that the way the holes are drilled and the way they are machined though the fin on only one side points to it being homemade - but whoever did it knew how to cast aluminum! > They may have been good at patternmaking and casting, but the holes through the fin on one side tell me that they didn't
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2 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Someone in the SE Michigan region should check this out; The rear engine door is the '64 style and may have been swapped, but the shifter is the late 63-64 style. There is typical massive MI rust but if I wasn't 11 hours away I would verify the VIN and grab the tailgate, side ramp, rear lights, wheels, shifter parts, mirror and trailer hitch. I would also bring a Sawsall and see
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