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3 years ago
vairsUPnorth
vairmech Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I like the converted distributor and use that very > thing in the race car and some of my personal > cars. It can also be used as just a trigger with a > round cap made to cover the electronic components. > That way you can have the best of both worlds and > use the full distributor with wires or ju
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3 years ago
vairsUPnorth
The first compact tractor my father and I bought was a Shibaura SD2043 4WD. It was a great little tractor, very well built, but did not have an independent PTO so installing a snowblower was out of the question. We sold it and my father bought a Kubota, mostly because it had a factory cab compared to the New Holland TC29 which at the time did not. Shibaura was the manufacturer of the blue Ford/N
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4 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Here is another photo of the Cameo Beige Corsa showing the pinstripe, a gold accent from the interior.
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4 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Andrew, Here is a photo of an original paint '65 Corsa, fawn interior, so you get an idea of the silver cove treatment.
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4 years ago
vairsUPnorth
66vairman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > First check the tire manufacturers maximum tire pressure rating. Not all modern radial tires are > rated the same. > > I run a 205 X 14 up front and a 235 X 14 in back on a LM. I found that even with the wider tire in > back the car DID NOT like equal tire pressure all around. Handling became a lot m
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4 years ago
vairsUPnorth
> jetcat Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > > Agreed on Jasco, but don't expect it to remove the original GM gray coating. Not sure what GM used, but it is TOUGH stuff. The original GM gray coating on the magnesium fans is a chromate dip conversion coating, designed to impart at least some corrosion resistance. It would be best not to remov
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4 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Davemotohead has a good video on this;
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4 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Spectre Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Thanks. I was also wondering if Concours > participation was up or down. We had noticed at > Springfest, fewer and fewer people were entering > their cars to be judged and were placing them in > People's Choice instead. 2017, the last time I > attended, was also the last year for Concours at
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4 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Yes, the tire will rub on the bar at full lock as noted.
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4 years ago
vairsUPnorth
I don't want anyone to feel bad, but the ADDCo bar in the photo is installed wrong. It should be behind the cross member!! The angle dip down is to clear the fuel tank. I know the instructions are minimal, but.... Here is a photo of the bar mounted to he rear of the cross member, note how it clears the gas tank;
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4 years ago
vairsUPnorth
davemotohead Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I have a friend who did the electrolysis cleaning > to a set of LM rear springs a couple years ago, > 30,000 miles on them and they have not broke? I > have searched the inter web and cannot find > anything that says electrolysis cleaning like I > did to this crank will cause it to break? Seems
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4 years ago
vairsUPnorth
vairmech Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The embrittlement happens on the surface. Cracks > start on the surface. Heat enables the hydrogen to > sort of evaporate. Problem solved. As Ken has contributed to this subject electrolysis liberates hydrogen from the solution that can absorb into most metals. The diffusion rate of H in most metals at room
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4 years ago
vairsUPnorth
I worry a bit about hydrogen embrittlement when doing this procedure. Not to throw rain down on your parade but it would not be the process I would use.
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4 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Matt, I am a lot closer to him than Duluth, but still 200+ miles away. I can recommend a shop local to me in Houghton, but here has to be someplace in the Fond du Lac/Oshkosh/Appleton/Green Bay area that can work on Corvairs. Don, have you contacted the local NE Wisconsin Corvair Club?
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4 years ago
vairsUPnorth
How heavy of a vehicle do you need to align? I think you could fabricate some decent turn plates using a pair of these: With these bearings and some 11ga steel plate i think you could make a set for less than $75.
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4 years ago
vairsUPnorth
I don't know that this car is all that bad. The bottoms of the A-pillars look to be solid and though the trunk has typical surface rust it doesn't show seam rot along the pinch-weld joining the bottom of the wheel housing. There are not good pictures of the lower rear quarters or front corners, but the seller was confident enough to post a shot of the battery tray, which still looks g
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4 years ago
vairsUPnorth
To my eye it looks like you will need to add 4.5 inches. If it was my project I would extend the whole rear quarter so that the overhang behind the wheel opening and air intake louvers were lengthened. I would actually cut out the louver area, reinforce the edge and make a new louver panel to fit as if was built that way . Hopefully the stock engine cover would then fit so that no one would be
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4 years ago
vairsUPnorth
My most memorable has to be this survivor of about a half dozen all aluminum experimental mobile howitzers that were constructed in the mid-1960's. This piece turned up for sale about 50 miles from me about 5 years ago. The story as far as I can piece together; 1) Several prototypes were built by a major defense contractor as a lightweight mobile artillery platform that could be para
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4 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Fast ratio steering box.
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4 years ago
vairsUPnorth
My wife and I have managed to always maintain a fleet of manual transmission DD's since we got our licenses in the 1970's, so we can't say we ever miss them. We do get to suffer through automatics on the occasions when one of our DD's is in the shop and we have a loaner. As long as it is possible we will continue to search for used M/T replacements when the current cars ru
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4 years ago
vairsUPnorth
I have been following this thread with some interest and would like to suggest a hunch: >> Check the torque of the bolts holding the differential to the bell housing. I have of late found them to occasionally work loose. The misalignment might be enough to cause the flywheel to flex and let the bolts rub. I would also be suspicious of the bell housing to block bolts, but these likely ha
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4 years ago
vairsUPnorth
I have been very happy with Bilstein B46-0925 in our '65 Greenbrier. I put these in 2005; after 35k miles they still seem like new. Some modification will be needed to make them fit though.
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4 years ago
vairsUPnorth
leikec Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hard to beat Northwestern Michigan. The snow > serves to build character... > > Jeff C Jeff, are talking about the NW lower peninsula or the UP? Here in the Keweenaw Peninsula [200mi N of Green Bay] we had our April's fool joke of 4" of lake effect snow falling in a white-out during our Easter
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4 years ago
vairsUPnorth
145. Re: tires
A slightly more expensive option is the Vredestein Sprint Classic, available in 7.00R13 mostly for vintage Mercedes. I have a set on our 1967 500 Sport Sedan and have been impressed with how well they ride and perform--better than I would have thought for autocross. Scroll to the bottom of this listing: Blackwall only from Vredestein but Diamondback applies various width whitewalls.
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4 years ago
vairsUPnorth
I was able to find a broken lens on a parts van many years ago. It was very brittle and if I recall correctly, one of the tabs holding it in broke off as it was removed. I used clear silicone sealant to hold the pieces together and attach it to the door opening. It has been holding for about 8 years now.
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4 years ago
vairsUPnorth
American Mel Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > The Renault emblem was done in resin. > The Dauphine was taken to a foundry and done there > with a mold made by them. > Probably sand or clay cast? It is evident that Richard used the original emblem as a loose pattern for green sand molding. The foundry was concerned that the bars between
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4 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Vin, Lower front door hinge on an original paint 1967 500. Doors and hinges look to be painted on the car.
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4 years ago
vairsUPnorth
A revival of the Fairbanks-Morse OP diesel that made such a great marine engine and powerful but not so reliable locomotive prime mover. He talks about German bombers but the real success was the F-M OP engines used for the USN submarine fleet in WWII.
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4 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Mark, You may want to consider some of the commercial van tires to fit your Greenbrier that should be available in the UK. The Continental Vanco and Nokian cLine van tires in 185R14 are very similar to the OEM 7.00-14 installed from the factory. Tim Schwartz from NJ has found that the 195R14 Vanco to be an almost exact match. I am currently running 215/60R15 tires on 15X6" wheels
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