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6 weeks ago
corventure Dave
I recently posted a topic in the general pots on this clicking sound I was suddenly getting with Dainer's Rampside. But I may as well add it here, as the saga continues. Driving home from a Cars & Coffee gathering, I could hear a clicking sound coming from the Left side of the truck. This sounded much like the sound that the Early style wire wheel covers can make, but it was a bit loude
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7 weeks ago
corventure Dave
Just wanted to share... Those of us who have been around for a while will know this. However I wanted to share this issue that just popped up on Dainer's Rampside, with others. I was returning home from a Cars&Coffee meet this past Saturday. The drive to Thousand Oaks is about 15 miles and over a twisty grade. All went well, except I noticed a clicking when braking. It sounded like
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7 weeks ago
corventure Dave
Got it. Corventure Dave
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7 weeks ago
corventure Dave
I have two very Vairy good Rear FC bumpers. No rust and streight. The only issue is I'm here in Kalyphornya. Shipping would be a bear due to the size! Corventure Dave
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7 weeks ago
corventure Dave
Ssnake Oyl Products. They restore OEM seat belts quite perfectly. They also sometimes have original sets on hand and available. Not cheap, but they are quite correct. Corventure Dave
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7 weeks ago
corventure Dave
Corventure Dave
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8 weeks ago
corventure Dave
Donald is quite a knowledgeable gent. I have seen him on Jay Leno's Garage. I did not know his first car was a 63 Corvair. Corventure Dave
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8 weeks ago
corventure Dave
Fantastic Steve! Yet another great re-pop you have created! I'm still loving the FC front floor mat in Dainer's Rampside. In fact have some locals who would like to get Black front mat's if and when you make another run. I have sent you a PM on getting at least a couple of these ducts. Thanks again. Corventure Dave
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8 weeks ago
corventure Dave
Questions... Standard trans or automatic? Early steel fan or 64+ Mag fan? If std trans, how aggressive are you between gears? Do you have the belt retainer on the idler pulley and if 64+ the fan shroud? And how close are they adjusted to the pulley's? From there I agree with above. Bearings and alignment are a place to then check. Corventure Dave
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8 weeks ago
corventure Dave
Aluminum once came aftermarket in different colors. Look great on a modified engine. However, for me they looked stand out odd on a stock engine. Performance difference? About the same as bubble gum vs spearmint! Corventure Dave
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8 weeks ago
corventure Dave
Fun video. In fact, My personal family Corvair adventure started when my Mom bought a NEW 1963 Monza Coupe, Black with the same Red - White interior!! Ours also had the 102 engine, however we had an AM radio and 4 speed trans. My brother and I had a lot of adventures in that Black 63, and did everything stupid that teenagers could do driving it back then. Never had an issue, even in the dirt!
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2 months ago
corventure Dave
Early or Late Model? The Early Model suspension will appear sagged and rear wheels cambered out if the rear wheel tow is incorrect. It's the same with FC's. Too much toe-out and the wheels will track outwards making negative camber, or top of tire more inwards than the bottom. Proper toe will most of the time correct this. I have had good luck setting the rear wheel tow 3/8" pos
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2 months ago
corventure Dave
Well Paul, you can definitely rule out that cam gear!! Corventure Dave
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2 months ago
corventure Dave
Paul, A long shot, but easy to check. I had two instances when an engine just stopped and would not start. Fuel was fine. Ignition was fine. Engine turned over just fine. Solution..... I'm covering 50 years of Corvair's here, but these two problems were the same. Aftermarket cast cam gears just shattered. Engines were low performance connected to PG Transmissions. So no abuse. So, m
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2 months ago
corventure Dave
JerryM, The question I would have is, what is the intention of the engine you are building. Racing or just normal street driving? For street engines, I have inspected and balanced OEM Rods and reused them multiple times with no issues. I always heat the Rod ends before pressing in piston pins. My Greenbrier, I have personally put 300,000+ miles on that engine. However if performance is the
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2 months ago
corventure Dave
There you go Ken. I indeed learned something about the Early - Early crankcase bolts. Corventure Dave
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2 months ago
corventure Dave
Just my recommendation. Also take a look at the EZ Car Lift. Look at the reviews here with "Search". Also on line. Made here in the USA. My Easy is more portable and simple to store and not take any floor space when not in use. Corventure Dave
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2 months ago
corventure Dave
So interesting... I have disassembled many engines of all years over the years. I never came across the washers on any of them. If I had, they would be in my spare crankcase bolt collection. However 1960's my have squeaked by me, as I didn't dismantle many of those year. Another possibility may be that one of the bolt suppliers they used may have offered them. I see different brande
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2 months ago
corventure Dave
This is not a common problem. But I have one question... head torque sequence used? If it was happening to me, I would re-torque the head nuts in proper sequence and torque. Then I would check the head nut torque every 1000 miles or so and see what is happening. Hard core fix would be to try star style lock washers under the upper head nuts. Or possibly double the head nuts to lock them in plac
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2 months ago
corventure Dave
What Murphy said. Corventure Dave
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2 months ago
corventure Dave
Ok, so a local collector just bought a Rampside. His name is Cony. Could he possibly be the new owner? Thousand Oaks, Calif. I'll keep an eye out. Any how, should see the one he bought this Saturday at the local cars & coffee. Corventure Dave
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2 months ago
corventure Dave
Coming along nicely. If your color was all faded and chalky... That is much like the original color that my 62 Rampside came with from factory! Corventure Dave
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2 months ago
corventure Dave
Phil, That's going to be a uber cool build! Corventure Dave
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2 months ago
corventure Dave
Great video Phil. I had forgot about it. Too bad there are only 600+ views. More should see this. Corventure Dave
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2 months ago
corventure Dave
I once almost bought a Harley with a patinhead! Corventure Dave
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2 months ago
corventure Dave
The dash pad is basically vinyl over a foam like rubber. I have restored several Early and Late Corvairs. Due to the grain of the vinyl and pad construction, I don't think any acceptable repair is possible. Replacement for Early and recovering for Late dash pads is the only solution, in my opinion. Also... tho possible to do... I found that Early dash pad replacement is far easier and h
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2 months ago
corventure Dave
I have installed Early PG shift cables in Late models several times. One just has to be more direct when routing the Early cable to the transmission. less sweeping bends. Corventure Dave
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2 months ago
corventure Dave
OPG gets their's from Clarks, Corventure Dave
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2 months ago
corventure Dave
OK. I'm learning. Let's see if this works! I pulled this picture from one of my previous posts. It's already compressed to fit this format. This is the Corvair Sport steering wheel that I adapted to my 1964 Greenbrier back in the 1980's.. Others here have also done this. It's a nice option to the Stock wheel. Corventure Dave Yay. It did!
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2 months ago
corventure Dave
Hoyt Axton drove an Early Corvair in the movie Gremlin's!!! Corventure Dave
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