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22 days ago
WhenIm64
The Central Pennsylvania Corvair Club's annual "Corvair Day" is this Saturday, September 17, at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing in York Springs, PA, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. It's a nice event at a nice venue. A swap meet is included, and so I will be there with an assortment of my excess Corvair parts. But I have a lot more that I can bring only if someone requests it. Chec
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8 weeks ago
aj_ed
While changing my steering wheel(for the bigger Chevelle repop), I noticed the spring #19 3863915 for the horn button was weak. Looking up this part, the Corvette spring with this # is a coil type,while mine is a spring steel leaf spring type.Was this an upgrade, or is the Corvair spring still available? Thanks, Ed 1965 Corsa
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2 months ago
vairsUPnorth
Paulsgt Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > So an update. We disassembled the FC Diff today and found that it is actually 3.89 gears. The gears inside did not match the stamping on the case. (How is that possible? ) I think I'll keep the 3.89 gears. > Hello Paul, With 3.89 gearing I suggest you consider taller (at least stock 26.3" OD) tires
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2 months ago
martyscarr
Selling my 63 Greenbrier I acquired this FC in 2009 with the intention of restoring it. It was last titled in 1985 and was stored a few years before that and has been stored since I got it. I'm losing my storage and it's got to go. LOCATION: Eugene, Oregon THE GOOD: It runs and drives, has just had new brakes, dual master cylinder conversion, new brake lines, new wheel cylind
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2 months ago
tomk1960
I replaced the short rubber fuel line that goes between the long steel fuel line coming from the tank and the steel line that passes through the firewall into the fuel pump. (This is accessed with the left rear wheel removed.) The old rubber line was original from 1965 and it broke apart when I removed it. I think it may have been sucking air and creating a faux vapor lock symptom. The car
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2 months ago
JimBrandberg
On the switch the sheath is anchored and the cable goes through the movable thingy, I usually press against the spring steel with a screwdriver to get it through. The top screw with the 1/4" hex that holds it to the column can be tedious. Under the wheel it's more complicated. I had the sheath end come unfastened and had quite a time getting it anchored again. Now that I've star
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2 months ago
American Mel
Now it is on PDX Craigslist. > > > $15,000 Spyder < < < cut & paste from ad. This 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder convertible is finished in black over a red interior and is powered by a replacement naturally-aspirated 145ci flat-six paired with a four-speed manual transaxle. Additional equipment includes a white soft top, a Weber DGV carburetor, a dual exhaust
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3 months ago
vacman
I have a 64 convertible that I acquired 4, 13 inch stock chrome wheels.I’m looking for some small wheel covers for the center. I live near Pittsburgh, pa.these wheels look just like the stock steel wheels except they are chrome. Thank you
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3 months ago
Wagon Master
You don't "have to" carefully inspect the steel brake line for the left front wheel above the tank either...... but I do./size]
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3 months ago
JimBrandberg
I'm a little puzzled. It sounds like you have a good pedal but then it goes away. If I were you I would manually adjust the brakes first. The stroke of the wheel cylinder travel can only do so much and the entire travel may not even be getting the shoes out against the drum. With EM I like to jack the rear suspension up somewhat when adjusting the brake rather than doing it at full droop.
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3 months ago
Seth Emerson
Another note about the 65-66 Sport Wheel. It is, indeed riveted together. There are three pieces to the assembly, excluding the rivets. The wheel is the top piece. It has 6 tapered holes on a 2.75" pattern. Just under that is the stamped steel outer bell that you see between the wheel and the column. It is painted satin black or steering column color if not black. It has the same hole patter
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3 months ago
Marco_a_p
That wheel is a 65-66 Non Tele Wheel assembly. Tele wheels are held by tapered stainless steel screws to a cast metal hug. This is held to the extension with tapered rivets.
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4 months ago
JimBrandberg
I would remove the carburetors for at least an internal cleaning and new accelerator pump cups. I always replace the venturi cluster gasket after I remove the cluster to poke through the idle tube. I remove the idle mixture needle and flush down through the idle circuit from the top hole under the cluster with carburetor cleaner and compressed air. While the carburetors are off I would clea
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4 months ago
Frank DuVal
Add a fuel filter. Put it in the rubber hose behind the left rear wheel. It is a junction between the steel line in the engine compartment and the steel line that runs through the tunnel. Usually just slight bending of the steel lines lets you install this one. I have had to cut one line in some rare cases. WIX 33032 is an all metal one. Sort of insurance. Not needed, but seems good to trap
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4 months ago
Lane66m
It will be a pain. You have to acces the clamp and spring pieces. Loosen it just enough to aloow some one to pull shft up, then you tighten the clamp. On 66 clamp is under the big steel cage GM installed to deflect shaft when in a frontal accident. On my More Door, I have too much length after taking it apart to install the collapsible intermediate shaft mod. I have it where I can pull i
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5 months ago
junkman
Do you want a steel wheel or a wire wheel? I have a number of both. You should really try to find one locally, because shipping is going to be the deal killer for certain.
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5 months ago
JimBrandberg
I've got a 64 coupe Rat Rod project in mind. I was thinking about using some aluminum slotted wheels I have with 205/60/R13 tires in a how low can you go fashion but discovered the 4 I have are not all the same. Does anyone have one or two 5 1/2 or 6" wide; 4 x 4.5 aluminum slotted wheels around? I will not use Uni-lugs and prefer the type where the lug nut shoulder goes through th
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6 months ago
Seth Emerson
I have been working on wheels lately. I have adapted some “80s” BMW wheels, 5 on 120mm bolt pattern, to fit the late Corvair, 5 on 120.65mm. In doing this, I found a source for tapered seat steel inserts and the cutting tool used to prep the wheel. These can be used in an existing bolt pattern to switch from shank-type lug nuts to tapered-seat lug nuts. They can also be used to alter the bolt pat
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7 months ago
RThompson
UPDATE: BOTH NOS 1960/61 Wagon rear air grilles have been SOLD. The following parts are still available: NOS 1961 full wheelcovers, set of four in GM box. Comes with the correct stainless steel valve extensions and rubber tube installer with instructions (Often Missing). NOS 1963 Wheelcovers, set of four, with 500/700 inserts. Excellent condition. NOS 1963 Wheelcovers, set of five,
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7 months ago
Lane66m
I put the 67 & on my 66 Coupe & 66 More Door, including the bias switch for the brake warning light. I used 67 - 69 Vair MC on the More Door. I used 68 Camaro front disc, rear drum MC on the Coupe, as it has front disc brakes. For lines, I used Clark's steel lines out of the MC to the splitter blocks in the toe wall. I then used CUNIFER tubing to make lines to front wheels, to
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7 months ago
66vairman
Rims have "OFF CENTER" or "BACKSPACE" to describe how far off the rim center, that contacts to the spindle (and brake drum), is from the wheel's ideal center from rim to rim. OFF CENTER is expressed in positive or negative numbers and seems to confuse most folks. SO --- the common (and easy to measure) reference is BACKSPACE, the distance from the back side of the rim edg
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7 months ago
66vairman
Caraholic4life summed it up well. On a LM a 14" rim, 6" wide, 4.25 - 4.5 " backspace is perfect to mount a 205/70X14 tire and it's a popular size, yes BF Goodrich sell the size in raised white letters. Finding a 4 lug EM style wheel with the width and backspace may be possible, but I have no information. Some steel wheel companies do make up custom rims, but it can be p
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7 months ago
dansk
Maybe someone with better skills can locate where I can buy this exact push on axle cap. I have been scouring the web for over a week and come up empty. I need a lot of these. Part hold wheel on 1/2" solid aluminum axle. Also, is has a brown finish both inside and out. It's two pieces with inside piece some kind of spring steel that is heat treated. I have found similar ones but t
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8 months ago
ihscomputers
After getting the coilovers adjusted out, it seemed like they were bottoming out on the shock, which was a serious concern. So, I called Ride Tech and spoke with Adam who was immensely helpful. He agreed with me that the coilovers seemed too tall for the truck, then told me to re-measure the "ride height" which is the distance from the upper shock mount to the lower shock mount wh
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8 months ago
MattNall
Here's Someone's answer to a Monza JR!! This Jaguar D-Type Junior is a miniature replica of XKD505, winner of the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans. It has been in the consignor’s collection for 20 years and is constructed of a steel ladder chassis clothed in a fiberglass body. It is finished in the stunning shade of British Racing Green with matching green upholstery. Power is provided b
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9 months ago
66vairman
Seth Emerson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Be sure the quality of the reproduction wheels (at least the 2-spoke version) meets your standards. In my opinion, they are not quite as nice as the originals. But this is up to you. The sport steering wheel (not the hub) was also used on 64-65 Chevelles. It is reproduced, but I've seen three varieties:
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9 months ago
1966-Corsa-GT-180
Yes! The more I look the more I see... They are all lined up consecutively numbered - 680 on the right of the photo - to 685 out on the left side. looking closely at 680 - it's definitely stainless steel trim of a DeLuxe Corvan. The sun is reflecting off the polished metal The seats appear to be full-width bench ~ maybe ~ hard to be certain with the steering wheel in the way.. Look t
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9 months ago
Harry Moore
Wow! That is the word that describes this little adventure. To help replace my metal brake line running to the rear of the car, I removed the heater box and the shifter tubes. Since I had the shifter tubes out I decided to rebuild them...simple right! It was a TWO DAY adventure or bending, cleaning, honing, sanding, and staring in disbelief. The process was not "hard" just ti
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9 months ago
whubbell
If you are going for a Stock look, most of the undercarriage parts should be Satin Black (also called Chassis Black). The exceptions to this rule are the following parts: Springs (coil and 1964 leaf) were unfinished, so you could clear coat or powder coat them "bare steel" color Steering Box, tie rod ends, idler arm, differential case, universal joint knuckles - all unfinished ca
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10 months ago
KenHenry
Facing the same issue of essentially a single 13" tire choice, I recently picked up a set 15X6 steel wheels for my 1965 coupe. This wheel was used on various GM models from 1974-1990 including 1980-1990 Caprice, 74-77 Chevelle, 74-75 Monte Carlo, and has the proper 5 on 4.75" bolt pattern for late model Corvairs. The code located by valve stem should end in TF, RF, or FL. Backspacing is
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