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by BajaBill
Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: Corvair Video and Photo Threads
Topic: Corvairs in Movies
Replies: 45
Views: 4611

Re: Corvairs in Movies

Notice all the cars in the wrong lane? Only in the movies.
by BajaBill
Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Corvair powered buggy
Replies: 12
Views: 1115

Re: Corvair powered buggy

I had a Meyers Tow'd with a built 140HP hooked to the VW transaxle by a Crown adapter and had ground clearance issues also. I reset the torsion bars up 1 spline and that helped but the problem I had was tearing out spider gears and ring & pinions in the VW axle. To much HP & Torque.
by BajaBill
Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: Smokin' Deals!
Replies: 367
Views: 32593

Re: Smokin' Deals!

I put one of these gas heaters in my 1st baja Bug in about 1970. On my way home from work one night I wondered what the orange glow was around the gauges! OH NO! FIRE in the trunk where the gas tank is!! I luckily got it out with minimal damage to the car.
by BajaBill
Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Great Corvair story on Curbside Classic
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Re: Great Corvair story on Curbside Classic

Great story thank you for sharing and have a great Xmas.
by BajaBill
Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: backwards Corvair terminology!
Replies: 7
Views: 564

Re: backwards Corvair terminology!

When I was VW mechanic in the 70's we called it a Flywheel seal and the crank pully had no seal just a close fit and spiral groves in the pully surface to channel the oil forward to the crankcase.
by BajaBill
Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: The "Red Rocket" My 65 Corsa
Replies: 25
Views: 1803

Re: The "Red Rocket" My 65 Corsa

Sometimes the cable being a bit to long will cause the bounce cuz it is in a bind. Just take it out and carefully grind a 1/16 or so off the trans end and see what happens.
Good luck, beautiful car.
by BajaBill
Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Corvair Video and Photo Threads
Topic: Corvairs in Movies
Replies: 45
Views: 4611

Re: Corvairs in Movies

I saw one tonight on TV. Episode # 5 of Pan Am originally aired on 10/23/11 showed a beautiful red Spyder for just a few seconds. It looked like a very nice EM with great paint. I do not have the tools to record and post. Sorry, :clap:
by BajaBill
Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: 2011 Great Western Fan Belt Toss & Swap Meet
Replies: 23
Views: 1135

Re: 2011 Great Western Fan Belt Toss & Swap Meet

Great job on the pictures Scott, Thanks.
by BajaBill
Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Can't find the place to put in antifreeze
Replies: 4
Views: 892

Re: Can't find the place to put in antifreeze

My friend in High School Armando was not mechanical but got a job at the Regal gas station. When a lady came in with her new Corvair 1962 Armando asked if she wanted her oil etc checked and she said yes. He figured out that engine was in the rear but did not know it was air cooled. He opened what he...
by BajaBill
Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Old cars and people......
Replies: 12
Views: 702

Re: Old cars and people......

Mart,
Yes the Morris was a funny little car but the one I remember most was Harvey Zenkers Morris pickup with LM 140 engine and transmission installed in the rear. It was Hugger Orange and was a cool little ride. No clue what happened to it that was in the early 70's in Eureka, CA. Wish I had a pic.
by BajaBill
Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: My Corvair Baby - Turbo 6
Replies: 14
Views: 1433

Re: My Corvair Baby - Turbo 6

Very nice work on the car and the video. Thank's for sharing.
by BajaBill
Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: I've finally got my 65 Corsa project to have fun with.
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: I've finally got my 65 Corsa project to have fun with.

Some progress has been made on the project and we have decided to try and make the car an exceptional driver vs going for like new showroom show. The windows are out and the rust although there, is not as bad as it could have been. Only around the windows, no other metal on the car will need replaci...
by BajaBill
Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: HELLO CORVAIR FORUM
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: HELLO CORVAIR FORUM

:welcome2: Welcome corsaseven! This is a great Forum with many excellent contributors and I to am thankful.
I look forward to seeing pictures of your Corvair and perhaps you could share some stories about you experiences with the car.
Bill,
by BajaBill
Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: I've finally got my 65 Corsa project to have fun with.
Replies: 8
Views: 471

I've finally got my 65 Corsa project to have fun with.

After a month of trying to close the deal I finally picked up my 1965 Corsa 140 project from the original owners Grandaughter. It was purchased new in August 1965 at John Geer Chevrolet here in Redding, CA. The car only had 2 options as far as I can tell, the tinted windshield and 4 speed trans. The...
by BajaBill
Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Should I Buy It??
Replies: 12
Views: 696

Re: Should I Buy It??

I finally get to pick it up this afternoon. :fingerscrossed: I'm looking fwd. to getting started on the resto.
I will start a thread in the Members Rides and Projects section so you can all follow along and advise.
Thanks for the help.
by BajaBill
Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Gremlins!
Replies: 11
Views: 631

Re: Gremlins!

Back to basics, check all the ground straps.

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