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by rv6aaviator
Thu May 23, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Joined the Corvair Club with a 61 Lakewood
Replies: 17
Views: 969

Re: Joined the Corvair Club with a 61 Lakewood

Wes,

Congrats on the acquisition. Great story and write up. Your going to love it!
by rv6aaviator
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Detroit Homecoming Reservation Needed
Replies: 0
Views: 435

Detroit Homecoming Reservation Needed

Anybody happen to have reservations for the 2018 DACC Detroit Area Homecoming Comfort Inn in Plymouth that you are not going to be able to use?

I'm interested in going but hotel is sold out. If you have reservations and can't make it, I'd love to take your reservation.

Cheers
by rv6aaviator
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Body/VIN Tag Decoding
Topic: 66 Convertible Rescue
Replies: 4
Views: 1117

Re: 66 Convertible Rescue

Progress Update 1. New Clark's Ultimate fuel tank installed 2. New dual master cylinder going in 3. New complete brake line install 4. New complete brake shoes and hardware 5. Carbs removed for rebuild and engine clean up Car is really rust free on the undercarriage. Very nice not having to cut off ...
by rv6aaviator
Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Cincinnati, looking for my first Corvair
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: Hello from Cincinnati, looking for my first Corvair

Gary,

Sent you a PM.

Cheers,

J
by rv6aaviator
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Body/VIN Tag Decoding
Topic: 66 Convertible Rescue
Replies: 4
Views: 1117

66 Convertible Rescue

Gents, Cincinnati Corvair Club rescued a 66 Convertible this weekend. A new member recently inherited the car. Some history on the car is that it is a one owner, 45K miles, 110 hp /auto, black interior & top. Car has not been on the road since 1979. One of the best rust free cars I've seen. Interior...
by rv6aaviator
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Front End Suspension Upgrades
Replies: 11
Views: 3192

Front End Suspension Upgrades

Anybody have any experiences with retrofitting a corvair front suspension with something like this?

How much fabrication is required?

How does the car handle?

Looking for some feedback if anybody has some.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272427695830?ss ... Track=true
by rv6aaviator
Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 63 Spyder Preservation
Replies: 67
Views: 6915

Re: 63 Spyder Preservation

Experimented around with removing the anodized coating this weekend. Used the EZ Off oven cleaning method. Sprayed it on heavy, let stand for 20 minutes. Lightly scrubbed it with medium soft brush. Rinsed and repeated the process. All the coating came off pretty easy. Played around with some wet san...
by rv6aaviator
Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 63 Spyder Preservation
Replies: 67
Views: 6915

Re: 63 Spyder Preservation

Got a few more items done on the car this weekend. Installed Clark's reproduction 64' wheel and rocker molding trim. Installed the headlight buckets. Put some new tires put on the vintage cragar ss rims and put a rim on to see how the will look. Wheel studs are too short and some lug nuts are going ...
by rv6aaviator
Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Corvairs in the snow or holiday pics
Replies: 17
Views: 1664

Re: Corvairs in the snow or holiday pics

Vairy Merry Christmas!
by rv6aaviator
Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 63 Spyder Preservation
Replies: 67
Views: 6915

Re: 63 Spyder Preservation

Finally got the trunk painted over the weekend. I elected to use Clark's splatter paint which I purchased in quarts to shoot out of my spray gun. This method also eliminates the need to apply clear coat/sealer. Couple of things learned for those whom are going to be painting their trunks. 1. Clark's...
by rv6aaviator
Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Battery Charger
Replies: 8
Views: 811

Re: Battery Charger

Basic Battery Tender has been a good one for me. I rotate it around on all my vehicles. I have no complaints with it. I have a battery in my 99 Mercedes C43 AMG that is 14 years old.
by rv6aaviator
Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 63 Spyder Preservation
Replies: 67
Views: 6915

Re: 63 Spyder Preservation

I finally laid down 4 coats of base and 3 coats of clear on the body today. After 9+ months of stripping, sanding, welding, filling, priming, sanding, priming, sanding, priming and did I mention sanding.....I am ecstatic on how the body and paint has turned. Laser straight. Now a couple of days off ...
by rv6aaviator
Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Vairs @ The World of Wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 794

Re: Vairs @ The World of Wheels

Looks great! Nice job. I wish I could have made it up there.
by rv6aaviator
Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 63 Spyder Preservation
Replies: 67
Views: 6915

Re: 63 Spyder Preservation

Realized that I had forgotten to strip the rear seat side trim panels and gas cap. Applied aircraft stripper a couple of times. Hit them with some aluminum oxide soda blasting, Coated the back sides with POR 15 for the next 50 years of protection.
by rv6aaviator
Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 63 Spyder Preservation
Replies: 67
Views: 6915

Re: 63 Spyder Preservation

Doors went back on the car tonight.
by rv6aaviator
Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Classy Corvair
Replies: 0
Views: 371

Classy Corvair

Jonathan Goldsmith knows what he is talking about.....

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