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by Bertle
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: corvairs in the United Kingdom
Replies: 27
Views: 2339

Re: corvairs in the United Kingdom

Sadly not, it was never on the road and dad had taken off lights, bumpers and plates. They were all with the car including the 64 spyder only wheel trims.
by Bertle
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: corvairs in the United Kingdom
Replies: 27
Views: 2339

Re: corvairs in the United Kingdom

I have a '61 coupe but not UK registered yet, maybe next year.... However somewhere in the UK is my dad's old '64 spyder which I would love to find. It was a part of my childhood and the reason I set out to buy my own. It was white with a black interior and last seen on ebay in the early 2000's.
by Bertle
Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 1964 500 coupe - rusting in the u.k
Replies: 33
Views: 4430

Re: 1964 500 coupe - rusting in the u.k

Shame I need loads of stupid little bits, not easy to get parts over here.
by Bertle
Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 1964 500 coupe - rusting in the u.k
Replies: 33
Views: 4430

Re: 1964 500 coupe - rusting in the u.k

Hi where are you? I might need some bits from your spares car when you have taken what you need. I am in Bedfordshire, give me a bell if you are interested in selling some bits 07899 925069. Thanks Andrew
by Bertle
Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: uk owner - rusty 500
Replies: 10
Views: 879

Re: uk owner - rusty 500

The key is to find a sensible garage, some testers fail a car for the fun of it! If they fail it often it is on a point that could be argued but it is less hassle to sort it than argue the point. On the other hand it is a safety inspection at the end of the day so if there is a genuine fault you wan...
by Bertle
Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:13 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: UK '61 monza
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: UK '61 monza

:tu: nice to see another UK owner. Where in Cambridgeshire are you? I'm in bury st edmunds. Have you ran the engine for a while, up to temperature? Does it have any oil leaks? You may want to change the push rod tube and oil cooler seals As you have the engine out. I am near St Neots so not too far...
by Bertle
Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: UK '61 monza
Replies: 3
Views: 419

UK '61 monza

Following on from my intro thread I bought this '61. It was originally black with red interior but has at some point become white with black interior. http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg248/bertle500/Mobile%20Uploads/20151114_122454_zpszob9lqj5.jpg It will be needing some welding, rear valance, fr...
by Bertle
Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Flywheel rattle
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: Flywheel rattle

VW used 5 lug hubs until the 68 model after which they were 4 lug. I have a 68 beetle which was the first year of the later upright headlight model and it has 4 lug hubs.
by Bertle
Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member from the UK
Replies: 34
Views: 6302

Re: New member from the UK

Corvair88 wrote:Congrats Andrew:) Where in the UK are you based?
Hi I am near St Neots Cambridgeshire. Although this weekend we are having a weekend in London with the kids so no vairing for me until next weekend!
by Bertle
Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member from the UK
Replies: 34
Views: 6302

Re: New member from the UK

Well after a few hours messing about with starters outside in the cold, (it was 60 degrees here last week, today it was 35!) I have not got very far. I took the starter apart and the only rebuilding it has had is a shiny coat of paint. So I changed the pinion gear and put it together. On refitting i...
by Bertle
Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member from the UK
Replies: 34
Views: 6302

Re: New member from the UK

Well that's interesting if it has 140hp cases, would be nice if it has the heads too!
Not suprised it should have a red Interior there is evidence of it, however the black exterior suprised me. I am away working on site this week so I will look further at the weekend.
by Bertle
Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member from the UK
Replies: 34
Views: 6302

Re: New member from the UK

I rolled it off the trailer and bump started it today and it ran OK but I couldn't run it for long because of the fuel leak. I took the starter off and the pinion gear didn't look too bad, not great but not terrible. The wiring is a mess so I wonder if it is not getting enough current to throw the p...
by Bertle
Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member from the UK
Replies: 34
Views: 6302

Re: New member from the UK

Well I bought the car and made it back in time, just! It is going to need some welding but I will start a different thread when I start it. http://s250.photobucket.com/user/bertle500/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20151114_122454_zpszob9lqj5.jpg.html http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg248/bertle500/Mobile...
by Bertle
Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member from the UK
Replies: 34
Views: 6302

Re: New member from the UK

Well I have arranged to go to look at the car on Saturday morning, it is a 2 1/2 hour drive to the ferry, an hour on the ferry, half an hour drive the other side, say an hour looking/buying/loading the car and then back home. A fair day out, only problem is I have to go out to a ball Saturday night ...
by Bertle
Sat Nov 07, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member from the UK
Replies: 34
Views: 6302

Re: New member from the UK

I spoke to the seller today, it needs floor pans which he has new panels for and the scuttle panel under the windshield has bondo in it. Usual corvair rot areas I think? He had the starter rebuilt but thinks they didn't change the pinion gear so he has ordered one. I would think anyone overhauling a...
by Bertle
Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:37 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member from the UK
Replies: 34
Views: 6302

Re: New member from the UK

I will give the guy a call today to find out a bit more about it. It would be useful if it would start I could at least drive it onto the ferry and leave the trailer the other side.

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