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by 65Ragtop
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Corvair Video and Photo Threads
Topic: Finally fitted my led headlamps. What do you guys think?
Replies: 14
Views: 2379

Re: Finally fitted my led headlamps. What do you guys think?

Looks kinda'......well.....EVIL! Christine better watch out! ::-):
by 65Ragtop
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine fan painting
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: Engine fan painting

If this is for the 65 Corsa, you have a Magnesium fan. Some minor precautions should be noted before you paint. Initial inspection and prep is probably the most important step in this process. Look for any significant bubbling or corrosion or cracks. If you find some, it's your call but I would look...
by 65Ragtop
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 1966 corsa
Replies: 9
Views: 1017

Re: 1966 corsa

:tu: That's a really nice car! Great find. Good luck with that.
by 65Ragtop
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Searching for more info!
Replies: 7
Views: 757

Re: Searching for more info!

Interesting...I am thinking that it might have been a dealer promotional car??? Lots of pics online of a 60 Impala with this same badging. Just guessing. Could be an indicator of a very early 60 model. Look under the front bumper and see if there are some horn slots in the body (see pic). Badging as...
by 65Ragtop
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Transmission
Replies: 14
Views: 793

Re: Transmission

Ah! My bad. i misunderstood your post and took "a 10 below day" literally! Probably not the case often in sunny Florida!! So, let the process of elimination proceed until you figure it out. As already stated, gummed up linkage and/or missing or worn bushings is a great place to start looking. it sho...
by 65Ragtop
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Transmission
Replies: 14
Views: 793

Re: Transmission

As stated above it could be a lot of things. If it shifts OK when its warm but stiffens up when it gets cold outside you could be in need of a trans/diff oil change. Incorrect oil or if someone added STP or the like to it (once thought a good idea to a lot of teenage hot-rodder's and same era as the...
by 65Ragtop
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Crankshaft Pulley
Replies: 18
Views: 1014

Re: Crankshaft Pulley

I have an RN 140 engine out of a Monza that had a pulley on it as well. Cast though. I wrote it off as a by product of a once somewhat popular in the early days; but wholly misinformed idea that the pulley might be somehow better on performance engines. Not so. I still see it now and then though. I ...
by 65Ragtop
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: My first attempt to build a 1965 corvair V8
Replies: 30
Views: 3335

Re: My first attempt to build a 1965 corvair V8

This is really nice. I'll be following with great interest.
by 65Ragtop
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Do you think this carb would work on a vair ?
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: Do you think this carb would work on a vair ?

I dunno.....CFM might a bit much, or should I say CYM (Cubic Yards per Minute)! Might just be a Canadian thing but I think I know some "Can Do" boys down in Texas that could make it work in a survivalist situation! Gotta love it! :rolling:
by 65Ragtop
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 1965 Monza Convertible Suspension help
Replies: 8
Views: 635

Re: 1965 Monza Convertible Suspension help

OK, sounds like your back on track with the new A arms. As far as the bolts go, most people I know use anti-seize compound on the bolts/cam bolts (especially in rust country) or perhaps a dry lubricant if you think its needed. Probably not a good idea to use grease as rubber hates grease and no matt...
by 65Ragtop
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 1965 Monza Convertible Suspension help
Replies: 8
Views: 635

Re: 1965 Monza Convertible Suspension help

2 thoughts. 1. Did you install the special washers on each side of the new bushing when you put it in? They are not optional and if missing it could possibly result in the condition you are experiencing. 2. What is the condition of your control rod bushings? If bad, this could also be part of your i...
by 65Ragtop
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: OPGI Quick Steering arms
Replies: 8
Views: 709

Re: OPGI Quick Steering arms

I also try to wait until I have a larger order before I place it to help with the shipping costs. They do seem a bit high, i have to admit. But to keep things in perspective, I shipped a gift to a friend who lives in a semi rural area and the cost was almost stupid high. Location matters. local Infr...
by 65Ragtop
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: late model inner tie rod ends
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Re: late model inner tie rod ends

Yes, these are gone. I tried to order right after I got the tip and they only had one left. I ended up ordering the Clarks reproductions to scope them out and save some time. Price was competitive. Here are some comparison pics of original factory ends and Clarks. I have to say that I am initially i...
by 65Ragtop
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: OPGI Quick Steering arms
Replies: 8
Views: 709

Re: OPGI Quick Steering arms

I agree that it will be a big "yawn" if they are the same as Clarks as Clarks is my first choice most of the time anyway. I've gathered plenty of aftermarket short arms over the years so no real excitement there. I hope that if someone decides to gamble and buy a pair that they will set us all strai...
by 65Ragtop
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: OPGI Quick Steering arms
Replies: 8
Views: 709

OPGI Quick Steering arms

Anyone have any knowledge of or comments on the Quick Steering Arms offered by OPGI? They seem to imply that they are Factory Repops....

https://www.opgi.com/corvair/1965/chass ... s/CV10894/
by 65Ragtop
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: New toy...
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: New toy...

Looks like somebody did some nice work on that conversion. I like it A LOT! Someday...... :tu:

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