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by hugofant
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Wheels/Rims for 63 Corvair
Replies: 25
Views: 3238

Re: Wheels/Rims for 63 Corvair

Looking at buying the same size wheels for my 63’ which tires did you end up going with and how do you like them? The 205s or 195s Hi, as car is a "funcar" and trunk will never be full, The choice is fallen on the 205/60/15. DSC_2360_s.JPG front DSC_2361_s.JPG back from my point of view: they're lo...
by hugofant
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Corvair in Austria (Europe)
Replies: 28
Views: 4732

Re: Corvair in Austria (Europe)

Hi Carl,
paint job is finished but technically there's still some work to do....so i think it will take until next year to be back on the road again.

br
Roman
by hugofant
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Wheels/Rims for 63 Corvair
Replies: 25
Views: 3238

Re: Wheels/Rims for 63 Corvair

short update: was at the tirestore today and they were so friendly to mount old ones for testing. 205/60/15 are fitting well and looking good - maybe a rubber issue with full trunk in corners. 195/60/15 is 10mm smaller in width and height (5mm from the middle) which makes at least no big difference....
by hugofant
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Wheels/Rims for 63 Corvair
Replies: 25
Views: 3238

Re: Wheels/Rims for 63 Corvair

@bbodie52 : thnx, but i've already read this info multiple times and they're still not fully logical to me. for example P205/60R15 (all, good replacement for 1966 - 69 7.00-13) ...why only a good replacement for 1966 to 69, as size is nearly ident to the orignal one (185/80) on Earlies? ...and P195/...
by hugofant
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Wheels/Rims for 63 Corvair
Replies: 25
Views: 3238

Re: Wheels/Rims for 63 Corvair

The poster states those wheel were stolen and the replacements wear 205/60/15 on the same car slightly different offset so perhaps not an issue.
Correct, but the new rims where also 15x6 instead of 15x7.....
by hugofant
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Wheels/Rims for 63 Corvair
Replies: 25
Views: 3238

Re: Wheels/Rims for 63 Corvair

Hello, took some time, but at least i found some rims for my 4lug Early: http://www.lensowheels.co.uk/library/images/bsx-15-sm.jpg they are named "Lenso BSX", have a "classic" look and are available in 15x7 with a backspacing of 20mm..... ...and now i've to find the best fitting tires - 205/60/15 sh...
by hugofant
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: summer/winter plate missing
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: summer/winter plate missing

Hi again,
are you sure about that...because discussion here says the holes should be closed to avoid overheating

br
Roman
by hugofant
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: summer/winter plate missing
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: summer/winter plate missing

hmmm, decals says to remove for winter operation - so fix openings would mean, that they are in a permanent winter mode and also the risk for overheating in summer....or am i completely wrong now?

br
Roman
by hugofant
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: summer/winter plate missing
Replies: 9
Views: 520

summer/winter plate missing

Hi, on my 63 turbo the summer winter plate is missing on the left side. On the right side there's only a 14x8cm tin screwed down (with a sticker on it). Is this really as it should be? On "California Corvairs" if found a pictures were it looks a bit more "complex". ...and at "Clarks" the part is not...
by hugofant
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Backspace & Offset ? Need Help
Replies: 9
Views: 1543

Re: Backspace & Offset ? Need Help

4.5" is ideal on a 7" wide rim. 3.5" is ideal on a 6" wide rim so it looks like you chose wisely. hi, want to ask for clarification regarding this: if i've caculated correctly a 206/60/15 tire on a 7" 4,5" backspacing rim means + 3,2cm on the outside and + 0,6cm on the inside (to the original 185/8...
by hugofant
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Where to buy rims?
Replies: 20
Views: 3706

Re: Where to buy rims?

Hi,
regarding this i've read: less sidewall means less rubber/air means harder driving feel and also more "stress" for the material.
by hugofant
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Wheels/Rims for 63 Corvair
Replies: 25
Views: 3238

Re: Wheels/Rims for 63 Corvair

ok, i know some time has passed in the meantime, but now i've found some 15x7 wheels (with 23mm offset).....I've read lots of info's but still i'm not sure if they will fit or not (on Bryans site is written 7" can't be exeeded. ok. but then the "quick steering arms" are mentioned for helping the cle...
by hugofant
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Backup light not working
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Re: Backup light not working

Hi Brad, thnx for your detailed answer....and in the meantime i was able to located the problem(s). Fuse was ok (checked and heater's working), but multimeter showed that 12V DC is not going through connector under the dash. I was able to fix that with cleaning contacts. Connector in the tunnel hat ...
by hugofant
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Backup light not working
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Backup light not working

Hello, today i've tried to fix my non working backup light...without success....Seems that i've two problems in parallel and maybe somebody can give me additional information. the situation: car is 4 speed man transmission, previous owner has cut the cable to the switch and twisted together again (p...
by hugofant
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Corvair in Austria (Europe)
Replies: 28
Views: 4732

Re: Corvair in Austria (Europe)

Hi,
don't think so, as Covair needs some work till it can be registered....
by hugofant
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Corvair in Austria (Europe)
Replies: 28
Views: 4732

Re: Corvair in Austria (Europe)

Hi Tom,
i'm living about 50km northeast from Vienna...have been in Styria several times for holiday, but never in Murau - but it looks nice from the pictures. Maybe I'll do a short trip there in near future.

best regards
Roman

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