I like loud pipes............The Spousal Avoidance Unit will be loud and rude
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rear crossmember and rear view of engine
Passenger side mounts for axles
driver's side brackets for pumpkin mount
Clearances for air cleaner and HEI dizzy
Then the cell phone rang......Help Honey, we have a leak in my bathroom and it is flooding the basement...............so much for more progress today
And of course that led to taking different looks
So with everything bolted in place for the last time, here is what you get
and once you have gone this far, you simply can not stop
so now it is finishing up a little electrical and fuel and making a couple of brackets and some panels
then kick the shit out of this thing
Keep it coming!
Charles Troutman Jr.
Corvair Society Of America Member "Corsa"
V-8 Registry Member
The real name is Armaflex. It is a foam that gets used on air conditioning lines in homes....used as a sound deadening or mild heat shield. My wife owns a die cutting business and she cuts a lot of this stuff. She gives it to me in sheets that are 48 inches wide by whatever length we need. She has it in stock in 1/2", 3/4", 1" and 2" thick.
When you are laying on the floor working on the car, it sure is nice to have something like this to keep you off the cold floor. You can buy the stuff at Home depot and Lowes . Might be a lot smaller
I got a call from the machinist letting me know that the axles will be done on Monday of next week. I am getting excited about driving this thing.
More to follow next week
The big car show is over ( The Rodders Journal Hot Rod and Custom Revival )........it was damn cool . So it is time to get back to work on the Corvair. I went to the machinist today and picked up my axles. They turned out sweet. I went through a bunch of V8 vair posts looking for axle information and didn't find any. So I am going to try and get some of that information out to you.
You have seen the flanges for the axle attachment in several of the older posts. I could never quite get my head around how the whole trunion thing worked. Maybe this will help
These are the main pieces in my axles. The trunion is the big piece with the 3 leaf clover shape on the inside. The three stubs you can see on the end of the axle has a shitload of small needle bearing and round balls on each of the three points. this will give you the needed movement as the rear arms move up and down.
The round collar is to lock the u joint shaft to the splined axle. The u joint shaft is actually an output shaft from the back of a turbo 350 trans. We figured that should be more than strong enough for this application.
This shows how the three stubs fit into the trunion. This fit will provide a full 2 inches of in and out travel. More than enough for our total of 5 inches up and down trailing arm movement.
So this is the finished axle ready for the trunion balls and needle bearing and final assembly. The collar is a press fit over the u joint shaft. From the back of the trunion housing to the center of the u joint shaft.......10 7/16 inches total........just like we planned it
More to follow this week
Congrats you are making some amazing progress.
I can certainly tell your not new at this.
This is one of the nicer builds I've seen.
I'll be following from now on.
I LOVE the seafoam green, I think that it'll look amazing.
Bobcaygeon, ON Canada
1965 Monza Coupe, 140hp 4 speed
1964 Monza Convertible, 140hp PG
As with anything, I got side tracked since I picked up my axles. It seems that I ended up with another car. This one from my uncle's estate. I inherited a 1964 Cadillac Coupe deVille with 38,662 miles that was stored in my uncle's basement family room for the last 40 years........it really is sweet ! So instead of working on my Corvair, I have been out katting around in the Caddy.
All of that ends today. I will have some fresh pictures and updates in the next few days.
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