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Re: Corvair Lakewood - NL - Europe

Unread post by Corvair.crazy » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:11 pm

Love the picture show, it looked like great fun. I am glad you were able to make the best of it (breakdowns).
I hope your last days before work were relaxing. Now get to work on that Corvair!.(HAHAHA)
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Re: Corvair Lakewood - NL - Europe

Unread post by TikiRalf » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:25 pm

rustbucket wrote:I love your Lakewood Ralf, keep the resto pics coming.
I remember seeing your car at a show when it was in UK
Cool !! you don't have any pictures taken from that show ?? i'll like some history pictures of my car :-)

thanks everyone for the comments and yes i'm back on the corvair now :-) hahahaha

And nice to have neighbours who also like a good beer :tu: CHEERS !!

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Re: Corvair Lakewood - NL - Europe

Unread post by TikiRalf » Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:40 pm

Oke i started after the vacation with a " simple" job, find some ID nummers and check them out. thsi is what i have found for now:



Vin Plate:
code: 10735W102509
Your car is a 1961 700 station wagon.
It was the 2.509th Corvair built at Willow Run, Michigan that year.

Body Identification Tag:
style: 61-0735 = Corvair 700 4 dr. Sta. Wagon
Body: WR 2176 = Willow Run, MI
Trim: 897 =
Paint: 903C = Seafoam Green
ACC: HCAE = Factory Installed Accessories

Case Code: TI0I8ZB
Z ZL ZH ZB 84HP Powerglide

Cilinderheads: 3813516
62-63 102HP CR 9.00 Valve SPGS Dual

Is this correct and can someone help me with the missing ID's
and i have a " case code" of a 84 HP 61 and the cilinderhead code from a 102HP 62-63 is that possible and what is the advantage of the "more HP cilinderheads"

When i have found more numbers i let you now, thanks already and i post soon more pictures :-)

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Re: Corvair Lakewood - NL - Europe

Unread post by rustbucket » Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:44 am

TikiRalf wrote:
rustbucket wrote:I love your Lakewood Ralf, keep the resto pics coming.
I remember seeing your car at a show when it was in UK
Cool !! you don't have any pictures taken from that show ?? i'll like some history pictures of my car :-)

thanks everyone for the comments and yes i'm back on the corvair now :-) hahahaha

And nice to have neighbours who also like a good beer :tu: CHEERS !!
I've sent you a message bro.

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Re: Corvair Lakewood - NL - Europe

Unread post by TikiRalf » Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:50 pm

When i'm stil waiting for my insurance papers (to hit the road to the bodyshop) i'm starting now to take apart the engine.

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and the Engine Workshop (and storage and work shop of everything)
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stay tuned Thanks Ralf
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Unread post by Vair-8 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:10 pm

American cars, Corona and now Mtn Dew. Are you sure your in Europe? ::-):

Great job on your Lakewood and your story!!!
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Unread post by TikiRalf » Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:59 pm

Vair-8 wrote:American cars, Corona and now Mtn Dew. Are you sure your in Europe? ::-):

Great job on your Lakewood and your story!!!
Mtn Dew is rare here, some times (1 time in 2/3 months) there are a few cans on the shelfs so i load them all in. i've found it 3 years ago in de usa, and luckely sometimes here now, only in cans no bottles.

Thanks

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Unread post by TikiRalf » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:06 pm

I did some more engine work, Monday all the papers will be done and than we hit the road for the sheet matal man :-)

Engine stage 1 almost complete:

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it doesn't look to bad :-) so now it needs a good cleaning.

stay tuned
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Unread post by TikiRalf » Sat Sep 03, 2011 1:53 pm

Today we went to the bodyshop / sheet matal man it was a 3 hour drive to get there (the other side of the country :dontknow: small country hahaha) but the trip went finn, it was nice wheater and @ the shop it has a good place.

Time to do some bodywork :cool:

driving the netherlands
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Thansk DAD for driving and thansk to my friend Gerard for helping with everyting you 2 rock :guitar:
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check if everything is still oke
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@ the metalmans workshop hahaha
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nice place to stay (lakewood on holiday hahaha)
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when some metal work is done or something else, i'll post it here, Thanks Ralf
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Re: Corvair Lakewood - NL - Europe

Unread post by Corvair.crazy » Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:38 pm

Great pictures and post. Good luck on your body work. From the pictures of the shop it looks like the body man is a true "car guy".
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Re: Corvair Lakewood - NL - Europe

Unread post by flamingchariots » Sat Sep 03, 2011 4:53 pm

Interesting journal-ing, Ralf. Good story and good pics. In the US, that Rambler is usually found under American Motors instead of Renault. There are a couple good sources for parts for AMC's here. Let me know if you need the links.
Keep after that Lakewood. I wish I had one!
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Unread post by TikiRalf » Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:28 am

Thanks Corvair.crazy, the man has a private shop and work on cars in his spare time. he has 40 years of experiance in sheet metal, he worked most of the time on english cars , but did also a lot of usa - frence cars like citroen and the project before my car was a buick. So i think it is good hands :-)

@ flamingchariots, The rambler is of a friend of mine, and he is always interested in AMC - Rambler parts, because here in the netherlands there are not many parts, so if you have links, please send me, all past them trough :-) thanks in advanced !!

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Re: Corvair Lakewood - NL - Europe

Unread post by TikiRalf » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:03 pm

The last parts were getting off the engine

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And TADAAA 2 parts hahaha

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let the cleaning begin
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Stay Tuned Ralf
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Re: Corvair Lakewood - NL - Europe

Unread post by Gregory_Miller » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:56 am

I'd say it had a couple of leaky O-rings.. a couple like 6 per side. ::-):

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Unread post by cad-kid » Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:58 pm

Great progress. I loved seeing all those straps holding the body on the trailer - better safe than sorry.
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Re: Corvair Lakewood - NL - Europe

Unread post by TikiRalf » Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:50 pm

yes it was the first ride, with a trailer like that, so indeed better safe than sorry :-) it all went well, nextime it will be going back to me like new (i hope) hahaha

when i made more progress i post more pictures !

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