Corvair Lakewood 61 - NL

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Re: Corvair Lakewood 61 - NL

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What a sharp wagon, nice work! I agree with wagon master, the stance is spot on
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Thank you 64von & Beers :tu:

Therewill be a little bit more weight added to the body (windows and some other parts) but I think the stance will stay almost the same.

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ENGINE STARTING TIME

Last saturday we started up the engine. I got help from 2 friends to fire it up.

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We set up everything and did a check before we tried out.

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We solve all kind of little problems, from electric - small fuel leak, oil leak, broken bold and many other small problems but in the end a running engine!
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HERE ARE SOME MOVIES!

CLICK HERE FOR THE STARTING UP

CLICK HERE FOR MY RUNNING ENGINE

Enjoy the movies! I can continue working on it, next step (beside cleaning up my workshop) get the steering done, dashboard in place with the powerglide connection. Next goal is drive it in and out of the workshop :tu:

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It looks too clean to run. I'd be afraid that some dirt may invade that pristine engine compartment. :doh:

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bbodie52 wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:29 pm
It looks too clean to run. I'd be afraid that some dirt may invade that pristine engine compartment. :doh:

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Thank you bbodie52, but eventually it is made for driving, and it looks clean, but it is so dusty :redface:
When the Lakewood is finished it will get a big clean up, wash and polish for the total finish. But that is the last step.

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bbodie52 wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:19 am
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I have been pretty busy with some house upgrades, but I got some things in progress, or checked out to work on.

Installed a new electric fuel pump, the old one was stil leaking unfortunately.

Steering wheel and column are out of the Lakewood again to finish the steering wheel and rebuild / finish the column, later more on that.

Installed the polish machine and did some test:

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It is getting there, need to fine tune it a bit more, sanding it down with 500 - 800 - 1000 and after that polish it with the machine in 2 steps.

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Installing the front light brackets, electric wires,

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And the lights! I was just wondering what it looks like with the emblem on it, just for the picture.

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That is it for now! :ty:

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Some updates,

My friend Hugo​ is working on the shiney parts :guitar: Straighten it out (no more dents), make it into the right shape again, sanding it down in different stages and polish it.
Awesome job but not finished yet.

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And i'm working on the rear end of the Lakewood. Ffinishing up the wires, gommets and rebuilding / cleaning the last parts to put it all back together.

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Step by step, part by part putting it together :woo:

Thank you!

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