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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby DSUZU » Sun May 10, 2015 2:59 pm

The most current google earth picture shows that at least part of it is still there. There is a blue something that is probably the inboard section of the wing. Comments indicate that the roof has been cut away and I would guess the outboard wing section has been removed also. Wonder if the 2 200 hp inverted 6 cylinder engines are still there? I doubt I will be able to conjure up an airboat. I'm wondering how close I can get with my regular boat and an outboard. There is an airboat trail goingback to the wreck and circling it. Sadly, the google earth history shows the demise of the plane. We wreckhunters HATE scrappers. It's worse when they find and scrap out a WWII wreck. Out west, the guys regularly find sites where all that's left are the steel parts. One site is up in the mountains and they used pack mules to haul a portable smelter up there and haul the melted ingots back down. Another site (Bell P-39) has the 37MM cannon and .50 caliber Browning machine guns still laying there, but barely a sign of aluminum. This will most likely be a fall adventure - bugs, heat, reptiles.
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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby N law » Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:26 pm

I saw this bad boy on the way home from work today! I took some photos because it looked awesome. I almost built something similar to this out if my 74 VW bus but I sold it and got a Vanagon instead...
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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby -88- » Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:32 am

U scared thre crap out of me! I didn't look to see who posted, just saw this was bumped i was like "holly crap it exploded! Poor D can't escape this funky air breathing beast."
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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby DSUZU » Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:17 pm

Ye of little faith. Corvair is doing fine. It mainly just sits in her driveway. I still have 2 baffles to put back under the engine, but she hasn't bothered me about that yet. No oil leaks.
Now here's some news. The Corvair guy @ work was telling me a friend just picked up a 1965 Sedan for... 400.00. It is a 3 speed manual tranny (probably the cheapie 95 HP "500" model). The car came with all kinds of extra goodies, but best of all - in the trunk was a brand new 4 speed manual tranny - still in the GM box. SNAG!!!!!
Other news: while piddling around on the internet, I found out there is a company that makes an adapter plate to mount an Isuzu 3.2 to a Volkswagen transaxle. Hmmmm. Dennis
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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby -88- » Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:02 pm

Its not you denis...its 50yr old air cooled tech......i'm verry glad to hear it hasn't come crawling back to ur driveway. The transaxle is an interesting bit of news, but i think most of us wanna hear some good coot news ;)
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José Rosé-92 Pu't Spacecab; 2.6 2wd, auto, future 16inch steelies, old skool street rubber,
Frank-95 Pu't Reg. Cab; 2.3 2wd, 5spd, T-bar crank and cheap shackle lift... Mild down a bit & sold, but still near & dear.
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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby N law » Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:14 pm

Kennedy engineering makes all the good adapter plates!

I have one that bolts to a Vw transmission and looks like Swiss cheese. It fits most inline 4s, V6s and V8s from back in the day. I just came across a new bellhousing for a new VW project that is pretty rare. It puts an inline 4 cylinder in at 50*s leaned way over.

What are you thinking about using an adapter plate on?
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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby DSUZU » Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:34 pm

I'm doing "heat therapy". Yesterday and today I have been coordinating equipment disposal (sending stuff to the auction). It means I am out in the sun most of the day - frying. By time I get home, I ain't doing JACK, especially outside. So I start looking at stuff on the web. This led to first: the VW powered Fiberfab Avenger on Ebay, then the Fiberfab Valkyrie on local CL (Valkyrie is basically the same car, but a mid-engine V-8 or V-6. 4.3 V-6 in this case). Then I thought " what would one be like with an Isuzu 3.2 Hemi ?" :D. After seeing the (can't remember member's* handle - I'm blaming heat, not senility) First gen with the 3.2 conversion, and the 3.2 so nicely polished up, I'm thinking a polished 3.2 hot rod and it needs to be showed off (gosh, this sounds like "Mid-life crap :roll:)

Yes, the Coot. I was really wishing for it while in Georgia last week. Way too hot right now and the wife's wanting a closet fixed this weekend...
BTW, I was looking at Corvairs on local CL too. A 3.2 under the FRONT hood of a Corvair would be cool too. Isuvair...Corvsuzu :D Dangerous thinking, Dennis

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Previously owned: 1987 Trooper II LS, 1989 Trooper (parts only), 1994 Trooper 3.2 Auto, 1997 Rodeo 2.6 5 speed, 1993 shortbed pickup 2.3 (project - sold) 1992 Rodeo 4x4 LS (parts car, devoured by Spacecab needs) plus some 70 plus other non Isuzu vehicles over the years.

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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby -88- » Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:45 pm

Mines a secret, has nothing to do with my birthday, year model first car, nascar, hitler, or any of the other common takes/views/opinions of 88.....I thought you and i had discussed it via PM b4, but maybe not, curiosity spikes just often enough its hard to keep track.

I feel ya on the heat struggles the only days not breaking 90f are when its raining....flooding down in texas don't cha know. Further msking the 'nice' times of day miserable via the insane population of skeeters & all other insects.
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José Rosé-92 Pu't Spacecab; 2.6 2wd, auto, future 16inch steelies, old skool street rubber,
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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby DSUZU » Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:34 pm

I hear ya on that. You are correct on the so many 88 interpretations. Hadn't though deeply enough about that. Had a friend back in the '70s whose CB handle was "Captain 88". For me, tomorrow is my anniversary - June 25th 1988. Could be a lot of things. Dennis
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Previously owned: 1987 Trooper II LS, 1989 Trooper (parts only), 1994 Trooper 3.2 Auto, 1997 Rodeo 2.6 5 speed, 1993 shortbed pickup 2.3 (project - sold) 1992 Rodeo 4x4 LS (parts car, devoured by Spacecab needs) plus some 70 plus other non Isuzu vehicles over the years.

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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby N law » Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:47 pm

The 32 ford that we rallied in an antique car rally was number 88!
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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby -88- » Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:02 pm

Thrn why ain't ya N Law88? Step up ur game shun!
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José Rosé-92 Pu't Spacecab; 2.6 2wd, auto, future 16inch steelies, old skool street rubber,
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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby DSUZU » Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:58 pm

To round out my "other vehicles weekend", I did a little work on the Corvair again. Way back when, I never got around to putting the lower air baffle and air exhaust grille back on. She is wanting to sell it now :( (has a kid with one more year of college to pay for), and these things needed to be wrapped up. I also did a few minor things to the interior. At least got to drive it one last time. Dennis
1991 LS Trooper 2.8 V6 5 speed conversion (Sold)
1989 LS Spacecab 2.6 5 speed 4x4 manual hubs, Rodeo torsion bars, extended shackles, 2" lift, K&N airfilter (drop in), dump bed conversion, burgundy interior change, warn brush bar.
Previously owned: 1987 Trooper II LS, 1989 Trooper (parts only), 1994 Trooper 3.2 Auto, 1997 Rodeo 2.6 5 speed, 1993 shortbed pickup 2.3 (project - sold) 1992 Rodeo 4x4 LS (parts car, devoured by Spacecab needs) plus some 70 plus other non Isuzu vehicles over the years.

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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby DSUZU » Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:02 pm

And it's been sold. Will be trailered to Missouri and added to the drivable collection of a person known as "The Corvair Lady". End of chapter on this one. Dennis
1991 LS Trooper 2.8 V6 5 speed conversion (Sold)
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Previously owned: 1987 Trooper II LS, 1989 Trooper (parts only), 1994 Trooper 3.2 Auto, 1997 Rodeo 2.6 5 speed, 1993 shortbed pickup 2.3 (project - sold) 1992 Rodeo 4x4 LS (parts car, devoured by Spacecab needs) plus some 70 plus other non Isuzu vehicles over the years.

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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby bradzuzu » Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:31 pm

That's a bummer , I guess that's how it goes for guys like us , all that work and down the road :(
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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby DSUZU » Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:17 pm

In some ways, it's kind of a relief. I was always concerned that she might take off on another road trip and if something like a (the) belt jumping (it turns 90 degrees from the crank to the fan), or other problem, well, you know the feeling. It did go to a good home (something like 5 OTHER Corvairs). As it turns out, the new owner even knows the person who did the original restore on the van. It was very rough before they restored it. Got to work on it, make money off it, drive it, Have fun sharing the story here and elsewhere, and best of all it didn't cost me a dime!!!! Dennis
1991 LS Trooper 2.8 V6 5 speed conversion (Sold)
1989 LS Spacecab 2.6 5 speed 4x4 manual hubs, Rodeo torsion bars, extended shackles, 2" lift, K&N airfilter (drop in), dump bed conversion, burgundy interior change, warn brush bar.
Previously owned: 1987 Trooper II LS, 1989 Trooper (parts only), 1994 Trooper 3.2 Auto, 1997 Rodeo 2.6 5 speed, 1993 shortbed pickup 2.3 (project - sold) 1992 Rodeo 4x4 LS (parts car, devoured by Spacecab needs) plus some 70 plus other non Isuzu vehicles over the years.

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