<VV> Off season projects
chsadek at comcast.net
Mon Oct 28 17:09:50 EDT 2013
I plan on a full racing season next year. That means, finish a couple of
engines, buy four new treaded racing tires (gulp!), get a new required
bi-annual physical. Need to go thru a CR 4spd and a couple of diffs, incl.
machining a 3.89 for a late carrier. Thanks Bryan, for this, as I forgot I
needed to machine the ring gear for more bolts.
I have my 67 PG street coupe in primer after metal repair - no bondo in this
car. Can't put it outside while in primer.. Need to go ahead and paint it so
I can get it outside (and get a newer car inside) and drive it. This one
probably will be for sale - rebuilt engine that runs very smoothly.
I have been collecting parts for my 64 FC project - still in Group Red. I
have the drive train parts, ss west coast mirrors, ss window ventshades,
good pass side headlight bucket & trim, etc.
The other project in the planning stage is to V8 or V6 my 68 Cpe. It has 68
Chevelle/Nova front disks and Cadillac rear disks. Some body work (fenders)
required but car is also inside and has been for many, many years.
And.... in our 68 Z28 SCCA race car we are currently installing new sheet
metal where needed. No bondo, no rust in this car. Period correct factory 4
whl disk brakes. Raced since early 70s. Probably sell once complete.
Other than those minor projects, nothing is going on!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bryan Blackwell" <bryan at skiblack.com>
To: "Virtual Vairs" <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Monday, October 28, 2013 1:03 PM
Subject: <VV> Off season projects
> Hi all,
> This year was a little different for us, we really had a "car season" that
> wrapped up last weekend with a local autocross. I got to 9 autocrosses, a
> couple shows, and of course the highlight of the year was the CORSA
> convention in Kalamazoo. Along with that Trevor took our '66 to a number
> of evening meets (cruise nights), a drift event, and some scenic drives.
> It was a lot of fun, but with it over I'm thinking about next year (is it
> really going to be 2014?) and the work I want to do in preparation for the
> Our '62 wagon was the big project last year, I still have trim to install
> and that will finish off the exterior. I need to seal the cowl, but that
> will probably have to wait for warmer weather so the sealing materials
> will set up ok. I think my only other off season item will be to grease
> the rear wheel bearings.
> The '66 needs her Corsa emblems and I have interior bits to install.
> She's not getting much else, but it does need the lower windshield panel
> installed and I'll need to get a windshield at the same time. Not sure
> when exactly I'll get to this.
> That brings us to the '65, my poor neglected autocross car. My real goal
> right now is just to get her drivable again, I have a basic 110 to put in
> it. I think there are enough other items to do that this is the major
> project for the winter, if it's ready to drive in the spring I'll be
> happy. I picked up a pair of 6 ton jack stands from HF this weekend for
> the job, not that we need that much capacity, but for some additional
> stability. I'm going to set it up for SCCA's STC class, which is also
> where I run the Neon.
> Finally, I have the engine project for the van - I have a lot of pieces
> for it, I'm thinking this might be the thing to push forward when it gets
> too cold to work outside. I'd really like to do some camping next year,
> it was a lot of fun.
> So, there's my list. Anybody else?
> Bryan Blackwell | Springfield, Va. | bryan at skiblack.com |
> Corvairs: '62 700 Wagon, '64 Greenbrier, '65 Corsa, '66 Corsa
> '69 Road Runner, '99 Neon R/T, '00 Miata SE, '09 Ford F-150
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