Bought a cheap paint gun and some primer. Got most of it primered, looks less ugly.
Plan to put the other transaxle in it this weekend.
Maybe put oil...
Replaced donor rack&pinion (on rear) with fixed bracket and tie rods. That took care of whatever wiggle or slop present in the old r&p.
maybe next year?
It's a long haul from SoCal to NC, and the Toy isn't up to it yet.
Next year, the car should be healthy enough. Even then, I'll...
where are the photos?
well, to start with:
Most of my online pics are on Facebook:
Jay Maechtlen's Photos - Project...
Got brakes installed in front with pressure regulator. Front brakes at minimum pressure. Works ok. Rear wheel alignment isn't so...
certainly they're available outside of the rust belt.
FWD trans interchange
Thanks- that helps.
Since the car is really light, and I won't be making big power anytime soon, I'll probably just throw a...
I posted a question over in 3800 tech forum. If anyone has info on those -interchange 87-9? and sc vs non-sc trans, please drop over.
trans cooler - both or only external?
I'd think the trans is happier at a constant temperature. I think the fluid should go through the external...
Somewhat hurt Riviera
I wish it was a lot closer. Good luck.
when turbo time comes
First I have to get a bunch of chassis and other stuff squared away.
Today I worked on lights (turn signal switch and brake...
I'm building a hybrid (Corvair), using 3.8 and trans from an 87 Delta 88. (Rear/Midships, Fiero style.)
I always assumed that that engine and trans...
dang - prob too far
It would be great as upgrade for my 'vair hybrid, but I'm in SoCal.
What did you wind up doing?
Well, the Toy is insured and licensed. Need to get VIN verified to get license tags. Is '61 'vair with 1987 3.8 fwd package mounted midships, Fiero...
Corvair power options
Wow, I remember reading about those conversions ages ago!
Probably a real decent way to go.
But, I'll remind you-
The guy had advertised the donor car for $150.
I said ok, and my friend and I rented a trailer to go fetch it.
When I arrived, the...
Toy pics - very rough!
Here are a few pics:
album with a few pics
The link below is a video of a test run up my friend's driveway and back.
turbo or no, and other questions
Well, the 'Vair unibody structure isn't terribly wide where the motor is, and I'd have to do more cutting and...
Working on project car, not turboed yet. Was a Corvair, previous owner gave it major facelift with fiberglass skin (Porsche nose, rest of skin is ?)...
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