Success! Had to grind the drum rivets a bit and it does rub in the front on turns. I’ll fix that though.
Rolled the fenders with a baseball bat this morning and they fit just about perfect now.
What I’m trying to do – run 14″ steel rims with 66 impala SS Tribar hubcaps (for sentimental reasons).
Factory wheels are 13″ and tires are getting increasingly harder to find.
Here are some really good facts on Corvair Wheel Size.
A before shot with flappers and 13″ wheels.
New speaker installation coming soon.
These dont make the cut.
4″ hole saw should do the trick. Doors are rusty as can be anyway. I got some 4″ foam baffles to hopefully insulate them from the elements.
A feint rattle became a monstrous knocking, and thats when I knew it was time to buy a bolted flywheel from Clarks
. So out with the powerpack.
After it was out and I was awaiting parts I removed all the old rubber engine to body seals. Best way I found was to lightly grind all the staples. When the parts arrived I riveted the new seals in.
The old clutch was oil covered and was worn through the rivets. Strange though, the car drove fine. The pressure-plate has stress fractures in it and the flywheel was extremely loose.
Found this beauty while inspecting the transmission for a slight second gear grind.
Clarks sent the wrong pressure plate and so I’m still waiting. They are making good on it though.
I ordered some port-a-walls from portawallshop.com and besides installing with ease, they look absolutely wonderful! These are the 13 x 3″ variety. On my tiny tires they may be a little too big, but I’m sticking with it until they get destroyed.
…..and don’t mind my broken ass camera.
Here is an update to my bad control arm. This is re-enforced because the rotting stamped steel is fairly weak. New ball joint, and custom made Bronze bushings with zerk fittings for lubricating.