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by 63CorvairSplit
Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1963 Sundial Split
Replies: 200
Views: 25852

Re: 1963 Corvair Split..

I wouldnt kmow where to start with yours! i finally managed to strip the engine down a bit today - here it was oringinally http://dl.dropbox.com/u/75169080/van/diary/initial/inside%20slpit%2013%20002.jpg after i`d taken all the bits off and finally the fan shroud to discover.... more rats nests! Goo...
by 63CorvairSplit
Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1963 Sundial Split
Replies: 200
Views: 25852

Re: 1963 Corvair Split..

nice one - thanks for the link lee - it looks like they may have a reproduction of them :)
by 63CorvairSplit
Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1963 Sundial Split
Replies: 200
Views: 25852

Re: 1963 Corvair Split..

Cheers - yep, i`ve seen the results of underseal before - i have to admit, i used to use it myself a few years ago, but i now know, it just traps the water underneath it. Much better to just cover it all in some sort of oil! Forgot to say, i have a complete replacement bulkhead for the interior, whi...
by 63CorvairSplit
Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1963 Sundial Split
Replies: 200
Views: 25852

Re: 1963 Corvair Split..

I also thought i`d better do something about those (as cool as they are) bullet holed side windows! I don`t think rain would agree with the inside of the van. I took them all apart - had to heat the seals/rubbers in them to get them to reseat properly and added a little silicone sealant for good mea...
by 63CorvairSplit
Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1963 Sundial Split
Replies: 200
Views: 25852

Re: 1963 Corvair Split..

Here`s some pics of the underside as requested - i`ll be waxoiling / ankor waxing all of this soon :) http://dl.dropbox.com/u/75169080/van/diary/2/Resized%20Photos/IMAG1221.jpg http://dl.dropbox.com/u/75169080/van/diary/2/Resized%20Photos/IMAG1222.jpg http://dl.dropbox.com/u/75169080/van/diary/2/Res...
by 63CorvairSplit
Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1963 Sundial Split
Replies: 200
Views: 25852

Re: 1963 Corvair Split..

The body work will be staying as is apart from a clean! I tested a small area with some cutting coming and the white paint is original and buffs up :-) I think I'll persevere with the corvair engine - it's a bit of fun and remarkably similar to the VW engine. It's not going to cost anything to see i...
by 63CorvairSplit
Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1963 Sundial Split
Replies: 200
Views: 25852

Re: 1963 Corvair Split..

You might notice, that the engine lid doesn`t quite shut with that flat 6 in there! SO my first problem (apart form getting it started!) is working out what to do about that. It fouls on the alternator at the moment and then the fuel pump. I think i can get round this my offsetting the number plate ...
by 63CorvairSplit
Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1963 Sundial Split
Replies: 200
Views: 25852

Re: 1963 Corvair Split..

I `ll put updates here as a i go along - i have a few plans for it, but i managed to get the birth date from VW which is 11 June 1963 - so the plan is to get it mot`d, registered and on the road for his 50th birthday :D
by 63CorvairSplit
Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1963 Sundial Split
Replies: 200
Views: 25852

1963 Sundial Split

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/75169080/van/diary/initial/outside%20slpit%2013%20006.jpg http://dl.dropbox.com/u/75169080/van/diary/initial/outside%20slpit%2013%20005.jpg http://dl.dropbox.com/u/75169080/van/diary/1/Resized%20Photos/225.jpg http://dl.dropbox.com/u/75169080/van/diary/initial/IMAG1086.jpg
by 63CorvairSplit
Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1963 Sundial Split
Replies: 200
Views: 25852

1963 Sundial Split

Latest Pic :) https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/75169080/van/diary/51/Resized%20Photos/140.jpg https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/75169080/van/diary/46/Resized%20Photos/IMAG1752.jpg Hi, Thought i`d get some pics up of my new van. I `ve had quite a few aircooled vdubs over the years, but this is m...
by 63CorvairSplit
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Porsche 944 Brakes and IRS
Replies: 25
Views: 6069

Re: Porsche 944 Brakes and IRS

Just picking this up again guys - couple of questions - Rasser - did you use a spacer on the between the spring plate and a arm aswell as a spacer on the driveshaft - did you get both of these from Arne? I`m pretty sure i`ll be running a very similiar setup to your. Also, on the front, i`m told the ...
by 63CorvairSplit
Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: VIN decoding
Replies: 3
Views: 2283

Re: VIN decoding

nice one - thanks for the info, cheers, mike
by 63CorvairSplit
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: VIN decoding
Replies: 3
Views: 2283

VIN decoding

Hi, Trying to decode my VIN plate - from thesamba - it says it was built in 64/65, but the van looks more like a 63 - it has a smll rear window and ice pick cab door handles. THe bulk head is missing, so i don`t have the M code plate unfortunately, but here is photo of the chassis plate from the eng...