Roger Frazee

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  • Birthday 10/09/1950

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  1. Wooden Spokes Creaking

    There are four spokes, located together on the left front wheel, that creak loudly when I drive my Overland. Old-timers tell me to drive the car through a creek to tighten up the spokes. Is a good soaking really the best cure for loose spokes or is there a better solution. Or could the creaking noise be an indication of a bigger problem?
  2. Info wanted 1914 Premier Z2 touring

    Very interesting car. From the wire wheels to the dual rear view mirrors, the car has "quality" written all over it.
  3. Cars and Coffee, Knoxville TN

    Nice carriage house! It's good to see a Corvair in those first-class accommodations.
  5. Corvair Greenbier

    I'm curious about the throttle cable guide attached to the firewall. I don't have that on my Rampside. Was that original or was it added? What is the purpose of the guide?
  6. 1962 Corvair Rampside. Still earning its keep.
  7. As the owner of a 100 year-old Overland, I may eventually have a need for new bearings. It's very reassuring to know that re-babbitting services are still available.
  8. Check Those Lug Nuts

    I learned my lesson last week about checking the tightness of the lug nuts on my car hauler. During my return trip from Knoxville to Columbus, I stopped for a bite of lunch. During the stop I did a routine check of the wheel hubs to make sure none of the bearings were getting hot. That's when I noticed that one wheel was so loose, it was about to come off. All of the lug nuts had backed their way off. One nut was gone completely and another lug had sheared off. All six of the lug holes in the wheel were wallowed out to twice their original size. Thank goodness I was near a Tractor Supply store that had a trailer wheel, tire, and lug nuts in stock. After changing the wheel, with the help of a good Samaritan, I checked all of the other lug nuts. Yep. They were all loose. Never again will I pull my car hauler without checking the lug nuts frequently along the way.
  9. 1962 Corvair Monza 900 coupe issues

    Corvairs are great collector cars. They're relatively cheap to purchase, easy to work on, and a hoot to drive. I hope you find one you like. I know you'll enjoy it.
  10. What Name Have You Given Your Car?

    You don't need to name your cars. If you listen to them, they will tell you their names. Here's the names of mine: 1966 Corvair: Junie B 1969 VW: Pearl 1917 Overland: Katy 2013 Escalade: Orca 2008 Solara: Zenyatta 1999 Dodge Ram: Brutus 2004 Chrisler Crossfire: Crissy Others I have owned: 1932 Chevrolet: Chester 1956 VW: Sampson 1947 Pontiac: Lydia 1949 Ford F1 Pickup: Amos
  11. Reproduction Corvair Parts Source?

    Corvairs are a hoot! They are affordable, easy to work on, and fun to drive. As others have said, Clarks is the primary source for parts, followed by California Corvair Parts. The Corvair Ranch in Gettysburg, VA is a great source for used parts. There is also a ton of support on the Corvair Center forum: I have owned many antique cars throughout the years, but none of them receive the love and attention that my '66 Monza gets. For the money, there is not a better car for someone wanting to get into the hobby.
  12. My brother and his buddy pose in front of my Dad's '58 Bel Air. Loved that car.
  13. A new tool to weigh an engine or whatever

    Cool gadget. How much does that straight-eight engine weigh?