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  1. Out of curiosity for upcoming years, does anyone know the price tag for a booth at Hershey? On the lot? I'm sure it varies with location and other factors. If it's something that shouldn't be shared 'out-loud', email me please. Thanks for your time.
  2. Just wanted to remind everybody that may have forgotten. This weekend is going to be a lot of fun. The Allegheny Mountain Region, AACA, is sponsoring the Swigart Museum annual meet August 9, 10 and 11th (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). It's always a lot of fun for the whole family, young and old alike. Hope to see you there! Swigart Museum Events
  3. Geez, I'd take a road trip from PA and do it as fast as possible, but I have no idea the fuel I'd use...and my I just don't know what to say. And when does it need picked up by? I could fit it in, one way or another. I have a 2500 and it'll take straps right in the bed. I think it would cost you the same to ship it as it would to just replace parts as you go. Just my thoughts, but I'll drive to do it for you, no problem. I've been wanting to see your car anyway. You'll have to promise me a ride though!
  4. Some have my kids in them, but for anyone that hasn't been, get your kids a membership, it pays for itself in 5 minutes. And they still have the 'build-a-car' race track. Lots of fun.
  5. I awoke this morning to the usual 7:30a.m. screaming 3 and 6 year olds and found I was low on milk. So I got myself ready and decided it was nice enough to walk to my local 7-11, which is maybe 2 city blocks away. Between there and back, I counted 19 Porsches, of all ages. So I figured something was going on other than the cheerleading shows in Hershey, cause I see that every year, but not tons of Porsches. After breakfast, I loaded up the kids and wife and headed to the museum to see if this was the last day for the exhibit or what. But it's not. I guess the nice weather is bringing out the sports cars and me and the kids LOVE it! This is gearing up to be an awesome car year in Hershey again!!! Makes the terrible winter weather worth while in a way. But I went to the Library to get a new AACA hat and they were closed??? I thought they were open on Saturday? It was only 3:30ish. Hmmm... I have new photos of the exhibit at the museum I'll post in a bit for those of you that have not had the privilege to go's fantastic stuff! Can't wait to get wrenching on our Corvair again.
  6. Anyone know? Should I maybe move this to the Chevy forum? That forum doesn't seem to field as many questions as this one though.
  7. I need some help. None of my literature says whether or not my 64 corvair had painted brake drums, suspension, engine,undercarriage, etc. I know the Corvair wasn't a fancy car, but since there isn't much rust on the belly of my car, more like packed on dirt with very sporatic, mild rust, I'm thinking there had to be something. We're trying to do this vehicle back to rolling out the end of Willow Run so we can enter in some AACA judging events and I don't want to paint parts and later find out they weren't. Maybe in the 60's Chevy just blasted all they're vehicles undersides the same? Maybe just a rust preventer or something? :confused:I hope someone knows. I'm cleaning bunches of parts nightly and will be able to start assembling sooner than I thought if I don't have to paint everything. Personally, I like the clean metal look by itself and am hoping that someone can definitively tell me either way. I'm tapping the forum data bank!
  8. I've been experimenting with ways to motivate others (like my wife) to help me get this car done. She likes little intricate work and painting. First I went out and got shiny new spray guns for her, still in the package. Then I got an industrial sewing machine because she was going to do interior things, never plugged it in. Finally, I brought 2 carbs in the house and laid them in the kitchen sink, put the rebuild kit on the table and went to work. Came home,"Honey, where'd my parts go?" She said,"these?" Two polished rebuilt perfectly functioning carbs! Sometimes the garage is just too far away I guess. If only I could get the car in the living room somehow...
  9. There's an ad in one of our local papers. Caught my eye due to the three complete Corvairs for $1000 for all 3, but alas, nothing for ours. He's located here in PA about 25 miles south of Williamsport and has 75 cars he's trying to get rid of cheap that are not 'junkyard' cars. Others listed:61,62,63 Galaxies-$1000; six Pontiacs 51-56-$6000. Those prices are for all six Pontiacs and all 3 Galaxies. He basically said, 'what are you looking for', so he knows what's there. I called less than an hour ago and he answered on 3rd ring, so it's not too late yet. He's a fast talker (reminded me of a Seinfeld episode character). 1-570-538-3464
  10. How about shortwave radios? I suppose they wouldn't be as nearly collectible as old a.m. or t.v. sets.
  11. It's almost in as bad a shape as your 'Vair was! Looks like a good project and you've already started on it just doing all of this research. I can't tell you anything others haven't already said other than see you on Corvair Center forums!
  12. "We figure there's always a chance something could go wrong, so we got goggles for safety."
  13. We feel just the opposite as you, Bob. We like to have a running project. Being able to jump in and go for a ride keeps the interest going, especially for my wife. So I always do mechanical work first, painting and detailing it as we go, get her inspected and on the road. Of course everything we've ever done were all 60's models and have no problem keeping up with traffic. And, honestly, I like to come back from a cruise, pull in the garage and saay, "All this baby needs is some paint and watch out!" I have friends that're more along what you like and I always think what good is a fresh coat on a car that doesn't run? Seems like painting a condemned house or something. Everyone's different! Thaat's what makes this hobby fun. You get to do what YOU like! Dan
  14. I feel that people around my home think we're well-off because we have cars we don't use everyday. They see in the garage when I'm working and it may not just be the cars, could be the $1000s of dollars of tools hanging everywhere, too. And I doubt they think, "Wow. It must've taken years to get all those tools." Which is the reality of it.
  15. Got the engine and transmission out together, yokes off the driveshafts and made a mess! Today pulling the carbs to send out and ordering a complete gasket set. Also might start cleaning parts so the wife can break out her airbrush kit and participate!
  16. Ever come across any Schwimmwagens? I hope I'm not offending the Amphicar by posting this here. I saw one when I was a kid in Virginia and have wanted one since. I like the Amphicar website. The 'rolling top' with photos is really cool!
  17. Got the Corvair's backside up on 18" jackstands and removed what I think used to be a
  18. Thanks Steve. Seems like there should maybe be something to keep rocks and moisture out, but I'll take your word for it! Thanks a million.
  19. First off, let me apologize. I would've posted this in the Chevy thread, but that looks like just a lot of for sales and 0 replies. Just got the Corvairs butt up in the air to drop the pancake out today and after I cut off the muffler (got tired of rust chunks in my eyes) and went to remove the heater tubes, I found this open section. Now, I have ordered plenty of literature on the car I just haven't received it yet and this isn't impedeing me in any way to dropping the engine it's just one of those 'I need to know' things. It's not shattered or jagged around the edges, so I assume I'm just missing some sort of access cover. It's a 2-speed Powerglide, of which I have no experience with so I thought I'd ask. Thanks guys.
  20. I bet your grandson will enjoy his time with you
  21. Is that the one at the museum storage place? Basically behind the museum? Here's last years emails and if they don't respond I bet Mr. Moskowitz has a "why". For more information, or to register, visit index Parts: Tom Ehrhart 717.832.1116 or Kevin Brown 717.933.9587 Car Corral: Charles Sando 717.867.2140 purplepl@verizon *****edit-the email is no longer active. ([/email)
  22. I don't want to really get involved in too much of other's arguements, but for GM's sake, sounds kinda like everyone either wants to or has already forgotten Saturn...85 to 2010 or 11. I'm not really sure. Plastic, cheap, inexpensive crapola? Depends on who you are but, sure. Kinda a good stab at the inexpensive import competition for the time though made by GM. The Saturn Sky is really cool. Also Pontiac has steadily had affordable cars on the road. And, I don't know that the rich kids make up a huge percentage of the market in any case. Once they have a car, if all it is is a tool for them, they have one. It doesn't get replaced every month. Buying used is what I've always done because of affordability, not anything else for daily drivers. I do it like this: if my car was $2400, and for a year I don't have to put any $ into it other than gas, inspection,tires and oil, my payments were $200/month. Cheaper than a new car in the first year. Second year goes well, $100/month for 2 years...etc. I've always done that and since I do my own work and replace with used parts (when applicable), it only makes sense. Why buy new anymore? All the cheaper used stuff has newer computer assisted operations and decent mechanics. To top it off, the classics have become downright unaffordable almost. $3500 for a 67 Impala rolling shell with no drivetrain or interior? Why would anyone that even kinda likes cars see these online prices and not be turned off by it and go with the 1989 subaru?
  23. Grandma emailed me these. Supposedly street legal. Said I should do one for my next project. Just brought a car home today and I have a next project? Oh my...
  24. What about a 'headliner-type' vent system? I've noticed it's very rare that someone other than a serious classics lover ever looks up at the headliner when they're just checking out a car.
  25. Another big thing, at least in our area, is where do you park a nice sled to work on it? Even if our kids were old enough to want to start working on something, can't park it in the yard without the boro or municipality (or even neighbors) whinning. And, almost any 'visible' car, even on our property, has to have at least current registration, running or not. The only place people really pull it off in the whole of our county is out backroads in the 'sticks'. But even out there you've got vandalism to deal with. Heck, just this past week on a main road in the next town over someone cut out a guys windsheild for his inspection/emissions stickers! Cut out the whole corner of the glass! I couldn't believe it. But as I was saying, where do kids go with their projects? Especially if their parents are car lovers, and that's a whole 'nother issue. Maybe it all just sounds absurd to us because we are car people on here no matter what generation we're from.