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A Collection of Technical Articles and Resources
Door Handle Shaft Repair (How to repair a door handle shaft with worn splines.)
by Van Pershing
Removing van side door handle (Where to find the hidden clip, etc.)
by Van Pershing
Installing an FC gas tank
by Mark Holmlund
Synced LED turn signals in FC back and rear quarter panel.
A YouTube video by Fran Schmit.
Installing moleskin in vent window assembly
by Dean Gemberling
Installing retractable seat belts for front seats of an 8-door van
by Steve Spilatro
Installing retractable seat belts for front seats of a rampside
by Bob Slusher
Replacing dash instrument panel
by Steve Spilatro
Engineering drawings for the R1205 RH front seat hinge. Drawing allows reproduction of the hinges for the passenger side seat. This image shows the seat folded up. Drawings prepared by Bob Slusher.
FC alignment specs Here are the FC alignment specifications from Corvair Service News 34(9), October 1962 - 1963 Features
Front Door Hinge Pin from a post by DRCORVAIR on the Corvair Center Forum explaining how to adapt a Dorman hinge pin for the FC front door hinge.
Pickup oval bed plug replacement
The above link is to a Corvair Center Forum thread on a replacement for the oval plug in the bed of the Rampside and Loadside. The replacement plug (firewall plug #40-1290) will be found in the LMC Truck catalog.
Tires, Motor Oil and Gasoline
Tire size caculator
This web page will convert tire sizes (e.g., 285/75R16) to inch dimensions, convert english to metric sizes, and compare prices.
Motor oil selection
See the link on this web page by Richard Widman to his article (pdf file) on choosing the right motor oil. He give an excellent explanation of the different properties of motor oils and how they pertain to protecting your corvair engine.
Ethanol-free gas
A web page on finding gas-stations that offer ethanol-free gas. Includes a Google map with all locations markered.
Greenbrier spare tire. Here is a description and pictures of a spare tire for a standard 14" rim that provides clearance for hinged engine lid.