We've been busy working on the Corvair, I made hose ends for the water tubes that will carry water to the front of the car. I also made the reinforcing plate for the clutch master cylinder. Marty Strode built the box to mount the radiator, once I mounted it and the AC condenser the box was built into the car. We fully enclosed it so that all air that goes in the front has to pass through the radiator. A little more welding and the fab work on the front will be done.
Got busy and mounted my disc brakes on the Corvair project, also got the half shafts and lower control links made. I found a great new tool it allows you to accurately fit for backspace and wheel width. You can also mount your tire to check for clearance, before spending money on the wheels. Click on the pictures of the tool below to go their website.
Work on the body is coming along the hood vents are cut in it has a mako shark look , the front opening has also been cut to let air into the radiator . Christmas came early my front suspension came in thanks to great work by FatMan Fabrication
April 2019 Update
Lonnie Gilbertson - Milwaukie, Oregon
The Porsche transaxles are not cheap I bought mine for $7500.00 it already had the ring gear flipped to the other side for a mid engine set up. What I like the best is that they hold up with power also the motor sets back in the car farther that allows more room for the front seats.
October, 2018 Update
January, 2019 Update
March 2019 Update
These photos show the disc brake installation. I had to build custom brackets for the calipers. It seams nobody makes a kit for Corvairs. Using a flange yoke from a Nissan that bolted up to the 930 Porsche transaxle, it was relatively simple to make the half shafts. I also made some brackets to mount the lower strut inboard, while using the stock Corvair mount at the wheel. The rear suspension is almost complete.