Continuing on to my other projects thread

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Corvair project update and web question -
I have videos of the new engine running and how the interior is going. It’s off to glass, so I cannot easily take more 4C6F1DD0-7406-4B97-AFC2-5F9ADE9E2ECC.jpeg pics.

What are current ways to make a FB reel length accessible here? I have not started a YouTube account or channel. Is that the best way and let the whole world stumble across it?
The interior is blue. More blue than I wanted. But no more light gray velour seat inserts!
The gray, silver and blue grays I wanted to use were out and availability undetermined, so I went with a combo that was close to what was available on the blue cars. If it had been ordered when I started, it would have been close to stock. The factory red was way too much, and the green would have been Christmas all year.
The headliner turned out great and the engine runs great. With oversized, stock style exhaust, cruising will be pleasant. The sound of the engine will have to wait for a vid clip post. FA069F73-C682-4164-8759-19779B64A3EB.jpeg 97215D4D-9562-4B48-B47F-7E2CA4DB4402.jpeg 7C08A62C-2234-451D-B52A-79F19D443CFA.jpeg
 
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The first pic is of the driver’s door before. The original headliner was a gray weave that was falling apart and I replaced with a white vinyl headliner in the 80’s. The seats were a silver gray like the armrest cover, with the white top band, and the first owner had replaced the cloth pattern seat inserts with velour. The bottom cushion looked fine, but was not supportive after this long. 2B9BA892-4A72-4E04-BAE8-90FB8B8C69A9.jpeg
Here are other options since the black rubber carpet and grays were not available.
I could have gone with the Monza level trim and got vinyl on the bench and blander door cards. (Not pictured) with the 700 trim and emblems, I did not like that.
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I road tripped to visit my Corvair and get some loose ends wrapped up. I’ll post more pics when I get it bailed out, and it’s close to coming home.
It’s details I can deal with now and little things for them to wrap up.

The add on AC works great, but does not have the look I want. The small, center vent below the radio pod needs replaced with a factory AC thing like the white part in this pic of another car in the lot.
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Then I can put the gauges under it. (I have a powerglide with a lever on the dash instead of a stick through the floor.)

The big bore, stock style duals sound so much better than cheap turbo mufflers on a flat six.

When I get it back, I will still need to install the Custom Autosound Radio, dual speaker in the dash, and either the 6x9 boxes I have ready, or make a sub and 6x9 box for the deck. But it could be driven home now.

The electronic ignition I wanted to use, (Stinger Ignition), was ordered before I needed AC, and does not fit as is. It’s too tall, and the vac advance is at least very close to the AC belt.
I can either live with points, use a Pertronix conversion in the stock distributor, or spend another $200 on high lift AC brackets that might work with the Stinger HEI. I have pics now and can consult with the ignition system’s designer.
 
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