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What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: January 03, 2019 03:46PM

I vote for getting the filler neck in place with all three pieces of rubber right.

Gem didn't come with a key for the locking gas cap so I had to get Shiggy taking it off.

Took too much time messing with getting it all lined back up and clamped correctly in place.

Biggest problem is being committed to using all original parts...those #$@*&% vent hose clamps!!!


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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: January 03, 2019 03:52PM

The biggest pain in the ***** job with a Corvair is repairing the "Loose Nut" behind the wheel. Some say it is impossible.grinning smiley

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: January 03, 2019 03:54PM

Made Me Laugh!!! I resemble that remark. cool smiley

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: January 03, 2019 04:14PM

Phil Dally Wrote:
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> Made Me Laugh!!! I resemble that remark. cool smiley

No worries Phil.
It wouldn't surprise me if when looking up the term, there would be a photo of ME.eye rolling smiley

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: ken ()
Date: January 03, 2019 04:23PM

Removing the 4 rusty bolts that hold the front suspension on . A firewrench helps. .

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: January 03, 2019 04:36PM

Cam replacement.

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: TerribleTed ()
Date: January 03, 2019 05:00PM

Cleaning all the nasty junk off a leaky old untouched powertrain, rat feces includedsmiling smiley Gas tank filler neck is much easier to installed loosely attached to the tank and tank and neck installed as an assembly.

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I have personally performed ground up restoration on over 20 Corvairs.
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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Date: January 03, 2019 05:29PM

TerribleTed Wrote:
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> Cleaning all the nasty junk off a leaky old
> untouched powertrain, rat feces includedsmiling smiley Gas
> tank filler neck is much easier to installed
> loosely attached to the tank and tank and neck
> installed as an assembly.

You just need to use a "Rat-chit" wrench, or something close.

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: Joe West ()
Date: January 03, 2019 05:30PM

Trying to change a generator without removing the pulley.


1964 Spyder Convertible, Laurinburg North Carolina
Restoration Website: [www.corvairspyder.com]

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: C95 ()
Date: January 03, 2019 06:50PM

Rusted on for decades 1st gen u joint yokes...makes replacing rear wheel bearings a life long memory..



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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: January 03, 2019 06:51PM

Joe, only on a 64 is that an issue. In fact you cannot remove the bolts with the OEM 64 pulley in place!

I also rate dealing with R&R gas tank being way worse than removing the 6 bolts on the front crossmember, even living in the rusty east.

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: January 03, 2019 07:49PM

Removing the nuts and bolts holding the clutch pedal pivot on an early, and, worse than that is removing the parking brake cable pulley on an early.

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: January 04, 2019 03:23AM

Digging out the old, hopelessly-leaking paper gasket that is used on the 90 degree oil filter adapter after it has been "never replaced" like for-ever and has welded itself to the engine filter mount's groove. You need to stand on your head or at least use a mirror on a stick, along with an 1/8" wide chisel, ice pick, bent-over scraper, mini-hammer, and/or anything else you can possibly use while upside down in a blind hole.

-Mark

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: January 04, 2019 03:40AM

Mark...just ordered a half dozen of those from (CA Corvairs) Jeff.

I am planning to have an air conditioned Corvair in stock for a while.

When I did oil on Gem the first time that gasket fell out...I got lucky!!

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: January 04, 2019 03:57AM

My first experience with it was with my convertible that I got in '71. I didn't even know that gasket existed. I was driving to the Lime Rock event when somewhere near the Hudson River I started leaking oil profusely out the back. I found the source, and tightened the bolt on the adapter as hard as I could, but to no avail. It is then when I discovered the paper gasket, and not only had to dig, scrape, gouge, and claw the old one out, but also had to make a new gasket by hand.

-Mark

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: RKF ()
Date: January 04, 2019 04:20AM

Cutting through the seized bushing bolts on the LM front stabilizer and rear struts.

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: smithleej ()
Date: January 04, 2019 06:37AM

Stopping the never ending oil leaks!!

Lee Smith
Buchanan, VA
1962 Rampside

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: January 04, 2019 07:31AM

You already mentioned gas tanks.
Rubber suspension bushings are quite the wrestling match.

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: thumper477 ()
Date: January 04, 2019 07:44AM

Getting cylinder heads off that are corroded to the tops of the cylinders without damage.

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: January 04, 2019 10:24AM

Replacing the cam gear.

Pull engine, separate from transaxle, strip engine, remove top cover, oil pan, rear housing, bell housing. Split engine cases, remove cam. Heat cam gear and remove. Heat new cam gear and install. Reverse all above and reinstall engine.

Oh fun.

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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