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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: January 04, 2019 10:38AM

My vote goes for the fuel tank and filler hose installation. Knuckle-bustin!
My hands/arms looked like hamburger meat after that...eye rolling smiley

"If you can't fix it with a Hammer, you have an Electrical problem."
Stitch...
Schertz, Texas.
(Smallish town/burg 17 mi. NE of San Antonio)

!967.. 4th body
8th off the line

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: 1963RedBrier ()
Date: January 04, 2019 11:50AM

How about removing the remains of the rear deck lid gasket from a LM? It's a project I need to do and I think it will be easiest to remove the deck lid to get it done.

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: Noel Felty ()
Date: January 04, 2019 11:58AM

Correcting all the stuff the PO did.

Noel Felty
Brevard, NC
1966 Corsa 140 Before

1966 Corsa After

1972 Ford f100

Corsa SC
NC Mountain Corvairs

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 04, 2019 12:04PM

Suspension cambolts when they are frozen...





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..............................110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: gnrand ()
Date: January 04, 2019 07:38PM

Upper front control arm bushings. Just did the '68 then the '65 Corsa.

Wildomar,Ca

1965 Corsa Hard Top
!965 Corsa Convertible
1968 Monza 140 Convertible 4 speed
1966 435 HP Crown
1986 Buick GN

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: ranger372 ()
Date: March 12, 2019 06:21PM

I am coming up with a list of my least favorite task to do on a Corvair and by far .....Removing 54 year old undercoating on your back.

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: v8vair ()
Date: March 12, 2019 06:40PM

What Noel Felty said, Fixing all the crap a non Corvair Mechanic has F#@% up !!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: lalkie01 ()
Date: March 12, 2019 06:59PM

Bending Over.

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: March 12, 2019 07:54PM

Fixing other people's junk so I can work in my Corvair.

Joel
Northlake, TX
4 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: March 12, 2019 08:16PM

For me? Getting the Corsa Instrument panel in and out. *shudder* thumbs down

Eric C. Player
Porterville, CA
- National Member, CORSA
- Member: Central Coast CORSA & South Coast CORSA
Former Member: Vintage CORSA Orange County. Member, ISA (Int. Screenwriter's Assn.), SAG Eligible, and Producer's Guild Aspirant


* Then: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo, Red/1965 Monza 110 Purple/
1967 Monza 140 Red/1966 500 110 Black/1965 Monza 110 Yellow
* Now: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo Project. Blue, Blue/Beige interior.



"Chevrolet's Corvair was a maverick machine, a rear-engined renegade born out of spite and genius." -- Sports Car Graphic, August 1969

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: March 12, 2019 09:01PM

At least the Corsa instrument panel does not have the Powerglide shifter mounted to it!grinning smiley

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: March 13, 2019 12:20AM

How about installing the Corsa dash, with the AC hose going past the to left outlet.

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: March 13, 2019 08:33AM

Replacing the Powerglide cable.

Eric P.
DeWitt, IA

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: Cfred ()
Date: March 13, 2019 10:04AM

Removing and re-installing the rear passenger door windows on a Lakewood.
Then replacing the channels that you can't reach that you had to remove to install the window.

Fred
Palm Desert, CA

61 Lakewood SOLD to Club Member
62 Monza Wagon, still in progress
62 Monza Wagon, 4 spd, w/ rust
65 4 door 110 PG good survivor

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: 2manyvairs2fix ()
Date: March 13, 2019 12:46PM

My vote is gonna be for complete carpet replacement in a Corsa. Six hours on your knees or on your side in the car. I would rather do three gas tanks.
My two cents.

Rod Kennen- In Newton, NC
41 years in collision and restoration.
Corvair fixation since 1977
Member of CORSA and NC Mountain Corvairs
1966 Corsa A/C coupe- engine rebuilt and running
1966 Corsa "140" conv. former Crown project
1969 Monza "110/4" conv. 4280 original miles, project

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: March 13, 2019 02:14PM

Spyder dash installed in a PG car. angry smiley
Followed close by Phil's example, the gas tank filler neck, especially on a turbo.

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: March 13, 2019 02:27PM

Convertible top is far worse than carpet.

Joel
Northlake, TX
4 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: March 13, 2019 03:40PM

Pain in the foot?
Depends on where that flywheel that slipped out of my hands... landed! Big toe's have bulls-eye's on them lately!!!hot smiley

Corventure Dave

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: Ron's '64 ()
Date: March 13, 2019 04:16PM

Another vote for never-ending oil leaks - trans and engine!

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Re: What is the Most Pain in the Foot Corvair Job?
Posted by: jimc ()
Date: March 13, 2019 04:57PM

While I also had a bit of a time with the filler tube and gas tank, I have to rank frozen and rusted LM rear camber adjusting bolts and washers that are frozen.

My originals were so bad a torque wrench would not help nor could I break them off. I finally resorted to cutting them off and replaced all with new parts, including a beautiful pair of rebuilt rear bearing hubs from CC member Marco.

Jimc
1965 Corsa
HACOA Member

CORSA 2017 Concours Senior Gold Award
AACA 2015 Award

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