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my car arrived last friday
Posted by: marko ()
Date: April 12, 2019 12:09PM

the 66 4 door i bought last year arrived last friday, its better than
i was expecting.
71k mile Monza, 110 pg, Madeira Maroon, fawn ( gold and off white) interior.
seems to be solid and rust free.
it has some issues, like non working heater blower, horn and gas gauge.
it came with new carpet and headliner that have to be installed.
im not a fan of the late 80s Monte Carlo SS wheels, but they are growing on me,
esp the width of the rubber.
future plans include a Corsa dash, pg shifter relocation to the floor, and prob 14" Olds Cutlass Rally wheels with whitewalls but not in that order....
the original off white seats were replaced at some point with worn black 65 seats, i will get the proper seat covers and the missing trim from Clark's.
the car was written off as comprehensive insurance claim when a tree branch fell on it back in 1992, breaking the windshield and denting the roof.
it then sat for many years in storage, until another owner bought it from the estate.
he did the body repair and paint ( all trim, interior and glass was removed) and before he finished it, he died and the car sat for years again.
without being re-certified for the road.

a friend bought it about 5 years ago, he wasnt aware it was registered as salvage, and rebuilt the carbs, cleaned it up and got it running and driving again and put it away until he was ready to do the interior........ and get the car inspected and back on the road.
i bought it without seeing it in person last year, and it will be going in for inspection and certification on April 18th.
it will get the required body/frame alignment inspection, body structural integrity inspection, and then the general inspection.......

ive ordered a shop manual but it hasnt arrived yet.
can someone advise exactly where the heater blower motor is located and how do i re & re it ?

tx, mark

Mark in Victoria, BC Canada
64 Imperial Crown convertible
64 Imperial Crown Coupe
66 Monza 4dr hardtop
69/72 Monaco 500 convertible
71 Fury wagon
77 Cordoba T-tops
78 New Yorker Brougham Salon
80 Rover 3500 SD1
96 Silverado
15 Passat TDI
etc

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Re: my car arrived last friday
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: April 12, 2019 12:17PM

Congrats. It looks like you found a good one.

David Clamp


1965 Corsa convertible - 140 4spd/3.55/AM-FM

2013 Mustang GT convertible - 5.0, 6spd auto, Procharger i-1

2003 Miata SE - 6spd manual (wife's toy)

"Victory is mine!" - SG

Norman, OK

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Re: my car arrived last friday
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 12, 2019 12:54PM

Sharp!! Salvage is just fine...bought many...


Heater Blower in under car..... in front of right rear wheel.. One wire... pull off... jump 12 v + to the terminal and see what happens.... usually mouse nest!

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Re: my car arrived last friday
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: April 12, 2019 12:59PM

The heater unit with the blower motor is located above the transaxle and on the passenger side of the car.

The attached photos are of one out of my 1965 Coupe which is a bit different than the 1966 and later unit. It should be a close enough representation to let you know what you are looking for when under the car.

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

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

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Re: my car arrived last friday
Posted by: marko ()
Date: April 12, 2019 02:54PM

great, thanks for the info and comments guys !
i just discovered the reason the horns dont work is because they arent there,
dont know if they were removed for some reason when the gas tank was cleaned

mark

Mark in Victoria, BC Canada
64 Imperial Crown convertible
64 Imperial Crown Coupe
66 Monza 4dr hardtop
69/72 Monaco 500 convertible
71 Fury wagon
77 Cordoba T-tops
78 New Yorker Brougham Salon
80 Rover 3500 SD1
96 Silverado
15 Passat TDI
etc

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Re: my car arrived last friday
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: April 12, 2019 03:12PM

Horns are behind headlights, not under
the ca as the early car horns are.

Nice car enjoy it!!

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo---1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4---1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
CORSA/RMC/PPCC

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Re: my car arrived last friday
Posted by: oldqmguy ()
Date: April 12, 2019 03:41PM

A Vairy nice car! Congratulations!!! smileys with beer

Instead of putting in a "Corsa Dash" I would consider going to a "Custom Display" from Dakota Digital! I did this with my '67 4-Door Monza and love the setup. It looks 'stock' but has better and more displays than any other Corvair Instrument setup. grinning smiley

Please look at the Dakota Digital website to see what I am talking about (www.dakotadigital.com)! eye popping smiley

I was the first person to ask them to do a Corvair Dash and they did an perfect job. They are very nice to work with. They are not 'cheap' but you get a lot of "bang for the buck" in a device that fits perfectly and didn't require moving the Powerglide shifter!

And NO, I don't work for or make anything from Dakota Digital, I just think the Corvair community needs to see what can be done!

Dale cool smiley

Dale E. Smiley CPBE
Life Member The Society of Broadcast Engineers
RETIRED Broadcast Engineer
CERTIFIED CORVAIR NUT
CORSA/Circle City Corvairs/Corvair Performance Group
Avon, Indiana
WB9SFF
1967 4-Door Monza PG!

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Re: my car arrived last friday
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: April 12, 2019 09:21PM

Beautiful car Mark!
Those Monty wheels look pretty good too!
Get her inspected & certified for the road, and join those of us from WCC at the Hinton's Corvair reunion on May 18th!
Here is a link to the report from last years Reunion.

> > > Hinton's Corvair Reunion < < <

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza - 140 4-spd. driver
.
non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dualy, approaching 400K
17'Terry

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Re: my car arrived last friday
Posted by: marko ()
Date: April 13, 2019 11:10PM

steve c goodman Wrote:
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> Horns are behind headlights, not under
> the ca as the early car horns are.
>
> Nice car enjoy it!!

thanks steve !
are the horns inside the headlight "pod", and how do i access them ?
i see there is a bolt on the back of the pod....
im guessing undo the bolt on the back and remove the headlight bezel from the front ?
(as i said, i havent received my manuals yet)
tx
mark

Mark in Victoria, BC Canada
64 Imperial Crown convertible
64 Imperial Crown Coupe
66 Monza 4dr hardtop
69/72 Monaco 500 convertible
71 Fury wagon
77 Cordoba T-tops
78 New Yorker Brougham Salon
80 Rover 3500 SD1
96 Silverado
15 Passat TDI
etc

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Re: my car arrived last friday
Posted by: marko ()
Date: April 13, 2019 11:13PM

oldqmguy Wrote:
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> A Vairy nice car! Congratulations!!! smileys with beer
>
> Instead of putting in a "Corsa Dash" I would
> consider going to a "Custom Display" from Dakota
> Digital! I did this with my '67 4-Door Monza and
> love the setup. It looks 'stock' but has better
> and more displays than any other Corvair
> Instrument setup. grinning smiley
>
> Please look at the Dakota Digital website to see
> what I am talking about (www.dakotadigital.com)!
> eye popping smiley
>
> I was the first person to ask them to do a Corvair
> Dash and they did an perfect job. They are very
> nice to work with. They are not 'cheap' but you
> get a lot of "bang for the buck" in a device that
> fits perfectly and didn't require moving the
> Powerglide shifter!
>
> And NO, I don't work for or make anything from
> Dakota Digital, I just think the Corvair community
> needs to see what can be done!
>
> Dale cool smiley

hi dale,
i already have the corsa dash cluster.
i looked on dakota's site but found nothing for corvairs.
im assuming it will be alot more expensive than the pg floor shift relocation kit.....
do you have pics ?
tx
mark

Mark in Victoria, BC Canada
64 Imperial Crown convertible
64 Imperial Crown Coupe
66 Monza 4dr hardtop
69/72 Monaco 500 convertible
71 Fury wagon
77 Cordoba T-tops
78 New Yorker Brougham Salon
80 Rover 3500 SD1
96 Silverado
15 Passat TDI
etc

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Re: my car arrived last friday
Posted by: marko ()
Date: April 13, 2019 11:15PM

American Mel Wrote:
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> Beautiful car Mark!
> Those Monty wheels look pretty good too!
> Get her inspected & certified for the road, and
> join those of us from WCC at the Hinton's Corvair
> reunion on May 18th!
> Here is a link to the report from last years
> Reunion.
>
> > > > Hinton's Corvair Reunion < < <

hi mel,
if the car is on the road by then i will be there
mark

Mark in Victoria, BC Canada
64 Imperial Crown convertible
64 Imperial Crown Coupe
66 Monza 4dr hardtop
69/72 Monaco 500 convertible
71 Fury wagon
77 Cordoba T-tops
78 New Yorker Brougham Salon
80 Rover 3500 SD1
96 Silverado
15 Passat TDI
etc

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Re: my car arrived last friday
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: April 13, 2019 11:20PM

Great!
I will look forward to seeing it!


Remove the Bezels from the front.
Then remove the frames that hold the headlight buckets.
Now you should see the horns.
You do NOT need to remove the pods from inside the trunk!
If my memory serves me, the bolt you see on the trunk side of the pods is the bolt that holds the horns in place.
If you remove it before you remove everything from the front, the horns will drop loose inside the pod.

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza - 140 4-spd. driver
.
non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dualy, approaching 400K
17'Terry



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Re: my car arrived last friday
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 14, 2019 06:16AM

Make sure horn relay has power to it first, before tearing into headlight. Then have someone press horn button and see if you have power on terminal going to horns. Might be relay problem or horn button problem,

Horn relay is in trunk midway under left fender trunk seal lip.

Much easier to verify electrics before going after the horns.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp





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Re: my car arrived last friday
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: April 14, 2019 07:51AM

I will always believe that the LM 4 door hardtop is the most attractive of any Corvair. A beautiful design worthy of comparison to any car of the 1960's!

There just isn't a bad angle on this body. A slow "walk around" will verify this.

As much as I do enjoy Skyler the droptop Airvair; a well maintained/restored LM MoreDoor with working factory A/C could tempt me (again) to add to my driveway/carports..

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Re: my car arrived last friday
Posted by: oldqmguy ()
Date: April 14, 2019 12:33PM

Hi Mark,

Yes, the Corvair Dash is still a "custom design" from Dakota Digital. I am hoping that my experience with them will get it to be a "stock item" at some point! drinking smiley

Here are a few pictures of my "Custom Display for the LM Corvair 3-Hole Dash!"

The first picture is the Custom Display itself. As you can see, it has the Speedometer on the left, the Tach in the center and the '4-gauge display' on the right. The '4-gauge display' shows Oil Pressure, Battery Voltage, Fuel Level and Oil Temperature.

The second picture shows it installed in the car, with the Key in the ACC position. The engine is not running so there is no Oil Pressure or Temp showing. I have almost 3/4 of a tank of gas and the Battery is at 12 Volts. The Emergency Brake is ON, so the "Brake Light" indicator is ON. There is no oil pressure so the "Check Engine Light" is also ON.

The LCD window in the Speedometer shows the Odometer reading in the 'normal' mode. The LCD in the Tach shows Time-of-Day in the 'normal' mode. The unit can be switched to various modes to show all of the options the unit can monitor.

The third picture shows the "hidden push button" that allows the unit to be programmed and switched to various displays.

Dale cool smiley

Dale E. Smiley CPBE
Life Member The Society of Broadcast Engineers
RETIRED Broadcast Engineer
CERTIFIED CORVAIR NUT
CORSA/Circle City Corvairs/Corvair Performance Group
Avon, Indiana
WB9SFF
1967 4-Door Monza PG!

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Re: my car arrived last friday
Posted by: oldqmguy ()
Date: April 14, 2019 12:46PM

The Dakota Digital "Custom Display" is a sealed unit with only 1 connector on the back! That is an RJ45 Data Connector that I have fed with a CAT6 cable from the Dakota Digital VHX Control Box.

I used the VHX type of system because I wanted Analog displays (I am NOT flying the Starship Enterprise!) instead of Digital or Analog/Digital Mix (they offer all three). Each gauge has a real needle, driven by a miniature stepper motor. The backlight that I chose was BLUE.

I put the Control Box in the "package area" behind the rear seat. I installed a connector that goes into the engine compartment for the data I wish to measure (this connector DOES NOT go thru the Air Box).

I have more info if you are interested! eye popping smiley

Dale cool smiley

Dale E. Smiley CPBE
Life Member The Society of Broadcast Engineers
RETIRED Broadcast Engineer
CERTIFIED CORVAIR NUT
CORSA/Circle City Corvairs/Corvair Performance Group
Avon, Indiana
WB9SFF
1967 4-Door Monza PG!

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Re: my car arrived last friday
Posted by: oldqmguy ()
Date: April 14, 2019 02:55PM

Mark,

I forgot to mention that I decided to go with the GPS Speedometer option! With new, larger wheels and tires and a really bad 50+year old cable it seemed to be the best idea. It works really great!

Using the "Hidden Push Button" you can select the following readouts:

Trip Odometer A
Trip Odometer B
Reset-able Service Mileage
High Speed Recall
High RPM Recall
0-60 MPH Time
1/4th Mile Time (Reset-able)
1/4th Mile End Speed (Reset-able)
Reset-able Hour Meter

Holding the Button in Position 2 while turning on the Key will put it in DEMO mode.

You can also see readouts from up to 16 Buss Interface Modules which measure almost anything you can think of!!

Dale cool smiley

Dale E. Smiley CPBE
Life Member The Society of Broadcast Engineers
RETIRED Broadcast Engineer
CERTIFIED CORVAIR NUT
CORSA/Circle City Corvairs/Corvair Performance Group
Avon, Indiana
WB9SFF
1967 4-Door Monza PG!

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Re: my car arrived last friday
Posted by: marko ()
Date: April 15, 2019 08:13AM

American Mel Wrote:
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> Great!
> I will look forward to seeing it!
>
>
> Remove the Bezels from the front.
> Then remove the frames that hold the headlight
> buckets.
> Now you should see the horns.
> You do NOT need to remove the pods from inside the
> trunk!
> If my memory serves me, the bolt you see on the
> trunk side of the pods is the bolt that holds the
> horns in place.
> If you remove it before you remove everything from
> the front, the horns will drop loose inside the
> pod.

thanks mel !
it didnt occur to me that the horns would be behind the headlights....

Mark in Victoria, BC Canada
64 Imperial Crown convertible
64 Imperial Crown Coupe
66 Monza 4dr hardtop
69/72 Monaco 500 convertible
71 Fury wagon
77 Cordoba T-tops
78 New Yorker Brougham Salon
80 Rover 3500 SD1
96 Silverado
15 Passat TDI
etc

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Re: my car arrived last friday
Posted by: marko ()
Date: April 15, 2019 08:15AM

Lane66m Wrote:
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> Make sure horn relay has power to it first, before
> tearing into headlight. Then have someone press
> horn button and see if you have power on terminal
> going to horns. Might be relay problem or horn
> button problem,
>
> Horn relay is in trunk midway under left fender
> trunk seal lip.
>
> Much easier to verify electrics before going after
> the horns.

thanks al, we tested the relay yesterday and its bad.
gonna pick up a new one tomorrow, hopefully all will be well

Mark in Victoria, BC Canada
64 Imperial Crown convertible
64 Imperial Crown Coupe
66 Monza 4dr hardtop
69/72 Monaco 500 convertible
71 Fury wagon
77 Cordoba T-tops
78 New Yorker Brougham Salon
80 Rover 3500 SD1
96 Silverado
15 Passat TDI
etc

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Posted by: marko ()
Date: April 15, 2019 08:20AM

rnch Wrote:
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> I will always believe that the LM 4 door hardtop
> is the most attractive of any Corvair. A
> beautiful design worthy of comparison to any car
> of the 1960's!
>
> There just isn't a bad angle on this body. A slow
> "walk around" will verify this.
>
> As much as I do enjoy Skyler the droptop Airvair;
> a well maintained/restored LM MoreDoor with
> working factory A/C could tempt me (again) to add
> to my driveway/carports..

i agree, i decided it had to be a 4dr hardtop for me.
as a kid i remember seeing a judge's wife driving around in her evening orchid 65 4dr, it had the wire wheel hubcaps and whitewalls.
it was stunning, especially loved seeing it when it was parked next to the 57 eldorado brougham that was in his half of the carport

Mark in Victoria, BC Canada
64 Imperial Crown convertible
64 Imperial Crown Coupe
66 Monza 4dr hardtop
69/72 Monaco 500 convertible
71 Fury wagon
77 Cordoba T-tops
78 New Yorker Brougham Salon
80 Rover 3500 SD1
96 Silverado
15 Passat TDI
etc

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