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New Member
Posted by: coppermonza ()
Date: June 26, 2019 01:14PM

Good Day All! Although I’m a new member to this forum, I have followed it for years hoping one day to get back behind the wheel of another Corvair. I finally purchased my 3rd Corvair and it’s a stock 1966 Monza 110 with 51,000 original miles and a PG. The car was painted four years ago and then stored due to the health of the owner. I bought the car last April and since then, I’ve been busy fixing the little things that wear out from just sitting around. New tires & wheels, rebuilt the suspensions front & rear, new gas shocks, aluminum oil & PG pans, trombone exhaust, gasket kits (that eliminated all of the usual leaks), gas struts on the both hoods, new BlackBox fuse box, halogen headlights & wiring upgrade, 10.5” disc brakes on the front and a few smaller upgrades.

My next task is a motor & transmission upgrade. I recently purchased a 1967 Monza 110 with a four speed transmission that I plan on rebuilding & installing this winter. I also would like to upgrade to a new ‘warmed over’ 140 motor. I would like to see an honest 140HP (+/-) when completed and plan to top this off with a Brown EFI 4 throttle body injection unit. I’ve followed all the threads with opinions comparing PG vs. manual, various motor sizes, level of rebuild etc. and there is some great info out there.

I plan on rebuilding the transmission & transaxle myself but I would like to purchase a long block from someone with much more experience with this motor. My primary reason for this is that there so many opinions about cams, compression ratios, piston types, etc., I think it best to work with a qualified Corvair engine builder so that we can determine what’s best for me. I know the valve issues with the 140 heads so I’m looking to getting these done correctly! So what I’m looking for is contact information for a shop, or individual, to take on this task and preferably someone closer to the west coast as I’m in Idaho. I know all of this info has been covered over the years and I’m not trying to overwhelm this site with feedback and opinions that have already been covered but as I’ve learned over the years, there’s no substitute for personal experience.

I think the input from the members is great as this is what makes this site so successful and I’m sure feedback will range from I’m nuts to ‘go for it’! Truth is I just turned 60 and would still like to have some fun for the next few years. This car will be driven daily but I plan on keeping the current motor and PG when I do get tired of banging gears.

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Re: New Member
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 26, 2019 01:31PM

Welcome to the CCF!! you are not nutz! But post location and a few pics!

MODERATOR
Sea Mountain, between Charleston Harbor and Coos Bay! SW Oregon Coast
Click HERE for My Website...Click HERE for My TechPages!
..............................110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo

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Re: New Member
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: June 26, 2019 01:58PM

Idaho? Our CORSA technical editor lives in Northern Idaho and is a member of the local Corvair club. Are you close to Golden Colorado? There is a top notch Corvair
only shop there as well. You will want to join CORSA as well as local Corvair clubs if you really want to get good contacts. Seems like you are doing quite a job by reading your description. WELCOME!

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Re: New Member
Posted by: 65 Corsa Vert ()
Date: June 26, 2019 02:04PM

Welcome to the group. Good luck with your project and post pics.

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Re: New Member
Posted by: vairygood ()
Date: June 26, 2019 02:51PM

Welcome,,,, post pics!!!

Buster Tindel
Gulfport Mississippi

65 Corsa 140 4 speed

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Re: New Member
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: June 26, 2019 02:59PM

Welcome!

Gas struts on both hoods? Now we gotta see pics of that. I'm planning a set on my current project so maybe I'll have to copy your install. grinning smiley

Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
65 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4 w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza Convertible 110/4
66 Monza Convertible 140/4 A/C
65 Monza 4DR 140/PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T/5



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Re: New Member
Posted by: coppermonza ()
Date: June 27, 2019 06:37AM

My name's Brian and I live in Eagle, Idaho near Boise. I've been unable to download pictures so if someone will give me a quick tutorial, I'd be happy to post them.

Brian

Eagle, Idaho

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Re: New Member
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: June 27, 2019 06:40AM

In the FAQs

[corvaircenter.com]

"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)

'Ms Penny'
!967.. 4th body
8th off the line

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Re: New Member
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 27, 2019 07:19AM

coppermonza Wrote:
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> I've been unable to UPLOAD pictures so if someone will give me a quick
> tutorial, I'd be happy to post them.

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First, tell us what you are using? PC, Mac, Android phone or iPhone?

MODERATOR
Sea Mountain, between Charleston Harbor and Coos Bay! SW Oregon Coast
Click HERE for My Website...Click HERE for My TechPages!
..............................110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo

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Re: New Member
Posted by: coppermonza ()
Date: June 27, 2019 09:12AM

I'm using a PC and found some old instructions on the Forum but not sure how to control the size.





Brian

Eagle, Idaho



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/27/2019 10:33AM by MattNall.

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Re: New Member
Posted by: Sir Thomas ()
Date: June 27, 2019 09:17AM

Welcome back to Corvair ownership! That's a beautiful car you have. Great color, love the wheels too.

Thomas Ratliff
Abilene, Texas
'65 Fitch Sprint
'66 Monza convertible with EFI
ThomasMRatliff@GMAIL.com

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Re: New Member
Posted by: cochranrg ()
Date: June 27, 2019 09:20AM

Wow, she's pretty! Good luck with all of it!


Rob

1966 Corvair Corsa Convertible

Bennett, Colorado


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Re: New Member
Posted by: 65 Corsa Vert ()
Date: June 27, 2019 10:00AM

Great looking Vair.

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Re: New Member
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 27, 2019 10:26AM

coppermonza Wrote:
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> I'm using a PC and found some old instructions on the Forum but not sure how to control the size.
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When you go to Tinypic....1st screen change "Default" to "15" screen" 800x600

MODERATOR
Sea Mountain, between Charleston Harbor and Coos Bay! SW Oregon Coast
Click HERE for My Website...Click HERE for My TechPages!
..............................110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/27/2019 10:33AM by MattNall.

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Re: New Member
Posted by: coppermonza ()
Date: June 27, 2019 12:44PM

Here's a few pics to get started.











Brian

Eagle, Idaho

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Re: New Member
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: June 27, 2019 01:11PM

Nice/clean car, sits well on suspension
too. 140/4spd will allow it to go as
well as it looks. Have you owned it
for some time or is the car new to you?

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: New Member
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 27, 2019 01:13PM

Detail! Makes a big difference!

Does the shield help with brake dust?

MODERATOR
Sea Mountain, between Charleston Harbor and Coos Bay! SW Oregon Coast
Click HERE for My Website...Click HERE for My TechPages!
..............................110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo

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Re: New Member
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: June 27, 2019 01:31PM

coppermonza - nice car - PM sent to you.

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Re: New Member
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: June 27, 2019 02:24PM

Nice car, nice details, Welcome!

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block (Sold)
86' BMW 325es
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: New Member
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: June 27, 2019 06:45PM

Beautiful car!

Now, you MUST post details about the hood struts such as make/model and installation instructions...smileys with beer

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia


1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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