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Re: New Owner Question
Posted by: mtmouse ()
Date: November 05, 2019 07:49PM

I figured that the oil bath air filter was fairly rare but didn't know it had any value. I was all happy with the lack of rust to deal with.
Joe
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> I see you have the rare (and valuable) air cleaner. That is 1 option I don't see many of on peoples cars.

Joe in South Ga
1965 Corsa 2 dr Coupe Turbo 4sp because I love the looks
18ft Chaparral 180 Sport because I live on a lake, seemed like the thing to do
Chevy Pickup to tow boat and tote things
Chevy Cavalier because they drive like a go-cart

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Re: New Owner Question
Posted by: mtmouse ()
Date: November 06, 2019 08:21AM

Here is a pic why I will remove all engine sheet metal before running it. I pulled the plug wire for #1. Also a pic of the factory air cleaner.
Joe

Joe in South Ga
1965 Corsa 2 dr Coupe Turbo 4sp because I love the looks
18ft Chaparral 180 Sport because I live on a lake, seemed like the thing to do
Chevy Pickup to tow boat and tote things
Chevy Cavalier because they drive like a go-cart

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Re: New Owner Question
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 06, 2019 08:29AM

Typical!

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Re: New Owner Question
Posted by: mtmouse ()
Date: November 06, 2019 08:35AM

And Expected. Nothing scary yet.
Joe
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Re: New Owner Question
Posted by: scottymac ()
Date: November 10, 2019 10:18PM

Joe,
Know you've got a long way to go before the color decision is made, and don't know how much you value originality, but the late Corvair coupe can be very striking in gold.

[i.ebayimg.com]

Scott
Danville, In.
'65 Corsa basket case
'66 Monza coupe

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Re: New Owner Question
Posted by: sweet66monza ()
Date: November 10, 2019 10:34PM

Looks like an awesome starting point! Here is a little motivational inspiration. Pics of my 66 corsa before and after. Turbo oil bath goodies are out there, but few and far between and i always get excited to see another one

Cody Hurley
North Idaho (Post Falls)
66 Monza convertible 140/PG, loaded with factory options
66 Corsa turbo coupe, 3rd owner fully documented [corvaircenter.com]
65 Monza coupe daily driver 110/4
Also 2 Ford f350 IDI diesels, six Jeep FC 170s, 1966 Jeep CJ5A, 03 neon, 5 Rokon Trailbreakers, Honda xr350s, and thousands of parts





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Re: New Owner Question
Posted by: mtmouse ()
Date: November 11, 2019 06:02AM

Very Nice. One Day, mine will look as nice (I hope). The factory paint is Sierra Tan and I may stay with that because the car has never been repainted and all the "hidden" places would stay the same color.
Anyway, like you said I am a long way until color choices.
I am just happy with the lack of rust to be dealt with and the "completeness" of the project car.It appears to be a solid starting point. MUCH better starting point than my last vehicule restoration. That was the infamous "bike in a box" you find so often, rusted metal and boxes of parts. Here is a pic of the final product. A 1972 Moto Guzzi 850 Eldorado.
Joe


sweet66monza Wrote:
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> Looks like an awesome starting point! Here is a little motivational inspiration. Pics of my 66 corsa before and after. Turbo oil bath goodies are out there, but few and far between and i always get excited to see another one

Joe in South Ga
1965 Corsa 2 dr Coupe Turbo 4sp because I love the looks
18ft Chaparral 180 Sport because I live on a lake, seemed like the thing to do
Chevy Pickup to tow boat and tote things
Chevy Cavalier because they drive like a go-cart

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Re: New Owner Question
Posted by: mtmouse ()
Date: November 11, 2019 06:27AM

How did you clean your cooling fan? I made a soda blaster for my carb work, wonder if soda blasting will clean up my fan to look as good as yours.
Joe
sweet66monza Wrote:
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> Looks like an awesome starting point! Here is a little motivational inspiration. Pics of my 66 corsa before and after. Turbo oil bath goodies are out there, but few and far between and i always get excited to see another one

Joe in South Ga
1965 Corsa 2 dr Coupe Turbo 4sp because I love the looks
18ft Chaparral 180 Sport because I live on a lake, seemed like the thing to do
Chevy Pickup to tow boat and tote things
Chevy Cavalier because they drive like a go-cart

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Re: New Owner Question
Posted by: mtmouse ()
Date: November 11, 2019 07:42AM

I have known about this car for three years. I thought it was too nice to let rot away. Took me three years to get this woman to sell to me. Hope to save another rare veh from the rust heaps.
Joe
sweet66monza Wrote:
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> Looks like an awesome starting point! Here is a little motivational inspiration. Pics of my 66 corsa before and after. Turbo oil bath goodies are out there, but few and far between and i always get excited to see another one

Joe in South Ga
1965 Corsa 2 dr Coupe Turbo 4sp because I love the looks
18ft Chaparral 180 Sport because I live on a lake, seemed like the thing to do
Chevy Pickup to tow boat and tote things
Chevy Cavalier because they drive like a go-cart

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Re: New Owner Question
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: November 11, 2019 07:51AM

I bead blast areas where fins join hub and around bolt holes. Then I inspect for cracks. Any cracks, it is stored away for a club function award. If good, continue bead blast, then paint with color of choice. VHT Aluminum is my choice.

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: New Owner Question
Posted by: mtmouse ()
Date: November 11, 2019 03:45PM

Just had my paint and body guy look her over. He is really pleased with the condition of the body. He says nothing really a problem. He was VERY impressed with the lack of rust. We went ahead and brushed on some rust killer (OHSOA) (I think). Anyway he said it will chemically "kill" the little rust there is. He gave me a few tips on getting the old body filler off without causing more work at the end. He told me to just heat the backside of the panel with the bondo and it would just "pop" off. He said it keeps from putting scratches in the metal from chipping and scraping. Learn something new every day.
Anyway good news today on the overall condition of the body. He says it is in GREAT condition and will be no problem to get right.
Joe

Joe in South Ga
1965 Corsa 2 dr Coupe Turbo 4sp because I love the looks
18ft Chaparral 180 Sport because I live on a lake, seemed like the thing to do
Chevy Pickup to tow boat and tote things
Chevy Cavalier because they drive like a go-cart

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Re: New Owner Question
Posted by: mtmouse ()
Date: November 11, 2019 03:51PM

I did a forum search and could not find an answer but can this LM be moved with the power package removed? Can I pull the powerpack and move the body to the body/paint shop about 200 yds from me? What happens to the rear suspension when the dif is removed?
Joe

Joe in South Ga
1965 Corsa 2 dr Coupe Turbo 4sp because I love the looks
18ft Chaparral 180 Sport because I live on a lake, seemed like the thing to do
Chevy Pickup to tow boat and tote things
Chevy Cavalier because they drive like a go-cart

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Re: New Owner Question
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 11, 2019 04:10PM

Look in our FAQ's for 2-3 easy ways to do it.... otherwise it won't make 5 ft!

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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 Owner Question
Posted by: 63ConDan ()
Date: November 11, 2019 05:59PM

And is a fairly simple piece to build,

Dan Central MN

1968 Convert

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