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Central Coast Corsa Tech Session...Mission Accomplished
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: November 02, 2019 03:36PM

It was indeed a four person job to put a convertible frame in place.

Gem now blows colder but still not as cold as it should...stay tuned.

Tell me the late model Corvair is not the best looking body ever.

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Re: Central Coast Corsa Tech Session...Mission Accomplished
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: November 02, 2019 03:41PM

I agree Phil, the LM Corvair has got to be one of the best styling designs to come out of GM (or anyone else), period.

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: Central Coast Corsa Tech Session...Mission Accomplished
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: November 02, 2019 03:47PM

I recently saw a 1965 Stingray with a cover like that on it...heavenly!!!

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Re: Central Coast Corsa Tech Session...Mission Accomplished
Posted by: jetcat ()
Date: November 02, 2019 04:13PM

Vairy sexy in her black leotards...

Thanks for the help CCC! Made for a easy step in a long process redoing the frame. Thanks to Ray Sedman for 3d printing those weird spring slide bushings as well.

Bob
Paso Robles, CA

Central Coast Corsa
1966 Turbo Corsa convertible
1966 Corsa 140 coupe but now with 110hp heads.

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Re: Central Coast Corsa Tech Session...Mission Accomplished
Posted by: jetcat ()
Date: November 02, 2019 04:15PM

More pics....

Bob
Paso Robles, CA

Central Coast Corsa
1966 Turbo Corsa convertible
1966 Corsa 140 coupe but now with 110hp heads.

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Re: Central Coast Corsa Tech Session...Mission Accomplished
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: November 02, 2019 04:16PM

Just so everybody knows...Bob does really really really good work.

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Re: Central Coast Corsa Tech Session...Mission Accomplished
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: November 02, 2019 08:57PM

Phil, what is the yellow hose in this picture?

If that is a charging hose, it is in the wrong place. Remove the backup lamp assembly (two nuts), run the hose through the hole and tape the hose in place to not let ANY air through the engine that does not go through the condenser. Very important!

Here is a picture of how to do it before the tape was put on.

Also, adjust the engine lid so a dollar bill does not slide between the lid and rubber weatherstrip. Air sealing the engine on 66 and 67 condensers very important. Also, take the 4 screws out of the condenser and clean behind it. Here in the rusty east we have trees and leaves collect on the front side of condensers. Causes high pressure.

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA



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Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: November 03, 2019 07:00AM

Frank - Phil learned that from me. I learned that from Del! So blame him! grinning smiley


While Franks setup is technically correct and the way per the shop manual, I have cheated in the past and done the hose through the edge. Anymore I do charge through the taillight.

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Re: Central Coast Corsa Tech Session...Mission Accomplished
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: November 03, 2019 07:18AM

I follow directions well.

Gem in a previous lifetime.

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Re: Central Coast Corsa Tech Session...Mission Accomplished
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: November 06, 2019 07:00PM

But I have to ask Phil, why does your deck lid emblem say 110?

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Re: Central Coast Corsa Tech Session...Mission Accomplished
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: November 06, 2019 08:38PM

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Geoff
Frank - Phil learned that from me. I learned that from Del! So blame him!

Ha! I stopped and talked with Del today. He was busy building models. Planes today. thumbs up

Next time I will blame him.grinning smiley

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Central Coast Corsa Tech Session...Mission Accomplished
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: November 07, 2019 03:30AM

Gem's correct deck lid is still hiding at Stig's Dad's property.

If someone has a correct 500 140 deck lid for sale I would buy it.

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Re: Central Coast Corsa Tech Session...Mission Accomplished
Posted by: CoCoCo ()
Date: November 07, 2019 04:42PM

Thanks for the pics Phil and jetcat. Always gets my blood going when I see a red '66 Corsa Convertible!
But the pics also make me even more glad that when I had mine up here in San Jose it was still relatively new and I never had to mess with the top linkage! Yikes, that's a puzzle-and-a-half if there ever was one.
Is that a strictly manual top (looks like it to me) or is that a power top? Mine was manual and even though I thought it would be cool to have had power, never had any issues with mine.

Great looking car. Are there other discussions about it elsewhere, perhaps with more pics?

Thanks again. Sounds like a fun time was had, plus a lot of work, by all.

Paul

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Re: Central Coast Corsa Tech Session...Mission Accomplished
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: November 07, 2019 04:57PM

I can answer that...manual top no power.

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Re: Central Coast Corsa Tech Session...Mission Accomplished
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: November 07, 2019 11:00PM

Sorry I missed it. Good stuff.

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Eric C. Player, Porterville, CA
Member: CORSA National, Central Coast CORSA, South Coast CORSA, and San Joaquin Valley Corvair Club
THEN: 1965 Monza 110 Canary Yellow
1967 Monza 140 Red
1966 500 110, Black; nicknamed "Shadow"
1965 Monza 110, Camaro Yellow; nicknamed "Silver"
NOW: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo; nicknamed "Bluvair"

"It would not have helped if I had [taken notes], as he would start a paragraph with, 'It is therefore obvious. . .'
and go on from there to matters which may have been obvious to him and God but to no one else."
-- Robert A. Heinlein, character of Daniel B. Davis, 'The Door Into Summer.'

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