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63 Corair Monza 900
Posted by: wolfusmc ()
Date: May 22, 2020 02:43PM

Hi all! Just purchased a 63 Monza 900 and I am wondering a few things. I live in Ontario,California would there be any shops or mechanics that are familiar with replacing the clutch to anyones knowledge?

Also, I may just do the work myself in my garage. I went to order the clutch kit and one says for 1200 lbs and one for 1500lbs for this year. any advice on which I would need?

any general advice anyone would have on completing this job on my own would also be GREATLY appreciated.

Thank you all and looking forward to hanging around here and learning a bunch!

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Re: 63 Corair Monza 900
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 22, 2020 02:46PM

WELCOME!!!

Thank you for your service.

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Re: 63 Corair Monza 900
Posted by: TIBCO ()
Date: May 22, 2020 02:58PM

According to Google Maps you are not that far from Davemotohead. I would contact him. You can send him a personal message from this forum. He can advise you about your clutch, the degree of difficulty and depending on how busy he is, he can do the job for you.

Changing a clutch involves removing the entire power pac, engine transmission and differential. Not terribly difficult for an experienced Corvair mechanic, but could be daunting to someone that is new to them

If you decide to do it, you will definitely want to get your hands on the Shop Manuals. You will need the 61 Shop manual and the 63 supplement.

As for which clutch, I suspect the 1500 lb unit is for the turbo cars. You would probably do fine with the 1200 lb unit.

Good luck and welcome.

Cliff Tibbitts
Nicholasville, KY
CORSA, CKCE, Derby City Corvairs
66 Monza, 140/4sp

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Re: 63 Corair Monza 900
Posted by: wolfusmc ()
Date: May 22, 2020 04:11PM

You guys are awesome! I will contact Dave asap!

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Re: 63 Corair Monza 900
Posted by: wolfusmc ()
Date: May 22, 2020 04:17PM

My pleasure , Phil! Thank you!

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Re: 63 Corair Monza 900
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: May 22, 2020 05:21PM

WELCOME TO CCF ! ! !
Even if you do it yourself, you WILL want to contact Davemotohead.
You WILL want one of his Engine Removal Cradles!
They are THE tool to have when removing, and replacing the Uni-Pak from a Corvair.

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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.
Have; '66 Monza Coupe - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza
Have had; '61 Monza coupe, 80hp, PG
'62 Monza Wagon, 4spd.
'63 Spyder,
'65 Corsa
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non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dually, approaching 400K
'03 Honda Del Sol
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Re: 63 Corair Monza 900
Posted by: wolfusmc ()
Date: May 22, 2020 06:01PM

Message sent! The cradle looks like a must have as well!

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