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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: November 25, 2021 04:40AM

Body looking very solid with paint stripped, so far.

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
62' Wagon rebuild MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block (Sold)
86' BMW 325es
67' UltraVan 211 "Violet"
NFCC, UMCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: November 25, 2021 04:42AM

Had to replace mounting studs in headlight mount, turned down carriage bolt head
and silver soldered it in place.

Power coated everything.

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
62' Wagon rebuild MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block (Sold)
86' BMW 325es
67' UltraVan 211 "Violet"
NFCC, UMCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: November 25, 2021 04:44AM

Installed new wiring harness, mounting brackets, new bulbs etc. All ready for reinstall after painting the car.

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
62' Wagon rebuild MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block (Sold)
86' BMW 325es
67' UltraVan 211 "Violet"
NFCC, UMCC
Grand Island, NY



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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: nirvairna ()
Date: November 25, 2021 06:07PM

that looks like a really nice wagon, good score smiling smiley

but....I really want to see your blow through turbo 140 project completed smileys with beer

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: November 26, 2021 04:34AM

nirvairna Wrote:
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> that looks like a really nice wagon, good score smiling smiley
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> but....I really want to see your blow through turbo 140 project completed smileys with beer

My plan is to strip the wagon and get it ready to paint. Then I will have to wait till late spring to prime paint.

So, hopefully in late winter I can finish up on the 140.

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
62' Wagon rebuild MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block (Sold)
86' BMW 325es
67' UltraVan 211 "Violet"
NFCC, UMCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: November 26, 2021 04:43AM

What powder coating system do you own Tom?

In CA powder coating prices have skyrocketed.

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: November 26, 2021 05:22AM

I have two, my original was a harbor freight unit, that works but tended to not always feed as smoothly as I would like, but for suspension parts etc I still use it.

The one I use as my go to is a Red Line EZ50 Powder Coating Gun. It has variable voltage so when needed it can be adjusted to get into corners (you actually lower voltage). Much smoother application. For the price it works well.

The only thing I don't like about it is the hose connection, not real rugged, but I "reinforced" it a bit and has been fine for years.

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
62' Wagon rebuild MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block (Sold)
86' BMW 325es
67' UltraVan 211 "Violet"
NFCC, UMCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: November 30, 2021 05:05PM

I have redone all the latch strikers

Also started rebuilding the hinges

All power coated and working smooth as silk with new bronze bushings and pins.

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
62' Wagon rebuild MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block (Sold)
86' BMW 325es
67' UltraVan 211 "Violet"
NFCC, UMCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: December 30, 2021 07:33AM

Latest updates:

I gave rebuilding the shifter coupler a go.

I think it will work out well.

Added hardened roll pins in the holes tig tacked them in place, reamed out openings. (Should prevent wear over time)

Made a 95 durometer bushing out of TPU, noticably stiffer than what was left of stock but not super hard like nylon.

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
62' Wagon rebuild MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block (Sold)
86' BMW 325es
67' UltraVan 211 "Violet"
NFCC, UMCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: December 30, 2021 07:43AM

Also have been soaking and pumping rust 911 into the doors.

It does a good job of dissolving the rust. Takes a while and can get about two edge dips per 2 gallons of solution.

I think that it is getting into the nooks and crannies. It has even exposed a pin hole that I might have missed in one of the door edges that is not accessible from the back.

I will need to cut a patch for that area.

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
62' Wagon rebuild MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block (Sold)
86' BMW 325es
67' UltraVan 211 "Violet"
NFCC, UMCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: guthrie1068 ()
Date: January 03, 2022 09:28AM

Man, you don't mess around! Looking good and making great progress.

Chad Guthrie
Rives Junction, MI
'63 convertible

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: January 03, 2022 10:37AM

Thanks Chad,

I have promised myself that I would stick to refurbishing each item I take off before I take off another.

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
62' Wagon rebuild MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block (Sold)
86' BMW 325es
67' UltraVan 211 "Violet"
NFCC, UMCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: January 03, 2022 04:51PM

Nice work as always. Good you saved that upper column bearing. The replacements are junk in comparison to a good original...

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: January 03, 2022 04:59PM

That is a great plan you have Tom and it is obvious you are very disciplined. You are an inspiration to us all.

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: February 09, 2022 03:36PM

I have been stripping paint and stripping paint, inside, outside, upside down... Not my favorite thing still have to finish inner roof above engine and rear inner compartment.

I used the Rust911 on the floors. Had what I though was a good plan, put flex tape over the openings and pump it around till rust is gone. (run over night)

Got everything set all leaks sealed and pumping away! Looked good another hour later.

Came out the next AM. Dooh! Solution on the floor of the shop, not that big of a deal but melted the pump inners.

What had happened is that a few pin holes opened up when it at all the rust out of the pits in the floor and .... eye popping smiley

I have changed my method. Do one section at a time and have it drain out the drain hole into container with pump. Pump back up. This way if it leaks again it will leak into container and won't be an issue.

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
62' Wagon rebuild MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block (Sold)
86' BMW 325es
67' UltraVan 211 "Violet"
NFCC, UMCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: February 09, 2022 03:41PM

I also dropped the engine/Trans to get it out of the way to finish stripping paint.

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
62' Wagon rebuild MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block (Sold)
86' BMW 325es
67' UltraVan 211 "Violet"
NFCC, UMCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: DOUG WARD ()
Date: February 09, 2022 05:55PM

Hi Tom, I have a '65 180 Corsa,& am currently restoring a '62 convert.My Corsa's engine is telling me that it's time to rebuild it. I have a spare 180 engine that i have started to rebuild. I also have a nice set of 140 heads & carb setups & am considering doing the same as you are with a blow thru on the 140 carbs. I would like to have dialog with you on that project. You cam PM me if you are inclined to share info. I'll be looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks . Doug Ward
PS, Dave Binnie has some interesting ideas like this too. You probably have seen some of his postings.

Doug Ward
Orange, Calif.
65 Corsa 180, 64 Monza convertible, 61 Lakewood, 61 Monza


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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: February 21, 2022 12:32PM

Hopefully this is the last mouse nest in the car! Only place left is heater box.

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
62' Wagon rebuild MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block (Sold)
86' BMW 325es
67' UltraVan 211 "Violet"
NFCC, UMCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: February 21, 2022 12:34PM

Also dropped rear suspension and started the clean up.

Rear cross member blasted and power coated, just fit in oven.

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
62' Wagon rebuild MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block (Sold)
86' BMW 325es
67' UltraVan 211 "Violet"
NFCC, UMCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: February 21, 2022 01:24PM

toms73novass Wrote:
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> Hopefully this is the last mouse nest in the car! Only place left is heater box.


eye popping smiley That looks more like a Mouse Apartment Complex!

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