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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: February 21, 2022 01:46PM

American Mel Wrote:
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> > Hopefully this is the last mouse nest in the car! Only place left is heater box.
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> eye popping smiley That looks more like a Mouse Apartment Complex!

Yup Full condo and outhouse to boot! Good thing I was not relying on this engine for the build. (Does not fully rotate) Not sure how badly the mouse urine has eaten away parts.

-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: Caraholic4life ()
Date: February 21, 2022 02:03PM

The meeces and their feeces (along with other activities) required me to replace some pieces.

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Re: Repairing an LM heater box?
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: November 27, 2018 08:41PM

1962 95 F.C. Van
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe
1965 Monza Coupe
1965 Monza Convertible
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: February 22, 2022 04:47AM

Caraholic4life Wrote:
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> The meeces and their feeces (along with other activities) required me to replace some pieces.

Nice job on the heater box. I wish you could just unbolt the halves of an early box, I will have to remove the spot welds. I did the same thing on my 63 Spyder.

-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: Caraholic4life ()
Date: February 22, 2022 01:12PM

toms73novass Wrote:
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> > The meeces and their feeces (along with other activities) required me to replace some pieces.
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> Nice job on the heater box. I wish you could just unbolt the halves of an early box, I will have to remove the spot welds. I did the same thing on my 63 Spyder.

Thanks for the compliment.
I will be needing to do this on my 1964 Greenbrier at some point.
At the moment having Four Corvairs frequently keeps me bust with something.

1962 95 F.C. Van
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe
1965 Monza Coupe
1965 Monza Convertible
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: February 22, 2022 05:28PM

I blasted and took apart the heater box.

Power coated all the outer sections.

Also used some extra small insulating strips between the halves to fully seal.

-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 22, 2022 05:31PM

Finely used some stainless rivets to assemble the halves and modified the "air" inlet and blocked it off since I will not be using it.

Have a new high output blower on order and refreshed the squirrel cage, ready for the new motor.

-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: JimBrandberg ()
Date: February 23, 2022 04:20AM

I like the way you're fixing things up as you remove them.
Disassembling the whole car so there's a mountain of crusty parts can be overwhelming.

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com



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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: February 23, 2022 05:45AM

When I am done removing everything I should be able to layout the whole car in refurbished parts on the ground, like a big exploded view. grinning smiley

-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 23, 2022 12:08PM

Steering box ready for reassembly once I get a few new seals and bushings.

The gears look OK, a few rust pits but not too bad, should be ok, if not Ill get a new box from Seth.

-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 25, 2022 08:32AM

Spent a bit of time yesterday making a press fixture for rear arm busing removal.


Then powercoated.

-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 25, 2022 01:03PM

Milestone moment, last item that I can unbolt from the body of the car is done.

Once I blast and power coat the front items, just have to finish stripping all inside paint and insulation and strip the underside.

-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: April 03, 2022 06:50AM

Starting to reassemble some items, waiting for the weather to get a bit better. Tired of making a mess of the shop with dust everywhere.

Converting over to 5 lug for a larger selection of rims and giving drop spindles in the front a try which take the LM Hub.

Used the disk rotor and a shim to hub centric align the bolt pattern and used a transfer punch to transfer the pattern.

-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: April 03, 2022 06:51AM

Also repacked and reshimmed the bearings while I had them off.

Axles power coated and longer studs installed.

-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: April 03, 2022 01:23PM

Here are some pictures of the front suspension.

Adapted a 64 sway bar to the 62.

-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: April 03, 2022 01:35PM

Here is my attempt at a 2" drop spindle. We will see in a few years how it works!

It is a 68 camaro 2" drop spindle with modifications.

I wanted to use Matt's short steering arms since I had a set, also wanted to try this so I can keep the stock length springs with out having to cut them.

Some of the modifications. Used Camaro Upper ball joint, lower Chrysler 772 ball joint for lower. Both easily obtainable and well made MOOG.

I did have to weld in a reducer sleeve for the lower ball joint. I also took a stock set of spindles and reamed them to fit the upper and lower ball joints that I am using incase the drop spindles do not work out.

LM Hubs, S10 rotors and I made the adapter brackets to mount GM metric calipers.

Everything seems to fit well, the only thing I might need to do is lower steering arm. I did pre drill a set of holes lower so I can move them if need be.

Overall width is a touch wider approx 3/8 than before due to disk brakes and spindle offset. I will probably need to a larger offset on the tires I choose instead of the -20mm I have on my vert.

-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
Date: April 04, 2022 05:28AM

Tom, awesome stuff so far. Love the drop spindles. What did you use for bushings? Specifically the control rod ones? I replaced the ones on my 61 with clarks 61 style two years ago and they are already cracking and look like garbage. I'm thinking about pouring my own polyurethane ones (probably making them flat rather than coned) and also pouring rear poly a arm bushings. Idk what it is about the NJ air but everything rubber goes to hell really fast. Even good quality fuel line visibly dry rots within a few years.

1961 Corvair 700 Sedan - 3sp - Gasoline Heat - Lowered a bit - Rust in Progress



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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: April 04, 2022 05:40AM

I did use clarks C634 bushings. I have them on my vert and they are still fine after 2 years. We will see...

-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
Date: April 04, 2022 05:59AM

maybe i should convert to the 62+ style, I'm using C4335.

1961 Corvair 700 Sedan - 3sp - Gasoline Heat - Lowered a bit - Rust in Progress



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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: April 09, 2022 10:01AM

The rear suspension and brakes are all set. Hopefully in the late summer I can have them back under the wagon.

Boy my floor needs a good scrubbing/ spring cleaning!

-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: April 10, 2022 11:53AM

Beautiful work! thumbs up thumbs up

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