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I really DID search!
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: June 20, 2010 03:24PM

Re: em dash removal, powerglide monza.
Posted by: Andrew ()
Date: September 21, 2007 02:13PM

Disconnect battery

Pull electrical connectors from back of gauges and switches. The ignition switch plug is a mfer but it will come off.

Pull harness out of retaining clips on backside of dash cluster

Disconnect speedo cable

Pull steering wheel and turn signal switch housing

Remove the clip that secures the PG cable to the selector. Pull cable end from shifter. OR you can remove the 2 screws from the backside that attach the selector to the dash face. Easier to do once you do the next 2 steps.

Remove the screws from the surround and dash cluster from the dashboard.

Pull the cluster out





Note: On a pre 64 you can just drop the column down to gain clearnace. But 64's have the impaling shaft of death so you can't just drop it at the support rods.


I'm getting ready to tear into my dash to replace the lenses. Never did this before. I found this in a search albeit for a '64. I'm just wondering if someone would give me a terse summary for a '65, if it is different, I know the dashes are different looking but is the procedure basically the same??

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Re: I really DID search!
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: June 20, 2010 04:11PM

Here goes:

disconnect battery ground cable
undo two 1/2" head bolts holding mast jacket clamp in place
undo headlight switch knob
undo headlight switch bezel
undo wiper switch knob
undo wiper switch bezel
undo 4 phillips head screws holding heater control to dash, pull control downward
undo 2 phillips head screws at top of instrument hoods
undo 2 phillips head screws at top corners of instrument panel
undo 2 phillips head screws at left of mast jacket under instrument panel
undo speedo cable
push down and block mast jacket 1-1 1/2" for clearance
place towel etc on top of mast jacket to protect paint
pull instrument panel towards you
undo wiring harness plug
pull out and place on bench

NOW for a couple of caveats:
IF you have a clock that wire must be unplugged by itself, not part of harness
IF you have CORSA then undo manifold pressure hose at gauge before dash removal
IF you have CORSA then undo trip odo cable before dash removal

Hope this helps.

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo---1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4---1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
CORSA/RMC/PPCC

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Re: I really DID search!
Posted by: parihaka2 ()
Date: June 20, 2010 04:19PM

Steve,

you have amazing attention to detail. may I ask you to provide, in detail, instructions for me on what to do to turn my wife into a corvair fan?

Temecula California
64 Monza Coupe

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Re: I really DID search!
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: June 20, 2010 04:23PM

Daaaaaaaang! Steve! Thanx allot! I am saving this info in my "Fix my dimples" file on the comp. It is really hot now in Texas so, it is actually hard to get the motivation to get out and 'Tinker'. I appreciate the step-by-step and will get to it when we have an early a.m. below 80 degrees!....(The afternoon/evening has a wind chill of 100-105+)

"If you can't fix it with a Hammer, you have an Electrical problem."
Stitch...
Schertz, Texas.
(Smallish town/burg 17 mi. NE of San Antonio)

!967.. 4th body
8th off the line

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Re: I really DID search!
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: June 20, 2010 04:24PM

parihaka2 Wrote:
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> Steve,
>
> you have amazing attention to detail. may I ask
> you to provide, in detail, instructions for me on
> what to do to turn my wife into a corvair fan?


PG or stick?

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Re: I really DID search!
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: June 20, 2010 04:27PM

parihaka2 Wrote:
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> Steve,
>
> you have amazing attention to detail. may I ask
> you to provide, in detail, instructions for me on
> what to do to turn my wife into a corvair fan?

Steve gives this thoughtful reply: I know a bit about Corvairs; I know NOTHING about women.........

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo---1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4---1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
CORSA/RMC/PPCC

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Re: I really DID search!
Posted by: parihaka2 ()
Date: June 20, 2010 04:28PM

I know about WINE. I know nothing about CORVAIRS and WOMEN.

Temecula California
64 Monza Coupe

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Re: I really DID search!
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: June 20, 2010 04:36PM

See, we all find our niche in life because I admit to knowing nothing about wine either.

I bet however that we can find readers here that will admit to knowing about almost everything in the world but NO ONE will admit to understanding the female mind.

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo---1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4---1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
CORSA/RMC/PPCC

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Re: I really DID search!
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: June 20, 2010 04:54PM

steve c goodman Wrote:
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> See, we all find our niche in life because I admit
> to knowing nothing about wine either.
>
> I bet however that we can find readers here that
> will admit to knowing about almost everything in
> the world but NO ONE will admit to understanding
> the female mind.


STRAIGHT Doooood!! Ive tried...........

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Re: I really DID search!
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: June 20, 2010 06:16PM

I too know nothing about women!!

Heck, I had to go to another country just to find one willing to put up with the likes of me. GG

I think all the ones in the USA talk to each other... LOL

Signed: Very Lucky the seoncd time around...

Tony
(Ottawa Area - Canada)

(1) Marie's 1962 Convertible and our 1966 Ultravan #248 (aka Itchy Feet - Long Restoration)
(2) Our 1963 Rampside (Sold 2014) and 1967 Ultravan #256 at Upper Canada Valley car show in 2009.
(UV256 aak Itchy Feet II - corvair power plant came out 2012 - plans with donor for a GM 3.8L FWD conversion, as a gas pusher, in the back of UV256)
(3 & 4) Are some of our 11 Corvair parts cars - to help keep our stuff on the road - hopefully as long as we live. ;-)
(5) Is one of our Wayne 100 boats (Corvair powered)
(6) Nov 14, 2012 Ultravans #362 and #512 arrived. We are getting closer to our goal of having an Ultravan museum.
We now own; UV248, UV256, UV362, UV512, and UV520 will hopefully be here July 2013.
(7) I saved Ultravan #231 from the scarp yard this year. It arrived May 9, 2013 and I plan to flip this one with a mid-engine Subaru power plant.



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Dash removal
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: June 21, 2010 05:43AM

Should have posted one day earlier. Yesterday was the first time I pulled it with seats and steering wheel in place. Much harder.

I will add:

Have something on hand to mark the cables and bulbs. That will avoid the process of successive approximation when you connect it back up.

Doesn't hurt to have a little powdered graphite around to hit the speedo bearing before you reassemble.

And when reassembling, Murphy will have you put one of the green lenses on the high beams and a red one on a turn signal. Beware.

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Re: I really DID search!
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: June 22, 2010 07:01PM

MURPHY IS STILL WITH US???/ OUT THERE???

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Re: Dash removal
Posted by: keitho64 ()
Date: March 25, 2013 08:10PM

So I am getting ready to pull my instrument panel out of my 64 did a search and landed here.

Thank you for the excellent advice on removing it!!

Now if we can only find a way to figure out the women .... grinning smiley

Keith
64 Monza Convert 110 4-speed
69 911T (IROC Clone)
"Horizontally Opposed"
05 GTO 6-speed (Gotta have a V8)
Chicago Burbs; the Anti-Dragon... 11 turns in 318 miles

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Re: I really DID search!
Posted by: WhenIm64 ()
Date: March 26, 2013 06:34AM

Guys, I WILL claim to be an expert on women. You only need to know three things:

1. Yes, dear.

2. Anything you say, dear.

3. Right away, dear.

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Re: I really DID search!
Posted by: 66cv8 ()
Date: March 26, 2013 06:40AM

I know WINE and Late models. Give me enough WINE and I'll know Earlies too.

Joe

66 500 Crown 350/4 on road
66 Corsa Convertible 140/4 rough
69 Monza Convertible 140/4 in progress (original 95/3)
Nu Joisey

" A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE IS A DANGEROUS THING"

"STUPID is the NEW SMART"

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Re: I really DID search!
Posted by: Setterz54 ()
Date: March 26, 2013 12:41PM

Whenlm64,your approach is ok for a while but some women get used to it and think it should be that way all the time.

Setterz54
Fulton,MD.

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Re: I really DID search!
Posted by: 66cv8 ()
Date: March 26, 2013 12:46PM

WhenIm64 Wrote:
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> Guys, I WILL claim to be an expert on women. You
> only need to know three things:
>
> 1. Yes, dear.
>
> 2. Anything you say, dear.
>
> 3. Right away, dear.


I must admit those things worked for me and her mostly.

Joe

66 500 Crown 350/4 on road
66 Corsa Convertible 140/4 rough
69 Monza Convertible 140/4 in progress (original 95/3)
Nu Joisey

" A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE IS A DANGEROUS THING"

"STUPID is the NEW SMART"

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Re: I really DID search!
Posted by: larry202br ()
Date: November 03, 2018 11:54AM

steve c goodman Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Here goes:
>
> disconnect battery ground cable
> undo two 1/2" head bolts holding mast jacket clamp
> in place
> undo headlight switch knob
> undo headlight switch bezel
> undo wiper switch knob
> undo wiper switch bezel
> undo 4 phillips head screws holding heater control
> to dash, pull control downward
> undo 2 phillips head screws at top of instrument
> hoods
> undo 2 phillips head screws at top corners of
> instrument panel
> undo 2 phillips head screws at left of mast jacket
> under instrument panel
> undo speedo cable
> push down and block mast jacket 1-1 1/2" for
> clearance
> place towel etc on top of mast jacket to protect
> paint
> pull instrument panel towards you
> undo wiring harness plug
> pull out and place on bench
>
> NOW for a couple of caveats:
> IF you have a clock that wire must be unplugged by
> itself, not part of harness
> IF you have CORSA then undo manifold pressure hose
> at gauge before dash removal
> IF you have CORSA then undo trip odo cable before
> dash removal
>
> Hope this helps

I have all of this, except the trip odo cable. How is that disconnected? I can't seem to get a deep well socket past the knob, and there's no room for a wrench.

Is it disconnected from the speedo head? I can't see back there.

1961 rampside with a 65 / 67 110 engine, car four speed.
1965 convertible
1966 Custom two door/four door

KC0SKX
Olathe, ks
HACOA

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Re: I really DID search!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 03, 2018 12:29PM

Nope the nut you see has to be removed... Try needle nose pliers





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Re: I really DID search!
Posted by: larry202br ()
Date: November 03, 2018 01:39PM

Of course, after removing the nut, it still had to go past the knob. Which it turns out, was removed when I pulled hard enough. So, the long nose pliers, and a wrench on the upper part worked. Now, to get the tach lights and the clock to work!

1961 rampside with a 65 / 67 110 engine, car four speed.
1965 convertible
1966 Custom two door/four door

KC0SKX
Olathe, ks
HACOA

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