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Re: New Build: Project "Corsa GTP Convertible" (L67, F40, etc.)
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: January 02, 2021 09:02PM

Ryan,

Keep up the great work and thanks again for sharing it.

Questions:

1. Have you found someone to crack the ECM? IF SO - Who?

2. What size are those rotors?

3. Do you think 16" rims would fit over the Corvette front disc brakes?
(It looks close with the 17" but it is hard to be sure from here)

Thanks,
Tony

Re: New Build: Project "Corsa GTP Convertible" (L67, F40, etc.)
Posted by: VairKing ()
Date: January 03, 2021 08:39AM

Tony, I have a shop local to me that specializes in 3800 performance, (ZZP)so they will tune the motor. The rotors are 13” and I’m pretty sure they won’t fit behind a 16” wheel. C5s come stock with 17” wheels up front.

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Ryan Counterman (Moderator)
1965 Corsa Kelmark V8 ///1965 Monza Sedan 110/PG /// Ultimate Corvair Hauler/// Don Eichstaedt's 1965 Corsa Racecar
West Michigan Corvair Club /// 1966 Corsa GTP Convertible Mid Engine 3.8L Supercharged

Re: New Build: Project "Corsa GTP Convertible" (L67, F40, etc.)
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: January 03, 2021 11:28AM

VairKing Wrote:
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> Tony, I have a shop local to me that specializes in 3800 performance, (ZZP)so they will tune the motor. The rotors are 13” and I’m pretty sure they won’t fit behind a 16” wheel. C5s come stock with 17” wheels up front.


Ryan, Thank you.

It looked as if it was already a tight fit. I just wanted to be sure.
Maybe if 12" or 11" rotors could be used, if one has to and make the bracket not as long.


I prefer 16" rims for my build to leave a little more (meat on the bone) or rubber between rim and the road. Grin & LOL
I also would prefer Corvette front calipers too.

I've always enjoyed this build.
Keep up the great work and thanks again for sharing it.

Tony

Re: New Build: Project "Corsa GTP Convertible" (L67, F40, etc.)
Posted by: VairKing ()
Date: January 24, 2021 07:12PM

I keep plugging away little by little. Over the past couple weeks I painted the trailing arms. Then I removed the power train, and fabricated the upper coilover shock mounts. These wrap around the frame with 1/4” steel. They look a little crude for my liking but I think will function well.

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Ryan Counterman (Moderator)
1965 Corsa Kelmark V8 ///1965 Monza Sedan 110/PG /// Ultimate Corvair Hauler/// Don Eichstaedt's 1965 Corsa Racecar
West Michigan Corvair Club /// 1966 Corsa GTP Convertible Mid Engine 3.8L Supercharged

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Re: New Build: Project "Corsa GTP Convertible" (L67, F40, etc.)
Posted by: VairKing ()
Date: March 23, 2021 04:30PM

Lots of little things have been happening. Brake lines fabricated. Fuel lines fabricated. Coolant tubes fabricated. Engine wiring harness sorted and dieted. Tested and wrapped. Should be able to start putting it back together and be ready for a road test soon!

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Ryan Counterman (Moderator)
1965 Corsa Kelmark V8 ///1965 Monza Sedan 110/PG /// Ultimate Corvair Hauler/// Don Eichstaedt's 1965 Corsa Racecar
West Michigan Corvair Club /// 1966 Corsa GTP Convertible Mid Engine 3.8L Supercharged

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Re: New Build: Project "Corsa GTP Convertible" (L67, F40, etc.)
Posted by: VairKing ()
Date: March 29, 2021 06:51AM

Engine is installed, perhaps for the final time for a while. I did not like how I made the exhaust a year ago, as I just quick put it together, so this weekend I redid it how I wanted it. Now the exhaust exits the car in the center. I have a few more little things to wrap up and I should be able to start the engine.

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Ryan Counterman (Moderator)
1965 Corsa Kelmark V8 ///1965 Monza Sedan 110/PG /// Ultimate Corvair Hauler/// Don Eichstaedt's 1965 Corsa Racecar
West Michigan Corvair Club /// 1966 Corsa GTP Convertible Mid Engine 3.8L Supercharged

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Re: New Build: Project "Corsa GTP Convertible" (L67, F40, etc.)
Posted by: VairKing ()
Date: May 19, 2021 08:04AM

I have been working on this thing a lot lately, just about 100 little things here and there. The car starts and runs a little rough but runs. I have not had a chance to get the computer programmed properly. Lots of wiring, that is pretty much done. Some final details like the motor rotation brackets I had been putting off are finally done. I was able to drive it up and down the driveway, but that has been about it for now with my busy busy schedule smileys with beer

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Ryan Counterman (Moderator)
1965 Corsa Kelmark V8 ///1965 Monza Sedan 110/PG /// Ultimate Corvair Hauler/// Don Eichstaedt's 1965 Corsa Racecar
West Michigan Corvair Club /// 1966 Corsa GTP Convertible Mid Engine 3.8L Supercharged

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Re: New Build: Project "Corsa GTP Convertible" (L67, F40, etc.)
Posted by: VairKing ()
Date: May 19, 2021 08:05AM

Monday night I washed 9 years of fabrication dust and grime off the car eye popping smiley and tomorrow I will load it on the trailer and we head for the mini convention in Springfield on Friday morning!

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Ryan Counterman (Moderator)
1965 Corsa Kelmark V8 ///1965 Monza Sedan 110/PG /// Ultimate Corvair Hauler/// Don Eichstaedt's 1965 Corsa Racecar
West Michigan Corvair Club /// 1966 Corsa GTP Convertible Mid Engine 3.8L Supercharged

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Re: New Build: Project "Corsa GTP Convertible" (L67, F40, etc.)
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 19, 2021 08:30AM

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Re: New Build: Project "Corsa GTP Convertible" (L67, F40, etc.)
Date: September 09, 2021 06:57PM

Very nicely done. Your attention to detail and precision fabrication is amazing. Great way to show of your skills. Awesome car!!

Re: New Build: Project "Corsa GTP Convertible" (L67, F40, etc.)
Posted by: VairKing ()
Date: September 22, 2022 07:58AM

It has been a long time since I have posted an update! The car had a pretty bad vibration at around 1500 rpm, which I traced down to a flywheel balance issue. Turns out I had the flywheel (which is weighted, and matched to the harmonic balancer) installed 180 degrees wrong. Technically this is supposed to be impossible to do, but clearly I managed. So once this was found and corrected the engine was reinstalled and I have been happily logging miles on it. The car is very fast, and handles quite well, although it could use some fine tuning in the alignment department. I currently set the alignment with tape measures string and a camber bubble gauge.

Pic 2 shows bleeding the cooling system, at the high point of the thermostat housing I can attach a hose. Kinda like a IV drip for the water cooled Corvair...

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Ryan Counterman (Moderator)
1965 Corsa Kelmark V8 ///1965 Monza Sedan 110/PG /// Ultimate Corvair Hauler/// Don Eichstaedt's 1965 Corsa Racecar
West Michigan Corvair Club /// 1966 Corsa GTP Convertible Mid Engine 3.8L Supercharged




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Re: New Build: Project "Corsa GTP Convertible" (L67, F40, etc.)
Posted by: VairKing ()
Date: September 22, 2022 08:00AM

I recently installed some C5 Corvette seats, instead of the Dodge Neon seats I had previously. A nice upgrade! I quickly fabricated a firewall from 14ga galvanized steel, which I can add some heat and sound deadning to in the future.

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Ryan Counterman (Moderator)
1965 Corsa Kelmark V8 ///1965 Monza Sedan 110/PG /// Ultimate Corvair Hauler/// Don Eichstaedt's 1965 Corsa Racecar
West Michigan Corvair Club /// 1966 Corsa GTP Convertible Mid Engine 3.8L Supercharged

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Re: New Build: Project "Corsa GTP Convertible" (L67, F40, etc.)
Posted by: VairKing ()
Date: September 22, 2022 08:02AM

The last thing I have done recently was to install a pair of G Body mirrors, painted flat black at the moment. I will keep logging miles, and once I am confident in what is going on for cooling and fender clearances, I will jump onto the body work and paint segment.

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Ryan Counterman (Moderator)
1965 Corsa Kelmark V8 ///1965 Monza Sedan 110/PG /// Ultimate Corvair Hauler/// Don Eichstaedt's 1965 Corsa Racecar
West Michigan Corvair Club /// 1966 Corsa GTP Convertible Mid Engine 3.8L Supercharged

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Re: New Build: Project "Corsa GTP Convertible" (L67, F40, etc.)
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: September 22, 2022 08:41AM

Glad all is working well, sweet setup!

-Tom


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Re: New Build: Project "Corsa GTP Convertible" (L67, F40, etc.)
Posted by: guthrie1068 ()
Date: September 22, 2022 11:42AM

I love everything about this build. Hope I get to see it in person next summer!

Chad Guthrie
Rives Junction, MI
'63 convertible

Re: New Build: Project "Corsa GTP Convertible" hot smiley (L67, F40, etc.)
Posted by: jfreez ()
Date: September 22, 2022 01:03PM

VairKing Wrote:
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> I bought a set of these super cool smoked lenses (thanks Dave!) that should give the car a cool look.


where can I find these lenses????

Re: New Build: Project "Corsa GTP Convertible" hot smiley (L67, F40, etc.)
Posted by: chris ()
Date: September 22, 2022 02:27PM

jfreez Wrote:
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> VairKing Wrote:
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> > I bought a set of these super cool smoked lenses (thanks Dave!) that should give the car a cool look.
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> where can I find these lenses????

AZ Dave on here does or did make them.

Ryan, the car is looking great!

'66 Monza coupe
4 speed
140hp
Gardner, KS

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