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Finally some decent pictures to post
Posted by: captdirt ()
Date: February 17, 2012 05:33AM

Been lurkin the board and posting a little, finally have made enough progress to post s coupla pics.

1. Home last March from Frenso:








2.Engine









3. Dash

65 Corsa 140/4 spd in the process

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Re: Finally some decent pictures to post
Posted by: bill darcy ()
Date: February 17, 2012 05:42AM

Very nice!!

In the Hub City, Belen NM

Lead from behind..... get left in the dust
"I have not failed I've just found ten thousand ways that won't work" Thomas Edison

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Re: Finally some decent pictures to post
Posted by: captdirt ()
Date: February 17, 2012 05:52AM

A few more

65 Corsa 140/4 spd in the process

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Re: Finally some decent pictures to post
Posted by: 62corvairjunky ()
Date: February 17, 2012 05:53AM

Great color!thumbs up

Junky
Hurricane Utah.
Home of the "Red Desert Corvair Sanctuary."

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62 Rusty Rampy
62 wagon under construction.(Taking all my time and $$)
61 lakewood parts car.
63 coupe
half a dozen parts cars n trucks
20x40 garage full of greasy parts

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Re: Finally some decent pictures to post
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 17, 2012 06:11AM

All the Fresno area cars are good looking! Have you met Jim Briggs yet? Or are you in he local chapter?


How's the engine performing ? Everything sure looks great!





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Re: Finally some decent pictures to post
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: February 17, 2012 06:40AM

Looks great! I especially like the ignition wires (grin) and the instruments. One comment on the engine picture. If you are running the Corvair "fresh-Air" heater, where the air blown over the motor enters the passenger compartment for heating and defrosting - you should relocate the breather filter you put on the end of the vent pipe to somewhere outside of the engine compartment. Where it is now located, any engine fumes headed out of the pipe (hey, it can happen) would be ducted into the engine and, perhaps, into the car. Not a good thing. It just caught my eye. - Seth Emerson

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Re: Finally some decent pictures to post
Posted by: lgoodwin ()
Date: February 17, 2012 07:20AM

I'm not a big fan of orange cars (usually), but yours looks great!

1962 Corvair 900 sedan1967 Corvair Monza 140/4-speed1968 Corvair 500 coupe1983 Mexican Mustang 5.0
1962 900 sedan needs a home1967 Monza 140/4-spd1968 500 coupe (now my son's)1983 Mexican Mustang 5.0

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Re: Finally some decent pictures to post
Posted by: sightunseen ()
Date: February 17, 2012 10:23AM

Thats the same car? Nice. Where did you buy those air cleaner

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Re: Finally some decent pictures to post
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: February 17, 2012 12:15PM

Great progress!

Love the dash, especially!

What are the gauges and where did you get them??

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
CORSA Eastern Division Director

Click here for the slideshow of my '62 Rampside

1962 Rampside - At Clay Collier's shop for tranny/diff repairs
1964 Monza Convertible - WHITE - In pieces awaiting restoration
1969 Monza Convertible - AZTEC BRONZE - At body shop for final paint & interior work

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Re: Finally some decent pictures to post
Posted by: jimmyo ()
Date: February 17, 2012 01:29PM

Sharp!!!!

Jim O'Connor
45 miles north of The Bronx, N.Y.
1962 Greenbrier 110 4spd
1964 Monza Convertible 110 PG
"Wherever you go....There you are"


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Re: Finally some decent pictures to post
Posted by: 65CorsaTurbo ()
Date: February 17, 2012 02:56PM

Way cool ! What brand/model/size of wheels ?

Bill (B.Y)
1965 Corsa 180 (under resto)
1966 500, white/red-Rusty, but runs/drives/stops & is fun !
Pittsburgh, Pa.

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Re: Finally some decent pictures to post
Posted by: captdirt ()
Date: February 17, 2012 05:49PM

The wheels are American Racing Hopsters 15X7 front and rear. $150 on CL. 195/215/60/15 Kelly tires. Gauges are V-3 Genesis. Carb setup is a Clarks Ultimate (I think) with the Holley/Webers. Clark's headers/mufflers. Found the air cleaners on Ebay for $10 each, added the Corsa insignia's. Also has a disc brake conversion in front. Interior is leather from a Pick-n-Pull Saturn coupe ($100 as you can see, I'm cheap).

The only thing I've farmed out so far is the door panels. Local shop did a really nice job for $250.

PO had removed the complete heater system, everything he could get his little hands on, but he did block off all the holes. I'll have to figure out something as contrary to conventional belief, it gets cold in Calif.

I made contact with the Corvair Club in Modesto, but haven't made it to a meeting yet. Fresno is about a 100 miles south of me.

I haven't really driven it much yet as it went from the trailer to the shop after having been in storage for 4 years, but it runs good.

Building it as a driver/cruiser to have fun with.

65 Corsa 140/4 spd in the process

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Re: Finally some decent pictures to post
Posted by: TIBCO ()
Date: February 17, 2012 06:19PM

Really sharp car. The first picture (just home) reminds me of the early days with my car. It was also white at the time and I drove it for several weeks before I got around to putting the hood on it. Of course, folks would look inside the empty trunk expecting to see an engine.

Are the carburetors synchronous or progressive? At some time I would like to try to fit a set of progressive carbs on my 140. Keep us posted. You have a really nice car there.

Cliff Tibbitts
Lexington, KY
CORSA, CKCE
66 Monza, 140/4sp

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Re: Finally some decent pictures to post
Posted by: captdirt ()
Date: February 17, 2012 06:45PM

Carbs are progressive. They were used on Pintos, Mustangs and other Ford 4 bangers.

Didn't realize how dirty the back seat was til I looked at the post!

65 Corsa 140/4 spd in the process

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Re: Finally some decent pictures to post
Posted by: Setterz54 ()
Date: February 17, 2012 08:00PM

Great looking car! Good work,orange paint looks awesome.

Setterz54
Fulton,MD.

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Re: Finally some decent pictures to post
Posted by: TIBCO ()
Date: February 17, 2012 09:23PM

Yes, those progressive carbs are easy to come by, new and used. Getting them to work is the trick. When you get the car on the road and have some miles on it, how about starting a new thread and let us know how you like them.

Cliff Tibbitts
Lexington, KY
CORSA, CKCE
66 Monza, 140/4sp

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Re: Finally some decent pictures to post
Posted by: Bill Warren ()
Date: February 17, 2012 09:47PM

How did you get that steering wheel to fit? I didn't know LM Chevy steering wheels could be adapted to a 65.

Bill Warren
Decatur, AL
65 Corsa
68 Monza


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Re: Finally some decent pictures to post
Posted by: captdirt ()
Date: February 17, 2012 10:41PM

That's another tale of the PO. When I bought the car it had a Camaro steering wheel. Reading thru the posts here, I found out that the 65 has a unique spline so I figured ahha, PO put an adapter on it so I should be able to use any Chevy wheel I want.

He made an adapter alright, took a grinder and removed all the splines from the shaft so only the nut on the steering wheel was keeping the wheel from spinning freely!

I went to Pick-n-Pull and found a wheel I liked and cut about 6" of the shaft. Had it turned down and I made a sleeve and pinned and welded it to the stock steering shaft. Played around until I found the parts to get the turn signals to cancel.

Just lucky I found the bozo's "fix" before I started driving the car. Coulda been a real disaster.

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Re: Finally some decent pictures to post
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 17, 2012 10:44PM

AHH.. anther PO... "look at me".... then found out the car was way more than they could handle!

Luckily sold it to the right buyer!!

Any other surprises?





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