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Re: 68 corvair monza convertible
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: February 24, 2013 05:44PM

Hey anyone got any insight on this. found it under the back seat, heard these info sheets were in the cars and mine is in bad shape hoping to find most of the pieces.

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Re: 68 corvair monza convertible
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 24, 2013 05:46PM

Just a Fisher build / Shift sheet... just for the body...

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Re: 68 corvair monza convertible
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: February 24, 2013 05:57PM

Great because I got that as well even the handy bag it all came in.

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Re: 68 corvair monza convertible
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: February 24, 2013 06:21PM

Here it is. Washington D.C owner until the 80's when it got moved to virginia. Hoping to do a little searching and get any pictures of it back in its day when it was "just a car".

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Re: 68 corvair monza convertible
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: March 17, 2013 07:24PM

Mike Stillwell Wrote:
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> I'm pretty sure it was painted at least once. It
> belonged to Bill Burleson and his wife Jan Bost
> for many years in Roanoke Valley CC. The car
> actually sat for a long time even before Jan
> passed away around '06. Not a bad car at all. It
> was her favorite. I'm not really a big convertible
> fan, and I already have a pair, so it wasn't of
> great interest to me.
>
> Mike
> YS
If you have anymore information or contact information where I could talk with the family I would love to get pictures of them when the owned the car and any history they have of the car. Trying to keep all its story together.

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Re: 68 corvair monza convertible
Posted by: nicholas ()
Date: March 17, 2013 08:20PM

In the pics of engine removal it looks like you've got one seriously bent pushrod tube

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Re: 68 corvair monza convertible
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: March 18, 2013 08:26AM

nicholas Wrote:
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> In the pics of engine removal it looks like you've
> got one seriously bent pushrod tube


O yeah it was messed up bad. Open the valve cover and the pushrod fell out in 2 pieces. Valves were just stuck got it right and ready to roll now.

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Re: 68 corvair monza convertible
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: March 24, 2013 07:19PM

Well here is a update on the 68. Got the engine sealed up and in the car, just time to bolt up the tins, carbs, etc and she ready to ride. Cleaned the interior up and got me a tissue dispenser to go under the dash and the factory clock with rebuilt guts. so she should be dialed in for spring.

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Re: 68 corvair monza convertible
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: March 24, 2013 07:24PM

Interior really is in great shape. Definitely can tell someone loved the car.

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Re: 68 corvair monza convertible
Posted by: larry202br ()
Date: March 24, 2013 08:31PM

Sweet!

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: 68 corvair monza convertible
Posted by: Wabbitkiller ()
Date: March 26, 2013 06:42AM

Looks good! I wish I had mine closer to being driveable now that spring is theoretically here.

Chris

1965 Monza 95 Convertible 4 speed

Olathe, KS (Kansas City)


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Re: 68 corvair monza convertible
Posted by: larry202br ()
Date: March 26, 2013 07:58AM

Wabbitkiller Wrote:
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> Looks good! I wish I had mine closer to being
> driveable now that spring is theoretically here.


From the looks of things weather-wise, you've got time! Coleslaw, your vert is looking good!

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: 68 corvair monza convertible
Posted by: Spyderman64 ()
Date: March 26, 2013 08:57AM

Coincidentally, I'm considering making an offer on a '68 ragtopright now. It's a pretty nice original car, 1 repaint. The downside is that I really dislike the gold interior and I'm not crazy about the Powerglide. We'll see what happens.

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Re: 68 corvair monza convertible
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: March 26, 2013 10:14AM

Spyderman64 Wrote:
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> Coincidentally, I'm considering making an offer on
> a '68 ragtopright now. It's a pretty nice original
> car, 1 repaint. The downside is that I really
> dislike the gold interior and I'm not crazy about
> the Powerglide. We'll see what happens.


Yeah I wasn't too excited about the automatic but a club member let me drive his and it wasn't too bad. I know I am going to enjoy it.

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Re: 68 corvair monza convertible
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: April 11, 2013 04:00PM

Update on Lucie. On the road again. Engine runs like a top and is sealed up nice and tight. Now just doing some much needed routine maintenance, such as brake and wheel bearing checks. Took the hubs off and am pretty sure the last person to take a look at them, was on the Chevrolet assembly line. Car did run great at first so I did finally drain the gas out and boy it's nasty but makes great parts cleaner. After draining the old gas and in with the new it was night and day difference. Hoping to cruise it up to Helen GA next weekend to show it off. Building up my maintenance kit to go in the car so any suggestions is much appreciated. Next step is to do the seals in the transmission, shifts smooth but does leak around the pan.

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Re: 68 corvair monza convertible
Posted by: TIBCO ()
Date: April 11, 2013 05:32PM

Here's hoping you can make it to Helen. You will meet a lot of really friendly people and one or two crabcakes. spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

Seriously, if it's help, parts or advice you're looking for, you will find plenty of it there.

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

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Re: 68 corvair monza convertible
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: April 11, 2013 05:39PM

TIBCO Wrote:
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> Here's hoping you can make it to Helen. You will
> meet a lot of really friendly people and one or
> two crabcakes. spinning smiley sticking its tongue out
>
> Seriously, if it's help, parts or advice you're
> looking for, you will find plenty of it there.


Thanks so much. So far I have seen if there is a corvair then there are a group of great guys standing around it, that treats a stranger like a old friend. Just something about a corvair that brings good people together. I can't wait to show it to everyone. Isn't perfect but not bad for a 45 yr old cAr

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Re: 68 corvair monza convertible
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: April 13, 2013 04:24AM

Just applied for Hagerty insurance today. Heard a lot of good things and the price was half what I am paying now and more coverage, so I could not say no. Also considering AAA so anyone who is a member give me some encouraging words about it. I do most basic mechanicing myself, but still nice to know I can get it towed easily if needed.

South Carolina Upstate



68 Monza convertible 140 4spd A/C (coming soon)
66 Corsa coupe 140 4spd

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Re: 68 corvair monza convertible
Posted by: Chris Lampe ()
Date: April 14, 2013 02:19AM

Hagerty Should give you 100 miles free towing.

Chris
Rowlett, Tx
NTCA - North Texas Corvair Association
CORSA
'64 Monza 'vert

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Re: 68 corvair monza convertible
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: April 14, 2013 03:48AM

I will look at all the extras, but I did notice it is about half of what i am paying currently plus has more coverage for what i am payin. Cant beat that.

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