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Re: 68 corvair monza convertible
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 02, 2013 03:37PM

Usually it's that way! Glad it was simple!





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Re: 68 corvair monza convertible
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: June 03, 2013 06:03AM

cnicol Wrote:
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> A good way to prime is to loosen the fuel pump
> locking bolt/nut and push the pump down and up
> manually. If your area is quiet, you can hear fuel
> entering the carbs. When flow stops, your carbs
> are primed
>

Just did this on my 60, as Craig mentioned. Didn't take long at all. And my car had been sitting with the new tank I stalled and the lines bone dry. So I had to do it a little longer to get the fuel pumped from the new tank and new lines.

But it worked great.

Lee Adkins

A Cave Man car
1960 2dr Coupe with pg
Color Tasco Turq.
With Ermine white top.

Catlettsburg,
In the Beautiful state of
North/East KY!

Not the best pic, but the only I had from then, 1997!

2016!

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Re: 68 corvair monza convertible
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: June 24, 2013 05:17PM

Just thought I would add some photos. Funny thing my truck is down so the corvair has become my daily driver for the past month. Been great but I dont plan on driving it all the time esp with it starting to get hot out. But it still fun to get the thumbs up and "nice car" at the stop light after a hard day at work.

The power of picture taking. it is nice on here but in person it has a lot of flaws to be taken care of.

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Re: 68 corvair monza convertible
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: June 24, 2013 05:23PM

O yeah, I was visiting a fellow corvair guy and he spotted this little fellow looked funny. so I ordered my new mount and unbolted this guy only for it to come out like this. Good save on that one.

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Re: 68 corvair monza convertible
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 24, 2013 05:29PM

Interesting... must be a '65? mount..





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Re: 68 corvair monza convertible
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: June 24, 2013 05:32PM

MattNall Wrote:
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> Interesting... must be a '65? mount..


O yeah, it was for some reason a 65 mount. I assume just what someone had at the time but I went to clarks to get the right mount and all they had was 65 so 65 back on it is haha. I am not too worried about if it is perfect correct.

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Re: 68 corvair monza convertible
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: June 24, 2013 05:50PM

Okay last post for tonight! (maybe)

Got some goodies over the weekend from a local guy who wast cleaning out his shop. All this for 10 bucks. Decent exhaust logs, thermostat doors which are perfect (the oil cooler side is a 8 plate though but was told I could cut it to make fit) and the passenger side engine shroud. Really needed these because of my smog car having the big haunkin holes in the tins for the smog tubing to go through which now just lets heat fly in the engine bay.

Lastly I posted a thread a week or so back for a floor mat and got my thread answered. Exactly what i wanted thanks goes out west to antkoto who had it to me in no time and besides a little wear spot it looks perfect. Excuse the dirt I been having to use the car a lot lately hoping to not have to soon.

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Re: 68 corvair monza convertible
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: August 20, 2013 08:41PM

Wanting to do a good cleaning to my hubcaps. They are a bear to get a rag into to clean. I talked with some guys here and well I am excited but could kick myself too. After a lot of cuts and cursing, I was informed that my wire hub caps come apart! I am in the process of cleaning them for this weekend cruise in. Also with the cooler weather approaching I will be pulling chrome off and fixing some rust issues on my car. No complete strip, I just want to make it nice, not perfect.

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: coleslaw31 ()
Date: August 20, 2013 08:45PM

Also I cleaned the top. As far as I know it is factory. It is in great shape (is a little stiff when folding) but it has one small tear and some paint splatter on it. Any ideas on repair/cleaning. The tear doesnt bother my much except it allows water to perfectly drip right on my head in any rain.

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: coleslaw31 ()
Date: August 20, 2013 08:48PM

I know the back window sucks, got a local guy here who can replace it so that is in the mix for later. Also I got the bottle and bracket for the washer in the trunk. I was told its by the brake master cylinder. Anybody know the exact place it goes before I start drilling?

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
Date: August 20, 2013 10:14PM

The triangular bottle was not factory installed in the later years.
In the 1965 model year it was on the angled panel next to the master cylinder.
Mounted where the bottle will clear the rubber tipped screw.

In your picture it's further to the right.

Since it was a dealer purchased item, I guess you could install it where ever you want, if there is nothing behind the metal that will get damaged.
Remember you've got a fuel tank right there below the trunk metal!


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: 68 corvair monza convertible
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: August 21, 2013 08:37AM

Looks like your cat wanted to help you clean the wire wheel covers! thumbs up

Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon

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Re: 68 corvair monza convertible
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: August 21, 2013 09:42AM

Gregory_Miller Wrote:
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> Looks like your cat wanted to help you clean the
> wire wheel covers! thumbs up


Yeah she was really speeding up the process. Makes for a great polishing pad.

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: coleslaw31 ()
Date: September 14, 2013 05:55PM

Installing a OER remote mirror man it isnt a easy task but coming together.

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: coleslaw31 ()
Date: December 03, 2015 07:32AM

Figured I would revive my little thread here. 2013 man almost 3 years owning a corvair and being involved, it has been pretty eventful and met a lot of great people personally and online. Currently the newsletter editor for the club chapter here and surrounded by people who keep the hobby fun and me motivated. Thank you everyone for continued support. Hope to have the convertible on the road by spring (maybe even before that) and more active next year. I have bounced around ideas about this car and my 66 corsa and am thinking I will do a little performance deal with the corsa, I bought the book "performance corvairs" and will do research and all about what goes into it. The convertible I plan to make it a 4spd 140 car and possibly a/c but keep it relatively stock. Currently it has a PG with a 140 in it just so I can have it on the road sooner while I refresh the manual parts before going in. I been going back and forth about what to do with my cars mostly just so I can keep ideas working during the down time. I have currently been tearing down a front suspension to rebuild for the convertible which will have disc brake. It has been definitely a experience with lots of choice words and heat!

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: MattNall ()
Date: December 03, 2015 08:08AM

Makin' Headway!! all that counts!





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Re: 68 corvair monza convertible
Posted by: solo2r ()
Date: December 03, 2015 01:00PM

Great thread! Here's my recently purchased '68 Monza Vert! 4-speed car! In a Guys backyard since 1980!
Solid, never wrecked , rear floor and seat bottom gone though. Will fix all and will be a nice car when done!
Car came with new NOS trim including front piece and original engine block/parts, had an early engine in it.



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Re: 68 corvair monza convertible
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: December 03, 2015 05:09PM

Always awesome to see another 68. Mine is pretty solid but got hit in the back at some point in it's life so I will be attempting to try and pull out the rear and get it straight. I have the vin matching block along with the vin stamped transmission just feel a 140 4spd would be more fun! We have 5 68s in the club here 3 convertibles and 2 coupes I joke that we need a 68 registry haha.

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: steve c goodman ()
Date: December 03, 2015 07:31PM

coleslaw31 Wrote:
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> We have 5 68s in the club here 3 convertibles
> and 2 coupes I joke that we need a 68 registry
> haha.

Steve sez: You have my attention, add my 68 if you start a registry

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
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Re: 68 corvair monza convertible
Posted by: Coupedevair ()
Date: December 05, 2015 07:16AM

I used compressed air to blow back to the tank with the rubber line loose at tank .I would let the thing set with oil in the cylinders for a day or 2.id drain the oil put new oil in.maybe its been said but this is what I do.spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

Mike H
Located in Northeast TN
1964 monza 900 110 under construction!
1965 monza convertable 110
1966 sedan 140

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