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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: viewmaster ()
Date: December 03, 2018 05:25AM

Built and installed my motorcycle, individual air cleaners and re-routed PCV system.

-m



Mike
'65 '500' Sedan 110 PG
'65 Monza Sedan turbo'd 110 SU conversion
Fresno, CA

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: December 03, 2018 10:13AM

Sent another one off to get crushed:






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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: December 03, 2018 01:08PM

Found I had one incorrectly sized fitting for porting the vacuum to my MAP sensor, acquired correct piece today. Haven't cut into my existing hose yet so still good to drive tomorrow as missus needs my car.

Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: viewmaster ()
Date: December 04, 2018 06:48AM

Well....figured out, by the first commute/test run of the new air cleaners, that they are more than a little restrictive. LOL This revelation was evident by the sluggish movement off the line, as well as the "way more than normal" oil smell emiting from the heater vent, that when I lifted the engine bonnet, I was met with a gistening engine tin collection. (and no...I didnt paint them high gloss black) LOL Seems my pcv system was being utilized as a straw to try and get more intake. Sucked oil right up out of the top cover. 😲😲😲

So, lesson learned. Went back to stock this morning, and mopped up the mess. Back to the drawing board and message board. 😉

-m



Mike
'65 '500' Sedan 110 PG
'65 Monza Sedan turbo'd 110 SU conversion
Fresno, CA

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: December 04, 2018 08:03AM

That's EXACTLY why I went back to stock. Vair acted like it had Emphysema!

"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: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: 4carbcorvair ()
Date: December 05, 2018 09:55AM

Doing body work, fixing the big dent in my LR quarter panel. sad smiley

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Ronnie
Southern Maine.
www.dirigocorvairs.net
66 Corsa Convertible, 140, 4sp.
65 Monza Convertible, 110, PG.




It doesn't leak, it's marking it's territory.

A mirror is a reflection of the miles travelled.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: December 05, 2018 03:41PM

Noticed an oil leak the other day. After snugging the oil pan bolts (which didn't seem loose), I discovered the oil filter bolt loose so I tightened it.

David Clamp


1965 Corsa convertible - 140 4spd/3.55/AM-FM

2013 Mustang GT convertible - 5.0, 6spd auto, Procharger i-1

2003 Miata SE - 6spd manual (wife's toy)

"Victory is mine!" - SG

Norman, OK

Click for Norman, Oklahoma Forecast

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: kmart356 ()
Date: December 06, 2018 05:38AM

The colder temps we get down here are followed by much warmer daytime (30* warmer as an example). After scavenging one lower shroud thermostat and getting a set of rods (thanks Steve), installed & connected up the driver side warm up flap. The right side does not have thermostat so I fashioned a small bracket to keep it open "about that much". I was running the lower shrouds without flaps during the summer. This fix should help prevent the icing on the carb/intake.



Ken
'62 Spyder Coupe
Florida


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: 4carbcorvair ()
Date: December 06, 2018 09:09AM

Ken, not even going to be 37 here, enjoy the warmth! lol

Hoping to finish the quarter panel repair and get it in primer later today.

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Ronnie
Southern Maine.
www.dirigocorvairs.net
66 Corsa Convertible, 140, 4sp.
65 Monza Convertible, 110, PG.




It doesn't leak, it's marking it's territory.

A mirror is a reflection of the miles travelled.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: jmaechtlen ()
Date: December 09, 2018 05:06PM

Took the Toy to a friends, ran some cooling system flush through it. No improvement, back of rear head still gets 40 degrees hotter than thermostat temp. Compared to another supercharged 3800 as sanity check, and that region should be about water temp.
So the supercharger and inlet manifold need to come off for inspection/cleaning.
The occasional joys of a water pumper!
But it does run pretty well for not building any boost.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: December 09, 2018 07:51PM

Sent another off to meet its fate. Once upon a time it was a low mileage solid AC car.. Sad.





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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Cfred ()
Date: December 10, 2018 11:11AM

Continued putting pieces on my Monza wagon fresh from the paint shop. New wheel cylinders, adding dual master cylinder, new hoses.
Just fun time...

Fred
Palm Desert, CA

61 Lakewood with 64 front & rear suspension
& front disc brakes SOLD to Club Member
62 Monza Wagon, in progress
62 Monza Wagon, 4 spd, w/ rust

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 13, 2018 12:22PM

Pulled the Weber DCOE off the '66 for it's 10 yr. clean up..





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Sea Mountain, between Charleston Harbor and Coos Bay! SW Oregon Coast
Click HERE for My Website...Click HERE for My TechPages!
..............................110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo




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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: larry202br ()
Date: December 13, 2018 01:32PM

Installed my clear lenses.

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: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Peacemaker ()
Date: December 14, 2018 06:38AM

Larry - I see what you did there with that plate! I wonder if Samples Sales ever sold a Corvair?

Gary

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 14, 2018 06:52AM

Gary... most likely Monza Juniors only! Hee Haw!





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Sea Mountain, between Charleston Harbor and Coos Bay! SW Oregon Coast
Click HERE for My Website...Click HERE for My TechPages!
..............................110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: December 14, 2018 07:05AM

I ordered some red, amber, and white LEDs for the brake/tail, front turn, and backup lights today. Once they arrive, I can install the new lenses I got from Azdave.

David Clamp


1965 Corsa convertible - 140 4spd/3.55/AM-FM

2013 Mustang GT convertible - 5.0, 6spd auto, Procharger i-1

2003 Miata SE - 6spd manual (wife's toy)

"Victory is mine!" - SG

Norman, OK

Click for Norman, Oklahoma Forecast

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: viewmaster ()
Date: December 16, 2018 01:24PM

Swapped my distributor for a recent aquisition. Seems fairly recently rebuilt, and I found a better points plate than the one I was using. Pulled my points plate and found oil in the base of distributor head. 😲😲

Also, filed down bottom of rotor, since it was rubbing my points arm!!!!! Dang!!! That affected timing a dwell immensely. All good now, my morning commute will be more smooth, Im sure. Corvair...its ALWAYS something.

-m



Mike
'65 '500' Sedan 110 PG
'65 Monza Sedan turbo'd 110 SU conversion
Fresno, CA

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: fred bagnall ()
Date: December 16, 2018 02:33PM

Wipers quit working in the Greenbrier. I pulled out the switch, and found the back of the switch was loose. I used a vice and the edge of a flat bladed screwdriver and tightened the 3 swedge points that had become loose through time. Reinstalled the switch,and ops checked. 2 speeds and washer work flawlessly.

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64 Greenbrier std -110, 4spd,barn find on the road again after 46 year hiatus.
66 Turbo Corsa, 180hp,posi-trac, quick steering HD suspension,AM-FM-multiplex,soft-Ray glass all around
Floridian currently residing in Nor Cal

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: dhomuth ()
Date: December 16, 2018 08:40PM

Wednesday towed a flatbed trailer to Nampa, Idaho with a friend to pick up a 65 convertible and a truckload of parts, new, used and reconditioned, from a fellow who is dying. Thursday drove it back home to Salem, Oregon.
Friday took off the luggage and engine compartment lids. Both of those are really in excellent condition. Delivered the stripped body to the shop 25 miles away.
There my own car is now on a rotisserie awaiting stripping to bare metal. The solid unrusted floor of the donor car will be cut out and stripped, then welded into mine.
I had hoped to get a luggage compartment in good condition, but on seeing it the previous owner had started to cut bits out of it, and that just won't do at all. Have spoken with Rex Johnson about getting a donor from one of his cars.
Got one really good door, and have a second with some corrosion in the lower right front corner.
There is also a manual top frame intact in good condition, which I will use to replace the power top I've had on mine -- which is for sale.
Later Friday, during high winds and driving rain, unloaded the truck that had the canopy packed full front to rear and to the top of various parts in boxes and loose, and arrayed the parts and boxes on the floor of my shop.
Lots of brand new metal parts and others, lots of reconditioned parts -- like a newly done 4-speed and steering shaft and box. A ton of old metal bits from suspension mostly. A full set of clear glass from a LM convertible that I can't use. Five wheels with good radial tires.
But to be quite frank, I have no real idea all of what I have. I do know that I won't be able to use most of it on my own car.
Rex says he would like to bring Mark Dustan over to do an initial sort tomorrow (Monday) and we'll have a better look.
Saturday delivered the 2-carb motor to Rex. I can't use it for anything and we will trade off some reassembly work he's doing on the hubs.
Then on Saturday drove the trailer I borrowed from Duane Wentland -- for which Many sincere thanks -- and came home.
For the time being, I've had all the fun I can stand with this car project. I'll get back into doing some writing about it this coming week.

1966 Corvair Corsa convertible
Same car I bought in 1/68 the night before I went to Viet Nam he second time. Got it back in 8/15. Plan its first public runout come July.


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