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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: larry202br ()
Date: December 17, 2018 06:53AM

Spectre Wrote:
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> 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.

I would love to see some pictures when you're done!

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: Spectre ()
Date: December 17, 2018 04:26PM

larry202br Wrote:
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> Spectre Wrote:
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> > 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.
>
> I would love to see some pictures when you're
> done!

Results in this new thread: [corvaircenter.com]

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

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: briandowdy ()
Date: December 17, 2018 08:21PM

About a year ago started on the brake rebuild on my 61 500 Lakewood..home build got in the way. Back on it today, 3 of 4 done. Cleaned and re-packed bearings. Pulling M/C tomorrow to rebuild.

Brian Dowdy
Orland CA

Sixteen too many 'Vairs

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: December 18, 2018 03:02PM

Awesome yard Brian! I wish you were my neighbor. (yes, seriously)
I fixed the heater blower on my '64 Convertible - unplugged the wires and messed with the switch.
My '66 SS had a lot of clunking going on up front so I pulled the shocks and of course the big bottom out bumpers were missing and the bottom mounts were loose. I installed the correct bumpers, put washers in so the bottom mounts would tighten and replaced the old cracked pitman arm bushing with a nice new nylon one. Much better!

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: jimc ()
Date: December 18, 2018 05:07PM

Nice 50 degree day in MidWest so I installed some vintage driving lights from an old TR6 project and went for a drive and filled up tank.

While at the pump, three visitors stopped by to admire the Corsa, two guys and a middle age lady in a new Cobalt Blue Mustang, turbo V6. She admired the Corsa's color, Aztec Bronze, and said she liked Corvairs. She had originally shopped for a Camaro but said she did not like the Camaro's rear quarter vision.

The two guys were Chevy truck owners and took some photos. One of the two guys said his son had just bought a red LM Vair and was getting ready for a restoration. The other gent was more into big block Chevys.

All admired the lines of the LM Vair and the Mustang lady suggested Chevy should produce a new Corvair. I am all for that, but will not hold my breathe for that to occur.

Corsa ran great today, seemed faster with the mild air temps compared to last summer's heat and humidity.

Nice day for a ride and enjoyed the comments, from all.hot smiley

Jimc
1965 Corsa
HACOA Member

CORSA 2017 Concours Senior Gold Award
AACA 2015 Award

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: sweet66monza ()
Date: December 18, 2018 11:41PM

Took a little time this evening to tinker on my purple car. A year ago I parked it because I thought the cam was on its way out (can't remember how I determined that). Gave it a thorough check tonight and learned otherwise, and fixed lots of little things and took it for a little spin. Forgot how much I loved this car. It's ugly, rusty, and it is what it is, but at the same time it's so much fun to just enjoy!

Cody Hurley
North Idaho (Post Falls)
66 Monza convertible 140/PG, loaded with factory options
66 Corsa factory turbo coupe, 3rd owner fully documented [corvaircenter.com]
65 Monza coupe daily driver 110/4
Also 2 Ford f350 IDI diesels, six Jeep FC 170s, 66 CJ5A, 03 neon, 4 Rokon Trailbreakers, 3 vintage Honda 50cc minibikes, 4 Honda xr350s, and thousands of parts


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Joe West ()
Date: December 25, 2018 04:13AM

Yesterday I replaced my generator with a rebuilt Clark’s generator with a new correct for the production date of my Corvair ID tag. I also replaced my Otto parts belt (which still worked perfectly after 18 years on my Corvair) with a new Otto parts belt which should last until I kick the bucket smiling smiley

Fun few hours of work on a beautiful day. When I finished the mechanical work, I washed and waxed my Corvair and it is now ready for a nice drive today.

Joe


1964 Spyder Convertible, Laurinburg North Carolina
Restoration Website: [www.corvairspyder.com]

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: ac1948 ()
Date: December 25, 2018 07:07AM

Replaced right side ball joints on my 63 Rampside yesterday. Will do the left side Wednesday.

Jerry Murray
Charleston, SC

63 Rampside, PG,110

63 Greenbrier, PG, 110

64 Rampside, 110, 4 speed

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: andyman260 ()
Date: December 26, 2018 04:48PM

Well,checked out the car over at the barn and lucky I did. Battery was completely dead and out gassing. It’s an Optima RedTop had become deeply discharged during last winter’s cold spell and I’d been having problems with it keeping a charge during the driving season. The Optima 1200 charger had shut down but the battery was warm to the touch and definitely venting and gassing. Disconnected it safely and removed it from the car. So, maybe a ‘save’ here and reminder for anyone with a car stored remotely to give it a well being check. Cheers and Happy Holidays!

Andy

Andy Allen

Oak Park, IL

1966 Corsa w/air

708.921.8937 cell

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: viewmaster ()
Date: December 31, 2018 06:49AM

Got under the daily, and tightened up the exhaust connections. Noticed it getting a little noisy on a Sunday drive with the Mrs. yesterday. Looks like its time for a gasket set.
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!! 🎉🎊🎈👍😎👍



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: Joe West ()
Date: January 02, 2019 03:30AM

Yesterday I replaced all of the bulbs in my dash, and in the process, found out that I have been using the wrong (and much dimmer) bulbs in my instrument panel. The newer and correct bulbs are so much brighter than what I had in the dash before. Here are some bulb numbers from another post here on Corvair Center

candlepower number
61-63
instrument 3 GE 1816
directional 2 57
Temp-Pres/Gen-Fan 2 57
high beam 1 53
64
instrument 3 GE 1816
directional,high beam 1 1445
Temp-Pres/Gen-Fan 2 1895
65
instument 3 GE 1816
directional,high beam 1 1445
Temp-Pres/Gen-Fan 2 1895

Joe


1964 Spyder Convertible, Laurinburg North Carolina
Restoration Website: [www.corvairspyder.com]

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: viewmaster ()
Date: January 07, 2019 03:44PM

Moved my coil from the cyl. head mount, to rear engine compartment crosbeam. Lets hope it doesnt start sputtering when engine gets hot.

-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: Lane66m ()
Date: January 11, 2019 06:23PM

Removed my 66 Monza Corsa dash clock and upgraded it to a quartz movement clock. Time consuming, but worthwhile mod. IMO.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: January 12, 2019 01:51PM

Have been refurbishing after a dropped valve on Cylinder #2. While waiting on the shop, I've been painting everything I can get my hands on, and cleaning the books and crannies.

Eric C. Player
Porterville, CA
- National Member, CORSA
- Member: Central Coast CORSA & South Coast CORSA
Former Member: Vintage CORSA Orange County. Member, ISA (Int. Screenwriter's Assn.), SAG Eligible, and Producer's Guild Aspirant


* Then: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo, Red/1965 Monza 110 Purple/
1967 Monza 140 Red/1966 500 110 Black/1965 Monza 110 Yellow
* Now: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo Project. Blue, Blue/Beige interior.



"Chevrolet's Corvair was a maverick machine, a rear-engined renegade born out of spite and genius." -- Sports Car Graphic, August 1969

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: January 14, 2019 01:57PM

Well, I didn't actually do the work....but I paid for it.grinning smiley
This summer I stumbled across a second set of Western Bullet 15X7 Wheels and bought them for my 1965 Monza Coupe.
Thursday I dropped them off to be polished and picked them up after work today.
$350.00 for the wheels, $300.00 for the polishing (+$100.00 Tip) and $300.00 for a set of four NOS Center Caps = $1,050.00 in a set of used wheels.
Photo 1 is of the wheels when I bought them. (With old center caps on them)
Photo 2 is of the set and Photo 3 is a close up of one with the plastic bag open.
Now all I need to do is settle on tire brand and size, install them on the 95 Van and take the set currently on it to have them polished, then buy new tires for them.....Yeah, it's an addiction.

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 14, 2019 05:20PM

Came out super!! But yes, you are sick!!! ggg





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..............................110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: January 14, 2019 05:22PM

Nasty weather here... Was going to send a '67 coupe off to the great beyond, but weather was too gross to spend that much time loading. So we loaded a bunch of suspensions to send off. Nothing good. Early (pre 64) and FC. A few LM's but they were rusty. a smashed '69 door from some long departed soul got tossed in as well.


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: January 14, 2019 09:43PM

Caraholic4life Wrote:
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> Well, I didn't actually do the work....but I paid
> for it.grinning smiley
> This summer I stumbled across a second set of
> Western Bullet 15X7 Wheels and bought them for my
> 1965 Monza Coupe.
> Thursday I dropped them off to be polished and
> picked them up after work today.
> $350.00 for the wheels, $300.00 for the polishing
> (+$100.00 Tip) and $300.00 for a set of four NOS
> Center Caps = $1,050.00 in a set of used wheels.
> Photo 1 is of the wheels when I bought them. (With
> old center caps on them)
> Photo 2 is of the set and Photo 3 is a close up of
> one with the plastic bag open.
> Now all I need to do is settle on tire brand and
> size, install them on the 95 Van and take the set
> currently on it to have them polished, then buy
> new tires for them.....Yeah, it's an addiction.


WoW! thumbs upthumbs up
Even Brand New they never looked that good!
All of them I have ever seen were some degree of satin finish.
I have always like these wheels.
My recently acquired Moredoor has them.

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza - 140 4-spd. driver

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 14, 2019 09:48PM

Re-installed the Fan Bearing into a nice Top cover for the Banger...and installed it.

Got to be ready to run by the time I get the turbo set up...waiting on Exh. Tubing to arrive.





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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: Phil Dally ()
Date: January 15, 2019 03:49AM

Found a good used VW 1600 duel port motor for the sandrail.

Swap out the motors so I can get the sandrail on Craigslist.

If any there is any interest here...it's going to go cheap.

Generating extra cash (thinning the herd) for the racecar.

Also still need a good used Type 1 swing arm VW transaxle.

Wanting to keep the strong Weddle Industries bus tranny.

Still thinking about an overdrive gear in the racecar.

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