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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 14, 2020 02:55PM

Once you find solid metal... weld from there..

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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: March 14, 2020 03:50PM

My new to me '66 that I got last weekend had a suspension clunk and a shimmy braking. Dug in today and found the expected bad lower shock bushing, and then this. I guess that explains the shimmy! Found a good idler in my junk piles and will get it swapped until a new one arrives!




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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 14, 2020 07:49PM

Funny that the PO drove with that!

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: nmcollector ()
Date: March 15, 2020 02:40PM

Just finished a back yard test drive of my corvair powered sand rail with my new 4:11 ring and pinion (from Clarks) and 4 spider gear conversion by Regan Metcalf. It is much better now than it was with the 3:27 ring and pinion.

Thanks to Regan, Rex Johnson, Ray Sedman, and others for your advice and help! I now have a 3:27 ring and pinion from a 65 4 speed available for sale if anybody wants it. I will post pictures in the appropriate forum. Also, I hva cracked 4 hole valve cover so am thinking about upgrading them to something a little more flashy if anybody has any they are willing to part with.

Here are some pictures of the sand rail after my test drive. smiling smiley








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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: March 15, 2020 05:35PM

Finished the front end work on my '66 for now. Driving great!
Missed having a 140-4 late!!



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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: goatsnvairs ()
Date: March 17, 2020 03:53PM

Finished the dash refurb. All LED, quartz clock, new glove box. Looks great installed.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: March 17, 2020 04:41PM

Wow, that dash look great.

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: CoCoCo ()
Date: March 18, 2020 03:13PM

Yes, looks fantastic. Is it bright enough to see lit up in the daylight outdoors?
And what about dimming? Is your setup dimmable, or at least not so bright as to be too bright at night?

Either way, looks great.

Paul

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: goatsnvairs ()
Date: March 18, 2020 03:18PM

I did the same on my '65 turbo. It is super bright, but not uncomfortable at nite. I don't think its dimmable, was going to check but when I went out this am I noticed the clock was already dead, so I had to pull it all out again (grrr). The quartz clock in my turbo is 7 years old and still going..

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: March 20, 2020 05:47PM

Pulled dual MC off the Coupe today. Prepped area by cleaning and painting trunk area around it. Replacement dual MC designed for front disc brakes bled and now waiting installtion.

Donna picked up the 2 sets of balanced axle driveshafts from Powertrain today. One set is for the Coupe. The second is my spare set for both cars.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp





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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: March 20, 2020 06:32PM

Installed a set of the awesome B pillar metal caps on my '66. Gotta decide what Im going to do color wise for the interior before I paint them.



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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: goatsnvairs ()
Date: March 22, 2020 04:05PM

Put my original interior back in the rear of old yeller. While I had it out I put in a set of Julianos GM seat belts with the proper underside supports. Rear seat is nice, fronts need reupholstery.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: March 25, 2020 06:54AM

Fuel pump started doing this. Seen a lot fail in many years, but I think this is the first I have seen one geyser like this. Think its time for this one to get electric like most of the rest.


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: mikeycee ()
Date: March 25, 2020 09:36AM

The Stig Wrote:
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> Fuel pump started doing this. Seen a lot fail in many years, but I think this is the first I have seen one geyser like this. Think its time for this one to get electric like most of the rest.
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Probably are getting only 8 mpg!! drinking smiley grinning smiley Mike

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Wills69 ()
Date: March 25, 2020 11:04AM

Stig,
What kind of motor mount are you using?
Thanks

Will
Grayslake IL
69 500

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: March 25, 2020 11:38AM

I don't recall. I just got this car. My buddy the PO doesn't remember either. ~15 years ago someone was making them. Maybe Matt or Steve G will recognize it.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: goatsnvairs ()
Date: March 27, 2020 03:17PM

Got my interior all back in. New carpet, dash redone, chrome polished, 4 pass seat belts. Front seats need redone, but Ill do that while its getting painted later this summer, want to drive it a little starting April sometime.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: March 28, 2020 12:54PM

Very nice work goatnsvairs! That's one of the best looking interiors a corvair can have.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: March 28, 2020 03:42PM

I pulled the carpet out of my '66. Purple carpet and New Mexico sun don't mix well. I have a new black one ready to install. Floors are pretty decent but had a bit of scale. So I wire brushed and put on por15. It was fisheying on the red oxide paint someone previously installed so I only did the parts that needed it.








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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Corvairfw ()
Date: March 29, 2020 05:58PM

New project survivor: 1964 in storage for 56 years. Looking forward to learning a new marque.

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