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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: October 24, 2020 12:43PM

Phil Dally Wrote:
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> Doing yard sales in Gem and the brake pedal went away.
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> Borrowed some brake fluid at my buddy's yard sale.
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> Question is where did the fluid go...zero leaks.




Just exactly HOW LOW was it?
How much had it lost compared to the last time it was checked?
Are you sure it was a loss of fluid problem, and not a failing Master Cylinder issue?
I had that happen to me in the Vert in the past.
No Leaks, and when checked, NO LOW FLUID!
Turned out to be the Master Cylinder.
We were rolling along in traffic, and it began to stop.
I had applied the brakes.
Then I let up a bit, but not completely.
And then as I set there with my foot on the pedal, it slowly just dropped to the floor.
I PANICKED!!!
I quickly released the pedal and desperately pumped it again very hard!
This action brought the car to an immediate SCREECHING STOP, and launched my suddenly angry wife against the windshield! eye popping smiley
"WHAT ARE YOU DOING ? ! ? ! ?" she screamed at me!
For some reason, the seals in the Master Cylinder would allow fluid to slip past the edges, unless they were under high pressure?
A quick, or even regular application of the brake pedal would operate the brakes in a perfectly normal way, but a slow lazy pressing of the pedal such as I had done while rolling along with the slowing traffic at a stop-light, had resulted in it just slowly going to the floor.
Did you by any chance experience something like that?

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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.
Have; '66 Monza Coupe - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza
Have had; '61 Monza coupe, 80hp, PG
'62 Monza Wagon, 4spd.
'63 Spyder,
'65 Corsa
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'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dually, approaching 400K
'03 Honda Del Sol
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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: October 28, 2020 10:25AM

> Phil Dally Wrote:

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> > Question is where did the fluid go...zero leaks.[/b]
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Probably under the carpeting on the driver's side...



Eric P.
DeWitt, IA

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: October 29, 2020 05:26AM

No fluid at that location either.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 29, 2020 08:41AM

Line is perforated in tunnel! It'll start showing...

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

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Date: October 30, 2020 03:27AM

Little bit welding...
And a New carpet Made from Germanys Best carpet Company Vorwerk.
If you changes the Letters you have the Word Korwer.
Thats how the Germans.call it...
Funny.....

Iam looking forward to see it ready to ride..

Iam Bit sad because i have to changes the worn teeth.was of the torque converter..

Greets from Germany..

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Date: October 30, 2020 03:34AM

Carpet..I found a really good way to make it Customizing Post more when iam ready..

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Date: October 30, 2020 03:39AM

Thats not my Best work but it will be strong enough to hold the car together..

Metal forming is not the easyest thing..
Your luck in USA to have clarks..

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 30, 2020 08:16AM

Great Progress! You can be proud of your work!

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: doug6423 ()
Date: October 30, 2020 10:01AM

Thanks for the update. Carpet looks good. Is it similar to the old Mercedes of the 60's & 70's??

Doug
65 Monza
Cincy, OH

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Carburetor ()
Date: November 03, 2020 08:56AM

Finally pulled the drivetrain to take a peak at the flexplate and ring gear teeth (getting a gear clash sound after starting the engine that replacing / rebuilding the starter hasn't fixed) and also replace the crank seals at both ends (have a significant oil leak from the weep hole at the bottom of the bellhousing).

Hard to see in the photo, but Motohead's cradle and the HF jack made this a piece of cake (along with the EZ Car Lift).

Jim C.
Chesterfield, MI

1966 Monza convertible (140 / PG)
2017 Chevrolet Trax (daily driver)
2017 Chevrolet Volt (wife's ride)





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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Date: November 10, 2020 11:30PM

Thanks Matt,
And Doug no its,just a normal carpet for houses..
But it fits perfekt and is easy to forming the edges..

Greets..

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: November 26, 2020 09:23AM

A production class we can achieve has been established.

F/CPS F (3-4 liter) Classic (1940-80) Production Blown.

160 mph minimum at El Mirage and open at Bonneville.

Setting up production...so only factory aero allowed.

Stock air dam is the only aerodynamic piece okay.

Making longer struts to get that stink bug look.

First old, second next to new, third my lathe.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: November 26, 2020 09:25AM

Just realized wont be so much stress on the axles and u-joints.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: doug6423 ()
Date: November 29, 2020 05:11PM

Enjoying my new purchase. Can't wait to really use it this winter! drinking smiley

Doug
65 Monza
Cincy, OH

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 29, 2020 05:21PM

Don't get your hair oily!!! GGG

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: doug6423 ()
Date: November 29, 2020 05:34PM

MattNall Wrote:
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> Don't get your hair oily!!! GGG


I didn't think about the drip until I went to post photos... Thanks for calling me out on it! spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

Doug
65 Monza
Cincy, OH

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