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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 02, 2022 04:38PM

Will you run the car this year?

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: February 06, 2022 06:31AM

Yikes! Figured this won't last long so doing a replacement clutch cable in the 66 Corsa. I actually was driving it like that with only one strand remaining but I lucked out and noticed it before it snapped completely.


Also, putting the first coat of Ermne White paint on some Corvair wall art today. I'll reveal that later.

Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
65 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4 w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza Convertible 110/4
66 Monza Convertible 140/4 A/C
65 Monza 4DR 140/PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T/5



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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: RexJohnson ()
Date: February 06, 2022 09:32AM

Check and see if the ball is stuck. It seems like almost all of the ones that I check are stuck which is really hard on the cable. Alot of the time I need to spread apart the fork to get them to move and then I put on some grease.

RJ tools
Salem,Oregon

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: February 06, 2022 10:36AM

RexJohnson Wrote:
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> Check and see if the ball is stuck. It seems like almost all of the ones that I check are stuck which is really hard on the cable. Alot of the time I need to spread apart the fork to get them to move and then I put on some grease.

Yup. Thanks. I checked the old tech topics and will make adjustments inlcuding slightly more clearance and grease. It was tight in the socket but not frozen totally. Obviously, there was some cable bending going on right at the ball. I haven't had a clutch cable failure in probably 30 years. Good time to check to the others now and at least grease them up.

Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
65 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4 w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza Convertible 110/4
66 Monza Convertible 140/4 A/C
65 Monza 4DR 140/PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T/5



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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: February 08, 2022 05:47PM

Installed rebuilt rods from CA Corvairs on the pistons for the EFI engine I am building to take the set of Binion heads I am working with. All balanced to .5 gram spread. Now the fun begins, getting to assemble everything.


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: tjim01 ()
Date: February 20, 2022 01:03PM

Well, they sure are pretty! Good luck and keep us posted.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: corvair.crazy ()
Date: February 23, 2022 10:56PM

Found some ralley wheels for my FC this week. Little soap and water and Boom!

Jon

1961 Rampside
1962 Spyder


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: February 28, 2022 11:57AM

I helped a little with some Corvair trouble yesterday. A failed electric fuel pump on our fellow club member's 62 at the Arizona Corvair Challenge yesterday left them DOA after the first slow-drag event. After a pump was found nearby, a swap in the parking lot should have fixed it but then starter bendix was also trashed and spun freely both ways so it ended up being towed home on a trailer.

Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
65 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4 w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza Convertible 110/4
66 Monza Convertible 140/4 A/C
65 Monza 4DR 140/PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T/5



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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: March 05, 2022 02:50PM

Last couple of days I cleaned and painted the 66 Coupe's heater box assembly. I removed it several months ago while arear suspension is out.

Today I assembled it and made sure doors operated smoothly and sealed when they should. Up next is to bead blast and paint the fan housing and air outlet. Maybe get it back in a few weeks. Lots to do on Camaro before I get back full time on the Coupe.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: March 05, 2022 06:23PM

Took the rear wheels off the '64 yellow convertible. The wheel cylinders I rebuild 8 years ago are leaking again. Maybe I'll use DOT5 this time.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 136 Corvairs and counting...

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 05, 2022 08:34PM

Is the residual pressure valve working? How long does it usually set between drives?

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: March 07, 2022 12:45PM

Usually doesn't sit more than 2 months. I don't remember if it has a residual valve.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 136 Corvairs and counting...

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: March 14, 2022 07:09PM

Another one followed me home. I think I should stop counting. Factory turbo '66 with a great body, I could not say no. Building it a correct turbo engine now.




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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: March 14, 2022 08:09PM

joelsplace Wrote:
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> Usually doesn't sit more than 2 months. I don't remember if it has a residual valve.

Has the fluid been changed since the rebuild? Consensus is every 2-3 years.

Been aircooled since 1973
Northwest Ohio 45840

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Wills69 ()
Date: March 15, 2022 05:44AM

Hey Stig,

Maybe that's the famous "speed before beauty" car from the Corvair Summer movie?


Will
69 500

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: March 15, 2022 08:14AM

The Stig Wrote:
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> Building it a correct turbo engine now.


A 65 turbo engine was for sale in Arizona on FB just yesterday. TO610RL

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Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
65 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4 w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza Convertible 110/4
66 Monza Convertible 140/4 A/C
65 Monza 4DR 140/PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T/5



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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: March 17, 2022 03:28PM

Gem's air conditioning quit out of the blue a couple months ago.

It's been a cool winter here so I haven't done anything till today.

Heater has been working fine but zero action from the cool lever.

So it had to be the crappy HTR/AC fore/aft selector switch right.

Installed the spare switch from Crusty and it fired up very first try.

Funny thing is both switches bench tested with the same functions.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: March 18, 2022 05:01PM

Wills69 Wrote:
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> Hey Stig,
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> Maybe that's the famous "speed before beauty" car from the Corvair Summer movie?


It certainly is. However do not worry, I’m not planning a sequel!

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: March 19, 2022 03:11PM

Friday after work I installed another NOS Fuel pump on the 1965 Convertible but did not have any gas available to prime the carbs and get it started.
Made a quick trip to the Corvair Ranch to see progress on the 1964 Greenbrier and got a can of starting fluid on the way home. Yes I know...Starting Fluid is a BAD Idea for these engines. Got home, got it started and warmed up then drove it up the street and back, all seemed well. let it run a little then shut it down while I worked on another vehicle.
Later, I started it back up and let it idle for well over an hour before it stalled out. It would not start again regardless what I did and I fear it is the NOS fuel pump. I'll try starting it again on Sunday and go from there.

For what it is worth, this was one of the two NOS Fuel pumps I bought through flea bay this past fall, not one of the ones I recently acquired from a member on this site. I guess time will tell regarding the NOS pumps, if things do not go well, an electric fuel pump may well be in the works.

Attached is a photo of the reinstalled powerpack in the Greenbrier.

1962 95 F.C. Van
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe
1965 Monza Coupe
1965 Monza Convertible
Westminster, Maryland

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prior Kelmark owner.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: March 21, 2022 09:25AM

Time for a new front parking brake cable in Gem!!

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