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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

MID ENG enthusiast &
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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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: March 26, 2022 01:35PM

Did an assembly line worker put that glob of sealer caulk in the slot where the parking brake cable ball hooks into the handle just to annoy me? cool smiley

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: March 27, 2022 10:32AM

Parking brake cable replacement update...PITA!!!

I cant believe that it has to be this %$*(@! difficult.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: March 27, 2022 01:15PM

I won the battle and it's installed.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: March 27, 2022 02:17PM

As pointed out by a P/M...no lubrication yet.

I wanted to have the cable installed before.

Working on old cars is messy enough as it is.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: TexasAg77 ()
Date: March 27, 2022 02:27PM

Not a lot mechanically, just realized the battery in the 63 had a 7/17 date on it, so got a new one since we leave Wednesday for a 5300+ mile trip in it to do RT 66 with 2 stops first in TX...

Ed McClintock
Cleveland TN
Choo Choo Corvairs
'61 Lakewood,,63 Vert, '83 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler- [www.cj-8.com]

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: vacman ()
Date: March 29, 2022 03:56PM

I started to remove my engine, am about half way there, hopefully have it out by the weekend

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: TexasAg77 ()
Date: March 29, 2022 04:13PM

Drove 500 miles on the first leg of our month long road trip. smiling smiley Knock on woods, no issues.

Ed McClintock
Cleveland TN
Choo Choo Corvairs
'61 Lakewood,,63 Vert, '83 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler- [www.cj-8.com]

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: March 31, 2022 12:28PM

Remember when Gem ran out of brake fluid...right rear wheel cylinder.

Managed to get it all apart without breaking, twisting, or using a BFH.

Bought everything to do both sides...but I only do one side at a time.

Because I loathe drum brakes and I use the other side for a pattern.

Turns out the front brakes and M/C are almost new...thank you Stig.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: April 02, 2022 02:06PM

While visiting the Corvair Ranch today, I contributed to the effort of stripping paint from my 1964 Greenbrier.

I worked on the driver's side 1/4 panel from the driver's door back to the rear doors but only above the red stripe. This represented almost five hours.

1962 95 F.C. Van
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe
1965 Monza Coupe
1965 Monza Convertible
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: The Stig ()
Date: April 02, 2022 02:39PM

Not Corvair work per se but will let me do more work on corvairs. Brought home a small 12 ton press today. As folks age out and shops close up there is more and more I need to be able to do myself. This ought to help.


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: April 07, 2022 10:04AM

Since it takes four hands to hang brake shoes you have to be smarter than the brake shoes.

I bought new drums, cylinders, hoses, and shoes from O'Reilly...they "look" pretty darn good.

Normally I use Corvair vendors...since they're likely all coming from the same place I saved $150.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: April 07, 2022 05:27PM

Brakes are looking good Phil! Gem will drive like new.


Today I got rid of this doofiness on the fender of my '66 turbo.
Not sure what it was, but it had to go.






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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: April 07, 2022 05:37PM

Almost looked like a T-Bird script.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Beers ()
Date: April 07, 2022 06:03PM

Or a ‘69 Firebird marker light


‘63 Monza Spyder convertible [www.corvairforum.com]
SF Bay Area, CA

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: April 07, 2022 06:17PM

Wow. I think Beers nailed it! I had pondered if it was something similar. Almost thought about looking for something to fit but ultimately decided just to remove it.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: April 07, 2022 10:04PM

The Stig Wrote:
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> Brakes are looking good Phil! Gem will drive like new.
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> Today I got rid of this doofiness on the fender of my '66 turbo.
> Not sure what it was, but it had to go.


Yup, before I read any further and saw Beers post, I immediately thought, "That looks like the hole for a Firebird sidemarker light!"
A friend in high-school had one.

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