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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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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.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: April 08, 2022 03:28PM

I spent the day STRIPPING (Paint) on the Greenbrier.
Since the prior owner was going for the "Rat Rod" LOOK, and sanded through to bare metal where the paint was thin, then clear coated it, I really had no choice but to paint the van.

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: Caraholic4life ()
Date: April 08, 2022 03:32PM

I worked on the front panel, the top portion of the driver's door and the rear doors today.
The lower corners below the front bumper were in better condition than I expected them to be in but did find some unexpected rust holes behind the bumper and under bondo...so out came the bondo. IF I am going this far, it may as well get done better than it was.

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 08, 2022 06:39PM

What are you using to strip the paint caraholic?

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: April 08, 2022 10:38PM

The Stig Wrote:
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> What are you using to strip the paint caraholic?

I am using the following tools provided to me.

A Snap On Tools Carbide edge scraper to remove the surface paint.
(Can't find an exact photo but it is similar to the item shown here)

After that, I am using a Dewalt variable speed Polisher set at 1,000 RPM with a 3M 3M 05579 Stikit 8" Disc Pad with 3M Green Corps Stikit 8" 40 Grit Sanding Discs # 01550

On the front panel of the van, I started using some Aircraft grade paint stripper but it wasn't any quicker and it was messier than I liked it.

This is not a quick process and I would prefer to just have a body shop take it on BUT it isn't easy to source these days.
The individual doing the paint work won't guarantee his work unless the van is stripped to bare metal.

He isn't willing to take on that chore himself so it is up to us to get it done.

Once all the paint has been removed, the body work will be dealt with and additional surface preparation will take place.

I feel the 40 grit sanding discs leave the surface a bit to rough so it will probably be gone over with something else to make the surface a bit smoother before metal prep and sealer/primer is applied. (I am guessing here)

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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