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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: September 18, 2022 09:47AM

WELCOME!!!

We really really like pictures.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: September 24, 2022 03:05PM

Went to rebuild the steering box in my new corsa. It felt ok but I like to be sure. It turned out to be one of the worst I had seen. The relative tightness must have come from the congealed rust/grease mix in it.



Gears were totally unusable and were down to pointy nubs of rust. So I found another box and overhauled it. Much better now.



Since the column was out, I cleaned and repainted it. Given that it was out of the way, it was the perfect time to install one of Craig's awesome fuse boxes.




Car also got a new pair of correct mirrors to replace the gross cheapy square head plastic ones it had. It is coming together to be a really nice driver now.


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: andyman260 ()
Date: September 27, 2022 12:10PM

LOL - I just put my new Technical Guide in a 3-ring binder! Does that count?

Andy Allen

Oak Park, IL

1966 Corsa w/air

708.921.8937 cell

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: bought1 ()
Date: September 27, 2022 03:18PM

Painted the trunk!

Dave

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: September 28, 2022 12:41PM

looks AWESOME! thumbs up cool smiley

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: October 01, 2022 03:06PM

Today bumpers. outside rear view mirrors, door check/stops, back up light housings, and the rear engine access hatch cover got installed.
While I was at it I went ahead and put the wheel covers on too.

The back up lights are not yet wired up, I will likely source a new set of these lights and wire them when they get swapped out. For now they are simply filling the holes. The grille below the rear bumper still needs installed.

I am waiting on a pair of replacement tail light housings and lenses, and need to source the reflective lenses for the rear doors.

Up front, I am waiting on a Windshield Washer nozzle and need to clean up the headlight buckets and air vent flapper, clean up the grille and headlight trim then install them.

Once that is done there are still some weatherstrips and interior panels that need attending to. The list goes on but progress is being made.

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: October 01, 2022 04:47PM

Wow that looks great caraholic!!!!

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: October 01, 2022 04:48PM

Hey ma! I done fixed the oil leak on that old corveer.


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: October 01, 2022 05:55PM

Yeuuuck! eye popping smiley

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: October 02, 2022 07:14PM

Finished up the cleanup of the gross oil pan mess on this Corsa, new clarks pan installed.


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: October 03, 2022 07:18AM

Go Geoff Go!!!

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: David Payton ()
Date: October 03, 2022 03:44PM

I pulled the driver's side panel off to maintenance the window mechanism so I didn't have to use two hands to roll the window up or down. eye rolling smiley I just assumed that these interior panels were replacements from Clark's or another manufacturer. On the back of the panel there is a # 4496901 and of course LFT and also 23 NOV 1. So is this an original factory panel or a replacement? Not that I'm worried about that, but just wondering.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: David Payton ()
Date: October 03, 2022 04:10PM

I was expecting to find a plastic sheet between the interior panel and the metal structure of the door. But it was a brown paper that looks like a tar coating on the inner side. There's a green stripe across the brown color side of the paper. I'll be replacing the tar paper with a custom cut plastic trash bag as I did when I put my Edsels door panels back together, back in the day. grinning smiley

Also, I noticed that the tar paper has, what looks to be, factory cut notches around where the panel fasteners go.



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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: David Payton ()
Date: October 03, 2022 04:22PM

I also found these foam pads where I expected to find springs behind the door handle and the window crank. And I see that on Clark's catalog there are foam washers to replace these so I guess they're original?

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: TexasAg77 ()
Date: October 03, 2022 04:35PM

Got the dormant LW loaded on the trailer to head to Richard Payne's ( ratt643 ) for its heart transplant.

When I bought the LW it came with the discected 80hp original block and parts. It is now a 102, .030 over so we have the correct oil fill, etc.

Been a good while in the process. Can't wait to get it back on the road...

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

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