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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: 1965Monza ()
Date: March 06, 2017 08:31PM

took her to town on Saturday to get salt for the water softener.

1965 Monza Convertible
Cheyenne WY

1999 Volvo C70 Convertible
2005 Mustang Screaming Yellow
2005 Mustang Performance White
2006 F250 Super Duty 6.0

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: jastranc ()
Date: March 07, 2017 11:31AM

Well yesterday installed rebuilt rear hubs that I had Rear Engine Specialists rebuild.It sure helped that I used anti seize on wheel cylinder bolts when I replaced them 16 years ago.With a hoist this job went well.Biggest issue is getting parking brake cable out of hubs but 1/2 deep socket help release the 3 keeper.Also helps that the 69 isn't rusted underneath.
Today I noticed left T-stat had failed,so before lowering replaced it.Nice to have parts on hand that a person purchased years ago.
Weather here in western Wisconsin isn't the best so will take car out later.
Jim Stranc
69 Monza/Corsa 180 HP

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: TexasAg77 ()
Date: March 07, 2017 01:54PM

Took the LW for a test drive Sunday after finding an issue with the wiring harness Saturday... Started and ran great. Went 3 miles to check the PO box and would not run after starting and putting in gear.... So, call the neighbor to come get the wife and me and bring us home... Coil seems hot ( pertronix II). Brought the truck, trailer, come-a-long and wife back to load the car. Brought the tool travel kit with parts as it was left at the shop, as shoot, we were just going 3 miles and back.

Decide to try changing the coil. Car started and drove it home. As soon as it quits raining I will do some more test runs, without the wife and see if it can strand me again...

Hoping it was all just a bad coil, though I do have the back up Pert- II if needed...

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 do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: 1965Monza ()
Date: March 07, 2017 10:26PM

Put on the choke rod and drove her to work! She did great!

1965 Monza Convertible
Cheyenne WY

1999 Volvo C70 Convertible
2005 Mustang Screaming Yellow
2005 Mustang Performance White
2006 F250 Super Duty 6.0

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: dhomuth ()
Date: March 11, 2017 11:11PM

Have now reached a critical Turning Point: As of right now this very moment, I can't think of another major component I need to find. I either have them or will by the end of the week.
Which means, ceteris paribus, that things can now start to go back together in earnest.
The complete set of wiring harnesses came from Clark's on Thursday, and Rex loaned me a gadget so I can get the rear wheels vertical again, put the car on a trailer and get the wiring completely re-done.
Got the new cylinder heads to Rex (the guys at Cam1 in Battle Ground do nice work) along with the blasted and repainted fan. The rebored cylinders, new pistons/rings/wrist pins at at Corvair Underground awaiting pickup. But Lon has been in and out of the hospital several times in the last month. He has the pressure plate re-done and says he should be working on the flywheel late this coming week.
So the focus shifts from finding and buying parts, getting them refurbished and back home to starting to bolt things back together again in earnest. Picked up one of those engine compartment spare tire holders (Yes -- I know it's a bad place to keep a tire, but for show purposes it has to be there) and Rex gave me the four bolts/screws that hold it in place. Will get that blasted and powder coated along with the oil pan, so that's two more engine components ready. All the shrouding has had that done and is awaiting assembly of the engine.
Rex brought down the manual top frame from a guy in WA state. When things are a tad further along, I'll get that blasted and repainted, get a new white top for it and then swap that out for the electric top that's on the car now. It never had that back when I first owned it 49 years ago.
(Yes -- I will offer it for sale -- it's complete right down to the correct original factory switch. Just not yet.)
Have the original plastic "wood rim" wheel still on the column. Also have an adjustable column with the correct wheel. At the moment, I'm in a quandary over whether to keep the original or go with the adjustable. I'll sell one at some point. Leaning toward keeping the original. But no final decision.
Still looking at a first public runout in July. So far, it looks doable.

1966 Corvair Corsa convertible
Same car I bought in 1/68 the night before I went to Viet Nam he second time. Got it back in 8/15. Plan its first public runout come July.


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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Date: March 16, 2017 09:19PM

Finally, a pleasant day here in the Northwest. I started the job of removing the top shroud of my "new" 1962 Monza wagon today. I've got to see what all has been living there since it was parked outside for some time before I got it. Pulling a couple of the spark plug boots I can see crap in there, so it's got to be done!
The engine starts and runs - I've driven it around some, but I'm going to clean things out and paint the sheet-metal in the engine bay, then pull the wheels and tunnel covers to check the brake system thoroughly before I put it on the road..


Dan Davis - Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ 65 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn (my current driver!!)
~ 1964 Monza 'Vert ~ 65 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black int ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4
1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: c17flyer ()
Date: March 19, 2017 08:24AM

Quick wash yesterday for the first club meeting of Inland Northwest Corvair Club today. The weather is to be sunny and cool but can't wait to meet some new fellow enthusiasts!

John
Spokane, WA
C
65 Corsa 140/4 Restomod

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: March 19, 2017 09:47AM

My son and I got our '65 Monza Convertible a quick wash and drive to take some pictures. Looking at finding it a new home to make space for a new project.


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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: March 19, 2017 09:53AM

Started the process of cleaning and bead blasting many, many parts that are off the 66. It will take months to get them all cleaned and repainted but that's why they call it therapy. They do, right? I got the darn HF bead blaster working well with the new compressor but now the gun leaks air so there is no shutoff! Got to love HF. I looked at more quality blasters online but I can buy 2 or 3 of the HF units for the cost of one. I'm terminally cheap so I'll just replace the gun and get back to cleaning. Good times.

Bob Vinnacombe
Sandy, Oregon
1965 Corsa 140 stock
1966 Monza Soon to be race car
1968 Monza Parts for now

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: swingfield23 ()
Date: March 20, 2017 08:34AM

Stripping down new project 65 corsa 140, finding more sheet metal work

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: dhomuth ()
Date: March 20, 2017 03:47PM

Yesterday,being a rare nice day, sent it off on a trailer to have the wiring completely replaced, all the brakes done with a new single-pot master cylinder, and the gas tank and sender replaced.
Probably overkill, but I won't have to think about those again.

1966 Corvair Corsa convertible
Same car I bought in 1/68 the night before I went to Viet Nam he second time. Got it back in 8/15. Plan its first public runout come July.


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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Corvairscott ()
Date: March 22, 2017 07:44AM

I just put in a new gas tank. The old gas tank had a clogged sending unit filter. The gas tank is a thick steel Guage welded tank. We're these sold or homemade? I broke a J bolt so had to get another at the hardware store.... I can't wait to put fresh gas in and try to start it.

Scott

San Diego, CA

Corvairscott@aol.com


I never met a Corvair I didn't like.....

1961 Rampside, 1961 Lakewood,
1962 Monza (Canadian) 1962 Rampside Deluxe
1965 Monza w AC, 1965 Corsa, 1965 MonzAvenger BSS
(Bud Short Special)

Oh yah...196? Covair van...also a corvair dune buggy!

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: nscrdv ()
Date: March 22, 2017 11:19AM

Installed decals in engine compartment and oem stickers. Planning the main fuel line replacement, but no grommet...

And I thought the rubber line alone was dangerous enough

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: viewmaster ()
Date: March 26, 2017 06:04PM

Started the process of replacing intake valve seals, on my daily. Had to make a custom tool to help out. This was a job that was WAY over due. The old ones were hard as rocks and i kept finding chunks of them in my oil pan. Hope this makes the oil burning slow down, til i can build a replacement engine.



Mike
'65 '500' Sedan 110 PG
'65 Monza Sedan turbo'd 110 SU conversion
Fresno, CA

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: jmaechtlen ()
Date: March 27, 2017 09:23PM

Drove up to Willow Springs Raceway to watch a friend race his C/S Austin Mini. Visited with Dave Motohead there.
Discovered some screws had vibrated loose. (These are for brackets retaining one of the plexi panels.) Replaced lost nuts with nylocs from a hardware store in Rosamond. Good weekend.

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: March 28, 2017 10:01AM

I have a carburetor base that while is nice and pretty can't seem to get it to run right. Found that I can make the old cruddy looking one look a lot nicer with some Mother's aluminum polish. Needs more work as I only had a few minutes before work to futz with it. Tonight I polish it swap the venturi cluster and jet into the old cleaned up base and see what I can get performance wise.

Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: thumper477 ()
Date: March 29, 2017 12:13PM

Putting in the floor sound deadening self stick stuff before putting in the molded carpets.

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: jimrob ()
Date: March 30, 2017 01:46PM

Over the past 10 or so days I have been cleaning out an old fuel tank. The tank was on a '64 Monza that had set for about 20 years. Amazing to me, the tank still had about one gallon of terrible smelling fuel in it. Along with that it had a ton of built up rust.
First I used a pressure washer to blast away all I could get to on the inside of the tank. It still had a lot of rust. I happened to have a gallon can of parts cleaner on hand. I sealed up the hole for the sending unit and poured the gallon of parts cleaner in through the filler pipe. I also put in about 30 lug nut size nuts. Then I shook the tank left to right and up and down for a few minutes.
I did this shake-the-tank routine several times a day for about a week, each time leaving the tank over night in a different position. After a week I poured out the mess, opened the sending unit hole and dumped the nuts. Then I power washed the inside again very well.
The inside looks like new; at least everything I can see. I'm satisfied to re-install it.

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 30, 2017 01:48PM

Go for it!





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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Date: March 30, 2017 10:40PM

Nice spring-like day for a change. Jacked up the left side and pulled the lower shroud. I knew it would be a mess, I could see the oil smoke coming of of that side when I shut off.
Got new viton O-rings in place on that side now. The others were crispy original black that were leaking badly and broke when removed. They were so flattened and loose I could remove a couple of the pushrod tubes by hand!
All the rockers and pushrods look great! So the right side will get the same treatment tomorrow and I should be able to take it for a drive!


Dan Davis - Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ 65 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn (my current driver!!)
~ 1964 Monza 'Vert ~ 65 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black int ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4
1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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