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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: March 10, 2018 08:31AM

Oil & filter change on the '66 MoreDoor that I have reluctantly decided to sell.

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Dave Decker ()
Date: March 10, 2018 04:29PM

Sub frame out for interior clean up and paint. Setting up diff. tomorrow.

Dave, Kamloops, B.C. '65 Crown V8, 2017 Mazda CX3

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: goatsnvairs ()
Date: March 12, 2018 09:54AM

Fired up the 180 in my '65 Corsa. Now the fettering, little fuel line leak, little oil leak at the turbo oil feed line, need to connect the turbo fuel return line at the tank, valve adjustment, etc.

Need to hide the methanol lines better too, or go to black i/o red.....

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: March 14, 2018 06:39AM

Installed the 4 primary carbs on my 65. Also installed an electric fuel pump. Many fuel leaks that I eventually got sorted. Now I have to adjust the direct linkages between the two carbs. PIA and may have to remove them to do it. I am not really happy with it so far.

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: nginbldr ()
Date: March 17, 2018 08:06PM

just finished a clean, rebuild, and paint on my 63 crossmember, suspension, & brakes.. ready to reinstall with new cushions, and then new engine..

63 Monza coupe 4 sp (original owner)
66 Corsa coupe turbo
couple of old Vettes
Corsa member since 1978

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: nginbldr ()
Date: March 17, 2018 08:08PM

just finished a clean, rebuild, and paint on my 63 crossmember, suspension, & brakes.. ready to reinstall with new cushions, and then new engine..

63 Monza coupe 4 sp (original owner)
66 Corsa coupe turbo
couple of old Vettes
Corsa member since 1978

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Date: March 18, 2018 05:30PM

Electric fuel pump and anti-theft device. Today I finished installing the Facet electric fuel pump and an ancillary anti-theft device. 12V to the fuel pump is supplied via a hidden switch. The single pole, Momentary On-Off-On switch is located in the ashtray. When the ignition is ON, power from the switch is run through the Normally Closed (87a) contact of the relay. The relay coil is likewise powered when the ignition is on, but the ground for the relay coil is through the oil pressure switch. Thus, when there is no oil pressure, the relay opens the Normally Closed contact and turns the pump off. When the ignition is ON, the Momentary On terminal of the switch powers the fuel pump directly, so the pump can be turned on when there is no oil pressure. With the pump switch in the ON position, the pump is energized whenever there is oil pressure. When there is oil pressure, there is no ground to the relay coil, so that is not actuated. If the fuel pump switch is left in the OFF position, whoever starts the car can only drive as far as the fuel in the carburetor float bowl will allow, and the car will then stall.

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 18, 2018 05:49PM

Trick!! That should help , at least!!





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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: reidmier ()
Date: March 20, 2018 11:28PM

Took delivery of another set of freshly rebuilt carbs from Steve Goodman at Rear Engine Specialists. When you need something done right, send it to Steve! Feeling very grateful for good friends like Steve who provide their knowledge, experience & skill to keep this obsession fun. Cheers!

Reid M.
HACOA
Vegas Vairs
Washington, UT
65 Monza 110 PG

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Cfred ()
Date: March 23, 2018 04:39PM

Changed Distributor to a 370 with Pertronix 1 to try to stop the constant pinging.
Worked great ! Timing at 14, plugs NGK B5 range.

Engine is a crate XX0, with 110 heads. have no idea what the compression might be,
but, it doesn't ping now with 91 gas

Now to fix a bad wiper motor, wiring,switch problem...

Fred
Palm Desert, CA

61 Lakewood with 64 front & rear suspension
& front disc brakes
62 Monza Wagon, in progress

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: March 29, 2018 04:31PM

I looked at my 1964, and decided that when it finally gets out of storage, that it is time to find a new home for it. Too many cars and not enough time to drive them all...

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: fred bagnall ()
Date: March 29, 2018 08:04PM

I had a 64 Spyder in the distant past, but it was not as nice as yours is. Maybe if it was I would have kept it. That's a sweet looking Spyder. smileys with beerthumbs up


64 Greenbrier std -110, 4spd,barn find on the road again after 46 year hiatus.
66 Turbo Corsa, 180hp,posi-trac, quick steering HD suspension,AM-FM-multiplex,soft-Ray glass all around
Floridian currently residing in Nor Cal

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: March 30, 2018 06:34AM

Took every bit of the rear suspension out to install my race setup. Also took the steering box/column out to install a new signal piece in the column and replace a worn shaft. I have boxes of new parts to install for a variety of things. Brake line to the rear and the lines for the rear wheel disc brakes.Pictures will follow but I thought I would get this posted anyway. hot smiley

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: playerpage ()
Date: March 31, 2018 11:13PM

Well, I got through the prep phase . . .

Eric C. Player
Porterville, CA
- National Member, CORSA
- Member: Central Coast CORSA
- Former Member: Vintage CORSA Orange County & South Coast CORSA Los Angeles California Chapters. Member, ISA (Int. Screenwriter's Assn.), SAG Eligible, and Producer's Guild Aspirant


* Then: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo, Red/1965 Monza 110 Purple/
1967 Monza 140 Red/1966 500 110 Black/1965 Monza 110 Yellow
* Now: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo Project. Getting there.



"Chevrolet's Corvair was a maverick machine, a rear-engined renegade born out of spite and genius." -- Sports Car Graphic, August 1969

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: jfrese ()
Date: April 02, 2018 07:24PM

Went for a long drive today to warm up the fluids and came home to change the oil and filter and check for leaks. This is just the start of a long list of things to check and clean in preparation for Springfest. It is not supposed to rain again tomorrow, so I guess I'll go out and hit it again. Can't wait for Springfest!


'65 Monza vert, 140, 4 spd
Halfway between Knoxville and Gatlinburg

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Unsafe140 ()
Date: April 11, 2018 10:18PM

Removed steering wheel today. Couple issues to sort. No turn signals, turns out the plug under dash came loose. Easy fix. Took apart and cleaned and removed any corrosion. Still have a finicky horn wanting to go off whenever it feels like it.
Also, the lock for the tele wheel doesn't get tight enough, something out of alignment. The last two issues no sorted yet.
Any ideas, I'm all ears. Enjoyed the time in garage.

Joel
Cave Creek, AZ
1965 Corsa 140 tele

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: thumper477 ()
Date: April 13, 2018 01:04PM

Rebuilt 4 wheel cylinders,4 new brake hoses,front shoes and a new master cylinder on my 64 spyder.

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: April 13, 2018 01:17PM

I opened the garage door looked at the broken starter nose cone laying on the floor, exactly where it had been tossed in disgust days earlier. I glanced up at the car, still on jack stands. I swear I heard it whisper, "Help me." I sighed, spun around on one heel and left the garage. Maybe another day.

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Kyle_in_Mich ()
Date: April 13, 2018 01:19PM

I got the headers installed on the 140, bolted up the rest of the system after this video, but had to hear it open headers at least once!



CORSA Member
Traverse City,MI
Daily driver- Bicycle
Fun driver/project- 65 Corsa 140/4 speed



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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: April 18, 2018 07:29AM

Balanced primaries, set timing, unplugged and capped off VA (before setting the timing) and took it out. The surging I experienced at low speeds with high vacuum is almost completely gone. Currently have 20 degrees BTDC and it seems really happy there. I am trying limiting the VA total advance as well so I still have some but not all of it available. I still have to get under the car and adjust the accelerator link at the trans pivot tonight. I think it's a bit too long and not allowing the idle to come down consistently as the gas pedal is hitting it's upper stop and the carpet, so I'd get 900 RPM one time and 1400-1500 another. It won't take long to turn it in a quick 3 turns which should move the pedal a little way from it's stop. My high school has had a car show for years, they dropped it for a year or 2 and now it's back and I'll be ready. I'd say it's running the best it has in the whole time I've owned it. I had temporarily removed fuel to the secondaries, installed aluminum block-off plates under them and also gone back to the standard Corvair accelerator set-up for the primaries only to simplify things as much as possible, was still dealing with fallout from failing coil and the other "fun" stuff that happened while troubleshooting the issue and after. It has been a struggle there last 4 years as everything I did it seemed it ran worse after than it did before. Disheartening and so sometimes the car would languish for a few weeks and all I'd do is top off the battery every couple of weeks. Now I finally have oil leaks plugged, it's prettied up and once I get the idle consistently where I want it, the secondaries and RP linkage goes back on. I was thinking I had done something wrong on the linkage set up and that was causing the inconsistent idle, thus going back to stock temporarily.
OK, I put a lot in this post but I'm a happy camper today.

Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon

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