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What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Joe West ()
Date: January 20, 2013 07:44AM

Hi Gang,

On my forum, the "what did you do to your Jeep today?" Thread is very popular for folks who work on their vehicles. I thought I'd kick off a similar thread here and see if it catches on.

Yesterday, I replaced my turbo fuel return "T". To replace the T, I drove my Corvair up on ramps (front two wheels),jacked up the drivers side wheel and put a jack stand under the pinch weld to hold it up and then removed the drivers side tire. With the tire off, I rolled under my Corvair and using a 1/4 drive with three long extensions and a swivel, loosened the top clamp on the filler neck hose. I removed the fuel filler door. Because my T was broken, I did not need to disconnect it. I simply pulled the fuel filler up, rotated it so that overflow lined up with a notch in the fuel filler area (not sure if a previous owner made the notch or if it is factory... It looks to be very nicely done) and pulled the fuel filler tune up and out the fuel filler area.

With the fuel filler tube removed, I could reach in with a 1/4 ratchet with various swivels and extensions. And remove the remaining clamps holding on the old T. With the old T out, I installed the new T, being careful not to push the new T on to the fuel tank too far (if you push it on too far, then the T will not be long enough to reach the filler tube... Ask me how I know). One note; I connected the fuel return hose to the T before I installed the T. With the T clamped to the fuel tank and the return line routed properly, I put the fuel filler tube back in, being careful to fit it into the T and the filler hose that connects the fuel filler tube to the tank at the same time. I found if I slid the fuel filler tube into the tank first and then tried to connect the T, it was impossible to connect. You really need to install both at the same time.

With the fuel filler tube installed, I crawled back underneath and tightened the top clamp on the fuel filler hose. Then the hardest part... Tightening the remaining clamp on the T. I found that if you rotate the clamp properly, you can tighten the clamp through the fuel filler cutout in the inner fender. This was by far the hardest part of the job. Once I had it tightened, I connected the furl return line and started it up to check for leaks... There were none. Then I simply put everything back together and went on my merry way. The job took about 5 hours, mostly because of the difficulty tightening the clamps. It was like performing surgery through a small hole.

Well... That's what I did to my Corvair. What did you do to yours?

Joe

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: irfgt ()
Date: January 20, 2013 07:51AM

Since I have 3 I walked past them and kept on walking. It's too cold to do anything.

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: igottajob2 ()
Date: January 20, 2013 07:55AM

I checked on it yesterday in storage and it is mouse free and sleeping nicely.

Minneapolis,MN

1965 500 Coupe
95HP

Built the 1st week of April of 65 at willow run.
500 coupe. The only factory accessory is a rear antenna.
White with a red interior.
Now black with black and red interior.


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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: January 20, 2013 07:56AM

Funny you should ask.

Starting a thread later.

I started at 06:30.

A heat wave at 30 degrees.


Paso Robles CA-Unsafe at Any Landspeed-Sidewinders (SCTA Charter Member 1934)-CORSA Member-Central Coast Corsa-Ventura County Corvair-V8 Registry-Corvanatics-California Angels Fan Since 1978...World Series Champs 2002-So Cal Gas Since 1974 Now Retired Again-Vairy V8 ADE 506 Cube BBC/PG/QC L/M Coupe-Proud New Owner of the Galli Family 1966 110/PG AC Sport Sedan-148.253 MPH Landspeed F/BFALT L/M Coupe-B&M Blown Methanol Mid Engine Funco Sandrail-Ugly Duck-2013 Ford F250 Super Duty XLT Four Door Crew Cab Short Bed 6.7 Powerstroke-When I Grow Up I'm Selling Everything and Buying a Vintage Triple Weber 911S Because I'll Never be Able to Afford the Miura!!!

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: jimmyo ()
Date: January 20, 2013 08:10AM

I'm going to take a Sunday drive, I have some projects on the back burner. I let a friend keep his car in my garage over the winter and now my garage is to crowded to work in.sad smiley It's too cold to mess around outside. So, I've been playing with a 140 engine. Today I'll clean up the other head.

Jim O'Connor
45 miles north of The Bronx, N.Y.
1962 Greenbrier 110 4spd
1964 Monza Convertible 110 PG
"Wherever you go....There you are"

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: willisukillus ()
Date: January 20, 2013 08:29AM

I washed it and then my wife and I took it out for a drive. 73 degrees here yesterday.

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Scott Kirkman ()
Date: January 20, 2013 09:30AM

Cleaned and painted a bunch of parts: shift tube, pedal assembly, heater control.

1963 Monza Spyder
Undergoing a ground up restoration
[63monzaspyderrestoration.shutterfly.com]

2012 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor

Copperopolis, CA

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: jrdriver8 ()
Date: January 20, 2013 09:49AM

It was dry, and about 48. I uncovered the 66 and took her for a nice long drive down the highway! Thumbs up galore and she ran great! Back to sleep she went,,,,,,,going to get really cold this week. I hate to eave it sitting and it felt good to drve it since it has been asleep for two months.

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: dsantos ()
Date: January 20, 2013 09:56AM

Sprayed 1st coat of primer

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: lugog ()
Date: January 20, 2013 09:58AM

Uninstalled pertronix 2! 18 degrees and windy in michigan!

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: 65CorsaTurbo ()
Date: January 20, 2013 10:07AM

Great idea Joe ! I was thinking of starting the same one here, glad you got r done ! The Miata forum I frequent has the same thread: Over 1/2 million views, over 10,500 replies to date, so its pretty popular.
They pretty much say that nothing is too trivial to share...gives us all ideas for our own cars.

Bill (B.Y.)
1965 Corsa 180
1966 500, white/red/110/auto
1967 Crown V-8 (sold)
Pittsburgh, Pa.

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: January 20, 2013 10:25AM

Put the battery charger on the wagon in the garage. Checked the tires on the other vairs waiting out the cold. Roads here in Albuquerque got paved with salt here last week so they are all going to sit for a while. Have to wash the red vert real well after driving it through this. Similar threads like this here before ...always fun to follow as long as they keep going.



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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: lostbooger ()
Date: January 20, 2013 10:26AM

[corvaircenter.com]

That thread used to be quite popular but it died out. I tried to bring it back but it did not take.

It really is a good idea. Maybe the old one was getting too long?

Damian


61 Monza 4.3L V6


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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: strangecars ()
Date: January 20, 2013 10:29AM

It was -2 when I got up now it's +3 and an expected +19.sad smiley I have a bunch of new parts waiting and a propane heater. But I still have to walk out there. I suppose if I were to drive the wife's car out the 100 ft or send one of the kids to go turn on the heater...lol smoking smiley Maybe latertongue sticking out smiley

Steve Morton
1967 Monza, 1961 Rampside
Nampa, Idaho

"If you're not having fun, you're doing it wrong"

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: 2ragtops ()
Date: January 20, 2013 10:29AM

I am finishing up a diff rebuild, new clutch etc., should have it finished today, and then for a drive. She's been down for about 2 weeks, wanna get er out and give her some exercise.

Bob Bauer

Show-Me Corvairs

1966 Monza Convert 140 P/G with A/C, plastic wheel with tele-column am-fm posi-traction
1966 Corsa Convert 180 wood wheel tele-column am-fm sport steering posi-traction
1965 Corsa Coupe Crown V8 mounted mid-body temporarily red lined for repair
House Springs, Missouri

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: cad-kid ()
Date: January 20, 2013 11:05AM

I have been doing my "home work" drinking smiley

Jeremy (cad-kid)
Kronenwetter, WI (Central Wisconsin)
CORSA Member#031129
SOLD-9-2016 65 Monza 4spd/140
My 65 Monza thread
My YouTube page yawning smiley

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: fred bagnall ()
Date: January 20, 2013 12:59PM

I finally got around to installing my NOS parking brake warning light. I won this on flea-bay awhile ago and was surprised to find out that there were almost two complete assemblies. A complete early and a partial late set-up. I had to do a little on-site modification, but it works like a charm. Now to finish that turbo engine.

Regards


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: Setterz54 ()
Date: January 20, 2013 01:06PM

Did not do anything.Wife decided to rearrange house with a new TV upstairs.Now Im too sore to do anything.Waiting for Ravens game to come on.Maybe this week.I like this thread good idea.

Setterz54
Fulton,MD.

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: HOMEBREW ()
Date: January 20, 2013 01:08PM

Wiped off snow !

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Joe West ()
Date: January 20, 2013 01:35PM

Today I welded up the clutch pedal tube. The factory put a garbage tack weld on it that had absolutely no penetration. My clutch pedal swung down to the floor and I thought...what the heck???

It was a fairly easy weld, other than the upside down welding position under the dash. New bushings and a new c-clip and my clutch pedal is as good as new. I have one more repair item; fixing my fuel sending unit. It appears my float sunk. I have a new one ordered from Clark's.

Joe

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