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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Dan ()
Date: June 20, 2017 07:16PM

Gregg,

You are doing a magnificent job on your restoration!! Beautiful. smileys with beer

Dan

Dan
Chandler, AZ
1966 Corsa Turbo Convertible
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/20/2017 07:17PM by Dan.

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: stiffneck ()
Date: June 22, 2017 05:53AM

Had five Amazon tires installed on the 66... Amazon beat discount tire by about $400!

I should have never been driving on those old tires. On the way to have the new ones installed a huge flap of rubber came flying off one of the old tires.

Nice and safe now...

1963 VW Ragtop Bug 40hp
1964 Corvair 900 Vert 140hp
1966 Corvair 4-door 110hp

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: irvan ()
Date: June 22, 2017 01:17PM

Look good, what brand and size tires are they?

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: stiffneck ()
Date: June 24, 2017 06:37AM

They are the Maxxis 185/80 R13s.

I will have to look around on what the tire pressure should be. My sticker in the glove box said 19 up front and 34 in the rear. The guy installing the tires kind of looked at me strange...

It's supposed to be 10 psi difference between the front and rear I think..

1963 VW Ragtop Bug 40hp
1964 Corvair 900 Vert 140hp
1966 Corvair 4-door 110hp

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: stiffneck ()
Date: June 24, 2017 06:39AM

And the son and I pulled the fried alternator out of the 64 and took it to be rebuilt.

1963 VW Ragtop Bug 40hp
1964 Corvair 900 Vert 140hp
1966 Corvair 4-door 110hp

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: dragvairclark ()
Date: June 25, 2017 12:05AM

Last two days: Had to R&R left rear hub on my 1965 Monza. Bearings seized up and broke apart. Wheel was rubbing inside of fender well. I was lucky I had a good spare hub. I guess 53 year old grease doesn't lube very well! Discovered I had to punch out the four studs to get enough wiggle room to get hub out of the trailing arm. All fixed now and ready to go to the Sloan Museum Sunday for our annual DACC club picnic at the show.

Clark Hartzel, Fraser, MI
1965 Monza coupe

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: June 27, 2017 01:28PM

stiffneck Wrote:
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> And the son and I pulled the fried alternator out
> of the 64 and took it to be rebuilt.

Make sure they give you back the correct fan, as most GM are oriented to turn in the opposite direction, don't ask me how I know.

Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: June 27, 2017 01:30PM

Cleaned up the bracket and the coil side condenser on a wire wheel to pretty them up, then puzzled over the fact it was connected to the - side of the coil instead of the + side. Hoping connecting it correctly helps, might need to adjust the timing a bit.

Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: June 28, 2017 08:14PM

Looked a bit closer at my Roger Parent linkage, and I think I had assembled it incorrectly, with the passenger side link on the wrong side of the bell crank, so there was no real side to side play like there should be, and it was not dropping to a consistent idle like it should. Gotta get it out and see how she behaves, after a quick check of carb balance, but the way I adjusted it should keep it real close.

Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: June 29, 2017 10:23AM

Drove it to work this morning, had to adjust the idle UP after moving the passenger side primary linkage to the correct side of the bell crank, alleviating the slight binding. Idle dropped to a consistent 550 or so but it was a little too low, so 1/4 turn on both idle speed screws to start once I got to work. Will drive it during lunch break and see where it idles now. I also need to have 1 tire looked at, it's been a slow leaker since the new tires were put on a few months back, but haven't driven it much lately due to the oil leak problems, which I believe are all now fixed. smiling smiley

Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: gregb ()
Date: July 03, 2017 01:07PM

Todays project was install carbs and Roger Parents supper crazy assume throttle linkage, see below.

Gregb

Alberta Canada
61 Canadian Lakewood
62 Spyder Triple Black Convertible
65 Corsa Coupe

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Coupedevair ()
Date: July 05, 2017 06:08AM

I know I havent been on posting but I have been reading.I have made some progress on the 64.I hope to drive it before the end of july its a slow process.Maybe I can get to Helena next year.Fingers crossed

Mike H
Located in Northeast TN
1964 monza 900 110 under construction!
1965 monza convertable 110
1966 sedan 140

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Leon ()
Date: July 06, 2017 07:52AM

Currently in the middle of installing the new flywheel and clutch plus resealing the whole power pack after a four year hiatus.

Star NC
1965 Monza Coupe, turbocharged 140/4spd, Carter AFB 4bbl, E-flow Crown turbo, water/meth injection, driver
1965 Corsa Coupe, 140/4spd, future project
1966 Monza Coupe, 110/4spd parts car
1966 Monza 'vert, 95/PG parts car
1985 Dodge W350 4dr turbocharged 440/4spd

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: July 07, 2017 08:14AM

Cut the inner metal out of my 66 race car project. Took out about half the weight of the hood and trunk lid. Finished the cuts, now ready for stripping and on to metal work.

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: Cfred ()
Date: July 08, 2017 11:48AM

Sealed the PG cable leak, again, this time with Rescue Tape wrap, then sealed over the wrap with Plastic-Dip.
Today, Another PG leak... The torque converter drained down from sitting, and all over the floor. Found PO installed a Clarks' finned PG pan with NO gasket. Installed gasket and filled with Dextron. We'll see...

Fred
Palm Desert, CA

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

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: jmaechtlen ()
Date: July 09, 2017 10:16PM

Yesterday adjusted lf wheel bearing, it was a tad loose. Adjusted steering box a bit tighter (top screw). Noticed that pitman bushing a tad loose.
Today got a spare steering box at SCC's gathering. Need to open it up and see how it is - but seems tight.

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: kenzen ()
Date: July 12, 2017 08:27PM

Took my buddy Ruben out for ice cream...he got more attention than the car...eye rolling smiley

kenzen
66 Monza Coupe 110/PG
Bel Air, MD

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: TexasAg77 ()
Date: July 15, 2017 03:42PM

Rebuilt/adjusted the turn signal cable and mechanism in the '63 today... The dang screw that holds the pivot assembly/turn signel level kept coming loose. Took a little finegaling, but think I got is solved. Small project, but it is nice to have turn signals that work.. smiling smiley

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: gregb ()
Date: July 17, 2017 08:32PM

I was having a little trouble with the throttle and got that cleared up tonight and installed the drivers seat. Took it for its first drive since last year, got gas and went to the car wash. Still needs a few more tweeks but first thoughts are ITS GREAT!

Gregb

Alberta Canada
61 Canadian Lakewood
62 Spyder Triple Black Convertible
65 Corsa Coupe

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: mjw65 ()
Date: July 18, 2017 05:33PM

love the slotted rims. very nice.

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