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Re: What did you DO / WORK ON ....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: August 02, 2018 09:36AM

I got the trunk lid of my AutoX car painted flat black. Working on scuffing the rest of the car for a basic white.

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 / WORK ON ....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: TexasAg77 ()
Date: August 04, 2018 03:04PM

Today was our local Cars and Coffee. I brought the '63 and a friend brought his '64.

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 / WORK ON ....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: shickapooka800 ()
Date: August 13, 2018 08:22AM

This past Sunday, I finished up the left side body work. Still need to sand/prime/sand until paintable, but at least now I am on to the right side! Right side has far less rust and should go quicker. Repro panels already in hand.

That lower windshield piece was a real pain (did that a few months ago). Didn't want to use lead where GM originally did, so I used All-Metal. Nice stuff. Supposedly expands and contracts more similar to basemetal than a typical body filler.

-Jack

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Re: What did you DO / WORK ON ....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: August 13, 2018 01:56PM

Had the V8 out over the weekend and I took some time to try a few more ideas on the cooling and instead of having a scoop underneath to plow the air into my mid-mounted radiator I installed a splitter plate. Now people don't honk and tell me something is falling off my car undetneath. grinning smiley

I also further sealed up the engine cover so that hot air was less likely to recirculate after being pulled through by the dual fans.

On a mid-day trip to my friend's house and back Saturday during a 100+ degree day in Phoenix, I was pleased to find the water temps did not exceed 210 where normally I might see up into the 230's in the summer. I was happy with that and even took a venture down the freeway later in the day holding 70 MPH and it never exceeded 220F. Driving in town it will now hold 190. That's good for this ride. I don't want to cut open the front for a radiator so I deal with the heat (but a little easier task now).

While I was out I also made a stop at the hardware store. Pics for proof.


Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
66 Corsa 140 4-speed w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 140 4-speed
65 Corsa 140 4-speed
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza 455 Toro V8
65 Monza 110 Convertible
65 Monza 4DR 140 PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T w/5-speed




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Re: What did you DO / WORK ON ....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: August 13, 2018 11:07PM

Nice Dave ! thumbs up thumbs up
Other than that smoothed rear vent, and license plate, it looks stock.
Sleeper City.

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: What did you DO / WORK ON ....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: August 14, 2018 07:28PM

American Mel Wrote:
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> Sleeper City.

As long as the engine is not running. grinning smiley

Video from 2011 but not much has changed except the vanity tags.




Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
66 Corsa 140 4-speed w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 140 4-speed
65 Corsa 140 4-speed
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza 455 Toro V8
65 Monza 110 Convertible
65 Monza 4DR 140 PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T w/5-speed







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Re: What did you DO / WORK ON ....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: jmaechtlen ()
Date: August 18, 2018 05:36PM

Got the body sitting down over the 3800 engine package.
Need to figure out alignment and mounting.
I was nervous lowering it down, but I did leave enough room.
Getting closer!

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Re: What did you DO / WORK ON ....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: August 19, 2018 06:32PM

jmaechtlen Wrote:
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> Got the body sitting down over the 3800 engine
> package.
> Need to figure out alignment and mounting.
> I was nervous lowering it down, but I did leave
> enough room.
> Getting closer!


I can't be certain with that mess of wires plopped on top there.
Is that the Supercharged 3.8?

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: What did you DO / WORK ON ....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: jmaechtlen ()
Date: August 20, 2018 09:34PM

Yes, that's the L67 3800 out of an '02 Bonneville.
You can see the blower snout and pulley there.



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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: August 23, 2018 05:25PM

This evening after work I finally got back to work on my LM Coupe painting the rear wheel well areas and the area above and around where the transaxle and heater assembly live then put a coat of paint on the rear crossmember.
Two of today's photos are of the driver's side wheel well area and one shot up underneath the body. The third photo is of the area where the gas tank and steering column live. I am painting these areas mostly to cover the overspray from when the car was painted decades ago and to give things a more uniform appearance. I keep reminding myself that this is not going to be a show car, but rather a daily driver and it is OK to have imperfection here and there.
I did buy new gas and brake lines that go from the front to back and they will be going in hopefully this weekend along with the new reproduction section of wire harness while I am under the car.

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.



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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Date: August 23, 2018 11:09PM

Rebuilding the Front brakes on the Corvair Rampside. It was sitting for a couple decades, fortunately under a carport on a cement slab.
Still, the brake cylinders are not looking good!

Corrosion from ambient moisture gets in the tiny gap between the aluminum piston and the cast iron cylinder. In this case the two were locked together! It took an hour of PB Blaster and plenty of smokin' heat from my AC heat gun to finally get the pistons to begin to move. More of the same and finally I was able to get them out.
Remarkably, the Original Delco wheel cylinder is just fine to use after a good clean and hone. The pistons were cleaned of their surface corrosion and they too can be put back in service.
Here is what I saw when the drum came off:

And this is the result of the afternoon's work.

Rampside spent the majority of its years in Eastern Washington - dry desert climate. That has done a great job preserving this one. It's nice to be able to bring it back to fully functional using mostly original parts. A couple brake hoses and shoes is about the extent of new parts.


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Clarks_corvair ()
Date: August 23, 2018 11:21PM

I'm in CDA Idaho and just traded for my first corvair on Sunday.Its a 1963 monza 900 convertible. It has the 102hp 4 speed Manual. It wasn't running well at all(dying, misfiring, stalling). I did the timing following advice from this forum but it didn't help the issue.

I replaced the coil today and now it runs like new !

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: August 24, 2018 04:53AM

That's a nice first Corvair!

David Clamp


1965 Corsa convertible - 140 4spd/3.55/AM-FM

2013 Mustang GT convertible - 5.0, 6spd auto, Procharger i-1

2003 Miata SE - 6spd manual (wife's toy)

"Victory is mine!" - SG

Oklahoma City, OK

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: August 24, 2018 07:51AM

Welcome to the CDF! cnicol is your neighbor!





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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: August 24, 2018 01:47PM

Did a little buffing-up of my look with a can of Rust-o-leam "Mirror Effect" on my chrome. Not perfect, but pretty cool.

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Eric C. Player
Porterville, CA
- National Member, CORSA
- Member: Central Coast CORSA & South Coast CORSA
Former Member: Vintage CORSA Orange County. 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. Blue, Blue/Beige interior.



"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 WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: BigGeorgesVair ()
Date: August 24, 2018 07:32PM

First coat of POR15 on my floor pans before new carpet goes in.

George O
🇺🇸 1967 Corvair 500 110/PG. in family since 1969 with 1200 miles(75k currently).
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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: August 25, 2018 02:44PM

Today was cleaning and spray bombing day for more suspension pieces and a lot of the related nuts bots and washers. I also started painting the NOS Gas Tank and part of the trunk.

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
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: Caraholic4life ()
Date: August 25, 2018 02:48PM

A few more photp's of today's progress along with the rear hubs I had The Corvair Ranch rebuild for me. I was not going to trust wheel bearing grease that has been sitting for 35 plus years. The Ranch also pressed all new bushings in the suspension pieces for me. I am lucky they are as close as they are.

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
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: Caraholic4life ()
Date: August 26, 2018 01:32PM

Today started with finishing the painting of the gas tank and filler neck.
I also bolted in the front and rear crossmembers, hung the upper and lower control arms and trailing arms. Installed the front to rear brake and gas lines, front right and left brake lines, and the front to rear main wire harness along with a new vacuum line for the manifold pressure gauge. I installed the vacuum line inside 1/4" split plastic wire loom to help protect it from damage.
I made sure to apply Anti Seize on the nuts and bolts as I went along.
Along the way, I cleaned and painted more nuts bolts and hardware as needed.

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
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: 65180 ()
Date: August 26, 2018 03:06PM

Installed my Weber 45 on the 65 turbo. It has the Ray Seaman progressive set up installed. I was running a 40 non progressive, man what an improvement from that 40. Crisper throttle response off idle and when the secondary opens, boy does it pull strong. It reminds me of the Holley 650 spread bore I ran on a few small blocks years ago.

Mike Lake
Tucson, Az
65 Corsa 180
65 Corsa 140 sold
66 Monza PG
66 Monza 4sp sold
61 Lakewood sold
61 La[corvaircenter.com]

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