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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 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 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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