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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: CorvairHaven ()
Date: May 26, 2019 04:55PM

MattNall Wrote:
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> Did you have any Frozen Zerks? Even common out here.. I use a propane torch..




Propane torch to melt the grease or to remove bad zerk?

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 26, 2019 05:03PM

Loosen the ball inside! the checkvalve!

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: May 26, 2019 05:59PM

Propane torch?
I have always just used a small pick, and gave it a VERY lite tap.
Usually breaks them loose so they will allow grease in.

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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
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza - 140 4-spd. driver
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non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dualy, approaching 400K
17'Terry

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: May 27, 2019 04:25PM

We got the modified GM p/n 3762012 steel sleeved bushings installed in the 2 repainted rear struts for the Moor Door. Simple task as long as you have a press. The one I have is a 12 ton HF press and it worked fine. I also have steel (not cast plates) and a 32 mm socket which was needed for the task. A 2 x 2 square of 1/4" steel plate was used on top of the socket to even out the load on the socket.

Worked on the 63 steering gearbox. Still haven't located a Pitman shaft for it. Thinking of repairing the gear teeth by brazing, then reprofiling teeth until back to original metal where brazing is just filling in the pits.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: May 27, 2019 06:32PM

Used the windy days we had this weeekend to deal with the more dreaded tasks of old cars - old gasoline.

My '65 Evening Orchid has'nt run in many years, the smell of old gas could be caught wafting being around it. Luckily it hasn't run since pre-ethanol days. I cut the line and about two gallons of red hued but otherwise clear gas came out. Pulled the sender expecting a nightmare, but I have never seen one this nice.

So it went back in with a new gasket.

Next was the carburetors on the engine for my ugly rampy. This engine came out of a corvan we junked earlier this year. It burned a differential bearing in '88 and got parked by my dad. I knew the engine was ok. I should have tossed the carbs right from the start though. My guess is it had a non vented gas cap and a mostly full tank when parked. The carbs had progressively been kept full for a while while evaporating. Leaving a thick solid tar behind. I could barely get them apart. After a lot of cleaning they are back together on the engine and I got it started. Soon the engine will get installed.

Two car projects that have been slowly progressing, both hopefully will hit the road soon.


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 27, 2019 07:35PM

Checked all the numbers on Zonker today

Engine Suffix: YN
Head casting: 3856743

1964 110hp with late model 95hp cylinder heads.

P/G is the last Corvair unit Mike's Transmission built.

Dan the Gear Man 3.55 posi 4 gear spider differential.

It will handle Schrum miniman82 kmart356 engine plan.

Fully rebuilt front/rear suspension/steering components.

Honda front seats and roll bar mounted shoulder harnesses.

The car has a lot of little custom extras vairy typical of Arch.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: May 28, 2019 05:00AM

Oversight. I installed the Flame River collapsible intermediate steering shaft to the column shaft yesterday. Followed instructions to the letter. Used original pin to secure both. Tight fit of pin when installed.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: viewmaster ()
Date: May 28, 2019 08:52AM

Had to improvise, adapt, and overcome, to keep the daily going. Gonna order the C4 lower strut rods to replace tho. Im tired of the stock suspension woes. Aftermarket kit wasnt even grade marked. Washers thos, were hard as the back of supermans head.

-m



Mike
'65 '500' Sedan 110 PG
'65 Monza Sedan turbo'd 110 SU conversion
Fresno, CA

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: tricon1 ()
Date: May 28, 2019 12:59PM

Installed rebuilt front suspension cradle with disc brake conversion this weekend.
Now I start cutting out the rusty driver side floors and weld in new ones.
1965 Corsa Auto-X / Track car.

1965 Corvair Corsa Track Car
1963 Corvair Spyder coupe
1965 Corv-8 283 V8
1965 Corv-8 350 V8 Original Crown Conversion

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: May 29, 2019 03:30PM

Not much done, but all on the More Door.

Finished greasing the front end. One grease broke off when removing gun, leaving threads in the left side of the cross link. It was a brass grease fitting. Who uses brass grease fittings? Anyway got it out with an easy out..

Installed left backing brake plate and hardware.

Drained all brake fluid from lines and MC. Slowly flushed each line using one reservoir quantity of fluid for each line. Just had to block the opposite line until all the fluid went through the line being flushed and fluid was clear. First fluid out of all the lines was a medium strength tea color. Hooked up front brakes lines. Sealed off rear brake lines from dust and debris.

I do not have any good brake cylinder rods, so we placed order with O'Reilly's for 10. First 5 will be here in morning, where I can continue with left brake assembly. That will be enough to do remaining 3 brakes and the rear brakes on the coupe.

I have both used Corvair parts vendors on each coast looking for a Pitman shaft for this 63 gearbox. Hope runs low in both of them that one will be found.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: May 29, 2019 09:47PM

Adjusted carburetors.
Then took her for a short ride.
Swung by the park and got to watch a Gray Whale swim past.
Perfect way to end the day ! ! !
thumbs up thumbs up

Not the best pictures.
Zoom is not exactly great on a cell phone.

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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
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza - 140 4-spd. driver
.
non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dualy, approaching 400K
17'Terry

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: May 30, 2019 04:24PM

Nice, Mel.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: May 30, 2019 04:31PM

Some more done on More Door.

We installed the left front brakes and hub. The spindle threads were damaged at time of nut removal, so cleaned them up today where nut goes on properly.

Left rear axle assembly installed. New brake hard line to wheel cylinder installed. New left rear brake hose installed and clips installed after lines connected. Tightened lines.

Drilled new emergency cable hole in right rear backing plate. Sealed original hole with bolt washers and metal locking nut. Use black sealant during assembly.

Tomorrow is to get right axle assembly, brake hose & brake line installed. Then install brakes and drums. Replacing the rear emergency cable with the better one off the Coupe.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 30, 2019 07:37PM

Time for a little addition to my 2" Big Single

Installed plate baffle, the 3" resonator and tailpipe

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: viewmaster ()
Date: May 31, 2019 08:37AM

Looking good, Matt.

-m



Mike
'65 '500' Sedan 110 PG
'65 Monza Sedan turbo'd 110 SU conversion
Fresno, CA

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: May 31, 2019 04:28PM

Removed rear emergency brake cable and left rear brakes from Coupe for use on More Door.

Cleaned rear emergency brake cable and installed it on More Door. Found that cable that was removed only had the right clip installed holding it to the floor bracket.

Right rear axle assembly installed. New brake hard line to wheel cylinder installed. New right rear brake hose installed and clips installed after lines connected. Tightened lines.

Cleaned (wire wheeled the heck out of the rusty ones) all parts being reused for rear brakes. My oldest grinder let the smoke out today. It was a 6" Buffalo that lasted 34 years. I have 3 others but not as beefy as that one.

Started installation of right rear brake parts. Almost finished, but was too tired and hot to finish last few items.

Installed an engine lid lock to give additional security to what I have already put on the car.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: cochranrg ()
Date: June 02, 2019 11:17AM

Got the newly upholstered seats installed. Changed the turn signal switch assembly as well, what a pain! Waiting on starter now, should have parts tomorrow.




Rob

1966 Corvair Corsa Convertible

Bennett, Colorado


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: June 02, 2019 03:59PM

We installed rear Pleasurizer P1091 shocks on the Coupe today. Transferred wheel cylinders over to the 1/2 stud rear axles. They are now positioned on the mount bolts. Ready for lines and driveshafts installation, then the mounting hardware. New rear emergency cable has been routed. Misplaced the 2 clips that hold it to the floor brackets. Search party will look for them tomorrow.

The 35 year old Buffalo grinder was investigated for the smoke release. Seems the start capacitor overheated and shorted out. I will get another capacitor and put it back in service.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: June 02, 2019 10:41PM

cochranrg Wrote:
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> Got the newly upholstered seats installed. Changed the turn signal switch assembly as well, what a pain! Waiting on starter now, should have parts tomorrow.
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Rob, that seat looks Great!
Love white interiors.

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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
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza - 140 4-spd. driver
.
non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dualy, approaching 400K
17'Terry

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Corvairscott ()
Date: June 03, 2019 09:38AM

Tested out my Ken Schifftner designed "Bi-Syn" magnetic vacuum guage for
Balancing the carburetors. Seems to work.

Scott Szalkowski

San Diego, CA

Corvairscott@aol.com


I never met a Corvair I didn't like.....12 corvairs!

1961 Rampside, 2 1961 Lakewoods
1962 Monza (Canadian) 1962 Rampside Deluxe
1962 or 63 Spyder, 1962 coupe, 1964 convertible,
1965 Monza w AC, 1965 Corsa, 1965 MonzAvenger BSS
(Bud Short Special)

Oh yah...196? Covair van...also a corvair dune buggy!

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