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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: sweet66monza ()
Date: September 11, 2019 09:47PM

Finally drove it, almost a year after i put it away! It hasnt run this good since i dont remember, if ever. Still some tinkering to be done, but at least it's out!

Cody Hurley
North Idaho (Post Falls)
66 Monza convertible 140/PG, loaded with factory options
66 Corsa turbo coupe, 3rd owner fully documented [corvaircenter.com]
65 Monza coupe daily driver 110/4
Also 2 Ford f350 IDI diesels, six Jeep FC 170s, 1966 Jeep CJ5A, 03 neon, 5 Rokon Trailbreakers, Honda xr350s, and thousands of parts


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: AlecCarlson ()
Date: September 12, 2019 04:53PM

Stuff I've done in the last 3 months:

Installed new thermostat bellows on driver side damper
Fixed the throttle linkage
Fixed the clutch clevis pin (I installed it upside down last time I had the engine out)
Fixed the transmission shaft oil leak by installing new seal
Replaced the fan pulley bearing
Installed a new turbo outlet collar
Fixed gas leak on carb
Converted the fuel line to the carb to AN-4 braided line
Installed a 36-1 trigger wheel on the harmonic balancer
Installed a VR sensor to track the trigger wheel position
Installed a Holley 12-804 fuel pressure regulator
Installed a Ford EDIS-6 coil pack
Installed a 2002 Ford Mustang EDIS-6 ignition module
Installed a Megajolt/E MK2 ignition controller
Installed a nylon pitman arm bushing
Replaced the stock speedo with a digital GPS speedometer
Replaced the stock tack with a digital tackometer
Replaced the stock clock with a Dakota Digital CHT gauge
Replaced the stock vacuum/pressure gauge with a VDO boost gauge
Replaced the stock CHT gauge with an Innovate AFR gauge
Completely rewired the dash gauge cluster
Changed oil to Brad Penn semi-synthetic 10W-30
Installed NGK Iridium spark plugs - BR6HIX (3419)

Car is back on the road and running great - with instruments that actually work !!

Alec



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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 12, 2019 06:27PM

You've been busy! Enjoy!!

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: AlecCarlson ()
Date: September 13, 2019 02:33PM

I've had some members PM me about the parts I used from my post above. Here is the list:

Installed new thermostat bellows on driver side damper - Clarks #C50RM
Fixed the transmission shaft oil leak by installing new seal - Clarks #C497 ('66 4 speed)
Replaced the fan pulley bearing - Clarks #C7740
For info on the next 5 line items, click the following White Paper link:- White Paper
Installed a 36-1 trigger wheel on the harmonic balancer - http://trigger-wheels.com/
Installed a VR sensor to track the trigger wheel position - http://trigger-wheels.com/
Installed a Ford EDIS-6 coil pack - ACCEL #140035
Installed a 2002 Ford Mustang EDIS-6 ignition module - http://trigger-wheels.com/
Installed a Megajolt/E MK2 ignition controller - AutoSportLabs MegaJolt
Installed a Holley 12-804 fuel pressure regulator -Summit Racing Holley 12-804
Installed a nylon pitman arm bushing - Clarks #C178N
Replaced the stock speedo with a digital GPS speedometer
- Speedo GPS Receiver
- Digital Speedometer
Replaced the stock tack with a digital tackometer -Digital Tachometer
Replaced the stock clock with a Dakota Digital CHT gauge
- Cylinder Head Temp Guage
- Sensor Cable Extension
Replaced the stock vacuum/pressure gauge with a VDO boost gauge VDO Vacuum / Boost Gauge
Replaced the stock CHT gauge with an Innovate AFR gauge Innovate AFR Gauge
Changed oil to Brad Penn semi-synthetic 10W-30
Installed NGK Iridium spark plugs - NGK BR6HIX (3419)

For the gauges, you will also need: [www.perfvair.com] from Performance Corvair. These adaptors allow you to mount 2 1/16" gauges and 3 3/8" gauges in the space behind the dash panel where the stock gauges are mounted. This will still need some fabrication and a complete rewiring. I kept the gas gauge since I couldn't find a 3rd party replacement. Replacing the stock gauges is not easy. On a scale from 0 (easy) to 10 (difficult) I'd rate this project a 9.

Alec



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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: September 17, 2019 02:58PM

Removed PG pan and inserted shift cable into transmission, ensuring proper engagement with mechanism. Installed pan with new gasket. Clipped cable in several places along tunnel to prevent slap.

Spliced into secondary power wire into electric pump power wire. Checked wire for proper connection to circuit. Environmentally sealed splice. Routed new power wire for momentary switch for electric fuel pump to instrument panel area. Reinstalled heater/defroster toe panel duct.

Probably won't finish up tasks before we leave for Maggie Valley. So it is expected the More Door will be staying home. Still have steering column and box, instrument panel and wiring for clock and momentary switch as major items to complete.

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: goatsnvairs ()
Date: September 18, 2019 03:50PM

Following fellow member Ken Martinez lead I mocked up my Mikuni 45mm on my Corsa today. Looks like I'll even be able to use the factory air cleaner! I hope it runs as good as it looks.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: September 18, 2019 03:51PM

Installed cable to PG selector and installed selector to instrument panel. Positioned panel into dash and hooked up electrical connectors. Upper panel screws installed.

Still have to finish panel installation, clock wiring to fuse box, fuel pump momentary switch installation & wiring, install steering wheel & horn, install tunnel panels, service PG transmission, check new function of fuel pump, test transmission shifting before it is ready for the road.

MAYBE, I can get it finished next week, but my 68 Camaro is getting a headliner/sail panels installed, grill and front bumper installed, Dynamat installed in doors, floor, rear seat area and rear side quarters next week also.

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: goatsnvairs ()
Date: September 18, 2019 04:27PM

Lane66m Wrote:
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> Installed cable to PG selector and installed selector to instrument panel. Positioned panel into dash and hooked up electrical connectors. Upper panel screws installed.
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> Still have to finish panel installation, clock wiring to fuse box, fuel pump momentary switch installation & wiring, install steering wheel & horn, install tunnel panels, service PG transmission, check new function of fuel pump, test transmission shifting before it is ready for the road.
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> MAYBE, I can get it finished next week, but my 68 Camaro is getting a headliner/sail panels installed, grill and front bumper installed, Dynamat installed in doors, floor, rear seat area and rear side quarters next week also.

Exciting, good for you!

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: September 18, 2019 04:57PM

Yes it is. I haven't driven it since May when it developed a tranny leak in the new shift cable I installed in January with the engine rework. Whole summer lost to working on this car (brakes, steering box/column. axle bearings and shifter cable), running new 220 wire to my garage and building a work shed for my Camaro.

But it will be safe and reliable for Donna to drive it when I finish this batch of maintenance.

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: September 22, 2019 02:42AM

I forgot to mention that I installed the steering column and shaft on Wednesday . Upper & lower bearings were cleaned and greased. Reinstalled safety bracket on toe panel around column. Also installed rebuilt 63 steering gearbox and Flame River collapsible intermediate shaft. While still under car, I moved front wheels to check steering. It locked up very quickly. Reversed direction and it did it again. Looking at gearbox, I discovered the hardware securing Flame River coupling to the their intermediate shaft was contacting the subframe. To clear the interference, I had to install 1/8" shims under the gearbox 3 mount points and trim off the threaded fastener protruding out of the coupling. Now steering works smoothly and adequate clearance for the coupling to frame. I suspect this interference was the result of a 63 gearbox on a 66 car that was not considered in the design process. There is no damage on the frame that positions the top of the frame closer to the coupling.

I also fixed the left wheelwell trim that was damaged by the broke tire belts. New screws installed replacing the rusty ones.

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: September 24, 2019 04:32PM

Didn't get to work on it long today. I got the instrument panel fully installed. Steering column is assembled and ready for wheel. Heat diverter and toe panel installed. Changed bulb to LED in Parking Brake warning light and installed it. Repaired right vent window handle as it was very sloppy in its post. Installed left rear tire/wheel as it was removed for access to install shift cable in Powerglide.

Tomorrow the following is planned. Complete left vent window handle repair, finish clock wiring to fuse box, install fuel pump momentary switch & wiring, install steering wheel & horn, install tunnel panels, service PG transmission, check new function of fuel pump, test transmission shifting. Remove Vair from jack stands and take a drive.

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: September 24, 2019 04:48PM

So close!

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: September 24, 2019 05:18PM

Yes. Rick is so far away from his More Door being ready for Maggie Valley. He is doing front disc brakes, new brake lines, dual master cylinder and fixing a PG pan leak and changing out the shifter cable. He probably won't have his Vair ready.

I have offered my More Door to him to use to drive up to Maggie Valley. I have to tow the RV, so having a knowledgeable driver in the seat for first long trip would be beneficial. He has accepted, but will still work his Vair to see how close he can get it. I will help him next week after ours is on the road.

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: RLParker43 ()
Date: September 25, 2019 09:22AM

Things I've worked on this summer:
New shocks and springs
Rebuilt the shift linkage
Tightened the steering box
New ARS rims and tires
New oil pan (Clarks)
New pistons and hoses for convertible hydraulics
Installed dash clock
Rewired cigarette lighter

Things I still need to do before the snow flies:
Replace headlight switch (finally figured out the proper wiring!)
New transmission mounts

1963 Monza
Bloomfield Hills, MI

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 25, 2019 10:25AM

Makin' headway!

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: September 25, 2019 05:01PM

Today, we completed left vent window handle repair, finished clock wiring to fuse box, installed fuel pump momentary switch & wiring, install steering wheel & horn ring, installed tunnel panels. Installed a right hand exterior mirror.

Serviced PG transmission with 3 quarts of Dexron. Checked new momentary switch function to fill carb bowls and it is good. Started engine and it started quickly. Full carb bowls is important to quick starting, of course everyone knows that. Tested transmission shifting and found it satisfactory. All systems are functioning properly.

Removed Vair from jack stands. Starting to load trunk with items for Maggie Valley trip.

Oh yes, Back in May, I wired in a multi-12 volt receptacle unit to power electronics and it is on the IGN controlled circuit. Mainly for phone charging, GPS, and an iPod & its speaker. An Escort detector is also in the car for warning alerts. This receptacle will also be needed for the portable a/c unit Rick has.

I need to add some more transmission fluid (3 quarts) due to pan removal and leaking shift cable. Then I can take it out for a drive. Maybe tomorrow.

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: September 25, 2019 05:24PM

Good job Al. thumbs up
That is going to be one really nice cruiser when you are done with it.
Sounds like it is almost there! thumbs up

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Have; '66 Monza Coupe - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza
Have had; '61 Monza coupe, '62 Monza Wagon, '63 Spyder, '65 Corsa
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'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dualy, approaching 400K
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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: September 25, 2019 05:53PM

Thanks, Mel. A couple more touch up items is all I am planning. It should be a reliable Vair with all that has been done.

I have to get Camaro and Greenbrier done now.

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: September 26, 2019 03:23PM

We serviced the Powerglide with 3 quarts and took her for a drive. Only went about 3 miles but all was good with powertrain.

Parked her and gave her a bathe and a wax job. Donna polished the chrome and cleaned the windows.

Found my 12 volt plug-in system would not take a load. Changed out the unit and still same problem, Found my ground had developed a little rust. It was the screw holding the defroster duct. Limited metal there, so I moved ground terminal/wire to a toe panel screw. That solved the problem. Set up the dash and 12 volt plug ins so it is ready for added electronics. Right now a HUD, an Escort detector, and iPod & speaker and a phone for GPS will be used on it. All low demand items. Rick's A/C unit will use the car's cigarette lighter.

Touched up a little red paint on the wheel that got scraped off due to wrong trim ring trying to be installed by tire company. They were going to make it fit, but I had to finally tell them to stop, so I could get with vendor to determine problem (wrong trim ring for the wheel). Also touched up grill bar paint.

Now to setup a few parts to have in the car, just in case. Won't be many, due to all the work that has been done to it. Toolbox already there.

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: Coupedevair ()
Date: September 27, 2019 04:47AM

Havent posted in awhile but been doing more work on the 64 and more driving in it.I just rebuilt the front wheel cylinders ,replaced the rears and ALL the springs and hardware on the whole car.also built a center console (which is awsome).Ill post pics after I edit them down.

Located in Northeast TN
1964 monza 900 110 under construction!

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