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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: January 13, 2020 05:45PM

AMel: RELAX. My comments were about missing parts now the engine looks complete. When air tube and cleaner is fully installed with hardware, it is not dropped on. He has a very nice looking engi e. Everyone who takes time to clean up an engine like he did and I did have spent a lot of time and dimes to get it right. Just curious about his fuel line plans. It is called brevity in posts like I have seen many do.

Guess I need to be quiet anymore with these slambacks coming like someone else I know gets 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: Lane66m ()
Date: January 13, 2020 05:53PM

AMEL

Everyone ought to follow same advice when someone posts a car for sale or any other reason. No one should pick out obvious discrepancies for any reason. Just admire it say it looks great.

Sure will shut down all constructive comments and help to anyone wanting those comments.

It is what it is out in digital land. Back to my garage where it is interesting, fun and nice.

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: January 14, 2020 03:49PM

Uhhh, no, I wasn't going to attempt to start it without fuel lines, a vacuum advance hose, or throttle linkage. smiling smiley Just a mock up to see how it looked all together. Its in now, will try to fire it up this weekend. Interesting to note, I went to my Oreillys and the Zone for a refreshed alternator, They told me they can't get them anymore period. Ordered the necessary parts from Clark's and will redo mine.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 20, 2020 10:01PM

Beat the Rust Devil! '67 is from N. Idaho / E. Washington....
bottom is corroded...


Frozen LF brakeline fitting at hose connector...

Have the ViceGrip pliers just for this...

4-5 soak / heat soaks.. Added the Wax.... finally broke loose without twisting hardline!

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: viewmaster ()
Date: January 21, 2020 01:30PM

Finally got the right bolts and installed the Corvette C4 rear/lower control arm kit, with canted bushings. Nobody ever thought to mention that the Corvair yokes are wider than the Corvette. Hmmmmm....

Anyway, yet he persisted!!

Happy to get rid of those crappy cam bolts.

-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: MattNall ()
Date: January 22, 2020 08:41PM

A little time to play with some brakes. 11 in. in a 14 inch aluminum rim.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: goatsnvairs ()
Date: January 30, 2020 02:58PM

I know somebody once posted "no chrome exhaust tips" on this forum, but I like the setup I concocted for my 140. Right side was easy, left I need to modify the U pipe.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 30, 2020 06:01PM

But it sure looks good! I think the warning you are thinking of is not Chrome.... but REAR exit.... very noisy inside the car... time will tell if you get the "drone"

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: goatsnvairs ()
Date: January 30, 2020 06:09PM

Haha, hopefully not, if so I'll drop the top, it is a convertible! Still have some finishing to do, muffler heat shields, hangars, etc. Also will braze back in the verticle bar I had to cut out of the air grille. Do you think I should bring them out a bit more? To the bumper? I go back and forth....

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 30, 2020 06:17PM

They look better short... but work better long!

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: January 30, 2020 06:30PM

MattNall Wrote:
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> They look better short... but work better long!

Agreed ! ! !

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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.
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, 80hp, PG
'62 Monza Wagon, 4spd.
'63 Spyder,
'65 Corsa
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non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dually, approaching 400K
'03 Honda Del Sol
17'Terry

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: goatsnvairs ()
Date: January 31, 2020 01:31PM

Both sides roughed in. Start her up tomorrow!

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 01, 2020 01:47AM

Installed the modified tail & backup light housings with new gaskets on my 66 Coupe. Installed nice lenses, trim rings and new gaskets. Polished used trim screws to match trim rings brilliance. Installed 1156 & 1157 LED bulbs and plugged them into housings.

Cleaned up interior body area around parking lights. Applied Rust Fix. Ready for paint and light installation

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: February 01, 2020 03:45PM

Started her up! One lifter banged away for about 5 mins then shut up. After 15 minutes I shut her down, then did the running valve adjustment. Then I took the video. Secondaries not enabled, wanted to get everything set first. On to the next!

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 02, 2020 02:55AM

More done on 66 Coupe yesterday.

Painted area under trunk panels in front corners. Ready for light installation.

Installed NOS engine lid Corvair script emblem with body sealant.

Modified 2 chrome front seat outboard trim pieces to fit inside trim positions and installed. Looks good.

Waiting on some warmer weather to do outside painting on suspension. I really need a small heated shed for painting.

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: scottymac ()
Date: February 05, 2020 12:45PM

Unwrapped the Buick 300 V-8 crankshaft from D & D in Michigan, next step is to have the mains cut down to fit in the 215 block. Unsure right now about sleeves, but now that I have the reverse rotation distributor gears, I can move ahead with the rear mount V-8 for my Corsa.

Scott
Danville, In.
'65 Corsa basket case
'66 Monza coupe

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: goatsnvairs ()
Date: February 06, 2020 03:53PM

Now that the drivetrain is done on old yeller, I moved to the front of the car. Dropped the entire suspension and crossmember which I will take to the sandblaster tomorrow.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: chrisverble ()
Date: February 06, 2020 07:01PM

Bought these today



Nashville, TN
1961 Rampside



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/06/2020 07:05PM by chrisverble.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 06, 2020 07:24PM

Score! not easy to find! Did you buy them for the "look" or function?

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: dhomuth ()
Date: February 07, 2020 09:58AM

* More sand removal. Probably close to ten pounds so far, but it never really stops coming. Will go on for some time yet.
* Reamed out the rocker panels, which had been foamed by the previous owner who used the foam as backing for bondo application. And a couple of what appeared to be mouse nests. Used a long 1/2" rod to fit through the holes in front of the rear wheel openings, and kept pounding away at it, occasionally blowing the foam and frass out with an air gun, until both rocker panels were clear. Not perfect, but enough to allow airflow through both of them.
* Triple-taped the VIN tag and used an exacto to trim the tape. When the paint is applied, I'd not prefer to paint the tag.
* Located the appropriate places to have new studs emplaced below the windshield on the new cowl piece.
* Worked on the replacement luggage cover and engine cover, the originals of which had been destroyed by a sand blaster. Took several months to find proper replacements, and those are now epoxied and in primer underneath. The top surfaces still need some work.

The idea is to paint and undercoat underneath, then install suspension bits so the car can be taken off the rotisserie, and then fit doors and lids while the body is under the proper flex.
Little by little....

1966 Corvair Corsa convertible
Same car I bought in 1/68 the night before I went to Viet Nam he second time. Got it back in 8/15. Plan its first public runout come July.


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