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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 18, 2020 05:28PM

Thanks, Phil. Much more stable to do maintenance on the engine when out. Then it can be run right there. Engine stand is used when more serious disassembly is warranted.

Al
Georgia

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 19, 2020 04:57PM

Drove Rick's 65 Vair to my home today. Nice ride with that 140 2 bbl (single exhaust in it. We will be replacing his rear engine mount. It has failed and dropped onto the rear subframe.

Al
Georgia

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Barrist ()
Date: April 20, 2020 06:21AM

Started working on the headlight bezels............

Easy Off ( Yellow can ) to strip, then wet sanded, just started polishing.

Have a Great Day,

Bill

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 20, 2020 07:08AM

Coming out nice!

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Carburetor ()
Date: April 20, 2020 09:13AM

Finally had a chance to reinstall the front swaybar and center link / relay rod.

Wire brushed both bars, blasted the swaybar links. Painted with a spray can of Eastwood's Rust Encapsulator that I've had for years - this stuff is tough as nails and dries fairly quickly.

NOS pitman arm bushing, Clark's swaybar bushings.

Jim C.
Chesterfield, MI

1966 Monza convertible (140 / PG)
2017 Chevrolet Trax (daily driver)
2017 Chevrolet Volt (wife's ride)


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 20, 2020 09:45AM

Good for another 100,000 Miles!

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 20, 2020 05:17PM

Rick and I removed the rear engine mount from his 65 More door. It was failed 65 style mount and in 2 pieces. Rick looked over the options at Clark's and decided to place an order for the fail-safe mount when they open up next month.

In the meantime, he scraped the hook piece clean of rubber debris and drilled holes in both pieces to allow installation of bolts to secure it back together. Polyurethane sealant was laid into the mount and the 2 pieces bolted together with Grade 8 bolts and metal locking nuts. Mount was reinstalled and secured with hardware.

This will allow his Vair to operate until a new mount is received. in a month or so.

Al
Georgia

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: April 22, 2020 07:15AM

Al & Donna Lane mentally wear me out and make my mangled knees ache after reading what all they accomplish.



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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: April 22, 2020 03:54PM

After work I picked up a few cans of 134. I had been poking at the AC on my '66 Coupe. Charged it up and its blowing nice and cold. Still need to wire in the idle solenoid (thanks Phil for the lever!) and the mercury switch (Thanks Junkman for the wire!). Eventually I want to replace the hoses etc and properly convert it to 134. Previously I know the PO had changed the oil over and added the screw on adaptors.
For now though, it works.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Cfred ()
Date: April 24, 2020 10:50AM

Pulled PG pan, again... 3rd or 4th time. Ckarks Pg rail, dimpled holes, still leaks..
Installing drivers door fuzzies & rubber..

Fred
Palm Desert, CA


62 Monza Wagon, still in progress
62 Monza Wagon, 4 spd, w/ rust
65 4 door Monza 110 PG good survivor/driver

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 24, 2020 10:51AM

Fred, have you use "thread sealer on the bolts?

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 24, 2020 11:15AM

Is it leaking at certain bolts and not others? When you took the pan off, was the gasket cut by the inside edge of the pan? Those are 2 traits I had with my PG transmission leak issue.

I got your PM about straightening a pan whose outside edges are not in contact with the transmission like the inside edges. I had another pan to use. If you want to straighten your pan edges, using a vise and two 1 inch thick on the problem edge of the pan. Secure in vise and gently move pan in direction needed. Use carpenter's square and 0.001 feeler gage, to check your progress in fixing the issue.

Someone else may suggest hammering it, but you want to move the whole edge at one time.

Al
Georgia

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: gwrench ()
Date: April 25, 2020 11:30AM

Installed a double bushing distributor housing I picked up from Star Cooke on ebay. It turned out great! In technical terms it has more Zip!

I wasn't sure how much the old one was worn till I pulled it out- pretty sloppy. I like points for the simplicity but that distributor design is weak. This one ought to last a good long time with 2 bushings.

Dale
Loveland, Colorado

1965 Monza 140 barn find

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: April 27, 2020 09:21AM

If the temperature ever gets below 95 during this stay-in-place quarantine, I'm going to play with my speedometer spring and see if I can make it more accurate by tightening the tension of the spring.

Of course, it may be more weeks until I can test it.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 27, 2020 10:01AM

Good to hear from you! Stay safe an Cool!

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: April 27, 2020 11:07AM

Thanks, Matt, This is how we have flattened our curve in 5 weeks of stay at home:

Eventmoody smileyQuarantine Measures in Bolivia

National quarantine measures remain in effect in Bolivia through April 30, 2020.

All commercial domestic and international air travel is suspended.
All persons are to remain in their homes 24 hours a day with an exception made for emergencies and the assigned shopping morning.
Health services will remain available 24 hours per day and pharmacies will continue their regular hours.
Police and armed forces remain active.
Food and basic provisions will continue to be transported around the country.
Grocery stores, markets, and banks will be open from 8:00 am until noon Monday-Friday.
One person between the ages of 18 and 65 per family is authorized to leave their residence to buy food and basic necessities according to the schedule below:
Mondays: persons with ID number ending in 1 or 2
Tuesdays: persons with ID number ending in 3 or 4
Wednesdays: persons with ID number ending in 5 or 6
Thursdays: persons with ID number ending in 7 or 8
Fridays: persons with ID number ending in 9 or 0
Stores are closed and people should remain at home on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 27, 2020 11:21AM

How accurate do you feel this chart is? Do YOU personally know of anyone dying?Have you lost and relatives, friends, workers?

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 27, 2020 11:28AM

Do you have "Testing" available? Here in Oregon we just got test kits last week.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Barrist ()
Date: April 27, 2020 12:44PM

Finished the headlight bezels, and added "Stripes" smiling smiley

Have a Great Day,

Bill

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: April 27, 2020 03:44PM

richard1 Wrote:
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> Thanks, Matt, This is how we have flattened our curve in 5 weeks of stay at home:
>
> Eventmoody smileyQuarantine Measures in Bolivia
>
> National quarantine measures remain in effect in Bolivia through April 30, 2020.
>
> All commercial domestic and international air travel is suspended.
> All persons are to remain in their homes 24 hours a day with an exception made for emergencies and the assigned shopping morning.
> Health services will remain available 24 hours per day and pharmacies will continue their regular hours.
> Police and armed forces remain active.
> Food and basic provisions will continue to be transported around the country.
> Grocery stores, markets, and banks will be open from 8:00 am until noon Monday-Friday.
> One person between the ages of 18 and 65 per family is authorized to leave their residence to buy food and basic necessities according to the schedule below:
> Mondays: persons with ID number ending in 1 or 2
> Tuesdays: persons with ID number ending in 3 or 4
> Wednesdays: persons with ID number ending in 5 or 6
> Thursdays: persons with ID number ending in 7 or 8
> Fridays: persons with ID number ending in 9 or 0
> Stores are closed and people should remain at home on Saturdays and Sundays.


Don't personally know of anyone. They have tested about 2000 people. Got 20,000 test kits from China, but they came without the enzymes.

They declared everyone had to pay workers, but no relief, and no sales. Currently discussing if they will reopen or stay closed.

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