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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Paulsgt ()
Date: April 28, 2020 04:15PM

Did a compression test on the 65 Monza Vert today.

6= 145 5= 142
4= 140 3= 140
2= 135 1= 80

My diagnosis is valves too tight. The engine is a low-miles engine rebuilt by me in 2013 and maybe 3,000 miles since rebuild.

Enjoy the Corvair!

Paul Sergeant
CORSA Central Division Director / CORSA Treasurer
Lee's Summit, MO
CORSA since 1975
Member – HACOA, Corvair Minnesota, CORSA, Little Indians, POCI


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 28, 2020 04:45PM

Most likely

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: April 28, 2020 06:47PM

Scraping together the parts to reinstall a stock air filter setup on my '66 Monza.
I love the stock filter setup look on a 140..... It had individual K&N's. I can hear my buddy crying all the way from DC. tongue sticking out smiley


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: April 28, 2020 07:38PM

The Stig Wrote:
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> Scraping together the parts to reinstall a stock air filter setup on my '66 Monza.
> I love the stock filter setup look on a 140..... It had individual K&N's. I can hear my buddy crying all the way from DC. tongue sticking out smiley
>
>


According to the late Bob Helt.
The stock air-cleaner is capable of flowing MORE AIR than the engine can ever use!
The only needed improvement is to raise the legs above the carbs by two inches in order to straighten that flow going into the carb throats.
> > Matt Nall aircleaner High Rise < <

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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, '62 Monza Wagon, '63 Spyder, '65 Corsa
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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: Jim Stukenborg ()
Date: May 02, 2020 07:10AM

Replaced the rear springs on the shorty Rampside with Clark's low load springs. Did what I wanted. Got those rear wheels to stand verticle. No more positive chamber leaning out. Did drop the body an inch or so in the rear. Jim

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: BrianTom ()
Date: May 02, 2020 02:11PM

Determined that the wheel cylinders are too rusty to reuse...as are the bleder valves, etc. I'll be ordering new ones soon and deciding if I want to buy prebent lines or jump into making my own with cunifer lines.

-Brian

'63 Corvair 700
Huntsville, AL
[www.brianwindsor.com]

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: May 02, 2020 03:30PM

If you do you own, ensure you have a bender that can do small radius bends with 3/16 & 1/4 lines

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: May 02, 2020 04:48PM

Got all the toys out! 75 degrees today!

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Date: May 04, 2020 09:05PM

Changed out the pushrod tube o-rings on the driver's side of the engine today. They're trashed, no surprise there. What was unexpected was that there were no o-rings under any of the rocker arm studs, which explains the mystery leak I was seeing on the back side of the head.

Canadian 1961 #00214, 700 4DR 80HP/PG
Saskatoon, SK, Canada

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Date: May 07, 2020 09:54PM

Replaced the rear shocks today. The ones in there look to be the originals, and were so stuck I ended up cutting them out.

Canadian 1961 #00214, 700 4DR 80HP/PG
Saskatoon, SK, Canada

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

You'll like the new ride!

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 08, 2020 09:04AM

Gem's heater blower motor quit again...we have been here before. Had no power at the wire feeding the rear blower motor. Traced 12 volts from fuse box through fuse and dash switch up to the heater resister...all good. Not sure how to test a resister so scrounged up a used one and bingo it worked. Just for fun I installed the old one back in and yep...it worked.

This has been an intermittent problem so I'm leaving the old one in and we'll see what happens. If it quits again I know right where to go. Could have been as simple as a bit of corrosion on the terminals. It's like that living close to the ocean you know.

One thing I learned is the heater resister wires are different colors and different gauges in an air conditioned car compared to non air conditioning.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 10, 2020 10:10AM

Making space in the shop for Zonker's differential and Tusk after that.

Little bit more organizing of the boxes and table...that Eight is a beast.

I must say that despite Made in China the new HF shop crane is decent.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: May 10, 2020 10:31AM

Got rid of another one yesterday from my fathers.


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 10, 2020 11:22AM

Sad...but time to put it out of misery! New owner have plans?

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: May 10, 2020 12:33PM

Local corvair mechanic got this one - plans to make it a runner. He has the parts and capability, so I certainly hope to see it going!

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Date: May 11, 2020 11:03AM

Changed out the front wheel bearings today. I'm glad I did, as I found this in the passenger's side. It must have made an interesting noise until that high spot wore down....

Canadian 1961 #00214, 700 4DR 80HP/PG
Saskatoon, SK, Canada

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 11, 2020 11:19AM

Interesting!

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Working on 65 Vert
Posted by: 65CorsaTurbo ()
Date: May 11, 2020 11:00AM

Today I opened my package from the Corvair Ranch that contained a rebuilt harmonic balancer. I held it up and asked my wife...isn't it beautiful ? She just smiled. I started working on it a week or so ago, changed the filter at the wheelwell and drove it home from storage. I bought it a couple years ago knowing it needed some work.
edited to say I intended to post this in the "what did you do to your Corvair today" section.

My immediate list:

New harmonic balancer.
New oil cooler seals.
Refresh carbs.
Remove top shroud, check for debris etc...
Check transmission mounts
New fan pulley
Grease or replace fan bearing
New belt
Tune-up

Bill (B.Y.)
1965 Monza convertible, red/red, white top, 110, auto.
1965 Corsa 180 (under restoration)
1966 500, white/red/110/auto (sold)
1967 Crown V-8 (sold)
Pittsburgh, Pa.



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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: May 11, 2020 12:33PM

Rick & I just bolted a 65 rear engine mount back together. Not a big job and no added vibration in 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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